Caba Carnivale draws 2000 people
SATURDAY'S Carnivale at Cabarita Beach drew a crowd of over 2000 to the village.
Organiser Duke Albada said she was "over the moon" with the success of the inaugural event, saying it paved the way for future events at Cabarita.
"I'm stoked to see that all the hard work in organising the Carnivale has paid off," she told My Daily News.
"It was a good three months of organising by a wonderful group of people.
"Cabarita businesses kicked in along with the community to make the day a huge success."
With a variety of stalls and musical entertainment by local and visiting talent, the atmosphere on the day was very much that of a carnivale.
Cabarita resident Lily Valance said the event brought colour and life to an already thriving community.
"I think the Carnivale reflected the character of the people, but also highlighted the degree of talent existing in the community," she said.
"Cabarita is the perfect place for such a vital event.
"I think everyone who attended had a great time.
"It really showcased the village and the propensity for it acting as a venue for future events."