Here’s what’s on at Noosa’s Rainbow River Festival 2017

Save the date! Next month Noosa will again play host to the Rainbow River Festival, an all-inclusive post-Mardi Gras party celebrating diversity against the picturesque Noosa backdrop.

After a successful inaugural event last year, this year’s Rainbow River festival will begin on Saturday 17 March and all are welcome. The main event is the River Parade on the Noosa River, where patrons can hire a boat, bring their own or join the official Rainbow Party boat for a two-hour adventure up and down the river and canals. The theme of this year’s River Parade is “Pink Flamingos”.


See the festival’s list of events below, and for more information visit the Rainbow River Festival Facebook page.

Friday 17 March 2017
Welcome cocktails at the Noosa Yacht Club: 4.30 – 6pm. (Free event – no cover charge)
Melony’s Drag Bingo at Villa Noosa: Doors open at 6pm, Dinner starts at 6.30pm Balls Drop (show time) at 8pm. Costs: Show only: $15, Dinner and show: $45. Bingo books $5 each. Booking Essential – call 07 54305555.

Saturday 18 March 2017
Melony’s Rally starting at Villa Noosa: 11am – 1 pm, more details to follow
The Rainbow River Festival Spectacular: at Villa Noosa 8pm till late. Details to follow. Booking Essential – call 07 54305555.

Sunday 19 March 2017
BYO Riverside Picnic: outside Malu Os 172 Gympie Terrace near the Big Pelican 10pm – 12pm. (Free event) Look for the rainbow flags.
River Parade: starts from the Malu Os pier 172 Gympie Terrace near the Big Pelican 12pm – 2pm (turnaround at Noosa Woods). This years theme: Pink Flamingos. Free event, open to all. A limited number of tickets for the official Rainbow Party Boat are available @ $15 each and can be booked by calling Kirsty on 07 54744240. See the Facebook event page here.
Farewell Drinks: at Red on Thomas 2 – 6pm, 4 Thomas St Noosaville

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