Community & Business

6 September, 2023

Colour Fest to take over Kuranda

GET ready to paint Kuranda, and the Barron River, in colour as the Kuranda Colour Fest is held again this weekend.

Photo: kurandavillage instagram page
Photo: kurandavillage instagram page

After the success of the event in 2022, Kuranda Traders Association is hosting another day of colour and fun this Saturday. 

Kuranda Colour Fest kicks off at 10am on Saturday in Centenary Park, Kuranda with free face painting and a giant inflatable slide for the kids.

Look up high for visual and interactive entertainment with stilt walker, Ten Foot Tall Tanya, who will entertain the crowds as ‘Moko Jumbie’ at 10.15am – regarded as a protector whose towering heights made it easier to see evil before ordinary men. Then keep your eyes high at 12.15pm as Tanya will come back as ‘Red Jester’.

There will also be two surprise performances in the park at 11am and 12 noon, DJ music throughout the day with JC, bubbles galore, plus local community stalls through until 2pm.

The highlight of the event will be the free Colour Run at 2pm along the banks of the Barron River. 

Colour Run participants will meet Kuranda’s very own Fairy Jenny at 1.45pm in the park to form a parade and follow her to the starting line on the Barron River. 

The Colour Run features seven colour stations to run through over a course of approximately 500m. 

It’ll be great fun but, be warned, be prepared to be coloured. White t-shirts will be available for purchase in Centenary Park for Colour Run participants.


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