Fraser Coast | Events

The biggest event on the Fraser Coast is the annual humpback whale migration which is celebrated on land with festivals and events galore. The World's Biggest Pub Crawl, Relish Festival and the Mary Poppins Festival are also highlights of the Fraser Coast's epic events line up.

All year round though you will find seaside markets, fishing competitions and art and foodie events happening.

Here is the full list of events on the Fraser Coast.

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Free Guided Maryborough Heritage Walk Tour

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
22 – 27 July 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 25 July 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.

Blessing of the Fleet

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
27 July 2019
Celebrating everything that the oceans of Hervey Bay has to offer, the Ocean Festival will kick off with the Blessing of the Fleet, followed by the Hervey Bay Seafood Festival, Whale Concert and Parade and Paddle Out for Whales.

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 27 July 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.

Art After Dark

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 2 August 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.

Fraser Coast Chronicle Whale Parade and Concert

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
3 August 2019
Get your costumes ready because an 'have a whale of a time' party is coming to the Fraser Coast and will illuminate the Hervey Bay Esplanade with lights, music, costumes and more! For the best view of the parade, pick your spot between Frank Street and Seafront Oval for a 5pm parade.

2019 FAI F3D/F5D World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft

Boonooroo Plains, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
4 – 12 August 2019
Maryborough Aeromodellers Club Inc. the World Air Sports Federation, the Model Aircraft Association of Australia and Queensland are holding the 2019 FAI F3D/F5D World Championships for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft at their flying field on Boonooroo Road from August 4 to 12, 2019.

Paddle Out for Whales

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
4 August 2019
Bring you SUP, kayak, blow up toy or home-made raft along to celebrate and encourage whale conservation in Hervey Bay, the whale capital of the world. Creativity is encouraged and the more colourful and quirky the better.

Sunday Riverside

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 4 August 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.

Hervey Bay Whale Festival 2019

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
10 – 18 August 2019
There is no other place in the world that compares to the awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, up-close whale watching encounters that you will find in Hervey Bay. Between July and November, thousands of humpback whales travel the ‘humpback highway’ and arrive in the calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay.
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