Ventana - Frankston's Latin Arts Festival 2020

Latin America - Italy - Portugal - Spain

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Ventana Fiesta

When: Saturday 29 February 2020
Time: 1-9pm
Venue Frankston Arts Centre and Library Forecourt
Cost: Free

  • The Spanish Bar
  • Roving carnival parade
  • Craft, book and food stalls 
  • Children’s activities
  • Interactive real people fashion runway
  • Music, dance and poetry 
  • Visual arts guided tours
  • Mexican quarter with wrestling and Mariachis
  • Playa Limbo band direct from Mexico
  • Ethnic street food workshops

Don’t miss this unique cultural event for the entire family!


Festival Opening

When: Thursday 27 February
Location: Frankston Arts Centre
Time: 6pm
Cost: Free Bookings available - RSVP for Festival Opening

For full listing of exhibits please download the Frankston's Latin Arts Festival Brochure 2020 (2MB)

Immersive experiences 

Latin dancing, drumming and singing

When: Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26 February
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Location: Cube 37
Cost: Free. Bookings essential.
Booking: Book tickets for Latin Dancing, Drumming and Singing

Please wear comfortable attire Learn Latin dancing, drumming or both! Levels: kids, beginners and advanced. No experience required.

A Mile in My Shoes

When: Thursday 27 February to Sunday 15 March

  • Monday - Friday 12-4.30pm Closed Mon 9 March
  • Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-3.30pm
  • Late night opening Thursday 27 February, Saturday 29 February and Tuesday 3 March.

Location: Frankston Library Forecourt
Cost: Free event and bookings are not required except for the opening - RSVP for the opening of 'A Mile In My Shoes'

This is a storytelling pop-up exhibition by London-based artist Clare Patey of the Empathy Museum. Housed in a giant shoebox, A Mile in My Shoes gives visitors the opportunity to experience the world from a stranger’s perspective. Step inside, slip on some headphones, swap your shoes and go for a walk while their owner shares their story with you. A Mile in My Shoes by Empathy Museum was kindly lent by Arts Centre Melbourne and generously supported by the Betty Amsden Participation Program. Recommended for people 12 years and over.

Women’s Workshop: We are all Equal

When: Saturday 29 February
Time: 10.30am-2.30pm
Location: Frankston Library Long Room
Cost: Free. Booking essential.

Latin Stories Australia, in conjunction with EDVOS and Unpresentable Ego, deliver a series of workshops for women on gender stereotypes, gender inequality and family violence.

Bookings: Book tickets for the Women's Workshop here or call 03 9784 1060.
For women 18+. Limited to 25 participants only.


Postcards of Tango

When: Thursday 27 February
Location: Frankston Arts Centre
Cost: Price ranging from $27 - $40
Bookings: Get your Postcards of Tango tickets.

Be transported back in time to the Ports of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, where thousands of migrants arrived accompanied by their unique rhythms and sounds. For the first time in Melbourne, a cast of 12 musicians, six dancers and two visual artists will powerfully portray the story of how the modern tango was created. Directed by Salvatore Rossano (music) and Gonzalo Varela (visuals), appearances Faro Negro, Entre Tango Duo, Juan Veron, Tango Esencia, Rimbombé Quartet and Laura Cionci.


Traditional Indigenous Yoga in the Park

When: Friday 13 March
Time: 6-8pm
Location: McClelland Gallery, 390 McClelland Dr, Langwarrin
Cost: $25 Please wear clothing suitable for the weather.
Bookings: Get your tickets for Yoga in the Park

Unwind and de-stress with Wayapa ‘Aboriginal yoga’. Enjoy a meditative walk and a gentle outdoor movement class followed by a healing herbal tea.

This event was made possible through a partnership between Frankston Arts Centre and McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery

Afro-Cuban Beach Ceremony

When: Sunday 15 March
Time: 11-11.30am
Location: Frankston Foreshore, next to the Life Saving Club
Cost: FREE family friendly activity, bookings are not required

Experience a traditional Cuban Santería beach ceremony and discover it’s healing properties, while celebrating the beauty of the environment through ritualistic chanting.

Ancient Traditions for Modern Wellbeing

When: Sunday 15 March
Time: 12-6pm
Location: Cube 37
Cost: $40 including lunch. Please wear comfortable attire.
Bookings: Get your Ancient Traditions for Modern Wellbeing tickets

Learn about healing methods practised in pre-colonial Australia and Latin America. Start with a wholesome lunch followed by healing Cuban dance practice and workshops that demystify ancestral medicine.


Visit or 03 9784 1060

Accessible Event

Ventana Fiesta 2020 is an accessible event and features:

  • Accessible unisex toilet
  • Pram and wheelchair accessible pathways
  • Accessible parking, closest to the main entry of the event and around the city centre, please view the Frankston City Centre Car Parking Map
  • Accessible by Public Transport

Public Transport

Catch Frankston line train to Frankston Station. The event site is 500 metres walk from Frankston Station.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website to plan your journey.


Contact Us

Major Events
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322

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