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  • Our Festival Mardi Gras and Grand Finale for 2014 Saturday Sept 6th

    Guest Artists include Tommy Franklin & The Elliotts PLUS heaps of local Talent, Markets Stalls, Sideshow alley and heaps of family friendly activities

  • Sept 4th 5.00pm to 9.00pm Your chance to win $17000 in cash and prizes

    Prize Draws at 6.00pm Sibby Saittas, 6.45pm Eathornes Sportspower 7.30pm Burdekin Theatre Forecourt You have to be there to claim your prize Road Closures will be in place for the safety of all attending

  • 2014 Rotary Grand Parade is on Saturday Sept 6th at 5.00pm

    Glitz Glam & Movie Mayhem is the theme for our Grand Parade this year. This is a showpiece of creativity colour and music and has something to interest everyone.

  • Ergon Energy Wearable Art Sept 6th Theatre Forecourt Stage at 6.30pm

    Come and see the many displays of creativity on our Mardi Gras Night with entrants from across North Qld.

  • The Fun Continues... Burdekin Water Festival June 20 to September 6, Are you going to join us?

    Our 2014 has something for everyone. Look at our events calendar and join in.

  • Our2014 Wilmar Sugar Senior Ambassador Winner is Stefania Scuderi and Runner Up is Demi Morgan

    The winners were announced at our Gala Crowning Evening on Saturday Aug 30th. Congratulations to all of our entrants.

  • We have two winners Congratulations Julia Nosworthy and Libby D'Allesandro and Runner up Sarah McDonnell

    18 young Burdekin Juniors did us proud in the Queensland Country Junior Program for 2014

  • Congratulations Ross Carless our 2014 SunWater Burdekin Bloke

    Thanks to Ross, Ty and Daniel You were incredible.

  • Blue Ribbon Rice Tastes of the Burdekin Saturday July 19 Another great festival success

    Our 2014 Tastes included our celebrity chef Tanya Bartolini and our Pacific Reef Fisheries cook is between the 000 services. Ambos, Firies and Police The night was a huge success with record crowds attending.

A Feast of Entertainment for Mardi Gras

Some say that Mardi Gras means party… and the 2014 Burdekin Water Festival Mardi Gras boasts an entertainment line-up that would turn any event into a party to remember.

The feast of entertainment will be headlined by Australia’s Got Talent 2013 Finalist, Tommy Franklin.

Tommy was a hit from the moment he auditioned for Australia’s Got Talent and “#saltyrain” took social media by storm.  Since then Tommy has danced at Australia’s biggest music festivals and is a regular on national TV & radio.

In his own words, Tommy Franklin wants to change the world… one smile at a time.  Tommy found dance after a dark period of his life and soon became well-known around Byron Bay as “The Dancing Man”. With the dancing came smiles and Tommy Franklin is a self-confessed dealer in smiles. 

The Elliotts are a Melbourne-based 3 piece band who have supported major Australian and international acts such as Taxi Ride, 1927, Pseudo Echo and Belinda Carlisle.

The trio have a sound that echoes Queen, The Beatles and Coldplay and Rolling Stone Magazine called them “a post-millenium Hollies”.

As regulars in Melbourne’s leading live music venues, The Elliotts blend gentle ballads with classics that will have the crowd dancing.

All three members are talented musicians in their own right and have worked with well-known acts such as Ian Moss, Diesel, Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Lorde, Bliss ‘n Esso and Thirsty Merc.

The Elliotts have also featured on music channel, Channel V, and have been part of Triple J’s Unearthed program.

A host of talented local entertainers will support Tommy Franklin & The Elliotts to provide an entertainment schedule that wouldn’t be out of place at any capital city event.

Our Better Burdekin Business Register

These 85 businesses have made our Glitz Glam & Giveaway Promotion possible. Please support these businesses and join us for our Twilight Shopping Street Party on September 4th.

A & B Rural Supplies Pty Ltd
AGnVET Agribusiness Services
AJT Tax Pty Ltd
Andersen Real Estate
Angies Active Health Centre
Auto Pro
Ayr Amcal Chemist
Ayr Camera Centre
Ayr Camping World
Ayr Chinese Restaurant
Brandons Real Estate & Travel
Burdekin Growers Services
Burdekin Motors Group
Burdekin Transport Services
Butterfly Blue
Campbell's Jewellery
Chill Parlour
Chiropractic Care Ayr
Cinnamon Street Kids
Coco House
Country Connection
Coutts Commercial Hotel
Delta Electrix
Dominiques Flowers & Funk
Domino's Ayr
Dotty Daisy Flowers
Eathorne's Sportspower Ayr
Ellsley Metal Recycling
Extreme Edge Surf & Skate
Fahey & Walsh
Fit 4 Life NQ
French's Handbags & Luggage
Future Fitness
George Fotinos Chemist
Grasso Financial Services
Groves and Clark
Gurgos Paint & Hardware Inspirations
Haller Wealth
Harvey Norman Ayr
Hayward Hydraulic Repairs
Helloworld Ayr
Horan & Bird Electrical
Infocus Money Management
Ivy Accessories
Jade Body Fashions
Jetsetter Travel
Jo's Gifts & Linen
Just Add Lipstick
Kalamia Hotel
Kaytown Shoes Pty Ltd
Kids Crossing
L'Shu on Queen
Mac's Ayr Toyworld
Michaels Menswear
ML Partners Pty Ltd
Moore Stephens (Qld) Ltd
Nikkiz Hair Design
NQ Rural & Business Brokers Pty Ltd
Nu-Tek Engineering Pty Ltd
Nuttalls Pty Ltd
Oar & Horan Dentists
Out 'N' About
Paul's Plumbing
Phoenix Hair Studio
Pro Quality Seafood
Queen Street Interiors
Queens Hotel
Red Rooster
RJ Lago GPS Levelling Pty Ltd
Robert Tomarchio Guardian Pharmacy
Rural Quip
Sibby Saitta World of Fashion
Spearritts Jewellers
Sugarfix Consultancy Group
Tanks Direct
Tasha's Top Shop
TG Spares
Ultimate Design Solutions
Watson's Butchery

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