5 Not-To-Be Missed Festivals in 2020!

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Calling all festival lovers! We’ve already seen the first ever CQ Beer + Cider Festival get rave reviews and the annual Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival once again attract and wow the masses. It’s safe to say the Gladstone Region is certainly not short of festivals so here’s a look at some of our faves still to come in 2020… but don’t just take our word for it, head along and see for yourself! 

Gladstone Harbour Festival

Back for it’s 58th year, the annual Gladstone Harbour Festival program will once again entice, excite and engage the Gladstone community and visitors to the region. The jam-packed program includes a fantastic variety of quality entertainment on the GPC Marina Main Stage each night, fun rides for the kids, mardi gras, a great selection of tasty food court treats, Marina Markets, fabulous fireworks displays and plenty of novelty events and attractions. Five days full of activities to keep the whole family busy over the school holidays.

When: Wednesday 8 April – Sunday 12 April

Where: Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Parklands and Stage

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Boyne Valley Country Music Camp-out

Country music lovers this is a must on your social calendar this year! Uniting those who love to listen to and perform together, the Boyne Valley Country Music Campout is a fun and family friendly weekend of music and mateship. While it may be a country music campout, you can expect some rock, bluegrass, folk and blues thrown in for good measure also. A weekend of making memories and sharing passions pretty much sums it up perfectly. 

When: 3 April – 5 April

Where: The Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre, Ubobo 

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Captain Cook Festival

In it’s 28th year, the 1770 Festival in 2020 commemorates the 250th anniversary of the landing of Cook and the HMB Endeavour crew, on the shores of what is now the Town of Seventeen Seventy. ‘Encounters in Country’ is the festival theme this year and not only will the festival focus on the historic landing 250 years ago, but more importantly, on the history and culture of Australia’s first people. Extending the celebration to an incredible 26 day period featuring a street parade, fireworks, the festival of surfing to the re-enactment of Cook’s landing, there is certainly ample opportunity to experience all there is to offer in this beautiful part of the world and patch of paradise. 

When: 6 May – 31 May

Where: Various locations

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Multicultural Festival

After the great success of last year’s event, the Multicultural Festival will once again take place at the Toondoon Botanic Gardens this year. This free family friendly event will provide for a cultural experience to remember with entertainment all day including a dedicated kids zone and amazing music. Always a crowd pleaser though is the mouth-watering food that will literally take you on a trip around the globe as you taste and appreciate favourites and flavours originating from many different nationalities. 

When: August, date and time TBC 

Where: Toondoon Botanic Gardens

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Under the Trees Music and Arts Festival

Under the Trees continues to be a feast of the senses… sight, sound, taste and touch! Perfectly set ‘under the trees’, this laid-back music and arts festival delivers an outdoor festival experience for all ages with amazing art and lighting as well as rhythmic sounds skipping across reggae, pop, rock, folk, blues and soul tunes. Tasty hip food offerings and craft beers on tap add to the experience with the kids also being catered for with a wide variety of activities keeping them entranced throughout the day and night.

When: Saturday 19 September, 11:00am – 10:00pm

Where: Jacaranda Drive, Boyne Island

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Head to gladstoneregion.info for more greats events!