Quiet apart from the big footy final kickoffs this weekend, Caloundra’s bright and fanciful Fringe Festival also kicks off this Saturday just in time for the influx of family tourists over the school holidays.
Running until the 6th of October this is the third, annual Caloundra Fringe Festival aiming to deliver another 11 days of some of the most eclectic arts, culture, and culinary activities in the lead up to the Caloundra Music Festival.
Yes this is the Caloundra Fringe Festival. Whoo hooo!
The other really interesting fact about this much-loved event is that the Caloundra Fringe Festival is a ‘community access’ event. Meaning that anyone in the community is free to run their OWN event, such as a performance, workshop, demonstration or show. They may be ticketed or free. Hosted by a business, a community group, a club or an individual. Just one point to remember is that whilst that represents a huge opportunity ownership, costs and profits all remain with the event organiser.
Made up of local businesses, community groups, venues and enthusiastic individuals the Caloundra “Fringe Festival” volunteer network works in with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Caloundra Music Festival to ensure that everything runs as it should. A big yeah for community networks here.
The heart and soul of the festival, the Volunteer Network nurtures the growth, style and promotion of the Caloundra Fringe Festival and maintains an online web site to access registration, fact sheets and promotional material.
Main activities will occur throughout the Caloundra area, including Bulcock Street, Bulcock Beach, Happy Valley, along the coastal boardwalk and of course at the beloved Kings Beach.
Also you should keep an eye out for special events at our coastline pubs, clubs, cafes, theatres, and parks and of course within the Caloundra streets themselves. You’ll find something, somewhere night and day to entertain you during the Caloundra Fringe Festival!
Many of the activities are free, so it’s a great time for family fun. Some events might charge an entry fee to cover costs.
It’s been this grassroots community support and local business sponsorship that’s driven the festivals success to date. The Caloundra Fringe Festival also provides a great opportunity to promote all that Caloundra has to offer tourists looking to holiday along our fabulous coastline.
If you’re a local… why not get involved? Become part of what might the Sunshine Coast such a great place to live.