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 Maryborough Heritage Walk Tour

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
8 July – 31 December 2020
*The Maryborough FREE Guided Walking Tour has been cancelled until further notice. They apologise for any inconvenience. A Walking tour brochure is available at the Visitor Information Centre for you to explore the heritage of Maryborough's City heart and Portside Precinct at your leisure.

Isolation Beetles - Kym Latter

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
8 August – 19 September 2020
The "isolation beetles" was a creative project for people who were in isolation due to Coronavirus. The beetles were made from recycled and re-purposed materials, based on provided themes and shared to inspire others!

Shaun Tan - The Art of Story - Discovering The Lost Thing - Book to Film

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
24 – 29 August 2020
A fascinating insight into the creation of Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. This exhibition explores the creation of both the multi-award-winning animation, and his acclaimed picture book of the same name.

Bronzed Beauties - Various Artists

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
28 – 29 August 2020
This exhibition highlights the recently created bronze sculptural works of the nine participants in the Bronze Casting Workshop held at Matilda Foundry, Maryborough in March 2020. This workshop was facilitated by Sheena Larsen and nationally respected bronze sculptor, Vlase Nikoleski and demonstrates the exceptional quality of sculptural output achieved by the participating artist sculptors.

Tipples and Tales

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 30
Weekly from 29 August 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 3 September 2020
Due to COVID19 the markets will be practising social distancing, with smaller stall numbers and they do ask that people ensure that they practice social distancing, follow hygiene practices and do not attend if unwell.

Gatakers Artspace Exhibition Openings

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

Night Horse Ride and Dinner

Susan River, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 145
Monthly from 5 September 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 by the Sea

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
20 September 2020
Sunday by the Sea, a market day with a nod to all their favourite events missed in 2020. Whether its the best Seafood, regional food, and wine, or a little bit of Mary Poppins magic, plus much more. There will be something for everyone.

Maryborough Open House

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
26 September 2020
Maryborough Open House will be very different this year. Maryborough Open House has gone virtual, due to COVID restrictions they won’t be able to open the physical doors, but will be sharing stories of some old favourites and some new stories.
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