The Gympie Gold Rush Festival is an annual celebration of the discovery of gold in Gympie in 1867, and the subsequent establishment of Gympie City. The Gold Rush Festival began in 1967, when the town celebrated the centenary of James Nash’s golden strike and the ensuring establishment of the town of Gympie.
There’s a Classic Car and Bike Show 11am-3pm, a Gold Rush Family Fun Day which includes live local entertainment, food stalls, market stalls, face painting, jumping castles, fun rides 11am-3.30pm and the Street Parade through Mary Street 4pm-4.30pm.
At 4.30pm the Gold Rush Family Party continues in Nelson Reserve. This year the Goldrush Festival features live performances from our very own X-Factor star Caitlyn Shadbolt, funky and fresh Brisbane-based four-piece band, Slip-on Stereo, and upcoming country music performer Alice Benfer, finishing with a Laser Light Show at 7pm. www.goldrush.org.au