Your Guide To The 2019 Gladstone Harbour Festival!

SO much to do & see!


5 April 2019

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The Gladstone Harbour Festival kicks off Wednesday 17th April until the 21st, once again bringing all the fun, rides, food, entertainment and more to the people of Gladstone for the 57th year! Here's everything you can expect:

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17

Santos GLNG's Talent Quest and Opening Night Festivities

GPC Marina Main Stage From 6:30pm

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
GPC Marina Parklands from 6pm–10:30pm

GECC's Food Court Live Entertainment 
Festival Food Court throughout the night

Roving Street Entertainers
GPC Marina Parklands throughout the night 

Gladstone Port Corporation's Spectacular Fireworks Display

 

THURSDAY APRIL 18

Gladstone Port Corporation's Family Fun Night 

GPC Marina Main Stage from 6pm

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
GPC Marina Parklands from 6pm-10:30pm

Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership's Free Face Painting
GPC Marina Parklands from 5:30–7:30pm

Gladstone Port Corporation's Spectacular Fireworks Display 
GPC Marina Parklands from 7:40pm

Roving Street Entertainers
GPC Marina Parklands throughout the night 

GECC's Food Court Open Mic Night 
Festival Food Court from 6pm

Headspace Chill Out Zone 
Australia Pacific LNG Kids Zone, GPC Marina Parklands from 5:30pm - 8:30pm 

WICET's Marina Markets

FRIDAY APRIL 19

Orica & Hit 93.5's Great Raft Regatta
Auckland Creek (Gladstone Yacht Club) from 9am

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 
Live streamed in the GECC Food Court from 10am

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
GPC Marina Parklands from 10am-10:30pm

WICET's Marina Markets
GPC Marina Parklands from 8am-4pm

Gladstone Festivals and Events Volunteers Fantastic Friday Night 
GPC Marina Main Stage from 7pm

Smit Lamnalco's Towage Australia's Fantastic Fireworks Display
GPC Marina Parklands from 9pm

Crafty Capers Craft Workshops 
Australia Pacific LNG Kids Zone, GPC Marina Parklands from 10am-2pm

Roving Street Entertainers
GPC Marina Parklands throughout the day and night 

Gladstone Harbour Festival - Sideshow Alley

SATURDAY APRIL 20

Gladstone Regional Council's Sensational Saturday Night
GPC Marina Main Stage from 7pm

International Music Stall 
Australia Pacific LNG Kids Zone from 10am-2pm

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
GPC Marina Parklands from 10am-10:30pm

WICET's Marina Markets
GPC Marina Parklands from 8am-4:00pm

Golding's Free Face Painting
GPC Marina Parklands from 12pm-2pm

2 for 1 Rides
GPC Marina Parklands from 10am-2pm
(Get your coupons in the Gladstone Observer – 13th and 20th April)

QER's Sensational Saturday Fireworks Display
GPC Marina Parklands from 9pm

GPC's Pop Up Art Village
GPC Marina Parklands from 9am-3pm

Stockland Gladstone's Teddy Bear Picnic & Easter Egg Hunt
GPC Marina Main Stage Hill Marquee from 2pm

Roving Street Entertainers
GPC Marina Parklands throughout the day and night 

PCYC's Blue Light Trailer
Australia Pacific LNG Kids Zone, GPC Marina Parkland from 6pm - 9pm

2014 Street Parade

SUNDAY APRIL 21

Rides, Food and Mardi Gras
GPC Marina Parklands from 10am-10:30pm

Shell QGC's Business Festival Finale
GPC Marina Main Stage from 7pm

Workforce International Gladstone's Parade of Sound and Colour Street Parade

Streets of Gladstone and GPC Marina Parklands from 4:30pm
Parking areas to view the parade: CQ University, Gladstone Marina, Gladstone Yacht Club and CBD

Rio Tinto & QAL's Festival Finale Fireworks Display
GPC Marina Parklands from 8:30pm

Drum Beats
Australia Pacific LNG Kids Zone from 10am - 2pm

Golding's Free Face Painting
GPC Marina Parklands from 10am-12pm

Roving Street Entertainers
GPC Marina Parklands throughout the day and night 

OTHER ACTIVITIES & EVENTS YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO INCLUDE:

Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary Easter Fashion Parade and Cent Sale

When: Wednesday 17th April
Where: Gladstone Ports Corporation Social Club, Lord Street
Time: 9:30am - Midday (doors open at 9am) 
Cost: $12 adults, $6 children 

Tickets available from Noni B, Priceline Chemist, Stockland and Gladstone Optical, Valley Shopping Centre

Gladstone Ports Corporation's Paint the Port

When: Monday 8th April - Monday 29th April 
Where: Paint the Port Exhibition, CQ University Gladstone's Marina Campus
Time: During normal business hours. Easter Saturday and Sunday: during the Gladstone Harbour Festival hours
Cost: Free

Gladstone Maritime Museum

When: Friday 19th April - Sunday 21st April 
Where: Take the Port Access Road from Glenlyon Street and follow signs
Time: 9am - 4pm 
Cost: $6/$5/$3

HMAS Gladstone (1 hour tour)

When: Thursday 18th April - Sunday 21st April
Where: East Shores Precinct, Gladstone
Time: If the flags are flying, the vessel is open for guided tours 
Cost: Adult - $10, Children - $5 (Enclosed shoes must be worn) 

Gladstone Musical Society's Annual Easter Concert

When: Thursday 18th April  
Where: Presbyterian Church, Goondoon Street Gladstone
Time: 10am 
Cost: Gold coin donation and includes morning tea after the performance

Quota International of Gladstone Inc. Shop Front Festival Tropical Dress Up 

When: Monday 15th April - Sunday 21st April  
Where: Gladstone businesses 
Time: 9am - 6pm 
Cost: Free                                                                                                                                                   
Bringing back an old Festival tradition, Quota International of Gladstone are running a shop front and team tropical dress up competition. 

Yatchman's Long Lunch 

When: Friday 19th April 
Where: The Village - Flinders Parade, O'Connell Wharf Car Park  
Time: 11am - 3pm 
Cost: $165pp 

Seafood Festival

When: Saturday 20th April  
Where: The Village - Flinders Parade, O'Connell Wharf Car Park  
Time: 10am - 4:00pm  
Cost: $10pp - Adults, Under 18 - Free 

Gladstone Foliage and Orchid Society Inc

When: Friday 19th April, Saturday 20th April & Sunday 21st April 
Where: Bill Robertson Toyota, Hanson Road Gladstone
Time: Friday: 9am-5pm, Saturday: 9am-4pm and Sunday: 9am-2pm
Cost: Free - Orchid and Foliage display and sales available

Harbour Festival Fun Run

When: Friday 19th April  
Where: Starting from East Shores Precinct 
Time: 7am race start 
Cost: 3km – Juniors: $15 Seniors: $20 | 10km – Juniors: $20 Seniors: $30

Gladstone Embroiderers Guild Annual Easter Display

When: Friday 19th – Saturday 20th April 
Where: Gladstone Library, Goondoon Street
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm Friday & 8:00am - 3:30pm Saturday  
Cost: Free

Gladstone Vintage and Classic Car Club Annual Display

When: Saturday 20th April  
Where: Feedbarn, Dawson Highway Gladstone 
Time: 9am-2pm 
Cost: Free

Easter Saturday Race Day

When: Saturday 20th April
Where: Gladstone Turf Club, Corner Dawson Highway and Blain Drive 
Time: Gates open at 11am 
Cost: $15

Port Curtis Annual Patchwork Display

When: Friday 19th April and Saturday 20th April
Where: Community Hub, 5 Buller Street 
Time: 10am -  3pm
Cost: Gold Coin Donation 

Gladstone & District Philatelic Society's Annual Stamp Fair 

When: Saturday 20th April and Sunday 21st April 
Where: Leo Zussino Building, CQ University   
Time: 9am - 4pm Saturday, 9am - 3pm Sunday 
Cost: Free  

Line Crossing Party 

When: Sunday 21st April  
Where: The Village - Flinders Parade, O'Oconnell Wharf Car Park 
Time: 2pm  
Cost: $10pp
*Please NOTE this is an 18+ event  

 

​For more info about the events listed above, simply head to the Gladstone Festival website

 

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