STEAMfesta - 25 and 26 June


Locations in Hervey Bay and Maryborough are set to come alive with steampunk clad enthusiasts returning for this year's STEAMfesta Festivals.


STEAMfesta starts in Hervey Bay on Saturday, June 25 at the award-winning Historical Villiage in Zephyr Street with free entry for the first 500 registrations, followed by a second day in stunning Maryborough at the Brolga Theatre, Queens Park and Portside Pecinct, Maryborough on Sunday 26th.  

HERVEY BAY: Saturday 26 June 2021
TIME: 11am - 4pm
WHERE: Hervey Bay Historical Village, Zephry Street, Scarness

MARYBOROUGH: Sunday 26 June
TIME: 11am - 4pm
WHERE: Brolga TheatreQueens Park and Portside Pecinct, Maryborough


A curious Fraser Coast had its first taste of steampunk in 2019 with hundreds plunging into the Jules Verne spirit of envisaging the future as the Victorians imagined it. Steampunk is about history, fantasy, time-travel, imagination, creativity, ingenuity, engineering, machines, inventiveness, and most of all, dressing the part and having fun.

STEAMfesta is a photographic event where you can expect to be photographed.

Maryborough has established itself as a steampunk capital in Australia, linking into its celebrated industrial heritage, Victoriana streetscapes and inherent fondness for costumes.
Creative Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) will be woven through the afternoon’s activities.

Participants can expect to be taken back in time with:

  • Steamers Picnic Areas
  • Battling 'STEAM-bots'
  • the Mary Ann Steam Train ride (Maryborough event)
  • MELSA model engineers
  • Street Performers
  • STEAM-bot design
  • New-Tech Displays
  • Rotunda Musicians and Pipe Band (Maryborough event)
  • Imaginative costumes and gadgets
  • Local cafes in historic Wharf Street and the Mary River Marina (Maryborough) will be open and you can browse the market in Steamers Row.