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
20 – 25 January 2020
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.

WetSide Light Show Spectacular

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 January 2020
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)!

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 25 January 2020
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.

Maryborough Markets

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 30 January 2020
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.

Sunday Riverside

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 2 February 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.

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.

Night Horse Ride and Dinner

Susan River, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 130
Monthly from 8 February 2020
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.

Gatakers by Night

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 8 February 2020
Enjoy live music, delicious food and the best of local art and culture in the magical ambience of Gatakers by Night. Bring your own folding chairs or picnic rug . Casual meal options available. Full bar facilities are available, please no BYO alcohol and no pets.

Gatakers Artspace Exhibition Openings

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 14 February 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.

Women's Adventure Film Tour 19/20 - Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$20 - 25
8 March 2020
Coming to Maryborough to celebrate Women’s Week 2020! If you missed the September screenings of the Women’s Adventure Film Tour, then you don’t want to miss this encore screening! This will be almost the same film line-up but there will also be an emcee introduction, guest speaker and prize draw!
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