“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”

Charles Darwin

Rainbow Serpent Festival

Rainbow Serpent Festival has been held in the Pyrenees Shire since 1999 and was winner of the 2017 Grampians Tourism Awards, which acknowledged the significant cultural and economic benefit of hosting the festival in the region. RSF has driven a number of philanthropic initiatives within the Pyrenees including the annual Rainbow Community Grant program, achieving many positive outcomes across the local community.

Pyrenees Shire Council

The Pyrenees Shire is home to more than 7000 residents across 3500 square kilometres of rolling hills and soft plains. The locality is renowned for its, wool, viticulture and forestry, and more recently as home to Rainbow Serpent Festival. Local participation in civic life is high, with over 60 percent of locals active in one or more community groups, including arts.  Art galleries and new art precincts are emerging to support local creatives including Beaufort Art Tax and Gallery 127 in Avoca’s Arts and Garden Hub