Fraser Coast | Events

The biggest event on the Fraser Coast is the annual humpback whale migration which is celebrated at the Hervey Bay Whale Festival in August. 

Away from the ocean, join The World's Biggest Pub Crawl, feast at Relish Festival and take the Great Nanny Challenge as the historic streets of Maryborough come alive for the Mary Poppins Festival. 

You'll find seaside markets, fishing competitions and art and foodie events happening all year round - check out the full list of events on the Fraser Coast below.

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Free Guided Maryborough Heritage Walk Tour

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
2 – 7 December 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.

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 7 December 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.

WetSide Light Show Spectacular

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 7 December 2019
Now showing every Saturday night at 7pm during their operational season (last show the first Saturday in May 2019 - next season commences 4 September). Why not make an evening of it and have dinner (Fish n Chips and Italian restaurant on site)!

Festival of Small Halls - Pialba

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
8 December 2019
Australia's largest dedicated regional music tour, Festival of Small Halls, has announced its 2019 Summer Tour, featuring award-winning English singer-songwriter Blair Dunlop and famed high- energy Queensland duo, Hat Fitz and Cara.

Fraser Coast Carols in the Park

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
8 December 2019
The much loved annual regional Christmas Carol event Carols in the Park, will be held in Queens Park, Maryborough. The Apex Santa Fair runs from 2.30pm at the Routunda with kids rides, face painting, jumping castles and more.

Maryborough Markets

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 12 December 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.

Tom Curtain’s “We’re Still Here” Tour – Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$0 - 40
13 December 2019
To celebrate the release of his fourth studio album, Multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain will again be hitting the road this summer as part of his 'We're Still Here Tour' with his award winning outback show Katherine Outback Experience (KOE).

Night Horse Ride and Dinner

Susan River, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 130
Monthly from 14 December 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.

New Years Eve by the Beach

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
31 December 2019
Fraser Coast Tourism and Events Presents New Years Eve by the beach. Come and join them to celebrate at Bill Fraser Park, on the Torquay Foreshore from 4pm to 8pm. With live entertainment, food and craft stores.

Food n Groove Fridays

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 3 January 2020
Food ‘n’ Groove Fridays is coming back to the Fraser Coast in 2019/20! Set to bring City Park, adjacent to the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre in Pialba alive. Come and celebrate the Fraser Coast’s diversity and vibrant lifestyle through food and entertainment under the stars.
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