The 12th annual Mary Poppins Festival launches with a Steamfesta and Timeless Mary’s Tea and Tiffin Party in Maryborough’s Queens Park and concludes with the festival’s feature event – a community Day in the Park.
All events during the eight-day festival celebrate the life of the author of the Mary Poppins books, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who was born in Maryborough on 9 August 1899.
On the Day in the Park, nannies will race each other, pushing prams in the Great Nanny Challenge; chimney sweeps compete in the Chimney Sweep Dash and Mary Poppins characters will come to life from the pages of books and mingle with the crowd.
The entertainment includes professional street theatre performers, sidewalk artists, jugglers, roving performances, a grand costume parade, kite display, vintage cars, carnival rides and old fashioned games and workshops.
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