What’s On in the Burdekin

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Major Local Events


Yo can also read about the following major events in the area.

  • Burdekin Water Festival Logo

    Burdekin Water Festival – July, August and September

    The Burdekin Water Festival is a celebration of the abundance of water in our district. It is one of the longest running festivals in Queensland, with the first festival being held on 6 September 1958.

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    The Burdekin Water Festival is a celebration of the abundance of water in our district.  It is one of the longest running festivals in Queensland, with the first festival being held on 6 September 1958.  The celebrations include a wide variety of exciting events that encompass the whole community.

    The theme for 2014 is Glitz, Glamour and Movie Mayhem.

    For more information on events held as part of the Burdekin Water Festival visit the official website:  www.burdekinwaterfestival.com.au.

    Upcoming Burdekin Water Festival events include the following:

      DateEventTimeLocation
      Saturday
      5th September
      Burdekin Water Festival Grand Parade & Mardi Gras 8:00am-5:00pmQueen Street, Ayr
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      Home Hill Harvest Festival – Oct and Nov

      The Home Hill Harvest Festival is a yearly event to celebrate the end of the sugar harvesting season and has been running since 1963. The celebrations include a wide variety of family events and culminate in a Grand Parade and Mardi Gras.

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      The Home Hill Harvest Festival is an annual event that celebrates the end of the sugar harvesting season and has been running since 1963.

      The celebrations include a wide variety of family events and culminate in a Grand Parade and Mardi Gras.

      The  Home Hill Harvest Festival takes place every year in November. This great festival celebrates the sugar cane crushing season in the Burdekin Shire.

      A week-long program of events culminates in a street parade and mardi gras at Home Hill. Other events include the Burdekin Bride of the Year, fun run, pet show, mini-market day, agricultural display, talent show and gala ball.

      Stay up-to-date with Home Hill Harvest Festival events by visiting and liking the Harvest Festival Facebook page.

      For more information on the 2015 Home Hill Harvest Festival will be provided on the Calendar of Events section of the website closer to event date.

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