Pasifika Vibes Festival to keep rocking with $10,000

Published 01 June 2023

Performers on stage at the Pasifika Vibes Festival

After a blockbuster event in 2023 that exceeded all expectations, Council will provide Pasifika Families Inc with $10,000 to support the Pasifika Vibes Festival, over the next two years.

Mayor Peter Flannery said he’d already marked his calendar for 6 May 2024, ready for next year’s event at Pine Rivers Showgrounds. 

“People have clearly spoken with their feet, this year’s capacity crowd showed people travelled from across south east Queensland to attend Pasifika and Council is proud to support its continuing success,” Mayor Flannery said.

“This festival is a true multicultural extravaganza, and it is one of the largest Polynesian festivals in Queensland, with more than 15,000 people turning out this year.

“If you’ve never been it’s well worth the visit, it’s like getting to visit Samoa, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand and more all in one day.

“It’s an annual not-for-profit event that celebrates the cultures, foods, arts and traditions of our Pacific neighbours, many of who have emigrated to Australia and enrich our Moreton Bay community.

“I see  the continuing success of Pasifika Vibes’s as a testament  to the vibrancy and strength of our community networks. .”

Cr Mick Gillam (Div 8) said this event was already one of the major festivals on Moreton Bay’s social calendar.

“While Council is proud to be a financial supporter, this is entirely community-driven vision and the volunteers who worked tirelessly over many months to make this dream a reality are the ones we have to thank,” he said.

“I especially want to recognise and thank all the elders and dignitaries who made the opening ceremony so special.

“Pasifika Vibes Festival is a great celebration of what can be achieved when we work together to celebrate the uniqueness and differences in culture, which I hope fills everyone in our region with pride.

“I definitely encourage you to get along next year if you’ve never been.”

The motto of Pasifika Family Inc is: Many people, shared purpose, all cultures working together so our roots run deeper.

The next Pasifika Vibes Festival will be held at Pine Rivers Showgrounds on 6 May 2024 from 8.30am and entry is just a gold coin donation.