As part of the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast, Eumundi celebrates its story! From 29 September to 1 October, there’s a full weekend of family-fun, community events ranging from indigenous talks and a grand parade, to music and beer celebrations, as well as ballroom dance. As a gift for generations to come, a time capsule documenting the weekend will be buried at Eumundi State School to be opened at the 75th Anniversary.
The festive weekend starts on Friday at Deadly Espresso Café. Stop in to share a yarn, enjoy bushtucker delicacies and engage in indigenous experiences and watch the film Ten Canoes.
Later that night, slip on those retro digs and head out to Joe’s Waterhole for a 1960s-dance party. Get funky with GENEXIS—prizes go to the best dressed so don’t hold back!
On Saturday, straight after the Eumundi markets, grab a spot along Memorial Drive to welcome the Grande Parade. Along for the ride are cows, horses, fire trucks, farm machinery, vintage cars, street performers, dancers, local agriculture and live music. There will also be an Elvis look alike competition for the kids who want to be part of the parade. Afterwards, head straight to the new Eumundi Brewery at the iconic Imperial Hotel. If you’re one of the first 300 to buy the new beer, you’ll get a ticket to disco/pop dynamos Vaudeville Smash playing later that night.
Settle in to Sunday with Family Fun Day at Dick Caplick Park. It’s a low-key brunch with sausage sizzle BBQ, ‘Your Mum’s Undies’ cricket and activities for the kids to get the day started.
To finish off the weekend, slide on those dancing shoes for lessons at Templeton’s Dance Studio—it’s never too late to learn to tango! Professional dancers will not only demonstrate their amazing skills, but show the amateurs how it’s done. With light refreshments, it’s an event for all ages!
The good times don’t stop here, as all the photographs from the weekend will be included in the 50th Anniversary Time Capsule, which will be buried at the Eumundi State School early in the last term.
For all the details go to events at Experience Eumundi http://www.experienceeumundi.com.au/events/event/eumundi-our-story-past-present-future/
This event is proudly sponsored by various comunity organisations including the Sunshine Coast Council's 50th Anniversary Fund to Celebrate of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. To learn more, visit https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/fifty
Eumundi: Our Story Past, Present & Future
29 Sep to 01 Oct