The Bundaberg Region's passionate State of Origin supporters are being urged to mark their calendars for the upcoming Queensland Maroons Fan Day.
The event is set to bring a carnival-like atmosphere to the region with stilt-walkers, a roving band and of course, the Mighty Maroons, all converging on the Bundaberg Multiplex on Tuesday, 1 June.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the fun would kick off from 9 am and continue until 2 pm with live entertainment, free rides, food vendors and a street parade.
“This will be a fantastic, family-friendly event that will give residents the opportunity to rub shoulders with our great Maroons team,” he said.
“Not only will attendees get to meet their favourite Queensland players, there will also be plenty of entertainment on offer for everyone to enjoy.
“We want to encourage as many residents, schools, groups and businesses as possible to take the time to come along and have a great day out at this massive event!”
Tina Turner impressionist Rebecca O’Conner, bands and stalls will be part of the morning's festivities as fans are given access to chat to and take photographs with the league legends.
Luncheon an opportunity to talk all things Maroons
When the carnival concludes, a corporate luncheon will continue inside the Multiplex until 3pm.
The luncheon will be hosted by rugby league commentator Peter Psaltis, giving guests the opportunity to listen in on interviews with coaches and players while enjoying a two-course meal.
Tickets to the luncheon can be purchased here.
Mayor Dempsey said the Queensland Maroons Fan Day was an exciting event that would be a major boost for the region's tourism.
“It's fantastic to have the Mighty Maroons choose beautiful Bundaberg as a place to visit and I am sure this special event will draw many benefits for our region,” he said.
Mayor Dempsey reminded passionate State of Origin fans to register for the free Fan Day or purchase tickets to the luncheon online.
“We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this major event so don't forget to register!” he said.
Register for the fan day here.