The Capricorn Region | Events

Capricorn’s event calendar promises a range of cultural experiences and plays host to the inaugural Beef Australia event in May. Throughout the year Capricorn offers a number of local markets and festivals that showcase culinary experiences and its unique country lifestyle. 

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Summer Solstice Light Spectacle

The Caves, Livingstone Area
From AU$16 - 32.50
12 – 13 December 2018
The Summer Solstice Light Spectacle, a dazzling light display, is a natural phenomenon unique in the southern hemisphere. It occurs throughout December and early January. Due to the alignment of the sun over the Tropic of Capricorn brilliant direct sun light penetrates the darkness of the Belfry Cave through a 14 metre vertical shaft in the cave roof at midday.

Yeppoon Community Market

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 15 December 2018
The Yeppoon Community Market is held each Saturday morning at the Yeppoon Showgrounds from 6am-10am. All profits from stall fees go back into the Community.

Kern Arcade Car Park Markets

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 16 December 2018
The Arcade Car Park Markets are held every Sunday and have a variety of stall, local fresh fruit and vegies, and good range of organic fruit and exotic fruits, locally made cakes and biscuits, chutneys and preserves, jewellery, bric-a-brac, ladies and children's fashions, collectable coins and notes, plants, timber craft and a recent addition to the markets is organic pork, beef and dairy products and for a relaxing change try our reflexology, there is also a Disney character appearance on a regular bases through out the year to entertain the children.

Emu Park Markets

Emu Park, Livingstone Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 16 December 2018
Emu Park Picnic Markets are organised by the Emu Park Lions and held on the third Sunday of every month at Bell Park. With over 130 stalls featuring all kinds of goods including fresh produce, second hand books, craft, local jams and honey plus heaps of trash and treasure bargains everyone's a winner at the Emu Park Picnic Markets!

Causeway Lake Markets

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 23 December 2018
The Causeway Lake Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of every month from 10am to 12pm at Causeway Lake, at the northern end of the causeway. The stalls have a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and other homemade products.

One Hot Night

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
29 December 2018
A celebration of music and community hosted by Busby Marou in Rockhampton, Queensland. One Hot Night kicked off the inaugural even in December 2017 and organisers are thrilled to bring One Hot night back to Rocky in 2018!

Rockin Rocky 2018

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
29 December 2018 – 31 January 2019
Rockin Rocky returns to the iconic Great Western Hotel in December, with the three day music and entertainment festival running from December 29 to 31, 2018. An outstanding line-up of artists will perform at the festival, that also includes adrenalin pumping, professional bull riding with Xtreme Bulls on New Years Eve, and the Rockin Rocky ute muster.

Fig Tree Markets

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 6 January 2019
Fig Tree Creek Markets are organised by Keppel Coast Arts and held on the first Sunday each month, adjacent to the Capricorn Coast Tourist Information Centre at Ross Creek Roundabout, Yeppoon. Fig Tree Creek Markets stallholders display, demonstrate and sell unique, handmade, locally designed, home baked and home grown products.

Luna Markets

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 12 January 2019
Luna Markets is a free family friendly market held every month in Rockhampton with loads of market stalls, food, kids rides and live music under the moonlight!

The Great Australia Day Beach Party

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
Free Entry
26 January 2019
The Great Australia Day Beach Party has well-earned reputation as one of the biggest and best Australia Day events in the State. With the availability of the Keppel Kraken Water Play Area, this year’s event will undoubtedly be one of the best ever with a jam-packed 12 hour non-stop entertainment and beach fun activity program.
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