The Quandamooka Festival – celebrating culture, country & people – is an annual three month calendar of events from June to August happening in Brisbane’s Redlands and Southern Moreton Bay islands region including key events on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
The First Nations’ people of the region, the Quandamooka peoples, live and work in the region with cultural traditions stemming from tens of thousands of years of continuous occupation. The Quandamooka Festival is a unique opportunity to learn more about the sands, seas, lakes, creeks, catchments and creatures found across the Redlands / Moreton Bay islands from Quandamooka peoples perspective as well as participate in a whole range of activities and events including whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), Indigenous sports, eco boat tours, art, weaving, bush tucker dining experiences, speaker’s forums and symposiums and collaborations with First Nations peoples from around the world.
A full program of up to 50 events and activities is offered each year over the three months of Queensland’s winter. Activities suit all ages and include cultural tours, whale watching, art exhibitions, workshops, traditional song, dance and music performances, Welcome to Country smoking ceremonies, outdoor film nights, markets, food, sporting events, sailing regattas, story-telling and poetry, kids sand sculpture competition, Quandamooka Land & Sea discovery days, speakers forums and symposium and more.
Saturday June 2nd - Yura (Welcome) Quandamooka Festival Opening
Sunday July 1st - Buangan Biyigi (Dolphin Day)
Saturday July 21st - Winnam Kunjiel (Wynnum Corroboree)
Saturday July 28th - Yura Yalingbilla (Welcome the Whales)
Saturday August 25th - Kunjiel (Corroboree) Quandamooka Festival Closing