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You're invited to Queensland's biggest street party
Billed as Queensland's biggest street party, Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival has been serving up generous helpings of carnival atmosphere, fresh seafood, top notch entertainment, and great local wines since 1994, all while raising much needed funds for a host of worthy Queensland charities. The yearly celebration will again be making a splash on Sunday 5 May in Brisbane's historic Petrie Terrace.
Image from festival website.
Home to a diverse range of restaurants and nightlife options Caxton Street is known as a great party destination at the best of times, but it really hits its stride for their famous annual festival, when the historic precinct bursts into colourful life. This is a real community get together that happens through the combined efforts and talents of local businesses in Caxton Street itself and the surrounding suburbs of Petrie Terrace, Paddington, Auchenflower and Milton.
Tickets: Pre-sale tickets are available online through Moshtix here and cost $25 plus booking fee. Tickets can be purchased on the day for $29.90. Children under 12 are admitted free but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
Ages: Visitors of all ages are welcome but those under 18 must leave the festival before 5pm, when the atmosphere changes to party central.
Restaurants More than twenty of the area's tastiest food outlets will be serving up seafood specials ranging from seafood baskets, platters, kebabs, pizza and gyozas to signature dishes like seafood paella, Casablanca grilled salmon and crisp skinned Tasmanian salmon fillets. All the ocean's bounty including lobsters, prawns, crabs and calamari will be vying for your ravenous attention. Are your tastebuds dancing yet?
Cooking Stage An innovation for this year's program is the Beko Cooking Stage. Award-winning Queensland chef, Matthew Dickson, will be demonstrating how to prepare sophisticated seafood dishes like Spanish seafood paella or American style crab cakes at home.
Entertainment The Festival is known for the quality of its musical entertainment, with a focus on great Australian talent, including old favourites. This year a range of acts will perform across 3 stages. The line-up includes Tyrone Noonan, Yung Warriors, Taxiride and Transvaal Diamond Syndicate alongside Aussie legends Mental As Anything and The Choirboys. Performances begin from 12 midday. An entertainment program can be downloaded here.
Wine Once again award-winning wines will be supplied by Brisbane's own Sirromet, recently awarded a 4.5 star winery rating by James Halliday.
Charity Partners Funds will be raised this year for Queensland Floods Appeal 2013 and Wesley Hospital Prostate Cancer Care.