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Regional Tourism Guide for Bundaberg
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Festival of Small Halls - Kalpowar
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Acclaimed Canadian multi-instrumentalists Madison Violet and rising Kimberley star Harry Jakamarra will join the Festival of Small Halls tour this Spring, playing 20 community halls across outback Queensland and New South Wales throughout October and November.

The tour kicks off in Rocky Creek, and will dip into inland New South Wales before it works its way through the Queensland outback, finally finishing in Felton, where just under 300 people call home.

Madison Violet are musical chameleons. Their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family as if they were born to sing the same songs. And over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana.

The Juno-nominated duo met in Toronto in 1999, only to find out that their fathers sat next to each other in high school, nearly 2000 kilometres away.

A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.

Pageant of Lights 2018
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018
Discover your Christmas Spirit at Council's Pageant of Lights in the Bundaberg Central Business District.

Enjoy the food and market stalls, street parade, turning on of the Christmas lights and live entertainment all evening.

Don't forget to keep an eye out for Santa!

If you would like to participate in the street parade, please visit Council's Events Website.

Stroud Homes NYE Family Fireworks 2018
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
See the New Year in at the Stroud Homes New Year’s Eve Family Fireworks.

This free, fun-filled family event will be celebrated in Bundaberg’s Central Business District and features a family fireworks display that will emanate from the Burnett River.

Market stalls, food vendors, kids’ amusement rides and face painting will add to the party atmosphere from 5pm.

The 2018 Stroud Homes NYE Family Fireworks will be held in Anzac Park from 5pm to 8.45pm on Monday, December 31.
Bundaberg Cup
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Australia's richest Touch Football knockout.

Teams from around the country are getting ready to nominate for the richest Touch Football prizemoney purse in Australia, AUD20,000, to be shared across various men's, women's and mixed divisions in the lead-up to November's event.

In addition to providing a wonderful prizemoney knockout opportunity for players, officials and volunteers in regional Queensland, the Bundaberg Cup also promises to provide a major boost to the region's tourism industry.

International, inter (Queensland) and intra-State teams will compete for the prizemoney in a carnival atmosphere at the Greg Duncan Fields, Bundaberg.

The inception of the Bundaberg Cup provides a significant addition to the wider Touch Football events calendar.

More importantly, it provides another significant regional opportunity to boost the profile and leverage the sport to increase tourism and participation numbers to key destinations, such as Bundaberg.

Cycle Fest International
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019 to Mon 18th Feb 2019
Cycle Fest International will deliver the single greatest change to the sporting event landscape. For 70 years the Bundaberg Cycling Club has delivered one of Australian Cycling's greatest spectacles. Over eight excitement filled days encompassing tourism, education, safety awareness, health and fitness, fun, regional development, community and corporate activities the world's best will descend on the Bundaberg Region for Cycle Fest International.

The Competition will be fast, furious and edge of your seat, heart in your mouth stuff. Featuring the Super Street Criterium showcasing the beautiful streets of the Rum City, reaching speeds of 70 kilometres per hour on a street circuit in front of large crowds.

The 70th edition Bundaberg International Cycling Spectacular will set the Kevin Brogden Memorial Velodrome alight, 100 plus events will fill the program, The “Superstars of World Cycling” take each other on in some unrivalled action.

To close the eight days they shift gears into the all-round endurance world of pain, The Olympic Tri, partnering with the Triathlon club some 500 competitors and 3,500 plus spectators will cap off Cycling Fest International.

This Global Festival that will showcase their region and cycling.
Bundaberg Chinese New Year Celebrations
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Bundaberg welcomes in the year of the pig!

Welcome in the Year of the Pig at Bundaberg’s 2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations.

Impressive performances of artists direct from Bundaberg’s sister city, Nanning, will feature in the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

Experience the colour and spectacle of Lion and Dragon dancing, a dazzling lantern parade, a fun-filled Zodiac Animal Trail for children, and a dazzling display of fireworks.

Alluring craft markets and enticing food vendors add to the festive atmosphere.



The 2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations will be held in Bundaberg’s Central Business District at various venues including the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Buss Park and the Civic Centre, Bourbong Street, on Saturday 16 February from 3pm to 9pm.

Gayndah Orange Festival
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The Gayndah Orange Festival will be held from May 3 to 6, 2019 kicking off with their Gala Ball on April 27 with the crowning of their 2019 Orange Festival Queen.

Then on Friday May 3 they will have their Whiskey, Wine and Cheese night with entertainment and a sculpture competition to enter!

Festival day is Saturday 4 when the streets come to life with entertainment, stalls and the parade with live music into the night.



To finish the weekend they have their wonderful family day with stalls and rides, the famous orange throwing competition and much more.

Childers Festival
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
The 2019 Childers Festival, on the last weekend in July, is the only festival in Queensland that stops a highway, closing the mighty Bruce Highway!

The festival transforms the highway into a gigantic food, market stall and entertainment hub, all staged between the heritage listed buildings and leopard tree lined streets of Childers, just 40 minutes west of Bundaberg and three and a half hours north of Brisbane.

With free admission both days, the event kicks off on the Saturday afternoon from 2pm with a street party and lively bands performing well into the night. The main festival day, which closes the Bruce Highway is on the Sunday, kicking off from 9am to 3.30pm and features five stages of non-stop music, hundreds of market stalls and a smorgasbord of food from all over the world.

Accommodation options for the event is in Childers, Bundaberg and Woodgate Beach.
Heartland Festival
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Heartland Festival is devoted to showcasing all things made, grown and produced in the North Burnett. The Festival will feature a number of delicious key events which focus on amazing food and highlight local produce! The always-anticipated Market Day will be on again from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, 21 September on the Gayndah State School oval.

The Market Day gets more mouth-watering each year! There will be plenty to see, touch, taste and take home as you make your way through rows of stalls overflowing with fresh produce, flowers, art, ready-to-eat food, coffee, wine tasting and much more. There will also be a children’s area, live entertainment and a bar operating throughout the day.

Entry is a gold coin donation at the gate. Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest information and the announcement of their 2019 key events!