Streets of Childers come alive
A multicultural showcase
DIVERSE cultures will be on display with mouth-watering cuisine and show-stopping entertainment at the annual Childers Festival.
Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the annual festival was now in its 21st year.
“Childers Festival is a multicultural celebration featuring hundreds of food and market stalls and a jam-packed entertainment line-up,” Cr Peters said.
The fun starts on Thursday, July 28 with a variety of activities on offer every day leading up to festival day on Sunday, July 31. Festival day will feature free entry to non-stop entertainment across five stages and hundreds of food and market stalls.
Cr Peters encouraged residents to join the celebration early and take advantage of the Saturday night street party on July 30.
“Saturday from 2pm a mixture of visiting and local talent will kick off celebrations in style, with non-stop entertainment until 10pm on stage one in Crescent Street.
“A selection of food stalls will also set up on Saturday evening.”
On Sunday, July 31, celebrations will close the Bruce Highway and spill on to the streets of Childers which, for the day, hosts entertainment and cuisine from just about every corner of the globe.
“This year’s festival, which is free to attend, will feature over 400 food and market stalls. Some of the nations represented by our food stalls include India, Greece and Argentina, just to name a few.
“We’ll even have a stall holder providing a modern twist on Aussie bush tucker.”
A stellar entertainment line-up would provide a full program from 9am to 3.30pm across five stages in addition to roving entertainers.
“Many of the old favourites will be returning, along with some exciting new acts. There will be music to suit everyone, with roots and funk, reggae, Celtic, Latin and Caribbean. A number of local acts will also take the stage, including talented young performers Phoebe Jay and Matthew Munro.
“Street performers and roving entertainers will be popping up throughout the day to delight young audiences, including free circus workshops in Crescent St. Young festival goers will also enjoy free face painting and the opportunity to visit RSPCA Queensland’s Educational Mobile Unit filled with computer games, interactive activities and much more.”
For more information and the full program, head to childersfestival.com.au.