Kingscliff fired up for food, art, jazz weekend
THE weather might be cool but the music and food is hot, as the annual Kingscliff Art, Food And All That Jazz Festival fires up today and tomorrow.
Capitalising on Kingscliff's reputation as being a "foodie's heaven", the festival also attracts some of the regions most promising artists and a unique mix of musicians to make it a "feast for the senses".
The festival kicked off last night with the World's Greatest Progressive Dinner, and hungry but cold diners made their way from restaurant to restaurant, enjoying not only the food but live music, thanks to the band La Gran Salsa.
Today and tomorrow the roads are given over to pedestrians with a variety of arts and craft stall and markets enticing visitors, while a host of art, food and music workshops will be held at various locations during the weekend.
There are two music stages operating with the range of music varying from blues to jazz and even gospel music tomorrow morning.
This afternoon, selected restaurants open for art exhibitions and canapes and drinks for festival-goers.
Tonight at dusk a spectacular lantern parade will take to Marine Parade and will be a delight for the youngsters and young at heart.
Tomorrow will see A la Carte in the Park and a huge day of jazz music with three stages operating.
Road closures will be at Moss Street at the corner of Sutherland Street, Seaview Street at the corner of Pearl Street and Turnock Street and the corner of Marine Parade.
Car parking will be available at Jack Julius Park and Rotary Park on the southern side of Kingscliff, with access to town via the boardwalk and tomorrow at Jack Bayliss Park opposite the police station.