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2014 Queensland Week events calendar

From 31 May to 8 June 2014, Queenslanders right across the state came together to celebrate Queensland Week.

Registered events were profiled on this website and received a toolkit of fun Queensland themed resources including print your own bunting, flags, a novelty tie and glasses.

For more information about the Queensland Week events calendar, or to join the 2015 mailing list, email Events Coordination or phone (07) 3003 9200.

Here’s how we got our Queensland on in 2014:

All Week

Paint the town maroon
Statewide

When: Saturday 31 May to Sunday 8 June
Where: Statewide
Details: Iconic buildings and bridges around the state were lit maroon to celebrate Queensland Week.
Website: http://www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/events/queensland-week/paint-the-town-maroon/

North Burnett Celebrates Queensland Week
North Burnett

When: Monday 2 June to Friday 6 June
Where: North Burnett
Details: Week-long event celebrating the history and culture of North Burnett, including displays, competitions and daily morning teas, culminating in a Queensland Day sausage sizzle.
Host: North Burnett Regional Council
Website: http://www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/

Queensland Week Historical Exhibition
Central Shopping Centre, 20 Edith Street Innisfail

When: Saturday 31 May to Saturday 7 June
Where: Central Shopping Centre, 20 Edith Street Innisfail
Details: CBD shopfront photographic exhibition showcasing local historical events. The display was staffed by volunteers and launched with an opening event.
Host: Innisfail and District Historical Society Inc

Cribbie
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC and statewide via 4MBS

When: 7.30pm Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 June (Matinees 2pm Wednesday 4 June and Saturday 7 June)
Where: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC and statewide via 4MBS
Details: A musical play telling the history of the Brisbane suburb of Cribb Island. The play was performed six times during Queensland Week and a radio version broadcast across the state.
Host: Music Broadcasting Society of Queensland
Website: http://4mbs.com.au/cribbie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cribbie/284921808321721

Queensland Maroons commemorative birth certificate competition

When: Voting now open, closes at 5 pm Friday 20 June
Details: A statewide competition for Queensland Maroons fans to vote for their favourite specially designed State of Origin birth certificate. The most popular design will be available for public sale, and one lucky supporter who picks the winning certificate will score a double pass to State of Origin game three on 9 July 2014.
Website: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/birth-death-and-marriage-certificates/birth-certificates/nrl-commemorative-birth-certificate-competition/

Lunch on Q
Brisbane – various restaurants

When: Monday 2 – Sunday 15 June
Where: Brisbane – various restaurants
Details: Brisbane restaurants will join forces to celebrate the abundance, diversity and quality of Queensland produce and people are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Gather together with work mates, a group of friends or family and work your way through the menus on offer over the two weeks of Lunch on Q. Participating restaurants will offer diners a two course lunch with a glass of wine for just $35.00 per person.
Host: Lunch on Q
Website: http://lunchonq.com.au

Saturday 31 May

McKinlay Shire Council Queensland Week celebrations
Kev Bannah Oval and CSA Building, Julia Creek

When: 3pm until late
Where: Kev Bannah Oval and CSA Building, Julia Creek
Details: Cultural event for all ages featuring a senior and junior football match, rides, entertainment and art and craft stalls that showcase local lifestyle.
Host: McKinlay Shire Council
Website: http://www.mckinlay.qld.gov.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mckinlayshire.council/

Beenleigh and Districts Cane Parade and Festival
City Road, Beenleigh CBD and Beenleigh Showgrounds, James Street

When: 11.30am to 6.30pm
Where: City Road, Beenleigh CBD and Beenleigh Showgrounds, James Street
Details: The Cane Festival Parade commenced at midday from the Beenleigh Showgrounds. After proceeding through the Beenleigh CBD, the Parade returned to the Showgrounds for an afternoon of festivities. The festivities culminated in a spectacular fireworks display at 6pm.
Host: Rotary Club of Beenleigh
Website: http://rotarynews.info/club3983/r.i/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beenleighrotaryclub

Queensland Week at Newmarket Gardens Caravan Park
Newmarket Gardens Caravan Park, 199 Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove

When: 10am
Where: Newmarket Gardens Caravan Park, 199 Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove
Details: Many families gathered at the Newmarket Gardens Caravan Park to help celebrate Queensland Week.
Host: Newmarket Gardens
Website: http://www.newmarketgardens.com.au

The Big Family Funanza
Country Paradise Parklands, 321 Nerang Beaudesert Road, Nerang

When: 10am to 4pm
Where: Country Paradise Parklands, 321 Nerang Beaudesert Road, Nerang
Details: The Gold Coast Community & Family Expo, Lions Biggest BBQ and the Big Picture Community Arts Exhibition joined together to create a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family which included rides, food, entertainment and a great atmosphere.
Host: The Benevolent Society and Country Paradise Parklands
Website: http://www.benevolent.org.au/act/be--part--of--an--event/2014/05/31/the--big--family--funanza and http://www.countryparadiseparkland.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebenevolentsociety

Reconciliation Band Night
Studio 188, Brisbane Street, Ipswich

When: 7pm
Where: Studio 188, Brisbane Street, Ipswich
Details: This event created an opportunity for the community to gain a greater understanding of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during Queensland Week.
Host: Ipswich City Council
Website: http://www.studio188.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studio188ipswich

Sunday 1 June

Burdekin Queensland Week Family Fun & Fitness Expo
Anzac Park, Ayr

When: 9am to 1pm
Where: Anzac Park, Ayr
Details: 2014 Queensland Week Family Fun & Fitness Expo hosted a range of free entertainment and activities including children's rides, market stalls, sporting club and recreational organisation 'come and try' activities, family picnic games and a vintage car display.
Host: Burdekin Shire Council
Website: http://www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurdekinSC

Queensland Week @ Balmoral
Balmoral State High School, Thynne Road, Balmoral

When: 10am to 4pm
Where: Balmoral State High School, Thynne Road, Balmoral
Details: A community event aimed at raising funds for Balmoral State High School. The event consisted of three main parts: Queensland Week Showcase, Queensland Week Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.
Host: Bulimba Electorate Office
Website: http://www.aarondillaway.com.au

Our Community – Our Queensland
Keong Park, Teevan Street, Stafford

When: 9am to 2pm
Where: Keong Park, Teevan Street, Stafford
Details: Community festival including a free BBQ, music, face painting, balloon making, magic shows, animal farm, Life Be In It games and quintessential Queensland activities.
Host: The Community Place
Website: http://www.thecommunityplace.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Community-Place/102454226499323

Queensland Day Festival
St Stephen’s Primary School, 156 Ridgewood Road, Algester

When: 2pm to 5.30pm
Where: St Stephen’s Primary School, 156 Ridgewood Road, Algester
Details: Family day out incorporating local businesses and community groups and including a formal flag raising and cannon salute.
Host: Australian Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Queensland

Queensland Week Music Festival and Arts Expo
Scarness Park, Hervey Bay

When: 9am to 7pm
Where: Scarness Park, Hervey Bay
Details: Day and night festival showcasing local Queensland artists through music, dance, visual arts, associated local products and community groups.
Host: Hervey Bay Council for the Arts Inc
Website: http://www.herveybayartscouncil.com.au/artsqld/

Ipswich Queensland Day
Limestone Park, 1c Griffith Road, Ipswich

When: 10am to 2pm
Where: Limestone Park, 1c Griffith Road, Ipswich
Details: Local sporting associations, businesses and the wider community competed in an obstacle course. The event included a sausage sizzle, children's activities and information stalls.
Host: Queensland Police Citizens Youth Club - Ipswich Branch
Website: http://www.ipswichpcyc.org.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IpswichPCYC

Toowoomba Queensland Day Margaret Street Markets
Margaret Street, Toowoomba

When: 8am to 2pm
Where: Margaret Street, Toowoomba
Details: Many people celebrated what’s great at Toowoomba’s Queensland Day Margaret Street Markets. There was entertainment, flag raising at 11am, food, stalls and local produce.
Host: Toowoomba Queensland Day Committee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MargaretStreetMarkets

Monday 2 June

Say G’Day to Jay – Rockhampton
Rockhampton Heritage Village, 296 Boundary Road, Parkhurst

When: 10am and 12pm
Where: Rockhampton Heritage Village, 296 Boundary Road, Parkhurst
Details: Playgroup Queensland’s Sunshine Van travelled all around the state during Queensland Week with their pop up playgroup.
Host: Playgroup Queensland
Website: http://www.playgroupqueensland.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playgroupqld

Tuesday 3 June

Queensland Week in the Lockyer
Das Naumann Haus, Patrick Street, Laidley

When: Community BBQs 11am to 2pm
Where: Das Naumann Haus, Patrick Street, Laidley
Details: Celebration of all things Queensland in two regional locations and including a BBQ, produce market, window decorating competition and Queensland Day in the Office competition.
Host: Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Website: http://www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lockyervalley

Say G’Day to Jay – Blackwater
Blackwater Civic Centre, 20 Blain Street, Blackwater

When: 2pm
Where: Blackwater Civic Centre, 20 Blain Street, Blackwater
Details: Playgroup Queensland’s Sunshine Van travelled all around the state during Queensland Week with their pop up playgroup.
Host: Playgroup Queensland
Website: http://www.playgroupqueensland.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playgroupqld

Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland Floor Talk
Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Bank

When: 11.30am
Where: Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Bank
Details: Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, QAGOMA, reflected on the works in the ‘Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s’ exhibition, with a specific focus on the medium’s important role in documenting Queensland’s history.
Host: Queensland Art Gallery
Website: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/programs/current_and_upcoming/queensland_week_2014

Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty Floor Talk
Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Bank

When: 12.30am
Where: Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Bank
Details: This event explored the life and work of Sam Fullbrook, one of Queensland’s finest painters and documenters of the Queensland landscape and its people, with Angela Goddard, Curator, Australian Art to 1975, QAGOMA.
Host: Queensland Art Gallery
Website: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/programs/current_and_upcoming/queensland_week_2014

Moreton Bay Convict Records
Queensland State Archives, 435 Compton Road, Runcorn

When: 10am to 11am
Where: Queensland State Archives, 435 Compton Road, Runcorn
Details: As part of Queensland Week celebrations, Queensland State Archives presented the seminar, Moreton Bay convict records. Focussing on convict records from Queensland State Archives’ collection, the seminar provided researchers with insight into the importance of these records to Queensland and highlighted online access to these records.
Host: Queensland State Archives
Website: http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Wednesday 4 June

Queensland Week in the Lockyer
Corner of North and Railway Street, Gatton

When: Community BBQs 11am to 2pm
Where: Corner of North and Railway Street, Gatton
Details: Celebration of all things Queensland in two regional locations and including a BBQ, produce market, window decorating competition and Queensland Day in the Office competition.
Host: Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Website: http://www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lockyervalley

Croydon Gold – Queensland Week Golden Gate Train Ride
Golden Gate Railway Siding, Croydon

When: from 5.30pm
Where: Golden Gate Railway Siding, Croydon
Details: Return ride on the historic Gulflander Train from Croydon to the Golden Gate Mines Railway Siding Site for a night of Queensland themed entertainment and fireworks.
Host: Croydon Shire Council
Website: http://www.croydon.qld.gov.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Croydon.QLD

Queensland Jazz Composers World Premiere
Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point

When: 7.30pm
Where: Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point
Details: New compositions were commissioned from four of Queensland's leading jazz composers and premiered as part of the 2014 Brisbane International Jazz Festival.
Host: Jazz Queensland Incorporated.
Website: http://www.brisbanejazzfestival.com.au/index.php/component/content/article/81-news/86-queensland-week-jazz-composers-world-premiere

Say G’Day to Jay – Emerald
Aurizon Marquee, Emerald Showground, Emerald

When: 10.30am and 1.30pm
Where: Aurizon Marquee, Emerald Showground, Emerald
Details: Playgroup Queensland’s Sunshine Van travelled all around the state during Queensland Week with their pop up playgroup.
Host: Playgroup Queensland
Website: http://www.playgroupqueensland.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playgroupqld

Thursday 5 June

Queensland Week Choral Sounds
Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank

When: 6.30pm to 8pm
Where: Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank
Details: Choir programs from across South East Queensland were showcased, including more than 120 singers from diverse backgrounds with appearances from well known Queensland music identities.
Host: Reclink Australia
Website: http://www.queenslandchoralsounds.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandChoralSounds

Say G’Day to Jay – Barcaldine
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School’s Multipurpose Hall, 23 Willow Street, Barcaldine

When: 12pm
Where: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School’s Multipurpose Hall, 23 Willow Street, Barcaldine
Details: Playgroup Queensland’s Sunshine Van travelled all around the state during Queensland Week with their pop up playgroup.
Host: Playgroup Queensland
Website: http://www.playgroupqueensland.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playgroupqld

Friday 6 June

Queensland Day in the Office
Statewide

Where: Statewide
Details: Queenslanders celebrated the birthday of our great state with work colleagues by hosting Queensland Day themed workplace events. Registrants received a free Di Bella coffee pack.
Website: http://www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/events/queensland-week/qld-day-in-the-office/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queenslandweek

The Kindy Roadshow Community Breakfast
Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Landsborough Highway, Longreach

When: From 8am
Where: Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Landsborough Highway, Longreach
Details: The Kindy Roadshow headed to regional Queensland to share the benefits of kindergarten with ambassador and children's entertainer Jay Laga'aia. Jay performed a free music concert at the event.
Host: The Department of Education, Training and Employment and Playgroup Queensland
Website: http://kindycounts.eventbrite.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kindycountsqld

Celebrating Queensland
Parkview Atrium, Chermside

When: 10am
Where: Parkview Atrium, Chermside
Details: Our Elders at Parkview Aged Care Facility celebrated with bush poet, Noel Stallard. A special morning tea was served and residents were encouraged to share their favourite stories.
Host: Wesley Mission Brisbane
Website: http://www.wmb.org.au/

Queensland Week David Malouf 80th Birthday Celebration
State Library and the University of Queensland

Where: State Library and the University of Queensland
Details: A series of literary events and readings to celebrate the work of Queensland literary icon, David Malouf.
Host: School of English, Media Studies and Art History (Faculty of Arts at the University of Queensland)
Website: http://hass.uq.edu.au/david-malouf-celebrating-life-letters
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uqhass

Luminous Lantern Parade
Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands

When: 5.30pm to 9pm
Where: Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands
Details: Queenslanders from all walks of life welcomed our newest Queenslanders with the Luminous Lantern Parade and concert in the Courier-Mail Piazza. The colourful walk crossed the Victoria Bridge from Reddacliff Place to the Cultural Forecourt before winding its way through South Bank Parklands and finishing at the Courier Mail Piazza for a free concert headlined by Robert Forster of ‘The Go-Betweens’.
Host: Multicultural Development Association
Website: http://mdainc.org.au/?q=lantern-parade-walk-refugees
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mdaqld

Love Your Local Twilight Market
Hawthorne Park, Hawthorne

When: 4pm to 8.30pm
Where: Hawthorne Park, Hawthorne
Details: Love Your Local Markets Hawthorne is a market designed to bring together the community and local businesses in a relaxed, fun environment that all the family can enjoy.
Host: Love Your Local Markets Australia
Website: http://www.loveyourlocalmarkets.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Love.Your.Local.Markets

Queensland Day Dinner
Commissariat Store, 115 William Street, Brisbane

When: 6.30pm
Where: Commissariat Store, 115 William Street, Brisbane
Details: The RHSQ hosted a formal dinner celebrating Queensland Day in the convict built Commissariat Store – Queensland’s most significant heritage building, restored since the damage of the 2011 flood. Attendees enjoyed a special evening in this 185 year old building and celebrate the birth of our state.
Host: Royal Historical Society of Queensland
Website: http://www.queenslandhistory.org/

Say G’Day to Jay – Longreach
Longreach Civic and Cultural Centre, 96A Eagle Street, Longreach

When: 2pm
Where: Longreach Civic and Cultural Centre, 96A Eagle Street, Longreach
Details: Playgroup Queensland’s Sunshine Van travelled all around the state during Queensland Week with their pop up playgroup.
Host: Playgroup Queensland
Website: http://www.playgroupqueensland.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playgroupqld

Saturday 7 June

Queensland Week Citizenship Ceremony
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

When: 10.30am
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Details: Friends and family were invited to mark this special occasion to welcome and support Queensland’s newest citizens as they made their pledge of commitment to their newly adopted state and nation.
Host: Queensland Government
Website: http://www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/events/queensland-week/citizenship/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queenslandweek

Queensland Week David Malouf 80th Birthday Celebration
State Library and the University of Queensland

Where: State Library and the University of Queensland
Details: A series of literary events and readings to celebrate the work of Queensland literary icon, David Malouf.
Host: School of English, Media Studies and Art History (Faculty of Arts at the University of Queensland)
Website: http://hass.uq.edu.au/david-malouf-celebrating-life-letters
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uqhass

Buderim Queensland Week Youth Festival
Buderim Primary School, Buderim

When: 3pm to 7pm
Where: Buderim Primary School, Buderim
Details: Community festival to celebrate Queensland's youth incorporating live music, information stalls and displays, leadership activities, rides, competitions and games.
Host: Fusion Australia Ltd Sunshine Coast
Website: http://www.fusionsunshinecoast.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fusionsc

Celebrate Queensland Week @ Eumundi Markets
Eumundi Markets and Amphitheatre, Memorial Drive, Eumundi

When: 10 am – 12.30pm
Where: Eumundi Markets and Amphitheatre, Memorial Drive, Eumundi
Details: Everyone got their Queensland on at the Eumundi markets – with everything from pony rides and working dog shows to pineapple throwing and thong toss competitions, Indigenous story telling, an historic display and re-enactment and live music.
Host: Original Eumundi Markets Ltd
Website: http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/originaleumundimarkets

Sunrise Park Queensland Week Celebrations
Rotary Sunrise Park, Corner Opal Street and 76 Park Avenue, Emerald

Where: Rotary Sunrise Park, Corner Opal Street and 76 Park Avenue, Emerald
Details: Celebrate the Queensland outdoors with BMX demonstrations, children's cycle safety learning activity, remote-controlled car racing demo and BBQ.
Host: Rotary Club of Emerald Sunrise

Sandgate Museum guided walk
Sandgate Museum

When: 9.30am to 11.30am
Where: Sandgate
Details: The walk showcased the historic homes of Sandgate including Rothsay (built in 1870), Meridian (1884), The Cottage (1888) and Torquay (1883), followed by a stroll along the beach front with views of Bramble Bay and a living history of the settlement.
Host: Sandgate Museum
Website: http://www.sandgatemuseum.com.au/

Friendly Hot Shots Tennis
Fancutt’s Junior Tennis Centre, 39 Laura Street, Lutwyche

When: 10am to 1pm
Where: Fancutt’s Junior Tennis Centre, 39 Laura Street, Lutwyche
Details: Friendly Hot Shots Tennis was held to give valuable match play to our pupils. Prizes and vouchers were awarded to every player and parents enjoyed a pleasant day of tennis held in the beautiful garden setting.
Host: Fancutt’s Junior Tennis Centre
Website: http://www.tennis.com.au/fancutts

Queensland Day Morning Tea
Mount Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

When: 10am
Where: Mount Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
Details: A morning tea hosted in honour of Queensland Day and Queensland Week.
Host: Ian Walker MP, Councillor for Wishart Ward Krista Adams and the Southside Sports Club
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IanWalkerMP

Welcome to Ipswich Ceremony
Evan Marginson Park, Woogaroo Street, Goodna

When: 11am to 2pm
Where: Evan Marginson Park, Woogaroo Street, Goodna
Details: Everyone was invited to join the Mayor in welcoming new arrivals to the City of Ipswich. Free multicultural entertainment, information stalls, BBQ lunch and children’s activities were all a part of the Welcome to Ipswich Ceremony.
Host: Ipswich City Council
Website: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au

Sunday 8 June

The Great Queensland Week Adventure Trail
Brisbane CBD and South Bank

When: 9am to 2pm
Where: Brisbane CBD and South Bank
Details: Teams were challenged to solve clues, complete challenges and find checkpoints scattered around the inner city of Brisbane.
Host: Queensland Government
Website: http://www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/events/queensland-week/adventure-trail/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queenslandweek

Open Day at Government House
Government House, 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington

When: 10am to 3pm
Where: Government House, 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington
Details: Community fair of Queensland volunteer and community organisations, with displays, live musical entertainment, activities and tours through the heritage listed Government House, with volunteer guides on hand to answer questions.
Host: The Governor of Queensland
Website: http://www.govhouse.qld.gov.au/government_house/visitorsprograms.aspx

Sandgate Museum guided walk
Sandgate Museum

When: 9.30am to 11.30am
Where: Sandgate Museum
Details: Explore the historic buildings of Sandgate and early bayside history. This easy, flat walk showcased the architecture of local buildings and acknowledge Sandgate's early history.
Host: Sandgate Museum
Website: http://www.sandgatemuseum.com.au/

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20 June, 2014

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