With its village feel, this popular seaside town is a hive of activity. Many local shops and eateries fill the commercial centre which leads down to the foreshore and local beach. A market day is held in the main street every Wednesday and several annual festivals are also held locally, attracting hundreds of people to Mornington and surrounds. There are numerous parks, gardens and historical buildings in the area, many of which are open to the public. If horse racing takes your fancy, a visit to the Mornington Racecourse might be just the ticket. Voted the number one country racecourse in Victoria on three separate occasions, it offers the glamour of a city course with the warmth of a country one. The highlight of the calendar is Mornington Cup Day, the nation’s most valuable country cup!