Welcome Back Shore Birds Festival – Saturday, 14th Oct 2023

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Date(s) - 14/10/2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

GJ Walter Pk


Event by Vicki Salisbury and ACF Community Bayside
Location: Gj Walter Park, Cleveland
Duration: 4 hr 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
Welcome Back Shore Birds Festival is an opportunity to celebrate, observe, and learn about the amazing migratory shorebirds that return annually to Toondah Harbour.

Welcome Back Shorebirds Festival is a Free Event
Celebrity MC for the day is Hannah Moloney, host of Gardening Australia, who will guide us through the day’s activities with smiles and plenty of fun.

The kids will be entertained all afternoon with great activities and parents can enjoy hearing a range of interesting speakers, explore the marquee displays and enjoy great music from renowned First Nations singer/song writer Joe Geia and talented local musicians Chuck’s Blues Wagon, Clara Durbidge, and other entertaining performers.

At 1pm we launch the festival with a “Welcome to Country” by Uncle Norman Enoch Quandamooka Elder. Followed by a traditional First Nations Smoking Ceremony by Matt Burns.

The free family-day fun includes; Beako the huge puppet, yummy food vans, juggling/acrobatics, art and craft activities, photo booth, bird watching experience and competitions with prizes. Bring a picnic rug and/or chair to relax.

A koala walk will be held towards the end of the event at approx. 4.30pm

Parking at GJ Walter Park is limited with a shuttle bus provided.
Shuttle Bus times: 12.20pm until 5.20pm.
Shuttle bus leaves Cleveland Station every 20 minutes.
Pickup – Cleveland Station and near Coles, “Stop B” Middle Street Cleveland
Drop off – at event and return to Cleveland Station.
Other option – Ferry bus 271 and walk 10 mins to GJ Walter Park.

Tickets optional but we can let you know if the event is cancelled due to bad weather and can keep you updated with parking information. https://facebook.com/events/s/welcome-back-shore-birds-festi/511595527856196/

Welcome Back Shorebirds Festival is proudly supported by Toondah Alliance and Ubuntu Foundation.