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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.

2020/2021 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.



South Queensland Caravan, Camping & Fishing Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
TBA - Possibly still in 2020

Please note that the South Queensland Caravan, Camping & Fishing Expo has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Further information in regards to these matters will be shared as soon as more information has been...

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Open Cockpit Weekend

Open Cockpit Weekend

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra West, QLD
04 July 2020 to 05 July 2020

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
10 July 2020 to 12 July 2020

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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Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Venue 114, Bokarina, QLD
21 July 2020

The annual Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo is a great opportunity for anyone interested in undertaking any further education and training, or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities...

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Holden Scramble

Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Twin Waters, QLD
TBA - Later 2020

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final has been postponed. The event, originally set to be played 1-4 May 2020...

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Music Muster

Gympie Music Muster

Amamoor State Forest, Amamoor Creek, QLD
27 August 2020 to 30 August 2020

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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Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast

Various Locations, Maroochydore, QLD
28 August 2020 to 06 September 2020

The Horizon Festival on the Sunshine Coast 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...

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Noosa Jazz Party

The J, Noosa Heads, QLD
01 September 2020 to 06 September 2020

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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IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba, QLD
07 September 2020 to 08 September 2020

The 2020 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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Sunny Days for Jason

Kenilworth Showgrounds, Kenilworth, QLD
11 September 2020 to 12 September 2020

Sunny Days for Jason is a weekend-long festival of music and activities for all ages which are held at the Kenilworth Showgrounds. This non-profit event raises money for many worthwhile causes in the community, so bring...

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Chevallum StrawbFest

Chevallum StrawbFest

Chevallum State School, Chevallum, QLD
11 September 2020

Celebrating its 33rd season in 2020, the Chevallum Strawbfest 2020 alive on Friday 6th September at Chevallum State School, from 5pm till late. This is a free family event and there is something for everyone to enjoy...

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Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Noosa Hinterland, Kandanga Creek, QLD
18 September 2020 to 20 September 2020

The Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest returns to the Noosa Hinterland in 2020. 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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Caloundra Music Festival

Caloundra Music Festival

Kings Beach Park, Kings Beach, QLD
02 October 2020 to 05 October 2020

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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Noosa Open Studios

Various Locations, Noosa, QLD
02 October 2020 to 11 October 2020

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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Kenilworth Celebrates

Kenilworth Arts Fest

Kenilworth Hall, Kenilworth, QLD
02 October 2020 to 05 October 2020

Kenilworth Arts Fest (formerly 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...

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Caloundra Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Caloundra, QLD
10 October 2020 to 31 October 2020

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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The Sculptured Garden Exhibition

The Sculptured Garden Exhibition

Atrium Gallery at the Buderim Craft Cottage, Buderim, QLD
TBA- October 2020

Every spring since 1997, sculptors and potters from Buderim’s Craft Cottage have staged their “Sculptured Garden” exhibition. It started as a tiny showing by a handful of artists interested in making art for gardens...

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Buderim Garden Festival

Buderim War Memorial, Buderim, QLD
16 October 2020 to 18 October 2020

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
22 October 2020 to 25 October 2020

Noosa, the 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 (...

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Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Main Beach, Noosa, QLD
28 October 2020 to 01 November 2020

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 Community Reserve, Kandanga, QLD
TBA - November 2020

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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Fibre Arts Festival

Fibre Arts Festival

Maranatha Recreation Camp, Yandina, QLD
20 November 2020 to 23 November 2020

The Fibre Arts Festival is a new festival based in Australia and was created as a meeting place and gathering for fibre art enthusiasts, like you. The philosophy of the festival is to create more than an event, but an...

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Get The Beat 2019 National Finals

Get The Beat National Dance Championships

Caloundra Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD
14 December 2020 to 18 December 2020

Get the Beat National Dance Championships is a culmination of 20 Regional events from all around Australia, NZ and Asia. Over 20,000 routines attempt to qualify for a place at the prestigious National Finals held at the...

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Woodford Folk Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
27 December 2020 to 01 January 2021

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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Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Moolooaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
TBA - December 2020

New Year’s 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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Ginger Flower and Food Festival

Buderim Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, QLD
17 January 2020 to 19 January 2020

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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STOMP

Flame Hill Vineyard, Montville, QLD
TBA - February 2021

The annual Grape STOMP festival kicks off again 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
TBA- March 2021

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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The Planting Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
TBA - May 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 The Planting Festival was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on the 2021 event The...

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Gympie Garden Expo

Gympie Showgrounds, Gympie, QLD
TBA - May 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 Gympie Garden Expo event was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on the 2021 event The...

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Meleny Wood Expo

Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD
TBA - May 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 Maleny Wood Expo event was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on the 2021 event The...

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Gympie Show

Gympie Show

Gympie Showgrounds, Southside, QLD
TBA - May 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 Gympie Show was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on the 2021 event Renowned as one...

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Noosa International Food And Wine

Noosa Eat & Drink Festival

Lions Park, Noosa Heads, QLD
TBA - May 2021

Lovers of good food and wine will be delighted to attend the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival. The next festival will be held in May 2021 and will play host to over 200 chefs, producers, winemakers and journalists with a...

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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Town Centre, Goomeri, QLD
30 May 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on the 2021 event The...

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Agriculture Show

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
TBA - June 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on the 2021...

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Kenilworth Cheese Wine And Food Fest

Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest

Kenilworth Park and Cheese Factory, Kenilworth, QLD
26 June 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest event was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on...

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The Noosa Longweekend

NOOSA alive!

Various locations, Noosa Heads, QLD
TBA - July 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 NOOSA alive! event was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on the 2021 event The NOOSA...

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Pomona King of the Mountain

Pomona King of the Mountain

Stan Topper Park, Pomona, QLD
25 July 2021

Due to the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, the 2020 Pomona King of the Mountain event was cancelled. Please check back later in the year for details on the 2021...

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