Eco-friendly event offers fun for the whole family

Date published: 30 May 2017

Sustainability and the environment will be in the spotlight at the annual Eco Fiesta in Queen’s Gardens this weekend.

At this year’s event you can discover how your lawn uses electricity and your house is powered by water.

The annual eco-friendly event, which attracts about 7000 people to the picturesque gardens each year, will have lots of educational and fun opportunities to learn about being environmentally conscious in your own back yard.

Entertainment on the main stage will feature performances by Paige Holdsworth, the Jacob Long Band, Crossroads and an interactive wildlife display by Ranger Dan.

Sustainability Appreciation Awards will be presented on the main stage at 12pm.

There’s also something for the smallest visitors, with a Kids Corner and interactive workshop hub.

Community Health and Environment Committee chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said Eco Fiesta was a great opportunity for residents to learn about how they can make a difference to the environment.

“Eco Fiesta is always a popular event with residents and a great place to learn about new innovations and great tips for around your home,” Cr Greaney said.

“The event is also a chance to get out with your family, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with great entertainment and great food offer.”

This year visitors will have a chance to win some great prizes including a water tank from Gough Plastics, LED lighting package from SuperGreen Solutions and a six-month Townsville Bulletin digital subscription. Pick up your copy of the Townsville Bulletin on Saturday, June 3 for an entry form.

The free event runs from 9am to 3pm, Sunday, June 4.

There is an option for attendees to make a gold coin donation upon entering the event to offset their carbon footprint. These donations are then distributed and presented to environmental-focused non-profit organisations at the following year’s event.

For more information about Eco Fiesta visit