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Open Cockpit Weekend

Whilst visiting the Sunshine Coast, take a tour to the famous Queensland Air Museum to see its unique collection. If you visit during July, then make sure to...

Open Cockpit Weekend

Sunshine Coast Events

The number of upcoming Sunshine Coast events continues to rapidly grow; with magnificent year-round warm weather making outdoor events, shows, exhibitions and festivals accessible all year.

With a diverse range of activities, entertainment and touring options, the Sunshine Coast offers plenty of choices for every visitor. Each town boasts a number of events, from the beaches to the hinterland.

Sunshine Coast Events, Festivals & Things to See & Do


In Caloundra and Mooloolaba, you will find triathlon and other sporting and water events during the year. In Noosa, you will find the Jazz and Longweekend Festivals and in Maleny, will find the annual Wood Expo.

Gympie has a number of huge Sunshine Coast events including the Gympie Music Muster, the Gympie Show and the Gympie Gold Rush Festival.

For foodies and wine lovers, check out the Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival in Maleny, the Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival and the Noosa International Food and Wine.

There are art shows, community festivals, golf tournaments, concerts, sporting events and so much more on the Sunshine Coast. Check the links below for a current list of events on the Sunshine Coast.


Open Cockpit Weekend

Open Cockpit Weekend

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra West, QLD
01 July 2017 to 02 July 2017

Whilst visiting the Sunshine Coast, take a tour to the famous Queensland Air Museum to see its unique collection. If you visit during July, then make sure to come to the Open Cockpit weekend where you can sit inside...

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Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland Garden Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
07 July 2017 to 09 July 2017

The Queensland Garden Expo is one of the largest expos in Australia which attracts over 34,000 visitors and over 360 exhibitors each year. The expo boasts different varieties of plants as well as gardening experts who...

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The Noosa Longweekend

The Noosa Long Weekend

Various locations, Noosa Heads, QLD
21 July 2017 to 30 July 2017

The Noosa Long Weekend Festival is a 10 day arts and cultural festival which offers a huge selection of music, theatre, dance, film, food, forms, literature, visual arts, and workshops. Come along to this fabulous event...

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Pomona King of the Mountain

Pomona King of the Mountain

Mount Cooroora, Pomona, QLD
23 July 2017

Pomona King of the Mountain is a running event held in Pomona, on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland on the 4th Sunday of July each year. This event challenges competitors to run up the face of Mt. Cooroora, as well as...

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Noosa Open Studios

Various locations, Noosa, QLD
18 August 2017 to 20 August 2017

The Noosa Open Studios is where talented artists open their doors to their usually hidden studios and visitors can get a sneak peek into the creative process. With heaps of studios open including painting, drawing...

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Music Muster

Gympie Music Muster

Amamoor State Forest, Amamoor Creek, QLD
24 August 2017 to 27 August 2017

The Gympie Music Muster has been entertaining locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast for over 30 years and hosts some of the best entertainers in Australian country music. The festival runs over 4 days and is held in...

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Festival of Arts and Culture

Various locations, Maroochydore, QLD
25 August 2017 to 03 September 2017

The Festival of Arts and Culture promotes all areas of culture and art in Australia in one huge week-long event. Come and check out the many talks, sculptures, design, workshops and competitions, there is so much to see...

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Noosa Jazz Party

The J, Noosa Heads, QLD
25 August 2017 to 03 September 2017

Apart from its natural scenic attractions, Noosa also boasts an array of festivals and community events, with the popular Noosa Jazz Party considered to be the premier cultural event in this region. The Noosa Jazz Party...

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Caloundra Film Festival

Various locations, Caloundra, QLD
02 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

The Caloundra Film Festival began in 2013 and today has grown to one of the biggest film festivals in Australia. Growing each year, the festival aims to connect with the local community and play some of the biggest...

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Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival

Various locations, Coolum, QLD
08 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

The Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival started in 2016 and offers events from over 100 authors, poets, singer-songwriters, photographers, illustrators and publishers. There are a number of talks...

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IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba, QLD
10 September 2017

The 2017 Ironman 70.3 is a triathlon event that will be held at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. This exciting event welcomes participants from all over the world and from all age groups to compete for the ultimate...

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Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival

Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival

Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD
TBA - September 2017

The Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival is taking a break in 2016. Check back for 2017 dates! While vacationing on the Sunshine Coast, come to the Real Food festival to enjoy an array of delicious food as well as huge...

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Sail Mooloolaba

Sail Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba Yacht Club, Mooloolaba, QLD
15 September 2017 to 17 September 2017

Sail Mooloolaba is a popular sporting event held in June each year where participants from all over Australia compete to win. Held at the renowned Snapper Fish Bay in Mooloolaba, this event is one of the most esteemed...

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Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Noosa Hinterland, Kandanga Creek, QLD
15 September 2017 to 18 September 2017

The Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest returns to the Noosa Hinterland in 2017. This 3 day festival will feature more than 100 local and international artists over two large stages. This festival has been dubbed as the...

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Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival

Old Horton Park Golf Course, Maroochydore, QLD
TBA - September 2017

The Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival is a huge outdoor concert which celebrates contemporary music and modern art. With thousands of people attending each year and some of the biggest local artists, the festival...

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Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

Tin Can Bay Foreshore, Tin Can Bay, QLD
TBA - September 2017

The Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival is held on the gorgeous Tin Can Bay foreshore and is one of the most entertaining food festivals in the region. The Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival hosts a range of displays and...

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Kenilworth Celebrates

Kenilworth Celebrates!

Kenilworth Hall, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - September 2017

Kenilworth Celebrates! is a major arts festival held annually in Kenilworth, a regional town on the Sunshine Coast which is located in the Upper Mary Valley. At this fun art festival, you will find a huge range of...

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Caloundra Music Festival

Caloundra Music Festival

Kings Beach, Caloundra, QLD
29 September 2017 to 02 October 2017

Every Spring, the township of Caloundra celebrates the popular Caloundra Music Festival. This is a non-profit family friendly event that includes music performances, cultural programs, environmental awareness and...

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Gympie Gold Rush Festival

Gympie Gold Rush Festival

Nelson Reserve, Gympie, QLD
14 October 2017

The Gympie Gold Rush Festival is a huge celebration by the locals in Gympie to recognise the discovery of gold in the Gympie region in 1867. With a huge range of events planned for 2017, the festival program features...

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Buderim Garden Festival

Buderim War Memorial, Buderim, QLD
14 October 2017 to 15 October 2017

The Buderim Garden Festival is held annually in mid-October at the Buderim War Memorial on the Sunshine Coast. Each year, the festival hosts a huge range of exhibitions, talks, presentations and workshops for garden...

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Noosa International Film Festival

Various locations, Noosa, QLD
26 October 2017 to 29 October 2017

Noosa, jewel of the Sunshine Coast and one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations, will play host to leading local, national and international filmmakers when it stages the Noosa International Film Festival (NIFF)...

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Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Main Beach, Noosa, QLD
05 November 2017

The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a huge sporting event that will be held at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. This exciting event welcomes participants from all over Australia and from all age groups to compete to...

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Mary River Festival

Mary River Festival

Kandanga Recreation Grounds (Spicers Oval), Kadanga, QLD
11 November 2017

The Mary River Festival is aimed at increasing the awareness of the unique Mary River environment through recreation and celebration. With their yearly festival held on the 2nd Saturday or November each year, the...

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Holden Scramble

Holden Scramble Championship Final

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Twin Waters, QLD
TBA - November 2017

The Holden Scramble Championship Final is a popular golfing event held at Twin Waters Golf Club and Novotel Twin Waters Resort each year. The Championship Final is played under a 54 hole tournament format with amateurs...

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Alive

Sunshine Coast Alive

Sunshine Coast, QLD
2016 Festival Postponed and 2017 Festival TBA

***SUNSHINE COAST ALIVE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING. CHECK BACK FOR AN UPDATE ON A 2017 FESTIVAL*** The Alive Festival runs over three days and is jam packed with the best things to see and do on the...

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Woodford Folk Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
27 December 2017 to 01 January 2018

The Woodford Folk Festival is a 6 day community festival which boasts over 2000 performers and over 400 events. The festival is filled with music, theatre, film and comedy with heaps of programs for all ages to enjoy...

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NYE

Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Moolooaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
31 December 2017

New Years Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations across the world, with the beautiful coastal city of the Sunshine Coast celebrating this amazing event with bright lights...

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Sunshine Coast Guitar Festival

Caloundra Power Boat Club, Golden Beach, QLD
TBA - January 2018

The Sunshine Coast Guitar Festival is a fantastic music festival held at the Caloundra Power Boat Club each January. With heaps of awesome music on display, come on down for some friends and enjoy a great night out...

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Ginger Flower and Food Festival

Buderim Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, QLD
TBA - January 2018

The Ginger Flower and Food Festival is a huge event held at the ever popular Ginger Factory on the Sunshine Coast. This festival runs over three days with heaps of food, flowers and entertainment for people of all ages...

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MooloolaBaBQ Festival

The Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba, QLD
TBA - January 2018

Come down to the Mooloolaba Wharf on Australia Day weekend and celebrate in style with the MooloolaBaBQ Festival. This event will showcase some of the best barbecue cooks in Australia with competitions, great food and...

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Caloundra Triathlon

Caloundra Triathlon

Military Jetty, Golden Beach, QLD
TBA - February 2018

The Caloundra Triathlon is a huge sporting event that will be held at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. This exciting event welcomes participants from all over Australia and from all age groups to compete to win...

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STOMP

Flame Hill Vineyard, Montville, QLD
24 February 2018

The annual Grape STOMP festival kicks off again in 2018 at the Flame Hill Vineyard on the Sunshine Coast. Each year, this event draws hundreds of people to this fun outdoor event where there will be grape stomping, live...

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Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Foreshore, Mooloolaba, QLD
11 March 2018

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival has been a feature event on the Australian Triathlon Calendar for over 20 years. Catering for competitors of all abilities and age groups, the Mooloolaba Triathlon has grown into one of the...

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Engines Alive

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra West, QLD
TBA - April 2018

Whilst visiting the Sunshine Coast, take a tour to the famous Queensland Air Museum to see its unique collection and the special event known as Engines Alive. During this unique event, you will be able to hear the power...

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Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest

Kenilworth Park and Cheese Factory, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - April 2018

The Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest is back for another year where the Mary Valley’s finest food and wine will be showcased in one huge event. Come along as you will find a huge range of food stalls with cooking...

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South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating & Fishing Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
TBA - April 2018

The South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating & Fishing Expo is a huge outdoor event held at the Nambour Showgrounds each year. At this expo, you will find the latest products and services available including...

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The Planting Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
TBA - April 2018

The Planting Festival is a cultural event held in Woodfordia which also focuses on the important issue of conservation. Held over 3 days, this festival involves a range of worshops, musical performances, talks and...

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Meleny Wood Expo

Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD
05 May 2018 to 07 May 2018

The Maleny Wood Expo is a massive two-day wood work exhibition held on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. This expo aims to promote sustainable use of native wood as well as providing a fun country event suitable for the...

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Gympie Garden Expo

Gympie Showgrounds, Gympie, QLD
TBA - May 2018

The Gympie Garden Expo is a great place to come and learn about new plant varieties and purchase some wonderful items for your own home. Held over two days, the Gympie Garden Expo offers a number of wonderful displays...

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Noosa International Food and Wine

Noosa International Food and Wine

Lions Park, Noosa Heads, QLD
17 May 2018 to 20 May 2018

Lovers of good food and wine will be delighted to attend the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival. The next festival will be held in May 2018 and will play host to over 200 chefs, producers, winemakers and...

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Gympie Show

Gympie Show

Gympie Showgrounds, Southside, QLD
TBA - May 2018

Renowned as one of the oldest festivals in Gympie, the popular Gympie Show is a great family event that has run for over 100 years. With a number of entertainment options including, exhibits, rodeos and fireworks, the...

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Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival

Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival

Laguna Bay, Noosa, QLD
TBA - May 2018

Sport lovers should make sure they attend the Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival (previously the Noosa Winter Festival) which is a huge sporting event with the ultimate mix of swimming, running and cycling events to suit...

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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Town Centre, Goomeri, QLD
TBA - May 2018

The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is a fantastic family event which is held each year on the last Sunday in May. Free for all to attend, there are a number of fun events scheduled throughout the festival including...

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Agriculture Show

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
TBC - June 2018

The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is a massive three day event that has been running for over 100 years. With an aim to promote the iconic agricultural industries located in south-east Queensland, the Agricultural...

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