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Woodford Folk Festival

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...

Woodford Folk Festival

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 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.



Noosa Open Studios

Noosa Open Studios

Various Locations, Noosa, QLD
09 October 2020 to 18 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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Caloundra Film Festival

Caloundra Film Festival

Big Screen Cinemas - Caloundra, Caloundra, QLD
13 October 2020 to 28 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
15 October 2020 to 18 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...

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Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Moolooaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
31 December 2020 to 01 January 2021

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

Ginger Flower and Food Festival

Buderim Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, QLD
TBA - January 2021

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

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
12 March 2021 to 14 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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South Queensland Caravan, Camping & Fishing Expo

South Queensland Caravan, Camping & Fishing Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
09 April 2021 to 11 April 2021

The South Queensland Caravan, Camping & 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 caravans...

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The Planting Festival

The Planting Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
TBA - May 2021

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 workshops, musical performances, talks and...

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Gympie Garden Expo

Gympie Garden Expo

Gympie Showgrounds, Gympie, QLD
TBA - May 2021

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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Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD
TBA - May 2021

The Maleny Wood Expo is a massive two-day woodwork 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 Show

Gympie Show

Gympie Showgrounds, Southside, QLD
TBA - May 2021

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 Eat & Drink Festival

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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Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final

Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Twin Waters, QLD
21 May 2021 to 25 May 2021

The Volkswagen 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...

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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Town Centre, Goomeri, QLD
30 May 2021

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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Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
TBA - June 2021

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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Kenilworth Cheese, Wine And Food Fest

Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest

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

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...

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Mary River Festival

Mary River Festival

Kandanga Community Reserve, Kandanga, QLD
TBA - July 2021

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

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Open Cockpit Weekend

Open Cockpit Weekend

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra West, QLD
TBA - JULY 2021

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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Noosa Alive!

NOOSA alive!

Various locations, Noosa Heads, QLD
TBA - July 2021

The NOOSA alive! 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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Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Venue 114, Bokarina, QLD
TBA - July 2021

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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Pomona King Of The Mountain

Pomona King of the Mountain

Stan Topper Park, Pomona, QLD
25 July 2021

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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Gympie Music Muster

Gympie Music Muster

Amamoor State Forest, Amamoor Creek, QLD
TBA - AUGUST 2021

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

Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast

Various Locations, Maroochydore, QLD
27 August 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, design, workshops and competitions, there is so...

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Noosa Jazz Party

Noosa Jazz Party

The J, Noosa Heads, QLD
TBA - SEPTEMBER 2021

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
TBA - 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 from all age groups to compete for the ultimate...

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Sunny Days For Jason

Sunny Days for Jason

Kenilworth Showgrounds, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - SEPTEMBER 2021

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
TBA - SEPTEMBER 2021

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
17 September 2021 to 19 September 2021

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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Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland Garden Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
TBA - SEPTEMBER 2021

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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Get The Beat National Dance Championships

Get The Beat National Dance Championships

Caloundra Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD
TBA - September / October 2021

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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Kenilworth Arts Fest

Kenilworth Arts Fest

Kenilworth Hall, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - October 2021

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 Park, Kings Beach, QLD
TBA - October 2021

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 Garden Festival

Buderim War Memorial, Buderim, QLD
TBA - 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 huge range of exhibitions, talks, presentations and workshops for garden...

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Noosa International Film Festival

Noosa International Film Festival

Various locations, Noosa, QLD
TBA - October 2021

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...

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Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Main Beach, Noosa, QLD
27 October 2021 to 31 October 2021

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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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 philosophy of the festival is to create more than an event, but an...

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Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford Folk Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
27 December 2021 to 01 January 2022

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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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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