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Regional Tourism Guide for Gladstone
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The Umbilical Brothers – Speedmouse
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
It’s legendary and it’s live. After smashing countless countries and slaying endless audiences, the Umbies’ most beloved show is back. The Sydney Morning Herald described it as "Marcel Marceau on really good drugs." ‘Nuff said. The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon who have so far won a couple of BAFTAs, an Emmy, the Critics’ Choice at Edinburgh Fringe and the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performers, they have performed in 37 countries with five different shows. Now they are returning home with one of their most beloved ones, Speedmouse.

Full of the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two men create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Speedmouse has earned a bevy of five star reviews and numerous awards including best stage production and best international show, along with a multi-platinum DVD that is sold in every corner of the world. Join them in celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Speedmouse with a limited live theatrical run.
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.
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.