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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.

2021/2022 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 Long weekend Festivals and in Maleny, will find the annual Wood Expo.

Gympie has a number of huge 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.



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Blackall 100

Kondalilla Falls Carpark, Flaxton, Qld
16 October 2021

The Blackall 100 is an adventure-packed ultra-marathon that takes runners traversing along the breathtaking Great Walk of the Sunshine Coast. It also serves as the Western States Endurance Run’s qualifying race...

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All Schools Tournament

All Schools Tournament

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina, QLD
TBA - July / August 2022

The All Schools Tournament is Oztag Queensland’s iconic school event. Involving over 55 schools that are sending more than 150 teams to play in the non-tackling game, it’s one of the most exciting school matches in the...

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Battle Of The Buskers

Battle of the Buskers

Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
29 October 2021

Battle of the Buskers is a renowned music festival that promotes undiscovered local songwriters and artists in Maroochydore. There are hundreds of performing artists each year, so you’ll be in for a lot of music! Battle...

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Australian Body Art Festival

Apex Park, Cooroy, QLD
08 April 2022 to 10 April 2022

The Australian Body Art Festival is an incredible celebration of everything body painting. Its history dates to 2007 when Australian body painter Ria Clauss travelled to Austria’s World Body Art Festival...

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Chevallum Strawbfest

Chevallum StrawbFest

Chevallum State School, Chevallum, QLD
10 September 2021

Celebrating the season again in 2021, Chevallum Strawbfest is held on Friday 10th September at the Chevallum State School, from 5pm. This is a free family event, and there is something for everyone to enjoy! Chevallum...

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Fibre Arts Festival

Fibre Arts Festival

Maranatha Recreation Camp, Yandina, QLD
TBA - November 2021

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 festival’s philosophy is to create more than an event, but an...

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Get The Beat National Dance Championships

Get The Beat National Dance Championships

Caloundra Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD
27 September 2021 to 03 October 2021

Get the Beat National Dance Championships is a culmination of 20 Regional events from 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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Buderim Garden Festival

Buderim Garden Festival

Buderim War Memorial, Buderim, QLD
15 October 2021 to 17 October 2021

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 vast range of exhibitions, talks, presentations and workshops for garden...

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Ginger, Flower & Plant Emporium

Ginger, Flower & Plant Emporium

The Ginger Factory, Yandina, QLD
TBA - January 2022

Join in and celebrate all things green at the Ginger, Flower, and Plant Emporium. There will be a wide range of plants and flowers on sale with the Coast’s best selection of ginger plants and famous heliconias. Ginger...

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Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast

Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast

Various Locations, Maroochydore, QLD
27 August 2021 to 05 September 2021

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, designs, workshops and competitions; there is so...

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Cooloola Farmers Trail

A Variety of Local Farms, Cooloola Region, QLD
TBA

The Cooloola Farmers Trail is a celebration of slow food and the farmers who grow what we eat. Visitors will get to learn interesting and valuable knowledge from farm owners in two days full of delicious locally made...

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Coastrek

Multiple Starting Points, Noosa, QLD
15 July 2022

Coastrek invites you to walk for mental health with your friends and family. It’s a legendary charity hiking challenge for women, as they trek in teams in varying distances: 30km, 45km, or 60km in scenic coastal...

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Gympie Garden Expo

Gympie Garden Expo

Gympie Showgrounds, Gympie, QLD
TBA - May 2022

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 many wonderful displays and...

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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Town Centre, Goomeri, QLD
28 May 2022

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

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Buskers By The Lake

Buskers by the Lake

Lake Kawana, Bokarina, QLD
29 October 2021 to 31 October 2021

Buskers by the Lake is the biggest busking festival in Australia and is an energetic weekend of live music featuring undiscovered talents. The traditional art of busking comes alive on the banks of Lake Kawana as more...

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Ginger Flower And Food Festival

Ginger Flower and Food Festival

Buderim Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, QLD
TBA - January 2022

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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Ignite Chilli Festival

Between Minchintion St & Otranto Ave Roundabouts, Caloundra, QLD
TBA - June 2022

The Ignite Chilli Festival is a unique event where all hot-headed folks come together. If you love chilli and the excellent spice and flavour it imparts, this is a festival you won’t want to miss. Ignite Chilli...

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Sunshine Coast Relay For Life

Gympie Region Relay For Life

Gympie South State School, Southside, QLD
30 October 2021

The Gympie Region Relay for Life is an annual event that has proven significant in raising funds for the Cancer Council. Throughout the years, it has grown to be an important experience and one that is both fun and...

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Cowgirls Gathering

Kilkivan Showgrounds, Mudlo Road, Kilkivan QLD, Australia, Kilkivan, QLD
01 October 2021 to 03 October 2021

Cowgirls Gathering is a unique event that celebrates everything that it means to be a horsewoman. It takes place over three days in the Kilkivan Showgrounds, providing cowgirls with a fun space where everyone can gather...

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Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival

Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival

Cooroy Mountain Spring Water, Cooroy Mountain, QLD
TBA - August 2022

The Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival is a popular event that gives you a chance to climb Cooroy Mountain while enjoying a wide range of family-friendly activities, all while helping to raise funds for charity and local...

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Gympie Show

Gympie Show

Gympie Showgrounds, Southside, QLD
TBA - May 2022

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 some entertainment options, including exhibits, rodeos and fireworks, the show...

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Gympie Music Muster

Gympie Music Muster

Amamoor State Forest, Amamoor Creek, QLD
25 August 2022 to 28 August 2022

With great disappointment and sorrow, the organisers have had to cancel the Gympie Music Muster 40th Birthday scheduled for 26th July 2021. The team is devasted & sending their best wishes to all Muster Mates All...

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Isuzu Queensland Open

Isuzu Queensland Open

Pelican Waters Golf Club, Pelican Waters, QLD
10 March 2022 to 13 March 2022

The Isuzu Queensland Open is a thrilling golf championship hosted by various world-class golf courses throughout the region each year. The multi-day event is part of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. Isuzu...

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Nambour Gemfest

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
09 October 2021

The Nambour Gemfest is a spectacular annual event welcoming miners, traders, jewellers, and fossickers, all under one roof together with gem-loving folk. It’s one of the biggest gem trade shows in the country. Nambour...

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Nissan State Age

Nissan State Age

Sunshine Coast Netball Association, Kuluin, QLD
25 September 2021 to 28 September 2021

The Nissan State Age is the largest outdoor netball event held in Queensland. Operated by Netball Queensland, this exciting event takes place over four days with the vision of showcasing grassroots netball teams for...

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Mary Valley Art Festival

Imbil Public Hall, Imbil, QLD
TBA - July 2022

The Mary Valley Art Festival is an annual grassroots art show that provides artists with a platform to showcase their work, competing for excellent prize money. With all the incredibly talented people that live in the...

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Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival

Imbil Public Hall, Imbil, QLD
TBA - October 2022

The Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring with the local community. This is the only time of year when you’ll get to see scarecrows fashioned in unique and creative...

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Maximum Adventure Race Series

Maximum Adventure Race Series

Wild Horse Mountain, Coochin Creek, QLD
16 July 2022

The Maximum Adventure Race Series events are all about exhilarating adventure races that are short and fast. They are designed to be completed in pairs, with the ultimate objective being for each team to learn how to...

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Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade

The Wharf Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba, QLD
18 December 2021

The Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is an exciting holiday tradition on the Sunshine Coast. Occurring on just one day each year, it stands out among all the other holiday parties because you get to enjoy a unique...

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Knitfest

Knitfest

Maleny Primary School, Maleny, QLD
TBA - July 2022

Knitfest is an exciting arts festival focusing on yarn and fibre. Every winter, it takes place for two days in Maleny, providing the local community and visitors with the unique opportunity to witness how the town...

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Kenilworth Show and Rodeo

Kenilworth Showgrounds, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - Sep 2022

The Kenilworth Show and Rodeo is a fantastic and historic family-friendly event celebrating everything horse, rodeo, and fair dink-um. The Kenilworth district is famous for hosting several spectacular shows throughout...

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Jungle Love Festival

Borumba Deer Park, Imbil, QLD
20 May 2022 to 22 May 2022

The Jungle Love Festival is a unique boutique music and arts festival in the stunning environment surrounding the Mary Valley and the creek for three whole days. What sets this music festival apart is that the founders...

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Mary River Festival

Mary River Festival

Kandanga Community Reserve, Kandanga, QLD
TBA - July 2022

The Mary River Festival aims to increase awareness of the unique Mary River environment through recreation and celebration. With the yearly festival usually held in November each year, the organisers put on a massive...

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Noosa Alive!

NOOSA alive!

Various locations, Noosa Heads, QLD
TBA - July 2022

The NOOSA alive! Festival is a 10-day arts and cultural festival which offers a massive selection of music, theatre, dance, film, food, forms, literature, visual arts, and workshops. Come along to this fabulous event...

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Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba, QLD
12 September 2021

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 all age groups to compete for the ultimate prize...

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Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD
TBA - May 2022

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

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Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Noosa Hinterland, Kandanga Creek, QLD
17 September 2021 to 19 September 2021

The Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest returns to the Noosa Hinterland in 2021. 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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Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Foreshore, Mooloolaba, QLD
11 March 2022 to 13 March 2022

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...

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What are the most popular annual events in the Sunshine Coast?
Where are the most popular annual events in the Sunshine Coast held?
The most popular annual events in the Sunshine Coast are held at:
  • Mooloolaba Beach
  • Kenilworth Showgrounds
  • Nambour Showgrounds
  • Caloundra Events Centre
  • Gympie Showgrounds
Check out the whole list of annual events in the Sunshine Coast.
What areas are the most popular annual events in the Sunshine Coast located?
The most popular areas for annual events in the Sunshine Coast are located in:Check out the whole list of annual events in the Sunshine Coast.

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