Winter days make for the Bay’s best

Winter days make for the Bay’s best

To say Saturday ‘went off with a bang’ may sound corny, but when the morning’s festivities began with the firing of a canon at Howard and ended with a stunning firework display over the Bay – I believe it quite adequately describes both the host and scale of events we were treated to.

In less than 12 hours we were given a taste of the region’s proud history as thousands of residents turned out to enjoy the quirk and charm of the second annual Burrum Coal Discovery Festival.

We paid tribute to our marine neighbours at the Paddle Out For Whales and celebrated one of the Bay’s most exciting and fastest growing industries when Coast Restaurant and Bar hosted its first Sunset Pier Pop-Up Party as part of Queensland’s Good Food Month.

As someone who visited each of the events, Saturday was nothing less than a whirlwind of good humour, friendly characters and entertainment, with a touch of education and cultural insight on the side.

It was amazing, fun and most of all brilliant to take in the passion and electric energy each event brought to the region.

Combine Saturday’s formal events with the city’s usual weekend sport, family catch ups, beach barbecues, great weather and even more so, news that the Hervey Bay RSL Club had handed out $100,000 to community groups and individuals earlier in the week as part of its ongoing Community Grant program and I believe we came very close to seeing the Bay at its best.