As part of the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival, Eumundi Markets will host the Pride Fair Day on Saturday 25 February 2017, featuring the fabulous PRIDE PAWS PARADE – a showcase of beautiful and best dressed pooches from across the whole Sunshine Coast community.
All dogs and their parents (owners) are invited to take part, with prizes and awards on offer for the Most Glamorous Pride Pooch, Best Pride Parent Look-alike, and Best Rainbow Pride Pooch.
The winner of each prize category will receive a HUGE PRIZE PACK that includes a $100 gift voucher from Pet Stock, a personalised pooch portrait by artist Lorelle Murray; a $50 voucher from Original Eumundi Markets, as well as a $30 voucher from Smart Pet Treats, NeemPet dog wash products from Naturapetics, prize packs from Lemon Myrtle Products, herbal products from The Medicineroom, a Pride Pack, a Rainbow dog lead and a whole lot more.
And we have a little something for every dressed-up dog that takes part on the day, with all participants receiving a $10 voucher from Pet Stock Noosa.
Entry is FREE and registrations are open now. Scroll to the bottom of this page and submit your registration online or download the registration form here. You can return this to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event, or simply bring your completed registration form to the 'Pride Registration Tent' (near the Amphitheatre) on the day of the event from 10am.
Ensure you are at the marshalling area at 10.45am in preparation for the 11.00am parade commencement. Fun! Fun! Fun!
This is the 10th anniversary year of the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival, and we're thrilled to share in such a colourful event celebrating the Sunshine Coast’s diversity by bringing together LGBTIQ community, and their friends and family, in a fun and supportive environment.
The underlying 2017 Festival theme is 'Under The Rainbow' - acknowledging that we are all born under the same sky and we are all equal.
The festivities will be held across two stages - the Eumundi Amphitheatre Stage (hosted by renowned Sunshine Coast drag queen Melony Brests) and the Rainbow Stage (hosted by the ever fabulous drag queen diva Sal Monalla).
The entertainment line-up is as follows:
8.15am Opening address with Melony Brests
8.30am Welcome to Country with Lyndon Davis - Traditional Custodian
8.40am Dykes on Bikes ride in
9am Ukulele Sisters
9.30am Melony Brests and Holly Wood
9.45am Annie J & Fusion
10.30am Burlesque L'amore Dancers
10.45am Roll up Roll up - Pride Paws Parade formation
11am Start of the Pride Paws Parade - led by Sambazzy samba band and dancers
11.15am Burlesque L'amore Dancers
11.30am The Powderpuff Girls
12noon Pride Paws Parade Award Ceremony
12.30pm Kristy Apps and the Shotgun Shirleys
1.45pm Closing address with Melony Brests
8.30am Opening address with Sal Monalla
10am Lea Sanson
11am Talk It Up comedy
11.30am Pride Paws arrival arrival
12noon Darren Adler
12.45pm Sal Monalla
1pm Lizzy Maynes
1.45pm Sal Monalla and Candy Surprise closing address
There will also be balloon artistry fun and face painting for families at the ‘Kids Zone’ (in the Amphitheatre area of the markets).N.B. Following the fun at the markets, Solar will be playing at the Imperial Hotel's Green Room from 3pm.
For more information, visit sunshinecoastpride.com.au and for a taste of the extended event (including festivities aside from the Pride Fair Day) see Pride Festival Program 2017 or download a copy here.
Please attention any Pride Fair Day and Pride Paws Parade queries to Lauren at Eumundi Markets.