HEAD DOWN AND HAVE A GOOD POKE AROUND
Looking for more fun – and food – than you can poké a stick at?
Head to Evandale Parklands today for a taste of Pasifika.
Now in its seventh year, it’s the festival that celebrates the diversity of the Pacific people through music, art, dance and food.
Hosted by New Zealand favourites S&P, the festival features live performances by Royal Family and Ardijah.
Bring a fala (mat) to bask under the cityscape while listening to the unique talents of Pacific entertainment – and enjoy some island hospitality.
Pasifika features more than 50 stalls of indigenous cuisine, including taro, chop suey, takihi from Niue Island, poké from the Cook Islands and hot hangi from New Zealand.
Indulge in some cultural treats and beats with Kapa Haka groups, hip hop dance crews and a plethora of Polynesian cultural groups.
If you’re into Polynesian arts and crafts, make sure to check out jewellery, paintings, flax-mats, ornaments and clothing on offer.
And if, somehow, at the end of the day you’re still hungry for more, why not head to Mermaid Beach’s Polynesian-inspired Poké Poké?
The creation of Morgan Walsh, the brains behind beloved Mexican restaurant Bonita Bonita, this is a true tropical poké paradise. And with a great drinks list, you can ensure the party keeps popping. WHERE: Pasifika Festival, 8am - 5pm at Evandale Parklands, Bundall CONTACT: 5588 4000 or theartscentegc.com.au PRICE: Free entry
Mermaid Beach’s Poké Poké serves Polynesian-inspired cuisine.