As holiday makers arrive on the Mid North Coast to make the most of their Easter break, the business community in Gladstone has been making plans to welcome them.
Located in the heart of the Macleay, central to favourite holiday parks and campgrounds in Crescent Head, Hat Head and South West Rocks, Gladstone is a small town with a big personality.
This Easter long weekend the town will come alive with something to occupy the whole family.
On Easter Saturday, Kinchela Street will be a-buzz with businesses open; Organised Chaos, Mokea, the Gladstone Hub, Un4gettable 4evermore, and the Old Lodge each offering Easter specials and new-season sales.
The Gladstone Hub is also hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children, and Timbadim Pixie will be performing a ticketed Magic Show from 11am (tickets available at the door).
Easter Sunday will see the town swell with an expected 5,000 visitors flocking to experience the Gladstone Quality Markets.
Live music, food trucks and the best local produce within 50 kilometres.
For the second time ever, Un4gettable 4evermore will be opening their warehouse for a giant clearance sale, the Anglican Ladies will have their Op Shop open from 10am and coffee hot-spot, Steam & Cedar will be launching their new menu.
Robyn Jackson's latest exhibition will be on show at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, and you can see out the afternoon at the Heritage Hotel with live music from 3pm.
Across the weekend, the General Store and Barber's Auto Service Station will also be open.
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