25 December 2011

Woodford Folk Festival 2011

The 67th biggest town in Australia is being built outside Woodford for the six-day feast of entertainment, art and ideas that is the Woodford Folk Festival (December 27 to January 1).
The musical line-up is headed by Gotye and his 10-piece band, Xavier Rudd, Peggy Seeger, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Husky, Cloud Control, Renee Geyer, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Eagle and The Worm and The Herd.
This year's program also features The Dreaming Festival, and combined they have total of 400 acts performing at 20 venues (most of which are covered).

Those stages are set in a tent village consisting of streets lined with around 100 stalls selling clothes, jewellery and other merchandise, and 46 cafes, restaurants and bars.
The festival offers a sophisticated mix of musical styles ranging from traditional folk to contemporary singer-songwriters, rock, blues, and just about everything in-between.
There will also be dance, street theatre, writers' panels, a film festival, talks and debates, art and craft workshops and a children's festival.
 Activities start about 9am and continue until after midnight.

18 December 2011

2011 New Years Eve Fireworks Celebrations

Caloundra will again host the annual Caloundra Community New Years Eve Celebrations for a night of family fun. Come along and enjoy the fireworks display on New Years Eve from two advantage points, one being the foreshore of Kings Beach and the rooftop of the Caloundra Transit Centre.

There will be free family fun to bring in the New Year, consisting of performers to entertain the little ones and those  "young at heart" . Face painters, clowns, roving artists, heaps of rides, side show alley and  food stalls will be there to tempt those taste buds.  A  movie  "Yogi Bear" will be screened and the brilliant fireworks display  again  brought to us by Clive Featherby and his crew from KC Firework

Where: Kings Beach Amphitheatre
Time: Starting approximately 5pm until 9-15pm / 9-30pm

11 December 2011

Coolum Christmas in the Park

Christmas is just around the corner and that means Coolum's annual Christmas in the Park spectacular is getting close. Each year their carols by candlelight event gets bigger and brighter, attracting hundreds of locals and visitors. This year's event will start at 6.00 p.m. in Coolum's Tickle Park. The program is guaranteed to have everyone smiling and singing along.

Santa is scheduled to make an appearance, but how he will arrive this year is a surprise. There will be glow sticks on sale, giveaways for the children and free tea and coffee served. To top off the region's biggest carols night, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the night sky from 8.30 p.m.

04 December 2011

Eumundi Summer Twilight Markets

The Original Eumundi Markets will host Summer Twilight Markets on five Friday nights from 5pm – 9pm, commencing 16 December.
The dates for your diary are Friday 16 December, Friday 23 December, Friday 30 December, Friday 6 January and Friday 13 January.
The twilight markets will be a great opportunity for locals to enjoy a relaxed night out, with market food stalls, craft stalls, and fabulous free entertainment, including live music and outdoor movies.