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
11 – 16 November 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.

Maryborough Markets

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 14 November 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.

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 16 November 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.

WetSide Light Show Spectacular

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 16 November 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)!

Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
23 – 24 November 2019
The Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100 is a long course triathlon consisting of a two kilometre swim, 80 kilometre bike and 18 kilometre run. It takes place along the beautiful foreshore of the protected waters of Hervey Bay and is run by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club.

Barge2Beach

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$50 - 50
23 November 2019
Barge2Beach is a two kilometre Open Water swimming event with a difference! Get dropped off of a Kingfisher Bay Resort vehicle barge two kilometres offshore from Scarness beach in the middle of the crystal clear waters of Hervey Bay.

Offshore Superboats Championships

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
30 November – 1 December 2019
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:

Sunday Riverside

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 1 December 2019
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.

Food n Groove Fridays

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 6 December 2019
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.

Art After Dark

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 6 December 2019
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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