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2015 Queensland Week events calendar

From 30 May to 7 June 2015, Queenslanders across the state came together to celebrate Queensland Week.

Registered events were profiled on this website.

For more information about the Queensland Week events calendar, or to join the 2016 mailing list, email Events Coordination or phone (07) 3003 9200.

Here's how Queenslanders got involved in 2015:

Banyo Queensland Day Celebrations
6 June 2015

Banyo and surrounding districts celebrated Queensland Day with a community birthday party with stalls, food and entertainment on Saturday, 6 June in Banyo Memorial Park.

Beef to Beach for Queensland Week
31 May 2015
Emu Park

A community beef BBQ celebrated Central Queensland’s history and lifestyle, including free entertainment, market stalls, activities, sports demonstrations and fireworks.

Buderim Queensland Week Youth Festival
6 June 2015

The Buderim Queensland Week Youth Festival celebrated Queensland’s youth at an event featuring live music, information stalls and displays, leadership activities, rides, competitions and games.

Celebrating Queensland Week
6 June 2015

A bush festival celebrated the history and lifestyle of Queensland with bush craft demonstrations, children’s games and bush poetry, culminating in a camp oven meal and outdoor family movie.

Croydon Queensland Week Golden Gate Picnic Day
3 June 2015

Croydon celebrated Queensland Week with a free Gulflander train ride from Croydon Station to the Golden Gate Colonial Picnic which included colonial games for kids and adults, live music, line dancing and fireworks.

Dishing up Queensland Week: celebrating our food community
6 June 2015

A community celebration showcased the history of food production and preparation in the region with food stalls, demonstrations and a competition to find the quintessential Tropical North Queensland dish.

Dishing up Queensland Week: tropical local produce cooking classes
31 May 2015

Classes showed locals how to prepare the seasonal and healthy food that's available in their backyards.

Donna Marcus Steam Sculpture Balls at Reddacliff Place paint the town maroon
1–7 June 2015

The Donna Marcus Steam 2006 sculpture balls at Reddacliff Place in Brisbane were lit maroon in support of 2015 Queensland Week.

Food In Films
30–31 May 2015

Free community celebration and movie night at the PCYC Community Centre with films played on an inflatable screen, followed by a family barbecue.

Fraser Coast's Queensland Week Music and Arts Fest
30–31 May 2015
Hervey Bay

A free two-day festival showcased local Queensland artists through music, dance, visual arts, associated local products and community groups.

Gold Coast's CBD Queensland Week Multicultural Celebration
6 June 2015

A celebration of the diverse Gold Coast community with a citizenship ceremony and multicultural expo featuring performances from local sporting and cultural organisations.

Government House Open Day
6 June 2015

Fernberg, the historic home of Queensland Governors since 1910, turned 150 years old in 2015, and the gates were open to the public on Saturday, 6 June for a commemorative open day.

Granite Belt road trip
31 May 2015
Darling Downs

Queensland Wine Week, coinciding with 2015 Queensland Week, was a large celebration of what Queensland has to offer from the vine, paddock and kitchen garden. Queensland Wine Week celebrated producers from Granite Belt, South Burnett and other Queensland regions.

King George Square and City Hall paint the town maroon
5–8 June 2015

Brisbane's City Hall and King George Square were lit maroon from Friday, 5 June until Monday, 8 June in support of 2015 Queensland Week.

MDA's LUMINOUS Lantern Parade: Welcoming New Queenslanders
5 June 2015

More than 12,000 people from all walks of life welcomed our newest Queenslanders with MDA's LUMINOUS Lantern Parade and concert at South Bank Parklands.

Ned Kelly paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015

The giant Ned Kelly outside Ned Kelly's Motel donned his maroon gear in support of 2015 Queensland Week.

On Common Ground Folk Festival
6–7 June 2015

This grassroots folk festival at the Australian Miners Historic Centre celebrated our unique lifestyle on the Sapphire Gemfields and honoured the last Miners Common in Australia. On Common Ground was a free community event over two days packed with workshops, talented musicians, performance artists and fire extravaganzas.

The Judith Wright Centre paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015

The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts painted Fortitude Valley's Brunswick Street maroon throughout Queensland Week with a nightly lighting display.

Parliament House paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015

Parliament House was lit maroon for 2015 Queensland Week.

Puma Energy lights Matilda the giant kangaroo maroon
1–8 June 2015
Sunshine Coast

Puma Energy lit maroon the 1982 Commonwealth Games mascot Matilda the giant kangaroo from Monday, 1 June to Monday, 8 June in celebration of 2015 Queensland Week.

Qantas icons light up maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015

From Saturday, 30 May to Sunday, 7 June, the Qantas Founders Museum lit up the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar (where Qantas operated from 1922–1930), Boeing 747 and Catalina (iconic aircraft in the history of Qantas) in maroon lights.

Norman Hotel Queensland Beef Mastersteak BBQ Cooking Class
2 June 2015

Norman Hotel prepared a menu of fresh Queensland produce all week. Including Queensland steaks from Diamantina, traditional ham steak with Queensland pineapple, Moreton Bay Bug toppers and Queensland banana split with Queensland macadamia nuts.

Queensland Week at Citron restaurant
2–9 June 2015

Diners enjoyed a two course Queensland Week meal with matching wine.

Queensland Week at Customs House
27 May – 7 June 2015

Customs House restaurant prepared meals from fresh Queensland produce and seafood sourced daily.

Queensland Week at Julia’s Pantry
1–6 June 2015

Julia’s Pantry created a special Queensland Week menu with meals such as a Thai flavoured prawn and pineapple salad made with Stradbroke Island tiger prawns and Queensland pineapple. Dessert was honey and thyme cake made with local Fig Tree Pocket honey.

Queensland Week at the Regatta Boatshed
3–10 June 2015

The Regatta Hotel’s Boatshed restaurant is dedicated to using as much fresh and local produce as possible and celebrated Queensland Week with a special food and wine menu.

Queensland Week at Wild Canary
30 May – 7 June 2015

Wild Canary is a botanical bistro nestled in a garden setting alongside the award winning Brookfield Garden Centre in Brookfield. The special Queensland Week dish was the pecan fed free-range porketta roast with grilled pear, rhubarb, turnip, fennel and quince.

Queensland Week Family Fun and Fitness Expo
7 June 2015

The week-long event included competitions and Queensland themed food specials at local eateries, culminating in a family fun day with free entertainment, activities, rides and market stalls.

Queensland Week Global Food Village Street Festival
7 June 2015

A street festival with local food and entertainment was held to celebrate Queensland and Logan’s cultural diversity.

Queensland Week Inauguration of the Laidley Crisis Care and Accommodation Community Garden
6 June 2015

A celebration for the opening of a new community garden featured a sausage sizzle, children’s activities and gardening talks by local experts, culminating in the unveiling of a statue and plaque.

Queensland Week Richmond River R.A.T. Run
6 June 2015

This free event featured a fun run through the dry riverbed, team building activities and BBQ dinner with local produce and performances by local entertainers.

Queensland Week Walk Through Time
6 June 2015

An interactive day at the heritage listed Stonehouse Museum with a guided tour, market stalls and live entertainment.

Whitsunday Shire Library Queensland-themed storytime
5 June 2015

Children aged 3–5 years and their care givers were invited to come along in maroon or Queensland-themed dress to listen to stories that reflected and celebrated our Queensland way of life. The program included dancing, songs and a simple craft activity.

QUT Gardens Point paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015

Z Block at QUT Gardens Point was lit maroon in support of 2015 Queensland Week.

Roma Street Parkland paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015

A number of key locations throughout Roma Street Parkland were lit maroon during Queensland Week.

Shop Local in the Lockyer during Queensland Week
30 May – 7 June 2015
Lockyer Valley

Customers who shopped local at participating businesses in the Lockyer Valley were eligible to enter a competition to win two tickets to the State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium.

Sir Leo Hieslcher Bridges paint the town maroon
1–7 June 2015

The Sir Leo Hieslcher Bridges were lit maroon for 2015 Queensland Week.

Story Bridge paints the town maroon
1–7 June 2015

The Story Bridge was lit maroon for 2015 Queensland Week, except on Tuesday, 1 June when the bridge was lit green, white and red in honour of all Queenslanders who were celebrating Italian Week.

Suncorp Stadium proudly supporting Queensland Day and the Queensland Maroons
31 May – 6 June 2015

Suncorp Stadium proudly supported Queensland Day and the Queensland Maroons by lighting the stadium maroon on Sunday 31 May, Monday, 1 June and Thursday, 4 to Saturday, 6 June.

Sunrise Park Queensland Week Celebration
6 June 2015

A community BBQ that celebrated the Queensland outdoors with BMX demonstrations, children’s cycle safety activity, remote-controlled car racing demo, family entertainment, RSPCA display, Emergency Services capability display and market stalls.

The Arts Centre paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015
Gold Coast

The Arts Centre was lit in maroon to celebrate Queensland Week.

The Big Crab paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015
Miriam Vale

The Big Crab at Miriam Vale was lit and decorated maroon in support of 2015 Queensland Week.

The Queensland Week Cantor
30 May 2015
Crows Nest

A small community fun run was held around the Carbethon Historical Museum followed by a sausage sizzle and free entry into the museum to celebrate Crows Nest’s rich history.

Toowoomba's Queensland Day Margaret Street Markets
7 June 2015

Toowoomba celebrated Queensland Week on Sunday, 7 June with entertainment, rides, market stalls, competitions and a Flag Raising ceremony.

Tully Library Queensland Week Library Display
1–14 June 2015

The Dorothy Jones Library had a "We love Queensland" display featuring a variety of books and artefacts.

UQ paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015

The Forgan Smith building at the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus was lit maroon for 2015 Queensland Week.

Way Out West Queensland Week
6 June 2015

A week-long community celebration opened with the Way Out West photography expo and concluded with the Yellow Belly fishing competition and outback music festival at the iconic Cooper Creek.

Wintergarden paints the town maroon
30 May – 7 June 2015

The Wintergarden in Brisbane's Queen Street Mall was lit maroon in support of 2015 Queensland Week.

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Last updated
19 June, 2015

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