5 New happenings at Rainbow Beach and the coast for summer.

Rainbow Beach Christmas

Rainbow Beach Headland lights up
Look out for the new lights on the Rainbow Beach pine trees, next to the lookout. It will be beautiful and it due to start mid month.

Live music at the Surf Club
Much loved local, Joel Mak is featured at the Surf Club, December 14. come listen to his tunes, and enjoy the raffle night.

The Great Christmas Toy Raffle
For the first time ever, Tin Can Bay Country Club invite you to their festive event for the whole family on December 16. There’s $1500 worth of prizes! You must be present to claim your prize. Tickets sell from 2pm, and the draw starts at 3pm. Daisy the Face-painter will be back, meet Santa and have a photo.

Family Karaoke
On December 19 and 26, and January 2 join in for Family Karaoke Wednesdays at Rainbow Beach Sports Club from 7pm. Check out the new Summer menu whilst you are there.

A Christmas Carnival
Held on the Tin Can Bay Foreshore from December 22 to January 6 – plus 2 nights of Fireworks! From 5 every evening, except Christmas Day – there’ll be old fashioned rides, sideshows and carnival food, plus the biggest travelling Ferris Wheel in Australia.

For all the usual holiday activities, read the paper – or  click on Holiday Fun.

Schoolies – what’s on in Rainbow Beach

carlo sandblow rainbow beach sunsetRainbow Beach doesn’t generally host any specific events for Schoolies, however, there will still be plenty on:

  • Friday night there is raffles at the Surf Club (raffles start at 6pm, so get there before).
  • There will be live music at the pub and barefoot bowls at the Sports Club – call and check first for both.
  • There should be more live music over the weekend. In Tin Can Bay and Silky Oak Tavern.
  • The gym, based at the Sports Club is holding free gym sessions until the end of the month (see our Facebook page).
  • Tue morning join 6am yoga on the beach – by donation. Weather permitting.
  • Would really recommend surf lessons, stand up paddle board, or kayak with dolphins – see Epic Ocean Adventures.
  • You can even try a horseride on the beach.
  • At Tin Can Bay – you could feed the dolphins (an early start), hire bikes from Tin Can Bay Tourist Park and cycle the esplanade. Finish the morning with a great value Chinese lunch at Tin Can Bay Country Club.
  • Keep an eye out for lunch and dinner specials at the many eateries. Book ahead on weekends.

Great free things to do, besides the patrolled beach or a spot of fishing, are – Seary’s Creek, Poona Lake, trip to Inskip Pt, Double Island Pt (need permit and 4WD) – and the sandblow. Make sure you watch a sunset (pictured), sunrises are brilliant, too.

Bring a frisbee, play some cricket or touch footy. The beach, centre block or on the headlands are good places for this.

See the visitor’s guide in the Community News for more ideas and contact details.

Be safe, and have fun!

November at Rainbow Beach

Did you see Rainbow Beach on the news last month? Our beautiful rainbow stairs were featured on A Current Affair. I’m sure the coverage will bring even more people to come see it and the joyous message on them.

And hasn’t summer arrived early – perfect weather for the beach! Before we really launch into school holidays, make the most of the quieter time this month, early December – or later in January. But if you are keen book in now, before availability disappears.

Have a flutter on the cup, Melbourne Cup Day November 6.  You can choose from events at the Surf Club, Sports Club or the Country Club at Tin Can Bay. 

Join our community at the Rainbow Beach cenotaph, Remembrance Day November 11 from 1050 hours as we observe one minute’s silence in memory of those who have fallen or suffered in wars and armed conflicts.

Festival of Small Halls

We are thrilled to share a great story with you from Australia’s largest dedicated regional music tour, Festival of Small Halls, who are announcing their huge, 21-date Summer Tour including a show in Rainbow Beach.  The Festival of Small Halls will be stopping here in Rainbow Beach, Wednesday December 12, and tickets are limited.

Produced as a not-for-profit under the wing of the country’s favourite folk festival promoter, Woodfordia,Festival of Small Halls brings the best in contemporary folk and acoustic music to regional towns, who as you know, are often left off big tour routes.

The Small Halls team are passionate about bringing top quality, live music to regional towns and are particularly excited about the Summer Tour, which features Canada’s two-time JUNO Award-winner, Old Man Luedecke and third-generation Australian singer/songwriter, Lucy Wise.

Announcing the first Country at the Beach

Travis Collins Rainbow BeachTravis Collins rocked the Muster this year, and now the six times Golden Guitar Winner and back-to-back CMC Male Artist Of The Year is coming to town on the first day of summer.

He is headlining Country at the Beach, which also features Australia’s premiere country/southern rock band Adam Eckersley Band, hit-maker and powerhouse vocalist Drew McAlister, emerging superstars Missy Lancaster, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Mickey Pye, Liam Brew and more.

Over half of the tickets are now snapped up for the outdoor concert. It’s been an unbelievable response for our first year.

So buy yours now, from only $60 (kids under 15 are free) – for midday until 9pm, December 1 at Rainbow Beach Sports Club.

Secure you tickets at  www.trybooking.com/ydfo or call Kroppy at the club on 07 5486 3191.

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