Quay Street may not be the first place you'd go if you wanted to catch a film. Or get some one-of-a-kind goodies from local artisans. Or learn the ancient art of making fire.
But you can do all those things down near the river over the next few months, through the Rockhampton Regional Council's Lively Quay Street program.
All kinds of artists, festivals and events pitched their ideas for brightening up the CBD, and the council's picks are now rolling out as free events every Friday evening.
Coming up in Quay St:
8 December: Luna Markets
Luna Markets is a monthly market that pops up in various locations, featuring local Rockhampton businesses. Expect a large variety of stalls including clothing, jewellery, homewares, candles, food and entertainment.
15 December: CQ Christmas Markets
Stock up on stocking stuffers with market stalls, live entertainment, food, face painting and other fun family activities.
22 & 29 December: Rocky Instincts Cultural Workshops
These workshops aims to link the participants back to primal cultural skills from a range of cultures including Indigenous Australian, European and Asian.
14 January: Fitzroy Frogs Excess Energy Duathlon
This duathlon combines a bike or scooter ride and a run for kids from 4 to 10 years old, with the older and younger cheering our valiant competitors on.
20 January: Capricorn Film Festival
The Capricorn Film Festival is CQ’s premiere film destination event. The event brings together artists to celebrate and support one another. Enjoy a selection of the world’s premium films and makers.