Get Involved in Council Events

Each year there are a range of opportunities on offer to get involved in Council Events. We would love to have you a part of our 2018/2019 event season. We get a number of applications for these events and as such all applications will be assessed and ranked as part of our selection criteria.

Selection criteria includes the below:

  • Location: Preference is given to applicants who are based in and around the Frankston City Council municipality.
  • Prior performance: If you have been involved in Frankston City Council events before, prior performance is taken into consideration.
  • Relevance to the event: A breakdown of each event vendor requirements is below.
  • Benefit and interactivity to the community at the event.
  • Distribution of opportunities across providers and provider types. We will share the opportunities throughout the community.

If you would like to read or download the full terms and conditions:

The 2018-2019 fee schedules will be endorsed by Council in the coming month.

The Mayor's Family Picnic 2018

Date: Sunday 9 September 2018
Times: 11am to 2pm
Cost: FREE entry
Location: Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve, Carrum Downs
Approximate patron numbers: 4000

Key Dates

All applications open: Friday 1 June 2018
All applications close: Sunday 1 July 2018
All applications selected by:
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Application Categories: This event is seeking performer, beverage and snack stalls (coffee, ice-cream, desserts etc.) local businesses, local community groups and local market stalls. Food Vendors are not required for this event.

Criteria: applicants must be based within Frankston’s municipality. Vendors outside of Frankston will not be considered.

  • Applications for this event have now closed.

     

Pets' Day Out 2018

Date: Sunday 14 October 2018
Times: 10am to 3pm
Cost: FREE entry
Location: Ballam Park, Cranbourne Road, Frankston
Approximate patron numbers: 8000

Key Dates

All applications open: Friday 1 June 2018
All applications close: Sunday 1 July 2018
All applications selected by:
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Application Categories: This event is seeking pet related demonstrations, food vendors, beverage and snack stalls (coffee, ice-cream, desserts etc.), animal related not for profit stalls, pet related market stalls, animal/pet related activities, animal/pet related commercial business stalls

Criteria: Market, NFP and commercial stalls as well as Activities must be related to pets/animals.

  • Applications for this event have now closed.

Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights 2018

Date: Saturday 24 November 2018
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Cost: FREE entry, with costs for rides, food and amusements
Location: Davey Street, Frankston
Approximate patron numbers: 45,000

Key Dates

All applications open: Friday 1 June 2018
All applications close: Sunday 1 July 2018
All applications selected by:
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Application Categories: This event is seeking Performers for the main stage, and performers for the parade/roving, food vendors, beverage and snack stalls (coffee, ice-cream, desserts etc.). Market stalls applications will be managed externally market stalls should not apply here.

Market stalls applications (craft/gourmet) will be managed externally through Untold Events Co. Applications with Untold Events Co. open on 16th July for existing stallholders and on 6th August for new stallholders. Please apply to be a market stallholder via www.littlebeautymarket.com.au when application dates open.

Criteria: Performers for the main stage must musical and able to play Christmas music/carols for most of their set. Food vendors and beverage & snack stalls must be capable of managing large crowds and volumes. Local community groups and market stalls will not be considered in this application process.

  • Applications for this event have now closed.

The Waterfront Festival 2019

When: Saturday 16 February and Sunday 17 February 2019
Times: Saturday 11am to 10pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm
Cost: FREE with costs for rides, food and amusements
Location: Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront, Frankston
Approximate patron numbers: 35,000

Key Dates

All applications open: Friday 1 June 2018
All applications close: Sunday 1 July 2018
All applications selected by:
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Application Categories: This event is seeking musical performers for the main stage, food vendors, beverage and snack stalls (coffee, ice-cream, desserts etc.), and market stalls.

Criteria: Performers are to be musical (bands, soloists, duos, DJs) that are suited to playing on the main stage. Food vendors and beverage & snack stalls must be capable of managing large crowds and volumes. Market stalls must fit into the category of home-made/baked or grown. Local community groups, dance schools, commercial market providers will not be considered.

  • Applications for this event have now closed.

Ventana Fiesta 2019

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019
Times: 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Cost: FREE entry
Location: To be confirmed

Key Dates

All applications open: Thursday 20 September 2018
All applications close: Sunday 21 October 2018

All applications selected by: Wednesday 7 November 2018
Application Categories and Criteria: This event is seeking Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish cultures for; performers, food and beverage and craft stalls vendors.

  • Applications for this event are now open, to apply please click here.

Party in the Park 2019 

Date: Tuesday 9 April 2019
Times: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Cost: FREE entry
Location: Cruden Farm, Langwarrin. Entry via Cranhaven Road
Approximate patron numbers: 6,000

Key Dates

All applications open: Friday 1 June 2018
All applications close: Sunday 1 July 2018
All applications selected by:
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Application Categories: This event is seeking performer, beverage and snack stalls (coffee, ice-cream, desserts etc.) local businesses, local community groups and local market stalls. Food Vendors are not required for this event.

Criteria: Applicants must be based within Frankston’s municipality. Vendors outside of Frankston will not be considered.

  • Applications for this event have now closed.

Healthier Options at Council Events

Frankston City Council is working towards having a wider range of healthier food and drink options available at Council run events. The Healthy Eating Advisory Service provides information on why Vendors should consider offering healthier options and specific actions on how to achieve this. In future, Frankston City Council will look favourably on Vendors who are willing to include healthier choices on their menus.

Join our Event Supplier Database

Register to the Frankston City Council Major Event supplier mailing list and be updated with upcoming event opportunities.  

Community BBQ Ballot Application

This application is an opportunity for local Community Groups to run a fundraising sausage sizzle at one of Council’s major events. 

Applications will be open 1 June 2018 and close on 1 July 2018.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions in regard to this process or generic event assistance and advice, please contact the Major Event unit at Frankston City Council.

Major Events
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. frankstonevents@frankston.vic.gov.au
W. frankstonevents.com.au
FB. www.facebook.com/FrankstonChristmasFestivalofLights
FB.
www.facebook.com/FrankstonWaterfrontFestival
FB. www.facebook.com/frankstonevents
I. instagram.com/frankstonevents 

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