Save the date: plan a well-deserved break

We have assembled a list of “significant” dates for Queensland in 2018 that include public and school holidays.

Get your head around the options and then start planning a well-deserved break before the year has passed you by. And believe you me, it will if you don’t get cracking!

WHAT: EASTER – it’s almost here!
WHEN: Friday March 30-Monday, April 2, 2018

WHAT: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018)
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4 (Opening Ceremony)-Sunday, April 15 (Closing Ceremony)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WHAT: Labour Day – you can thank the union movement for this annual holiday that came about as a result of the success of union advocacy for “the eight hour a day movement”. In Brisbane, there are still marches held on and around Labour Day
WHEN: Monday, May 7, 2018

WHAT: Quandamooka Festival, Redlands and Moreton Bay – a month long celebration of indigenous culture in the region. Check out for whale watching, culture tours, forums and bush tucker dining events
WHEN: Sunday, July1-Sunday, September 30, 2018

WHAT: Abbey Medieval Festival, Caboolture – it was around way before GOT went bonkers and it is growing bigger every year. There’s a tournament with jousting, ladies wearing pointy hats and veils, vessels with pestles and flagons with dragons and blokes wandering around in chain mail. What’s not to like?
WHEN: Saturday, July 14-Sunday, July 15, 2018

WHAT: Ekka Wednesday for the Royal Queensland show (Brisbane only)
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WHAT: Queen’s Birthday – Her Majesty’s actual birth date is April 21 but, hey, who’s complaining?
WHEN: Monday, October 1, 2018

Queensland school holidays for 2018: dates may differ for some independent schools
End Term 1: Holidays commence on Easter Friday, March 30; return Tuesday, April 17)
End Term 2: Holidays commence on Saturday, June 30; return Monday, July 16
End Term 3: Holidays commence on Saturday, September 22; return Monday, October 8
End Term 4: Christmas holidays commence on Saturday, December 15, 2018

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