Local Events



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.

April 2024


The Caves Show Day

With a sideshow alley, stalls, rides, food vans, agricultural events, a free petting zoo and MUCH MORE, it will be a fantastic day out for the whole family!

May 2024


Beef on the Reef – A Feast for all the Senses

A prelude to Beef24, join us for a unique experience where Beef merges with coastal ambiance – a celebration of local flavours and tropical seaside vibes.

Upon arrival, enjoy your choice of signature cocktail from Reef Distillers or local beer from Crimson Finch. Arrive to the sweet tones of Denvah, an emerging local country music artist, recently making it to the top 3 in Australian Idol.

Treat your taste buds with a three-course shared feasting lunch, showcasing products sourced from across the Capricorn Coast. This menu is designed to delight but is not for the fussy eater so bring your sense of adventure!


Beach, Boots & Beats

Taking place on Saturday, 4 May 2024, from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Yeppoon foreshore, this family-friendly affair boasts a stellar lineup of country music talent.

Headlining the event is the internationally acclaimed sibling band, The Buckleys, along with local favourites Brad Butcher and 2024 Australian Idol star Denvah!

With interactive musical sessions for the kids by Maggie Moo Music, roaming entertainment, and hands-on experiences with adorable farm animals at Melville’s Pioneer Farm animal nursery, there’s something for everyone.


Festival of the Wind

Festival of the Wind is a unique and exciting event on the Capricorn Coast held at beautiful Emu Park’s Bell Park and Fisherman’s Beach. This high soaring fun-filled kite festival packing a full day of good ol’ out-doorsy fun attracts families from across the region.

Be impressed by world-class professional kite flyers and designers showcasing their skills or join them by flying your own kite.

Meander through a large bustling market, enjoy a carnival atmosphere with rides, games, face painting, balloon art, lots of kiddies workshops and activities, photo opportunities, live entertainment, and much more, with plenty of food and drink available. Or, for the more energetic wanting a challenge, join in the sand sculpturing competition, or test yourself and get a team together for the wacky beach games competitions.

Sunday – Saturday

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.


Sunset Sessions 

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Great Keppel Island. Aussie Hip-hop trio Bliss n Eso, Alternative Rock band Pacific Avenue, and local legends MATH and Stone Apes taking the stage, this event is sure to be one to remember as you dance the night away under the stars.  Event time: Gates open at 12pm with music on the main stage starting from 3pm – 9pm

June 2024



Pop-Up-Polo is part of the largest polo circuit in the world, Urban Polo. It will be held at Rockhampton on June 8.

Urban Polo™ has followed this tradition of sporting innovation by developing a variation of polo which is both as exciting to watch as it is to play. It’s defining features include a significantly smaller field (approximately 140m rather than 300m long), which brings the game closer to the spectators, and improves player reflexes as the smaller field means they are usually closely marked by the opponent.

JULY 2024


Beachside Twilight Markets

The Yeppoon foreshore 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

Friday – Sunday

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.

friday – sunday

Rockhampton 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.

SATURDAY – sunday

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.


FRIDAY – sunday

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.


FRIDAY – sunday

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


Beachside Twilight Markets

The Yeppoon foreshore 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
SATURDAY – sunday

Rockynats 05

Lovers of horsepower, show cars, burnouts and drifting will experience some of the wildest modified cars in the country at the Rockynats 05 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.

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