Fraser Coast Kite Karnival
Location - Urangan
Venue - Hervey Bay Fraser Lions Park
Dates - Recurring
11 Aug - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Be a part of the brand new event for 2018 Ocean’s Festival. The Fraser Coast Kite Karnival will be a fantastic day out for the whole family. Bring your own kite or buy a $5 kite on the day and enter in the Kite Colouring Competition and win an awesome new Kite.The Kite Colouring Competition will have two prizes up for grabs, for ages up to five years and six to 12 years.Let’s turn Hervey Bay skies into a sea of colour to celebrate the start of Oceans Festival. Don't look up too long or you'll miss the action on the ground: food and market stalls and a kid’s kite colouring workshop.
Maryborough Pop-up Science Centre
Location - Maryborough West
Venue - Maryborough Park Showgrounds
Dates - 11 August
Spin yourself until you’re dizzy, compare your reflexes to a Formula 1 driver and see your fingertips under the microscope with the Shell Questacon Science Circus. The Maryborough Park Showgrounds Main Hall will be overflowing with exciting hands-on science exhibits when the Science Circus and its colourful semi-trailer roll into town for an exhibition of its ‘pop-up’ science centre. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 40 interactive science exhibits and watch spectacular science shows as Science Circus presenters hold fire in their hands, lie on a bed of nails and levitate beach balls. Tickets are only available at the door. Children under 5 are free. There will be a small shop. Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Skate Titles Hervey Bay
Location - Pialba
Venue - Rockoff indoor skatepark
Dates - 11 Aug - 10:00am to 4:00pm
The second annual skateboarding titles for Fraser Coast located in its own premier indoor skatepark Rockoff indoor.
A must see location and awesome event to see some top skateboarders from up and down the coast.
There is no other place in the world that compares to the awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, up-close whale watching encounters that you will find in Hervey Bay.
Between July and November, thousands of humpback whales travel the ‘humpback highway’ and arrive in the calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay.
Unlike any other place along the ‘humpback highway’, the whales will stop and spend up to 10 days, resting, socialising and playing before continuing their trip back to the Antarctic for the summer months.
This unique relationship gives reason to celebrate each year with the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival. An eclectic event to recognise the importance of the ocean to Hervey Bay and promote the conservation of the marine environment and animals that are unique and important to our region.
The festival kicks off on August 10 with a calendar of colourful events that includes seafood, conservation, live concerts and more