New Years Eve - Torquay Beach. Fireworks light up the night sky at Torquay.
New Years Eve - Torquay Beach. Fireworks light up the night sky at Torquay. Alistair Brightman

Bring on 2017: Fraser Coast events to celebrate NYE

ARE you looking for the perfect spot to say farewell to 2016 and celebrate the year to come?

We've put together a list of events organised across the region, set to send 2016 off with a bang.


New Year's at the Brolga

What: A night of celebrations including a free concert on the Riverstage featuring A Short Fall and supported by Frank Benn.

Food stalls, licensed bar, live concert and fireworks to welcome 2017.

When: From 6pm to 12.01am

Where: 5 Walker St, Maryborough

Cost: Free

Family Fun Event

What: Mini jeeps, zorbs, slide and inflatable amusements to suit all ages, with fireworks at 9pm. All welcome.

Hot food and ride wrist bands will be available for purchase.

When: From 5pm to 9pm

Where: Maryborough Cricket Club, Ariadne St

Cost: Free entry

RSL Disco Party

What: Head back in time for a night in the 1970s as you welcome 2017. Live music with We Want More 70s Show. Book a table and shuttle bus early to avoid disappointment.

When: Open until late

Where: Lennox St, Maryborough

Cost: Free entry

Prom Night at the Cri

What: Dress to impress and watch Ian Murray live, with alcohol being served until 5am.

The hotel will be voting for Prom King and Queen on the night.

When: From 10pm-5am

Where: The Criterion Hotel, 98 Wharf St, Maryborough

Cost: $10 entry, 18+

Federal Hotel's NYE party

What: Live music performed by 2 Shaves of Gray and Bargara Brewery Thirsty Turtle on tap.

When: From 8pm until late

Where: The Federal Hotel, Kent St, Maryborough

Cost: Free entry, 18+


Torquay foreshore celebration

What: Family-friendly activities including Wide Bay Laser Skirmish, music by Derek F Smith, markets and food stalls and Firework Finale.

When: From 4pm to 8pm

Where: Bill Fraser Park

Cost: Free entry

Beach House Hotel party

What: New Year's Eve is set to be huge at the Beach House, with two levels of entertainment and a massive midnight fireworks display off the Scarness Pier at midnight.

Uncle Authur will be performing downstairs, with DJ Skweek upstairs.

When: Open until 2pm.

Where: 344 Charlton Esplanade, Scarness

Cost: Free entry

Bayswater Glitter Party

What: Burlesque at the Bayswater will be celebrating all that glitters, with Lady Gaga-inspired performances from Kryptonite, Alexis Diamond and more.

When: From 7pm until late

Where: 571 Charlton Esplanade, Urangan

Cost: Free entry

RSL Classic Rock Show

What: Gear up for a night of classic American rock 'n' roll; playing hits from Bruce Springsteen, the Doors and more.

When: Doors open from 7.30pm.

Where: 11 Torquay Rd, Pialba

Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members

Live music at Hoolihans

What: Wal Neilsen and Trainwreckers are taking you into the new year with some fantastic live music.

When: From 6pm to 1am.

Where: 382 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay

Cost: Free entry

Paint it White

What: Book now for this year's white-themed event at the Vinyard. A DJ will provide entertainment with canapes and bubbles on arrival. Phone 4125 6982 to book.

When: Doors open at 9.30pm

Where: The Vinyard, Charlton Esplanade in Urangan

Cost: $40 per person

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