RAINBOW SPRAY: The Mud Rats colour up at last year's Colour Run at the Maryborough Showgrounds. This weekend's Colour Run starts at 12pm.
RAINBOW SPRAY: The Mud Rats colour up at last year's Colour Run at the Maryborough Showgrounds. This weekend's Colour Run starts at 12pm. Alistair Brightman

11 things to do in and around the Fraser Coast (Oct 14-15)

TODAY:

McHappy Day

When: 10am-4pm

Where: Hervey Bay and Maryborough McDonalds

What: Raffles, games and face-painting will be part of the fun activities for this year's McHappy Day. Funds raised go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Cost: Free

Marcus' Legacy Colour Run/Tough Mudder

Where: 12pm-8pm

Where: Maryborough Showgrounds

What: Come along for a fun-filled afternoon getting covered in colour and mud over a 4.5km track. Children's activities, live entertainment and food and bar available.

Cost: $20 per person, two tickets for $40, three for $50

Tipples and Tales

When: From 2.30pm

Where: Bond Store Museum, Maryborough

What: Meet the Gauger and hear amazing stories of the Bond Store's past while enjoying regional ports, liquers and tasting platters.

Cost: $30

Pier Park Markets

When: 7am-1pm

Where: Pier Park, Urangan

What: Markets operate each Saturday. Plenty of stalls, fresh fruit, vegetables, local wares and much more on display.

Cost: Free

PCYC activities

When: 8am-2pm

Where: PCYC Hervey Bay

What: Parkour and gymnastics classes hosted every Saturday at the Hervey Bay PCYC. No bookings required.

Cost: Prices start at $110, QGA registration of $32.

Maryborough Heritage Walking Tour

When: 9am

Where: Maryborough City Hall

What: Get to know the in-depth history of Maryborough with a guided walking tour. Contact 1800 214 789.

Cost: Free

TOMORROW:

Z-PAC Country, Rock and Blues Club

When: 6pm

Where: Zephyr St theatre

What: The Country, Rock and Blues club meets each Sunday from 6pm at the Z-PAC theatre. Music starts 6pm and contunues until 10pm. Licensed bar available. Give it a try whether you know how to play or are just learning.

Cost: Free entry

Glenn Miller Orchestra

When: 4pm

Where: Brolga Theatre

What: A spectacular evening of 24 musicians, singers and dancers performing the great classic hits. Dance routines by the Broadway Swing Dancers will also feature.

Cost: Adult $89.90, pensioner $84.90.

Nikenbah Markets

When: 6am-12pm

Where: Hervey Bay Animal Refuge

What: Markets held on the first and third Sundays of each month. Arts and crafts, trash and treasure, food and more from dozens of stalls.

Cost: Free

Hervey Bay Ramblers

When: 8am

Where: Meet at the back of Hervey Bay Dan Murphy's for bus trip

What: Bus trip down to Tinanbar and Poona for a walking trip. Bring your own morning tea and lunch. For more information phone Merle on 4124 2796 or Bunty on 4128 7450.

Cost: $35

ALL WEEKEND:

Bunnings Warehouse Workshops

When: 10am-11am

Where: Bunnings Warehouse, Hervey Bay

What: Variety of kids workshops like canvas art and woodwork held over the weekend from 10am. Bookings essential - contact 4128 5100.

Cost: Free



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