For the second year running, Brisbane Festival hit the suburbs in September with its Street Serenade performances; a mini concert featuring Brisbane and Australian artists. The Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce was excited to be involved to provide a free event to Manly residents and visitors that would offer more than just the concert. Thus, a Taste of Manly was born.
Bayside Park came alive with face painting, giant games, and local performances by Momentum Choir, Wynnum State High School and Cody Miller. Moreton Bay Boys' College performed a surprising and fantastic rock-out performance, with BAY FM's outdoor studio pumping out some great tunes between sets.
Some lucky attendees saw much more than most, with Brisbane Bespoke Charters offering half hour mini Harbour tours throughout the day which sold out quickly. 2530 Adventures also provided free kayaking paddles for the kids - thanks for getting so muddy, Kyle!
Local restaurants The Arsonist and Tide on the Jetty 'popped up' with some yummy bites alongside a range of food trucks , while many enjoyed quenching their thirst with Diablo Ginger Beer.
Visitors learned about the great work volunteers are doing at the Moreton Bay Discovery Centre and even donated to the cause which was terrific to see. The weather was fantastic and Manly really shone, as did the performers and all involved.
The Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce thanks the Brisbane City Council for their sponsorship of this event.