Major events

June 1 / 31 August 2019

Yura (Welcome)

Join us and discover the ancient traditions and contemporary voices of the people of land and sea, the Quandamooka. Here are our seven major events:

Quandamooka Festival celebrates the living history, knowledge, stories, arts and culture of the Nughi, Nunukul and Gorenpul clans, known collectively as the Quandamooka People of South East Queensland.

Over the three perfect months of our sub-tropical winter experience dynamic dance, music, visual art exhibitions, fibre art and weaving workshops, bush tucker dining, whale watching cultural tours, kunjiel (corroborees), Indigenous sports, storytelling, insights into cultural heritage and caring for Country and much, much more.


Event Program

Find all the dates times and locations for the festivals full 3-month program.


Saturday 31 August 2019, 12pm – 5pm

Goompi Kunjiel (Corroboree)
Closing Event

Celebrate Quandamooka culture at the Goompi Kunjiel, experiencing traditional dance from seven Indigenous groups across Queensland, and a contemporary dance collaboration with Waangenga Blanco from the Mer Island, local Minjerribah primary school students and a local string quartet. Immerse yourself in fibre, art and weaving workshops, Indigenous artist talks, market stalls, local arts and craft and music by Georgia Corowa, Roger Knox and more.

The Kunjiel is an alcohol and drug free event from 12pm-5pm. This free, family event will be followed by a full night-time program at the Goompi Kunjiel closing concert – see below for more information.

Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Saturday 31 August 2019, 5pm – 9pm

Goompi Kunjiel (Corroboree)
Evening Concert

Watch the sun set over Deanbilla Bay as some of Australia’s exciting new voices take the stage in the closing concert of the Quandamooka Festival alongside legendary Australian superstars Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan.

Get ready to dance the night away as Provokal takes the stage, and Blakbeats – a group formed out of the seedlings program at QPAC – demonstrate their diverse style of rap, reggae, pop, hip-hop and alternative that has something for everyone.

Deanbilla Bay – Cnr of Lang Lane and Barrow Street, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
Tickets: $50 Adult | $20 Concession | FREE U12 | $25 Quandamooka People and/or Minjerribah Residents

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Saturday 20 July 2019, 10am – 2pm

Winnam NAIDOC Kunjiel

A celebration of local Quandamooka culture, the popular Winnam Kunjiel (Wynnum Corroboree) brings together First Nation dancers and musicians, including Scott Darlow, in this family-friendly day overflowing with arts and craft, markets, storytelling, language classes, traditional sports and food trucks.

George Clayton Park, Winnam (Wynnum)

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10am – 2pm

Buangan Biyigi
(Dolphin Day)

Buangan (Dolphin) is a sacred totem of the Quandamooka Peoples. Join us at Pulan Pulan (Amity) as we celebrate and learn about the ocean and land wildlife of Minjerribah. Enjoy a day of family fun and experiences, including traditional songs and stories, dance, kids activities and environmental talks.

Pulan Pulan (Amity Point), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)