Rush Festival

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Event Category: Multi Day Events

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    Rush Festival is a celebration of creativity, arts, culture and heritage that ignites the Gympie region with colour, music, dance, art, film, poetry and fun throughout the month of October. Rush Festival’s diverse collaborative program creatively entwines grassroots events and celebrations with the internationally acclaimed Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, Gold Rush Festival, and Widgee Bush Balladeers.

    From art competitions, and master classes to dance, concerts, comedy acts, and family fun there is something for everyone to enjoy and experience during Rush Festival. The festival welcomes people from all walks of life to enjoy, engage, create, learn, grow, film, play, act, dance, sing and connect in the Gympie region.

    In 2017 the Gympie Region is marking its 150th anniversary since the discovery of gold by James Nash. Originally discovered in October 1867, this particular month is also widely recognised as the founding date of the Gympie Township.

    Come for a day or stay for the month to truly engage and appreciate this unique region during the Rush Festival.

    For further details of all events, including times, locations, and how to book tickets, visit the Rush Festival website at

    Information about travel and accommodation options can also be found on the site.

    For live updates and event announcements, follow Rush Festival on social media.



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