Anzac Memorial Avenue, Redcliffe

Redcliffe, Moreton Bay Area

Queensland's first bitumen road connecting Brisbane to a seaside resort was 18 kilometres from Petrie to Redcliffe: it was also the state's longest WWI memorial avenue.

Anzac Memorial Avenue, now simply called Anzac Avenue, officially opened for traffic on 5 December 1925. It was built by returned servicemen as a re-employment project, starting in December 1922, and funded through public fundraising and government contributions.

Enhancing the streetscape, and in keeping with a growing tradition of living memorials, trees were planted along the motorway from February 1925, 2,000 trees in all. Not all survived. Weather and roadworks took their toll over the years and some were replaced.

Original plantings include the Cocos palms planted at Petrie by Governor Nathan in 1925, a Hoop Pine planted at the Humpybong Esplanade corner of the avenue by Governor-General Lord Stonehaven and a Fig tree at the roundabout terminating the avenue near Settlement Cove Lagoon.

Anzac Memorial Avenue was one of about 200 treed avenues planted in the wake of WWI across Australia.

The RACQ was a major supporter of its development, aligning with the newly-formed Main Roads Board. In this, the project uniquely blended WWI remembrance with the first car-driven tourism initiative in Queensland.

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Ferrari Park Markets Laidley

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 24 February 2018
Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies. Laidley Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the Month in Ferrari Park Patrick Street, Laidley from 6am to 12pm.

Lockyer Valley Country Music Round Up

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
25 February – 3 March 2018
At the Lockyer Valley Country Music Round Up there will be walk ups, a bush poets breakfast and the main show on Saturday with the Slim Dusty Tribute Show, Jeff Brown, Laura Downing and more. On site camping available, bookings essential.

Laidley Village Markets

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 2 March 2018
The Laidley Village Markets are held from 7am to 1pm on the corner of Patrick Street and The Mall. Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.

Mulgowie Real Farmers Markets

Mulgowie, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 3 March 2018
Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of the local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies set amongst magnificent landscapes.

The Handmade Expo Market

Forest Hill, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
10 March 2018
Handmade Boutique Market in the Lockyer Valley at Forest Hill. Gorgeous local and visiting stall holders gathering in the heart of the Lockyer Valley in Forest Hill – with over 60 stall holders you are in for a wonderful day.

The Handmade Expo Market Forest Hill

Forest Hill, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Quarterly from 10 March 2018
Set in the gorgeous Lockyer Valley in the Forest Hill School of Arts precinct, the markets are exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown along with a few quality crafting supplies for you to create your own 'Handmade experience'.

Lockyer Valley Speedway

Gatton, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$15.00 - 45.00
Monthly from 17 March 2018
Bring the family down to Gatton Showgrounds to enjoy an afternoon and evening of Speedway! The track is a decomposed granite track at 530 metres long and runs Karts, Vintage Demonstration Runs, Stock Cars Micro Sprints, Legend Cars, Surfers Paradise Sedans, F500s and Junior F500s, Sedan Classes.

Plainland Markets

Plainland, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 18 March 2018
Come along to the Plainland Markets at Plainland Hotel, Plainland, from 7am to 2pm. Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.

Queen's Baton Relay and Community Celebrations

Gatton, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
29 March 2018
Don’t miss this historic occasion as the Queen’s Baton Relay travels through Gatton. A huge community celebration takes place from 12pm into the night with music, markets, equestrian events and much more.

Laidley Heritage Weekend

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
21 – 22 April 2018
Head to Laidley with the whole family for Laidley Heritage Weekend. Held over two days, this festival celebrates the history of picturesque Laidley. Das Neumann Haus, hand built by German immigrant Hermann Neumann in 1893, has been restored to its former condition, refurnished in the style of the 1930s and is open to the public as a house museum.
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