The Capricorn Coast is abundant with creative types and there are no shortage of opportunities to go with the creative flow and experience what we have to offer here in the Yeppoon and Emu Park cultural scene. Sticking with our blog sites theme of free or minimal cost we’ve loaded up all the art and culture activities you can enjoy, explore and take in for nix or maybe a coin or a fiver.
Community Art Galleries Cram-full With Talent
All open most days our local galleries are filled with original art works of all mediums from artists along our coast. With so much talent to view you could easily get to touring our galleries and wonder where the day went. Each gallery often holds exhibitions or workshops and it’s worth checking their Facebook pages to see if an event is happening. Visit our Galleries page for more information or click names below to take you to their Facebook pages. Pages are regularly updated more than their websites. View with pleasure.
Wander Around And View Street Art
Larger than life artworks are popping up all over Yeppoon and Emu Park. Located throughout public facilities, buildings, parks, and libraries, the magnificent installations of sea life & cultural reflection, mixed with larger than life murals of local celebrities, joyful faces and quirky fun pieces of public art provide the great opportunity to go on a walking tour and spend a fun afternoon or evening exploring Capricorn Coast neighbourhoods. See our page for the list of art projects in Yeppoon & Emu Park.
Museums Worth The Look
Capricorn Coast’s two museums are worth the time. If you have an interest in military history, train paraphernalia, maritime and a great many other objects you won’t be disappointed. The Emu Park Historical Museum has a large eclectic array of items. Classic museum style, including excellent taxidermies animals, displayed over several buildings. Yeppoon’s Return Serviceman’s League has amassed a large amount of interesting military paraphernalia and houses a collection of over 5000 artefacts including local stories, war diaries and logs that have, not just local significance but also international significance.
Markets All Over Town
Our Local Markets offer quality food & farmers’ and artisans’ markets focusing on local and beautiful products. Capricorn Coast Markets are held every Saturday & Sunday and have a variety of stalls with a good range of conventional & organically farmed veggies and exotic fruits, locally made cakes and biscuits, chutneys and preserves, jewellery, bric-a-brac, ladies and children’s fashions, collectable coins and notes, plants, timber craft and a recent addition to the markets is organic pork, beef and dairy products. Along with the products and goods you’ll be able to find anything from a massage to a TV repairman offering services. You can read all about our markets and when they’re on…
Community Gardens Bringing People Together
Our emerging community gardens is a work in progress by a dedicated group of passionate people who love the environment. If you’re into community garden spaces you’d be more than welcome to join in any garden day events. Direct from their Facebook group “Jacks Paddock was kindly donated to the children of Yeppoon as a play space for their enjoyment and to gather them together. After surveying and consulting the local community the wish to establish a Community Garden along with the play space has been demonstrated along with a desire to bring the community together with regular activities and events. Everyone is welcome to be involved in any way you can. Thank-you so much to Jack!”
ANZAC Memorial Walk Combine Art and Culture
The memorial pays tribute to the ANZAC’s in a way that offers visitors the chance to learn more about an important piece of history and remember those who have given their lives for us. Designed by a local artist you can find out a lot more about this beautiful walk if you visit our ANZAC Memorial Walk page and you can view 360 images of the area.
2 FREE Public Pools!!! NO WAY!
Not quite art (although they are beautifully designed) but definitely culture! Nothing more Australian than hanging out in you togs and flip flops at our infinity pool. It is one hell of a place to spend time cooling off. The Yeppoon Lagoon sports large grassy areas, BBQ’s and is especially relaxing for those parents who are safe with the knowledge that the pool is under the watchful eye of many lifeguards. Or the Keppel Kraken, a zero depth water area for the littlest.
Art and Culture Come Together at our Beach Festivals
Yeppoon and Emu Park host several large beach front events each year where our art and culture come together along with the thousands who turn out for the entertainment, markets and to soak up the scene. If you’re visiting during these times make sure you book your accommodation early. Read this blog “Free Festivals and Events” for more on these festivals. Each one is unique and wonderful and this blog is becoming so long…go enjoy our beautiful town!
Great Australia Day Beach Party
When: January 26, Every Year. Where: Yeppoon Foreshore Main stage – Facebook Page
Festival of the Winds
When: Approx. Easter Holidays March/April, when the wind is blowing. Where: Bell Park, Emu Park. – Facebook Page
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The Village Festival
When: August. Where: Multi venue program but foreshore main stage is where the main act is Saturday night. – Website
Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest
When: September/October Where: Saturday the fun happens on the beach front and the street parade (yes these still happen!) on Sunday is down the main drag, James Street – Facebook Page
Emu Park Fishing Classic
Carols By Candlelight
When: December Where: Yeppoon beach front on the main stage – Facebook Page