What's on around the Gladstone region this weekend

Pubs and clubs, movies

LOOKING for something to do in the Gladstone region this weekend? Here's a rundown of some of the events and activities available.

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Agnes Blues and Roots Festival

THE Agnes Blues and Roots Festival is underway with some old favourites, some new old favourites, a spectacular show that wowed the crowd at Byron Bluesfest, headline acts across the weekend as well as up and coming talent from around Australia.

The action starts at 2pm on Friday, 10am on Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Children under 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Each adult can accompany up to two children.

Youths aged 14-17 will be required to pay full adult price and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

A reserve festival pass costs $130 per person and can be purchased at the gate if available.

Surf's up at longboard classic

THE Reef2Beach Longboard Classic, an iconic Agnes Water event bringing awesome talent from around the globe, kicks off on Friday.

Drawn by great point breaks and the relaxing atmosphere of the town, surfers, beach lovers, family and friends will converge on the town for a a great weekend of sun, sand and surf.

The event runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7am. Head to Agnes Water main beach to catch all the action.

Hotshots live on stage

SYDNEY Hotshots are appearing live at the Grand Hotel Gladstone with two hours of non-stop entertainment with some of Australia's hottest guys live on stage.

The show kicks off at 8pm. For tickets phone 4972 2422 or visit the Grand Hotel.

Biloela Kindy quiz night

BILOELA Kindy will host a quiz night at the Anzac Memorial Club. Get a team of six together and come down for a fun night to raise funds for the kindy.

Cost is $10 per player and registrations are required. Phone 4992 1327 for more details.

Playtime in the Park

GAPDL Communities for Children is hosting Playtime in the Park with face painting, arts, story time, toddler gym, water play, books, bubbles, playdough and more!

Playtime in the Park is held in a different fun location, and everyone is invited to play and learn about children's services available in the Gladstone region.

Those attending should take morning tea, hat and water. The session will be held at Barney Point Park, Gladstone, from 10am to noon.


Beach Arts Music is back

THE first Beach Arts Music (BAM) event will be held from 2-7pm at the Tannum Sands Millennium Esplanade.

Food stalls, live entertainment, arts and craft stalls and lots more will be on offer. 

CQ Starlight Cinema

CQ Starlight Cinemas will host a movie night after last week's event was cancelled because of the weather.

Relax and enjoy Despicable Me 2 under the stars.

Food, drinks and a bar service will be operating, as well as a jumping castle for the kids. Don't forget your chairs and blankets.

The event, at Blain Park Rd, Gladstone, starts at 6pm with the movie from 7pm. Phone 4962 0555 for more details.

Calliope old-time dance

AN old-time dance will be held at the RSL Memorial Hall Calliope from 7.30-11.30pm.

Admission is $5 and attendees should take a plate and CD music. The money raised will go to the annual charity ball on September 13.

For more information contact andreegrayson@bigpond.com.au or Elaine on 0400 338 327.

Grab a sheet and head to toga party

THE Stratosphere Australia Party Crew are back for another round of fun at the Rocky Glen Hotel Motel with a toga theme party.

Grab an old white sheet and wrap yourself up in a toga to join in the fun. There are plenty of prizes to be won including prizes for the best toga. 

The fun starts at 8pm.

Get fit with Parkrun

STOCKLAND Gladstone and Parkrun Australia have launched a unique, community run program that provides free weekly timed 5km running events for people of all ages and abilities every Saturday morning from 7am-8am at Lions Park.

You can register online before your first run here.


Time to clean up Gladstone

TODAY is Clean Up Australia Day. Click here for a list of clean-up sites.

Calliope River Historical Markets

THE Calliope Historical Village Markets are one of the largest in Queensland and are run on a monthly basis along the banks for the Calliope River.

Bring the kids along for a trip on their famous miniature train ride, or just come along to view the abundance of homewares, fresh produce, plants and bric-a-brac for sale.

The markets run from 8am to 1pm at Calliope River Historical Village, Carrara Rd, River Ranch.

Sunday session at Yachties

GLADSTONE Yacht Club will have a Sunday session in Yachties Beer Garden with live music from 2pm by Agnes Waters three-piece band Mad Hat  and great drink specials.

The session runs from 2pm to 6pm.

Cedar Galleries farmers markets

FARMERS Markets are held every Sunday at Cedar Galleries. The markets provide locally grown fresh produce, various market stalls, rides and jumping castles for the kids.

Come along for breakfast or coffee and cake at the cafe, and don't forget to say hi to the popular alpacas.

The markets run from 8am to noon at 49544 Bruce Hwy, Benaraby.



  • Yaralla Sports Club, bingo, 10am and 1pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Gladstone Bowls, bingo, 10am; Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Club Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
  • Diggers Arms Hotel, Calliope, Jason and Bec from Skerek, Karaoke Bar, 8pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern, Kenny Slide, 8pm
  • Diceys, Matt Phillips, 8pm


  • Yaralla Sports Club, free poker, 7pm
  • Queens Hotel, dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Grand Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration from 1pm for 2pm start
  • Tannum Sands Hotel, live music, 8.15pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern, Brass Monkeys, 8pm
  • Diceys, Matt Phillips, 8pm


  • Young Aus Hotel, raffles, 11.30am
  • Queens Hotel, 888 PL Poker, registration 1pm for 2pm start
  • Yaralla, bingo, 1pm
  • Railway Hotel, Sunday session, 2pm
  • Gladstone Bowls, Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern, S.G's, 2pm
  • Bojangles Nightclub, Sunday Session, The Shortfall, 4pm



  • 12 Years a Slave: 9.30am, 10.30am (GR), 1.50pm, 6.15pm (GR), 6.35pm
  • 3 Days to Kill: 11.35am, 4.45pm, 8.50pm (GR), 9.10pm
  • Winter's Tale: 9.30am, 2.05pm, 9.10pm
  • Endless Love: 9.30am, 1.30pm (Movie Mums $8), 2.05pm
  • Non-Stop: 11.50am, 3.45pm (Movie Mums GR), 4.30pm, 6.55pm, 9.10pm
  • Are We Officially Dating: 11am (Movie Mums $8), 11.30am, 7.10pm
  • Lone Survivor: 9.30am, 1.15pm (GR), 2.30pm, 6.45pm, 9.10pm
  • Dallas Buyers Club: 9.30am, 4.50pm
  • Robocop: 11.45am, 4.30pm, 6.50pm
  • Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom: 11.50am, 2.10pm
  • Wolf Creek 2: 12.05pm, 4.50pm, 7pm, 9.15pm
  • Last Vegas: 9.30am, 9.30am (Movie Mums $8), 4.30pm, 9.15pm
  • The Wolf of Wall Street: 1.25pm

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