Caloundra’s main street has officially unveiled its fresh new look right on cue for this Saturday’s Chilli Festival.
Downtown Caloundra will be at its dapper best with the covers coming off Stage 4 of the Bulcock St Streetscape project by the close of business today – two weeks ahead of schedule.
Major construction has been completed and the road will be reopened to two-way traffic, parking bays open and traffic barriers removed in time for the Hot 91 Ignite Chilli Festival and the busy summer trading period ahead.
The new-look precinct extending from Minchinton Street to the Knox Avenue intersection includes reshaped roadway and footpaths, new street furniture and more than 70 additional trees, plants and shrubs.
Minor landscaping works will continue throughout November and December with a small team of workers on site, however this is not expected to impact on businesses or the community.
Locals and visitors alike will be out in force on Saturday November 17 soaking up the new street vibe and all the atmosphere of the chilli fest.
The festival introduces the exciting world of chillies, herbs and spices that fuses food, music and people to downtown Caloundra.
The Hot 91 Ignite Chilli Festival is a great opportunity to taste new foods from around the world whilst enjoying live music, cooking demonstrations and diverse stalls selling everything from chilli seeds to chilli sauces, jewellery and other products associated with chilli.
Highlights this year include the world’s largest Macarena, cooking guru Matt Sinclair, chilli eating championships and artisan stalls.
It’s on from 9am until 6pm and entry is free. See you there!