New Years Eve Fancy Dress Party

Hervey Bay Council for the Arts presents New Years Eve Fancy Dress Party. 
Come dressed as your favourite character and join in the fun.

Non-stop entertainment including "Jon Vea Vea" and "The Radio Star". Activities for the kids, sausage sizzle, raffles and rides. Market stalls and prizes to win.

Fireworks at 9pm.

Location / Venue
Bill Fraser Park
Torquay Q

Date / Time
Monday, 31 December 2012
4.00pm -9.00pm

Admission Free

Christmas Concert

Fraser Coast Massed Brass Band concert will combine past, present, and prospective members of the Fraser Coast's, historically rich brass band movement into a massed band for this special Christmas concert. 

Featuring Maryboroug Brass, Maryborough Exelcsior and the district's bands of the Salvation Army.

Location / Venue
Brolga Theatre
Walker Street
Maryborough Q

Date / Time

Sunday, 16 December 2012 at 2pm


Hervey Bay 100

Hervey Bay Hundred will be held Sunday 25th November, 2012 at Scarness Beach, Hervey Bay.

This unique race will have the rare attraction of 100kms of absolute oceanfront racing. Where else in Australia (or the world for that matter) can you see the Pacific ocean for an entire Long Course race?

Presented by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club, the Hervey Bay Hundred is a long distance triathlon event in which participants complete a 2km swim, 80km bike ride and 18km run.

Munna Creek Country Music Festival

The annual Country Music Festival is held each year in the pristine country location at Munna Creek Hall & Recreation grounds. The grounds are well maintained with fantastic facilities. It is situated 20 minutes drive west of Bauple. 

Artists are invited from all over the country to come and perform, walk up and local artist are also welcome. Enjoy the poet’s breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning and three big shows of invited artists. There will be bush camping for vans, tents, motor homes etc. Food will be available with a great menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Hervey Bay Triangle

The Pacific Ocean Series is heading north to the beautiful Hervey Bay on 30th September. The Hervey Bay Triangle will see paddlers starting at the Hervey Bay SLSC and paddling a 3 times around a 3-4km looped coarse. 
This will be great for the family, friends and spectators to see the paddlers as they come around each time. Hopefully the SE winds are blowing and the long section of the course will be a fast downwind.

RACQ Technology Challenge 2012

The RACQ Technology Challenge Maryborough is a whole lot of high-powered fun, spectacular excitement and awesome events packed into one weekend, every September!

It’s geared to primary and high school students, with seven events that will challenge your innovation and imagination.

But more than that, you get to camp with your team-mates… enjoy live music… hang out with new friends from all over Queensland… explore your future career in alternative energy, engineering and science… and compete in prestigious Queensland championship events!

It started in 2002, and it grows every year! For thousands of students, teachers, parents and spectators, it’s a highlight of the school calendar – why not join in too?

Hervey Bay Whale Festival

Hervey Bay, Queensland is the Humpback Whale watching capital of the world. Its pristine waters play host to this majestic mammal annually and to celebrate, the Bay comes alive for the month of August. 

Hosting events incorporating live music, markets, workshops, an illumination parade, lectures, aquatic events, arts, sculpture, carnival rides, fireworks and fun, it’s fabulous for everyone.

This year festival is bigger and better and now spans a full month. The month of August is packed with a range of events for everyone.

Fraser Coast Sprints 2012

See 150 of Australia's best tarmac sprint drivers and over $6,000,000 worth of vehicles compete in this iconic motor race.

The Fraser Coast Sprints is a 990m tarmac sprint competition featuring some of the best drivers in Australia, over two days.

Other features include Round 4 of the Queensland Motorkhana Championships, drift team demonstrations, food and trade stands, Show n Shine competitions, local car club displays and more.

Licensed bar, live entertainment and childrens activities...perfect for the entire family!

Hervey Bay Gem & Jewellery Show 2012

This year's show will be held on 7th and 8th of July at at the 'Star of the Sea' Catholic Primary School (33-49 Hughes St (off Boundary Rd), Hervey Bay, Queensland) and it has something of interest for everyone. There will be:
  • Under-cover Tailgater area
  • Gemstones, Findings & Jewellery for sale
  • Minerals & fossils
  • Lapidary Supplies
  • Demonstrations
  • Gemstone Authentication
  • Great Gift ideas
  • Auction Sunday at 1:30 PM
  • Sausage Sizzle
  • Canteen with hot & cold food/drinks
  • Door Prizes, Raffles & Major Raffle Draw (Sunday)

Paddle Out for Whales 2012

National Whale Day is held annually in the whale watch capital (Hervey Bay) raising awareness of the many man-made threats whales face today.

This year the event will be held at Enzo's on the Beach. Paddlers are needed to send important paddle out message! 
The Japanese whaling fleet had a quota to take 985 whales last hunting season but thankfully only 172 whales were taken out of that number! So 985 paddlers are needed to help show the world how many whales were at risk last hunting season. 

How to Paddle Out?

It's as easy as 1-2-3! 

1) Bring a flower and something to float on (surfboard/body board etc) to the beach in front of Enzo's on the Beach on the Esplanade in Hervey Bay

2) Head down to the information tents to register from 9:30am- it's free- and receive your instructions from event officials (please wait for the sound off on the beach before entering the water)

3) At 11am get ready to paddle out! Wait for the sound-off and take to the water to join up with fellow paddlers to form a massive circle then join in the 1 minute silence in the water where the symbollic flowers will be released

Can't Paddle Out but still want to take part? No worries! Non-paddlers will line the water's edge to release flowers from the shore and take part in the one minute silence. 

Fraser Coast Show 2012

A world of fun, laughs, action, thrills and non stop entertainment is all included in the gate price at this year’s two day Fraser Coast Show at the Maryborough Showgrounds on 25-26 May. 
The adrenalin-boosting entertainment program includes award winning monster truck, Outback Thunda, flaming, thumping Jet Quad and the breathtaking Human Inferno.

Animals are at the heart and soul of the Fraser Coast Show with the region’s finest on show in competitions, events, demonstrations and displays of cattle, team penning, dogs and over 250 equestrian classes in the centre ring. 
The Fraser Coast Show is an adventure ground for kids, full of amazing discoveries and free entertainment. They can get up close with farm animals, be entertained with tap, jazz and hip hop performances and enjoy the ever popular Pooki Doos.

Returning, by popular demand, is the Saturday evening Rodeo. Spectators will be exhilarated by the daring feats of the rodeo riders and the awesome brute force of the beasts and can then chill out to live music after the rodeo

A spectacular fireworks display will be held both nights with an exceptional finale to close the Show on Saturday night.

Fraser Coast Car Show

The historic car show on 20th May is open to all car clubs and the public with veteran, vintage, classic and special interest vehicles. 

A judging fee of $5 will apply to those wishing to have their vehicles judged. Trophies will be awarded to the best vehicles in their various categories. There will also be a section for motorbikes. 

Car enthusiasts wishing to display their vehicles are welcome. Food stalls, entertainment, live music, raffles and other displays will be available during the day.

Renew: Real Illusions Exhibition

From 18th May till 7th July at the Hervey Bay regional Gallery xxpect to see the most original, innovative and quirky objects ever, in this contemporary and perhaps controversial exhibition of artworks created using non-mainstream materials.

Artists from across the Wide Bay region and Queensland, as well as from interstate, have been selected to present their most unique and skillfully created artworks expressing a theme of their choice. 
The only catch is that they must use predominantly recycled objects or ‘alternative’ materials as their media of choice. 

This particularly entertaining showcase verges on the strange, if not absurd, in exploring a range of ideas and approaches to creating art.

Wings Warbirds and Wheels

This year Maryborough Aero Club present an even bigger event, which will be held over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May. We invite all aircraft enthusiasts to come along fly in and camp, or take advantage of the many hotels, motels and caravan parks the region has to offer.

This weekend will feature

  • warbirds and other aircraft
  • model aircraft
  • vintage and classic cars and motorbikes
  • Queensland air museum display
  • aero engines
  • trade stands
  • historical displays
  • childrens activities
  • food and drink available for purchase
Proceeds go to support the RFDS and Angle Flight.

Glenwood Easter Fair

Glenwood Easter Fair this year with market stalls, jumping castle, easter bunny, lots of easter eggs, novelty events for children, free sausage sizzle for children, hot and cold drinks available all afternoon. Come and join the fun.

Location / Venue
Glenwood Hall
13 Pepper Road

Date / Time

Saturday, 24 March 2012
2pm till 6pm


World Gratest Shave 2012

Be Brave & shave or colour your hair to raise funds for blood cancer research and free support.
More than 125,000 people will sign up to shave or colour their hair, raising funds for research and free services for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

This event raises around half of the funds the Leukaemia Foundation needs for its Vision to Cure and Mission to Care each year. 
The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is one of Australia’s most popoular fundraising events.

There are hundreds of events this weekend across the country from 15-18 March. 
They're all free to attend, with hairdressers and equipment all provided. Whether you're shaving or colouring, the more money you raise the more people we can help.

So come to Stockland Hervey Bay on 16 and 17th March and help 
raise the funds.

Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition

20th Hervey Bay Family Fishing Competition 2012 organised by the Hervey Bay Boat Club Fishing and Social Club will be held from Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11 2012 at Dayman Park in Pulgul Street, Urangan, Hervey Bay. There will be hundreds of prizes to win and you don't even have to catch a fish to be in the running for most of them. 

Many entrants don't fish at all and simply go along to enjoy the atmosphere at the presentations, partake in the food and refreshments, perhaps win two boats, a computer, one of hundreds of prizes in the lucky draws or the $1000 cash drawn every day sponsored by the Boat Club. 

Draws and presentation times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6pm to about 8pm and Sunday 12noon to about 3pm and entry fees are seniors $30 and juniors $10. 

Fraser Coast Ute Show 2012

For the first time, the Fraser Coast Ute Show offers 24 hours of action and entertainment at the "Rhythm & Revs" camp out spectacular. 

Gates open at 9am on Saturday for breakfast, markets & swap meet followed by judging of classes in Utes, Cars, Trucks & Motorbikes. The crowd will be entertained throughout the day by various local Country Music performers and there will be activities to keep the kids entertained. 

Stay over and camp on site at the Showgrounds and enjoy a monster BBQ under lights, a licenced bar and music until 10pm. Wake up on Sunday morning to a Bush Poets Recovery Breakfast with friends and family.

Camping Facilities and Licenced Bar & Canteen on site.

Sunday In The Park

Maryborough's Sunday in the Park is a relaxed morning of fun, food, brass bands, steam train rides, river cruises, "Stroll in Queens Park" tours with Mary, Town Crier, firing of the time cannon and traditional children's games and activities. 

Brass bands play inside a graceful old band rotunda in Queens Park. All morning, the Mary Ann, a full sized replica of Queensland’s first steam locomotive built in Maryborough in 1873, chugs along the riverside taking passengers through Queens Park and the Mary River Parklands.

Children and adults can also climb onboard one of the miniature steam engines, which run on a circuit around Queens Park. The sight of little legs dangling from tiny carriages as the trains weave around the track is guaranteed to delight. It’s a tradition begun by the city’s Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association over 30 years ago – and one that uniquely captures Maryborough’s carefree, family-friendly lifestyle.

Harbour View Twilight Markets

Harbour View Twilight Markets are fun for all the family with jumping castle and merry go round, clairvoyant and tarot card reader, artist and writer, loads of different crafts, candles, plants, illuminated products, honey and honey products, bush products and much much more.

Bring the family for a fun night out.

Location / Venue
Urangan Marina Complex

Date / Time
Friday, 13 January 2012
4pm - 8pm

Admission Free