Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival to celebrate new parkland *POSTPONED*

Due to the forecast winter wet weather, the Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival, scheduled for this Saturday, July 2, has been postponed.

The community event was to be part of the new Mooloolaba Northern Parkland’s grand opening celebrations.

Organised by the Mooloolaba Chamber of Commerce with the support of Sunshine Coast Council, the festival promised oceans of free family-friendly fun along the Esplanade – but sadly the festivities have now been put on hold.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 4 Councillor Joe Natoli said while he was disappointed the event had to be postponed, the difficult decision was made so organisers could advise local businesses, stallholders and ride operators as soon as possible.  

“The new Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival is an important event for Council, and for Mooloolaba,” Cr Natoli said.

“While I’m disappointed we had to postpone the festival, I encourage the community to come down and visit Mooloolaba’s new Northern Parkland no matter what the weather.

“Grab a coffee, stroll the shops or settle in for a long-lunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants along the Esplanade.

“You also have the Curated Plate to look forward to in July, the Sunshine Coast Marathon in August, the 2022 Ironman and Luna Festival in September, Beach Rugby in November and many more major Mooloolaba events on the horizon.

“I’d also like to thank the community for their overwhelming support for the new Northern Parkland to date.

“It has been wonderful to see so many people enjoying the new adventure playground, coastal pathways and viewing decks.”

Council will keep the community informed on the Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival’s new date.

To celebrate the opening of Mooloolaba’s new Northern Parkland, the Esplanade is set to transform with oceans of free family friendly fun on Saturday, July 2 from 10am – 9pm.

Sumptuous seafood, sand sculptures, mermaids, live music and sea-inspired displays feature among the many highlights for the upcoming Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 4 Councillor Joe Natoli said the festival was a great way to kick-start the school holidays.

“There’s so much to see and do in Mooloolaba – and it just got even more exciting,” Cr Natoli said.

“We’ve partnered with Discover Mooloolaba to deliver the Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival, and we’re inviting the whole community to join us.

“Not only can visitors experience the new Northern Parkland, they can also sample delicious food and drinks along the Esplanade, enjoy free rides and face painting with the kids, discover incredible sand sculptures, artisan markets and live entertainment.

“There’s even a Mermaid Headquarters and Neptune’s Garden Bar.”

Mooloolaba’s Northern Parkland will be open and accessible to the public from Friday, June 24, just ahead of the Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival on Saturday, July 2.

Festival attendees are encouraged to catch public transport, cycle, scoot or walk to the event or conveniently park at the Mooloolaba Central Park N Go for $5 per day which is located off Smith Street.

Stay up to date by following the Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival on Facebook or visit the Northern Parkland project webpage at sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Mooloolaba Foreshore FestivalPOSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Saturday 2 July, 10am–9pm

Free entry
Be some of the first to experience Mooloolaba’s exciting new Northern Parkland.

To celebrate the opening, the community is invited to the vibrant and free Mooloolaba Foreshore Festival inspired by all things in, on and under the sea.

Discover all the latest parkland additions including an epic adventure playground, oceanfront picnic and barbecue areas and stunning viewing decks.
Meet a mermaid, spot incredible sand sculptures, soak up live music or wander the sunset markets.
At ‘Ocean Alley’ on the Esplanade, there will be ocean displays and workshops, delicious food, free rides and face painting, and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Mooloolaba Esplanade, from the new Northern Parkland to Main Beach.
sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/mfr

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