The Mission Beach Community Cassowary Festival is a weekend of activities when the community, young and old, will celebrate nature by showcasing their talents and creativity through art, music and science with a theme of 'Home grown and Sustainable'.
Celebrations will begin with a music evening on Friday 29th at funky Bingil Bay Café
From 9am - 4pm on Saturday 30th, a beach side marquee and stage will host guest speakers, live music, performances, competitions and an 'Open Mike' for anyone wanting to celebrate 'Mission Beach Naturally - a Magic Place' in their own creative way.
Stalls will have displays and information from groups or individuals working with the natural environment, particularly wildlife. They will be sharing knowledge about the work they do. The focus is on ecologically sustainable tourism, wildlife protection, and sustainable products.
Celebrations continue into the evening at the local 'Village Green' with restaurants and bars adopting the 'theme'.
The weekend festivities will wind down with a Poet's Breakfast held in the park in conjunction with the Rotary Sunday village market.
The colourful creative event includes the spectacular 'Drumming of Cassowaries' parade of life size cassowary and wildlife sculptures and is expected to attract a big audience including celebrities, politicians and national media.
Keep up to date on the festival facebook page and for more details on the event.