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.

Weekly

Emu Park Markets

Emu Park Picnic Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month until noon at Bell Park. Emu Park Picnic Markets have over a hundred stalls providing a wide range of new and used goodies. Grab yourself some usual market bargains like fresh produce, plants, preserves, craft, novelty items, art, and woodwork. You can find a unique present for a special person in your life and solve the problem of what to buy that “hard to buy for” person.  All profits from the markets, which are run by Emu Park Lion’s volunteers – with the support of the council – go to local charities and to the maintenance and care of Bell Park facilities.

JUne 2024

15

Sat

Grand Opening of The Station 4703

Get set for an experience that’s ‘off the rails!

Mark your calendars for Saturday 15th June 2024 as the culmination of meticulous planning and community-driven vision comes to life, with The Station 4703 poised to redefine entertainment and leisure in the heart of the Capricorn Coast.

JULY 2024

6

Sat

Beachside Twilight Markets 

These twilight events are bringing family fun to Central Queensland!
Enjoy a night out under the stars and enjoy yummy food and drinks and browse the market stalls.

12 – 14

Fri – Sun

Country on Keppel

Country music comes back to the beautiful Great Keppel Island in 2024!

The artist lineup will be announced soon.

The weekend will kick off Friday afternoon with a talent search and the headliner playing both Saturday and Sunday. Live music will be running throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

12 – 14

Fri – Sun

Rockhampton Expo

The Rockhampton Showground turns up the heat, coming to life with the premier home, lifestyle, and outdoor event this coming July – the 2024 Rockhampton Expo!

Bring the whole family along with something for everyone, including our live entertainment showcased across the three days, talks to demonstrations, even interactive displays – you’ll have so much to pick from!

19-28

Yeppoon Pickleball Festival

Australia’s biggest and longest established pickleball festival returns in 2024 bigger and better than ever.

Featuring tournament play, expert coaching and training sessions, social activities, and a whole load of fun.

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 2024

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.

September 2024

14

Sat

Beachside Twilight Markets 

These twilight events are bringing family fun to Central Queensland!
Enjoy a night out under the stars and enjoy yummy food and drinks and browse the market stalls.

November 2024

23

Sat

Beachside Twilight Markets 

These twilight events are bringing family fun to Central Queensland!
Enjoy a night out under the stars and enjoy yummy food and drinks and browse the market stalls.

April 2025

4 – 6
Fri-Sun

Rockynats 05

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.

Book direct & SAVE! Best rate guaranteed.

We offer a flexible cancellation policy should you need to change your holiday plans, we'll match or beat any other advertised rate - so go on, book direct today and SAVE $$$!

NOTE: There may be intermittent construction noise in the complex between 9am-5pm on Mon 17th and Tue 18th June due to required internal rectification works on select apartments. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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