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Discover Frankston’s Spring Scene

Discover Frankston’s Spring Scene

Right now, Frankston is blooming! As the sun shines brighter and the days get warmer, it’s the perfect time to embrace the vibrancy and energy of the city.

From exploring botanical gardens and bustling markets, enjoying outdoor dining and picnic hot spots to attending festivals and events, your spring adventure awaits and will be nothing short of amazing in Frankston City.

MARKETS

If you haven’t heard the exciting news, get ready for the return of two incredible markets this season that are sure to fulfil your shopping desires! If you’re a fan of charming stalls and market treasures, you won’t want to miss the Little Beauty Market at Beauty Park, High Street Frankston. With nearly 100 specially curated stall holders, this market promises plenty of fab finds! The first market for the season kicks off on Saturday 23 September, 9am-2pm.

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Friday nights at the Waterfront just got a new vibe. If you’re a fan of leisurely strolling through markets with a refreshing cocktail in hand, while being treated to a beautiful waterfront sunset, then the Sunset Twilight Markets are an absolute must-visit for you. Held monthly on a Friday night from October - January along the Frankston Waterfront, the vibe is chilled, with plenty of stall holders, food trucks and live music. Mark your calendars for the first market on Friday 20 October, 5-9pm.

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TOP PICNIC SPOTS

As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, it’s time to dust off those picnic blankets because picnic season is here! It’s the perfect time to explore lush green parks and spaces throughout Frankston. Here's your top 5 picnic plonks:

George Pentland Gardens, with its colourful native flora and tranquil atmosphere, is a must-visit for nature lovers. Here you can enjoy the large open spaces, relax on the lawns or at the water’s edge, have a picnic or barbecue with family and friends while the little ones make a bee line to the playground.

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Frankston Waterfront
Experience the beauty of Frankston's waterfront and take in the view of Port Phillip Bay from the beach or shaded picnic areas. After your picnic take a stroll along the sandy shore of Frankston Beach or continue your adventure along the boardwalk through the Tea Trees and Banksias, over the Landmark Bridge which connects to the Kananook Creek Trail to the north or Oliver's Hill to the south. 

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Beauty Park
Nestled in the heart of Frankston, Beauty Park boasts lush green lawns, an ornamental lake and stunning gardens, a beautiful oasis amongst the city’s hustle and bustle. There is also a playground there for those who want to keep little ones entertained.

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Ballam Park
Ballam Park is home to a huge area of open space featuring two playgrounds, a basketball half-court, tennis wall, walking trails, ovals and an athletics track. There is so much to do for all ages, with shade and barbecues located in the large picnic area. In the water months there is a park for water play too. 

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Seaford Foreshore
Take a relaxing walk in the tranquil surrounds of the Seaford foreshore. Crystal blue water and picture perfect white sand, nestled behind the Tea Trees creates this hidden gem, perfect to watch the waves roll in and catch the sunset. Grab an ice cream at Gelato Unou or a bite to eat in one of the cafes in the Seaford Village not far from the picnic areas. Want that picture perfect snap? Take a wander along Seaford Pier.

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Cruden Farm, located in the heart of Langwarrin is one of Victoria’s most exciting green spaces - a special place left by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for the people to enjoy, that is now managed by a charitable trust. Cruden Farm bursts into life during spring with vibrant colours and blossoming landscapes. During the months of September and October Cruden Farm will be holding Posy Pop-Ups - a fun, hands on flower workshops designed for flower enthusiasts. This is the perfect opportunity to roam the beautiful gardens of Cruden Farm and take part in a relaxing flower tutorial in the courtyard of the Elisabeth Murdoch stables.

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ADVENTURE

Feeling adventurous? One exciting spring activity in Frankston is exploring the stunning coastline on a water bike with Water Bikes Australia. Experience the thrill of gliding across the waters, enjoying the ocean views, making it a memorable adventure! 

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STREET ART

Embark on a national award winning street art tour by twilight and see over 70 mammoth murals by local and international artists that bring the city’s building and laneways to life. With a hot drink in hand, take a 1.5 hour tour around Frankston’s City Centre and experience some of Melbourne's freshest street art and see the city in a whole new light.

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OUTDOOR DINING

There’s no better time to relax in the sunshine and enjoy the vibe of outdoor dining!

Frankston’s must visit rooftop bars that should be on your list this spring are Hotel Lona - known for their vibrant atmosphere year-round, Hotel Lona is a fail-safe option for a good time. Soak up some springtime sunshine and sublime live acoustics at The Deck and if you’re after a colourful beachside venue with water views, you’ll love Cheeky Squire’s floral deck.

Located in the Frankston Yacht Club, Oliver's Corner is the ultimate sunset beach bar and cafe. Perfect for a cocktail to soak up the beautiful Frankston sunset. 

For the beers lovers check out The Hop Shop, with 18 rotating taps of curated craft beer and over 100+ cold-stored brews available to enjoy in the comfort of the beer garden. Banks Brewing is the perfect family friendly venue and has something for everyone including exclusive taproom beers, a tasty pizza menu and takeaways. Unwind and enjoy the atmosphere of Dainton Brewery's lively beer garden and sip on their award-winning and unique beers. They also feature local wine and spirits, as well as a food menu that includes mouth-watering burgers and delicious share plates.

Hop Shop

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AFLW

Spring marks the beginning of an incredible outdoor events and festivals calendar. On right now is the exciting season of AFLW games at Kinetic Stadium, where you can witness incredible women’s Australian Rules Football action amongst the energetic atmosphere and cheer on your favourite team.  Kinetic Stadium is the home ground for Hawthorn AFLW, you can catch the Hawks in action in rounds 4, 5 and 9.

ROUND 4
Friday 22 September 5.05pm
Hawthorn v Melbourne
ROUND 5
Sunday 1 October 3.05pm
Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions
ROUND 9
Sunday 29 October 5.05pm
Hawthorn v Port Adelaide

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EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Mark your calendars (if you haven’t already) for Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights, returning Saturday November 25, celebrating an incredible 25 years. Filled with all the magic, wonder and joy the season brings, get ready for a night of live entertainment, Christmas music, performers, activities for the kids, and of course Santa!

You can read more about the exciting line up of events happening this season here! Download a copy of the event guide now!

Well there you have it, your go-to-guide for spring in Frankston City!

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