Don’t miss Moreton Bay PrideFest

Published 5:00am 6 June 2023

Don’t miss Moreton Bay PrideFest
Words by Kylie Knight

Break out the glitter and dust off your platform shoes … Moreton Bay PrideFest is this weekend. It’s a chance to celebrate the region’s LGBTIQAP+ community and have some serious fun.

The event, to be held on Saturday, June 10, at Strathpine’s Pine Rivers Park coincides with World Pride Month.

Moreton Bay local Courtney Act will headline the entertainment, which includes Sneaky Sound System, Thelma Plum, DJ Havana Brown and DJ Harry K, and the Fluffy Superstars.

The festival site includes multiple precincts to explore including the One Love Zone, presented by Ray White Aspley Group, recognising the universal love and respect expressed by all people for all people.

Included in the entry ticket price, this area will be open until 7pm and has a DJ stage, LGBTIQAP+ support services, Slay Lane Markets, 360 Photo Booth thanks to UniSC, Quiet Zone, free workshops as well as the Moreton Bay Regional Council Libraries Spill the Tea Stage.

Another drawcard will be the Rolla Bae Roller Rink, open from 2-7pm, where festival-goers can pop on some roller skates and strut their stuff to disco beats on the open-air pop-up skate rink. It’s all included in the entry ticket price.

Fans of Cloudland’s iconic Drag Brunch Club should secure their tickets to the pop-up event happening at Moreton Bay PrideFest. Presented by Harry K Productions, the show promises to spice up your Saturday with a deliciously naughty and delightfully nice time.

Ticket holders will be entertained by the riotous and risqué as they indulge in a brunch or afternoon tea grazing station with a 2.5-hour drinks package. Head here for more details and tickets.

Don’t miss Moreton Bay PrideFest

Event’s a first for the region

Moreton Bay PrideFest is organised by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) on behalf of Moreton Bay Regional Council.

MBRIT Founder and CEO Shane Newcombe says PrideFest will highlight support services and networks available to the LGBTIQAP+ community.

“Moreton Bay PrideFest has a vision to make the region a happier, healthier, safer and more culturally rich and diverse place for the LGBTQIA+ community,” Mr Newcombe says.

“The event will empower current and future generations to be their true selves and feel accepted and proud of who they are, regardless of their gender identify or sexuality.”

Mayor Peter Flannery says while Australia has evolved in recent years, there is still a way to go.

“We want everyone to know Moreton Bay is a vibrant and inclusive community where we embrace all ages, faiths, sexualities, abilities, and ethnicities,” he says.

“Come on down and help bring Pine Rivers Park to life with one of the biggest parties we’ve ever seen. Certainly, it will be the most colourful.

“I’m really impressed MBRIT has managed to get some of Australia’s biggest LGBTIQA+ celebrities here to Moreton Bay to celebrate Pride Month with us, considering it’s our inaugural event.

“Council is committed to meeting modern expectations and putting us on the map as a powerhouse in SEQ.

“A portion of all ticket sales will go towards funding Headspace programs as the 2023 charity partner, so get online to buy yours now so you don’t miss out on this fabulous event.”

For more information and to buy tickets, head to the website

Don’t miss Moreton Bay PrideFest

How to get to Moreton Bay PrideFest

Moreton Bay PrideFest is at Pine Rivers Park, 125 Gympie Rd, Strathpine. Entry is via the intersection of Gympie and Kremzow roads. Event staff, volunteers, and traffic marshals will direct vehicles to available parking spaces.

Shuttle bus (Fortitude Valley)

Jump on the PrideFest bus from Warner St stop (near Wickham St, Fortitude Valley) and be dropped off at the festival.

The bus leaves Fortitude Valley at 1pm, arriving at PrideFest at 1.45pm. It will depart PrideFest at 10pm, arriving at Fortitude Valley at 10.45pm. Seats are limited. To book, head here

The fare costs $50. Please note, you will need to purchase a festival ticket separately.

Parking

Free parking, including accessible parking, is available at Pine Rivers Park, however, it is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Follow the directions given by event staff, volunteers, and traffic marshals. Street parking is also available around Pine Rivers Park unless signed otherwise.

Drop-off/pick-up bay

There will be a designated drop-off/pick-up bay for those not wishing to park and for buses/rideshares to use.

Public transport

Moreton Bay PrideFest, at Pine Rivers Park, is a nine-minute walk from Strathpine train station. See Translink for the full train timetable and safe travel updates.

For more information, head to the website

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