Events On The Coral Coast

The Coral Coast is home to a number of major annual events which make a great reason to visit or simply get out and about if you are already a resident.


Since 2013/14 residents and visitors to Bargara have been able to welcome in the New Year with spectacular fireworks thanks to the Bargara Progress Association. The Chamber is proud to be a sponsor of this event.


Each year thousands gather on the Bargara foreshore to commemorate Anzac Day and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The moving service concludes with a powerful experience created by the combination of a large crowd united in their purpose for being there, and the early morning silence broken only by the sounds of the Last Post and the waves crashing onto the beach.

Details of the dawn service can be found at

The dawn service organising committee is a sub-committee of the Chamber

The Strawberry Fair is a wonderful celebration of one of the area’s tastiest products – beautiful strawberries. The fair features live entertainment, rides, and an array of stalls to explore.

When: First Saturday in August

The Family Fishing Classic is held at Burnett Heads and is run by Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg. Growing from humble beginnings, the classic now attracts over 1300 entrants from all over the state and is one of the Wide Bay’s premier fishing events.

See the event website for more details

The region’s biggest fun run has various starting points in Bundaberg. Participants make their way past the cane fields before finishing by the sea in Bargara. Usually held first weekend in August.

The Lighthouse Festival is a celebration of coastal life and culture. It features live entertainment, art and photography, a boating and fishing expo, rides, stalls, and lots of special displays all taking place overlooking the Pacific Ocean with the historic Burnett Heads lighthouse forming the centre piece of all the fun and entertainment.

When: Last Saturday in October each year

Formerly the Moore Park Beach Festival of Arts, this festival runs over three days in August and showcases and an array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities.

For full information about what’s on in the region visit the Bundaberg Region Events website