On the road around Queensland
FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS: Ten Days in the Towers April 22 - May 02 Where: Charters Towers turns on a bush extravaganza including the Charters Towers Music Festival, A l l A u s t r a l i a n J a m b o r e e , Drylander Ute Muster and Queensland Country Music Awards. Family fun, outback style! Dingo Creek Jazz & Blues Fest April 30 - May 01 Where: Traviston Web: www. dingocreek. com. au This unique two-day Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival has free camping on the property. Promoting Queensland wines and the greater Gympie region and it is a vital fundraiser for SIDS and Kids Queensland. S P O R T Y SENIORS: Julia Creek Dirt’n’Dust Festival April 16-18 Where: Julia Creek Web: www. dirtndust. com. au Three jam-packed days of fun and entertainment staged in Julia Creek, North West Queensland. There truly is something for everyone at this community-run festival, which offers of a variety of entertainment – there’s a triathlon, horse races, outdoor concerts, novelty events, live concerts, bull riding and Australia’s Best Butt competition.
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F U N FISHING FANATICS: Gladstone Harbor Festival April 17-25 Where: Gladstone Web: www. gladstonefestival. com/ harbour. html Email: info@ gladstonefetival. com Gladstone’s magnificent marina is the stage for a week-long festival timed to coincide with the thrilling finish of the Blue Water Classic, the Brisbane. FOR THE HISTORIANS Rathdowney Heritage Festival April 24 Where: Rathdowney Web: www. rathdowney. org. au The Rathdowney Heritage Festival is a celebration of the timber and pioneering lifestyle heritage in the region. featuring bushcrafts, woodcarving, cross-cut sawing and black-smithing.