Family fun weekend at Rainbow Beach

Learn to make some amazing sand creations

Learn to make some amazing sand creations

The Inaugural Rainbow Beach Spring Festival kicks off on Saturday September 5 from 9am with activities taking place on the town centre block, the magnificent beachfront and in the Town Hall.

The Festival is designed for all the family with lots of activities for the kids, markets on both days, and the big Caitlyn Shadbolt Concert on Saturday night.

Father’s Day on Sunday brings more entertainment to the centre block. The Redcliffe Kite Club will thrill all with their amazing kites, plus workshops in the Hall and kite kits for sale from 10am.

The Beach KiteFest will start on the beach from 10.30am or soon after – lets hope for some gentle breezes.

Dennis Massoud the sand sculptor will be demonstrating his skill on the beach from 9-12 noon, when he will then offer workshops.

Family sculpture competitions will conclude with some great prizes, and don’t forget to bring bucket and spade. Other beach activities include the massage ladies.

Caitlyn Shadbolt will perform September, Saturday 5 in Rainbow Beach

Caitlyn Shadbolt will perform September, Saturday 5 in Rainbow Beach

The centre block will have markets opening at 10am, the Animal Farm from Wolvi,  jumping castle and human hamsters. Horse rides will be available from Clarkson Ave during the day.

Another great attraction will be the display by the Gympie Old Machinery Club and their engines. Des Christiensen will give a wood chop display at 11am and 3pm, and the SES have kindly donated their time for the day.

Other activities on the centre block include a Hula Hoop demo and workshop, and fire twirling  performance.

The Town Hall has face painting from 11am, the Magic Man and his card tricks, marine science workshops, Kids Talent Quest & much more.

Plenty of food will be available on the day with a huge BBQ, pancakes, hot spuds, tea and coffee and the bar will be open from 2pm – 8pm.

By 6pm you should all have your ticket for Caitlyn Shadbolt’s concert at the Hall. This also gets you into the Big Raffle with 50 great prizes, including Fraser Island trips, cash, a TV and accommodation vouchers, to be drawn later in the day.

On Sunday (Father’s Day) bring Dad down to the Hall for breakfast at 8am. Markets, exhibitors and a car boot sale will continue from 9am in the Hall.

At 10am get warmed up for the Gumboot Toss & take out the Golden Gumboot Award and big prize.

At 11am the King of Rainbow Competition begins. Make sure you can ride a bike, carry 20kg bag of sand, fry an egg on the barbie, or you can eat it raw, then wash it down with a can of xxxx Gold. Great prize to the winner. (We might even have a Junior Rainbow Award, but no beer.)

A program of activities and times with all sponsors mentioned will be available prior to the event.

Polleys Bus Lines will run from Gympie at 2 and 4pm on Saturday 5, depending on bookings . PH.  5480 4500. And from Tin Can Bay at 2pm, so leave the car behind and catch the bus home after the concert.

All event enquiries and tickets to Kaye on 0448 889 781 or Tony on 0408 767 930.

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