Saturday, 19 August | 2:00pm – 8:30pm
Seafront Oval | Free Entry

Bring your beach ball and sarong, we are having a BEACH PARTY! Bring the sun and surf to your floats and make a splash! We want the Esplanade pumping with all the beach party-inspired ideas you can think of so onlookers can soak up the fun.

This beach party will illuminate the Hervey Bay Esplanade with lights, music, costumes and more! For the best view of the parade, pick your spot between Frank Street and Seafront Oval for a 6pm parade.

Live entertainment, carnival rides, market stalls, food stalls and more create the perfect evening for everyone.

If you are interested in entering a float, click the button below.   



Derek F Smith 
Winner of the 2015 Spirit of Bundaberg ‘Battle of the Bands’ Derek F Smith brings a mix of originals and covers to the stage. Derek has been singing his way around Australia, including a featured artist at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival. His energy and emotion is brought to each of his performances and can be heard on his debut EP ‘Enlightened Monkey’. For more on Derek, click here.

Dogwood Crossing 

Since releasing their first album in 2011, Dogwood Crossing have had a jam packed gig schedule. After receiving their first nomination as finalists in the ‘Music Oz’ Independent Music Awards held at the Sydney Opera House in 2012. Since then, they have released a second album and debuted at number 22 in the Triple J Unearthed Top 100! For more on Dogwood Crossing, click here.

Sam Maddison

Winner of Gympie Muster Talent Search of 2015 with her debut EP on the brink of release, Sam sings and writes songs that come from the heart. Her song 'Frangipani Flowers' won best Original Song at the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival in 2016. For more on Sam Maddison click here.

Seanic Sounds

An Australian sibling duo, are singers/songwriters, showcasing beat-boxing, violin, guitar and vocals. Playing an extensive array of musical genres, including covers and original material, from pop to funk to hip-hop, R&B, rock and more. Their passion for music inspires them to deliver a duo sound unique to them only. For more on SeaNic Sounds click here.



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