Save the date for Gladstone’s Rainbow on the Reef Pride Festival

Festivalgoers at a Gladstone Rainbow on the Reef Pride Festival event in 2022
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Gladstone’s Rainbow on the Reef Pride Festival is returning bigger and better for its second year this June.

The new festival started last year, and organisers say it was a huge success for the regional Queensland community.

Now this June, the festival will grow from three days to an entire week of LGBTQIA+ celebration, connection and visibility.

The festival will culiminate in the free and fun Fair Day at GPC Marina Parklands on June 10.

And from June 2, there’s also festival events planned including a launch and film screening as well as Balls out Bingo and a dance party.

Queensland drag legend Wanda D’Parke will also host and perform her cabaret show during the festival.

Rainbow on the Reef President Heather Richards said festivalgoers’ feedback from last year was overwhelmingly positive.

“This year’s event is going to be fabulous and provide an opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate a culture of pride in identity and diversity for the Gladstone region and beyond,” she said.

“In addition to being proud, visible, having loads of fun, it’s also an opportunity to meet and access specialised services, which are not always as visible in regional areas.

“We invite any other organisations or businesses to get in touch if they would like to host an event or activity during the weeklong celebration.”

The Rainbow on the Reef Pride Festival is on June 3-10, 2023. Find out more at the Facebook page and ticketed events are also on sale now.

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

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