The Cairns Regional Council Eco Fiesta returns to Munro Martin Parklands on Sunday 29 May with a jam-packed program of entertainment, education, inspiration and eco-activities.
Well worth the drive and a visit to the Far North!
Ecofiesta is a unique chance to connect with the organisations and individuals working to protect our iconic natural environment, all while enjoying live music, catching up with friends, and eating delicious festival food. As a free all ages event, the Ecofiesta showcases the region’s green edge and celebrates our World Heritage reef and rainforest.
This signature annual event kicks off at 10.00am, and will feature sustainability-focussed market stalls, food and coffee vans, and community groups and exhibitors. There will also be a host of children’s activities, workshops, and live performances throughout the day, with free rides, games, quests and even a sustainability side-show.
The stage program includes live music from Tullara, Cinnamon Sun and Zennith, as well as roving performances from the Dream Big Circus and Bugzy Bumblebee.
The workshop program features celebrity gardener Yvonne Cunningham sharing her expertise on vegetable gardening in the tropics, OzHarvest on reducing household food waste, and the much-loved favourite Keeping Chickens.
As part of Cairns Regional Council’s commitment to delivering a sustainable event, the Sun Stage will be powered by 100% renewable energy; food vendors will be serving customers on reusable plates; water cafes will be supplying free water, and food waste will be collected and turned into compost.
Through Ecofiesta, the Council is able to test, refine and share sustainable event delivery practices with other event organisers, moving us closer towards a greener future.
The power of Ecofiesta is that it connects thousands of residents and visitors with environmental groups, reef and rainforest authorities, and smart green businesses. Through these connections, sustainability is made simple and everyday actions to protect our planet become the new normal.
So, make a trip of it, and make the most of what our region has to offer. Take the opportunity to learn how we can all do better, be greener, and make a difference.
Ecofiesta is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
The event is hosted by Cairns Regional Council with support from Wet Tropics Management Authority and CAFNEC.