One of my favourite events on the Fraser Coast Calendar is definitely the Mary Poppins Festival which runs from June 29 until July 8, especially ‘A Day in the Park’, this day is full of costumes and colour, laughter and joy, and all against the beautiful backdrop of our heritage city of Maryborough. This is an event that the whole family will enjoy. Don’t forget to dress up and enter the Grand Parade!. – Kim, Editor.
Organiser of the Mary Poppins Festival Robyn Peach, of Fraser Coast Tourism and Events said we have an exciting addition to this year’s event being the ultimate kids’ party hosted by comedian and actor Sean Murphy.
“He’ll take children and adults on a hilarious journey to create their own excitement, without screen time,” Mrs Peach said.
Other highlights of Queensland’s most whimsical event are readings, workshops and book signings by Justin D’Ath, author of the Extreme Adventure series, and an exhibition by Kate Knapp, author of the Ruby Red Shoes children’s book series.
“A chalk artist will fill the imaginations of all ages in Maryborough Parklands and children’s workshops and activities will be aplenty,” Mrs Peach said.
“The historic Portside precinct transforms into the scenes of Cherry Tree Lane during the festival’s major celebration A Day in the Park on July 7.
“Magic will fill the air as the novel comes alive. Admiral Boom will fire his time cannon throughout the day and that’s just the beginning of the charming fun.
“Festival goers can watch or join in the grand parade, chimney sweep challenge and nanny race.
“There will also be art on the footpath, street theatre, fun workshops and more.”
For more details about what’s brewing, visit marypoppinsfestival.com.au.