Share First Nations culture

Looking for free things to do next weekend? Head to the First Nations Family Fun Day, in Glass House Mountains for fun, food, craft and culture.

First Nations Family Fun Day

First Nations Family Fun Day 

April 20 from 10am - 2pm at Bankfoot House Heritage precinct 

Get ready for something special as Kabi Kabi and Jinibara First Nations People share their culture through games, dancing, and craft activities, for all ages. 

  • learn about ochre painting and perhaps try it yourself.
  • explore and taste your way through the region’s bush foods
  • channel your inner chef with cooking demos and workshops
  • settle in for a story
  • or purchase wares at the First Nations market stalls and food vans.
The Corroboree

The highlight of the day is the Corroboree, featuring a smoking ceremony, dance and didgeridoo performance.

Program

TimeActivity
10.00amWelcome to Country
10.00am - 2.00pmWorkshop: Ochre and story symbols painting station

Workshop: Jinibara bush food, tools, storytelling and colouring

First 5 Forever - Stories, books and rhymes for children and families

Heritage Library - Display and information

Bankfoot House Guided Tours - Enjoy a walk through the heritage listed home of early pioneers.

Market stalls:
  • My Dilly Bag
  • Dreamtime Artistry
  • Merryn Apma
  • Maiz the Label
  • Black Botanics
  • Murri Girl Designs
  • Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group
  • ReFocus

Food:
  • Nooks & Cooks - food van
  • TribalLink - food van
  • Sunshine Coast Goannas soccer club - sausage sizzle
  • Wan’Diny NAIDOC Committee - sausage sizzle
12.00 - 1.00pmThe Corroboree - Featuring smoking ceremony, dance, audience participation, and digeridoo performance.
1.00 - 1.45pmWorkshop: Cooking demonstration and bush tucker yarn 
2.00pmEvent close
2.00 - 3.00pm Bankfoot House last guided tours

The event is held during the Australian Heritage Festival and is a fun way to build stronger relationships and unite communities through a shared respect for culture and heritage.

This event is funded by the Sunshine Coast Council, Arts and Heritage Levy.

 
 

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Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the important role First Nations people continue to play within the Sunshine Coast community.

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