Fraser Coast | Events

The biggest event on the Fraser Coast is the annual humpback whale migration which is celebrated on land with festivals and events galore. The World's Biggest Pub Crawl, Relish Festival and the Mary Poppins Festival are also highlights of the Fraser Coast's epic events line up.

All year round though you will find seaside markets, fishing competitions and art and foodie events happening.

Here is the full list of events on the Fraser Coast.

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Free Guided Maryborough Heritage Walk Tour

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
13 – 18 May 2019
Take a guided walking tour of the city with one of our local guides. Dressed in period costume, the guide will help you discover Maryborough's colourful past and take you back to a time when Maryborough was a thriving port, and the place where about 22,000 free settlers took their first steps on Australian soil.

Night Horse Ride and Dinner

Susan River, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 130
Monthly from 18 May 2019
Experience their award winning trail ride in the late afternoon. Upon arrival at the river you will be served piping hot soup and garlic bread beside the bonfire before returning to the Homestead by the light of the moon or stars where a two course barbecue meal will reward your taste buds in their dining room or alfresco area.

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 18 May 2019
Enjoy a Tipple and a Tale in the historic Bond Store. Meet The Gauger and hear his stories of the Bond Store's past as you enjoy a tantalising experience of regional ports, liqueurs and tasting platters.

Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$55 - 69
22 May 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

Maryborough Markets

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 23 May 2019
Every Thursday, Maryborough's city centre undergoes an amazing transformation into a colourful outdoor heritage bazaar. Wander around over 120 stalls with an amazing array of farm fresh produce and unique wares.

Relish Food and Wine Festival

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$10 - 15
1 June 2019
Maryborough's heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are the setting for the Relish Food and Wine Festival which is a delicious feast of culture and cuisine serving up celebrity chefs, gourmet tastings, cooking workshops, live music and art.

Sunday Riverside

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 2 June 2019
Relax by the river and take in the sounds of free live music. This free, laid back afternoon by the river includes giant lawn games and family-friendly, fun activities, food stalls and a licensed bar.

Art After Dark

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 21 June 2019
Art, Music, Drinks. Be inspired. Listen to free live music and enjoy some drinks while you peruse the latest exhibitions at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery exhibition opening night. Free entertainment, live music, nibbles and a cash bar is available.

Mary Poppins Festival

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
28 June – 7 July 2019
This year’s Festival presents a two week program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga to pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement.

Hervey Bay Whale Festival 2019

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
10 – 18 August 2019
There is no other place in the world that compares to the awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, up-close whale watching encounters that you will find in Hervey Bay. Between July and November, thousands of humpback whales travel the ‘humpback highway’ and arrive in the calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay.
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