Noosa Festival of Water – Sunday 25th June 2017, 10 am to 3 pm
The Noosa Festival of Water has been a highly successful annual event at the Noosa Botanic Gardens and Lake Macdonald Amphitheatre since 2005 and it’s on again on Sunday June 25.
The initial impetus for the Festival was water quality and environmental care around Lake Macdonald, which supplies Noosa’s town water.
Today the Festival has evolved to become an annual showcase of our region’s ecological attributes with a primary aim of improving community awareness of how each of us can play a part protecting and preserving our environment in our day to day lives. The Festival provides great opportunities to connect with experts involved with land, water and wildlife management.
Kids’ activities have a Biosphere focus, are free and include a fishing clinic, water sports, wildlife exhibits, art activities and boat trips across Lake Macdonald with an opportunity to learn about the Mary River cod breeding program.
Each year local artists provide entertainment in the Amphitheatre and attendees can avail themselves of refreshments from food vendors as they walk around the stunning lakeside and Botanic Gardens setting. This year there will be a chance to win a weekend at Peppers Resort, Noosa courtesy of Noosa Tourism.
For the early risers there is the Catch and Release Bass Fishing Competition hosted by the Lake Macdonald Fish Stocking group starting at 6.30 am at Mary River Cod Park with some fantastic prizes on offer from Hooked on Angling and Outdoors. Click here to download a registration form.
The Noosa Festival of Water gives a wide range of groups and agencies an opportunity to connect with locals and visitors to our region to generate the interest and commitment to environmental initiatives needed to make a genuine difference.
The MRCCC and Noosa Landcare organise the Noosa Festival of Water with a legion of community organisations and volunteers working together behind the scenes to stage the event.
The event is supported by Noosa Council through Community Partnership Alliance Signature Event funding. Seqwater, Unitywater and the Cooroy Branch of the Bendigo Community Bank also sponsor the event.
Click here to download the Festival flyer and call the MRCCC for more information on 07 5482 4766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|10.05 am||Noosa Pipe Band||Bagpipes pipe in to the Amphitheatre|
|10.30 am||Phenix Band||Original music from multi-instrumentalists Samantha, Amy & Jasmin Thompson|
|11.00 am||Official Opening||Cr Tony Wellington, Noosa Council|
|11.05 am||Welcome to Country||Lyndon Davies & the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers|
|11.35 am||Boomerang Alliance,
Plastic Free Noosa
|11.45 am||The Moonsets||Electric Harp pours out psychedelic melodies over stylin’ rhythms laced with soulful vocals.|
|12.20 pm||Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife||Martin Fingland presents his feathery, furry and slithery native friends!|
|1.15 pm||Seqwater||Water for Life|
|1.30 pm||Andrea Kirwin||An earthy blend of roots/reggae/funk and soul|
|2.10 pm||Lake Macdonald Catch and Release Bass Fishing Competition||Presentation to the Winners of the Fishing Competition sponsored by Hooked on Angling and Outdoors|
|2.20 pm||Australian Institute of Country Music, Gympie||A showcase of local bands and solo artists|
|Gerry Cook Hatchery – home of the breeding program for the endangered Mary River cod|
|Queensland Freshwater Fish Stocking Association|
|Noosa Bat Rescue Inc|
|Indian Myna trapping|
|Gympie Bone Museum|
|Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee – free water testing of your dam, creek or bore water sample|
|Noosa Integrated Catchment Association|
|Noosa Landcare – two free trees for Noosa ratepayers|
|Save the Fraser Island Dingoes|
|Unitywater – Back to Tap van|
|Wildlife Preservation Society of QLD|
|Friends of the Botanic Gardens|
|Noosa Community Biosphere Association|
|The Trashy Artisan|
|Gecko skin Jewellery
Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management