YOUR GUIDE: 12 things to do in Gladstone this weekend

Family fun

A FAMILY fun day will be held at the Yarwun recreational grounds on Calliope River Road on Sunday from 10am - 2pm.

Live music

IF YOU'RE keen to catch some live music, or take the stage yourself, the Elders Country Music Festival is the place to be. This year's event, held at the Boyne Valley Discovery Centre in Ubobo started yesterday and continues today and tomorrow. It starts at 9am Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 for day visitors and $60 for a family pass.


WATCH BITS FC take on Frenchville FC in round five of the FFA cup. The football match is held at BITS fields from 7pm.

Rotary markets

PICK up some fresh produce or a unique buy of crafts or jewellery at the Rotary Kmart Markets tomorrow. The stalls will be open from 7am-noon.

Monster Cent Sale

Yaralla Junior Football Club is holding a monster cent sale on Sunday at the Gladstone Bowls Club. Doors open at 11.30am for a 1pm start. Door entry is $1 for adults and 50c for children.

Games afternoon

Join in an afternoon of fun and games at Lightbox on Sunday. Games for hire include Monopoly, Articulate, Connect 4, Pick Up Sticks, Jenga, Cluedo and more. It's from 12noon to 6pm. All proceeds to Autism Queensland Gladstone. Lunch and Blue Cocktails/Mocktails available.


THE first Gladstone region fixtures AFL match will kick off today at the BITS field. Watch our Gladstone teams battle it out for points when BITS Saints take on the Gladstone Mudcrabs. The reserves game starts at 12.15pm and the A-Grade will start at 2.30pm.

Thangool Races

EXPERIENCE the country at the Thangool Races today. All the horse racing action will kick off from noon. A free bus service will leave from the Biloela Visitor Information Centre from 11.30am-1pm.

Ballin' at Banana

GRAB your best dress or suit for the Ball in Buffel tonight. The Banana State School P and C have organised the red carpet event at the Old Banana Racecourse on the Leichhardt Hwy. Gates open at 4pm and the bar will be open from 5pm. For more information, including ticket details, email

Biloela markets

PICK up a bargain at the Biloela Markets in the Park today. The event, held on the third Saturday of every month, offers a wide variety of stalls. Check out the fresh produce, plants, jewellery and clothing.


GLADSTONE Qld parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5km run or walk for anyone - it's you against the clock. Time yourself on the course alongside friends or family while taking the chance to get out and get some exercise. It takes place tomorrow at 7am. Meet at Lions Park Gladstone. For more information phone 0409 632 548.

LBD comp

IF YOU think you can rock a little black dress head to the Rocky Glen Hotel tonight. A little black dress competition will be held and the crowd will be judges. Doors open at 9pm. The courtesy bus will be running throughout the night.

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