The Culburra Beach Festival is a not-for-profit organisation run by local volunteers. It aims to showcase, celebrate and promote Culburra Beach, its people, their talent and their business to the wider region and outside visitors.
We have no political agenda, affiliations or intentions in organising the festival, other than simply celebrating the great cultural and creative stuff that goes on in our town to the people who live here and those who haven’t yet discovered our little chunk of paradise.
The festival is held over two or three days on the second weekend in May, chosen because it is traditionally the beginning of tourism low-season, yet ironically it is one of the best times of year — when the water is warm and the skies are clear.
The inaugural festival was held in 2011 (May 6 – 7) and was a stand-out celebration of local community, music, country and culture. It was organised by a robust group of volunteers dedicated to adding value to the cultural development of our community while putting Culburra Beach on the map as a high profile tourist destination.
Originally the brainchild of local tourism operator Kerry Green in a local business meeting, the first festival was carried to fruition in its first year by local entrepreneur Damion Stirling, Monica Willis & Marcus Adamson.
Importantly, a suite of generous sponsors and community partners in the local community also made it possible to make the committee’s dream of hosting a free, family-friendly event come true for the first time in 2011…
And the rest, as they say, was history.