What's on: Wide Bay
FOOD N GROOVE FRIDAYS
FOOD n Groove Fridays is set to bring City Park, adjacent to the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre in Pialba alive. Come and celebrate the Fraser Coast's diversity and vibrant lifestyle through food and entertainment under the stars.
Don't miss this brilliant new summer event for locals and holiday-makers alike to enjoy, you can leave your kitchens behind each Friday and let someone else do the cooking for you.
Some stallholders will be offering $5 tasting plates so you can try a variety of international dishes. The event also includes a licensed bar, so adults can enjoy a wine or beer with their dinner under the stars. There will be stalls that will offer a range regional crafts, gifts and homewares.
Held at City Park every Friday through February, March and April until Easter from 4-9pm. Next will be held on February 15 at 166 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 4196 9600.
TIPPLES AND TALES
ENJOY a Tipple and a Tale in the historic Bond Store. Meet The Gauger and hear his stories of the Bond Store's past as you enjoy a tantalising experience of regional ports, liqueurs and tasting platters.
Tipples and Tales is a combination of storytelling with yarns about the Bond Store and its role in the thirsty days of the early settlement; and a tantalising tasting experience of ports and liqueurs from Moffatdale Ridge and delicious platters. Look around the Bond Store and take in the displays which use sound and video to engage visitors in the region's history and highlight the original use of the building.
Bookings are essential for all tours and payment is required at time of booking. Minimum numbers are required for tours. Special dietary requirements to be advised when booking.
On Saturday, February 16 at 101 Wharf St, Maryborough. For more, phone 07 4190 5722 or go to ourfrasercoast. com.au/tipples-and-tales. Entry: Adult $30.
NIGHT HORSE RIDE AND DINNER
EXPERIENCE their award winning trail ride in the late afternoon. Upon arrival at the river you will be served piping hot soup and garlic bread beside the bonfire before returning to the Homestead by the light of the moon or stars where a two course barbecue meal will reward your taste buds in their dining room or alfresco area (licensed bar will be available to purchase drinks).
Fire permit dependent. Weather permitting. Jump in their bus and be at the Susan River picnic area to greet the riders as they arrive for their break. Numbers limited, booking essential and payment required at time of booking. Saturday, February 16 from 3-9pm at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, Noble Road, Susan River. Phone 07 4121 6846 or go to susanriver.com. Entry: Adult $45 to $130; Child $35 to $105.
Art After Dark
Art, Music, Drinks. Be inspired. Listen to free live music and enjoy some drinks while you peruse the latest exhibitions at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery exhibition.
Free entertainment, live music, nibbles and a cash bar is available. At the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre from 6-8pm. The next few dates are Friday, March 22, May 10 and June 21. Located at 166 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba.
Phone 07 4197 4206 or go to ourfrasercoast.com.au/art-after-dark.
STOCK up on fresh produce and more at the Maryborough Markets every Thursday, Maryborough's city centre undergoes an amazing transformation into a colourful outdoor heritage bazaar.
Wander around over 120 stalls with an amazing array of farm fresh produce and unique wares. Original hand-made craft, homemade treats, artwork, jewellery, clothes, accessories, natural beauty products and gorgeous cut flowers. Meet a cast of characters in historical dress, including the Town Crier, and hear the firing of the historic time cannon at 1pm. Soak up the atmosphere of music and entertainers.
Make a day of it in the city and join a guided Heritage Walk Tour from outside the City Hall at 9am or ride on a replica steam engine through nearby Queens Park. Held along every Thursday from 8am-1pm in the city centre.