True blue entertainment on offer across Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast

The Australia Day long weekend is just around the corner so Capricorn Enterprise is encouraging the community to check out what’s on and start making some plans.

“If you’re keen to sample some true-blue Aussie tucker, hang out by the seaside, take part in activities and games, be entertained by singers, dancers and fashions, enjoy a line-up of locally brewed frothy’s and simply have a fair dinkum awesome time this Australia Day, then Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast has you covered!” said Mary Carroll, CEO of Capricorn Enterprise.

“Pack up your family and friends and join us on Sunday 26th January in celebrating the true Australian way of life at some of the best events our destination has on offer.”

Great Australia Day Beach Party

The Great Australia Day Beach Party is one of Queensland’s biggest Australia Day celebrations. Held right on the Yeppoon Foreshore on the Capricorn Coast, this signature community event offers visitors and locals alike a jam-packed day of entertainment and family fun programs.

Fast becoming an ‘event not to be missed’, the day long program has something for everyone from beach games, on water and community participation activities to the fantastic stage program, stalls, rides and a ‘banging’ fireworks finale.

The event typifies everything that is great about our lifestyle and being an Australian, and with a beautiful sub-tropical climate scheduled every year, you will want to bring your bare feet, bathers and beach chairs down for this spectacular!

For those looking for more adventure, there is a fun run, bare bottom boat beach challenge, sandcastle competition and more!

Big Beer Festival

Australia Day just got serious in the Beef Capital with the first annual Big Beer Festival hitting Rockhampton, proudly presented by the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival.

The Festival will feature local live talent including Short Fall, Silky Fuzz, Maddi & the Hoopers and Blake Hamlyn, a frothy lineup of 30 locally brewed and craft beers to sample, and plenty of gourmet food stalls to keep you entertained into the afternoon.

Join us at Rocky’s Riverside Precinct for this 18+ event and don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this exciting inaugural event!

Great Keppel Island Hideaway Aus Day Tunes

Great Keppel Island Hideaway is choc a bloc full of Australia Day entertainment with a jam-packed line up of live music from Friday 24th January to Sunday 26th January.

Blended with a relaxed atmosphere and sensational sunsets, our slice of island paradise is the epitome of everything great about being Australian. Why celebrate for just one day when you can make a long weekend out of it! Stay the night or catch the Keppel Konnections late ferry back to the mainland at 9.30pm.

Keppel Bay Sailing Club Australia Day Regatta

The race of all races is taking place at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club on Sunday 26th January from 9.30am. With tactics and teamwork being the key to success, participants are encouraged to register by midnight 22nd January. The event will be both fun and informative and consist of two divisions – open and junior. All participants must hold current KBSC sailing membership and the $15 registration will include BBQ lunch. Spectators are welcome!

Young Bull Riders World Finals Fundraising Bull Ride

On Saturday 25th January from 6:00pm, the Great Western Hotel will come to life as the home of bull riding hosts the YBRWF Bull Riding Fundraiser. The event raises funds to offer our local young rider’s scholarships to attend the Youth Bull Riding World Final in 2020. Grab an award-winning meal from the Bullhead Steakhouse and settle in for some serious entertainment at Australia’s Most Unique Pub.

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