Feb 25th 2021 11:31am
After unfortunately being cancelled last year, the 59th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival is going ahead for 2021 - COVID Safe with a massive new program for the whole family to enjoy.
Gladstone Harbour Festival is Gladstone’s most famous event, celebrating both history and community since 1963. It’s held each April - shoulder to shoulder with the iconic Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - and is now hailed as one of Queensland’s largest annual festivals.
QLD borders are open and Gladstone Harbour Festival 2021 is right around the corner. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s unmissable program!
Bring the whole family as Gladstone Harbour Festival will have a host of kids’ activities, workshops and rides to enjoy over the Easter weekend. There will be roving performers, rides big and small, plus Orica’s BIG Easter Egg Hunt for kids under 8 on Easter Sunday.
The Festival Fireworks are also back, boasting a total of four explosive fireworks displays. One of these is a grand finale that will send the festival off with a bang!
Catch non-stop entertainment at Gladstone Harbour Festival’s Marina Main Stage. From kids’ shows to thrilling live music, there’s going to be something for everyone with a special program each night from 6 pm. This includes:
A few of the kids’ shows will include Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob Squarepants, with live music performances from Miami 80s in Paradise, The Australian Pink Vs Gaga Show, RedThorn and many more.
Mouth-watering local food, market stalls, regional exhibitors and more - the Marina Markets is one of the main festival events, offering plenty to browse, taste and take home. This year, the Marina Markets will take place over two days on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3. Treat your tastebuds to the local cuisine, pick up a few bargains and find the perfect festival souvenir or Easter gift.
On top of all the above, the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - a yearly highlight of the Gladstone Harbour Festival - will see yachts of all shapes and sizes arrive at Gladstone Marina after completing a 308-mile race through Redcliffe and the Sunshine Coast.
Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 2021 marks its 73rd event this year, commencing on Good Friday. Don’t miss this spectacle!
2021 Gladstone Harbour Festival will take place for a total of four days from Thursday, April 1 to Sunday, April 4. If you’re looking for somewhere to be over the Easter holiday, this is it!
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Secure onsite parking is free for all guests. And we also offer a free breakfast room service!
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