Noosa Rainbow River Festival 2018

Noosa Rainbow River Festival 2018

Join the fun-filled celebration of diversity, organised by the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community at the Noosa Rainbow River Festival.

The highlight of the weekend is the family-friendly River Parade and picnic, led by the Rainbow Party Boat. The theme of this year’s River Parade is Rainbow Love.

Friday 16 March:

  • Welcome sunset cocktails at the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club, Gympie Tce, Noosaville, 5pm. (Free event)
  • Melony’s Bar Hop, 6:30pm, departs from Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club. Tickets at ticketebo.com.au/melonysbarhop.


Saturday 17 March:

  • Festival Extravaganza at Villa Noosa, 8pm, featuring Flashback and the fabulous Powderpuff Girls, $10, 18+

Sunday 18 March 2017:

  • BYO Riverside picnic near the Big Pelican, Gympie Tce, Noosaville (look for the Rainbow flags), 10am to noon, free event
  • River Parade starts from the jetty at 172 Gympie Tce, Noosaville, noon to 2pm. Turnaround at Noosa Woods where Melony Brests presents a free show, free event. Limited tickets for the official Rainbow Party Boat, the Catalina, are available - click here, $15 each. Drinks can be purchased on-board. Or hire a boat or bring your own.
  • Farewell drinks at Red on Thomas, (18+free event)

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Runaway to Noosa and lap up new marathon event

Runaway to Noosa and lap up new marathon event

Visit Noosa

Before the word ‘marathon’ scares you off, there’s everything from a 5km fun run (or walk) to a 10km run and other distances – even a kids’ run – at the inaugural Runaway Noosa Marathon on Saturday 26 May. Or come for the ocean swim events on Sunday, watch the action from the sidelines or join in the fun of Festival Village.

New tastes, stays, shopping and ways to explore Noosa

New tastes, stays, shopping and ways to explore Noosa

Visit Noosa

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Your ultimate guide to Noosa Food & Wine 2018

Your ultimate guide to Noosa Food & Wine 2018

Visit Noosa

Food, wine, beer, celebrity chefs, cocktails, live music, yoga, masterclasses, sunsets and beach parties … we’ve got you covered at the Noosa Food & Wine Festival from 17-20 May.

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