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Your guide to the 2018 Gladstone Harbour Festival

​From Wednesday 28th March to Sunday 1st April 2018, the Gladstone Harbour Festival will once again entice, excite and engage the Gladstone Community. Here is what you can expect during the 56th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival!

Santos GLNG and 4CC's Talent Quest and Opening Night (Photo credit: Noel Roberts)

​DAY 1 AT THE GLADSTONE HARBOUR FESTIVAL: WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH

Santos GLNG and 4CC's Talent Quest and Opening Night
Marina Main Stage opening from 6:30pm

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
Marina Parklands from 6pm–10:30pm

Live music and entertainment
Festival Food Court throughout the day

Roving entertainers
Marina Parklands from 6pm


GPC's Spectacular Fireworks Display

​DAY 2 AT THE GLADSTONE HARBOUR FESTIVAL: THURSDAY 29TH MARCH

GPC's Family Fun Night featuring Hey Duggee, PJ Masks and Peppa Pig
Marina Main Stage from 6pm

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
Marina Parklands from 6pm-10:30pm

Open Mic Night
Marina Main Stage from 6pm

Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership's Free Face Painting
Marina Parklands from 5:30–7:30pm

GPC's Spectacular Fireworks Display
Marina Parklands from 7:50pm

Roving entertainers
Marina Parklands from 6pm

Live music and entertainment
Festival Food Court throughout the day

WICET's Marina Markets

DAY 3 AT THE GLADSTONE HARBOUR FESTIVAL: FRIDAY 30TH MARCH

Orica & Hit 93.5's Great Raft Regatta
Auckland Creek (watch from Gladstone Yacht Club) from 9am

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
Live streamed in the Marina Parklands Food Court from 10am

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
Marina Parklands from 10am-10:30pm

WICET's Marina Markets
Marina Parklands from 8am-4pm

Fantastic Friday Night featuring sounds of the beach and classic 60's
Marina Main Stage from 10am-7pm

Smit Lamnalco's Fantastic Fireworks Display
Marina Parklands from 5pm

Sea Hardie Sailing Ships Kids Activities
Marina Parklands Kids Zone from 10am-2pm

This Little Piggy Guinea Pig Petting Zoo Kids Activities
Marina Parklands Kids Zone from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership's Free Face Painting
Marina Parklands from 11am-1pm

Roving entertainers
Marina Parklands throughout the day 

Gladstone Harbour Festival - Sideshow Alley

DAY 4 AT THE GLADSTONE HARBOUR FESTIVAL: SATURDAY 31ST MARCH

GRC's Sensational Saturday Night featuring KISSTROYER
Marina Main Stage from 7pm

Performing Arts Workshop
Marina Parklands from 10am-2pm

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
Marina Parklands from 10am-10:30pm

WICET's Marina Markets
Marina Parklands from 8am-4:00pm

Golding's Free Face Painting
Marina Parklands from 12pm-2pm

2 for 1 Rides
Marina Parklands from 10am-2pm
(Get your coupons in the Gladstone Observer – 24th and 31st March)

QER's Sensational Fireworks Display
Marina Parklands from 9pm

GPC's Pop Up Art Village featuring Yoga, Instrument Installation and Creative Workshops
Marina Parklands from 9am-3pm

Stockland Gladstone's Teddy Bear Picnic & Easter Egg Hunt
Marina Main Stage Hill Marquee from 2pm

Roving entertainers
Marina Parklands throughout the day

2014 Street Parade

​DAY 5 AT THE GLADSTONE HARBOUR FESTIVAL: SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
Marina Parklands from 10am-10:30pm

QGC's Festival Finale – Gladstone to Brisbane Yacht Race Trophy Presentations and Live Entertainment
Marina Main Stage from 5pm-7pm

Larrikin Puppet Show
Marina Main Stage Hill Marquee from 11am and 1pm

Festival Street Parade
Starts and ends Bryan Jordan Drive from 3pm
Parking areas to view the parade: CQ University, Gladstone Marina, Gladstone Yacht Club and CBD

Clay Critters Kids Activities
Marina Parklands Kids Zone from 10am-2pm

Golding's Free Face Painting
Marina Parklands from 10am-12pm

Roving entertainers
Marina Parklands throughout the day


OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ON...

Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary Easter Fashion Parade and Cent Sale

When: Wednesday 28th March
Where: Gladstone Ports Corporation Social Club, Lord Street
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Cost: $12

Tickets available from Noni B, Priceline Chemist Stockland and Gladstone Optical Valley Shopping Centre

Gladstone Ports Corporation's Paint the Port

When: Wednesday 21st March - Wednesday 18th April
Where: Leo Zussino Building, CQ University Marina Campus Gladstone
Time: During normal business hours. Easter Saturday and Sunday: during the Gladstone Harbour Festival hours
Cost: Free

Online registrations close 4pm Friday, 2nd March. Artwork is due Friday 9th March. 

Gladstone Maritime Museum

When: Wednesday 28th March - Sunday 1st April
Where: Take the Port Access Road from Glenlyon Street and follow signs
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: $6/$5/$3

HMAS Gladstone

When: Wednesday 28th March - Sunday 1st April
Where: East Shores Precinct, Gladstone
Time: If the flags are flying, the vessel is open for guided tours
Cost: Adult - $10, Children - $5

Gladstone Musical Society's Annual Sacred Concert

When: Thursday 29th March
Where: Presbyterian Church, Goondoon Street Gladstone
Time: 10am
Cost: Gold coin donation and includes morning tea after the performance

Gladstone Foliage and Orchid Society Inc

When: Friday 30th, Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April
Where: Bill Robertson Toyota, Hanson Road Gladstone
Time: Friday: 9am-5pm, Saturday: 9am-4pm and Sunday: 9am-2pm
Cost: Free - Orchid and Foliage display and sales available

Harbour Festival Fun Run

When: Friday 30th March
Where: Starting from East Shores Precinct
Time: 7am race start
Cost: 3km – Juniors: $12 Seniors: $17 | 10km – Juniors: $17 Seniors: $27

Gladstone Embroiderers Guild Annual Easter Display

When: Friday 30th – Saturday 31st March
Where: Gladstone Library, Goondoon Street
Time: 8:30am-4pm
Cost: Free

Gladstone Vintage and Classic Car Club Annual Display

When: Saturday 31st March
Where: Feedbarn, Dawson Highway Gladstone
Time: 9am-2pm
Cost: Free

Gladstone All-Bike Classic

When: Saturday 31st March
Where:13 Dawson Highway, Gladstone
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: Gold coin donation

Easter Saturday Race Day

When: Saturday 31st March
Where: Gladstone Turf Club, Corner Dawson Highway and Blain Drive
Time: Gates open at 11am
Cost: $15

Gladstone's Biggest Easter Egg Hunt

When: Sunday 1st April
Where:Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Time: 12:30-3pm
Cost: Free


​For more information about any of the above events, please click here

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