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Bundaberg is only 1.5 hours drive south from Agnes Water and 1770, and offers a great variety of events that you can incorporate into your Agnes Water / 1770 stay. Event dates may change, so please double check the dates on their websites and/or Facebook pages.
Bundaberg also has a good news website called Bundaberg Now. To explore even more events, please visit their website.
Friday nights at RiverFeast come alive on the Burnett River with the transformation of Bundaberg’s old Marine College facility into a lively, family friendly entertainment precinct. RiverFeast hosts a variety of food vendors offering unique and sumptuous cuisines and a select group of retail stalls to wander through. Food choices are ever changing, but rest assured there is something on the menu for everyone. Come along and enjoy the local region’s craft beverages (softdrinks, beers, spirits and ciders), great live entertainment and relax in Bundy’s biggest beer garden by the river. Check out their website www.riverfeast.com.au or find them on Facebook and Instagram.
WHEN: Often. Check their Website
WHERE: 103 Gavin Street North Bundaberg
Oodies Cafe often host live music events on certain Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Each month there will be a different artist, sometimes twice a month. The bands and solo artists that play at Oodies cross a wide range of genres with a focus on storytelling; think Australian folk/blues/Americana folk/country. The musicians travel from all over the East Coast of Australian. Some even come from further afield. For an intimate live music evening, light food or meals, drinks and table service (if you book a table in advance) check out the event guide on their website to see the list of up-coming events. Ticket bookings can also be done online.
The Bundy Easter Roundup is a well established weekend event of Country Music and with on site camping in a quiet bush setting situated in close proximity to many local tourist attractions. The talent search is open to non-professional performers of all age groups. BYO chair and enjoy two and a half days of non-stop, family entertainment in a large indoor area, with professional sound, meals, refreshments and raffles. Call 0409 470 558 for more information. Visit their facebook page event.
WHEN: 30th and 31st of May 2020
WHERE: Find out on their website
COME ALONG & ENJOY A REAL COUNTRY SHOW!
There will be free entertainment all weekend for the kids, with a pavilion full of arts, craft, cooking, plants & veges. There will be LOTS to do for all ages. Check out the website to find out what they have planned for this year.
For more info visit the ginginshowsociety.com.au
Held over four tasty weekends, Taste Bundaberg Festival is an invitation to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, pile plates high and leave glasses empty. Come, take a seat at The Great Bundaberg Feast. For more information visit https://www.bundabergregion.org/taste/taste-bundaberg-festival
WHEN: Sun 5th – Sun 12th July 2020
WHERE: Various locations
COST: Most events are free, please check the website for full details
NAIDOC week is a nationwide celebration of Indigenous tradition and culture and in Bundaberg they offer a week full of events for people of all ages and walks of life to be involved and learn more about one of the oldest living cultures in the world.
The Bundaberg and District Committee invites both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to join in to participate in events and march with them as they honour the 2019 National NAIDOC Theme: “Voice, Treaty, Truth”.
The Childers Festival is the only festival in Queensland that stops a highway by closing the mighty Bruce Highway! The festival transforms the highway into a gigantic food, market stall and entertainment hub, all staged between the heritage listed buildings and leopard tree lined streets of Childers, just 40 minutes west of Bundaberg.
With free admission both days, the event kicks off on the Saturday afternoon from 2pm with a street party and lively bands performing well into the night. The main festival day, which closes the Bruce Highway is on the Sunday, kicking off from 9am to 3.30pm and features five stages of non-stop music, hundreds of market stalls and a smorgasbord of food from all over the world.
WHEN: Early August 2020
WHERE: Churchill and Crescent Streets, Childers
COST: See website for entry costs for different runs
The 2019 race will take place on Sunday, August 4th. All runs finish at the beautiful Coral Sea at Neilson Park, Bargara.
Proceeds from the race assist local charities such as the Bundaberg Surf Club, Cancer Support Groups and Ronald McDonald House.
The Moore Park Beach Arts Festival features a seaside view of a relaxed pleasant country lifestyle and approximately 20 kilometres of beautiful golden beaches. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Moore Park Beach Art Festival and everyone is invited to join the celebrations.
Enjoy a family-friendly festival day – you set the pace on how much or little you do. The festival is based in Moore Park Beach, Queensland – which, includes: Art exhibitions, Live entertainment, Workshops and Fun activities for young and old.
The Moore Park Beach Arts Festival has support from the Wide Bay region – local and extended area’s to provide a wide range of opportunities for local talent and businesses to showcase at the event. Make sure you pop over to the FACEBOOK page “Moore Park Beach Arts Festival 2019” and give it a “LIKE” – to stay up to date.”
WHEN: Early November 2019 – Late March 2020
WHERE: Mon Repos Conservation Park
COST: Check website for more information
The Mon Repos Conservation Park, within the Southern Great Barrier Reef, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the Eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant Loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific. Visitors can witness nesting and hatching turtles over the summer months on Mon Repos beach, however turtles are easily disturbed if proper turtle watching guidelines are not followed. The Mon Repos Turtle experience operates nightly during the Turtle Season. You have the opportunity to see nesting turtles from November through to January and hatchlings January through to March. It is an amazing sight to see the turtles venture up the beach to find a safe spot to dig a nest and lay their eggs. And then, if you are lucky, to come back six to eight weeks later to see the baby hatchlings take their first swim in the ocean. Bookings close promptly at 4pm daily.
WHEN: Mid December 2020
WHERE: Bundaberg Central School Grounds, 13 Crofton Street, Bundaberg.
Cost: Free Entry
Time: Bethlehem City Opening Ceremony will be Tuesday, 17th December from 5.30pm (centre stage). Other nights will be 6pm to 9pm.
Family Friendly. Take a step back in time to witness and walk through the marketplace of Bethlehem as it was 2,000 years ago. Beware of the Roman Soldiers and don’t forget to sign Caesar’s Census. Once inside the City gates you’ll be transported back in time as you interact with Bethlehem Market Place residents. Check out their website https://www.bethlehemlive.com.au/ for more information and the full list of activities.