The author of Mary Poppins, Pamela Travers, was born in Maryborough and the city celebrates it's unique link to the iconic nanny with the world’s only Mary Poppins festival – a week long explosion of colour, art, culture and “practically perfect” fun for everyone.
The signature event is the MARY POPPINS FESTIVAL IN THE PARK on Sunday 1 July where Maryborough’s glorious riverside parks and 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 entertainment includes professional street theatre performers, sidewalk artists, jugglers, magicians, Penny Farthing novelty races, horse and carriage rides, grand costume parade, kite making, vintage cars, carnival rides and old fashioned games and workshops.
Other supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Festival events include:
28 June Mary Poppins Market Day
Mary Poppins characters, free puppet shows, children’s rides and music add extra flavour to Maryborough’s famous weekly inner city market.
29 June Mary Poppins Sing-a-long Movie Night
Dress up and sing a long with the popular 1964 Disney classic of Mary Poppins. Food and entertainment from 5pm in the Mary River Parklands. Movie screens at 6pm.
Mary Poppins Festival in the Park
Sunday, 1 July 2012
Richmond and Wharf Streets
Maryborough Qld 4650
Date / Time: Sunday, 1 July 2012
10am to 4pm
Contact: Fraser Coast Regional Council
1300 79 49 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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