The Urangan PIer on a cloudy day.
The Urangan PIer on a cloudy day. Scott Clark

18 Fraser Coast events you don't want to miss

THERE is plenty to do on the Fraser Coast in 2017 with everything from major sporting events right through to the popular Ocean Festival, PubFest and loads more.

So get your calendar out and mark in your favourite events.

AUGUST

5-12: EISTEDDFOD

11-20: Ocean Festival

12: Blessing of the Fleet

13: Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival - Local fisherman Brett Fuchs kept the fryer busy cooking up the popular plate of coconut prawns.
Hervey Bay Seafood Festival - Local fisherman Brett Fuchs kept the fryer busy cooking up the popular plate of coconut prawns. Valerie Horton

18-20: Wide Bay & Fraser Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping 4x4 & Fishing Expo

19: Illumination parade & concert

20: Paddle out for the Whales

SEPTEMBER

9-10: RACQ Technology Challenge Maryborough

23-24: QLD Open House Maryborough

Custom's House Residence will be on display at the upcoming Maryborough Open House event.
Custom's House Residence will be on display at the upcoming Maryborough Open House event. Valerie Horton

OCTOBER

14: Rainbow Run for Marcus's Legacy Charity

21: Torbanlea Races

28-29: Offshore Superboats

28-29: Relay for Life

DECEMBER

2: Carols in the Hervey Bay Historical Village

3: Independent Fraser Coast Toy Run

8: Art after dark at the Cultural Centre

10: Fraser Coast Carols in the Park

16: Hervey Bay RSL Carols by Candlelight

Fraser Coast Carols in the Park and Apex Santa Fair - Queens Park Maryborough - Zalena Adams, Xavier Neaves, Charley Neaves and Katelyn Stewart.
Fraser Coast Carols in the Park and Apex Santa Fair - Queens Park Maryborough - Zalena Adams, Xavier Neaves, Charley Neaves and Katelyn Stewart. Valerie Horton

Gang lawyer ‘signed own death warrant’

Gang lawyer ‘signed own death warrant’

Nicola Gobbo defended some of the biggest criminals in Victoria

Fresh twist as swimming slaps Horton

Fresh twist as swimming slaps Horton

Mack Horton will be officially warned by swimming’s governing body

Carlyle Gardens the 'perfect place' to settle down

Carlyle Gardens the 'perfect place' to settle down

Retire to a fun-loving beachside community at Bargara.