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From a new Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail to free, family friendly activities there is plenty on offer in the Yacht Club Precinct. For more information on the glorious Food and Beverage on offer click here. For an overview of the other fun activities you can expect in this area keep on reading!

Also, don't miss the Ventana Stage; full of energy, colour and movement. Click here to see the program! 


The Dreaming Space

Saturday 12 to 8.30pm and Sunday 12 to 6pm 

Escape to a world full of discovery, curiosity and surprise at The Dreaming Space.  It’s a place to let your imagination be stirred and your senses ignited.

 Waterfront Stage Dreaming Space 2024. UPDATED


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Nature Crown Workshops  

Saturday 12 to 7pm, Sunday 12 to 5pmCrown Making

Discover precious jewels of creative expression, botanical interaction & composition while making a nature crown fit for forest royalty.

Adorn, embellish & decorate a cardboard headpiece with natural elements. Connecting with nature through imaginative inspiration & various materials such as flowers, leaves, seedpods, gemstones & feathers.

Earthy Ellie is an Artist, Environmentalist & nature play advocate. Her holistic Earth Flower Wilding workshops & programs encompass connecting with Country, oneself & community. 

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Saturday 12 to 8pm, Sunday 12 to 5pm

There will be FREE face painting throughout the weekend. The kids are going to LOVE this! 


Hot Arts for Cool Kids Activity

Saturday 12 to 7pm, Sunday 12 to 5pmHotArts

Hot Arts for Cool Kids is a free interactive program for young people aged 4+ years and their parents/guardians. Hot Arts uses salvaged household items and traditions textile weaving techniques to create colourful art pieces. The art created at the festival will contribute to a community-woven banner, which will be displayed at future Hot Art events in the City. 

The Hot Arts for Cool Kids program is offered at the Frankston Arts Centre during the school holidays. The next program will be held on 5 and 6 April 2024. Click here for more information. 


Frankston Toy Library

Visit the friendly team at The Frankston Toy Library and let the kids enjoy a range of activities.Did you know, The Frankston Toy Library has Victoria's largest range of special needs resources available for hire. There is equipment and educational resources available to assist with a large range of developmental education, available to families and their children to support local community needs.

Marine Mammal Foundation

Discover the incredible marine mammal diversity found within Port Phillip Bay, including dolphins and seals. Learn how we are able to identify different marine mammal species, and learn about animals you may not even know existed! 

Gould League

Learn how waste enters the oceans; explore what happens when it gets there; and the impact it has on the marine environment. Discover what actions can be taken by individuals and communities to prevent this. 

Frankston City Council Coastal Planning Team - Nature of change on the coast

Become a beach scientist and get involved in a global citizen science project. Learn about how our coastline is changing and how you can get involved using our CoastSnap stations to improve our understanding of the local changes. 


Mermaidia Braids

Mermaidia Braids are a family team creating joy with colourful braids, ponytails and fun for an uplifting experience. Visit them in the Yacht Club Precinct to get your Festival look sorted!*

* This activity is a pay for service.

Roving Entertainment

 Various Locations - Saturday and Sunday

Keep your eyes peeled for some roving entertainment across the event site throughout the weekend.

On Saturday watch out for a pair of Giant Seagulls at Frankston Waterfront, in search of tasty morsels and causing gleeful chaos. I have heard they are keen to check out all the yummy food and beverage offerings in the new Yacht Club Precinct! If you are lucky, you might even see a mermaid at the event, roving with her sailor friend!

Wearing bouncing stilts and looking outrageously buff; come see our Bouncing Beach Patrol. These mustachioed heroes of the sea will be on land patrol on Sunday! Full of colour and energy the Long Stems are wildflowers at heart, and will also be at the event! Part Venus fly trap - when you come up close for a photo, you may find yourself engulfed! These stilt flowers are anything but still life!


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Bayside Centre Giveaway

Saturday 12 - 3pm, Sunday 2 - 5pm

As part of our partnership with the Waterfront Festival, it’s Time to Win!  To enter the giveaway, simply find one of the Bayside promotional staff who will be walking around the Festival site on Saturday from 12pm–3pm, and Sunday from 2–5pm, scan the QR code and sign up to our database to be in the draw.  One lucky winner will receive a major prize of a $500 Bayside gift card.  Plus 100 lucky entrants will be rewarded with a $22 Bayside gift card.  For T’s and C’s visit https://www.baysidesc.com.au/waterfront-festival