The 2015 Maryborough Open House promises to be a history rich spectacular for all to enjoy.
The 2015 Maryborough Open House promises to be a history rich spectacular for all to enjoy. Valerie Horton

Action packed weekend for 2015 Maryborough Open House

ENJOYING choir performances at the Ann St Water Tank and bell ringing at St Paul's Church and are just some of the treats on offer this weekend.

The 2015 Maryborough Open House promises to be a history rich spectacular for all to enjoy.

The line-up of events begins Friday around 5pm with a Portside by Night tour and live musical performance by Sam Maddison and I Know Leopard at the Last Friday Club.

But if you're up for some weekend fun, hit the Heritage City on Saturday.

At 9am a Heritage Walking tour will depart from City Hall for history lovers. Green thumbs can enjoy a history talk about Maryborough's gardens at Gatakers Artspace.

Between 10am and 4pm, heritage home and building doors will open for those looking to be transported back in time - a bus departing at 10am from City Hall will save the walk between destinations.

Those who love theatrics are invited to visit the backstage of the Brolga Theatre. Tours depart between10am and 3pm.

Be soaked in history and culture at the Ann St Water Tank. Choral choir performances will happen at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

But don't forget Maryborough City Hall tours at 10.30am, 11.30am. 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Maryborough Cemetery for a tour at 4pm. Lovers of gore are invited hear Maryborough's grizzly tales on a ghost tour departing Maryborough post office at 6pm.

Experience Gatakers at Night at the Gatakers Artspace between 5pm and 9pm.

For those who prefer lazy weekends, Sunday is about relaxing in gardens.

BLOOMIN' DELIGHTFUL: Sunflowers are a bright burst of colour in Greg and Dot Smyth's Oakhurst garden. Fraser Coast Chronicle / Hannah Baker
BLOOMIN' DELIGHTFUL: Sunflowers are a bright burst of colour in Greg and Dot Smyth's Oakhurst garden. Fraser Coast Chronicle / Hannah Baker Hannah Baker

Enjoy brass bands and a steam train ride at Maryborough's Queens Park and hear the time cannon fire at 11am. Go on a guided walk with Tom Ryan at 10am, which departs at the Cenotaph.

Gardens in private establishment will be opened between 10am and 4pm. Hear top tips from enthusiastic gardeners.

For more information, visit http://www.maryboroughopenhouse.com.au/



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