Sunshine Coast Pride’s Fair Day Returning To Nambour In March


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Photo: Leo Wiles Photography

The annual Sunshine Coast Pride Festival’s Fair Day will return for a day of family-friendly fun on March 30.

The event, organised by the committee of volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Pride Network, will return to its home at Quota Park in Nambour from 8:30am to 3pm that day.

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Local drag stars The Powder Puff Girls – drag queens Sall Monalla, Melony Brests and Holly Wood – will take to the stage, alongside The Doo Wapp Dolls and Rocky V. Liquor.

Revellers can also enjoy the chillout vibes from music acts the Andrea Kirwin Trio, Metaphor, Darren Adler, and Solar and the Cumquats.

Community groups and local vendors will have stalls set up and the park will have plenty of green space for picnics on the day.

There’ll also be free face painting, a jumping castle, arts and crafts, kids’ Quidditch, circus play and one of the Sunshine Coast’s best playgrounds.

Calamari Canteen, Good Food Fellas, the Gourmet Coffee Crew and Unity Water will provide food and drink, with vegan and gluten-free options available.

The Sunshine Coast Pride fair day’s popular Pride Pooch Parade will return to showcase the best-dressed dogs from the community, with prizes up for grabs.

Registration for the contest is only $5 on the day and all proceeds will go to the Friends of the Hound Greyhound Rescue.

Parking is available at Quota Park and its surrounding streets. Organisers will also be running a Pride Shuttle, running between Burry Street Carpark and the Transit Station every half hour.

For more details, visit the Facebook event here.

After Fair Day, the pride celebrations will continue into the evening at local event Pinky’s, hosted by Melony Brests, at The Waterfront Hotel in Bli Bli.

The Powder Puff Girls will perform shows all evening and the cabaret team from Burlesque L’amour will be special guests.

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But that’s not all that happening on the Sunshine Coast. This weekend, the Noosa Rainbow River Festival is returning with a lineup of community events.

The festival’s main event will be the colourful and vibrant two-hour parade along the Noosa River from noon this Sunday.