Mary Poppins Day in the Park

Create your own story at this year’s Mary Poppins – Day in the Park festival.

The annual event is to be held at Maryborough’s Queens Park & Portside Heritage Precinct on Sunday, 3rd July 2022 from 9am – 3pm. A day of delightful whimsy awaiting one and all!

The festival celebrates the power of storytelling and sets the scene for visitors to be transformed into their own world of play and imagination. The streets come alive with characters including the beloved Mary Poppins and Admiral Boom firing his cannon, plus many others. Rounding out the day’s program is a hive of performances, interactive activities, competitions, sidewalk art and street theatre.

Come along dressed as your favourite literary character and take part in one of the many entertaining activities on the day. Expect to see the return of the highly anticipated Chimney Sweep Challenge, The Great Nanny Race, Costume Competition and Grand Parade. Along with new competition the ‘Poppins Pop-Up Picnic’ where you can put together the most creative and colourful picnic display and compete to be crowned the inaugural winner of the best Poppins Pop-Up Picnic display down in Queens Park.

In 1999, Proud Mary’s Society was formed to recognise Maryborough as the birthplace of author, P L Travers, and celebrate her 100th birthday on the 9th of August with a Birthday Afternoon Tea on the Maryborough City Hall Green.

This celebration grew and quickly turned into the Mary Poppins Market Day with brass bands leading a colourful parade round the streets of Maryborough CBD. The popularity of the Mary Poppins Market Day grew and the Mary Poppins Festival that we have all come to know and love was formed! 14 years later and the festival is bigger than ever with new and much-loved activities returning each year.

Come be part of the story at this year’s Mary Poppins – Day in the Park festival.