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What's On in the Gladstone Region - March

March is full of amazing events...with the biggest and best long weekend also in our sights! 

So why not make the most of this action packed month and enjoy some of the fun filled activities in the lead up to Easter.

World Science Festival

Heads up science lovers! Prepare to be amazed as World Science Festival makes it way from Brisbane to Gladstone. Explore the wonders of science through hands-on activities, fascinating speakers and interactive visual displays.

When: Saturday 3rd March from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre - Goondoon Street, Gladstone
Cost: Free

Click here for more information. 

March Race Day (Photo via Gladstone Turf Club)

Giddy up ladies and gentlemen! ​Get a group together for a day of racing fun, drinks and delicious food. Full bar operating, bookmakers on course and five local races to get your weekend started.

Can't make it this month? The Gladstone Turf Club will also be in full swing Easter long weekend (Sunday the 1st of April) from 11:00am.

When: Saturday 3rd March gates open at 11:00am
Where: Gladstone Turf Club - Corner Dawson Highway and Blain Drive, Gladstone
Cost: Adult: $15

Click here for more information. 

Beach Arts Music - BAM Markets

If you're all about relaxing beach vibes... then look no further than the BAM Markets! These markets are held on the first Saturday of each month from March to December. Stroll through markets filled with delicious food, vintage clothing and live entertainment.

When: Saturday 3rd March from 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands
: Free

Click here for more information.

Calliope Central Twilight Markets

Browse market stalls, indulge in delicious food and drink and be entertained all in one convenient location. Expect to see local artists, crafts persons and muso's all showcasing their talents to the locals in the township of Calliope.

When: Friday 16th March from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Calliope Central - 2041 Dawson Highway, Calliope

Click here for more information. 


"Get on the bus" and celebrate Diesel's 30 Year Thang, live at the Harvey Road Tavern. It will no doubt be a night to remember as Diesel takes to the stage in solo mode, trawling through the highways and back roads of his music.

When: Saturday 17th March from 8:00pm
The Harvey Road Tavern, 1 Harvey Road Gladstone
18+ General Admission $39.80

Click here for more information. 

Travel Expo

2018 is the year to travel… And what better way to kick start your travel planning for the year than a FREE Travel Expo. There will be a series of presentations throughout the day and various travel suppliers specialising in cruises, guided holidays, adventure holidays and much more.

When: Sunday 18th March from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Gladstone Events Centre - Corner Wood and Bell Street, Gladstone
Cost: Free

Click here for more information.

Tannum Crab Classic - 2016

This annual fundraiser is all things crab! Competitions, races and catching of course. Come together on the Sunday afternoon at Dennis Park, to buy raffle tickets and bid on a mud crab to enter the world famous crab race. Racing commences at 4:30pm. 

When: Friday 23rd March – Sunday 25th March
Where: Dennis Park, Tannum Sands
Cost: Donations accepted

Click here for more information. 

Queens Baton Relay

​Queens Baton Relay

One of the most exciting events leading up to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games! Expect to find free breakfast, children's activities and entertainment at the Gladstone, Miriam Vale and Agnes Water community celebrations.

When: Saturday 24th March, various times
Gladstone: Library Square | Miriam Vale: Alf Larson Park | Agnes Water: Tom Jeffrey Park

Gladstone Harbour Festival (Photo via Gladstone Festival & Events)

The 56th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival will be jam packed with fantastic free entertainment, thrilling rides, all the fun of sideshow alley, free activities for the kids, hilarious novelty events, spectacular fireworks displays and much more!

When: Wednesday 28th March – Sunday 1st April
GPC Marina Parklands - Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone
Free entry, ride and activity tickets will incur a fee

Click here for more information. 

Click here to visit our "What's On" event page and view the full list of events coming up in the Gladstone Region!

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