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Major Events

Almost 300,000 people visit Frankston each year to enjoy the many and varied events held in the city.

The Frankston Waterfront Festival, Christmas Festival of Lights, The Seaside Street Food Festival and Ventana Street Fiesta are among the city's major celebrations.

The Frankston Waterfront Festival is the City's annual celebration for our bayside location and relaxed lifestyle.  With live music all weekend, families and friends are invited to get involved in the many activities on offer including stand up paddle boarding and caneoing.  There is also great food, wine, beer and cider and latin dance in the sunshine.  Kids can swim with 'mermaidens' and discover a love for growing their own fruit and vegetables and everyone can take home a treat with the expanded market stalls selling art, craft, fashion, locally made cupcakes and more!

Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest of its kind in the state and has been running for 21 years.  Each year more than 45,000 people attend to celebrate the start of the festive season and see the lighting of the 100-year-old Norfolk Pine.  Families and friends, young and old gather on Davey Street to witness the tree lighting ceremony and fireworks display, free live entertainment and children's activities.

The Waterfront Festival is a fantastic day of fun and excitement for people of all ages showcasing Frankston's iconic Waterfront and celebrating Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula's food, wine, craft beer, arts, culture and musicians.