Local events Spring into action this weekend

This weekend marks the start of Spring and Father’s Day, and as we bid farewell the cooler months of Winter and get ready to celebrate our main man, we have a line-up of fabulous events to keep the whole family entertained.

Elton John Experience on Great Keppel Island – Saturday 2nd September

When it comes to performing the music and having the look of Sir Elton John, there are few that embody the presence and uncanny likeness quite like Greg Andrew. He owns the stage, channels the music, and has audiences believing it could really be the man himself! With his virtuosic piano playing, combined with his vocal timbre, it is no surprise that Greg is internationally recognised as one of the best Elton John tribute artists in the world.

Brought to you by Great Keppel Island Hideaway, the evening will kick off with support acts at 5:30pm and continue with live music under the bistro after the show.

Book your tickets here.

Mount Morgan Wattle Day Festival – Saturday 2nd September

Brighten your day with the annual Mount Morgan Wattle Day Festival. The free entry family event features live entertainment, market stalls, amusements, activities, demonstrations, food, refreshments and much more. Held in honour of the Mount Morgan Wattle Tree which is native to the area, everyone attending the event will be given a free seedling of the plant.

As a special treat this year Festival patrons will have the opportunity to participate in one of the workshops on offer. These include Indigenous Art workshops with Faylyn Lamb, Potter and Mosaic Workshops with Louise Jones, Circus Workshops with Meraki Circus, painting workshops with Nancy Liddle and bush survival and fibre-making workshops with Rocky Instincts. Festivities begin at 9.30am and conclude at 2.30pm.

St Brendan’s College 9Mile Investments Rodeo – Saturday 2nd September

Saddle up and brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled rodeo extravaganza! It’s time to get your cowboy boots on and head over to the St Brendan’s College rodeo. Starting at 10:30am, the SBC Rodeo will kick things off, showcasing all our up and coming cowboys. At 12:30pm, it’s time to get rowdy with the Slack event, where the real cowboys separate themselves from the rest. Finally, at 4pm, the main rodeo will take center stage, featuring heart-stopping bronc riding, bull riding, and all the cowboy action you can handle.

This year Breanna Jayne Horsemanship will be performing before our Grand Entry! Experience the exhilaration of liberty and trick riding on horses, where daring performers showcase the harmony between human and equine, captivating audiences with awe-inspiring feats of skill and grace.

CapriCon Pop Culture ConventionSaturday 2nd September

CapriCon Pop Culture Convention has exploded in popularity to become regional Queensland’s largest single day pop culture convention.

Hosting guests from film, TV, comics, and cosplay, CapriCon is an event for all ages, providing a fun, inclusive and immersive event that people don’t just attend, they experience. If you love pop-culture, you’ll love CapriCon.

Tickets are on sale here.

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