2021 – Coast Life Festival

2019 event:

COAST LIFE: APPRECIATING LIFE ON, IN & NEAR THE WATER

The inaugral Coast Life event in 2019 focused on water protection and marine conservation as well as celebrating life in a coastal region.

Featuring live music, performance poetry, live art, keynote talks, market stalls, raffles, Aboriginal smoking ceremony, giants games food & bev, floral installations, it was a successful and spirited day for whole community.

COMMUNITY BENEFITS & OUTCOMES

  • Contributed over $20,000 to the local economy by way of engaging suppliers from a vast array of industries.
  • Created exposure and paid opportunities for local creatives including musicians, artists, photographers, florists, comedians, and poets.
  • Provided empowering education on how to better protect our waters.
  • Access to Aboriginal culture for the non-Indigenous attending audience.
  • Engaged the local community with its surf life saving club – many for the first time.
  • Social media engagement for the event period exceeded 130,000.
  • Many people have anecdotally reported a new state of ‘inspiration’ and ‘enlightenment’ as a result of the education component of the event facilitated by educators, surfers, and conservationists on how to better protect our local waters as a community.
  • We have strong interest from the community to make this a regular event – it has the potential to grow into a larger, annual festival.

Testimonials

“Great music, food, drink, great company and beautiful weather in the most beautiful setting! Our beach, our home, our people. Thanks for your excellent organisation of such a great day!”
Gaye
The Entrance