Sunday in the Park
Venue - Queens Park
Date - 26 Aug
Enjoy a wonderful morning of steam train rides and brass bands held in Maryborough's Queens Park. Queens Park was established in 1860 and many of its beautiful huge trees were planted before 1900. Features of the Park are the fernery, waterfall and lily pond, lace-trimmed band rotunda built in 1890 and listed by the National Trust and the 13 centimetre Gauge Model Railway built by the Model Engineers and Live Steamers Association.
Night Horse Ride & Dinner
Venue - Susan River Homestead
Date - 25 August
Experience their award winning trail ride in the late afternoon. Upon arrival at the river you will be served piping hot soup and garlic bread beside the bonfire* before returning to the Homestead by the light of the moon or stars where a two course barbecue meal will reward your taste buds in their dining room or alfresco area. (Licensed bar will be available to purchase drinks). Fire permit dependent. Weather permitting. Jump in their bus with them and be at the Susan River picnic area to greet the riders as they arrive for their break. Numbers limited, booking essential and payment finalised five days before the ride please. 25 Aug - 4:00pm to 8:30pm Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort
Location - Maryborough's City Centre
Dates - Every Thursday
Every Thursday, Maryborough's city centre undergoes an amazing transformation into a colourful outdoor heritage bazaar. Wander around over 120 stalls with an amazing array of farm fresh produce and unique wares. Original hand-made craft, homemade treats, artwork, jewellery, clothes, accessories, natural beauty products and gorgeous cut flowers. Meet a cast of characters in historical dress, including the Town Crier, and hear the firing of the historic time cannon at 1pm. Soak up the atmosphere of music and entertainers. Enjoy hot food stalls, relax at an inner city café or find wonderful condiments and gourmet pantry items to take home. Make a day of it in the city and join a guided Heritage Walk Tour from outside the City Hall at 9am or ride on a replica steam engine through nearby Queens Park.
Free Guided Maryborough Heritage Walk Tour
Take a guided walking tour of the city with one of our local guides. Dressed in period costume, the guide will help you discover Maryborough's colourful past and take you back to a time when Maryborough was a thriving port, and the place where about 22,000 free settlers took their first steps on Australian soil. Free tours depart City Hall Monday to Saturday at 9am. The tour is weather dependent.