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We have your weekend plans sorted with our jam-packed weekly calendar of events. There’s something there for the whole family – from the region’s premier events, to all things cool, quirky and entertaining. Get your plans sorted now!

Emerald Parkrun | Every Saturday | Emerald Botanic Gardens
Spend some quality time in nature, get active, and make new friends. This is the perfect community event for those looking for a truly local experience; run, walk, or jog your way through the 5km course. Meet with likeminded people and get your heart pumping. Starts 7:00am.

Outback Exploratorium Science Museum | Tues – Fri 10:00am – 5:00pm & Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm
This is your one-stop location for all things science, technology, and most, importantly, discovery! If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, then look no further. Explore a range of interactive exhibits, activities, displays, and more. Child $5. Family $10.

Blackwater International Coal Centre | Open Mon – Fri, 6:00am – 3:00pm
There's more to coal than meets the eye, and there’s no better place to learn more than at Blackwater. With a variety of displays, interactive activities, and models, this is a great place to start your journey through the Central Queensland Highlands.

Emerald Art Gallery | Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm
With a variety of exhibitions displayed throughout the year, there is plenty of artistic inspiration in the Central Queensland Highlands. From paintings to sculptures, photography and more. Add this gallery to your list when you’re in the region!

Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery Springsure | Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm & Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm
Built in 1988, this art gallery houses a variety of local and touring exhibitions that are guaranteed to inspire people of all ages. When you’re in the Central Queensland Highlands, make sure to add this art gallery to your list of must-see attractions.

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Live Music

Are you ready to pump up the jam with awesome live music and cheers to the weekend? We’ve gathered some of the best local venues, delivering a packed calendar of live music in the Central Queensland Highlands for you to check out this week.

FRIDAY 24 MAY

Maraboon Tavern | Zac Cross | from 8:00pm

SATURDAY 25 MAY

Maraboon Tavern | Zac Cross | from 8:00pm

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Markets

If there was ever a time to shop local, it’s now, and our region has plenty of markets that feature local creators, producers, makers and bakers. These stall holders have everything to fill your home, fridge, pantry and belly with the freshest local produce you can buy.

SUNDAY

Sapphire Markets, Roy Day Park, Sapphire Central. 7:30am – 12:00pm

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