Around the Festival


Around The Region

Do you have an event happening around the region leading up to or during the 59th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival? We want to hear from you! It will also give you the chance to have your event in our program next year! Showcasing that Gladstone really is the place to be at Easter.

Download the Umbrella Events Kit from our Media Centre to submit your event. 
Gladstone All Bike Classic 
Brought to you by the Historical Motorcycle Club QLD 
Dates: Saturday 3rd April - 9am-8pm & Sunday 4th April - 9am-3pm
Where: 59 Hanson Road (adj. Gladstone Tool Supplies)
Cost: Gold coin donation for entry - free to display 
Heaps of classes to enter! From vintage to modern, road and dirt. There will be something for all bike owners. 
Visit for more info. 
Gladstone Ports Corporation's Paint the Port
Art Competition 2021 
Dates: Registration close 4pm Friday 5th March. Exhibition open from 24th March - 16th April 
Where: ARTmatters Gallery, Pitt Street, Gladstone 
GPC's Paint the Port Art Art Competition is open to artists within the Gladstone, Rockhampton and Bundaberg Regions. 
Four Categories available:
  • Open 
  • High School 
  • Upper Primary (A4 or A3 only)
  • Lower Primary (A4 or A3 only)
Online registration and further details can be found at: 
Dress up Your Shop Front Competition 
Presented by Quota Club of Gladstone Inc 
Dates: Entries close March 24th, Judging March 29th 
Winners announced on stage at the Gladstone Harbour Festival, then via the Quota Gladstone Facebook page on Thursday 1 April 2021. 

To register, email
Cash prizes up for each category (1-5 staff, 6-10 staff and 11+ staff)
  • 1st place: $250
  • 2nd place: $150 
  • 3rd place: $100
44th Gladstone Harbour Festival Fun Run 
Dates: Good Friday, 2nd April 2021 
Times: On the day race kit collection from 5:45am-6:45am for a 7am start 
Price: 3k Race Junior - $15 | Senior - $20, 10k race Junior - $30 | Senior - $40
First 600 finishers receive a Race Medallion. 
For more info visit Gladstone Road Runners on Facebook. 
Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary Annual Easter Fashion Parade and Mini Cent Sale  
Dates: Wednesday 31st March (a staggered entry will occur due to COVID requirements - doors open at 8:30am for a 9:45am start)
Where: Gladstone Ports Corporation Social Club, Lord Street 
Times: 9:45am 
Price: $12 Entry fee 

Fashion Parade by Noni B, entertainment by Clyde. 
Tickets are available from Noni B and Gladstone Optical (valley shopping centre). 
Covid safe regulations will be in place. Refunds of tickets will be available to anyone who develops Covid-19 symptoms after the purchase of tickets, or who has come into contact with anyone who is symptomatic or a confirmed case. 
Gladstone Orchid and Foliage Society  
Dates: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th April 
Where: Bill Robertson Toyota 
Times: Friday - 9am-5pm, Sat - 9am-4pm & Sun - 9am-1pm 
Price: Free 

Come and view the beautiful display of plants to view and for sale, such as orchids, ferns and foliage. Members will be there to help the public with any questions about their plants. 
Covid safe requirements such as signing in and out and social distancing will be in place. 

Around The Festival

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
Thursday 1st April: 6pm - 10:30pm 
Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th April: 10am - 10:30pm 
WICET's Marina Markets

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd April - 8am - 4pm
There will be something on offer for everyone at WICET's Marina Markets, held over two days at the Gladstone Harbour Festival.
Are you interested in being a stallholder in 2021? Forms are available in our Media Centre for downloading NOW!



Orica's Big Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday 4th April - 10am & 11am, Marina Main Stage Hill 
The Easter Bunny is visiting Gladstone - and he has LOTS of eggs to hide at the Gladstone Harbour Festival! Held on Easter Sunday, Orica's BIG Easter Egg Hunt will have two timeslots - the 10am event will be for children aged 4 and under and the 11am event will be for children aged 5-8. 


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  • Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th April 2022
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