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A Practically Perfect Mary Poppins Festival!

June 28, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Get swept up in the magic of Mary Poppins on Saturday July 2 when Queensland’s most supercalafragalistic festival comes alive in the streets of Maryborough!


The iconic Portside precinct will be transformed to the whimsical place of Cherry Tree Lane to celebrate the achievements of Maryborough-born author of Mary Poppins, Pamela L Travers.

Magic will be in the air as heritage streetscapes are transformed into scenes from the novels and the Poppins characters come to life, including Admiral Boom, who fires his time cannon throughout the day. Nanny races, chimney sweep challenges, sidewalk art, street theatre and circus workshops are part of a packed program that includes a grand costume parade and live music.

Interactive craft experiences for the will be at the festival in abundance! Children’s workshops filled with hands-on creative sessions involving puppets, circus troupes, arty umbrellas and vintage styling makeovers are just some of the activities on offer this year.

The call is also out for keen Poppins pundits to dress up and take part in the hilarious Chimney Sweep Challenge for the young and young at heart.

Maryborough’s riverside parks and heritage streetscapes are the perfect setting for this unique and quirky festival. With just a spoonful of imagination they will transform into pages from the novels, creating a fantasy experience for all!

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