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Cultural diversity entices tourists to The Gold Coast
In conjunction with the Queensland birthday week celebrations, the City of Gold Coast will be holding Diversity GC on Saturday 4th June in Southport. It's a public free event and its aim is to recognise the diverse cultures that call the Gold Coast home, while also showcasing the multicultural lifestyle within the City.
Photo courtesy of Diversity GC website
The day will begin at 2.00pm with an official Australian Citizenship Ceremony welcoming 150 of the City's newest residents. This ceremony will be officiated by Mayor Tom Tate followed by an array of cultural performances, cuisine from around the World, markets and live music will run into the night and conclude at 8.00pm.
Chinatown Southport (Photo courtesy of Diversity GC website)
Originally the coastal area, which was situated south of Brisbane, was known as the South Coast. It was nicknamed the Gold Coast because of the inflated prices for real estate and cost of living. In the 1950's tourism grew and local businesses started to adopt the name of the Gold Coast, so in October of 1958 the Town of South Coast was renamed to Town of Gold Coast and it was proclaimed a city approximately one year later. It is now the second most populous city in the State with seventy kilometres of coastline. Today the Gold Coast is worldly known as a leading tourist destination for its sunny sub-tropical climate, surfing beaches, nightlife, theme parks and rainforest hinterland.
Diversity GC will be held in Chinatown, Southport on the streets of Davenport and Young. Free parking will be available in Mal Burke and Athol Paterson Car Parks from 12.00 noon. If you live in the Gold Coast you can Ride the G and disembark at the Southport Station in Nerang Street or ride your bike on the bike tracks around the area. The full event program can be located on their website.
Enthusiasm and planning is ramping up for the day with a line-up of stage programed entertainment plus activities, information stalls, international street food and beverages and markets creating that multicultural feel for a great family outing. Another event to mark in your diary.