Festivals And Events
Many craft, floral, cultural, youth, and sporting events organised by local, State and National interest groups are held throughout the year. Such events are part of the fabric of Hervey Bay life. A major event is the Hervey Bay Whale Festival held during mid-August. Festivities continue for two weeks with such activities as the Blessing of the Fleet Carnival, teddy bears picnic and culminating with the electric light parade.
The local Arts Council run a great event at Easter within the Scarness area, which is very family friendly with local talent, arts and crafts, workshops and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny ! They also hold the NYE activities and a weekend celebration of Qld Day in June each year.
The Whale Festival, the Fun-fest is held at the Seafront oval or at the marina over three days and nights and includes food stalls, family entertainment, live bands, side show and fireworks.
For all Arts Councils events please look at their website and see what they have been up too - a great picture gallery www.herveybayartscouncil.com.au
Both Hervey Bay and Maryborough also get into the Christmas spirit with a Lights Up Competition for both households and businesses.
See the events section of frasercoastonline for a calendar of events with all festivals, community events, theatre, music and drama listed. www.frasercoastonline.com.au
There is something for everyone and a great time to be had in Hervey Bay.