Local Events

Ongoing

Weekly

Yepoon Community Markets

Held every Saturday from 6am – 10am at the Yeppoon Showgrounds. Here you’ll find a wide selection of “picked yesterday” fruit and veg, herbs, preserves, dry goods and even pickled eggs and locally made salami. There’s almost no limit to what you can find – new and second-hand treasures, fashion, accessories, plants, homewares, art, books, toys and collectibles.

Weekly

Live on the Lawn

Live music every Sunday at The Waterline Restaurant from 1 pm to 4 pm. Come and enjoy the tunes from amazing local artists. Book your table and enjoy a meal from their multi-award winning restaurant. Bookings are essential via the website link.

February 2024

10

Saturday

Big Beer Festival Rockhampton

Enjoy fantastic local craft beers as well as a swag of new breweries! The beers don’t stop flowing there, We also have the Dan Murphy’s Odd Beer Bar with a swag of other drops to challenge your taste buds. 🍻

Don’t like beer? (We won’t hold that against you) There will be plenty of wine, ginger beers, ciders, and spirits to go around!

March 2024

29-31
Fri-Sun

Rockynats 04

Lovers of horsepower, show cars, burnouts and drifting will experience some of the wildest modified cars in the country at the Rockynats 04 Event.

This iconic event held over Easter weekend set amongst the City’s historic CBD, the Riverfront while framing Mt Archer and the Mighty Fitzroy River a picturesque backdrop for weekend full of adrenaline packed competition and action.

The program is jam packed with high octane entertainment and a huge off track program of family entertainment across the whole weekend. 

May 2024

5-11

Sun-Sat

Beef Week

Beef Australia exists for the advancement of the Australian beef community and has a vision to be a world-class organisation that promotes, advances, and celebrates a sustainable beef industry.

Join us in Rockhampton between the 5th and 11th of May 2024 for a week-long exhibition and celebration of all facets of the industry, including producers, scientists, chefs, students, exhibitors, and everyone in between.

June 2024

8

POP-UP POLO

Pop Up-Polo is part of the largest polo circuit in the world, Urban Polo™. Each Pop-Up Polo event takes place in unique, regional and remote locations across Australia, bringing award winning entertainment, glamour, excitement, premium catering, Champagne and the thrill of the world’s fastest ball game, presented in the guise of Urban Polo™. 

JULY 2024

26-28

Fri – sun

River Festival

The Riverside will come to life with this signature Rockhampton event set along the stunning riverfront precinct.

The Festival celebrates the river and our city through arts, culture, entertainment and dining experiences.

27-28

SAT – sun

YEPPOON RUNNING FESTIVAL

There is a distance for everyone – run Central Queensland’s only Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km or the 1.6km Family fun run. No matter what fitness level, there’s an option for you!

Ideal running conditions and fast flat road surface makes our courses ideal for anyone chasing a personal best or someone just starting their running journey. Start on the beautiful Yeppoon main beach foreshore, renowned for its stunning sunrises and head out into peaceful green shrubland before you reach the turnaround point and make your way back into Yeppoon where the cheer squads and spectators will be waiting for you in the racing precinct. While you are passing through here be sure to take in the hustle and bustle of the main street, the Kraken and the peaceful ocean views. Once you’re in the finisher chute to collect your well-deserved medal and you can soak up that glorious finish line feeling and atmosphere.

AUGUST 2023

2 – 11

fri – sun

Village Festival

CQUniversity The Village Festival is the Capricorn Coast’s premier arts, music and community culture event. It combines local talent, well-recognised national artists and a variety of arts genres. Situated on the Yeppoon foreshore with the beautiful Keppel Bay as the backdrop, it showcases the best of the region’s talent in all arts genres.

The 10 day event will include:

  • Live music and performing arts featuring over 50 local and national artists
  • Visual Arts
  • Workshops and hand-on activities
  • Street theatre
  • Food and market stalls
  • Rides.
30 – 1

fri – sun

SWIM AROUND KEPPEL

SAK 2024 will be a two-day event including the signature 20-kilometre circumnavigation marathon swim on day 2. Leading into the signature swim, day 1 festivities will include waterpolo competition, guided bush walks, family scavenger hunt, kayaking, snorkelling and an afternoon concert by local performers.

Spectators will be able to hop off a cruise and watch the swimmers, participate in snorkelling, finish up the family scavenger hunt or participate in a walk to the lighthouse to watch the swimmers.

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