Festivals & Events


Christmas Festival2Frankston loves to celebrate its community pride.

Become one of the more than 460,000 people who attend Frankston’s major events and festivals each year and rave about the family-friendly atmosphere and unique community activities.

Frankston is the first city to welcome in the festive season with the annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Over 20,000 people attend to see the spectacular fireworks display and the lighting of the 100 year old Norfolk Pine tree.

From Boxing Day through to Anzac Day the Frankston Waterfront is transformed as 3,500 tonnes of sand is meticulously carved into spectacular sculptures for Sand Sculpting Australia’s annual exhibition.

Frankston’s Waterfront Festival celebrates the city’s stunning beachfront location. For one weekend in January patrons enjoy the food and wine garden, ‘come-and-try’ activities, beach front sports, entertainment and fireworks.

Starting near the pier, Frankston’s Waterfront and streets come alive with athletes and spectators for the internationally renowned Asia Pacific Ironman.

For a full listing of all events visit the local Monthly Events page or contact the Frankston Visitor Information Centre on 1300 322 842.

Must Do

  • January
    Frankston Waterfront Festival
  • February
    Susono Japanese Festival
    Teddy Bears’ Picnic
  • March
    Ventana Fiesta
    Asia Pacific Ironman Championships
  • April
    Life in the City – Children’s Day
    Life in the City – Mad Hatters’ Tea Party
  • May
    State Horse Trials
  • September
    Victorian Tourism Week
  • October
    Pets’ Day Out
  • November
    Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights
  • December – April
    Sand Sculpting Australia Exhibition