Did someone say fast, flashy, fun and free all in the same sentence!? This Sunday marks the inaugural Sanctuary Cove Festival and Marine Village will be a hive of activity with fast cars, flashy boats and fun for the whole family.


This full day festival includes live music, marching bands, delicious food and attractions throughout The Marine Village from 10am through to 6.30pm with a fireworks finale!


Marvel at the colourfully decorated boats and enjoy the ‘Blessing of the Fleet’ – a tradition that is intended to ensure a safe and bountiful boating season to all marine vessels.


Fans of fast cars will be in awe of displays by Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari and Lamborghini among many others, while beautiful classic vehicles will also be presented by leading car clubs from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.


For the gourmet set, the Sanctuary Cove Festival is certainly an event not to be missed, with a selection of the precinct’s award-winning restaurants offering special set menus and all-day dining, so be sure to put aside time to indulge.


And for the kids, The Docks will play host to a vibrant Kids’ Zone featuring free activities all day, including a jumping castle, bumper boats, face-painting and an animal farm, while roving entertainers and the Sanctuary Cove train will be weaving their way through the Village.


For more information or to view the full event program, please visit www.sanctuarycove.com.



Date // Sunday October 4

Location // The Sanctuary Cove Marine Village – 1 Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove

Cost // Free


10am – 6pm Marina and Land Boat Displays (Various locations)

Luxury and Classic Car Displays (Various locations)

Dan the Balloon Man

Roving entertainers

Trackless train rides

Kids’ Zone – jumping castle, bumper boats, face painting, animal nursery (The Docks)

10.30 – 11am Marching band (Roving)

11 – 11:45am Blessing of the Fleet (C Pier)

12 – 3pm MV Kilkie rides (C Pier)

6.30pm Fireworks



12 – 1pm Soniiq (Village Green Stage)

1 – 2pm You and the Night (The Docks Stage)

2 -3pm Amy Michaels Band (Village Green Stage)

3 – 4pm Dallas James Duo (The Docks Stage)

4 – 6pm Rhydian & The Residuals – The Best of Bublé (Main Stage)




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