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Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
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.

They have a great lineup of events across the weekend this year, including their Super Saturday events, which consist of Junior aquathlon and triathlon events. They host the Barge2Beach ocean swimming event on the Saturday of race weekend also.
Barge2Beach
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
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. Swim back to shore with 200 other keen ocean swimming enthusiasts.

This swim is part of the Hervey Bay 100 triathlon weekend run by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club.
Da Vinci Machines
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Discover the extraordinary designs of one of the world's greatest minds in this award-winning interactive exhibition.

This award-winning global exhibit showcases 60 iconic machines and inventions inspired by Leonardo’s drawings. See 500 year old contraptions brought to life including Da Vinci’s flying machines and actual size replicas of his most famous artworks, including the Mona Lisa.
Carols in the Village
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
The annual Carols in the Village is a charity fundraising event with a local beneficiary.

The Fraser Coast Choruses and "Mansong", along with other soloists, will perform on stage. There will be hot and cold food and dinks available as well as ice cream. Bring a chair or blanket.

This is a real family friendly event with Santa arriving near 8pm to hand out free lollies to the children. Jon Vea-Vea will perform on stage from 4.45pm to 5.45pm and the carols will start at 6pm.

Battery operated candles and Glowstix will also be on sale.

Morning Melodies - Karen Knowles
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
Gold and platinum award winner, Karen Knowles is one of Australia’s favourite singers. Star of the musical Big River and lead singer with The Seekers in the early 1990s, Karen started her career on Young Talent Time and became the highest selling Australian female recording artist for two consecutive years.

Karen’s best known hits include Why Won’t You Explain, You are the Reason, By Request, La Vie en Rose, Amazing Grace and Moonglow. She is well known for her Carols and Christmas repertoire and regular performances as part of the Lord Mayors Carols broadcast throughout Queensland on Channel 7. Karen will perform with her musical director accompanying her.

New Years Eve Beach Party
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Fraser Coast Tourism and Events Presents New Years Eve Beach Party.

Come and join them to celebrate at Bill Fraser Park, on the Torquay Foreshore from 4pm to 8pm.

With live entertainment, food and craft stores, kids rides, face painting and the Wide Bay Laser Skirmish.

Fireworks display at 8pm.

Enter their Beach Party Competition:
Prizes will be given out for best under 12 and best adult.

Worlds Greatest Pub Fest
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Take part in the greatest Pub Crawl you will ever experience - a quirky take on the Aussie tradition!

Dress in your most outrageous costume and set off to the bang of an historic time cannon around Maryborough's old hotels - all in the name of raising money for charity and having a day of fun.

The charity will be Assistance Dogs.
The theme will be Circus.
The colour will be Blue.
Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Enjoy a smashin, fun filled day at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.

Roll a pumpkin down Policemans Hill in the unique, Great Australian Pumpkin Rollâ„¢, enjoy quirky, novelty pumpkin competitions, a street parade, all day live entertainment on stage, huge street markets, demonstrations, displays and much, much, more.

Treat yourself to a variety of pumpkin foods, including homemade pumpkin scones, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread rolls, pumpkin and lamb sausages and the best ever pumpkin soup made from the festival’s secret recipe.

Enjoy billy tea, stew and damper.

There is a chance to win great prizes just by joining in and having fun - check the website for details.

Dress up for the Pumpkin Pageant.

It's a ton of Pumpkin fun for the whole family.

Camping is available and there is free entry to the festival.

For more information please phone them or visit their website.

Relish Food and Wine Festival
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
Maryborough's heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are the setting for the Relish Food and Wine Festival which is a delicious feast of culture and cuisine serving up celebrity chefs, gourmet tastings, cooking workshops, live music and art.

Join Queensland's premier wineries for a delightful tasting experience and sample the finest seasonal produce grown in the Fraser Coast's idyllic natural environment - including Fraser Island prawns and macadamias nuts.

Indulge in food and beverage matching sessions, listen to leading foodies as they share the fruits of their work, and learn from talented chefs who provide the unmistakable stamp of the region in every dish.

Highlights include a ride on a historic steam engine through heritage-listed Queens Park and quirky boutique beer sessions among old rum barrels dating back to the 1860s.
Mary Poppins Festival
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
This year’s Festival presents a two week program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga to pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement.

Their artists share their stories through exhibitions and public art installations.

Walk the streets and search the rooftops for some very special new surprises as part of the Maryborough Story Trails experience.

The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival Day in the Park where Maryborough's glorious heritage streetscapes are transformed into scenes from the Poppins novels.

Nannies race each other pushing prams in the great Nanny Challenge; chimney sweeps compete in the Chimney Sweep Dash while Mary Poppins characters come to life from the pages of books and mingle with the crowd.

The entertainment includes professional street theatre performers, sidewalk artists, jugglers, roving Penny Farthing, grand costume parade, kite display, vintage cars, carnival rides and old fashioned games and workshops.

Ocean Festival
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 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.

Unlike any other place along the ‘humpback highway’, the whales will stop and spend up to 10 days, resting, socialising and playing before continuing their trip back to the Antarctic for the summer months.

This unique relationship gives reason to celebrate each year with the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival. An eclectic event to recognise the importance of the ocean to Hervey Bay and promote the conservation of the marine environment and animals that are unique and important to the region.

The festival kicks off on August 10 with a calendar of colourful events that includes seafood, conservation, live concerts and more.
Hervey Bay Seafood Festival
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
The Hervey Bay Seafood Festival celebrates the sea with Hervey Bay's abundance and variety of wild caught seafood from the pristine waters of the Fraser Coast. Escape for a warm wintery weekend and the ultimate seafood escape at the festival's signature Tastes of the Bay long lunch with Chef Andrew Mirosch or cruise your way around the seafood stands serving the regions signature Wide Bay Wild Catch and of course the famous Hervey Bay scallop along with a variety of prawns and fish by local restaurants and the seafood industry. An occasion to relax and unwind with music, wine, food and family.

Learn the science of seafood and cooking sustainable seafood at the Fishermans Kitchen with Celebrity Chef, Javier Codina (Moda Restaurant) and Professor Daryl McPhee. Browse the exhibits, market stalls matched to the ocean foods, health and the environment.