Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

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...

Agriculture Show

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.

Agriculture Show

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
15 June 2018 to 17 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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Open Cockpit Weekend

Open Cockpit Weekend

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra West, QLD
30 June 2018 to 01 July 2018

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
13 July 2018 to 15 December 2018

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
20 July 2018 to 29 July 2018

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
22 July 2018

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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Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival

Various locations, Coolum, QLD
TBA - August 2018

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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Noosa Open Studios

Various locations, Noosa, QLD
17 August 2018 to 26 August 2018

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
23 August 2018 to 26 August 2018

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
24 August 2018 to 02 September 2018

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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IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba, QLD
26 August 2018

The 2018 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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Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival

Old Horton Park Golf Course, Maroochydore, QLD
25 August 2018

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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Noosa Jazz Party

The J, Noosa Heads, QLD
30 August 2018 to 02 September 2018

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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Sunny Days for Jason

Kenilworth Showgrounds, Kenilworth, QLD
31 August 2018 to 02 September 2018

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

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Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Noosa Hinterland, Kandanga Creek, QLD
21 September 2018 to 24 September 2018

The Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest returns to the Noosa Hinterland in 2018. 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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Get The Beat National Dance Championships

Caloundra Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD
27 September 2018 to 03 October 2018

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...

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Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

Tin Can Bay Foreshore, Tin Can Bay, QLD
29 September 2018

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 Arts Fest

Kenilworth Hall, Kenilworth, QLD
28 September 2018 to 01 October 2018

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 Music Festival

Caloundra Music Festival

Kings Beach, Caloundra, QLD
28 September 2018 to 01 October 2018

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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Buderim Garden Festival

Buderim War Memorial, Buderim, QLD
TBA - October 2018

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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Caloundra Film Festival

Various locations, Caloundra, QLD
TBA - October 2018

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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Gympie Gold Rush Festival

Gympie Gold Rush Festival

Nelson Reserve, Gympie, QLD
The Gympie Goldrush Festival is permanently closed

THE GYMPIE GOLD RUSH FESTIVAL HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY CLOSED 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...

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Sail Mooloolaba

Sail Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba Yacht Club, Mooloolaba, QLD
TBA - October 2018

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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Noosa International Film Festival

Various locations, Noosa, QLD
25 October 2018 to 28 October 2018

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
04 November 2018

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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Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival

Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival

Laguna Bay, Noosa, QLD
04 November 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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Mary River Festival

Mary River Festival

Kandanga Recreation Grounds (Spicers Oval), Kadanga, QLD
10 November 2018

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 2018

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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Woodford Folk Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
27 December 2018 to 01 January 2019

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
31 December 2018

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 2019

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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Engines Alive

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra West, QLD
TBA - January 2019

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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Ginger Flower and Food Festival

Buderim Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, QLD
TBA - January 2019

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 2019

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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STOMP

Flame Hill Vineyard, Montville, QLD
TBA - February 2019

The annual Grape STOMP festival kicks off again in 2019 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 2019

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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Return to Nature Camping Retreat

Private Campsite, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - April 2019

For a great relaxing escape, head to the Return to Nature Camping Retreat in Kenilworth on the Sunshine Coast. Here you can enjoy green hills during your farm-stay camping experience where you can get back to nature...

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South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating & Fishing Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
TBA - April 2019

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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Kenilworth Cheese Wine And Food Fest

Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest

Kenilworth Park and Cheese Factory, Kenilworth, QLD
20 April 2019

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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The Planting Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
TBC - May 2019

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
TBC - May 2019

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
TBC - May 2019

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
16 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

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 2019 and will play host to over 200 chefs, producers, winemakers and...

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Gympie Show

Gympie Show

Gympie Showgrounds, Southside, QLD
TBC - May 2019

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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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Town Centre, Goomeri, QLD
26 May 2019

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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