Abbey Medieval Tournament

Medieval history comes alive at the Abbey Medieval Tournament, just off Bribie Island Rd at Caboolture.

Come along for a family-friendly festival of jousting, horseback archery, gypsy dance and more.

The festival opens from 9.30am and a family day pass is only $67.50.

Abbey Medieval Tournament, Bribie Island Rd, Caboolture, call 5495 1652 or

Tradition meets Urthboy and Jessica Mauboy

CUSTOMS: Crowds watch traditional indigenous ceremonies at Musgrave Park. Source: The Courier-Mail

SAMPLE traditional indigenous foods, free kids rides, giveaways, arts and crafts, elders tent and three stages of live entertainment as part of NAIDOC Week’s family fun day.

Where: Musgrave Park, cnr Cordelia and Russell streets, South Brisbane

When: 9am to 5pm, Saturday, July 9

Cost: Entry by donation

Info: 0408 184 673 or visit

Then tomorrow, Oz indigenous culture live and loud at the RECONciliation BEATS! day out, mixing top-rated entertainers Jessica Mauboy, Busby Marou and Urthboy with emerging talent and indigenous cultural shows.It’s a no alcohol, family event with free show rides all day, many tribes of Brisbane food.

Where: Musgrave Park, cnr Cordelia and Russell streets, South Brisbane

When: 11am-10pm, Sunday, July 10

Cost: Adult $25, child 2-14 $20, group of 4 $80.

Info: 5492 8329 or visit


Greece is the word

COAST CULTURE: Dancers get into costume for the Gold Coast Greek Fest. Source: The Courier-Mail

Zithers, honey puffs and everything Greek is on offer at the biennial Gold Coast GreekFest.

Art, authentic regional foods, a Greek Elvis, Greek delight eating competitions and non-stop entertainment will bring a bit of the Mediterranean to Queensland.

WHERE: , Evandale Parklands, Gold Coast

WHEN: 10am-6pm, Sunday, July 10.

COST:  Adult $5, under-13 free.

Smash-hit show STOMPs audiences

STOMP performers (l-r) Richard Jay Samson, Ian Vincent, Troy Sexton, and Asha-Shani Jennings-Grant. Picture: Adam HeadSource: The Courier-Mail

Hit stage show STOMP is taking audiences by storm at Jupiters on the Gold Coast.

And, as far as the cast of the rhythmic, rock’n’roll dance show is concerned, the feeling is mutual.

Canadian Troy Sexton, whose home city Toronto rarely sees summers as warm as a Queensland winter, said it was great to spend three months on the Gold Coast.

“I love it here, it’s awesome,” he said.

STOMP takes the junk of everyday life – bin lids, tubs, and even the kitchen sink – and transforms them into an unsuspecting orchestra that produces thumping, exhilarating percussion.

The show has toured the world for almost twenty years, thrilling audiences in more than fifty countries.

WHERE: Jupiters Theatre, Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast

WHEN: Until August 14.

COST: $69, special dinner and show packages available

INFO: STOMP at Jupiters Casino

Bangarra’s Belong an original experience

ORIGINAL: The acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Belong is on at the Playhouse, QPAC. Picture: Liam Kidston Source: The Courier-Mail

The internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre has created an original and breathtaking theatrical experience, Belong.


Belong features two new dance theatre works: ID by Artistic Director, Stephen Page and About by Elma Kris, choreographer and dancer with Bangarra.

Bangarra creates a truly Australian theatrical experience that connects the spirit of traditional culture with our contemporary lives.

WHERE: Playhouse, QPAC, South Bank

WHEN: Until July 9

COST: $29-$59