DURING October, musicians, artists, poets, actors and street performers will show the strength of our region's creative culture for "Rush Festival", a month celebrating Gympie's community, culture, and heritage.

Rush kicks off on October 3 at the Gympie Gold Museum with the official opening of the Rush Festival month and the Ultimate Steam Festival.

There will be a wide range of events and activities organised including Goldrush, the Great Moscow Circus, the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, art exhibitions, the Widgee Bush Balladeers Muster, Movies in the Park, concerts showcasing Thirsty Merc, Brothers 3 and Caitlyn Shadbolt, and a dance party for the kids.

The festival is designed to celebrate the best in arts and culture in the Gympie region and is family friendly and open to all ages.

The movie Paper Planes will be screened for free on Saturday, October 3, at 5pm, at Lake Alford as part of the launch of Rush (from left) are Gympie Mental Health Week organising committee members Jo Pengelly, Gaylene Johnston, Cr Rae Gate, Shelly Wilson and Jasmin Wandell with Andree Stark in front.
The movie Paper Planes will be screened for free on Saturday, October 3, at 5pm, at Lake Alford as part of the launch of Rush (from left) are Gympie Mental Health Week organising committee members Jo Pengelly, Gaylene Johnston, Cr Rae Gate, Shelly Wilson and Jasmin Wandell with Andree Stark in front. Greg Miller