Around the Festival

Around The Region

Do you have an event happening around the region leading up to or during the 57th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival? We want to hear from you! 
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Check out the great events that happened around our region during Easter in 2018:
Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary Easter Fashion Parade and Cent Sale 
Date: Wed 28th March 2018
Time: 9:30am - Midday 
Location: Gladstone Ports Corporation Social Club, Lord Street 
Admission Fee: $12 - Tickets available from Noni B, Priceline Chemist Stockland & Gladstone Optical, Valley Shopping Centre 
Admission includes a fashion parade by Noni B, a delicious homemade morning tea, live entertainment and a mini cent sale. All monies raised are used to buy medical equipment for the Gladstone Hospital. 
Gladstone Foliage & Orchid Society Inc 
Date: Fri 30th March, Sat 31st March & Sun 1st April 2018
Time: Good Friday: 9am-5pm, Easter Saturday: 9am-4pm, Easter Sunday: 9am-2pm 
Location: Bill Robertson Toyota, Hanson Road 
Admission Fee: Free 
Orchid & Foliage display and sales. Workshops will be held on Easter Saturday - times to be advised. 

Harbour Festival Fun Run 
Date: Fri 30th March 2018 
Time: 7am race start 
Location: Starting from East Shores 
Admission Fee: 3km - Juniors: $12, Seniors: $17 | 10km - Juniors: $17, Seniors: $27 
The Harbour Festival Fun Run is a 3km & 10km fun run that begins at East Shores and runs through to Spinnaker Park and return. This is an event for all ages and abilities. Gladstone Road Runners have been supporting this event for over 40 years. There will be category prizes and many random draw prizes on the day. With the partnership from the major sponsor, NRG, Gladstone Road Runners will be taking registrations online and the run will commence Good Friday morning at 7am. 
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Gladstone Ports Corporation's Paint the Port  
Date: Online registrations close 4pm, Friday 2nd March. Artwork is due Friday 9th March 2018
Exhibition Date: From Wednesday 21st March - Wednesday 18th April
Exhibition Times: During normal business hours, and on Easter Saturday & Sunday during the Gladstone Harbour Festival 
Exhibition Location: Leo Zussino Building, CQ University 
GPC's Paint the Port is an art competition open to amateur and professional artists from Gladstone, Rockhampton or Bundaberg with an opportunity to present their unique portrayal of port activities or infrastructure for a chance to win cash prizes. There are four categories: Open, High School, Upper Primary School and Lower Primary School. 
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Gladstone & District Philatelic Society's Annual Stamp Fair 
Date: Sat 31st March & Sun 1st April 2018
Time: Easter Saturday: 9am-4pm, Easter Sunday: 9am-3pm 
Location: Leo Zussino Building, CQ University 
Admission Fee: Free 
An event for anyone interested in the hobby of stamp collecting / philately. There will be stamp valuers, stamp dealers, stamp bargain tables, philatelic displays, raffles, circuit books and refreshments. 
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Port Curtis Annual Patchwork Display
Date: Fri 30th March, Sat 31st March 2018
Time: 10am - 3pm 
Location: The Community Hub, 5 Buller St Gladstone 
Admission Fee: Gold coin donation 
Current work and creations of members will be displayed demonstrating a range of techniques such as patchwork, quilting, textile work, applique and embroidery. The display will include quilts, hangings, runners, bags and surprises. Tea and coffee will be available, along with a sales table and raffle. 

Gladstone Musical Society's Annual Sacred Concert
Date: Thurs 29th March 2018
Time: 10am 
Location: Presbyterian Church, Goondoon St Gladstone 
Admission Fee: Gold coin donation
Gladstone Musical Society's Annual Sacred Concert will be held at the Presbyterian Church on Goondoon Street on Thursday 29th March. Admission is a gold coin donation and includes morning tea at the hall after the performance. 

Svalbard: The Land of Dreams 
Date: Wed 21st March - Sat 14th April 2018
Time: Mon - Thurs: 9am-3pm, Sat - Sun: 10am-3pm 
Location: Photopia Studio, Shed 5, 8 Crow Street Gladstone 
Admission Fee: Free
Svalbard: The land of dreams is an exhibition of photographic prints taken by Gladstone artist Elena Korotkaia on Svalbard, an island in the Arctic, less than 1400km from the North Pole. The exhibition will also include free craft activities for children. 
Supported with funding from Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government program that is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. 

Gladstone Maritime Museum 
Date: Wed 28th March - Sun 1st April 
Time: 9am - 4pm  
Location: Take the Port Access Road from Glenlyon St and follow signs 
Admission Fee: $6/$5/$3
View local maritime heritage displays. See special display items such as a 1940's era "putt putt" wooden dinghy that preceded "tinnies" and long time sailing club start boat "TOOT", now restored. Resident model maker Ernie Pitts will be in attendance illustrating his skills. Tea or coffee is complimentary. 

HMAS Gladstone 
Date: Wed 28th March - Sun 1st April  
Time: If the flags are flying, the vessel is open for guided tours 
Location: East Shores Gladstone 
Admission Fee: Adult: $10, Children: $5
View anytime from the walkway. Please note: closed shoes are essential. 

Gladstone Embroiderers Guild Annual Easter Display 
Date: Fri 30th & Sat 31st March 
Time: 8:30am - 4pm 
Location: Gladstone Library, Goondoon St Gladstone 
Come and see the beautiful handwork of the members. There will be demonstrations of embroidery by members, sales table and embroidered items and the annual raffle. Tickets will be sold over the two days. Raffle will be drawn on Saturday 31st March at 3pm. 

Gladstone Vintage & Classic Car Club Annual Display 
Date: Sat 31st March 
Time: 9am - 2pm 
Location: Feedbarn, Dawson Highway 
Gladstone vintage and classic car club will hold their annual display of vintage cars and stationary engine running day at the Feedbarn on Dawson Highway. 

Gladstone All-Bike Classic 
Date: Sat 31st March 
Time: 9am - 4pm 
Location: 13 Dawson Highway, Gladstone 
Admission: Gold coin donation 
Gladstone motorcycle show of historic and other motorcycles. 

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th March - 6pm - 10:30pm 
Friday 30th, Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April - 10am - 10:30pm 
2 For 1 Rides - Saturday 31st March, 10am - 2pm (Get your coupons in the Observer - Saturday 24th & Saturday 31st March)
Roving Street Entertainers 
Every during during the Gladstone Harbour Festival 
Festival's zany and hilarious roving entertainers will be making their way around the festival site during the 5 nights and 3 full days of Harbour Festival celebrations. Make sure you stop and snap a selfie with them, and don't forget to hashtag your pics #gladstoneharbourfestival when sharing! 

WICET's Marina Markets

Friday 30th & Saturday 31st March - 8am-4pm
There was something on offer for everyone at the Marina Markets, held over two days at the Gladstone Harbour Festival.
Interested in being a stallholder in 2019? Forms will be available in December 2018. 

Around the Festival
  • Wednesday 28th March - Sunday 1st April 2018
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