Regional events drive Covid-19 recovery

Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

Regional events drive Covid-19 recovery

More than 20 events across nine Queensland regions will receive a combined $374,500 in funding in the latest round of the Queensland Destination Events Program for the Palaszczuk Government’s Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said events encouraged Queenslanders to visit and explore destinations.

“We know events are a big reason why people travel to Queensland’s regions to experience destinations in a unique and authentic way,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“By supporting 22 events with the Queensland Destination Events Program we’re more visitors into overnight hotel stays, eating out at restaurants and enjoying our first-class Queensland holiday experiences.

“More visitors help our tourism industry’s recovery.”

The Queensland Destination Events Program has supported 432 event and delivered more than $13.2 in funding since 2015.

“These events are uniquely Queensland and include sporting events, films and arts and crafts,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“There’s something for all tastes and they’re part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar which is expected to deliver more than $380 million to support local jobs for the Palaszczuk Government’s Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan.”

Event Name

Destination

Start Date

End Date

Wynnum Fringe

Brisbane

28-Sep-21

16-Oct-21

Fitzroy River Barra Bash

Capricorn

27-Oct-21

31-Oct-21

Yeppoon Running Festival

Capricorn

11-Sep-21

12-Sep-21

Hervey Bay 100

Fraser Coast

19-Nov-21

21-Nov-21

Premier Invitational

Gold Coast

24-Sep-21

03-Oct-21

Crafted Festival

Gold Coast

11-Sep-21

11-Sep-21

Beach Rugby Australia

Gold Coast

11-Sep-21

12-Sep-21

Queensland State Cup

Gold Coast

26-Nov-21

28-Nov-21

Gold Coast World Masters

Gold Coast

24-Oct-21

30-Oct-21

Rumble on the Reef

Mackay

20-Sep-21

03-Oct-21

Rotary Ride The Range

Southern Queensland Country

10-Oct-21

10-Oct-21

Granite Belt Art & Craft Trail

Southern Queensland Country

29-Oct-21

31-Oct-21

Warwick Rodeo and Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft

Southern Queensland Country

25-Oct-21

31-Oct-21

Floating Land Biennale

Sunshine Coast

09-Oct-21

24-Oct-21

Yonder

Sunshine Coast

25-Nov-21

27-Nov-21

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Sunshine Coast

17-Sep-21

19-Sep-21

Gold Rush Festival

Sunshine Coast

15-Oct-21

16-Oct-21

Hamilton Island Triathlon & Ocean Swim Weekend

The Whitsundays

12-Nov-21

14-Nov-21

Don River Dash

The Whitsundays

10-Sep-21

12-Sep-21

Port Shorts Film Festival

Tropical North Queensland

15-Oct-21

16-Feb-21

Mapoon Cullen Point Barra Bash

Tropical North Queensland

02-Oct-21

03-Oct-21

Outback by the Sea

Tropical North Queensland

25-Sep-21

04-Oct-21

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