Event FAQ

Location / dates / opening Hours

When is the festival on?

The 2023 Festival runs from 4-13 August. The opening hours vary for each venue and further information is available on the Events page and on Facebook.

Where is The CQUniversity Village Festival held?

Our main weekend festivities will be on the iconic Yeppoon Foreshore, however we have a number of other venues that are hosting events during the week including Bell Park, Echelon Apartments Rooftop, Salt Conference Room, Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant, plus more to be announced!

Transport and parking

How do I get there?
The Festival will be held on the Yeppoon Foreshore and locations around the Capricorn Coast, with most venues in the Yeppoon CBD Precinct. See the Events page for a list of the locations and venues for more details. Google Maps and our Venue’s Facebook pages can be handy to help you find your way if you are new to the area.

What is onsite parking like?

Parking is free and accessible in locations around Yeppoon. Patrons can take advantage of free parking in the Yeppoon Town Centre multi-level carpark (Hill Street) and other non-limited time parking areas. Road closures will be in place along Anzac Parade during the main weekend with carparks along the Yeppoon Foreshore closed for the duration of the event.

Activities and artists / program

Where do I get a program?
Our full program is available under the Events tab or on our Facebook page.

What sorts of activities and stalls are there?
The Festival program includes a huge variety of things to see and do:

  • Live music and performing arts featuring over 50 local and national artists
  • Visual Arts
  • Workshops and hand-on activities
  • Street theatre
  • Food and market stalls
  • Rides.

What age groups are catered for?
Festival activities on the Yeppoon Foreshore and the Yeppoon Kraken are designed to be family-friendly and are suitable for any age. As part of the program, there may be special performances by child entertainers for those under 12 years of age. Some Festival venues are licenced and these may have age restrictions.

Food & Drink

What food and drink is available?
A variety of food vans will be available catering to a variety of different tastes and dietary requirements. Festival venues will also be serving from their menus and local businesses operate restaurants, cafes and takeaway counters in the Yeppoon CBD.

Is alcohol allowed at the Festival?
We will have a licenced bar serving alcohol on the Yeppoon Foreshore over the main weekend as well as in the Crafternoon Village Precinct. Alcohol will be available at Festival venues as per normal trading. Patrons CANNOT bring alcohol onto the Yeppoon Foreshore or in public places. No glass is allowed on site.

Can I bring my own food and drink?
You are very welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks to the Yeppoon Foreshore, but unfortunately no alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Facilities

What toilet facilities will be available?
Public toilets are located on the Foreshore, and in all venues hosting events. Refer to onsite signage as there are often temporary toilet facilities.

Are there wheelchair facilities?
Majority of venues hosting activities are wheelchair-accessible, however please check on the venue’s Facebook page or contact them directly if you are unsure. Assistance may be required as the ground is uneven or on the Foreshore main stage area.

How much does it cost?

The 2023 CQUniversity Village Festival offers FREE entertainment on the Yeppoon Foreshore thanks to our naming rights sponsor, local sponsors, and festival partners. We have a small number of events that are ticketed and are hosted at participating venues.

Volunteering

What do volunteers do?
Our volunteers help out with all sorts of things. We try and match people’s strengths and interests to the jobs required. Volunteers help with organising, setting up, traffic control, running the event and the pack-up when the event is over.

How do I become a volunteer?
Apply here