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Local RPP FM radio station is excited! For the first, we will help celebrate the 2014 Frankston Waterfront Festival at the Frankston Foreshore with an Outside Broadcast Sunday, 19 January from 8am – 6pm.  Meet local and talented radio presenters as they broadcast the day live on the airways from the Live ‘n’ Local Main Stage including interviews and reporting on fun activities and the carnival atmosphere.

The Frankston Shire is the proud host of the Waterfront Festival on the famous Frankston waterfront precinct. Known as a fishing village in the 1800’s and with the arrival of Melbourne railway in 1882, the Frankston foreshore became a fashionable holiday resort for Melbourne’s affluent. It was where a 1959 Hollywood movies was filmed, it has been written about in history books and novels, it attracts locals, visitors and holiday makers to enjoy the sand and sea and in March 2014 the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship will be held there.  In 2007 Frankston won the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria’s clean beach challenge, an award for the ‘Friendliest Beach in Victoria’ and the ‘Natural Heritage Award’ for the maintenance of the beach and it’s facilities and finally in 2008, Frankston was named Victoria's most sustainable city in the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria's Sustainable Cities Awards.

The activities on offer at the Frankston Waterfront Festival are wide and varied to suit all ages. The Live‘n’Local Main Stage ‘chill out’ space provides live music and where bands perform offering genres such as jazz, funk, indie, pop and rock music. RPP FM local radio marquee will be positioned near the Main Stage so come over and say hello!

The Challenge Area will get your heart pumping with opportunities to try Latin Dance and other high energy local dance groups or relax with yoga. Enjoy Rides and Amusements for all family members to enjoy including the ‘big kids’.

Explore a new Taste, See and Explore Market Place to savour flavours of yummy food and get your retail fix by purchasing locally hand made goods. The Waterfront Dining area is alluring and the Beer and Wine Garden, located near the Live‘n’Local Main Stage is set aside to sit and listen to music.

Beach, Water sports, Stand Up Paddling will be staged at the water’s edge and kids can swim with ‘mermaidens’.

You have to roam in wonderment at the world renowned Sand Sculpting Australia 'Story Land' Exhibition displaying Penguin book titles such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Angry Birds, Angelina Ballerina and many more.

The Peninsula Arts Society & Friends Exhibition showcases works of local talented artists and craftspeople.

Everyone loves a summertime festival with family and friends and what better way to enjoy a weekend is to come to the:
Frankston Waterfront Festival on:
Saturday 18 January between 11am – 10pm and Sunday 19 January between 11am – 6pm located at:
7N Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront
and absorb the sights, sounds and atmosphere.

FREE entry.

We guarantee there is something for everyone and don’t miss the fireworks at 9:45pm on Saturday night.

This is just a snippet of what you will experience at the Frankston Waterfront Festive summer weekend celebration. For the full festival program visit www.frankston.vic.gov.au

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Words Debra Mar

Written by: RPP FM Helper

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