VIDEO: Harbour Fest parade pulls thousands

MORE than 20 floats were part of the harbour festival's Workforce International lights and lanterns parade.

The creative efforts were cheered by thousands who lined Goondoon St from Breslin St to the yacht club and over the marina to see the festivities.

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Children marvelled at the Frozen-themed float, belly dancers and endless lolly surprises.

Gladstone Regional Council put together a 'bad bunnies' float with the help of artist Belynda Waugh.

Ms Waugh said she had her fingers crossed that it would light up properly.

"Half our float is props from The Mikado and the other is made up of dog's throw toys," she said.

"As the artist, I came up with the concept and it's my first time in the precession."

Ms Waugh said with the wind around she would be the one walking behind the float picking up the cherry blossom petals.