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Ventana Fiesta

Celebrating 10 Years in Frankston, Ventana is a month-long festival of Latin American, Portuguese & Spanish cultures. The festivities include art exhibitions, live music, international film screenings, workshops and so much more. Don’t miss the Street Fiesta on Saturday March 12 from 11.45am.


Ara Ketu – Brazilian Music Sensation live at Frankston Arts Centre

Thursday March 10, 8pm

Direct from Brazil, Afro-fusion group Ara Ketu is joined by Brazilian carnival dancers in a night of pulsating rhythms and percussive grooves. From a carnival street band to internationally-renowned sensation, Ara Katu promises a flamboyant live show of Afro-Brazilian music, dazzling costumes and stunning dance.

Join the Samba and Drumming Workshop at 6pm at a discounted price of $10 with your theatre ticket.

Tickets: Member $39, Full $45, Conc $41, U30 $30, Group 10+ $41


Ventana Arte FREE

Friday February 26 – Thursday March 24

Frankston Arts Centre Foyer, Cube Gallery and White Street Light Boxes

Exhibiting Artists from Spain and across Latin America present their artwork with a focus on recycling trash to make art. Opening night is Friday February 26, 7pm


Ventana Pop Up Film Festival FREE

Friday February 26 – Thursday March 24

‘Escape’ to Latin America with a selection of hand-picked films, all with English subtitles. Full details of the screenings and locations: or phone 9784 1896.


Ventana Street Fiesta FREE

Saturday March 12, 11.45am – 8pm

Frankston Beach, Wells Street and Plaza

Celebrating 10 years – A parade of performers starts at Frankston Beach followed by music, dance, food, stalls and more in Wells Street from 12pm. Check out the Pupusafest and see what this latest Latin American food craze is all about! It’s an Olympic year so we’re giving you a taste of international sport with capoeira, lucha libre and soccer at the pop up arena. Bring a flower to offer to the Queen of the Sea, a drink bottle and your sports shoes to join in all the action!


Ventana Fiesta Sunday Concert Series FREE

Sunday March 6, 13 & 20, 1.30pm – 2.30pm 

Frankston Library

Music provided from a range of Latin America bands including the Recycled instrument ensemble, Latin American Bossa Nova and Carnaval de Barraquilla.


Ventana Workshops & Education Program

Thursday March 10 – Wednesday March 23

Learn Samba, drumming, cooking, instrument-making and more. With special activities for children, students, seniors and men. Check for more details.

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