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Mary Poppins Festival | Maryborough
26 August - 29 August
This year’s Mary Poppin’s Festival held in Maryborough presents a four day program of storytelling for all ages across all art forms from August 26-29 2021.
This is a a free event perfect for the family with everything from music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga to pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement.
The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival Day in the Park on Sunday 29 August where Maryborough’s glorious 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.
The festival honours the author of the Mary Poppins books, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who was born Helen Lyndon Goff in an upstairs bedroom of the former Australian Joint Stock Bank building in Maryborough on 9 August 1899. The bank is now an interactive museum called the Story Bank of Maryborough, which will feature prominently in the festival.
- When & Where: August 26-29 2021 at the Portside Precint, Maryborough
- Street parking is available throughout the surrounding CBD.
- See the festival program here.
- Maryborough is just over a 3 hour drive from Brisbane