Mary Poppins

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2 July 2023 | Portside Precinct & Queen Park, Maryborough

Make the Impossible Possible at Mary Poppins Festival

Celebrate the art of storytelling and be transported into a world full of play and imagination.

Maryborough’s heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are transformed through a storytelling program that transcends genres and presents a mix of art, culture, music and literature.

This free event is guaranteed to delight both young and the young at heart, with festival favourites, chimney sweeping, nanny races and the grand parade plus street food vendors, market stalls, rides, pavement art and live entertainment.

The Festival

Celebrate the art of storytelling and be transported into a world full of play and imagination.

 

Maryborough’s heritage streetscapes and riverside parks are transformed through a storytelling program that transcends genres and presents a mix of art, culture, music and literature.

 

This free event is guaranteed to delight both young and the young at heart, with festival favourites, chimney sweeping, nanny races and the grand parade plus street food vendors, market stalls, rides, pavement art and live entertainment.

Mary Poppins Costume Comptetitions

Mary Poppins Festival Program

Maryborough Street Shot Mary Poppins Festival

Festival Program

Maryborough’s Queens Park, Riverside Parkland and Portside Heritage Precinct provide the perfect setting for the festival with a range of other magical Mary experiences guaranteed to delight both young and old.

Festival Attractions

Participate in festival favourite events such as chimney sweeping, nanny races, the grand parade and many more!

The Art of Storytelling

The art of storytelling extends beyond the Mary Poppins Festival here on the Fraser Coast. Check these year round activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Costume Competition Mary Poppins

Maryborough celebrates its connection to Mary Poppins. 

It is the birthplace of Mary Poppins author P. L Travers whose beloved novels were brilliantly adapted for the popular Disney movie of the same name and the award-winning musical. 

The annual Mary Poppins Festival celebrates the magical tale of Mary Poppins and its connection to the wonder of storytelling and the success of her creator. 

2023 is the fifteenth year of Mary Poppins festival.  In these years, the festival has more than doubled in size with the audience reaching more than 5,500 people in 2015. 

Parking available in surrounding streets, any parking regulations on side roads will still apply. Nearby free car parks include McDowell, Alan & June, Federal, Negus, HJ Davies & Leslie Jones carparks all within 10-minute walk to main entry gates.  Link to Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Carpark Map: https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/downloads/file/2059/longer-stay-parking-maryborough

Designated accessible parking is available at all carparks listed above.