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Maryborough Brick Event
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
The Maryborough Brick Event is set to showcase amazing dioramas, custom LEGO® creations of many talented local brick builders who will be exhibiting creations built entirely from LEGO®.

The Maryborough Brick Event is a LEGO® fan event for all ages and will be the biggest to be held in Maryborough showcasing over 30 different exhibits all made from LEGO® bricks. Themes on display will encompass Space and Star Wars, City (with working trains), Wild West, operating Technic vehicles and much much more.

The build and play tables along with the creation walls and the build a train play area will be extremely popular with children and the adults of all ages. Retail outlets will be offering fans all the latest in LEGO® products, games, merchandise and jewellery creations.

For the first time ever exclusive VIP tours will operate on both event days guided by a Master Builder, participants will be able to get up close to all the displays, chat with the creators, receive a special event set to take home plus other exclusive items bookings are recommended as tours and places will be limited.
Morning Melodies - Frankly Sinatra
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018
Following the outstanding success of The Great Composers…Australian music theatre star Philip Gould and award winning singer/actress Michelle Fitzmaurice team up again to sing and Dance their way through 22 hits of the man they called the “Chairman of The Board”..Frank Sinatra.

The fascinating life story of Frank Sinatra will be told thru skilfully written narration and all of this in front of the backdrop of wonderful stills of many of Franks life on the big screen.

The show will also contain many hits from the women in Frank's life . Nancy Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Judy Garland will be some of the wonderfully talented women highlighted in the production.

Classic Sinatra hits will be performed, “My Way’, Three Coins in a Fountain”, Fly Me to the Moon”, High Hopes, to name but a few.
A Russian Triple Bill
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Following their sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia and New Zealand.

This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet.

This is the first time that the Imperial Russian Ballet Company have brought this presentation to Australia and New Zealand. This stunning and diverse programme consists of the electrifying Carmen in ACT 1, the romantic Les Sylphides in Act 2 and the fairy tale spectacular of Princess Aurora’s wedding from Sleeping Beauty in Act 3.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda.

The cast of 40 elite dancers and support staff will travel to Australia in September and October 2018.

Offshore Superboats Championships
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Come along to the final round of the 2018 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 October 27:
Pole Position Shootout 12pm to 1pm.
Street Parade of Boats: from 3.30pm.

Sunday October 28:
Race 1, 11am - 30 minute race.
Race 2, 1pm - 30 minute race.

Supported by Beach House Hotel, Handy Hire, Wide Bay Cranes.
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 their 'Have a crack tri and children's 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.
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.

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.
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 - 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.
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.