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
25 – 30 May 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.

Maryborough Markets

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 28 May 2020
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Maryborough Markets have been cancelled, to keep up to date with all events for 2021 please follow their Facebook page @FraserCoastEvents. Every Thursday, Maryborough's city centre undergoes an amazing transformation into a colourful outdoor heritage bazaar.

The Australian Bee Gees Show - 25th Anniversary Tour - Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
28 May 2020
Celebrating 9 years and over 2800 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, The Australian Bee Gees Show will be heading Down Under for the Australian leg of their 25th anniversary tour! The Australian Bee Gees Show is currently performing at The Excalibur Hotel and Casino and has been in residence for the past 9 years and have just signed a new 5-year contract that will keep the ABGShow headlining in Las Vegas until 2024.

Tipples and Tales

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

Gatakers Artspace Exhibition Openings

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 5 June 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. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Night Horse Ride and Dinner

Susan River, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 130
Monthly from 6 June 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.

Sunday Riverside

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 7 June 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. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Offshore Superboats Championships

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
13 – 14 June 2020
Come along to the final round of the 2019 Offshore Superboat Championships. The pit area and public boat ramp is on Jetty Road, Urangan, Hervey Bay. The race viewing is from the Hervey Bay foreshore. Saturday 30 November:

Mary Poppins Festival

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
2 July 2020
This year’s Festival presents a four-day 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.

Heritage City Quilt and Craft Extravaganza 2020

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$5.00 - 5.00
4 – 5 July 2020
The Heritage City Quilt and Craft Extravaganza in Maryborough is an annual weekend of craft hosted by the Rotary Club of Maryborough–Sunrise. A premiere regional event for crafters, it draws crafters and suppliers from across south-east Queensland for displays, demonstrations and workshops, providing opportunities to learn new crafts, techniques, or to sit and admire the works of others.
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