Mary Poppins Festival


Mary Poppins in the Park

Saturday 6 July 2019

10am - 4pm

Maryborough’s riverside parks and heritage streetscapes come to life just like scenes from Mary Poppins with a host of costumed characters and delightfully themed activities and entertainment. Nanny races, chimney sweep challenges, chalk drawings, street theatre, and circus shows are all part of a packed program that included the grand parade.

Pop up performances and live music from local artists will delight the crowd.

There will be children’s workshops filled with hands-on, creative sessions involving storytelling, puppets, circus acts, kites, yoga and umbrellas add to the fun of this famous annual celebration.  Mary Poppins in the Park will be held on 6 July 2019!

Proud Mary's 2019

Literary & Poetry Competition

The Annual Literary Awards competition is for young creative writers and poets residing in the Fraser Coast Region. The competition was established in 2000 to commemorate the writer P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins who was born in Maryborough, and offers nearly $1800.00 in prizes.

Entry details to be announced at the festival.





The Proud Mary's present: Mary's Morning Tea


Proud Mary's Stage

Join the founders of the Mary Poppins Festival as they introduce you to the characters of the Mary Poppins Books. Local performances to watch and, of course, morning tea will be served.