a Multicultural Event
When it comes to festivals, there is nothing quite like the Childers Festival which will be held this year on 26 and 27 July.
Featuring a myriad of performers, artists and bands and food from every corner of the world, the Childers Festival is the only festival in Queensland which sees the Bruce Highway closed for the day.
From early on Sunday, which is the main day of the festival, highway traffic is diverted to allow Churchill Street to be transformed into a gigantic food, market stall and entertainment hub. Over the years, the festival has fine-tuned the stalls to ensure that the very best of the stallholders are selected. Cuisine from dozens of countries is available including Japanese, Thai, French and Hungarian dishes. Cruise down Crescent Street to experience the Main Stage and or relax in the Food Court for a well earned rest and a bite to eat!
For first time festival visitors, the experience of wandering along the Leopard tree lined highway and down the side streets amidst heritage listed and historic buildings, is almost as exciting as the non-stop music, smorgasbord of food and party atmosphere which pulses throughout the day.
The event kicks off on the Saturday afternoon at 2.00 p.m. with a street party based in Crescent Street with lively bands performing well into the night. while the main festival day on Sunday begins at 9 am and continues through to 3.30 pm.
For more details on the Childers Festival please contact Council's Strategic Events Coordinator Perry Bacon on 1300 883 699.