Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Giving CBD a Big Boost; M'boro Street Party Is Set to Move to Portside Area

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Giving CBD a Big Boost; M'boro Street Party Is Set to Move to Portside Area

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Byline: Carlie Walker carlie.walker@frasercoastchronicle.com.au

MARYBOROUGH'S CBD street parties have been growing in popularity with each new event - but the one coming up will break the mould.

The event, known as Eatster Street, will be a celebration of the city's young people, the Easter holiday and a chance to sample a range of delicious foods from around the region.

Instead of the usual location of Adelaide St and Kent St, this time the party, which will go ahead on April 6, will be held in Maryborough's Wharf St, bringing the event to the city's Portside district.

As well as celebrating Easter, that week will also mark Youth Week and the event is one to be enjoyed by kids across the region.

It will kick off at 2pm and will start out as a youth-focused event - there will be a water slide, a jumping castle and a foot and pedal parade, with youngsters urged to decorate their bikes and scooters and join in the fun.

Organiser Kylie Nitz said she is hoping to have fireworks over the river about 7pm, which will mark the end of the children-orientated event and the beginning of the more adult side of the night.

Organisers are hoping to fit as many food stalls as possible into Maryborough's Wharf St in order to bring about the Heritage City's own version of Brisbane's Eat Street - delicious meals and a variety of different cuisines.

Ms Nitz said the motto was eat, party and be merry.

She said the organisers had been in contact with every food stall that had supported events in the past in order to bring the vision to life.

"There will be a big variety with lots of choice," she said.

"We want everyone to stroll through and try different things."

There will be live music at the event, with Forbidden Road set to perform.

The Criterion Hotel will also open early to serve beverages and host its own live music, while the Bond Store is hoping to host Tales and Tipples that night. …

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