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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.
WHEN: Check their Website
WHERE: 1A Scotland St, Bundaberg
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.
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.
It is with much regret that the Bundaberg Field Day Society announce their decision to cancel Agrotrend 2023. Dates for Agrotrend 2024 have not been set yet.
WHEN: 29 – 31 May 2024
WHERE: University Dr, Branyan (Bundaberg Recreational Precinct)
COST: Find out on their website.
The Bundaberg A.P.& I. Committee look forward to providing a great show, with all the usual competitions, rides, showbags, stalls and a variety of entertainment. Please check their website regularly for updates.
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: Mid July 2024
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.
The Moore Park Beach Arts Festival features a seaside view of a relaxed pleasant country lifestyle and approximately 20 kilometres of beautiful golden beaches.
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 is run by Moore Park Beach Arts Inc and 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 ‘Moore Park Beach Arts Inc’ website to see all the latest updates!
WHEN: 6 Nov – 17 March 2024
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.
Discover the region’s Christmas spirit by taking part in Bundaberg Regional Council’s annual Pageant of Lights on Thursday, 30th of November, 2023. There are opportunities for you to enter the parade, run a stall or just to sit back and enjoy the entertainment. Successful parade participants could go home richer, stallholders go home smiling, and we can guarantee all go home happy, having been part of Pageant of Lights.
WHEN: 17 – 20 December 2024
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 ‘Bethlehem Live’ Facebook for more information and the full list of activities.