THE FIFTY SIXTH ANNUAL
GLADSTONE HARBOUR FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH - SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018
GPC MARINA PARKLANDS
www.gladstonefestival.com Gladstone Festivals & Events Gladstone Harbour Festival
Thank You! The Gladstone Harbour Festival would not be the success it is without the generosity and support from our Gladstone businesses and organisations. Gladstone Festivals and Events extends a warm and sincere thank you to the following individuals and organisations for their contribution to the staging of the 2018 Festival. We hope we have mentioned everyone who has so kindly supported our festival, please forgive us for any omissions.
IN KIND SUPPORTERS & ARTS FUNDING
SPECIAL THANKS MEDIA PARTNERS
Stage & Audio | Oaks Grand Gladstone | Kmart Gladstone | Jabbi Photography | QLD Ambulance | QLD Police QLD Fire Service | Gladstone/Calliope SES | Volunteer Marine Rescue | Gladstone Water Police | R7 Models & Talent Bluewater Site Services | GPC Parks and Gardens | McDonalds Family Restaurants Gladstone & Boyne Coles Gladstone | Australian Etiquette School | Gladstone Midday Rotary | Gladstone Rotary | On Site Rental Group Port Curtis Junior Sailing Club | Beauticious Beauty Bar | Flexihire | Capricorn First Aid Providers
Contents Presidents Welcome Page 4 Volunteer with us Page 5 Mayors Welcome Page 6 QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race Page 8 Wednesday 28th March Page 11 Thursday 29th March Page 13 Friday 30th March Page 15 Saturday 31st March Page 17 Sunday 1st April Page 19 Free Fun for the Kids Page 20 - 21 Festival FAQ’s & Tips Page 22 GPC’s Pop Up Art Village Page 23 Fireworks Displays Page 25 Orica & Hit 93.5’s Great Raft Regatta Page 27 Parade of Sails Street Parade Page 29 Around the Region Page 30 - 31 WICET’s Markets, Ambassador Quest & Rides Page 34 Special Thanks Page 36 Festival Map Page 39 Eats, Treats and Tunes in GECC’s Food Court Page 40 Get Social with the Festival Page 42
Presidents Welcome It is with enormous pleasure that I welcome you to our 56th annual Gladstone Harbour Festival. From its small beginings in 1963, our Gladstone Harbour Festival has evolved into a major community celebration in our city. Twelve months of planning will see the GPC Marina Parklands come alive with five nights and three days of enjoyment for the whole community. We are extremely proud of this year’s programme of events and I am sure you will find delight in the range and quality of the entertainment and activities on offer. To stage this FREE event, it takes an enormous amount of resources, sponsorship and input, from a lot of organisations and people. The Harbour Festival would not be possible without the generous support and commitment of Gladstone Ports Corporation, Gladstone Regional Council, Sponsors and Supporters for their ongoing dedication and commitment to our iconic annual community event. This year’s celebrations also mark a major milestone, the 70th anniversary of the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Blue Water Classic Yacht Race with a large number of yachts taking part in the 308-nautical mile race to the finish line in Gladstone. I congratulate Mayor Matt Burnett for his efforts to bring all the stakeholders of the yacht race together, to work as a group to promote and showcase the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and the festivals that are run in conjunction with the blue water classic. The success and longevity of our festival is reliant on many factors, a great volunteer base is a major part of the festival surviving long term. While out and about at this year’s festival if you see a festival volunteer, take a moment and say thank you. These people give up their holidays and time each and every year, to oversee the running of the Harbour Festival. Our community would be the poorer without you. Thank you for your commitment and friendship. Stay up to date with all that is happening with all the latest news about this year’s event by visiting our website or follow us on Facebook which is being constantly updated. Have a happy and safe Easter at this year’s 56th Harbour Festival.
volunteer with us! Gladstone Festival and Events are a team of passionate volunteers’ dedicated to delivering the Gladstone Harbour Festival to our region each year. Are you passionate about our beautiful Harbour City and our unique attributes? Do you want to make new friends and be a part of Gladstone’s most iconic event? If so you’ve got everything it takes to come on board as a member or a volunteer with Gladstone Festival and Events.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
In loving memory of Pauline Kiernan OUR FRIEND AND FESTIVAL LIFE MEMBER Pauline’s Association with the Harbour Festival started with her mate Meg in 1989. In 2017 Pauline had achieved a huge milestone of 28 years of volunteering for her Festival and community. Harbour Festival each year was a mammoth task, which she took to relish. Scrubbing and cleaning dongas, and setting up for the week long festivities. Thank you Pauline, for all of the wonderful times and memories you gave us. You will forever hold a special place in the heart of the Gladstone Harbour Festival.
Mayor’s Welcome Welcome, everyone, to the 2018 Gladstone Harbour Festival! The 56th annual Gladstone Harbour Festival program blends exciting new additions and perennial family favourites to ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy.It would not be the harbour festival without the Great Raft Regatta, Street Parade, Mardi Gras and Talent Quest and I am pleased to see these ever-popular events are back again this year. Adding to the party atmosphere is the Pop Up Arts Village which gives festival goers the chance to showcase their musical skills and participate in other fun, hands-on art-based activities. The Larrikin Puppet Show is also new to the program and its talented puppeteers, showcasing skills learnt in the USA alongside their Sesame Street and Muppets mentors, are sure to string along many spectators. The Endless Summer Beach Party on Fantastic Friday Night and Kisstroyer on Sensational Saturday Night will keep the party vibe turned up to 11! Our youngest residents won’t be forgotten with the Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Family Fun Night bringing Curtis the Turtle, a firework extravaganza, live interactive shows Hey Duggee and PJ Masks, and a live stage production of Peppa Pig. And, of course, we have the fantastic 2018 Qantaslink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - the reason why the harbour festival kicked off in the first place! A strong fleet has gathered to contest the 70th Brisbane to Gladstone and I am sure many of you, like me, are eagerly awaiting the return of these beautiful sailing vessels of all ages and sizes to our harbour. Following the success of last year’s inaugural live stream, the opening stages of this year’s race will also be taken to the world via the internet, this time including the multihulls as well as the monohulls. Thank you to our generous sponsors for their invaluable support and to Gladstone Festivals and Events staff and volunteers who banded together to deliver this event.
And thank you to the Gladstone Region community and visitors to our region whose patronage, year after year, is vital to the festival’s success.
Proudly presenting the
KIDS ZONE at the 2018 Gladstone Harbour Festival
Qantaslink 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race One of Australia’s most significant and largest yacht race’s, the QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, enters its milestone 70th year in 2018. The first race featured just seven vessels, five of which were supplied with pigeons from Brisbane’s Homing Pigeon Club, to assist with position reporting birds were released twice a day. Since then, the Race has seen its popularity and prestige grow with hundreds of vessels competing for honours each year. The largest ever fleet was registered in 1998 for the Golden Anniversary of the race with 226 vessels and 1356 crew setting sail. In 2004, ‘Skandia' skippered by Grant Wharington set a new race record with a course time of 20hrs 24mins 50secs and an average speed of 15.09 knots. The record stands to this day despite the efforts of numerous attempts by more advanced and faster boats; to date the weather has just not been on their side. This year, local favourite ‘Black Jack’ will once again attempt to beat the record. The crew have come close before, but this year bring their new 100foot super maxi that has been optimised for the expected race conditions. In addition to the Grand Prix boats at the front of the fleet, there will also be a classic yacht contingent celebrating the 70th anniversary. Gladstone boat’ Wistari’ will be reaching her own historic milestone of 50 appearances in the Queensland race whilst the current record holder for the most races entered, ‘Laurabada’, will maintain her status with her 51st start. With a fleet of up to 70 yachts expected, the organisers, Queensland Cruising Yacht Club, will be live streaming the start of the Race via the race website www.brisbanetogladstone.com and Facebook live and free from six separate cameras, drones and a professional commentary team. Will this be the year the race record falls?
Official B2G Trophy Presentation ON THE GPC MARINA STAGE FROM 5PM SUN 1 APRIL
Proud sponsor of the 70th QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race qantas.com/gladstone Qantas Airways Ltd ABN 16 009 661 901. CMM22501QAN.
Photo courtesy QCYC. Photographer J. Statham
Santos GLNG Talent Quest & Opening Night Festivities Join us for the Santos GLNG Talent Quest and opening night festivities at the Gladstone Harbour Festival. The Santos GLNG Talent Quest promises an exciting mix of local talent competing for some great cash prizes.
Donâ€™t miss the opening night Crowning of the Harbour Festival Ambassadors and live music from Juvinyl.
Wednesday 28 March 2018 GPC Marina Stage
opening night & talent quest
Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Marina Main Stage 6:30pm Official Opening of the 56th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival - Mayor Matt Burnett Crowning of the Harbour Festival Ambassadors From 7:15pm Santos GLNG & 4CC’s Talent Quest 8:40pm Presentation of Talent Quest Winners & first place winners encore song 9pm Live entertainment from Juvinyl
GECC’s Food Court 6pm - 10pm
Live music under the marquee & tasty treats
Around the Festival 6pm - 10:30pm From 6pm From 6pm
Festival Mardi Gras - Rides, Fun & Sideshow Alley Festival’s Roving Street Entertainers 4 days until the Jam Packed Trailer Raffle is drawn! Get your tickets now - located next to the information van
1ST PLACE - $700 Our biggest first place cash prize ever! Ozzie
GPC proud supporters of the Gladstone Harbour Festival Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has been a major sponsor of the Gladstone Harbour Festival for over 20 years, and proudly celebrates the longevity of this partnership. GPC is proud to provide the picturesque Marina Parklands as home once again for the Gladstone Harbour Festival celebrations. GPC sponsors both the popular GPC Family Fun Night, and a day of creativity at GPC’s Pop Up Arts Village. Along with these key events, GPC’s Parks and Recreation team spend a significant amount of time preparing the Marina Parklands for the thousands of visitors that attend the Gladstone Harbour Festival. For more information about GPC’s Community Investment Program or Gladstone Ports Corporation Parklands visit gpcl.com.au
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family fun night
Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Marina Main Stage From 6pm 7:50pm (approx)
Performance by En Pointe Dance Company Gladstone Port’s Corporation’s Family Fun Night Featuring Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee & PJ Masks, PLUS a very special appearance from GPC’s Curtis the Turtle! GPC’s Spectacular Fireworks Display
GECC’s Food Court 6pm - 9:30pm
Open Mic Night - all types of performers welcome! Music, poetry, comedy - bring your instrument and you’re good to go! Limited places, solo/duo only.
Around the Festival 5:30pm - 7:30pm 6pm - 10:30pm From 6pm From 6pm
Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership’s Free Face Painting Festival Mardi Gras - Rides, Fun & Sideshow Alley Festival’s Roving Street Entertainers 3 days until the Jam Packed Trailer Raffle is drawn! Get your tickets now - located next to the information van
$2 PER TICKET OR 6 FOR $10
DRAWN EASTER SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018 ON THE MAIN STAGE
over $10,000 worth of prizes!
TUFF MATE TRAILER 6X4 WITH CAGE VALUED AT $2,500 & JAM PACKED WITH: BBQ
APPLE WATCH GIFT VOUCHERS
RESTAURANT VOUCHERS RETURN FLIGHTS TO BRISBANE
ELECTRONICS KITCHEN APPLIANCES
$1,000 WORTH OF TOOLS 2 GOLD ROOM PASSES
BUY YOUR TICKETS AT THE FESTIVAL! Next to the Info Van
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FANTASTIC FRIDAY NIGHT
Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Marina Main Stage From 7pm Fantastic Friday Night, Featuring The Endless Summer Beach Party Plus Live Entertainment from Juvinyl 9pm (approx) Smit Lamnalco’s Fireworks Display After Fireworks Endless Summer Beach Party back on stage for their huge second act!
GECC’s Food Court 10am 10am - 10pm* 2:15pm
The 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - live streamed on the big screen in the Food Court Live music under the marquee & tasty treats Wooden Sail Boat Art Comp winners announced
Around the Festival 7am Harbour Festival Fun Run - see ‘Around the Region’ 8am - 4pm WICET’s Marina Markets 9am Orica & Hit 93.5 Great Raft Regatta 10am - 2pm ConocoPhillips APLNG’s Kids Zone Ocean in a Test Tube,Pool Noodle Sail Boats & 3D Pirates 10am - 10:30pm* Festival Mardi Gras - Rides, fun & sideshow alley 11am - 1pm Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership’s Free Face Painting 2:15pm - 2:45pm Story time with BUSHkids in the Kids Zone 5:30pm - 7:30pm This Little Piggy Guinea Pig Petting Zoo in the Kids Zone All Day Festival’s Roving Street Entetainers All Day 2 days until the Jam Packed Trailer Raffle is drawn! Get your tickets now - located next to the information van *note: some vendors may be closed between 4pm-6pm
sensational saturday night
Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Marina Main Stage From 7pm 9pm (approx) After Fireworks
GRC’s Sensational Saturday Night, Featuring Kisstroyer Plus Live entertainment from Juvinyl QER’s Fireworks Display Kisstroyer return to continue their epic stage show!
GECC’s Food Court 10am - 10pm*
Live music under the marquee & tasty treats
Around the Festival 8am - 4pm WICET’s Marina Markets 9am - 3pm GPC’s Pop up Art Village 9am - 9:30am Story time with BUSHkids in the Kids Zone 10am - 2pm ConocoPhillips APLNG’s Kids Zone Performing Arts Workshop 10am - 2pm 2 for 1 Rides - get your coupons in the Observer on Saturday 24th & 31st March 10am - 10:30pm Festival Mardi Gras - Rides, fun & sideshow alley 12pm - 2pm Golding’s Free Face Painting 2pm - 3pm Stockland Gladstone’s Teddy Bears Picnic All Day Festival’s Roving Street Entetainers All Day 1 day until the Jam Packed Trailer Raffle is drawn! Get your tickets now - located next to the information van *note: some vendors may be closed between 4pm-6pm
PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE
GLADSTONE HARBOUR FESTIVAL QGC is one of Australia’s leading natural gas producers, supplying to the Australian domestic market and for LNG export via our liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Curtis Island. Our team lives, works and plays in Gladstone. We are proud to be part of an iconic event that celebrates the community and the natural assets in our backyard.
QGC – PROUD SPONSOR OF THE 2018 GLADSTONE HARBOUR FESTIVAL
Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Marina Main Stage 5pm
70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race Trophy Presentations
Drawing of the Jam Packed Trailer Raffle Street Parade winners announced QGC’s Festival Finale, Featuring Blaze of Glory The Bon Jovi Experience
GECC’s Food Court 10am - 10pm *
Live music under the marquee & tasty treats
Around the Festival 9am - 9:30am Story time with BUSHkids in the Kids Zone 10am - 2pm ConocoPhillips APLNG’s Kids Zone 1001 POSSIBI-LID-IES & Clay Critters 10am - 12pm Golding’s Free Face Painting 10am - 10:30pm Festival Mardi Gras - Rides, fun & sideshow alley 11am & 1pm Larrikin Puppet Show - Main Stage Hill Marquee 3pm Parade of Sails Street Parade, Presented by Workforce International & Supported by Midday Rotary All Day Festival’s Roving Street Entertainers Until 5pm The Jam Packed Trailer Raffle is drawn tonight! Get your tickets now - located next to the information van *note: some vendors may be closed between 4pm-6pm
FREE FUN APLNG’S KIDS ZONE GOOD FRIDAY - Sea Hardie Sailing Ships & Guinea Pig Petting Zoo 10am - 2pm
Ocean in a test tube, pool noodle sailing ships and 3D Pirates & Sailboats. PLUS be in the running to win a cool prize with our first ever Wooden Sail Boat Art Comp! Only 60 entries accepted, first in best dressed. Winner Announced on the Food Court Stage at 2:15pm, Good Friday.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
This Little Piggy is a cute, fun and family friendly Guinea Pig Petting Zoo that provides hands-on children’s entertainment that every child loves!
easter saturday - Performing Arts Workshops 10am - 2pm
Drop in and join Miss Tamara’s Dance School in a variety of fun performance based activities. From singing, instruments, musical theatre, jazz, ballet, hiphop, lyrical, drama, acrobatics, cheer and pom! Express yourself, learn something new, get moving and have fun! Suitable for ages 0 - 10 years.
easter sunday - 1001 Possibi-lid-ies & Clay Critters 10am - 2pm
A day filled with colour and interactive fun with 1001 Possibi-lid-ies! Using recycled bottle lids from the community it’s time to get creative, no matter your age or how many arty bones you have in your body this day is for you and your kids to explore the infinite possibilities! Also try your hand at the magical world of clay and natural materials by creating your very own clay critter!
Plus, join us for
STORY TIME With BUSHkids from 2:15pm -2:45pm on Good Friday & 9am - 9:30am on Easter Saturday & Sunday!
for the Kids FOR THE KIDS FREE FACE PAINTING Festival Food Court
Thursday 29th March 5:30pm - 7:30pm Friday 30th March 11am - 1pm
Saturday 31st March 12pm - 2pm Sunday 1st April 10am - 12pm
teddy bear's picnic Saturday 31st March, 2pm - Main Stage Hill Marquee Grab a picnic blanket and bring along your favourite teddy bear for lots of singing, dancing, prizes and fun! And of course, the big Easter Egg Hunt!
larrikin puppet show Sunday 1st April, 11am & 1pm - Main Stage Hill Marquee It will almost be as if the cousins of your favourite Sesame Street characters have come to visit when Trogg the blue monster and his friends join us for two fun-filled shows on Easter Sunday.
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21 MARCH - 18 APRIL 8AM - 4PM EASTER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9AM - 3PM
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GPC’s Pop up Art Village GPC’s Pop up Art Village is a FUN, engaging, quirky, interactive and CHILLED OUT space within the Festival. Join us for morning stretches with Yoga Under the Trees from 9-9:30am, followed by a variety of fun, hands on activities and workshops that are suitable for all ages from 9:30am- 3pm. The relaxed and laid back spaces will also provide the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Festival!
9:30AM - 3PM recycled rhytHmic INSTRUMENT installation Experience foundational music skills of beat, pattern, tone and timbre!
SATURDAY 31 MARCH
9AM - 9:30AM
Beside the Markets, after the second Marina roundabout
A nice and gentle yoga class to kick start your weekend! Bring your mat & water
INTERACTIVE STORY BOARD a group approach to telling the story of Gladstone & The Festival
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!
YOGA UNDER THE TREES
SENSORY RIBBON WALL
9:30AM - 3PM
CROW STreet CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
Exquisite Corpses & Succubus Plants
Click here to enter our festival survey and you could WIN a $50 voucher, thanks to the Reef Hotel! *Survey live from Wed 28th March
Proudly presenting the Saturday Night Fireworks at the 56th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival. Proud sponsors of Friday Night Fireworks at the 2018 Gladstone Harbour Festival!
Fireworks Displays WE'RE LIGHTING UP THE HARBOUR With three massive fireworks displays!
* times are approximate, keep an eye on the gladstone harbour festival facebook page for up to date info
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Orica Yarwun is delighted to support the 2018 Gladstone Harbour Festival. Come and watch the spectacular fun of the Raft Race on Friday 30th March. Good luck to all competitors! orica.com
Great Raft Regatta
Friday 30 March, 9am in front of the Yacht Club Cementing itself as one of the biggest highlights of the Festival program, the Great Raft Regatta is barrels of fun for participants and spectators alike! Colourful rafts and their wacky crews battle it on the high seas to get their hands on some of the awesome cash prizes up for grabs.
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Parade of Sails Street Parade Celebrating 70 years of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race Get ready to set your sails for the 2018 Street Parade!
Sunday 1st April, 3pm
2018’s Parade will be themed as a ‘Parade of Sails’, lets join together to celebrate the 70th year of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race! Dust off you flags, make some colourful bunting, break out a sailor’s costume, sew some ship’s sails, beautify your float and GET INVOLVED to be in the running to take home some of the awesome prize money on offer! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM
Prize Money 1st overall: $600 2nd overall: $400 3rd overall: $300 encouragement award: $200
Around HARBOUR FESTIVAL FUN RUN Date: 30th March Time: 7am race start Location: Starting from East Shores Admission Fee: 3km - Juniors: $12, Seniors: $17 10km - Juniors: $17, Seniors $27 The Harbour Festival Fun Run is a 3km & 10km fun run that begins at East Shores and runs through to Spinnaker Park and return. This is an event for all ages and abilities. Registrations will be taken online and the run will commence Good Friday morning at 7am. www.gladstoneroadrunners.com.au
hmas gladstone Date: 28th March - 1st April Time: If the flags are flying, the vessel is open for guided tours Location: East Shores Gladstone Admission Fee: Adult: $10, Child: $5 View anytime from the walkway. Closed shoes are essential.
gladstone hospital auxiliary easter fashion parade Date: 28th March Time: 9:30am - Midday Location: GPC Social Club, Lord St Admission Fee: $12 - Tickets available from Noni B, Priceline Stockland & Gladstone Optical, Valley Shopping Centre Fashion parade by Noni B, delicious homemade morning tea, live entertainment and a mini cent sale.
FOLIAGE & ORCHID DISPLAY
Date: 30th, 31st March & 1st April Time: Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 9am-4pm, Sun: 9am-2pm Location: Bill Robertson Toyota, Hanson Road Gladstone Foliage & Orchid Society Incâ€™s Orchid & Foliage display and sales. Workshops will be held on Easter Saturday.
vintage & classic car display Date: 31st March Time: 9am-2pm Location: Feedbarn, Dawson Hway Gladstone vintage & classic car club display of vintage cars & stationary engine running day. Enquiries: 4972 3737
GLADSTONE EMBROIDERER'S GUILD ANNUAL EASTER DISPLAY
Date: Fri 30th & Sat 31st March Location: Gladstone Library, Goondoon St Time: 8:30am - 4pm Come and see the beautiful handwork of the members. Demos of embroidery by members, sales table and raffle, which will be drawn on Sat 31st March at 3pm.
the Region gladstone & district philatelic society's
ANNUAL STAMP FAIR Date: 31st March & 1st April Time: Sat: 9am-4pm, Sun: 9am-3pm Location: Leo Zussino Building, CQU An event for anyone interested in the hobby of stamp collecting/philately. There will be stamp valuers, stamp dealers, stamp bargain tables, philatelic displays, raffles, circuit books & refreshments.
port curtis annual patchwork display Date: 30th & 31st March Time: 10am-3pm Location: Community Hub, 5 Buller St Admission Fee: Gold coin donation The display will include quilts, hangings, runners, bags and surprises. Tea and coffee will be available, along with a sales and raffle table.
gladstone musical society's
annual sacred concert Date: 29th March Time: 10am Location: Presbyterian Church, Goondoon Street Admission: Gold coin donation
Admission includes morning tea at the hall following the performance.
gladstone maritime museum Date: 28th March - 1st April Time: 9am - 4pm Location: Take Port Access Rd from Glenlyon Street & follow signage Admission Fee: $6/$5/$3
View local maritime heritage displays. Resident model maker Ernie Pitts will be in attendance illustrating his skills. Complimentary tea or coffee.
gladstone all bike classic
Date: 31st March Time: 9am - 4pm Location: 13 Dawson Hway, Gladstone Admission: Gold coin donation Motorcycle show of historic and other motorcycles.
svalbard: the land of dreams
Date: Wed 21st March - Sat 14th April Location: Photopia Studio, 8 Crow St Time: Mon-Thurs: 9am-3pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-3pm
Svalbard: the land of dreams is an exhibition of photographic prints taken by Gladstone Artist Elena Korotkaia on Svalbard, an island in the Arctic, less than 1400km from the North Pole. Supported with funding from Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government program that is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.
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What’s On 2018 FOR KIDS GECC AD 1/2
The 78 -S TO RE
TREE HOUS E
Gladstone Children’s Festival
The Owl and The Pussycat
Little Day Out
Josephine Wants To Dance
Little Performers @ Play
GET YOUR TICKETS AT GLADSTONEENTERTAINMENT.COM Brand new loyalty program now available!
The 78-Storey Treehouse
Other Festival Events MARINA MARKETS
fri 30 & sat 31 march, 8am-4pm Take a stroll through WICET’s Marina Markets on Good Friday and Easter Saturday and browse the many stalls on display. There will be something on offer for everyone, with a great mix of arts, crafts, gifts, novelties, fashion and much more!
harbour festival ambassador quest
wed 28 march, 6:45pm Open to boys and girls aged 5-16 years. The Quest offers entrants the chance to build confidence, show off their personalities and be in with the chance to win heaps of awesome prizes! The Mini, Junior, Tween and Teen Ambassadors will be crowned during Opening Night, as well as the 2018 Miss/Master Gladstone Harbour Festival, who will be taking home a holiday to Heron Island! CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF PRIZES
RIDES & SIDESHOW ALLEY
WED & thurs, 6pm - 10:30pm fri, sat & sun - 10am-10:30pm It wouldn’t be Festival without the thrill of the rides! Cost of rides vary between $5 - $12
2 FOR 1 RIDES
SAT 31 MARCH, 10AM - 2PM Get your coupons in the Obsever on Sat 24th & Sat 31st March!
Special Thanks A BIG thank you to 2018’s Gladstone Harbour Festival Friends of the Festival...
Also, a huge thank you to the following local businesses who have generously donated goods, or sold raffle tickets on our behalf for our major fundraising actvity for 2018 - The Jam Packed Trailer Raffle!
LAKE AWOONGA BOATING & LEISURE HIRE, THE OZCAN GROUP, LIGHTBOX ESPRESSO & WINE BAR, GLADSTONE CINEMAS, EVERYTHING 4 U 2, BILL ROBERTSON TOYOTA, BENDIGO BANK
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Eats & Treats Eats, treats & tunes IN THE GECC FOOD COURT LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!
ozzie burgeR $7
Kick back with an Beef, tomato, beets, cheese, slaw & onion Ozzie Burger and enjoy tunes from some of our region’s The Ozzie, plus bacon & egg best soloists and duo’s!
festival burger $8
bacon and egg roll $5 Egg, bacon, onion & sauce AVAILABLE UNTIL MIDDAY
snag in bread $2 fish n’ chips $9 piece o’ fish $7 bucket o’ chips $4 soft drink cans $3 water $3 refills $1 juice pop tops $2 Buy your fest fuel from official Harbour Festival stalls with the Ozzie logo and you’ll be supporting the Gladstone Harbour Festival!
open mic night
thursday 29 march, 6pm - 9:30pm
All types of performers welcome! music, poetry, comedy - bring your instrument and you're good to go! Limited places - first in, first served. Solo / duo’s only. Sets are 5-15 mins in length.
catch up with gecc If you see our friends and Festival Sponsor GECC around the Food Court during the 2018 Festival make sure you stop and say hello and find out about all the exciting stuff coming up at the GECC this year!
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07 4972 3200 firstname.lastname@example.org
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