Last day for Strand Stable
GET down to The Strand today for your last chance to see the annual Stable on the Strand festivities.
It has been a record year for the event, with locals and tourists flocking to see the story of Christmas brought to life and enjoy the food, entertainment and warm tropical weather only Townsville can offer.
Catch the skateboarding competition and demonstration by the Eternal skate crew from 1pm today at the first skate event to be held on the beach in Townsville. Competition registration is open from 11am.
If reclining under the stars to some eclectic jazz sounds is more your style, you’ll love the 3JCM performance on the main stage from 6pm.
Comprised of uni friends Catherine Stephens, Jeremy Hawker, Matthew Elwin, Julie Bowden and Con Hagiaglou, 3JCM formed just for the Stable on the Strand performance.
If you want a break from Christmas carols, this is the band for you, with The Freeloader, Scarborough Fair and John Butler Trio’s Oceans on the band’s set list.
Popular high-energy cultural dancers and musicians Island Breeze will perform at 6.45 and 7.30pm. The Polynesian dance troupe has wowed the crowds at Stable on the Strand for five years, becoming as much a part of the tradition as the nativity story itself.
In addition Strand Park has clowns, singers, performances, bubble blowing, face painting, kids’ crafts and activities — something for everyone right through the evening.
Townsville Bureau of Meteorology duty meteorologist Doug Fraser said a brief shower was possible today, but expect mostly fine weather for the last day of Stable on the Strand 2006.
WISE MEN . . . Andrew Sholl, Graham Cheetham and Geoff Cheetham.