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Cockroach Races, Brisbane

Australia Day Cockroach races

January 26, 2017

As the story goes the Story Bridge Hotel Cockroach Races were started when two old punters sat in the bar arguing over which... Read more


Australia Day at Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

January 26, 2017

The morning activities will include: A working gold stamper, gold panning, and the blacksmith shop in operation. Free miniature train /historic bus rides.... Read more

Melon Festival, Chinchilla

Chinchilla Melon Festival

February 16, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Come to the ‘Melon Capital’ to enjoy events such as melon skiing, melon iron man, melon bungee, melon bullseye, pip spitting and melon... Read more

Feast of the Senses, Innisfail

Feast of the Senses

March 23, 2017 - March 28, 2017

Celebrating the local produce of the Far North, especially the rare and exotic fruits of the region. Activities include farm trails, art, photography,... Read more


Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival

April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Outback adventure and fun at its best. Horse races, outdoor concerts, and – of course – the Dirt n Dust Bull Ride. Yeehaiii!... Read more

Gatton heavy horse festival

Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days & Heritage Festival

April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

See the heavy horses that built our nation. Today’s Clydesdale, Shire, Percheron and Australian Draft breeds all have ancestral roots that stem back... Read more


Mitchell Agricultural Show

May 16, 2017 - May 15, 2017

The annual Mitchell Agricultural Show offers grey nomads a chance to sample a real slice of Outback Queensland life. The community in the... Read more


Cooktown Discovery Festival

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Cooktown Discovery Festival is a fully costumed re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Cook and his first meeting with the Guugu Yimithirr... Read more


Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017

More than 5,000 people will travel to the Cape York community of Laura to enjoy the biennial Aboriginal Dance Festival. With representatives from... Read more

Mary Poppins Festival, Maryborough

Mary Poppins Festival In The Park

June 23, 2017 - July 2, 2017

The author of Mary Poppins, Pamela Travers, was born in Maryborough and the city celebrates its unique link to the iconic nanny with... Read more

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