Thursday, July 05, 2007

Micat Manly Harbour Rhythms Festival

Manly set to swing with Micat Manly Harbour Rhythms Festival
Six days of celebrating life by the bay - 17 – 22 July

Manly brings together the best of live jazz including the talents of internationally acclaimed James Morrison, gourmet Moreton Bay region food and wine, sailing adventures, an island beach party and more for its annual six day celebration – Micat Manly Harbour Rhythms Festival from 17-22 July.

The festival will kick off when serious foodies converge on one of Queensland’s most famous hotels by the sea – The Manly Hotel – for a Wine Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, 17 July.

Other festival events include a sailing adventure, busker’s competition, jazz cruise, sunset sail, Moreton Island beach party and Calypso Cruise and St Helena Island night ghost tour.Combining free and ticketed events and a fully licensed precinct serving up some of the best contemporary and boutique Australian wines and beverages, highlights of the festival program include:

Tuesday, 17 July
Wine Appreciation Dinner with special guest Henry Dawson-Damer of Penfold’s Wines, 7pm, The Manly Hotel - $120 per person

Wednesday, 18 July
Gentlemen and Ladies Sailing Adventure aboard local Manly yachts, 1pm, departing William Gunn Jetty - $40 per personHummers and Strummers busking competition final, The Manly Hotel – FREE entry

Thursday, 19 July
Micat Brisbane River Jazz Cruise – an evening of water jazz and fine dining, 7pm, departing Bretts Wharf - $135 per person

Friday, 20 July
Sunset Sail aboard local Manly yachts, 4pm, departing William Gunn Jetty - $30 per person

Saturday, 21 July
Micat Moreton Island Beach Party and Calypso Cruise – beach BBQ and activities on Moreton Island, 8.30am, departing Howard Smith Drive, Lytton - $95 per personCat Ó Nine Tails St Helena by Night Ghost Tour, 6.45pm, departing William Gunn Jetty - $85 per person

Sunday, 22 July
Micat Manly Harbour Rhythms Festival on the Esplanade – great food and wine amid a backdrop of exciting Australian jazz and blues performers, 10.30am-4pm - $15 per person (entry only)

Micat Manly Harbour Rhythms Festival is presented by Manly Chamber of Commerce with the support of Micat and Brisbane Marketing, Major Events Brisbane.

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