PARTY TIME: Hastings St will come alive for the opening of the Noosa Long Weekend festival.
PARTY TIME: Hastings St will come alive for the opening of the Noosa Long Weekend festival. CONTRIBUTED

Noosa Long Weekend opens with free Carnivale Infusion event

ORGANISERS are counting down the days until the Noosa Long Weekend fifteenth anniversary festival kicks off with a free community family event.

Head to Hastings St for the Carnivale Infusion Parade, which includes a fantastic array of street performers/musicians, circus performers, jugglers, dancers and an abundance of feathers and highly infectious dance music.

An exciting finale of this opening parade is in store, as Linsey Pollak and his band of Unusual Suspects become Pied Pipers leading the Carnivale procession and spectators on to Noosa Main Beach for our fantastic Super Heroes Spectacular.

The Parade will start from Noosa Woods, travel down Hastings Street and end with the skydiving exhibition on Noosa Main Beach, in front of the Surf Club, at 6pm.

Festival director Ian Mackellar said the parade was a way of saying thanks for the support the community has thrown behind the festival for the past 15 years.

"Bring the kids and join in the festivity as we turn Hastings St into 'Rio' for one fun filled hour," he said.

In what promises to be the best festival ever, more than 250 artists will descend on Noosa, providing 88 performances over 10 magical days and nights of music, theatre, food and fun!

WHEN: Friday, July 15, 5.15-6.15pm

WHERE: Hastings St and Noosa Main Beach

DETAILS: Parking will be extremely limited. Please park and ride using the regular bus services from Noosa Junction or Tewantin at Gympie Terrace. Plan to arrive early.

To book tickets:

• Visit the website www.noosalongweekend.com

• Online at www.thej.com.au

• Counter bookings - The J Theatre, Mon-Fri 9 AM to 4 PM

Telephone (07) 53296560 (service fee applies)


'We are overwhelmed': Coast man smashes world record

Premium Content 'We are overwhelmed': Coast man smashes world record

Coast man breaks world record for "Murph Workouts" done in 24 hours

Top Sunshine Coast citizens honoured

Premium Content Top Sunshine Coast citizens honoured

More than 100 citizens have been honoured at Australia Day Awards

Olympic bid remains strong despite rumours of Japanese takeover

Premium Content Olympic bid remains strong despite rumours of Japanese...

Olympic bid remains strong despite concerns of a japanese takeover