Discover the Waterfront Festival's weekend of free family entertainment

Discover the Waterfront Festival's weekend of FREE family entertainment Frankston's Waterfront Festival is the ultimate celebration of summer

There are so many incredible free activities happening across the Waterfront Festival weekend. Here’s an easy 'go to' list for you to save to make your festival experience not only wallet friendly for the whole family, but a huge amount of fun too! 

At the Lifestyle Precinct

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Scouts Victoria are bringing back the action again! Take to the water on a two person canoe, try hatchet throwing, navigate the rope bridge or try the bouldering wall. Explore your sense of adventure! 

All festival weekend.

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Come and meet Hawka and Hawkette, the impressive mascots from Hawthorn Football Club. Grab your pic with your favourite and enjoy the summer vibes relaxing in one of the shaded AFLW deck chairs.

All festival weekend.

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Based around his BMX bike, world renown trick rider, Scott Hone, will lead you on a real experience made of dreams. Although nearly everybody has ridden a bike, no-one rides a bike like Hone. Scott Hone’s BMX Trick Show is a highly engaging family show that kids and parents will absolutely love

Saturday 12pm, 2pm and 5pm.

Real Dinosaurs

Have a dinosaur lover in the family? Ever dreamed of coming face to face with a real-life dinosaur? Well, dream no more, because Toby the T Rex will be at the festival to make your prehistoric fantasies come true. Standing an impressive 2.5m tall, stretching a whopping 4m in length, Toby can blink, walk, and yes, even ROAR! Prepare for an interactive dinosaur experience that's a treat for both young and old.

Sunday – 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

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Everyone loves bubbles right?  Especially GIANT ones! Prepare to bask in BIG bubble magic when this unbelieve-a-bubble bubbleologist pops in to blow bubbles and minds! Becky Bubble will immerse you in a wonderful world of swirling rainbow colours as she creates the largest bubbles imagine-a-bubble!

Sunday 1pm, 2.45pm and 430pm

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Guess who's rolling into Frankston for the Waterfront Festival?  Only the very coolest name in Ping Pong! Pongo World will be at the Waterfront Festival serving up some of the hottest looking Ping Pong tables for festival visitors to play on. Amazeballs!  Participation is free (and fun)!   

PLUS at 3pm Saturday, you'll have the chance to meet current Commonwealth Games Medallist, Milly Tapper 

There will be competition prizes and giveaways throughout the day along with some fun challenges. 

All festival weekend 

This is just a taste of what's on offer - head to the  Lifestyle Precinct to discover MORE! 


At the Yacht Club Precinct

The Dreaming Space

The Dreaming Space is a world of discovery, curiosity and surprise! If you’re seeking a place for imagination to be stirred, this is it. Enjoy circus play, magic shows, puppet shows and bubble workshops.

All festival weekend.

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Have a love for natural beauty? Here’s your chance to make your own nature crown fit for forest royalty! Adorn, embellish and decorate a cardboard headpiece with flowers, leaves, seedpods, gemstones & feathers to create your own natural masterpiece.

Saturday 12 to 7pm, Sunday 12 to 5pm

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We know how much kids (big and small!) love having their face painted. Best of all, this one is free! A great chance to get your rainbow, tiger, or unicorn on.  

Saturday 12 to 8pm, Sunday 12 to 5pm

 This is just a taste of what's on offer - head to the Yacht Club Precinct to discover MORE! 


At the Beach and Beyond


Love a little fun by the water? Head down to the waterfront and get amongst the fun activities and sports everyone can enjoy.

The beach and cricket are always the perfect pair! Go and visit the Melbourne Stars for some summer Cricket fun. They’ll have a bowling tunnel, cricket blast activities and grab a snap with Starman!

All festival weekend 

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Ever been curious to try sailing, or maybe test your balance on a Stand up Paddle board?  Well here’s your chance! In front of the Frankston Yacht Club, the friendly crew there will help you take to the bay and discover the fun in these water sports.

All festival weekend


Don't forget the all the LIVE MUSIC you can enjoy on the Waterfront Stage and Ventana Stage . Check out their pages for for the full set list and times.

Our tip?  Screen shot the festival map to see where everything is located. 

For live updates follow The Waterfront Festival on Facebook and Instagram. Accessible event information and frequently asked questions can be found here.

See you at the festival!


 📌 Frankston Waterfront

February 10, 12pm - 10pm

February 11, 12pm - 8pm 

Free entry. 

Waterfront Festival 




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