Sunday 11 May 2014

Fraser Coast Season of Events

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Fun on the Fraser Coast 

Savour a quirky, world famous gourmet weekend For one weekend in June, the heritage streetscapes and riverside parks of Maryborough transform into a sea of colour and culture, offering everything from famous chefs and gourmet tastes and a world theatre premiere to a pub fest famous the world over.

Relish Food and Wine Festival
7 June, Portside, Maryborough

Join famous local and Australian chefs at this gourmet food and wine experience showcasing regional wineries and produce, including the Fraser Coast's famous seafood.

World's Greatest Pub Fest
8 June, Maryborough
A quirky, moving festival around Maryborough's historic pubs with thousands of revellers dressing in outrageous costumes – all in the name of raising money for charity. This year, it's the Alzheimer's Association.


Mary Poppins Festival

30 June to Sunday 6 July, Portside, Maryborough

Held in honour of the Maryborough born author of Mary Poppins, this colourful, quirky festival is complete with nanny races, steam trains, sidewalk art, Poppins characters, vintage styling and more.

July - Oct

Hervey Bay Whale FestivalThe world's most unique whale watching destination celebrates its amazing relationship with the whales with a month long festival. Includes lantern parade, blessing of the fleet, 'Paddle out for Whales”, lecture series and workshops.


RACQ Technology Challenge
13 -14 September, Maryborough This amazing race towards the future involves hundreds of studentscompeting in one of the most gruelling endurance races for teenagers. It's the feature event of the RACQ Technology Challenge, where students design, build and race machines that harness alternative energy.

Maryborough Open House
27-28 September

Maryborough opens its doors for a rare look inside its grandest buildings and homes. There is also a full program of events and entertainment across the weekend, including a ghost tour and quirky torchlight tours, music and art, steam train rides, antique cars, vintage and collectables.

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