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Mary Poppins Festival

This year’s Festival presents a four day program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga to pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement. The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival Day in the Park where Maryborough's glorious heritage streetscapes are transformed into scenes from the Poppins novels. Nannies race each other pushing prams in the great Nanny Challenge, chimney sweeps compete in the Chimney Sweep Dash while Mary Poppins characters come to life from the pages of books and mingle with the crowd.

The festival honours the author of the Mary Poppins books, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who was born Helen Lyndon Goff in an upstairs bedroom of the former Australian Joint Stock Bank building in Maryborough on 9 August 1899. The bank is now an interactive museum called the Story Bank of Maryborough, which will feature prominently in the festival.


Festival Details

When & Where

August 26th - 29th at the Portside Precint, Maryborough


This is a a free event perfect for the family.


Street parking throught the surrounding CDB.

Festival Program

The Mary Poppins Festival program is here! ☂️🙌

Set over four days, festivalgoers can expect a stellar lineup of performances, entertainment and activities for the whole family. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Day 1 begins at the renowned Maryborough Markets and includes a Basket Weaving Workshop at Gatakers Artspace and ticketed tours at Story Bank and Bond Store. 🧶 Day 2 includes ticketed tours at the unique Story Bank and Bond Store, along with entry into Gatakers Artspace. 🎨 Day 3 includes a Recycled Materials Workshop at Gatakers Artspace, an incredible ticketed performance 'Charlotte's Web' at the Brolga Theatre. Again tours are available at Story Bank and the Bond Store. 🕸️🎭 Day 4 ✨ DAY IN THE PARK ✨ highlights include the Chimney Sweep and Nanny Race Challenge, Best Dressed, Picnic in the Park, various Book Times, Trivia, Magic Workshop, art and music performances and much more!