Overwhelming support for the Isa Street Festival with more than 6,000 people attending

MAIN ACT: Isaiah Firebrace
MAIN ACT: Isaiah Firebrace

Last night’s Mount Isa City Council Isa Street Festival was the perfect way for the city to begin the Rodeo Week festivities, with more than 6,000 people turning out on the Wednesday night.

Mayor Joyce McCulloch said the positive feedback had been overwhelming, with thousands of locals and visitors from all over Australia enjoying the 5th annual Isa Street Festival.

“The Street Festival is always well received,” Cr McCulloch said.

“Last night was no exception.

“We always survey the crowd though, and take feedback on board so that we can continually make improvements,”she said.

“My deepest gratitude goes to those who came on board to help out on the night.”

“North West Stage Hire, Glencore Mount Isa Mines, Mikkelsen Electrical, Topology, Bandana Jazz Band, Isaiah Firebrace and band.

“The councillors and staff at Council, and every one of our wonderful community groups and schools who entered a float, ran a stall, provided food, and entertained.

“It would not be the Festival that it is without our wonderful community, and I can’t thank them enough,” Cr McCulloch said.

The 2018 Isa Street Festival crowd feasted at more than 35 food stalls.

The majority being local community group fundraisers, more than 20 Street parade floats, and more than 10 school choirs and entertainment groups.

The Street Parade entrants were vying for $4.5k worth of cash prizes and the winners were Best themed entry – Healy State School, Best School entry – St Kieran’s Catholic Primary School and Best community group –  QLD Police/PCYC