Now in its 7th year, the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival is 3 days of activities, artists, venues, parties and performance, with a diverse line-up ranging from folk to dance musicians, DJs and Drag Queens all celebrating the Sunshine Coast’s GLBTIQ community.
The festival’s theme this year is ‘Love is Love’ which is all about celebrating the beauty of love in all of its many forms. Love does not discriminate, it is boundless, and it is something worthy of celebrating.
The celebration began in 2008 and from its humble beginnings has grown to become a three day Festival, and the largest Pride event outside of Brisbane, with more than 2,000 people attending Fair Day last year.
The festival’s key event is the Sunshine Coast Pride Fair Day held at the Amphitheatre at the Original Eumundi Markets which brings the community together in a fun and supportive environment. Live entertainment includes The Ukulele Sisters, Felicity Burdett, Youthfire, Kristy Apps and the Shotgun Shirleys and more.
The variety of stallholders from businesses, health and other not for profit organisations include Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia (GALTA), Queensland AIDS Council, Dykes on Bikes, Tourism Noosa and the Sunshine Coast Rainbow Network, as well as craft stalls available at the Eumundi Markets.
Other events over the weekend include: Sunny Drake in Transgender Seeking… tonight (Friday 27 February) at the Nambour Arthouse Cinema ; Pride After Party at the Reef Hotel Noosa on Saturday 28 February; and the Pride Chill Out at the Eumundi Amphitheatre on Sunday 1 March.
For more information and full programme, visit: www.sunshinecoastpride.com.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Sunshine Coast Pride Festival