Jacaranda Day

The Colour Purple, while not my most favourite movie, definitly can be an impressive display. Avenues of Jacaranda trees in flower has always been one of my favourite sights, and what better place to see it then at the annual Jacaranda Day in Goombungee.

Cathy from the Rosalie Shire Historical Society Inc. sent us the following information:

Jacaranda Day is celebrated annually in Goombungee when the jacarandas and silky oaks that line our main street, burst into blossom. Townspeople and organizations and businesses work hard to ‘skirt an tree’ and the day is filled with reminders of our history and bygone moments. There is a huge display of the practical, cultural and  agricultural aspects of daily life in the early 1900s at the Museum. There is a guided history walk to do, as well as the opportunity to chat with one of our Living History books – those folk who can remember life in our town before water and electricity were connected! There’s markets, music and dancing as well as a street parade at 2.45pm. Plenty of food and refreshments for sale at a number of places during the day. For the young at heart there is a Skate Party at Pioneer Park as well as face painting. The Volunteers In Policing are out in force celebrating 150 years of Policing in Queensland with a display at the Museum and some free giveaways for the children – not only that they are fingerprinting and making ID cards for kids – a great safety idea for parents and fun for the kids as well. Day starts at 10am and finishes with a free family movie “The Lego Movie” at the Museum at 7pm.   Join us for a great day beneath the blooms!

Jac Day

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