Kuranda Festival 2016 – Sunday 23rd October

Created by kvic_staff under Easter in the Park 2018 on Thursday 22nd of September 2016

The Circus is Coming to Town on Sunday 23rd October with plenty of free entertainment at the Kuranda Festival!

Dream State Circus would give an action-packed performance with acrobatics, juggling and incredible fire manipulation, with youth performers Diamond Duo showcasing their amazing juggling and aerial skills.

Celebrating the 128th anniversary of the official survey of Kuranda, Kuranda Festival emphasises the friendly, laid-back atmosphere of the Village in the Rainforest with five solid hours of free family entertainment from 10am to 3pm.

There will be free jumping castles & face painters, a magic show, horse and carriage rides, free mini golf, art displays, Djabugay dance performance and lolly making demonstrations plus activities all over the village from the two markets to Centenary Park, to the main street and down to the Barron River.

Teams are already getting together to practise for the hotly contested Bash of the Barron River Raft Race, and  there are plenty of kids willing to nominate for the Ice Cream Eating Competition featuring the delicious flavours of the Kuranda Home-made Tropical Fruit Ice Cream van.

The popular German Sausage Eating Competition will be on again with competitors scoffing as many as eight sausages in just 10 minutes and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is back this year where you can enjoy tea and cakes in the quirky atmosphere of the Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets.

There will be art & craft workshops for children to create their own “Mad Hat” for the tea party and four face painters will be transforming children’s faces into clowns and Mad Hatters with the best design being judging at the Heritage Markets.

Kuranda Festival is a great community event celebrating the colourful lifestyle we enjoy sharing with visitors to our village in the rainforest.



Additional information for the festival activities


“Weaving the community together” – Kuranda Arts Co-op

Two textile artists from the Kuranda Arts Co-op, Dorothy Clews and Toni Rogers will be conducting a community weaving of banners to celebrate the Kuranda Festival, 23rd October from 10am outside the Arts Co-operative Gallery on Condoo Street, Kuranda.

The community is invited to join them in this project. Materials will be provided, but if you wish to bring your own yarn, string, tape or long fabric strips (5-8 mm wide) to add to the weaving, you are most welcome. The finished banners will be installed in the Kuranda Library after the festival for a short time so that everyone can enjoy them.


Poets breakfast – Calling all Poets

If you can’t wait for Kuranda Festival to start then get started earlier by Sharing the Spoken Word at the Poets Breakfast at 8am at Frogs Restaurant. Breakfast and coffee will be served, and you will be entertained by Kuranda’s finest wordsmiths, songwriters and entertainers until 9.30am. It’s an open microphone format, so if you would like to stand up with your poem or song, please contact Cathy at the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre on 0407 758 645


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