THE first annual Lifestyle on Water Festival will be held at Pelican Park in Redcliffe on April 29 and 30, 2017 and incorporate the Austackle Moreton Bay Madness fishing competition.
The event will include a high-octane spectacle of the 2017 National Closed Course PWC titles, which will showcase 500hp jet skis vying for the title of national champion. Also on water will be jet packs and jet ski stunts, freestyling and demonstrations.
Local marine dealers will be exhibiting a range of products as well as offering on-water boat testing for those wanting to test their new purchase.
In the arena will be a food and wine expo showcasing the region’s best produce and seafood, with local prawns and Moreton Bay bugs on sale. On the main stage will be headline acts, local artists and cooking demonstrations, along with live music all day and into the early evening. Great Northern Brewing Co, as the official beverage partner, will keep the patrons hydrated in the GNBC bar, while a selection of food trucks will offer snacks and gourmet delights.
All visitors to the festival will go into the draw to win one of five Bluefin Boat packages, one drawn each day as a lucky door prize, with two of these packages reserved for entrants into the Austackle Moreton Bay Madness fishing competition. In addition to the boats, $250,000 in total prizes will be given away to festival visitors.
Lifestyle on Water Festival organiser Carl Richards said the vision is to celebrate all things marine by bringing together all the elements people associate with boating. He said Pelican Park is a spectacular location to host the event where you can enjoy great music, take in high-energy jet ski racing, enjoy a bucket of prawns with a cold drink and have the opportunity to win one of five boats.
It will also be a family friendly event with a dedicated kids’ area. Entries into the fishing competition and festival ticket sales will be available online in February. The fishing competition will be conducted by Steve Wilkes and Sports Tuition.
Steve said this is an eco-friendly catch and release competition with multi species targets.
“We will have prize categories for both junior and senior anglers, so we welcome families to get involved whether from a boat or the shore,” he said. For more information, visit facebook.com/lifestyleonwaterfestival
People wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org