23 - 30 June
The author of Mary Poppins, Pamela Travers, was born in Maryborough and the city celebrates it's unique link to the iconic nanny with the world's only Mary Poppins festival - a week long explosion of colour, art, culture and ""practically perfect"" fun for everyone.
The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival in the Park where Maryborough's glorious riverside parks and heritage streetscapes are transformed into scenes from the Poppins novels. Nannies race each other pushing prams in the great Nanny Challenge; chimney sweeps compete in the Chimney Sweep Dash while Mary Poppins characters come to life from the pages of books and mingle with the crowd.... more
The entertainment includes professional street theatre performers, sidewalk artists, jugglers, magicians, Penny Farthing novelty races, horse and carriage rides, grand costume parade, kite making, vintage cars, carnival rides and old fashioned games and workshops.... less
Many family friendly activities throughout the day.
Access for guests with a disability is available.
The Festival in the Park rounds off a week of "practically perfect" activities honouring Maryborough's connection with the author of Mary Poppins novels, P L Travers who was born in Maryborough in 1899. On Thursday 27 June, Maryborough's famous weekly inner city market becomes a magical Mary Poppins Market with costumed characters and children's rides and activities.
23 - 30 June
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