Events in Gladstone

Gladstone is only 1.5 hours drive north from Agnes Water and 1770,  and offers a great variety of events – regular and annual – that you can incorporate into your Agnes Water / 1770 stay.

  • Regular Events

  • Gladstone weekly Parkrun

    People running in the parkWHEN: Every Saturday at 7 am sharp
    WHERE: Lions Park, off Dawson Highway, Kin Kora Gladstone
    COST: Free

    Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed five-kilometre run or walk. If you would like to get your time for the event, you must register before the event on the Parkrun website. You only have to register the once. Parkrun is for everyone and participating is easy. Parkrun is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run – it doesn’t matter if it’s for fun or as part of a training plan. It offers an opportunity for the local community to come together on a regular basis, get physically active and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Please come to jog or run together irrespective of your ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is free! Children and dogs are welcome, however, their participation must be supervised at all times.

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  • Crow Street Food and Music Fest

    people eating food in the evening at the festivalWHEN: Last Saturday of the month  6pm-9pm
    WHERE: 8 Crow St, Gladstone
    COST: $5 Adults, Under 18’s Free

    Crow Street Creative is the location for several arts groups offering services and events for all ages to the local Gladstone and Regional communities. Crow Street Creative presents Crow Street Food & Music Fest which is an awesome night out and fun for all ages! Enjoy live music, food vans, kids area and open mic late session starts at 8:30pm.

    For more information contact 0432 176 275.

  • Annual Events

  • The Tannum Crab Classic

    2 men holding crab trophieWHEN: 28th March and 5th April 2020
    WHERE: Multiple venues
    COST: Gold Coin Donation

    The Tannum Crab Classic is an annual event which raises much-needed funds for local families in need of medical equipment. The weekend consists of 50 blokes camping down Lillie’s Beach for a crabbing competition and to raise awareness about men’s mental health.

    Throughout the weekend the group of guys raise money amongst themselves while also competing against each other to catch the biggest mud crab.

    The local community come together and opened their wallets to buy raffle tickets and bid on a mud crab to enter the world famous crab race. The family orientated afternoon is a great way to bring the community together and help out those local children with disabilities.

    For more information, please visit the Tannum Crab Classic website.

  • Gladstone Harbour Festival

    Side show alley and rides at nightWHEN: Wed 8th – Sun 20th April 2020
    WHERE: GPC Marina Parklands, Gladstone
    COST: Free  (Rides cost $5-12 per ride) Car parking – Gold Coin to SES.

    The 58th annual Gladstone Harbour Festival program will once again entice, excite and engage the Gladstone community and visitors to the region.

    The program will include 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.

    Visit the Gladstone Harbour Festival website here for more information.

  • Gladstone Children’s Festival

    two children holding balloons and smilingWHEN:  May 2020
    WHERE: Various locations
    COST: Some free, some paid

    A jam-packed week of excitement for kids of all ages across the Gladstone Region! The 2019 Children’s Festival aims to unite art and education magically in an exciting week-long program with a mix of both free and paid for events.

    Check out the website link for more updates closer to the event.

  • Botanic to Bridge

    people in green shirts running at the festivalWHEN: Sun 16 August 2020
    WHERE: There are two starting locations for the 8 or 3km event here

    The Botanic to Bridge is a fun run held in Gladstone, Queensland in August each year. Transforming the city into a vibrant hub for healthy, active living, the Botanic to Bridge is a must for both the serious runner and those looking to have some fun.

    All proceeds from the event go back to the local community with primary and secondary schools and the major beneficiary receiving more than $20,000.  If you would like to be a part of this exciting event, please continue to check the website as we make regular updates, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.