Landmarks set for illumination with exciting addition to Luminous
The award-winning Luminous light and art spectacular is fast approaching and several landmarks within Gladstone’s CBD will also light up to celebrate this highly anticipated event.
In addition to the main Luminous festivities taking place at Gladstone’s Tondoon Botanic Gardens, on 16-17 July from 5.30pm-9pm, a specially designed Heritage Trail will also be activated along Goondoon Street to mark the occasion.
The Luminous Heritage Trail will light up buildings such as the Old Gladstone Post Office, Kullaroo House, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre and the Gladstone Library.
Gladstone Region Councillor Rick Hansen said the Luminous Heritage Trail would showcase both the old and the new along Goondoon Street.
“The Heritage Trail will run from Thursday 15 July to Saturday 17 July between 5.30pm-9pm, allowing the community to take themselves or their family on a walk down Goondoon Street to see some special buildings that will be lit up to celebrate Luminous,” Councillor Hansen said.
Cr Hansen said the Luminous Heritage Trail is free to attend and will also be accompanied by a launch event, Luminous – Ignite the Heritage, in the Entertainment Precinct along Goondoon Street between Roseberry and Yarroon Streets.
“The Luminous – Ignite the Heritage launch event takes place from 4pm on Thursday 15 July and will feature market stalls, food vendors and live entertainment, bringing an ‘Eat Street’ style event with a difference to the heart of Gladstone’s city centre,” he said.
“While the festivities taking place along Goondoon Street will provide a unique point of difference to Luminous this year, the main event will still take place at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
“The Gardens will be packed with impressive light displays, illuminated art, live music, roving entertainment, workshops, children’s activities, a spectacular water activation on Lake Tondoon and much more.
“Both events are family friendly with something on offer for everyone.”
WHEN: Friday and Saturday 16-17 July, 5.30pm-9pm
WHERE: Tondoon Botanic Gardens (672 Glenlyon Road) – limited free parking is available in the industry carpark adjacent to the gardens, patrons can park at Meteors Sports Club for a gold coin
COST: Gold coin entry (to Luminous).
Luminous – Ignite the Heritage (launch event)
WHEN: Thursday 15 July, 4pm-8pm
WHERE: Entertainment Precinct (Goondoon Street between Roseberry and Yarroon Streets) – a road closure will take place from 12pm until 10pm on Thursday 15 July
Luminous – Heritage Trail
WHEN: 15-17 July, 5.30pm-9pm
WHERE: Entertainment Precinct (Goondoon Street between Roseberry and Yarroon Streets) – a road closure will be in place from 5pm until 9pm on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 July
All events are alcohol and smoke free. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, conditions surrounding this event are subject to change.
Council asks that patrons do not attend if they have returned from overseas or a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days, have cold or flu like symptoms, or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
All attendees must sign in with the Check in QLD app (as per Queensland Government requirements).
Please visit www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/luminous for more information.
Luminous has been partly funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund.