Regional Tourism Guide for Gladstone
Under The Trees
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Under The Trees 2018 Festival is set to again bring great live music, street theatre, circus acts and a unique atmosphere, when held on Saturday 6th October.

Located “under the trees” off Jacaranda Drive, Boyne Island this laid back music and arts festival amazed attendees at the inaugural event in 2017.

A truly community owned, organised, and run by the community, for the community, and built by volunteers, the 2018 event will bring the best of the festival acts to Boyne Island as well as keeping a grass roots feel across two stages, with the whole site “dressed” by artists.

Sunset will feature a spectacular fire performance for all the family.

Dami Im – I Hear A Song Tour
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Dami Im is back with an intimate limited dates tour! While earning a reputation as one of the hardest working women in show business, Dami Im has quietly established herself as something of a national treasure. Accolades over the last couple of years have come thick and fast. But, where do you start? Dami's first, 50 date, national tour was a sell-out. The world was wooed by her in the Eurovision Song Contest. At home, her single Sound Of Silence shot to number one. Throw in the massive success of the Classic Carpenters album and you're in the throes of an artist who is on the move. Where do you go when you've achieved so much?

For Dami, it's about getting back to her piano and writing songs. She's a classicist—her new work is a nod to the golden age of great pop songwriting. At the piano she is nothing short of incredible, all while in possession of the best voice in the country. In these select limited shows, Dami will perform songs from her new album 'I Hear A Song'.
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.
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.