WHAT: Queen’s Baton Relay on its journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC 2018)
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 2018 (get there early)
The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to hit Redcliffe on Day 95 of its 100-day journey around Australia to its final destination – the April 4 Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) at Carrara Stadium.
In total, the Queen’s Baton Relay will have travelled through 69 nations in a 388-day marathon that takes in one third of the world’s population.
It’s enough to make your eyes pop!
The Queen’s Baton’s arrival in Redcliffe happily coincides with The Easter Long Weekend and annual Redcliffe Festival of Sails.
This momentous occasion is going to be one to remember but you’ll want to arrive early to witness the bespoke Queen’s Baton as it is held aloft by several local heroes.
If you’ve got kids, in the years to come they will thank you for getting them up early to cheer on our local heroes.
These special moments will linger in their memories. Guaranteed.
There are absolutely no excuses for those of you who are kids-free!
Get to it and and support those humble local legends who work behind the scenes to make our world a better place.
Queen’s Baton bearers for Redcliffe:
8.33am: Colleen McCarthy
8.35am: Isla White
8.39am: Alicia Coutts
8.42am: Michelle Wardle
8.44am: Warwick Wallwork
8.47am: Kayleigh Williams
8.49am: Lakisha Patterson
8.54am: If all goes according to plan, a Redcliffe community celebration will be held at Suttons Beach.
The Queen’s Baton will travel along Humpybong Esplanade and on to Redcliffe Parade before heading to Brighton, Sandgate, Shorncliffe and Chermside.
(picture: GC2018 ambassador Sally Pearson and Olympic gold medallist hurdler holds the Queen’s Baton)
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When: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 3-9pm
Where: Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
How much free fun can you have in one night?
The only way to find out is to get yourselves over here for the Jetty Fiesta, a huge street party that transforms Redcliffe Parade into a juke-joint jumpin’ pedestrian precinct complete with fire twirlers, beach performances and other surprises.
Arrive early to sample yummy local cuisine from the twilight markets and food stalls.
Dance off to Latin American and Mexican mariachi bands, and more, on the main stage.
Be dazzled by a fireworks display at 8pm, which casts a kaleidoscope of colours across the water and Redcliffe Jetty.
This year, ‘Bay of Boats’ is being “launched”. This wonderful initiative encourages seaworthy vessel owners to festoon their boats in fairy and solar powered lights for an extra magical light show. *To participate, complete the registration form on the website*
Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for a family holiday to Queensland, it’s just 35 minutes drive from Brisbane airport, offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities including swimming lap pool, large heated spa and more. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW