I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: coeliacfamily.blogspot.com.au
I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Australia has arguably the best beaches in the world, so what better way to celebrate Australia Day and all things Aussie than a trip to the Beach? Bribie Island north of Brisbane is a great Aussie venue with beautiful beaches and a laid back atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy.
The Aussie Beach Party commences with a free breakfast at Brennan Park, Bongaree from 7.30am. The breakfast, which is sponsored by Cornett's Supa IGA, will be served by members of the Bribie Island Lions Club. Entertainment on the Brennan Park Stage will also begin at 7:30, with Rory O'Donnell, a local guitarist who has been compared to Tommy Emmanuel and who is one of Triple J's Unearthed artists, providing a pleasant musical background to your breakfast.
From 9am the rest of the stage entertainment gets underway, with informative talks about Native Flora and Fauna, Basket Making and Clay Creations, along with demonstrations of Whip Cracking and an Aussie Trivia competition. For a full list of the days entertainment in Brennan Park, go to the Website.
If the beach is more your style, then join in the beach games, such as sack races and three-legged races, or play a bit of beach volleyball or beach tennis. Try out your skills in the thong throwing competition or create a fabulous sandcastle for the sandcastle building competition.
Beach goers will also be entertained, as the Beach Stage resounds with music from Black Heather, Mettaphor, Celtic Fusion, DJ Freeman and DJ Mikki Blue. Don't miss the skydivers at 2:15 and the Grand Finale Fireworks at 7:20pm.
There is so much going on that you should bring your own picnic rug and beach umbrella and stay for the day! Don't forget to Slip, Slop, Slap and bring plenty of cool drinks.
For a full listing of what's on visit the Moreton Bay Regional Council Website and follow the links.