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Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival 2016

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by Karina Bryer (subscribe)
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: I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Swing and Sway the Manly Way on Father's Day
Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival
Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival - a great day out for the family

Father's Day is just around the corner, and if you haven't organised anything yet, you'd better hop to it. Fortunately free entertainment that's just right for the discerning Dad can be easily found at the Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival. An annual event on Father's Day, the festival is a wonderful day of entertainment for the entire family, not just Dad.

Navy Band
The Big Band from the Royal Australian Navy will perform from 12 - 1pm

This year's band line-up includes five great jazz ensembles. The day will kick off with the youthful grooves of the Brisbane Regional Youth Jazz Ensemble from 10:45- 11:45, followed by the swinging sounds of Royal Australian Navy Band Queensland Big Band from 12 - 1pm. Following on will be Ewan Mackenzie and Swing Dynamique from 1:15 - 2:15pm and the New Groove Jazz Ensemble from 2:30 - 3:30. The day will conclude with popular entertainers Nev Ollis and Peter Uppmans Jazz Band from 3:45 - 4:45pm. I would recommend bringing your hats, picnic rugs and deck chairs to allow you to settle in for a great afternoon of live music.

Swing Dynamique
Ewan Mackenzie and Swing Dynamique

If you don't want to pack your own picnic hamper, there will be a variety of food trucks and drink stalls. On the menu are Wood-fired Pizzas, Gourmet Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Salad Rolls, The Outback Diner and Ice-Cream - something to suit every Dad's taste. To wash it down there will be Tea & Coffee and Slushies. The kids are also well catered for, with plenty of entertainment in the form of jumping castles, fairy floss and laughing clowns. You can also pop across to nearby George Clayton Park, just behind the bandstand for slippery slides, swings and climbing frames.

Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival

The Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival takes place in the bandstand in Park below Gordon Parade. With views overlooking the bay, there's no better spot to spend a Sunday afternoon. Parking is available in local streets, but is often at premium, so arrive early if you don't want to walk too far. The day starts at 10:45 and concludes at 4:45, so there's time for Brekkie in Bed for Dad beforehand, or perhaps breakfast at The Lighthouse Restaurant or Manly Deck and Bar. For more information, please check the Website. In case of wet weather, listen to 100.3 BayFM. If packing your own picnic, remember not to bring any glass with you.
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Why? A fun outing on Father's Day
When: 10:45 - 4:45
Phone: (07) 3396 5825
Where: Bandstand Park, below Gordon Pde, Wynnum Manly
Cost: Free!
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