Mornington Day By The Bay

Mornington Day By The Bay

Mornington Park

Saturday, February 23
10am – 7:30pm
Mildlife  –  Baptism of Uzi  –  Empat Lima  –  Jess Ribeiro  –  Jaala (Solo)  –  Ferla

Located on cliffs above the sparkling Mediterranean waters that grace the Mornington Peninsula, Mornington Park is a favoured spot for young and old, whether locals or day-trippers from Melbourne. We’ve got fond memories of barbecues in the park, swims at Mothers Beach and losing Dad’s fishing knife between the boards of the old Schnapper Point Pier (now redeveloped) and we bet you do too.

Or maybe you’ve never visited Mornington before? If so, you are in for a treat because as well as our inaugural Day by the Bay festival, this seaside town has so much to offer. Come for the festival and stay for the weekend!

On the Day

Laze about by the bay and enjoy some prime Victorian music from the following local legends:

Mildlife, Baptism of Uzi, Empat Lima, Jess Ribeiro, Jaala (Solo), Ferla

Snack and lunch guilt-free with the team at B-Alternative and these awesome foodie bosses who have gone the extra mile to make sure their delicious fares are plastic-free: Two Fat Indians, NZ Street Food, Naughty Frenchy (more to come!).

Meet some of the local teams and institutes working to care for and promote our amazing bay environment: Victorian National Parks AssociationDolphin Research Institute, Marine Mammal Foundation, Coastcare, Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Wing ThreadsPort Phillip-Westernport CMAEarthcare St Kilda, Victorian Wader Study Group and more!

Pick up some awesome gear or book your next Bay adventure with one of our merchants:

Bay Fish N Trips, B-Alternative (more on their way).


Set times

9am – 9:45am: Free Yoga at Day by the Bay. Please book your spot here.

11:00am: Soundcheck
11:30am: Welcome to Country – Bunurong Land Councill
12:00am: FERLA
1:10pm: Jaala (Solo)
2:10pm: Stage Announcement – B-Alternative
2:20pm: Jess Ribeiro
3:30pm: Empat Lima
4:40pm: Baptism of Uzi
6:00pm: Mildlife
7:20pm: Stage Announcement – B-Alternative

7:45pm – 9:45pm: Free Event – Wild Stories: Exploring Port Phillip Bay. Please book your spot here.

What to bring

  • Go zero-waste and get a discount on food and drinks! BYO keep cup, plate, cutlery. There will be plenty of vendors selling delicious food and drinks to fill reusable cups, plates and cutlery with. There will be no single-use plastic at our event, and food vendors will be offering sustainable alternatives but of course zero-waste is what we would love to see, and if you bring your own (ask Grandma for a dilly-bag), you will get a discount on any food or drink you buy. Alternatively, you can hire one of these amazing kits from B-Alternative on the day. Pay $15 and get $10 back when you return it to the B-Alternative tent.
  • Choose tap! South East Water will have a Hydration Station set up at Mornington Park
  • Be sun smart! Wear sunscreen, hat and sunnies (remember to Slip Slop Slap Seek and Slide!)
  • Bathers, snorkel, sand-castle gear! This is a day by the bay! Why not come down early and head to the beach for a swim or a spot of beach cricket before you mosey up to the festival at 10am?

How to get there:


Public transport

From Melbourne, catch the Frankston train to the end of the line (Frankston) and then catch the 785 bus to Mornington Park/Esplanade. See the route map here.



If you choose to drive to the festival, please consider gathering your mates together and coming down in the same car. Good vibes, car tunes and better for the environment!



Come for the festival and stay for the weekend!

Port Phillip Bay is an essential part of our identity and culture and is home to an astonishing diversity of life. Let’s throw the Bay a couple of big parties in appreciation. Let’s celebrate that life and our connection with this amazing place.

Come and get to know our bay at our free, family friendly Day by the Bay festivals at Mornington and Point Cook. Enjoy the Bay’s beautiful coastline paired with live music, delicious food and fun activities for all ages. We’ve invited all of our Port Phillip friends and partners so that they can help you discover the magic of of the Bay.

Come down to our Mornington Peninsula Festival at Mornington Park on Saturday 23rd February or our Western Fest at Point Cook Coastal Park on Saturday 23rd March. Actually, you’d better come along to both since the two festivals feature different music line-ups and vendors!