yana marumba – Opening Ceremony

Yura!! Welcome to yana marumba (‘Walk Good’ in Jandai language) – the 4th year of our Wynnum Fringe Opening Ceremony Tradition and the hero event of our theme for week one, PLACE.

This is a place for inclusion. An opportunity for our diverse community – and visitors – to walk along the shore of Moreton Bay and hear the traditional connection to Quandamooka Country told by Quandamooka People. It’s a chance for us to acknowledge the 25,000 years of history in our suburb and grow together as one.

Join us at sunset along the stunning foreshore as our Quandamooka delegation lead us in song, dance and yarns. This year, we will also be joined by traditional members from a few different cultural backgrounds, as well as our diverse range of performers. The perfect foundation for Fringe 23.

Free entry. All ages event.

4:30pm Gather at Pandanus Beach
5:00pm Welcome to Country
5:40pm Walk along the Esplanade
6:00pm Arrive at the Wynnum Fringe Garden for the official opening of Wynnum Fringe 2023.
7:00pm Conclude and enjoy the Wynnum Fringe Garden!
* This walk starts at Pandanus Beach and finishes at George Clayton Park. The total travel is approximately 1 km on flat ground. 

This project is being presented in partnership with Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) and with generous support from Ampol. Yana Marumba is proudly produced by Quandamooka local artist Jillian Jacob in collaboration with Wynnum Fringe.


All venues are wheelchair accessible