PICTURES, WHAT'S ON | 2016 Gladstone Harbour Festival

GLADSTONE's biggest annual family event, Gladstone Harbour Festival, is here.

Thursday, March 24: Gladstone Ports Corporation's Fireworks Display - 8:20pm (approximately)
Saturday, March 26: Queensland Energy Resources Fireworks Display - 8:55pm (approximately)


Wednesday, March 23

Wednesday photos

What: Official opening night

  • Where: GPC's marina main stage
  • When: 6.30pm
  • Details: Santos GLNG talent quest and live music

What: Community mural

  • Where: Kids and chill out zone
  • When: 10am - 3pm everyday
  • Details: Drop in and join in on our community mural

What: Gladstone Maritime Museum open day

  • Where: Gladstone Maritime Museum
  • When: 9am - 4pm
  • Details: View the fascinating local maritime history on display. There will be a sausage sizzle from 11am - 2pm.

What: Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary Annual Fashion Parade

  • Where: GPC Social Club
  • When: 9am
  • Details: Raffles, lucky door prizes, cent sale and more.

Social photos

What: Gecko Valley Winery Annual Anniversary

  • Where: Gecko Valley Winery
  • When: Today and tomorrow 11am - 3pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
  • Details: Enjoy the great scenery and food and take a peek at Miranda Manifold's hand-crafted jewellery.

Thursday, March 24

Thursday photos

What: Family fun night

  • Where: GPC's marina main stage
  • When: 6pm
  • Details: Moshi monsters, Blinky Bill and GPC's Curtis the Turtle will entertain and the crowning of the Festival Queen Quest Entrants will be done.

What: Gladstone Musical Society Easter Concert

  • Where: Presbyterian Church, Goondoon St
  • When: 10am
  • Details: Annual show for Gladstone Musical Society. Entry by gold coin donation

Concert photos

Friday, March 25

What: Great Raft Regatta

  • Where: Gladstone Harbour
  • When: 10am
  • Details: Competition is fierce in this annual regatta; it's very entertaining to watch.

Raft Regatta photos

What: Blessing of the Fleet

  • Where: Gladstone Harbour
  • When: 12noon
  • Details: Be there for this ceremonial sail past; the blessing and dressing of the fleet

Blessing of the Fleet photos

\What: QGC's kids show and fantastic Friday night

  • Where: GPC's marina main stage
  • When: 6.30pm
  • Details: The King of Pop Show will entertain.

What: QGC's Outback Capers Show

  • Where: Food court stage
  • When: 11.30am Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday
  • Details: Join Jacaranda the bush walker and his friends to learn how to look after our native flora and fauna.

What: Marina Markets

  • Where: Gladstone Marina
  • When: 8-4pm Friday and Saturday
  • Details: Take a stroll through the different market stalls.

What: Gladstone Orchid and Foliage Society

  • Where: Bill Robertson Toyota, Hanson Rd
  • When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9am-2pm
  • Details: A large display of orchids, ferns and foliage can be viewed.

What: 40th Gladstone Harbour Festival fun run

  • Where: East Shores, Gladstone
  • When: 5.45am
  • Details: Held by Gladstone Road Runners, this event offers a range of different courses at a variety of lengths. For more information visit Gladstone Road Runners on Facebook.

Fun run photos:

What: Gladstone's Biggest Easter Egg Hunt

  • Where: Spinnaker Park
  • When: 3-5pm
  • Details: Hundreds of Easter eggs will be waiting to be found. Entry is by gold coin donation.

Easter Egg Hunt photos

Watch the mayhem

Saturday, March 26

Saturday photos



What: QGC's Kids Show

  • Where: GPC's marina main stage
  • When: 6.30pm
  • Details: This show will feature The Australian Beatles Show and the Jumping Jack Flash Show.

What: Queensland Energy Resource's fireworks

  • Where: GPC's marina main stage
  • When: 8.55pm

What: Stockland Gladstone's Teddy Bears Picnic

  • Where: Main stage hill marquee
  • When: 2pm
  • Details: Grab a picnic blanket and your favourite teddy bear for an afternoon of singing, dancing and fun.

What: GPC's arts in the park

  • Where: Gladstone marina, next to the marina markets
  • When: 10am-2pm
  • Details: Talented artworks will showcase their pieces and give demonstrations.

What: Gladstone Vintage and Classic Car display

  • Where: Feedbarn, Dawson Hwy, Gladstone
  • When: 9am-3pm
  • Details: Free entry! See classic and vintage cars.

Vintage cars



What: Gladstone and District Philatelic Society Stamp Fair

  • Where: Leo Zussino Building, CQUniversity Gladstone
  • When: 9am-4pm Saturday and until 3pm Sunday
  • Details: Free stamp collection valuation, stamp displays and more.

Sunday, March 27

What: QGC's Kids Show and Ozzie's CQ Rocks Night and Festival Finale

  • Where: GPC's marina main stage
  • When: 6.30pm

What: Bedtime Stories Twilight Street Parade

  • Where: Goondoon St
  • When: 6pm
  • Details: Celebrate our biggest festival at the street parade.

What: Lantern making workshop

  • Where: Kids chill out zone
  • When: 2-4pm
  • Details: Create a light up lantern and join in with the Gladstone Harbour Festival Street Parade

CATS OF GLADSTONE: Check out this gallery of the very best

CATS OF GLADSTONE: Check out this gallery of the very best

NO one does cat naps better than our very own furry felines.

TRAGIC: Gladstone toddler drowning rocks community

TRAGIC: Gladstone toddler drowning rocks community

THE tragic drowning of Calliope toddler Noah Elhabashi

Mum shocked after big croc sighting at mouth of CQ river

Mum shocked after big croc sighting at mouth of CQ river

Nancy Towner won't let her kids return to the same spot

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