Local Events

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

Food n Groove Fridays

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 

Relish Food & Wine Festival

When: Last held on 3 June 2023. 2024 dates to be confirmed.

Join locals and visitors for the 10th 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: Last held 2nd July 2023. 2024 dates to be confirmed.

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!


Fraser Coast Flavours

When: Last held 2 September 2023. 2024 dates to be confirmed.

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. Pre-sale tickets will be available online from July 3 for just $10.


Fraser Coast Wings and Wheels

When: Last held on 10 September 2023. 2024 dates to be confirmed.

The Fraser Coast Wings and Wheels event promises an unforgettable air and car show spectacle that you won't want to miss. Experience the exhilarating rumble of vintage warbirds and meticulously restored cars. Prepare to be amazed by breathtaking aerobatics, exhilarating joy flights, an array of market stalls, delectable food options, and engaging family entertainment that guarantees smiles all around. This year's event is jointly organized by Community Flights and the Maryborough Aero Club, ensuring an extraordinary experience for all attendees.


Hervey Bay 100/50 & Barge2Beach

When: 25 & 26 November 2023

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

Summer Salt Hervey Bay

When: Saturday, 9 March 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience as SummerSalt returns to the stunning Fraser Coast in March 2024! Book your tickets and head to Seafront Oval on 9th March for a beachside festival featuring Missy Higgins, The Cat Empire, Birds of Tokyo, The Waifs, Hollow Coves and Betty Taylor. Enjoy live music, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and sun-drenched days by the sea. Bring your friends and family to create lasting memories this summer!