Palm Cove Fiesta
13th – 15th October 2006
The Palm Cove beach regularly holds Events and festivals throughout the year. In October every year thousands of people converge on the beachfront for the Palm Cove Fiesta sponsored by Indigo, Oceans Edge and the new Palm Cove Village. Tourism Palm Cove, who has been responsible for hosting the event since 2002, in 2006 created a two day and two night event of divine food and entertainment.
The lush, tropical and exclusive destination of Palm Cove in Far North Queensland prepared for its biggest annual event on the social calendar — Palm Cove Fiesta. The Fiesta commenced in the evening on Friday 13th October with a fun movie night and went through until Sunday 15th with the progressive dinner held on the Saturday evening. The Palm Cove Fiesta is now in its 4th year and is the small village’s biggest annual event on the social calendar. A long line of celebrities, politicians, business leaders, holidaymakers and locals made their way to Palm Cove for the two day long event.
Every year thousands of people converge on the beachfront for the Fiesta. Tourism Palm Cove, who is responsible for hosting the event, decided in 2006 to extend the beachfront event to a two day long celebration due to popular demand. Since 2002, when the event began, it has always been a one day affair, but the interest in the event had been amazing so Tourism Palm Cove decided to create a two day and two night event of divine food and entertainment to whet their appetites — in 2006 the event offered free entry, so everyone could attend and enjoy the celebrations.
The Palm Cove Fiesta event in 2006 was filled with loads of fun for the family and corporate community wanting to take part in a day of sun, sand, sea and endless relaxation on the beach.
On Sunday 15th October the whole of the Palm Cove esplanade was lined with stages of bands and there were some great new and innovative events including on Saturday night a decadent progressive dinner where people travelled from one restaurant to the other for entrée, mains, desserts and pre- and post-dinner drinks to experience as many aspects of Palm Cove’s award winning Restaurants as possible. There were also the traditional food stalls and a long line of street theatre on Sunday afternoon. All in all it was magnificent and the Palm Cove esplanade came alive and celebrated with unforgettable food and wine; it was certainly an event not to be missed.
Cuisine at the Cove was the signature wine and food event for the Palm Cove Fiesta sponsored by Quicksilver Cruises. Cuisine at the Cove targeted the wider community, boasting a stunning Location and an array of entertainment and food for the whole family.
The food and wine on offer was offered at a very reasonable cost to attendees, the day was an affordable experience for the whole family and all the entertainment provided free of charge.
A long line of Activities were programmed for the event including a Surf Sports Challenge, Fashion Parades, Sand Castle Making Competition, Sand Sculpting Display by Dennis the Sandman, Kid’s Circus School and carnival area, a Volleyball Competition and pro event with visiting world class athletes, a long line of street theatre, apa and massage treatments along the waterfront, Mareeba Warbirds Flyover and much more.
The Mareeba Warbirds are a group of business and retired gentleman who have a love for old war planes. The four and soon to have five war planes they have at the moment have been put back to their original glory with aircraft parts coming from all over the world. The group gets together once a week to fly, build and talk about the old times.
The Palm Cove Fiesta in 2006 benefited from an $18,000 investment under the Queensland Events Regional Development Program (QERDP), a State Government initiative designed to take unique and creative regional events to their full potential. Since the program began in 2001, over $6.9 million has been invested in more than 340 regional events.