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Transport and Access

We encourage you to take public transport to the event, please visit the Public Transport Victoria website to plan your journey.

The following carparks will be closed from Friday 9 February and reopen on Monday 12 February: 

  • Pier Promenade carpark  

  • Kananook Creek boat ramp carpark 

  • Yacht Club/Long Island Drive carpark 

The following carparks will be closed from Saturday 10 February and reopen on Monday 12 February: 

  • Waterfront Playground carpark  

The Kananook Creek boat ramp will be closed from Friday 9 February and reopen on Monday 12 February. The Oliver’s Hill boat ramp will remain open.

Visit our getting to the event page for suggested public car parks. 

In some conditions it may be necessary for aspects of the event to be modified. In extreme conditions, where it is deemed unsafe to continue, programming may be delayed or cancelled. You can keep up to date by following The Waterfront Festival Facebook or Instagram pages. 

Council are making every effort to ensure our events are accessible and enjoyable for all. Please find a Social Script Guide under the accessibility section of the website with a full breakdown of the features onsite.  

Phone: 1300 322 322  
Email: frankstonevents@frankston.vic.gov.au  
Website: Discover Frankston 
Facebook:  @waterfrontfest 
Instagram: @waterfrontfest

Programming and Entertainment

Yes, at 9.45pm on Saturday 10 February fireworks will be launched from the Frankston Pier and can be viewed along the Bay and throughout the event site.

To prepare for the fireworks display Saturday evening, the Frankston Pier will be closed from 2:00pm until approximately 11:00pm. The Pier will be accessible of these times.

There will be a number of amusement rides at the event. A full breakdown is available on the event website 

There are two performance stages across The Waterfront Festival, including the Waterfront Stage located in the Garden Bar and the Ventana Stage located in the Yacht Club Precinct.

There will be a range of food and beverages available within the Food Truck Square and the Yacht Club Precincts. For more information check out the website

Head to the website for a breakdown of all the activities and entertainment on offer. 

Key Site Information

The event runs from 12-10pm on Saturday 10 February and 12-8pm on Sunday 11 February 2024.

It is free to attend the event and there are plenty of free activities, however, purchase of food, beverages and amusement ride tickets are at a cost.

No. Pets are not permitted within the festival site, excluding service animals. As per local laws, dogs are not permitted on the beach between 9.30am and 7.30pm. All pets in areas surrounding the event site should be secured by 9.30pm in preparation for the fireworks display between 9.45pm and 10pm.

Yes, Victoria Police and security will be monitoring the event and taking a zero-tolerance approach to unruly behaviour.

Yes, Frankston City Council events are smoke and vape free. 

Alcohol can be purchased and consumed within licensed areas of the site. There is no BYO. 

Facilities and Accessibility

There are toilet facilities (including accessible toilets) located throughout the event site, including Pier Promenade, Food Truck Square and the Yacht Club precincts.

There will be several hydration stations located across the site. Don’t forget to bring your reusable bottle to refill! Bottled water can be purchased from food vendors.

There will be an ATM located on the event site. 

A portable parent pod will be located on the event site, equipped with a baby change table, feeding chair and mini kitchenette. Existing baby change facilities are also available in the playground toilet, Information Centre toilets, main forecourt toilets and the Yacht Club facilities. 

The information and first aid marquee will be located on the Event Site.

There are a limited amount of accessible carparks available at Pier Promenade. These carparks can be accessed via the left hand lane coming south down Nepean Highway, Speak with the traffic controller on arrival and have your accessible parking sticker visible. There is also a drop off zone available at Pier Promenade and Long Island Drive.