New York has Woodstock. New Orleans has Mardi Gras. Rio has Carnival. Every place has an event that its residents wait all year, every year to come back around to their shores. For owners of Bulimba real estate? It’s the RSL Bulimba Festival.
Normally, Bulimba’s Oxford Street is where you’ll find its restaurants, cafes and delis, and engage in a little bit of retail therapy in its many boutique stores. However, for one day each year, it becomes the site of revelry and fun for Bulimba ratepayers all across the suburb.
This year, that day is 31 August.
Each year, thousands of Bulimbians gather to peruse its stalls of food, arts and crafts and fashion, as well as live music. This year, there will be 170 market stalls as well as a whopping two stages for live entertainment. It’s the perfect day out for a little bit of family entertainment.
In 2013, the festival saw 100,000 people gather to enjoy its sights, sounds, tastes and aromas.
And the best part is, it’s all to a good cause. The money raised will go to the Queensland branch of the RSL, which helps returning soldiers reintegrate into society, assists them with housing and aids them in the physical and emotional rehabilitation needed due to post traumatic stress disorder.