FEBRUARY & MARCH 2019
THE MUNCH FESTIVAL
The Munch Festival has great food, drinks, live music and roving entertainment outdoors at the back of The Imperial Hotel in the hinterland town of Eumundi.
The food lane has spring rolls and satay, Mexican tacos, vegan delights, a BBQ and more.
NOOSA RAINBOW RIVER FESTIVAL
Noosa joins in the spirit of Mardi Gras with the fourth Noosa Rainbow River Festival, a weekend of festivities around the theme, The Love Boat. This LGBTI event is open to everyone. The festival kicks off with welcome cocktails by the river, followed by Melony's Bar Hop along Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, hosted by Noosa’s favourite drag queen, Melony Brests. Saturday features Noosa’s Mardi Gras Party, showcasing the Powderpuff Girls and DJ Les. Wrapping up on Sunday will be the highlight of the weekend, the family-friendly River Parade and picnic, led by the Noosa Catalina.
NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING
2 - 10 MARCH
The Noosa Malibu Club and World Surf League present the Noosa Festival of Surfing, bringing together surfers of all ages from around the world to compete across numerous disciplines.
From under 15 to over 65, men and women, boys and girls, all are welcome at Noosa's annual celebration of surfing. Noosa launches the 2019 WSL Longboard Tour as some of the world's best longboarders surf First Point in the WSL Noosa Longboard open from 7-10 March, part of the Noosa Festival of Surfing.
There's also surf music, exhibitions, parties and events on the sand at First Point and around town. Celebrating Noosa's unique environment, the festival is partnering with Plastic Free Noosa to create a sustainable, plastic-free event, helping to preserve the local region and ocean that make up the 10th World Surfing Reserve.
Ocean and land-based entertainment will cater to everyone, surfers and non-surfers, competitors and spectators alike. And the dog-surfing returns with the VetShopAustralia.com.au Surfing Dog Championships.!
OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of short films with footage taken above and below the water’s surface.
The films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray, who chase the crests of waves, and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.
Photo by Travis Burke of free-diver Chelsea Yamasee.
NOOSA JUNCTION TWIGHLIGHT MARKETS
Noosa Junction Twilight Markets, a fun family event held on the third Friday of every month from 5pm – 9pm. Head on down to Arcadia Street for Artisan stalls, food stalls, fun for the kids and great entertainment. A great fun evening out for everyone with free entry.
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