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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.

2022/2023 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.



Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Main Beach, Noosa Heads, QLD
26 October 2022 to 30 October 2022

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

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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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Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Multiple Venues, Mooloolaba, QLD
31 December 2021 to 01 January 2022

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations worldwide, with the beautiful coastal area of the Sunshine Coast celebrating this fantastic event with bright lights, entertainment...

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Secret Garden

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, QLD
02 January 2022 to 05 June 2022

Secret Garden is a lovely live music event every first Sunday of the month in the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens. Visitors will be swept away by the incredible vocals and amazing tunes played by artists in a variety...

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Ginger Flower And Food Festival

Ginger Flower and Food Weekend

Buderim Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, QLD
21 January 2022 to 23 January 2022

The Ginger Flower and Food Weekend 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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Queensland Tri Series

Golden Beach, Golden Beach, QLD
13 February 2022

The Queensland Tri Series is a thrilling triathlon that encourages individuals of all abilities and ages to compete with others or challenge themselves to do better. Whether you want to get a feeling of what it’s like...

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Trail Run Australia

Trail Run Australia

Ewen Maddock Dam, Landsborough, QLD
18 February 2022 to 19 February 2022

Trail Run Australia is an iconic event that takes runners through a journey in some of Australia’s most beautiful destinations. This series has a challenge available for runners of all abilities and ages, and...

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Stomp

STOMP

Flame Hill Vineyard, Montville, QLD
05 March 2022

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 with grape stomping, live entertainment and wine...

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Noosa Summer Swim

Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Noosa Heads, QLD
20 February 2022

The Noosa Summer Swim is an exciting yearly swim event that every ocean swimmer will love. It will be a day full of fun, sun, and surf with distances catering to swimmers of all abilities. Noosa Summer Swim, 2022 Dates...

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Noosa Festival of Surfing

First Point Noosa, Noosa Heads, QLD
05 March 2022 to 13 March 2022

The Noosa Festival of Surfing is an iconic event that celebrates surf culture and is the largest event of its kind in Australia. Taking place in a world surfing reserve, Noosa Heads, the festival has been around for...

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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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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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South Queensland Caravan, Camping & Fishing Expo

Nambour Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
01 April 2022 to 03 April 2022

The Nambour Expo is a huge outdoor event held at the Nambour Showgrounds each year. You will find the latest products and services available at this expo, including caravans, trailers, motorhomes, 4×4 vehicles, and...

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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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The Planting Festival

The Planting Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
TBA - April 2022

The Planting Festival is a cultural event held in Woodfordia that focuses on the critical issue of conservation. Over three days, this festival involves a range of workshops, musical performances, talks and...

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Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD
30 April 2022 to 02 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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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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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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Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final

Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Twin Waters, QLD
TBA - May 2022

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

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Jungle Love Festival

Borumba Deer Park, Imbil, QLD
29 April 2022 to 01 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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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Town Centre, Goomeri, QLD
27 May 2022 to 30 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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Noosa Eat & Drink Festival

Noosa Eat & Drink Festival

Lions Park, Noosa Heads, QLD
09 June 2022 to 12 June 2022

Lovers of good food and wine will be delighted to attend the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival. The next festival will be held in June 2022 and will host over 200 chefs, producers, winemakers and journalists with a passion...

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Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
10 June 2022 to 12 June 2022

The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is a massive three-day event that has been running for over 100 years. To promote the iconic agricultural industries located in southeast Queensland, the Agricultural Show hosts many...

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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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Super Series Oztag

Super Series

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina, QLD
17 June 2022 to 19 June 2022

The Super Series by Oztag Queensland is an exciting oztag event following the Junior and Senior State Cups. Those who participate in the games have been chosen as the winners of the Queensland State Cups. It’s a...

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Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo

Noosa Transit Centre, Noosa Junction, QLD
22 June 2022

The Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo is a one-day annual event designed to educate and promote awareness of sustainable transport. It was founded by Zero Emissions Noosa, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping...

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Kenilworth Cheese, Wine And Food Fest

Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest

Kenilworth Park and Cheese Factory, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - June 2022

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 massive event. Come along as you will find a vast range of food stalls with...

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Noosa Winter Hill Climb

Gyndier Drive, Tewantin, QLD
03 June 2022 to 05 June 2022

The Noosa Winter Hill Climb is one of two thrilling hill climbs on the picturesque Gyndier Drive of Tewantin. This is a unique opportunity for classic car owners to test the endurance of their motors while in a stunning...

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Red Hot Country Festival

NightQuarter, Birtinya, QLD
TBA - June 2022

The Red Hot Country Festival is a popular country music festival that takes place in Nightquarter in Birtinya. The inaugural event in 2021 proved to be such a big hit that we can expect to see more of it in the coming...

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Sunshine Coast Winter Carnival

Multiple Venues, All Around the Sunshine Coast, QLD
01 July 2022 to 15 July 2022

The Sunshine Coast Winter Carnival is a popular two-week long lawn bowling event; held yearly in various destinations around the region. Each year, thousands of seasoned and avid lawn bowlers locally and from abroad...

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Fibre Arts Festival

Fibre Arts Festival

Maranatha Recreation Camp, Yandina, QLD
TBA - July 2022

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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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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Open Cockpit Weekend

Open Cockpit Weekend

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra West, QLD
TBA - July 2022

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

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Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland Garden Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
08 July 2022 to 10 July 2022

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 and gardening experts who will...

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Nutella Festival

NightQuarter, Birtinya, QLD
TBA - July 2022

The Nutella Festival is an exciting one-day annual event for Nutella-loving fanatics. No matter how you like your Nutella: spooned out of a jar or spread on everything, this event is the ultimate way to indulge in your...

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Unisport Nationals T20 Cricket And Surfing

UniSport Nationals T20 Cricket and Surfing

Multiple Locations, Maroochydore, QLD
TBA - 2022

The UniSport Nationals T20 Cricket and Surfing is a chance for the most talented student-athletes from universities all over Australia to play against one another in Maroochydore. Winners will be proclaimed champions of...

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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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Noosa Enduro

Noosa District Sports Complex, Tewantin, QLD
23 November 2022

The Noosa Enduro is an exciting off-road cycling festival that features six events over two days. Participants take their two wheels through the most stunning destinations in and around the Sunshine Coast Hinterland...

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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 Classic Car Show

McKinnon Drive Sports Complex, Tewantin, QLD
TBA - July 2022

The Noosa Classic Car Show is the ultimate car lover’s dream event. Each year, vehicle collectors from all over Queensland and the country come together to show off their cars. Noosa Classic Car Show, 2022 Dates, Street...

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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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