Horseman spectacular - Guy McLean
Horseman spectacular - Guy McLean

What’s On: Wide Bay


SEAFRONT Oval on the Fraser Coast will be the main arena for the Guy McLean Spectacular, a family-friendly event.

It will be on Saturday, January 18, from 4-8.30pm. Internationally renowned Australian horseman and entertainer Guy McLean is a rare combination of young horse educator and finished horse master.

Guy is a proud Queenslander who has taken Australia to the world through his horsemanship, bush poetry and double-handed stock-whip mastery to show what his country is about, all with his four Australian-bred horses by his side.

Bring your own chair and enjoy the spectacular, which is known for being inspiring, educational and above all entertaining for both young and old and for both the horse enthusiast and the uninitiated alike.

An experience not to be missed. Bring your picnic rug or chair to the event. Live entertainment will be on offer before the main show with Guy McLean. Email or phone (07) 4196 9600 for more information and ticket prices.



at childers

ON SUNDAY, January 26, from 7-11am. Free entry to pool, gold-coin donation for sausage sizzle barbecue. The venue for the festivities is the ISIS War Memorial Swimming Pool, 77 Churchill St, Childers. Join us in celebrating Australia Day with the Childers Australia Day Citizen Awards, which will be presented at 10.30am.

Nominations can be left at Isis Hardware, Childers Hardware and the local Neighbourhood Centre. For more information, phone Donna on (07) 4126 1700.



QMUNITY Gays have a social gathering on the last Sunday of the month for our LGBT+ Qmunity and Friends to catch up and be part of our special day to enjoy a picnic in the park with friends, new and old, for fun activities and friendly conversation.

The picnic is on every fourth Sunday of the month, even if it is raining, hailing or putting on rainbows!

The barbecue involves a sausage sizzle for $2. BYO chair and BBQ/picnic food and drinks, alcoholic beverages and nibbles to share. Queens Park, 1 Walker Street, Maryborough.

Look for the Rainbow flags - riverside. The Walker Street carpark is located between Maryborough Sailing Club and Rowing Club, bottom of Walker Street.

To get in touch, email



EVERY third Wednesday of the month from 9am at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Dr, Urangan. Hosting local arts and craft stall holders. Entry is free and visitors are welcome.

Come on down, grab a coffee, brekkie/lunch and have a browse. Email: or phone (07) 4128 9643 for more.



NOW showing every Saturday night at 7 during their operational season, which started in September and runs until the first Saturday in May. Why not make an evening of it and have dinner (fish and chips and Italian restaurant on site) while you're there.

Bring your own camper chairs for the main deck with large fig tree.

No alcohol or glass is allowed in the WetSide (facility) and the show is visual only. No one can enter the water during the show.

This free family event is at the corner of Main Street and The Esplanade, Pialba. Phone 0406 451 472 or go to for more information.