Milbi Festival program launched

Milbi Festival program
The Milbi Festival program has been launched for the inaugural celebration of turtles, arts and culture from 15-24 November 2019.

The program has been released for the inaugural Milbi Festival with a huge range of events and activities to celebrate turtle season and showcase the Bundaberg Region's diverse arts and culture.

The Bundaberg Region is home to many turtle species, including sea and river turtles.

Turtles have a unique ability to understand where they were born and where they have come from.

The sea turtles live, navigate and explore the ocean for up to 30 years and return home to nest.

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said Milbi Festival in November will celebrate the region's special connection with turtles and showcase the culture and art that makes the community so unique.

“Milbi brings our community together and highlights our abundance of creative talent,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“It's an event to inspire, to share stories and to showcase the talent and skill of our people.”

Milbi Festival program now available

The recently released program details a list of pre-festival events which take place throughout November, including exhibitions, a welcome turtle ceremony and more.

A Gala Opening will be held on Friday, 15 November in Buss Park from 6pm, featuring performances and a special bandabara concert involving hundreds of high school students.

“These students have been rehearsing newly commissioned music written to pay respect to the land we live on, bandabara, the traditional lands of the Taribelang people,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“This will be a night you truly won't forget.”

Events including cultural tours, exhibitions, a Cavern of Wonder and Pacific Island Experience are just some of the fantastic opportunities featured in the program.

“Milbi Festival delivers a huge program with many free and low cost activities available for the whole family to enjoy,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Don't forget to pick up the free program at any of Council's service centres, visitor information centres, cafes, and online.”

To find out more, visit the website and Facebook page.