2022 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program

The Queensland Day Sponsorship Program encourages Queenslanders to celebrate Queensland Day in a way that reflects the unique culture, heritage and aspirations of their own community.

Each year, right across the state, Queenslanders mark this annual celebration of our people, places and achievements with festivals, markets, art initiatives, parades, family fun days or an event unique to their community.

Successful applicants for 2022

A total of 13 events held across 15 locations are being funded as part of the 2022 Queensland Day Sponsorship program.

The Queensland Day Fun and Fitness Expo will be held at Anzac Park, Ayr to celebrate Queensland Day in the Burdekin Shire. The 1.6 hectare park will come alive with a myriad of sporting and recreational pursuits available in Burdekin Shire, providing residents and visitors the opportunity to learn about and try new activities. The event will include a range of free entertainment, activities, rides, demonstrations, displays and competitions as well as market and food stalls provided by local community groups, clubs and businesses.

  • When: 10.00am–2.00pm, Sunday 12 June 2022
  • Where: Anzac Park, 122–136 MacMillan Street, Ayr

The Queensland Day at the Creek Family Fun Day will showcase local produce and feature old fashioned family fun with events such as thong throwing, three legged races, parent and child races and a camp oven cook off. Music will be provided by local talent.

  • When: 1.00–8.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
  • Where: Captain Creek Community Sport and Recreation Club, 111 Murphy Road, Captain Creek

Queensland Day - Celebrating the Faces and Places of Charters Towers will be a free event and include an exhibition of people and places from the past and present. There will be a projection onto heritage buildings, entertainment from local artists and market and food stalls.

  • When: 3.00–8.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
  • Where: 78—112 Mosman Street, Charters Towers

The Queensland Family Fun Day aims to bring the community together for a day of outdoor recreation, getting together for a great time and fun with the kids. The event will have a free barbeque and family friendly activities such as races, face painting and amusement rides. Children will also be able to enjoy the newly built pump track and ninja playground (due for completion before the event).

  • When: 10.00am–3.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
  • Where: Jack May Park, Mary Street, Malanda

The Queensland Day 2022 Outback Family Fun Day provides an opportunity to socialise, connect and enjoy a fun-filled event for the entire community. The event will have amusement rides, market stalls, raffles and live entertainment, and council will provide a free barbeque dinner.

  • When: 4.00–11.00pm, Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Where: Julia Creek Combined Sporting Association Building, 22 Julia St, Julia Creek

The Queensland Day event will promote a relaxed family fun day, encompassing the very meaning of being a Queenslander. The event will include live music , along with performances from local cultural groups and a local band. Displays and a sharing of cultural knowledge of traditional dance, cultural dress and food will be encouraged from the local community.

  • When: 10.00am–2.00pm, Sunday 12 June 2022
  • Where: Mount Isa Civic Centre, 23 West Street, Miles End

Multicultural Australia's Queensland Day LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2022 is part of a week of celebrations, coinciding with Queensland’s Birthday and featuring a grand display of welcome to all new Queenslanders. The Queensland Day LUMINOUS Lantern Parade is a symbolic cultural event that uses a spectacular parade with a display of more than 400 iridescent lanterns to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Brisbane and Queensland. The Queensland Day LUMINOUS Lantern Parade also features world music and a myriad of impromptu community performances within the parade.

  • When: 5.00–8.30pm, Friday 10 June 2022
  • Where: South Bank Parklands, Clem Jones Promenade, Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane

The Queensland Day Festival - Multicultural Village Gold Coast will celebrate the Gold Coast’s culturally diverse community. A village atmosphere will be created at the Broadwater Parklands, where cultural groups will come together as part of the village. Community displays will include arts, music, food tasting, jewelry making, dancing and photo displays of what Queensland means to our different cultures and an insight to Queensland’s heritage. There will be a presentation, video footage of refugees, migrants and Australian born Queenslanders outlining what they love about Queensland.

  • When: 10.00am–2.00pm, Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport

The Queensland Day Paroo Pursuit—Family Edition event is inspired by the popular television show ‘The Amazing Race’. Paroo Shire Council will hold a race involving endurance, memory, local knowledge, general knowledge, and teamwork in and around the town of Cunnamulla. Different pit stops, detours and checkpoints around the township will host a community challenge. Participating teams will learn about local indigenous culture and heritage, including the region’s ANZAC heritage. The event will celebrate Queensland Day by incorporating Queensland’s heritage into the challenges and there will also be a community barbeque.

  • When: 9.30am – 2.00pm, Saturday 11 June 2022
  • Where: Race in and around the town of Cunnamulla followed by barbeque at John Kerr Park, Louise St, Cunnamulla

The ‘We are all Queenslanders’ Queensland Day Community Fun Day 2022 is a celebration of Queensland Day, bringing culturally diverse communities together to showcase what it means to be a Queenslander through sports, culture, heritage and lifestyle. The varied program will feature indigenous performances, Queensland folksongs by community and school choirs and a Queensland flag raising ceremony. Displays will include Queensland themed crafts, embroidery and photography and an engaging community sports competition.

  • When: 1.00–5.00pm, Sunday 12 June 2022
  • Where: 51 Kingston Road, Underwood (currently under construction and due to open in May 2022)

The Ravenshoe Queensland Day Tournament Weekend is a multi-day fun and friendly event featuring local sporting clubs competing for the win. The event will come alive with buskers, musical artists, a Rural Fire Brigade challenge, a talent quest and a range of fun games. The event will feature artists and activities and provide free afternoon tea on the Saturday and a free breakfast and lunch on the Sunday. There is so much to explore in the region as well.

  • When: 8.00am–10.30pm, Saturday 4 June 2022
    7.30am–2.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
    8.00am–12.00pm, Monday 6 June 2022
  • Where: Pony Club, Wooroowa Road, Ravenshoe

The Queensland Day Family Fun Day is an opportunity to celebrate the resilience shown by local farmers and the community and to continue awareness of buying and supporting local. The main event in Beaudesert will feature local musicians, jumping castles, pony rides, native animals, local produce stalls, community organisations and a citizenship ceremony. Two smaller morning teas with games and local produce giveaways will be hosted in Boonah and Tamborine Mountain. The Scenic Rim Regional Council Town Crier will take part in the Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacons event on 2 June and will repeat the performance during this event on 5 June.

  • Beaudesert:
    • When: 10.00am–1.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
    • Where: Jubilee Park, Telemon Street, Beaudesert
  • Tamborine Mountain:
    • When: 10.00–11.00am, Tuesday 7 June 2022
    • Where: Tamborine Mountain Library, Main Street, Tamborine Mountain
  • Boonah:
    • When: 10.00–11.00am, Thursday 9 June 2022
    • Where: Boonah Forecourt, High Street, Boonah

The Walk for Queensland Day is a free, fun event for the whole community of Bundaberg and surrounds. Enjoy a 5km park walk coordinated by Wide Bay Advocacy Inc. and make sure to attend to receive free merchandise, such as a cap and water bottle, to use at the event. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams that attend the event dressed in clothing representing a Queensland theme. The event will also have a stall to learn more about the history of Queensland.

  • When: 7.00–9.00am, Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Where: Queens Park, Hope Street, Bundaberg