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Maryborough Art Festival Exhibition

29 May to 2 Jul - Gatakers Artspace

An exhibition of entries to the annual Maryborough Arts Festival competition.

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Steampunk Power

7 Jun to 30 Sep -

Hit the streets of Maryborough and step back to the future to discover some quirky characters who celebrate our industrial heritage.

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In the Beginning... A special Maryborough Story Trail tour

Fri 23 Jun - 5:15PM - Bond Store

A guided, theatrical, multimedia story trail experience through historic streets and parklands.

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Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole

Fri 23 Jun - 8:00PM - Brolga Theatre

Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole perform their versions of the greatest country music duets delivered with high energy and a few laughs.

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Triple M’s GM5FK Poppins Pentathlon!

Sat 24 Jun - 12:30PM - Brolga Theatre

Race around the Maryborough CBD in an all-ability, amazing-race style event to raise money for the Hervey Bay Hospital Children’s Ward!

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Gatakers By Night with Hayley Wilson, Mansong, and Sam Maddison

Sat 24 Jun - 5:00PM - Gatakers Artspace

Settle in as Gatakers Courtyard is transformed with free live music, drinks, food and art

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Sunday in the Park

Sun 25 Jun - 9:00AM - Queens Park

Ride the miniature MELSA trains or jump on board Whistle Stop's the Mary Ann, listen to the Maryborough Excelsior City Band and you treat yourself to a BBQ lunch.

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Music Under Water

Sun 25 Jun - 1:00PM - Ann Street Water Tank

Embark on a musical journey of discovery, underneath the Ann Street water tank. Experience the magical quality of this unexpected acoustic space with a curated music program by Ian Slater.

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Sun 25 Jun - 1:00PM - Brolga Theatre

We invite families to join the fun. First, we will make a kite, then the kids can make it beautiful, after that we go out to the Riverstage Lawn and get airborne!

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - National Theatre Live screening

Sun 25 Jun - 2:00PM - Brolga Theatre

National Theatre Live brings the best of London theatre to Brolga's big screen. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig in Tom Stoppard’s production.

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A Spoonful of Circus!

Mon 26 Jun - 9:00AM - Brolga Theatre

Get a taste of life in the circus with this Mary Poppins themed, week-long program taught by professional circus artists Alex Weckes-Huck and Ellie Cox.

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Dinosaur Time Machine

Mon 26 Jun - 10:00AM - Brolga Theatre

Buckle up and take a trip back in time to the world of the dinosaurs! Two adventurous performers use science, circus, puppetry and imagination to give you a glimpse into history that you won’t forget.

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"Where is the Green Sheep" Party - Booked Out

Mon 26 Jun - 10:00AM - Maryborough Library

Join us for some shearious fun! Stories, songs and craft based around the well-known picture book "Where is the Green Sheep" by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek.

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Float Your Boat - Pirate Ship Workshop

Mon 26 Jun - 10:00AM - Gatakers Artspace

Paint, decorate and personalise a cardboard pirate ship, then showcase your masterpiece in the Grand Parade at the Mary Poppins Festival.

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Robbery in Cherry Tree Lane

Mon 26 Jun - 10:00AM -

Join the team and using forensic science techniques, solve the crime that has all of Cherry Tree Lane a twitter – there is even a surprising twist in the tale!

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Dinosaur Time Machine

Mon 26 Jun - 2:00PM - Brolga Theatre

Buckle up and take a trip back in time to the world of the dinosaurs! Two adventurous performers use science, circus, puppetry and imagination to give you a glimpse into history that you won’t forget.

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Float Your Boat - Pirate Ship Workshop

Tue 27 Jun - 10:00AM - Gatakers Artspace

Paint, decorate and personalise a cardboard pirate ship, then showcase your masterpiece in the Grand Parade at the Mary Poppins Festival.

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In the Beginning... A special Maryborough Story Trail tour

Tue 27 Jun - 5:15PM - Bond Store

A guided, theatrical, multimedia story trail experience through historic streets and parklands.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - National Theatre Live screening

Tue 27 Jun - 7:00PM - Brolga Theatre

National Theatre Live brings the best of London theatre to Brolga's big screen. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig in Tom Stoppard’s production.

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Float Your Boat - Pirate Ship Workshop

Wed 28 Jun - 10:00AM - Gatakers Artspace

Paint, decorate and personalise a cardboard pirate ship, then showcase your masterpiece in the Grand Parade at the Mary Poppins Festival. Workshops 10am - 1pm.

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Make a Kaleidoscope & Nature Mobile

Wed 28 Jun - 2:00PM - Maryborough Library

Get crafty and create your very own kaleidoscope and nature mobile.

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The Surprising Uprising of Arnold Sticks

Wed 28 Jun - 5:30PM - Maryborough City Hall

Experience a tale of drama, intrigue, corruption and true love - based on the characters who built and founded the city of Maryborough over 100 years ago.

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Justice Crew

Wed 28 Jun - 7:00PM - Brolga Theatre

Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew are hitting the road bringing their hot new show to Maryborough.

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Storytime with Mem Fox. Children 0-4. BOOKED OUT

Thu 29 Jun - 9:00AM - Brolga Theatre

Children 0-4. Join Mem Fox in exploring her latest work: "I'm Australian Too", and engage in discussions about Australian-ness and the history of Australian immigration.

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Junior Library Card Launch

Thu 29 Jun - 9:30AM - Brolga Theatre

The launch of the very special Fraser Coast Libraries "My First Library Card".

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Float Your Boat - Pirate Ship Workshop

Thu 29 Jun - 10:00AM - Gatakers Artspace

Paint, decorate and personalise a cardboard pirate ship, then showcase your masterpiece in the Grand Parade at the Mary Poppins Festival. Workshops 10am - 1pm.

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Kids Create Theatre - A Kids Masterclass in Creative Theatre Writing

Thu 29 Jun - 10:00AM - Brolga Theatre

Join acclaimed children's theatre writer and theatre actress, Nadia Sunde in a highly interactive (and hilarious) workshop that explores the world of writing and performing theatre.

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Make a Kaleidoscope & Nature Mobile

Thu 29 Jun - 10:00AM - Hervey Bay Library

Get crafty and create your very own kaleidoscope and nature mobile.

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Storytime with Mem Fox. Children 5-8. BOOKED OUT

Thu 29 Jun - 10:30AM - Brolga Theatre

Children 5-8. Join Mem Fox in exploring her latest work: "I'm Australian Too", and engage in discussions about Australian-ness and the history of Australian immigration.

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Storytime with Mem Fox. Children 9-11

Thu 29 Jun - 1:00PM - Brolga Theatre

Children 9-11. Join Mem Fox in exploring her latest work: "I'm Australian Too", and engage in discussions about Australian-ness and the history of Australian immigration.

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Make a Kaleidoscope & Nature Mobile - Howard Library

Thu 29 Jun - 2:00PM - Howard Library

Get crafty and create your very own kaleidoscope and nature mobile.

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The Storytellers Songbook - Special On-stage Festival Experience

Thu 29 Jun - 6:30PM - Brolga Theatre

Join virtuoso guitarist Michael Fix and cabaret chanteuse Nadia Sunde on stage as they present a caberet celebrating some of the greatest storytellers in popular music.

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Mem Fox presents Read Aloud Parents

Thu 29 Jun - 7:00PM - Brolga Theatre

A special presentation by Mem Fox for parents, telling tales of success from read aloud parents and why reading to their children has changed their lives.

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Storytime with Mem Fox. Children 0-4. BOOKED OUT

Fri 30 Jun - 9:00AM - Brolga Theatre

Children 0-4. Join Mem Fox in exploring her latest work: "I'm Australian Too", and engage in discussions about Australian-ness and the history of Australian immigration.

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Robbery in Cherry Tree Lane

30 Jun to 1 Jul -

Join our team and using forensic science techniques, solve the crime that has all of Cherry Tree Lane a twitter – there is even a surprising twist in the tale!

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Michael Fix 'Fingerstyle Guitar' Workshop

Fri 30 Jun - 10:00AM - Brolga Theatre

Multi-award winning touring and recording artist Michael Fix, presents a breezy-style workshop on acoustic guitar, for players of all levels.

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Ship Shape Pirates

Fri 30 Jun - 10:00AM - Customs Residence

Help us turn our giant boat into the fiercest Pirate Ship the Mary has ever seen. Don't forget to wear old clothes.

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Storytime with Mem Fox. Children 5-8. BOOKED OUT

Fri 30 Jun - 10:30AM - Brolga Theatre

Children 5-8. Join Mem Fox in exploring her latest work: "I'm Australian Too", and engage in discussions about Australian-ness and the history of Australian immigration.

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Storytime with Mem Fox. Children 9-11

Fri 30 Jun - 1:00PM - Brolga Theatre

Children 9-11. Join Mem Fox in exploring her latest work: "I'm Australian Too", and engage in discussions about Australian-ness and the history of Australian immigration.

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‘It’s all about the Song’ - Nadia Sunde Lyric Writing Workshop

Fri 30 Jun - 2:00PM - Brolga Theatre

Immerse yourself in the art of songwriting, with a master class workshop hosted by award winning songwriter and performer Nadia Sunde.

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Poppin' Street Party

Fri 30 Jun - 5:00PM - Maryborough City Hall

Maryborough's City Heart comes to life in a Mary Poppins' themed street party. Why not get into the spirit and come dressed in your favourite heritage costume?

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Heritage City Quilt & Craft Extravaganza

Sat 1 to Sun 2 Jul - Maryborough City Hall

Hands on demonstrations, cafe, raffles, show and tell, patchwork stalls, garage sale and quality handmade items.

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Mary Poppins Festival in the Park

Sat 1 Jul - 10:00AM - Portside Parklands

Maryborough's riverside parks and heritage streetscapes come to life just like the scenes from the Mary Poppins stories!

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Tipples & Tales at Mary Poppins Festival

Sat 1 Jul - 10:00AM - Bond Store

Meet The Gauger and hear his stories of the Bond Store's past as you enjoy a tantalizing experience of regional ports, liqueurs and tasting platters. ​Sessions: 10am, 11.30am & 1pm

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The Last Word @ Sunday Riverside

Sun 2 Jul - 3:00PM - Brolga Theatre

Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon by the river and relish the free live music, lawn games, licensed bar and food stalls.

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