Rye Summer & Easter Carnival


Carnival fun on the Mornington Peninsula

Our annual Summer Carnival is back at Rye foreshore, opening Boxing Day 2020. Some changes to ticketing and event capacity have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions. We ask that visitors respect the new guidelines in place at the event and be patient with staff as we operate in these unprecedented times. We are thrilled to be opening this year, continuing the Summer carnival traditions and to bring some much needed joy and fun.

Take a look at how much fun our patrons have

Ocean views from the ferris wheel, giggles from the tea-cups and wishes at the clowns

Located on the Rye  Foreshores on Pt Nepean Rd, our annual carnivals are a nostalgic holiday adventure for so many families. Since first running the Rye Carnival in 1955 to raise money for the rebuilding of the Rye RSL, we’ve been proud of our place in peninsula history.

Family-friendly, affordable fun

Our Rye carnival provides plenty of family activities, and is the perfect place for families with older teenagers to satisfy their thrill-seeking urges.

You’ll find carnival arcade games and food vans at Rye Carnivals

Summer Carnival Dates and Times for 2020-2021

The Rye Summer Carnival will open on the 26th December 2020 until 30th January 2021 ( Closed NYE ) Open 6pm til late

Easter Week Ends 2021

The Carnival will open every week end at 12midday --2nd  until 18th April (weekends only)

DATES - April 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th from 12pm.

COVID-19 Restrictions apply. Check in at the gate $1 admission fee.

Ticket prices

Single coupon $2.40 

Buy in bulk and save 15 coupons $30 / 30 coupons $60

Unfortunately this year we are unable to offer unlimited ride wristbands

All rides need more than 1 coupon

Kids rides 3 coupons

Family Rides 4 coupons

Thrill rides 5 coupons


“Dodgems. The lights on the rides, breezy summer nights. The Ferris wheel, up high, overlooking the beach. Seeing the older cool kids wandering around. Great holiday memories.” – Annette