Mary Poppins Festival
There is only one way to describe the Mary Poppins festival – Supercalifragilistic-ally fun!
WHEN & WHERE: Sunday 3 July, 2022 at the Portside Precinct, Maryborough
ADMISSION: This is a free event perfect for the family.
This year’s festival presents a four day program, from music concerts to pop up performances. The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival 'Day in the Park' where Maryborough's heritage streetscapes are transformed into scenes from the Poppins novels.
Nannies race each other pushing prams in the great Nanny Challenge, chimney sweeps compete in the Chimney Sweep Dash while Mary Poppins characters come to life from the pages of books and mingle with the crowd.
The festival honours the author of the Mary Poppins books, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who was born Helen Lyndon Goff in an upstairs bedroom of the former Australian Joint Stock Bank building in Maryborough on 9 August 1899. The bank is now an interactive museum called the Story Bank of Maryborough, which will feature prominently in the festival.
Don't forget to come dressed as your favourite character from history or literature to be in the running to win the dress up competition!