Put on your walking shoes and prepare to explore the new Maroochydore City Centre when it opens to the public for the first time with a FREE People's Day on Saturday 10 August.
Be among the first to pound the pavement to celebrate and engage with the new city centre with a free program of events, education and entertainment across the day and into the evening.
The fun begins at 11am when the ribbon is cut and visitors of all ages are ushered in to walk, cycle, skate and scooter the first section of the new Maroochydore City Centre, with all streets closed to vehicles.
The family-friendly daytime program includes:
- Virtual Reality (VR) tours of the future city
- LEGO city-building construction site
- Maroochydore City Centre Discovery Challenge orienteering activity
- Keys to the City art installation and craft station
- Your City. Your Story. artwork and storytelling installation
- Demonstrations and interactive displays of Maroochydore City Centre's smart technology and infrastructure
- Food and beverage stalls and coffee vendors will also be on site
As the sun sets, People's Day presents a free evening performance spotlighting local talent from 6pm.
Roll out the picnic rug, graze on a BYO dinner and be entertained by talented local performers celebrating Maroochydore's past, present and future through music, dance, storytelling, visual art and projections.
Starting with a traditional Welcome to Country by Kabi Kabi representatives, the evening performance includes Gubbi Gubbi dance troupe, cellist Louise King, dancer Soraya Fewquandie-Scott and vocalists Lindsay Pollak, Lizzie O'Keefe, Andrea Kirwin, Shannon Sol Carol.
The two-hour celebration ends with a performance by Elixir, a folk-jazz ensemble with Katie Noonan and saxophonist Zac Hurren.
Maroochydore City Centre People's Day is a free, all-ages, non-ticketed event on Saturday 10 August from 11am until 8.30pm.
All roads are closed to vehicles with pedestrian access via First Avenue at Aerodrome Road.
More information: https://www.maroochydore-city.com.au / https://www.maroochydore-city.com.au/city-activation / @mccmetropolitan
THE PEOPLE'S DAY – 10 AUGUST 2019
11am Official opening of Aerodrome Road and First Ave intersection
11:15am Ribbon-cutting ceremony
11:30am Walkthrough to urban square
Until 5pm Daytime activities and events including displays, demonstrations, street performers, storytelling and public art
6pm Evening performance program begins
6:30pm Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe Projection artist James Muller live feeds throughout the performance
6:50pm Black Swan – dancer Soraya Fewquandie-Scott and musician Andrea Kirwan
6:55pm Phoenix Story – cellist Louise King and didgeridoo player Brent Miller
7pm Dangerous Song – singers Lindsay Pollak and Lizzie O'Keefe
7:10pm Golden – singer Shannon Sol Carol
7:20pm Elixir featuring Katie Noonan
8-8:30pm Event conclusion