Kids will be able to have their face painted, and enjoy other activities such as a jumping castle, at the Queensland Day celebrations in Beaudesert.
Kids will be able to have their face painted, and enjoy other activities such as a jumping castle, at the Queensland Day celebrations in Beaudesert. Scott Powick

Scenic Rim to show off Queensland pride at big party

SHOW off your state pride and celebrate everything that is great about living in Queensland at a special event in Beaudesert this Sunday.

Beaudesert will become party central as the Scenic Rim celebrates Queensland's birthday! While Queensland Day was held on June 6, the region will gather at Jubilee Park for a free family fun day on June 10.

Queensland Day on June 6 marks the day in 1859 that Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent proclaiming Queensland as a separate colony from New South Wales.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen is urging everyone to accept their invitation.

"This event is about celebrating everything that is great about our state, particularly the wonderful region in which we live," he said.

"It's a great opportunity to celebrate not only Queensland's birthday but also the strength and connection of our Scenic Rim communities."

 

Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent proclaiming Queensland as a separate colony from New South Wales
Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent proclaiming Queensland as a separate colony from New South Wales

Beaudesert's Queensland Day celebrations begin at 10am with a Welcome to Country by the traditional Mununjali Elders, to be followed by a Citizenship Ceremony to welcome 12 new Australians who will also become our newest Queenslanders.

Free family activities throughout the day include demonstrations by Skateboarding Australia in Jubilee Park's Skate Park, face painting, pony rides, a jumping castle, football shootout, games and colouring in.

You will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide array of Australian native wildlife with Bush Buddies also making an appearance.

The packed program of entertainment includes performances by five Beaudesert State High School groups - its Concert Band, String Sensation, Stage Band, Aboriginal Dance Group and Dance Troupes - as well as the Gold Coast Music Conservatory Students duo, Irish dance group Friends of Forbici and local solo entertainer Arden Forster.

There will also be food stalls and food vans catering for all tastes, a display of fire trucks from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and a range of market stalls.

"I hope you will join me for what promises to be a fabulous day of family fun, and celebrate what it means to be a Queenslander, our culture, heritage, people and places and our Scenic Rim history," Cr Christensen said.



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