Image: Bettie Butcher, photographed at leading American vehicle importer Road Rage Industries at Clontarf by DOMINIKA LIS
The much-loved Caboolture Festival returns in April, delivering a massive month-long program full of live music, entertainment and family-friendly events.
The jam-packed program will feature 26 events for the community to enjoy including a car show, an art exhibition, farm experiences, a pooch party, free movie screening and a murder mystery night, plus an array of health and wellbeing activities.
Now in its fourth year, the Caboolture Festival, sponsored by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275), is proudly delivered by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) and supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
MBRIT CEO Shane Newcombe is encouraging people of all ages to head down and experience all the fun the festival has to offer.
“The Caboolture Festival is one of the biggest and most-loved events for the Caboolture region and surrounding suburbs, attracting thousands of people who are keen to come and discover everything this great part of Moreton Bay has to offer,” Mr Newcombe says.
“We are really excited about this year’s line-up of events, with lots of activities for the kids and the big kids at heart to enjoy.
“Clear your calendars now and start making plans with your family and friends because this year’s Caboolture Festival is not to be missed.”
Date: Sunday, April 30
Location: James Street Precinct, Caboolture
Get ready to start your engines for this exciting new event roaring into Caboolture.
Cruisin’ Caboolture will feature a Show and Shine Car Show with more than 120 vehicles for motoring enthusiasts to admire, plus live music and children’s activities.
If cars and live music aren’t enough, the event will also feature a range of local craft brews and food trucks to delight your taste buds
Cruisin’ Caboolture is a family-friendly afternoon in the heart of Caboolture and the perfect opportunity to admire elegant cars and immerse yourself in quality local entertainment.
Murder at the Juice Joint – an 18+ Murder Mystery Night
Date: Saturday, April 1
Location: Caboolture Historical Village
With the passing of prohibition and organised crime on the rise, a swanky speakeasy becomes the scene of mayhem and murder.
Participants will be assigned a character to play on the night and experience the fun of dressing and acting in character.
With murder on the menu, you’re sure to find a medley of individuals to make the night most memorable. From major mobsters and their molls to the swanky singer with her hopes at Hollywood, there are suspects galore.
Farmer for the Day
Date: Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2
Time: 8-11am and 2-5pm both days
Location: Luvaberry Farm
Step out into the fresh air and enjoy the authentic experience of becoming a farmer for a day on a real working strawberry farm.
Learn how to grow delicious strawberries on your own Luvaberry strawberry patch, which you can then come and pick when the time is right.
Alternatively, book a one-day experience where you can plant as many strawberry plants as you like followed by a tour of the farm.
Pooch Party in the Park
Date: Sunday, April 16
Location: Habitat Park, North Harbour: Denham Place, Burpengary East
Moreton Bay’s best-behaved pooches and their two-legged friends are invited to head down for a morning of fun in the sun and dog-friendly activities.
Tongues and tails are sure to be wagging for this fantastic day out.
Kids Dig It! Archaeological Family Fun Week
Date: Tuesday, April 11 to Friday, April 14
Time: 10am-4pm daily
Location: Abbey Museum, 31 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
If your kids have ever wanted to know what it’s like to be an archaeologist, this is their chance to dig up ancient Egyptian artefacts.
They can also enjoy a mummification presentation, try their hand at archery, and enjoy a wide range of arts and crafts.
The Amazing Moreton Bay Challenge
Date: Tuesday, April 11 to Sunday, April 17
Young people will have the opportunity to complete challenges and explore the region online as part of the Youth Week festivities run by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
You can also go in the draw to win some fantastic prizes.
To find out more, visit mbrc.qld.gov.au/youth-week
March 26, 1-5pm: Jazz and Shiraz, Brennan Park, Bribie Island
April 4, 10.30am-12.30pm: Glenowen High Tea, Caboolture Historical Village, Caboolture
April 6, 4.30-5.30pm: General Boxing Class, Spiders Boxing Club, PCYC Caboolture
April 8-29, 10am-4pm: Gordon Hookey: A MURRIALITY Art Exhibition, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, The Hub, Caboolture
April 11, 9.30-10.30am: Burpengary Park Tales, CREEC Playground, Burpengary
April 11, 5.30-6.30pm: Female Boxfit Class, Spiders Boxing Club, PCYC Caboolture, Caboolture
April 11-15, during opening hours: Red Dragon Martial Arts Sign Up Week, 5/379 Morayfield Rd, Morayfield
April 14, 3-5pm and 6-8.30pm: Caboolture Touch and Rugby Union Clubs Family Fun Day, Petersen Rd Sports Grounds, Morayfield
April 15, 5-8pm: Sandstone Point Movie in the Park, Sandstone Point Community and Sports Complex, Sandstone Point
April 15-16, 10am-4.30pm: Piano Quest: Trial Lesson Day at Tempo Tutoring, 172 King St, Caboolture
April 16, 10am-3pm: Alcohol Ink Workshop, Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, Banksia Beach
April 16, 10am-4.30pm: Piano Quest: Trial Lesson Day at Tempo Tutoring, 172 King St, Caboolture
April 17, 8.30-9.30am: Chair Yoga with Lenora, Cooinda Hall, 10-12 Banya St, Bongaree
April 21, 5.30pm to late: Music on the Deck – Sue Wighton, Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, Banksia Beach
April 22, 9am-1pm: Moreton Bay Emergency Services Expo, Woodford Showgrounds, Woodford
April 25, 9.30-10.30am: Chair Yoga with Lenora, Caboolture Senior Citizens Centre, Caboolture
April 26, 3.45-4.30pm: Girls Empowerment Class, Spiders Boxing, PCYC Caboolture
April 28, 6-9.30pm: Meet the Artisans, Old Bay Rd Community Arts Centre, 1-17 Maitland Rd, Burpengary East
April 29, 10.30-11.30: Park Tales Bribie Island, Brennan Park, Bribie Island
April 30, 10.30-11.30am: Caboolture Park Tales, Centenary Lakes, Caboolture
Find out more here.
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