Top Community Events for the Gladstone Region in 2013 – Part 1

The team at Dixon Homes Gladstone understand that people who moving to an area want more than just new homes – they want to live in place with community spirit that has its own flavour and identity. Since local events and festivals promote a sense of unity throughout their communities, the team at Dixon Homes have compiled a list of the best events and festivals in the Gladstone region in 2013. It’s going to be a big year in Gladstone so start marking down these events on your calendars now!

SUNfest Youth Holiday Program 2013 – Jan 9 -23 – Various Locations

Parents and kids will rejoice at these school holiday boredom busters with more than 40 activities to entertain, educate and inspire scheduled across various Gladstone locations. Activities include go-karting, chess lessons, laser skirmish and arts and crafts workshops with some activities completely free of charge. For the complete schedule visit the Gladstone Regional Council website.

Agnes Water Blues and Roots Festival – Feb 22-24 – SES Grounds, Captain Cook Dr.

Even bigger than previous years, the Agnes Water Blues and Roots Festival features a stellar line up including Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows, L’il Fi & the Stokers Boys, Kate Leahy and Phil Emmanuel & the Wonderboys, plus many more. It’s easy to see why the laid back and soulful tunes of this much loved annual event draw crowds from far are wide across the central Queensland region.

Gladstone Harbour Festival, Mar 25-29 – Gladstone Marina, Bryan Jordan Dr.

Held to coincide with the finish of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, this event has grown from a one day affair into a week-long celebration featuring fireworks, rides, a wide selection of food and other family friendly entertainment scheduled -all offered completely free of charge.

Optus Flix in the Stix – Apr 27 – Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Glenlyon Rd, Gladstone

Bringing an eclectic selection of award-winning short films, Gladstone’s Flix in the Stix films are sure to entertain, amuse and demand your attention. Set amongst the natural backdrop of the Tondoon Botanic gardens and featuring performances from ARIA recognised Aussie rock stalwarts The Whitlams, the event is sure to be a great night out under the stars for the Gladstone community.

Captain Cook 1770 Festival – May 25-26, Endeavour Park, Captain Cook Dr, Town of 1770

A much loved annual event for more than 20 years, the Captain Cook festival celebrates the arrival of Capt. James Cook, on May 24, 1770 in the town that bears its namesake. Featuring a re-enactment of the Captain Cook landing, market stalls, indigenous dancing and children’s activities, this event overlooking beautiful Bustard Bay pays tribute to the past, and celebrates the history of this popular seaside town.

With the first six months of the Gladstone events calendar covered, stay tuned for the second instalment of Dixon Homes Gladstone‘s top picks for community events in the second half of 2013. In the meantime enjoy these community events scheduled for the first half on 2013. We hope to see you there!