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Regional Tourism Guide for Gladstone
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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.

1770 Festival
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
The 1770 Festival is held on the weekend closest to 23 May, when HMB Endeavour anchored in Bustard Bay, Queensland, at what is now the town of 1770.

This was the second landing on the east coast of Australia.

This year's 27th annual 1770 Festival kicks off on Friday 24 May with Cook's landing re-enactment on the 1770 foreshore.

Saturday 25th commences with the 'Harmony in our Paradise' themed Street Parade travelling along Captain Cook Drive from the 1770 Marina to the Festival at 1770 SES Grounds.

Sunday 26 May commences with the 1770 Fun Run, suitable for all abilities, with prams having free entry.

This starts and finishes at the Festival grounds.

The weekend is full of live entertainment, a wide variety of food, retail and lifestyle stalls, interactive demonstrations, and free workshops for all ages.

2019 has the additions of Surf, Fishing and Eco Precincts, Fashion Parade, extra amusement rides and more, including high profile surfing and fishing personalities.

Join in with painting the Harmony Wall and your touch will be viewed for years at future festivals.

Save the dates: 5-25 May 2020 when the 1770 Festival in 2020 celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Cook's landing.

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!
Ball Park Music – Good Good Mood Tour
Date Thu 20th Jun 2019
Ball Park Music have announced their 'Good Good Mood Tour', taking their latest album 'Good Mood' and favourite hits to regional towns and cities all around Australia. Joining them on the road will be indie singer-songwriters Tia Gostelow and Butternut Sweetheart.

2018 was a tremendous year for Ball Park Music. Their fifth record 'Good Mood' debuted at #6 on the ARIA chart and received ARIA Award nominations for Best Cover Art, Best Producer and Best Engineer. triple j listeners voted it their #1 album of 2018 in triple j’s Album Poll. The euphoric single ‘Exactly How You Are’ landed at #18 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2017 and ’The Perfect Life Does Not Exist’ came in at #39 on Hottest 100 of 2018.

Their national tour with San Cisco saw them play the biggest venues of their career, taking on hometown venue the Riverstage, Big Top in Sydney, Fremantle Arts Centre and selling out Festival Hall in Melbourne. Regional fans, don’t miss this unforgettable live show when it comes to town.
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!
Gladstone Brick Event
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
The biggest and best Lego Fan Expo is coming to Gladstone for the very first time in July 2019 for the inaugural Gladstone Brick Event. The Gladstone Brick Event is set to showcase amazing dioramas, custom Lego creations from many talented local brick builders who will be exhibiting creations built entirely from Lego.

The Gladstone Brick Event is a Lego fan event for all ages and will be one of the biggest yet showcasing over 30 different exhibits all made from Lego bricks.
Gladstone Relay for Life
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.

Relay is a chance for the Gladstone community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.

Teams will participate in a relay-style walk or run, challenging themselves to stay on the track overnight. Each event is unique and you can stay for the whole event and camp overnight, enjoy the fun activities and attend the moving ceremonies that make Relay For Life so special.

Relay For Life is suitable for everyone. To join in the fun, register your team online today on their website.
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!
Feast on East Markets - Explorer Dream Arrival
Date Fri 25th Oct 2019 to Wed 4th Dec 2019
East Shores Precinct will come alive with the Feast on East Markets!

Come and see the spectacle of the Explorer Dream, 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 - Maasdam Arrival
Date Tue 19th Nov 2019
East Shores Precinct will come alive with the Feast on East Markets!

Come and see the spectacle of the Maasdam, 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!