- Friday 15 September 2017
If you love music, street parades, dancing and a beer, look no further than the free Experience Eumundi – Past, Present and Future Festival on Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1.
There’s a full weekend of family-fun, community events ranging from indigenous talks, a grand parade, a 60s dress-up evening, music and beer celebrations, an Elvis dress-up competition for kids as well as ballroom dance lessons.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the three days of Experience Eumundi would be another tremendous way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast.
“The celebrations are rolling on with great turnouts across our Coast and I know that Eumundi is about to turn on a fantastic event,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“We are committed to supporting events and community groups that contribute to the social, cultural, environmental and economic life of the region.
“There is a great range of free events on offer for the whole family and I urge you to join in the fun and support the local Eumundi community.”
The festive weekend starts on Friday at the Deadly Espresso Café where you can share a yarn, enjoy bush tucker delicacies, watch a film and engage in indigenous experiences.
Later that night, slip on those retro digs and head out to Joe’s Waterhole for a 1960s-dance party. Get funky with GENEXIS with prizes for best dressed.
On Saturday straight after the markets, grab a spot along Memorial Drive to welcome the grand parade. Along for the ride will be cows, horses, fire trucks, farm machinery, street performers, dancers, local agriculture and live music.
There will also be an Elvis look-a-like competition for kids if they want to be part of the parade with cash prizes for the top five best dressed.
The celebrations will be rolling all afternoon and into the evening at the Imperial Hotel’s Beer and Music Festival.
“Eumundi has it all,” said Louise Formosa, secretary of the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce.
“Eumundi isn’t just a town with markets, we have a diverse, engaged community and we want to showcase a vast array of attractions as well as our agricultural heritage and how, we as locals, love to celebrate – with lots of live music.”
Settle into Sunday with a Family Fun Day at Dick Caplick Park. It’s a low key brunch with a sausage sizzle, ‘Your Mum’s Undies’ cricket and activities for the kids.
Get your two left feet right by heading along to Templeton’s Dance Studio for an afternoon of ballroom dancing.
Five generations of professional dancers will be on hand to show you how it’s done. With light refreshments, this is a once in a lifetime event for all ages.
But be quick – only 100 tickets have been allocated. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-dance-templetons-dance-studio-tickets-37234118250?aff=es2 .Photographs from the weekend will be included in the 50th anniversary time capsule which will be buried at the Eumundi State School next term.
For more information, visit experienceeumundi.com.au/events
Deadly Collective Community Connect “Ancient Culture, Modern Times”
Friday, September 29 from 11am-3pm
60's Dance Party, Best Dressed Competition & Live Music
Friday, September 29 from 7:30pm at Joe's Waterhole
Grand Parade Celebrating Eumundi’s Past, Present & Future
Saturday, September 30 at 3pm, Memorial Drive, Eumundi
See our history on parade, including children’s Elvis competition and live music!
Eumundi Brewery Celebrations
Saturday, September 30 from noon
Family Fun Day at the Park
Sunday, October 1, starting from 9am till noon at Dick Caplick Park
Cricket, BBQ & heaps of fun for the kids!
Learn to Dance at Templeton's
Sunday, October 1, from 2:30 – 5:30pm at Templeton's Dance Studio http://templetondance.com.au/