Lords, ladies, knights and peasants – the Abbey Medieval Festival is on again in 2022!
Think one thousand years of history crammed into one big, colourful weekend – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July.
The anachronistic fun takes place at the festival village of Abbeystowe near Caboolture, north of Brisbane.
Come for the Grand Parade led by the Lord and Lady of Abbeystowe – and stay on for jousting, sheep carrying, Turkish oil wrestling, falconry, sword battles, ancient craft demonstrations and merchants selling medieval food and ale.
Pretty much everyone attends in period costume so the ‘ye olde’ outfits are reason enough to check out this perennially popular event.
Hurtling back to the 21st century, the CQUniversity Village is set to turn Yeppoon’s tropical foreshore and streets into a cavalcade of live performance, theatre, food, artisan markets and kids’ activities.
From the 5th to the 14th August, Central Queensland’s premier celebration of music, arts and culture unfolds on the Capricorn coast.
Enjoy a feast of free entertainment on multiple stages – or dive deep into art and songwriting workshops.
The warm winter waters and jewel islands of the Whitsundays are the stunning stage for the annual Airlie Beach Race Week, happening from the 11th to the 18th August.
Now in its 34th year, the event is hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club – and attracts a fleet of more than 100 interstate and international competitors.
The festival unfurls plenty of on-shore fun too – with daily live entertainment, waterfront food stalls and a lazy long lunch overlooking Pioneer Bay.
Jump online and check out the It’s Live in Queensland events line up.
You’ll find a year’s worth of festivals, hosted in some of Queensland’s best holiday destinations.