Gladstone's heritage experiences include a visit to the Boyne Valley Historical Society Cottage for a fascinating look at the gold and copper mining days of the 1870's, and the Gladstone Maritime Museum which includes some fine models of early sailing vessels.
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum promotes current local artists and is also a focal point for the region's history and cultural heritage. In contrast, various industry tours take in some the country's most impressive facilities including one of the largest alumina refineries in the world.
Regular weekend markets abound in the city and surrounds. The monthly Calliope Historical Village Markets are one of the largest in Queensland, the Cedar Galleries Farmers Markets at Benaraby are great for fresh produce, and the popular Miriam Vale Markets are held every third Saturday of the month.
6 Sep 2014 Free Entry
Beach Arts Music is a free community event held on the first Saturday of every month from 2.00pm to 7.
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20 Sep 2014 Free Entry
Held on the third Saturday of each month, Biloela Markets in the Park offer a wide variety of stalls for everyone to enjoy.
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The Boyne Valley Historical Society Cottage was opened in 1988 and was formed by a group of enthusiastic volunteers with a desire to preserve the vast history of the Boyne Valley, which dates back to the 1870s, when gold and copper mining put the Valley on the map, followed by the settlers who pioneered industries such as cattle grazing, farm produce, dairying and a thriving timber and saw-milling industry, which still exists today.
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30 Aug 2014 Free Entry
Come to the Calliope Arts and Craft Market showcasing the home-based businesses and services offered by local people.
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31 Aug 2014
The Calliope Historical Village Markets are one of the largest in Queensland and are run on a monthly basis along the banks for the Calliope River with its shady trees and birdlife.
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The Calliope River Historical Village is a true heritage experience which has captured and preserved some of the original buildings from around the Gladstone Region.
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14 Sep 2014 Free Entry
Held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, the Cedar Galleries Markets is a quirky, colourful and picturesque setting for families to enjoy breakfast, shoppers to enjoy unique market stalls and kids to enjoy a jumping castle and handfeed their friendly Alpacas.
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The nine day Central Queensland Outback Drive follows the Tropic of Capricorn west from Rockhampton, the Beef Capital of Australia.
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Visit the Discovery Coast Historical Society Museum at Agnes Water where you can spend time learning the history of the area.
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7 Sep 2014 Free Entry
The Discovery Coast Markets are held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the SES Grounds located between Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.
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