Flowers, food and First Nations culture are the three fabulous themes at the heart of this month’s It’s Live in Queensland calendar.
Gourmets and gourmands, get yourself to the glorious Scenic Rim for the region’s annual Eat Local Week from 25th June to 3rd July.
Set in fertile countryside an hour from Brisbane, the festival puts locally-grown food firmly on the pedestal with long table lunches; paddock harvests; cheese workshops; farm tours; and plenty of fun for pint-sized visitors.
At the event’s Winter Harvest Festival, farmers and food artisan gather to celebrate a cornucopia of premium food and wine. There’ll be tasting plates, fresh produce on sale and a tractor pulling competition. Don’t miss it!
If you’re more artistically inclined, then head to the tropical north for the renowned Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
This is Australia’s premier art event – with much of the excitement unfolding at the festival’s new venue, the Cairns Convention Centre from the 6th to the 10th July.
Over 5 full days celebrating First Nations creativity, you can enjoy curated exhibitions; the popular art market; a stunning fashion performance at The Tanks Arts Centre; cultural dance and workshops; symposiums; theatre; live music; and much, much more.
How does your garden grow?
It’s safe to say gangbusters if you get yourself along to this year’s Queensland Garden Expo at Nambour’s Showgrounds, from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July.
Now in its 38th year, this horticultural happening sees tens of thousands of green (and not-so-green) thumbs turn up for 3 days of plant sales; free workshops; kitchen garden cooking demonstrations; floral art; and talks by renowned gardening experts.
There will be plenty of family-friendly fun with a special program just for kids – including seed planting, free playground with giant slide and art & craft.
You heard it here first: Green is the new black!
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