Gladstone Festivals and Events

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What was once a one–day celebration to greet the winners of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race over fifty years ago, the now week-long jam packed celebration known as the Gladstone Harbour Festival is renowned for its fantastic FREE family entertainment, rides for the kids, delicious food, novelty events and much more!

The Gladstone Harbour Festival is one of, if not the largest FREE community festivals remaining in Australia. With so much on offer for people of all ages and capabilities, it’s no wonder the festival continually increases due to its popularity allowing us to enjoy a patronage of visitors from all over Queensland.

Bringing a buzz to the Gladstone Region year after year, the Gladstone Harbour Festival showcases our community’s unique lifestyle and beautiful surroundings. With over 70,000 visitors passing through the Gladstone Harbour Festival each year, both locals and visitors can agree, ‘Gladstone’s the place to be during Easter’.


Festival Fever is about to hit town as Gladstone gears up for one of the biggest and brightest Harbour Festivals ever!

We are very excited to announce that the long standing tradition of the Gladstone Harbour Festival Street Parade is BACK ON for 2014 thanks to our very generous sponsor Workforce International!

The annual Gladstone Harbour Festival Street parade is gearing up to roll down the streets of Gladstone, with this year’s ‘Colourful Carnival’ Theme. Our very proud sponsor Workforce International are busily working on all things traffic management and alongside Midday Rotary, the beloved Street Parade will once again get the show on the road, representing the opening of the Gladstone Harbour Festival from 4pm on Sunday, April 13th 2014.

Starting at the Gladstone Show grounds, the Street Parade will bring the streets alive as it makes its way through Goondoon Street over to the Marina and finish at the Mission Seafarers Building.

Whether walking on your hands or on your feet, cycling, in a motorised vehicle or float, all businesses, schools, bands, groups and clubs can register to participate in this festival favourite.

You spoke and we listened and by doing everything in our power and largely thanks to our kind sponsor, Workforce International we have made it happen! Now it is up to YOU!!! This is YOUR community, this is YOUR parade and this is YOUR chance to be involved!

All you need to do is complete the appropriate entry forms click here to download or alternatively for further information contact the festival hotline on 49725111.



Gladstone Festivals and Events are excited to present to you The Insider – Gladstone Harbour Festival’s very first newsletter.
The Insider is designed to provide YOU and our community the latest updates for the upcoming Gladstone Harbour Festival including entertainment news, event information, attractions and activities that the event organisers are planning for the festival.
We look forward to bring you all of the exciting news for the upcoming 2014 Gladstone Harbour Festival.

Please click HERE to download your PDF copy of The Insider – Issue 1

Please click HERE to download your PDF copy of The Insider March 2014 - Issue 2