Whats On

Open House, duck race and more on this weekend

The 2016 Great Fraser Coast Duck Race - Amanda Edwards with head duck Harry and three of the 500 racing ducks.
The 2016 Great Fraser Coast Duck Race - Amanda Edwards with head duck Harry and three of the 500 racing ducks. Alistair Brightman




When: Saturday, 7am-1pm.

Where: Pier Park, Urangan.

What: The Pier Park Community Markets operate each Saturday. You will find plenty of market stalls, fresh fruit, vegetables and much more.

Cost: Free



When: Saturday, 10am - 4pm.

Where: Different locations across Maryborough.

What: Now in its fifth year, Maryborough Open House has grown to be a major weekend-long event, bringing people to the region and offering residents the opportunity to discover and explore the Heritage City. On Saturday, 28 buildings will be open to the public.

Cost: Free

Maryborough Open House - School of Arts - Nick Berry from Maryborough in the old library section. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Maryborough Open House - School of Arts - Nick Berry from Maryborough in the old library section. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman


When: Saturday, 2.30pm.

Where: WetSide Water Park, Esplanade, Hervey Bay.

What: A Dduck Rrace is essentially a raffle. You purchase a ticket and the tickets has n individual numbers on it. Instead of simply drawing the winners out of a hat or a barrel, we print all of the numbers onto 500 rubber duckies. The ducks then go into a body of water and float home. The first duckie home wins. Proceeds will go to Hope for Humanity.

Cost: Tickets are $3 each, two tickets for $5 or five tickets for $10.



When: Saturday, 6am to late.

Where: Seafront Hervey Bay, Esplanade, Pialba (next to WetSide).

What: Join the team at Seafront on the Esplanade to celebrate the its first birthday. There will be balloons, face painting, jumping castle and more. The day will conclude with the Great Duck Race (see details below).

Cost: Free





 When: Sunday, 6am-noon.

Where: Kruger Court, Booral Rd, Urangan.

What: There are many bargains to be found at these iconic Hervey Bay markets.

There is an abundance of stalls with fresh fruit and vegetables, bric-a-brac and more.

Cost: Free.



When: Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

Where: Different locations across Maryborough.

What: 16 Maryborough gardens will be open to the public, as a part of this year's Open House. Go to www.maryboroughopenhouse.com.au for more details.

Cost: Free.



When: Sunday, 1pm to 4.30pm.

Where: Community Centre, Charles St, Pialba.

What: Enjoy and afternoon of great music with the doors opening at noon with a sausage sizzle, light refreshments, raffles, and door prize, members. Special guest artists will be from the Cool Country Music Club, including Glenn Taylor and Gordon Cullen. Music will start at 1pm and will continue until 4.30pm. Come along and enjoy a variety of music.

Cost: $5 adults. Children under-14 free.



When: Sunday, 9am.

Where: Meet at Traviston Park at the junction of Burrum St and Travis St, Burrum Heads.

What: Once a year, the Ramblers head out to the Sand Pit? out at the beautiful Burrum Heads. Alternatively, walkers can take a stroll along the foreshore or around the surrounding parkland. Either walk will conclude with a BYO morning tea.

Phone Merle on 4124<TH>2796 or Bunty on 4128<TH>7450.

Cost: Free.



When: Sunday, 9am to 1pm.

Where: Hervey Bay Community Centre, Charles St, Pialba.

What: The National Federation of Healers, a regulatory body for practitioners of holistic therapies, hosts open days on the fourth Sunday of the month.

The client is fully clothed (except for footwear) and is treated on a massage table or sitting on a chair, according to choice. Phone Joan on 4124 0360.

Cost: Donation.

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