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
9 – 14 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 14 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.

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.

WetSide Light Show Spectacular

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 14 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)!

Maryborough Markets

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 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.

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.

Sunday Riverside

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 5 January 2020
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.

Gatakers Artspace Exhibition Openings

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 10 January 2020
Meet the artists and discover the inspiration behind their artworks. Enjoy a drink from the licenced bar and nibbles as you wander through the gallery's latest works. Free entry.

Art After Dark

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 7 February 2020
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.
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