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Gympie Gold Rush Festival

The Gympie Gold Rush Festival is a huge celebration by the locals in Gympie to recognise the discovery of gold in the Gympie region in 1867.

With a huge range of events planned for 2017, the festival program features arts, culture, history as well as live performances.

Gympie Gold Rush Festival 2016 Dates – Sunshine Coast, Qld

The discovery of gold and the establishment of the Gympie township has been celebrated annually for 150 years and today, is considered Gympie’s premier annual events.

During this huge celebration, you will be treated to a magnificent parade with floats, classic car & bikes show and a gold rush family fun day which includes live entertainment, food stalls, market stalls, face painting, jumping castles and rides.

There will be a car show from 11am-3pm, a parade down Mary Street between 4-4.30pm and from 4.30pm there will be a Gold Rush Family Party which will commence in Nelson Reserve and will feature live entertainment from Mental As Anything. A laser light show will finish off the evening at around 8.30pm.

This is a massive event that brings the whole community together to share historical and cultural interests as well as celebrating Gympie with the best of local live entertainment and food.

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14 October 2017

Event Times

From 11am


Nelson Reserve


Bruce Highway
Gympie, QLD

Contact Details

(07) 5481 2775



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