SATURDAY UPDATE: This event was unfortunately cancelled because of forecast rain.
EARLIER: Flinders Way will be a hive of activity when the inaugural #lovebundy Laneway Festival takes place on Saturday as part of Taste Bundaberg.
The space, situated between NAB and Christensen and Harbison Optometrists, will be filled to the brim with delicious food and drink from local eateries, live entertainment and even the unveiling of an art wall.
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey said the event was the launch for the Taste Bundaberg Festival for 2019 and aimed to bring vitality to the CBD area.
“Discover why the locals #lovebundy,” he said.
“Come have a taste of our culinary delights nestled inside an unassuming laneway in the Bundaberg CBD.
“It's time to celebrate and what better way to do it than by experiencing some great local food, drink, music and art that our region has to offer.”
For just $5 a tasting plate, event-goers can tantalise their tastebuds on an array of delicious treats from Alowishus, Nourish, Barritt’s Butchery and more.
“There will also be a range of local drinks available from Bargara Brewing Company and Kalki Moon,” Mayor Dempsey said.
The festival would also be a feast for the eyes, with entertainment and art featured into the evening.
“Sit back and relax while listening to the amazing tunes from Abbey Skye and The Batman Duo and watch the unveiling of a unique mural from Team Snipz,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“Bundaberg Regional Galleries will be showcasing a very special exhibition featuring thousands of paper moths.”
Businesses on board
Judy Plath from Nourish Cafe said she would be showcasing some delicious treats on the day with locally focused ingredients.
“Nourish Cafe is having a food stall at the festival along with lots of other great businesses,” she said.
“I think it is great to showcase the CBD and some of the unique businesses we have in Bundaberg.
“It shows that lots of local food business are prioritising using local ingredients direct from local farmers.
“I think there is going to bring a real buzz around the place.”
Laneway Festival a first for Bundaberg
Mayor Dempsey said he hoped it would create a platform for other organisations to mimic in the future.
“What we want to see is our beautiful, under-utilised spaces in the CBD thriving and full of life,” he said.
“Our region has so many fantastic nooks and crannies that hold so much opportunity.
“What better way to showcase our CBD- a mini festival full of music, art and food!”
Laneway Festival will begin at 4pm until 8pm with the first 200 people attending to receive a #lovebundy showbag.