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 7am 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 dosen’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.

    Email Enquiries: gladstoneqldhelpers@parkrun.com.au

    Booking URL: www.parkrun.com.au/register/

    URL Enquiries: www.parkrun.com.au/gladstoneqld/

  • 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 or email info@crowstreetcreative.com

  • Vinyl Appreciation Society Night

    Artwork of the art music marketsWHEN: Every 2nd Fridayof the month  6pm-9pm
    WHERE: 8 Crow St, Gladstone
    COST: Gold Coin Donation

    Vinyl lovers… This one’s for you! Monthly twilight art, music and markets at Crow Street Gladstone. Exhibitions, projections, workshops and demonstrations, local art and design stalls, delicious food, kids area and live entertainment! Open mic sign up from 5:30pm.

    For more information contact 0432 176 275 or email info@crowstreetcreative.com

  • Annual Events

  • The Tannum Crab Classic

    2 men holding crab trophieWHEN: 24th and 25th March 2018
    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 multiple events – something for everyone! Starting with 50 blokes camping down at Lillies Beach for a crabbing competition and to raise awareness about men’s mental health. Throughout the weekend, these men raise money amongst themselves while also competing against each other to catch the biggest mud crab.

    While the men are out catching crabs, the ladies now give their support with a girls night out fundraiser at the Tannum Sands Lifesaving Club on the Saturday night starting at 7:00pm.

    Sunday afternoon is held at Dennis Park from 12:00pm – 6:00pm and is for the local community to come together and open their wallets to buy raffle tickets and bid on a mud crab to ener the world famous crab race, with the race commencing at 4:30pm.

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

  • Gladstone Harbour Festival

    Side show alley and rides at nightWHEN: Wed 28 March- Sun 1st April 2018
    WHERE: GPC Marina Parklands, Gladstone
    COST: Free  (Rides cost $5-12 per ride) Car parking – Gold Coin to SES.

    Held from Wednesday 28th March – Sunday 1st April 2018, the 56th annual Gladstone Harbour Festival program will once again entice, excite and engage the Gladstone community and visitors to the region.

    2018’s 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: Mon 21st – Sun 27th May 2018
    WHERE: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (58 Goondoon St, Gladstone)
    COST: Some free, some paid

    A jam-packed week of excitement for kids of all ages across the Gladstone Region! The 2018 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. The Festival aligns with Under 8’s Week and National Simultaneous Story Time.

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

  • Botanic to Bridge

    people in green shirts running at the festivalWHEN: August 2018
    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 goes back to the local community with primary and secondary schools and the major beneficiary receiving more than $20,000.  If you would like 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.

  • Sydney Comedy Festival – Gladstone

    Graphic saying sydney comedy festival showcaseWHEN: Saturday 25th August 2018
    WHERE: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (58 Goondoon St, Gladstone)
    COST: purchase tickets here

    The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2018 Festival to Gladstone!

    Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of veteran favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs!

    So call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year – don’t miss out on a huge night of laughs!

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