7 Hot events to warm your winter

Warm up your weekends with a swag of fun events that’ll get your heart pumping or your feet tapping.  From Twilight Tastings to Triathlons, and pinot to precious stones, the Capricorn region has such a diverse range of events you’ll find yourself sipping, savouring, singing and sporting your way through this beautiful part of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Adani Rockhampton River Festival

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July

The mighty Fitzroy River is the lifeblood of the region and the three-day Rockhampton River Festival celebrates the riverbank’s stunning natural and built heritage by embracing arts, culture, food, and entertainment.

Yeppoon Triathlon Festival

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 July

The diverse event line up is great news for sports fans too. The region hosts the Yeppoon Triathlon Festival which is held in sunny Yeppoon with fast and friendly racing along with entertainment in a vibrant atmosphere for supporters and locals.

Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race

Friday 2 August

The Capricorn Coast is the official finish point of the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race. The yachts cruise along the shorelines of Queensland before crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, finishing with celebrations at Keppel Bay Marina.

CQUniversity Village Festival

Friday 2 – Sunday 11 August

The region’s premier music, arts and cultural celebration is the CQUniversity The Village Festival in Yeppoon. The event provides a vibrant mix of music, performing and visual arts, children’s festival, street theatre, workshops and food and market stalls.

Challenge Rockhampton

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

A weekend of events for runners, walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Challenge the Mountain with a run (or walk) up iconic Mount Archer, Run the Bulls or take the Road to Rocky – there’s an event for everyone.

Capricorn Food and Wine Festival

Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 September

The Capricorn Food and Wine Festival hosts bespoke culinary events including Twilight Tasting, Ladies of the Vine Afternoon Soiree, The Long Lunch, and demonstrations by renowned chefs, masterclasses and more.

Experience the diversity within the region with vibrant music festivals, country horse events, yachts, gems and rodeos.  From camp draft to camembert, and from merlot and music you’re invited to share in the celebrations. 

Which events are on your calendar this winter? For more details about all the events in the region, click here.

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