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Major Events

More than 250,000 people visit Frankston each year to enjoy the many and varied events held in the city.

The Frankston Waterfront Festival, IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship, Christmas Festival of Lights and the annual Sand Sculpting Australia Exhibition 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!

IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship is an epic battle of mind over body, it makes its way to Frankston's Waterfront and city streets at the end of March each year, bringing with it over 2,500 athletes from across the world and their families, friends and supporters.

Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest of its kind in the state and has been running for more than 15 years.  Each year more than 30,000 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.

For four months from Boxing Day, Frankston Waterfront is transformed as 3.500 tonnes of sand is carved into spectacular sand sculptures.  The sculptures are amazing and people travel from all over Victoria to see the spectacular site. Past sculpture themes have included Story Land, Under the Sea and Toytopia.