Mary Poppins Festival


Mary Poppins in the Park

Saturday 7 July 2018

Maryborough’s riverside parks and heritage streetscapes came 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 were part of a packed program that included the grand parade.

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

Children’s workshops filled with hands-on, creative sessions involving storytelling, puppets, circus acts, kites, yoga and umbrellas added to the fun of this famous annual celebration.  Mary Poppins in the Park will be held on 7 July 2018!

Proud Mary's 2018

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 $2000.00 in prizes.

Stay tuned for entry form!