Get ready to get your groove on!


Mayor George Seymour with SES Paddy

The Fraser Coast’s favourite twilight event Food n Groove Fridays returns in October, with a special ‘Get Ready’ event launching in Hervey Bay at Seafront Oval on Friday 6 October.

‘Get Ready’ is a government initiative designed to help Queenslanders prepare for the summer and extreme weather events. Along with meeting emergency crews and getting natural disaster ready tips, you’ll also get a sneak peek at emergency vehicles and equipment, all while enjoying the lively atmosphere, great entertainment, market stalls and delicious food options.

‘Get Ready’ Hervey Bay kicks off from 4pm at Seafront Oval on Friday 6 October.

Maryborough will also host its own ‘Get Ready’ event the following week on Friday 13 October at The Brolga Theatre Riverstage from 4pm. Get Ready will feature local emergency and support services including the Queensland Police, Queensland Ambulance and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, SES, Ergon Energy, Red Cross and more.

As well as the 2 special ‘Get Ready’ events this year, Fraser Coast Tourism & Events will be running its iconic Food n Groove Fridays in Hervey Bay from Seafront Oval on the first Friday of each month from November through to February.

Food n Groove Fridays offers both visitors and locals the chance to let their hair down, eat, drink, and relax under the stars, with a large range of tasty food options, unique market stalls and live entertainment. Kicking off from 4pm, Food n Groove Fridays is the perfect end to the working week, with something special for everyone to enjoy.

Save the dates!

Get Ready Events:

  • Friday, 6 October 2023, Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay, 4pm – 9pm
  • Friday, 13 October 2023, The Brolga Theatre Riverstage, Maryborough, 4pm – 9pm

Food n Groove Fridays:

  • Friday, 3 November 2023, Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay, 4pm – 9pm
  • Friday, 1 December 2023, Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay,  4pm – 9pm
  • Friday, 5 January 2023, Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay, 4pm – 9pm
  • Friday, 2 February 2023, Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay, 4pm – 9pm

“We are thrilled to once again partnering with Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Disaster Management team on the Food n Groove Fridays ‘Get Ready’. These events provide a fun yet informative way to assist the community prepare for summer and keep safe during Queensland’s extreme weather period.” said FCTE Event Manager Chelsea Larner-Simpson.

Please note: All Food n Groove events are not dog/pet friendly. Alcohol can ONLY be purchased from the bar. Strictly no BYO. ATMs are not available within the events. Please remember to bring cash as well as EFTPOS for full accessibility. (Most vendors will have EFTPOS available). For more information on the events visit @fngfridays on Facebook.

We kindly ask that all expressions of interest from future stallholders are emailed to: