Foreshore festival a feast of family fun

Do you love great food, live music, market stalls and unlimited family fun?  Then you’re invited to the 49th Western Port Festival at Hastings Foreshore, Marine Pde, from Friday, February 23, to Sunday, February 25.

The largest and most spectacular multi-day festival on the Peninsula, this free-entry, family-friendly event is jam-packed with entertainment, children’s activities and something for everyone. Great food vendors will tempt the palate and Chants Amusements will present all-new carnival rides. Relax and enjoy live music across the weekend and explore a wide variety of market stalls, fashion, clothing, jewellery, arts, crafts, community car and bike clubs and so much more.


Saturday plays host to the street parade, after which the foreshore comes alive with amazing displays and attractions. Southern Cross Fireworks will light up Western Port Bay and the night sky with a spectacular display about 9.30pm on Saturday.

The Western Port Festival committee is a dynamic and passionate team of people who strive to deliver a safe free-entry event the whole family can enjoy. Its volunteers are unpaid and work all year round to raise money to run the event. Through its work with Western Port Festivals Inc, the committee’s aim is to organise an amazing event while supporting Hastings businesses and community groups.

The committee also welcomes new sponsors and would love to have you or your business on board, so get in touch with Yvens de Camargo at [email protected] or phone 0490 661 553, or Jill Underwood at

[email protected] to find out how you can be part of this much-loved festival.

With a theme of ‘Wonderful Western Port’, the 49th annual Western Port Festival promises to be masses of fun for all ages, so mark February 23-25 on your calendars and in your diaries and head to Hastings Foreshore for this awesome community event. See you there!