From cruising the crystal blue waters of Lady Musgrave Island, being immersed in traditional culture, finding out more about sea turtles or celebrating the local community, this year's Milbi Festival features many amazing events and activities.
Tickets for the 10-day extravaganza will go on sale from noon today, with those interested encouraged to get in quick for what is set to be a sell-out program.
The annual Milbi Festival provides unique and meaningful opportunities to connect community and culture and celebrate the Bundaberg Region.
Council's Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said each year, the program featured an array of exceptional and exclusive experiences that showcased environment, tradition, culture and natural beauty.
He said this year would be no exception.
“For the first time, Milbi Festival participants can book tickets to tour Lady Musgrave Island, enjoy cocktails and canapes while afloat the Lady Musgrave HQ pontoon and take in the beauty of the turquoise lagoon,” Cr Learmonth said.
“Popular event Milbi Tucker + Tunes will be returning in 2022 on the lawns of Fairymead House as the venue comes alive with crowds enjoying traditional cuisine and live music by Kim Churchill.
“The Milbi Gala Ball will also be a highlight event this year, with an underwater ocean theme to set the mood for this magic evening at the Bundaberg Multiplex.”
Cr Learmonth said there were also a number of free events and activities that made up the Milbi Festival program
“A Milbi Festival Sunset launch will kick off the free activities at Nielson Park Beach on Friday 28 October and will be followed by Breakfast at the Zoo, Milbi at Mon Repos and even a beach clean up a Burnett Heads,” he said.
“There will also be plenty of opportunity to learn about our turtle population with a free Turtle-y Interactive workshop at the Moncrieff, Turtle Hour and Milbi @ Mon Repos which celebrated the offical launch of turtle season.”
Tickets for the 2022 Milbi Festival will go on sale from noon Friday 30 October.
Find the full program here.