Noosa will once again be bringing the Queens back to Queensland and joining in the spirit of Mardi Gras with the fourth Noosa Rainbow River Festival on 1 – 3 March 2019.
“This year we have decided to hold our festival on the weekend of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras,” said Festival organiser Kirsty Patten. “We want our Rainbow Community to have an opportunity to celebrate this iconic event with friends and family without the expense of travel.”
“The theme of this year’s River Parade is The Love Boat – so we’re asking everyone to be flirty, be daring and definitely be fabulous!” she added.
Partygoers will celebrate with a weekend of festivities, kicking off at the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club on Friday 1 March with welcome cocktails overlooking the stunning Noosa River, before Queen of the Coast, Melony Brests takes you for a wander down Noosa’s famous Gympie Terrace for Melony’s Bar Hop.
On Saturday 17 March, you are invited to Villa Noosa for the Festival Extravaganza – Noosa’s own Mardi Gras Party – featuring special guest DJ Les Smith and the fabulous The Powderpuff Girls – Melony Brests, Sall Monalla, Holly Wood and Miss L.S.D.
On Sunday 18 March, everyone is invited to gather for a BYO Riverside picnic near the Big Pelican alongside Noosa River at 10.00am, before joining the main event at midday – The River Parade. Hire a boat, bring your own boat or join the official Rainbow Party Boat – the Catalina – on a 2 hour fun-filled adventure up and down the scenic Noosa River – featuring entertainment by Melony Brests at Noosa Woods.
Later that day, farewell drinks will happen at Whisky Boy – as Noosa extends a warm invitation for you to return next year and do it all again – bigger, better and even more outrageous!
The 2019 Noosa Rainbow River Festival runs 1 – 3 March. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/rainbowriverfestival for details.
Image: Noosa Rainbow River Festival 2018