Somewhere under the rainbow…

…are celebrations as far as you can see

From Noosa to Maroochydore, the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival will be celebrated from 24 to 26 February. In 2017 with Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Free and ticketed events are available for those of all ages who are celebrating, along with their families, friends and the general public.

This year’s festival kicks off on Friday at the Villa Noosa Hotel, with Melony Brests and Quiz Queen Trivia, and the theme for this year is “Under the Rainbow.” For a show and two course dinner, tickets are $45, while simply the show is only $15 per person. Tickets are available from the Villa Noosa, or by phoning 07 5430 5555.

Next, on Saturday, the markets erupt with pride as the popular Eumundi Markets will hold their Pride Fair Day and Paws Parade beginning at 8.30 am. The event will include community information booths, entertainment and activities. The parade begins at 11 am, with registration beginning the prior hour.

Also on Saturday, Eumundi has a Pride art exhibition by Lorelle Murray on display from 10 am to 2 pm at the Green Room at the Imperial Hotel, where Solar also performs from 3 to 5 pm. At the Waterfront Hotel, Pinky’s Show Night with Melony Brests takes place as well the same evening.

On Sunday, enjoy a lovely walk to Kondalilla Falls that begins at 9 am with Kate Fitz from Pink Fitz. The walk ends at 1 pm and is $5 per person. For more information about the event, visit

To stay close to the action in Noosa, check out Noosa Quays, a resort tucked among its own tropical gardens and overlooking the beautiful Noosa River, just a stroll away from the celebrations. The Noosa Sound accommodation boasts a direct waterfront view from every room but poolside, and oversized balconies are perfect for catching a sea salt breeze or enjoying the sunset over the Noosa Sound. For more information or to book, phone Glenn or Suzie on 07 5449 2699 or email