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Events in and around The Fraser Coast

Greetings! Are you planning to visit Fraser Coast in Queensland, Australia anytime soon? If yes, you are lucky as there are plenty of exciting events waiting for you throughout the year. Be it a film festival, a carnival, or a music fest, Fraser Coast has it all. This page will take you on a tour of the seasonal fun events happening in and around the region of Fraser Coast.

Summer Events:

1. Maryborough Markets: The Maryborough Markets are held every Thursday and every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month at Adelaide Street in Maryborough. A wide variety of fresh produce, plants, crafts, and much more are on offer in these markets.

2. Hervey Bay Seafood Festival: Visit Fraser Coast's iconic seafood festival held annually in August. The event showcases the rich seafood culture of the Fraser Coast with a delicious selection of seafood dishes and chefs from all around the region and Australia.

3. Whale Watching: Experience the thrill of watching the majestic humpback whales from the Hervey Bay between July and November. Enjoy a whale watching tour and witness the heart-stoppingly beautiful breaches and tail flips of the whales up close.

Fall Events:

1. Mary Poppins Festival: Celebrated in June, the Mary Poppins Festival brings back memories of the famous character Mary Poppins. This festival offers many creative activities for kids, including kite flying, sidewalk art, storytelling, and parades.

2. Bauple Nut Bash: In April/May, visit the Bauple Nut Bash festival and enjoy a great day out with live entertainment, farmers' market stalls, carnival rides, and various nut-related activities.

3. Fraser Coast Show: Visit the popular Fraser Coast Show in May and experience the rich agricultural heritage of the region with agricultural shows, rides, craft exhibitions, and much more.

Winter Events:

1. Relish Food and Wine Festival: The Relish Food and Wine Festival held in June is a must-visit event for food lovers. With over 40 stalls offering fresh local produce, wine, and food tastings, visitors can indulge in delicious food and wine.

2. Fraser Coast Agricultural Show: The Fraser Coast Agricultural Show is another great event to attend in the winter season. The show has many events and activities, including horse shows, animal nurseries, cattle shows, and much more.

3. Hervey Bay Seafront Big Band Bash: This event, held in July, is an annual celebration of music lovers in the region. The Hervey Bay Seafront Big Band Bash hosts some of Australia's finest jazz and big band music bands.

Spring Events:

1. Maryborough Music Festival: Held in September, the Maryborough Music Festival is one of the most prominent music festivals of the Fraser Coast region. The festival features world-class musicians and singers who perform various genres of music, including rock, jazz, blues, and classical.

2. Brews and Grooves Festival: Celebrated in October, the Brews and Grooves Festival is a family-friendly event where visitors can enjoy delicious food, craft beer, and live music performances.

3. Scarness Beachfront Markets: Head to Scarness Beach every second Sunday of the month to experience the Scarness Beachfront Markets. The market is famous for local handicrafts, fresh local produce, and delicious street food.


The Fraser Coast region in Queensland, Australia, is an exciting place to visit, especially if you are a lover of music, food, and culture. From the seasonal events listed above, you will have a range of activities to choose from throughout the year. Now that you have these events to look forward to, go ahead and plan your visit to Fraser Coast. You won't regret it!

Contact details:
Fraser Coast Tourism and Events
Email: info@frasercoastevents.com.au
Phone: 1800 811 728.

The Fraser Coast thanks to Mike Swigunski