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The Morning Glory Festival will take place from 25 & 26 September 2015 near the Gulf of Carpentaria in a place called Burketown. The festival will celebrate the unique phenomenon that is the unusual cloud formations that roll in once a year, called “The Morning Glory” cloud.

These clouds are so rare that most people will never see one in their lifetime. There is only spot on earth where The Morning Glory Cloud can be predicted and observed on a regular basis and that’s over the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland, in our tiny town called Burketown.


The festival is a joint partnership with the Burke Shire Council, the Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and the Burketown Rodeo & Campdraft Association.

The event has been supported by Tourism & Events Queensland and Festivals Australia.

The Morning Glory Festival is a program of events for all ages including a rodeo, campdraft, live music, market stalls, photography competitions, seminars, tours and workshops. Burketown will come alive – don’t miss this!