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Regional Tourism Guide for Gladstone
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SUNfest
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Thu 24th Jan 2019
SUNfest is the premier youth holiday program, full of fun and exciting activities for youth (11 to 17 years) of the Gladstone Region.

Have fun in the kitchen while learning to cook dishes from around the world.

Learn to look after the wonderful wildlife at Safe Haven - a sanctuary for Australian wildlife. Challenge yourself or your friends with a game of laser skirmish.

To join in the fun and exciting activities, be sure to book online or over the phone.

Miriam Vale Lions Markets in the Park
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sat 21st Dec 2019
The Miriam Vale Lions Markets in the Park are held throughout the year on every third Saturday of the month at the Miram Vale Lions Park.

Stroll through the delightful cool and shady park to view a variety of stalls. Fancy something to eat? Tempt your taste buds with a delicious variety of burgers!
Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival is back! Three days of the best blues, roots and rock music that they can fit in, 15 to 17 February 2019!

The 2019 Performer Line Up is underway, stand by for announcements!
Headline acts of recent years include the legendary GANGAjang, Choirboys, Russell Morris and Kevin Borich! Other awesome artists who rocked the Agnes Blues Fest stage are 19 Twenty, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, 8 Ball Aitken, Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, The Twine, The Floating Bridges, 4 String Phil, Angela Fabian Band, Shag Rock and many more!

Mark your calendar now for the 2019 Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival!

You'll probably even meet your favourite artist in person at this great event. Some artists are hosting unique and inspiring group workshops, so put the dates aside now and be ready for ticket sales announcements coming soon!

If you ever needed an excuse to make a big blues weekend of it in paradise, this is it! Tour the region, surf, swim, play and still enjoy some of the best music on the planet.
Feast on East Markets
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
East Shores Precinct will come alive with the Feast on East Markets!

Come and see the spectacle of the Phoenix Reisen MS Albatross, as she docks into the Gladstone Harbour.

The Feast on East Markets will showcase local art, handicrafts and enticing cuisine, set in the beautiful East Shores Precinct. Wander through the market area or relax and enjoy the local entertainment. The best the region has to offer will be all in one stunning location.

Feast on East Markets at East Shores is not just a market, it is destination!
Feast on East Markets
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
East Shores Precinct will come alive with the Feast on East Markets!

Come and see the spectacle of the P&O Pacific Explorer, as she docks into the Gladstone Harbour.

The Feast on East Markets will showcase local art, handicrafts and enticing cuisine, set in the beautiful East Shores Precinct. Wander through the market area or relax and enjoy the local entertainment. The best the region has to offer will be all in one stunning location.

Feast on East Markets at East Shores is not just a market, it is destination!
Calliope Historical Village Markets
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
The Calliope Historical Village Markets are held on a regular basis along the banks of the Calliope River only 26 kilometres from Gladstone and 100 kilometres south of Rockhampton! These are lovely relaxed markets for the whole family.

Grab a drink or a bite to eat and sit with your family under the shady trees. Bring the kids along for a ride on the famous miniature train or just come along to view the abundance of homewares, fresh produce, plants and bric-a-brac for sale.

While there don't forget to visit the village's historic buildings and spend some time looking at the interesting displays including the Calliope River Railway Display.

The Markets run from 8am to 12pm and the Clyde Hotel is licensed on Market days. The variety of food and drink stalls cater for the needs of hungry and thirsty visitors.
Beach Arts Music - BAM Markets
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 7th Dec 2019
Beach Arts Music is a free community event held on the first Saturday of every month except January and February from 2pm to 7pm at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. Featuring food stalls, live entertainment, arts and creation stalls and lots more making this event an awesome family friendly outing.

Don't forget to bring your own chairs and eskies!

Images provided by The Gladstone Observer.
Gladstone Harbour Festival
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
The 57th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival will be held at the picturesque GPC Marina Parklands. 2019's program will be jam-packed with fabulous free main stage entertainment, novelty events, free kids activities, fireworks, marina markets, rides for the kids and much more! Held over the Easter break and going for five days the Gladstone Harbour Festival is the place to be for free family fun! For more information on the festivities and program, head to the web site.
Boyne Tannum HookUp
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The Boyne Tannum HookUp is Australia’s Biggest Family Fishing Competition, with both adult and junior categories. This three-day event is held in a beautiful location of the Central Queensland Coast at Boyne Island.

The Boyne Tannum HookUp is held annually with the aim of bringing together friends, family, businesses, supporters and sponsors from all parts of Australia to enjoy a great community event.
1770 Art Show
Date Wed 22nd May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
The annual 1770 Art Show is held each May in Agnes Water, Central Coast Queensland. The show covers the categories of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Textile, Secondary and Primary School.

With a prize pool of more the AUD7000 it is one of the premier regional Art Shows.

Each year the Art Show works closely with Queensland Art and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the show is proud to have a curator from QA/GOMA as the guest judge.

Opening Night/Award Night will be held on Wednesday May 22. Gallery open to the public from Thursday 23 to Sunday May 26.

Information and applications for the show can be obtained from their website.

Captain Cook 1770 Festival
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Each year in May, on the weekend closest to 23 May when HMB Endeavour anchored in Bustard Bay on the Queensland coast, they celebrate with a family friendly Festival.

In 2019 the 27th annual 1770 Festival theme is Experiences in Paradise. They think their towns of Agnes Water and 1770 are paradise and hope whether you are a local or an out of town visitor, you enjoy three days of great experiences.

Friday 24 May starts at 5pm with a re-enactment of Lt Cook and his crew coming ashore for only the second time on the east coast of Australia, then gates open on Saturday 25 at 9am with the fab and fun Festival Street Parade starting from 1770 Marina 9.30am, finishing at the Festival Grounds.

Live and local music, food street, many varied market stalls, with interactive demonstrations and workshops for kids and adults alike.

A fun family adventure around the festival site, they are beginning preparations for Festival in 2020 with the creation of a Harmony Wall where all visitors are encouraged to contribute.

On Sunday there is the inaugural Fun Run, suitable all abilities, prams have free entry.

Feast on East Markets
Date Tue 4th Jun 2019
East Shores Precinct will come alive with the Feast on East Markets!

Come and see the spectacle of the P&O Pacific Explorer, as she docks into the Gladstone Harbour.

The Feast on East Markets will showcase local art, handicrafts and enticing cuisine, set in the beautiful East Shores Precinct. Wander through the market area or relax and enjoy the local entertainment. The best the region has to offer will be all in one stunning location.

Feast on East Markets at East Shores is not just a market, it is destination!
Feast on East Markets - Carnival Spirit Arrival
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
East Shores Precinct will come alive with the Feast on East Markets!

Come and see the spectacle of the Carnival Spirit, as she docks into the Gladstone Harbour.

The Feast on East Markets will showcase local art, handicrafts and enticing cuisine, set in the beautiful East Shores Precinct. Wander through the market area or relax and enjoy the local entertainment. The best the region has to offer will be all in one stunning location.

Feast on East Markets at East Shores is not just a market, it is destination!
Feast on East Markets - Pacific Explorer Arrival
Date Sun 4th Aug 2019
East Shores Precinct will come alive with the Feast on East Markets!

Come and see the spectacle of the P&O Pacific Explorer, as she docks into the Gladstone Harbour.

The Feast on East Markets will showcase local art, handicrafts and enticing cuisine, set in the beautiful East Shores Precinct. Wander through the market area or relax and enjoy the local entertainment. The best the region has to offer will be all in one stunning location.

Feast on East Markets at East Shores is not just a market, it is destination!
Feast on East Markets - Carnival Spirit Arrival
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019
East Shores Precinct will come alive with the Feast on East Markets!

Come and see the spectacle of the Carnival Spirit, as she docks into the Gladstone Harbour.

The Feast on East Markets will showcase local art, handicrafts and enticing cuisine, set in the beautiful East Shores Precinct. Wander through the market area or relax and enjoy the local entertainment. The best the region has to offer will be all in one stunning location.

Feast on East Markets at East Shores is not just a market, it is destination!
Under The Trees 2019
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
Under the trees is a laid back music and art festival located 'under the trees' between the soccer fields and oval at Jacaranda Drive, Boyne Island. It is organised by the community, for the community, entirely run and built by volunteers.

It began with the inaugural festival in 2017 and after being enthusiastically embraced by all, Under The Trees returned in 2018 going from strength to strength and the 2019 event is set to get even bigger and better.

Picture two stages, street theatre performances, two bars and multiple food stalls providing for an outdoor festival experience for all ages! Be entertained by emerging artists as well as visiting Australian bands performing a mix of genres ranging from blues, funk, rock and reggae. Under The Trees is a festival not to be missed!