THE 2023 BEENLEIGH CANE PARADE AND GALA BALL ARE COMING!

Following an incredible relaunch in 2021, the Rotary Club of Beenleigh is proud to be bringing back the much-anticipated Beenleigh Cane Parade and Gala Ball for 2023, as event planning has kicked off with volunteers early this new year.
 
The Beenleigh Cane Parade will be held throughout the streets of Beenleigh on the afternoon of Saturday 13th May, with the event starting from and returning to the Beenleigh Showgrounds. At the conclusion of the parade, the showgrounds will come alive with the presentation of official awards, food trucks, amusement rides, face painting and a laser light show. This event will be free for the public to attend and enjoy. 
 
The weekend following the Beenleigh Cane Parade will see the Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball return on the evening of Saturday 20th May 2023. The third gala event to be held at the Beenleigh Events Centre since the return of the events in 2021, the Cane Gala Ball has already become a stalwart event in the Logan community events calendar. Featuring a signature menu crafted to focus on our fabulous local produce, live entertainment, dancing and exclusive auctions and raffles fundraising for local projects. Keep an eye out when tickets go on sale. As the hottest ticket in town, the Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball is one not to be missed. 
 
The first two annual events held have raised over $24,000, seeing the launch of the joint literacy project Sugar Sweet Stories. Together, the Rotary Club of Beenleigh, Quota Beenleigh and Soroptimist International Beenleigh commissioned author Karen Tyrrell and illustrator Megan Forward to write, beautifully illustrate, and publish the first children’s book in the literacy program ‘Follow the Sugar Trail’ a historical picture book, following the history of the Cane farming areas and township of Beenleigh and surrounds. In coming months, the Follow the Sugar Trail book will have over 2,000 copies donated to Year 3 students to schools with our local area to help promote literacy. 
 
As organisation continues with the incredible volunteers from the Rotary Club of Beenleigh, we will soon be launching sponsoring packages in the coming weeks for local businesses looking to get involved. Also, if you are interested in coming on board to lend a helping hand, please register you interest with the Rotary Club of Beenleigh. 
 
In 2021, the Beenleigh Cane Parade & Gala Ball was touted as giving our community a great big hug, and in the midst of the COVID pandemic, the community gathering saw young and old come out in droves to experience the spectacle (or reexperience the memories of yesteryear) of passing floats, bands, community groups and dancers. We can’t wait to see what creativity and passion the community holds for their floats and displays in 2023. 
 
You’ll soon see banners and flyers appearing around town – but save the dates for years to come, Beenleigh Cane Parade 2nd Saturday in May and Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball 3rd Saturday in May. Bring your family, friends, neighbours, and friends and help us continue to grow this iconic community festival back to its former glory as we celebrate the heritage of Beenleigh, our current community, and our future. 
 

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To register for updates, please visit the events page of the Rotary Club of Beenleigh Facebook page (facebook.com/BeenleighRotaryClub) or contact the organising committee directly at bce4207@gmail.com

Without sponsors and community support, events like this would not be possible.
With great thanks to the local businesses and organisations who support this event.