Comment: Celebrating why Maryborough is so special

Comment: THIS weekend showed off some of the best parts of the Fraser Coast.

The Mary Poppins Festival brought together young and old for a fantastic celebration of what makes Maryborough so special.

Thousands of people attended the event, which is renowned for its sense of fun and quirkiness.

From nanny races to delicious food, buskers and chimney sweeps, the best part about the Mary Poppins Festival is that it is an event the entire family can delight in and enjoy.

Wandering the streets of Maryborough yesterday, it was wonderful to see the normally quiet Sunday streets of the city come to life.

It is also wonderful to have an event that ties so beautifully into the city's heritage.

As we know, PL Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, was born in the building on the corner of Richmond and Kent streets.

It is amazing to think that much of the city would still be recognisable to her if she were to walk its streets today.

It is important that we continue to celebrate and protect Maryborough's heritage as much as possible.

Maryborough, aptly nicknamed the Heritage City, remains one of the most fascinating parts of Queensland and a very important part of the Fraser Coast.