Local Events

There's always something happening in Hervey Bay and on the Fraser Coast, from colourful local markets, through to fantastic annual festivals like the Hervey Bay Whale Festival and the Mary Poppins Festival.

Fraser Coast Flavours

When: Saturday, 31 August 2024. 

Join us for the newest festival on the Fraser Coast, featuring music, food, craft beer, artisans, wine & good vibes, taking place at Hervey Bay’s Seafront Oval in Pialba. Come and enjoy two live music stages featuring local and regional artists, two festival bars with breweries and distilleries from across Queensland, street food and market vendors, all-day activities, and a variety of carefully curated ticketed events. Don't miss out on the chance to enjoy the beautiful Hervey Bay sunshine while indulging in some of the finest culinary delights the region has to offer. 


Food n Groove Fridays

When: Returning in October.

Food n Groove Fridays creates the perfect Friday afternoon atmosphere with an excellent spread of food trucks, entertainment, market stalls and licensed bar.

Held on the first Friday of each month from October until February, Food n Groove Fridays takes place at City Park from 4pm. BYO chairs and picnic blankets, no pets, fully licensed - no BYO alcohol.

Visit www.facebook.com/fngfridays for more details 

Sounds of Rock Hervey Bay

When: Saturday, 2 November 2024

The Sounds of Rock Music Festival is coming to Hervey Bay's Seafront Oval on Saturday, 2nd November 2024! This 18+ event will feature a star-studded lineup including Leo Sayer, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, Killing Heidi, Chocolate Starfish, Bachelor Girl, and The Radiators. Don't forget to bring a camp chair for this epic rock experience!

Tickets: Available here

Hervey Bay 100/50 & Barge2Beach

When: 16-17 November 2024.

The Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100 is a challenging long-course triathlon that unfolds along the picturesque foreshore of Hervey Bay. Participants will tackle a 2km swim, 80km bike ride and 18km run, all organized by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club. For the first time in 2023, a full field of athletes will race the HitFM 50 (1km swim, 40km bike ride and 9km run) on the Saturday of Hundy weekend. On the same Saturday, don't miss the Barge2Beach ocean swimming event, offering a unique aquatic experience. It's an ideal opportunity to embrace athletic challenges while enjoying the natural beauty of Hervey Bay.

Website: hb100.com.au

Relish Food & Wine Festival

When: Every year in early June.

Join locals and visitors for the popular annual Relish Food & Wine Festival, which will take place at Portside Precinct and Queen's Park. Maryborough's historic streets and scenic riverside parks provide an ideal backdrop for a celebration of local cuisine. Come and enjoy the expertise of celebrity and local chefs, indulge in gourmet tastings, witness cooking demonstrations, and groove to live music. 


Mary Poppins Festival 

When: Every year in late June.

The Fraser Coast's most magical celebration, the Mary Poppins Festival, takes place every year in Maryborough's Portside Precinct. As the heritage-rich streetscapes come to life with all the characters you know and love from Mary Poppins, along with other new and old faces, celebrate the art of storytelling and learn more about the world's most beloved nanny.

Come to this four-day, FREE event to celebrate all things Mary Poppins!

Events include: Chimney Sweeping, Nanny Races and the Grand Parade and Admiral Boom firing his cannon, plus street food vendors, market stalls, rides, pavement art and live entertainment. 


Photo credits: Fraser Coast events