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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.

2019/2020 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
26 April 2019 to 28 April 2019

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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Gympie Garden Expo

Gympie Showgrounds, Gympie, QLD
27 April 2019 to 28 April 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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The Planting Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
03 May 2019 to 05 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 workshops, musical performances, talks and...

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Meleny Wood Expo

Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD
04 May 2019 to 06 May 2019

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
16 May 2019 to 18 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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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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Holden Scramble

Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Twin Waters, QLD
24 May 2019 to 27 May 2019

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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Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival

Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival

Laguna Bay, Noosa, QLD
26 May 2019

Sports 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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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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Agriculture Show

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
14 June 2019 to 16 June 2019

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
29 June 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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Open Cockpit Weekend

Open Cockpit Weekend

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra West, QLD
06 July 2019 to 07 July 2019

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
12 July 2019 to 14 July 2019

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

NOOSA alive!

Various locations, Noosa Heads, QLD
19 July 2019 to 28 July 2019

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

Venue 114, Bokarina, QLD
23 July 2019

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
28 July 2019

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 2019

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
16 August 2019 to 25 August 2019

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
22 August 2019 to 25 August 2019

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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Noosa Jazz Party

The J, Noosa Heads, QLD
23 August 2019 to 01 September 2019

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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Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast

Various locations, Maroochydore, QLD
23 August 2019 to 01 September 2019

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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Sunny Days for Jason

Kenilworth Showgrounds, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - Aug / Sep 2019

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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IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba, QLD
08 September 2019

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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Kenilworth Celebrates

Kenilworth Arts Fest

Kenilworth Hall, Kenilworth, QLD
19 September 2019 to 28 September 2019

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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Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

Noosa Hinterland, Kandanga Creek, QLD
20 September 2019 to 23 September 2019

The Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest returns to the Noosa Hinterland in 2019. 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 2019 National Finals

Get The Beat National Dance Championships

Caloundra Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD
25 September 2019 to 02 October 2019

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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Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

Tin Can Bay Foreshore, Tin Can Bay, QLD
TBA - Sep 2019

Please note: The 2018 Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival has been cancelled. Please check back in 2019 for more details. The Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival is held on the gorgeous Tin Can Bay foreshore and is one of the most...

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Caloundra Music Festival

Caloundra Music Festival

Kings Beach Park, Kings Beach, QLD
04 October 2019 to 07 October 2019

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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Caloundra Film Festival

Various locations, Caloundra, QLD
TBA - October 2019

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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Buderim Garden Festival

Buderim War Memorial, Buderim, QLD
19 October 2019 to 20 October 2019

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
24 October 2019 to 27 October 2019

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
30 October 2019 to 03 November 2019

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
09 November 2019

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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Woodford Folk Festival

Woodfordia, Woodford, QLD
27 December 2019 to 01 January 2020

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 2019

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
TBA - 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 2020

The annual Grape STOMP festival kicks off again in 2020 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
15 March 2020

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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