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Queensland Tri Series

The Queensland Tri Series is a thrilling triathlon that encourages individuals of all abilities and ages to compete with others or challenge...

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Sunshine Coast Events

The number of upcoming Sunshine Coast events continues to grow rapidly, 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 many events, from the beaches to the hinterland.

2024/2025 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, you will find the annual Wood Expo.

Gympie has several 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 more on the Sunshine Coast. Check the links below for a current list of events on the Sunshine Coast.



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Noosa Summer Swim

Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Noosa Heads, QLD
17 February 2024 to 18 February 2024

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, 2024...

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Noosa Festival of Surfing

First Point Noosa, Noosa Heads, QLD
TBA - March 2024

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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Vetshopaustralia Surfing Dog Championships

VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Championships

First Point, Noosa Heads Main Beach, Noosa, QLD
TBA - March 2024

Arguably the most entertaining event on the Queensland events calendar, if not Australia. The VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Championships are hosted at the Noosa Festival of Surfing and co-presented by Simparica Trio...

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Conscious Life Holistic Wellbeing Festival

Conscious Life Holistic Wellbeing Festival

Venue 114, Bokarina, QLD
02 March 2024 to 03 March 2024

The Conscious Life, Holistic Wellness Festival is one of Queensland’s largest, most successful and most effective Health & well-being events. Since its founding in 2011, the Festival has been recognised nationwide...

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Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Foreshore, Mooloolaba, QLD
09 March 2024 to 10 March 2024

Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival has been a feature event on the Australian Triathlon Calendar for over 20 years. Mooloolaba Tri returns with more fun and action than ever. Set in the home of the Australian triathlon and...

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Secret Garden

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, QLD
10 March 2024

Secret Garden is a lovely live music event every second 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 various...

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Sunshine Coast Chilli Festival

Aussie World, Palmview, QLD
TBA - March 2024

Expect the most spectacular day at the Sunshine Coast Chilli Festival & The annual Great Australian Dunny Race. Gather the people that help you laugh, eat, sweat, race, shop and smile for this sizzling day...

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Nambour Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
12 April 2024 to 14 April 2024

The Nambour Expo is a huge outdoor event held yearly at the Nambour Showgrounds. 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

Eumundi Amphitheatre, Eumundi, QLD
20 April 2024 to 21 April 2024

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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Sunshine Coast Kokoda Challenge

Sunshine Coast Kokoda Challenge

Kenilworth State Community College, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - April 2024

Australia’s toughest team endurance event, The Kokoda Challenge, is calling on Sunshine Coast locals to participate in the Sunshine Coast Kokoda Challenge, to raise much-needed funds for Australian youth programs run by...

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Sunshine Coast MTB Festival

Ewen Maddock Dam, Landsborough, QLD
TBA - April 2024

The Sunshine Coast MTB Festival is an adventure-packed mountain bike race that occurs every year. Operated by the Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival and Trail Run Australia, the organisers have designed a weekend full of...

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Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Wood Expo

Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny, QLD
TBA - April 2024

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 Show

Gympie Show

Gympie Showgrounds, Southside, QLD
TBA - May 2024

The annual Gympie Show is a community event that is a wonderful place for families to enjoy sideshow alley, agricultural displays, cooking displays, participate in competitions and watch the rodeo action. This year’s...

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Kenilworth Artsfest

Kenilworth ArtsFest

Kenilworth Hall, Kenilworth, QLD
TBA - May 2024

Kenilworth ArtsFest (formerly Kenilworth Celebrates!) is a major arts festival held annually in Kenilworth, a regional town on the Sunshine Coast located in the Upper Mary Valley. At this fun art festival, you will find...

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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri Town Centre, Goomeri, QLD
26 May 2024

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 Winter Hill Climb

Gyndier Drive, Tewantin, QLD
TBA - June 2024

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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Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
TBA - June 2024

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

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Super Series Oztag

Super Series

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina, QLD
TBA - June 2024

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
TBA - June 2024

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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Queensland Garden Expo

Queensland Garden Expo

Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, QLD
05 July 2024 to 07 July 2024

The Queensland Garden Expo is one of Australia’s largest expos, attracting over 34,000 visitors and over 360 exhibitors each year. The expo boasts different varieties of plants and gardening experts who will give...

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Fibre Arts Festival

Knitfest Yarn & Fibre Arts Fair

Multiple Locations, Maleny, QLD
TBA - July 2024

Knitfest is an exciting 3-day Yarn & Fibre Arts Fair celebrating fibre arts and crafts, embracing the whole community of Maleny. They yarn bomb and decorate Maleny so the town becomes a centre of art, creativity...

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Sunshine Coast Winter Carnival

Multiple Venues, All Around the Sunshine Coast, QLD
06 July 2024 to 19 July 2024

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

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Mary River Festival

Mary River Festival

Kandanga Community Reserve, Kandanga, QLD
TBA - July 2024

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 July, the organisers put on a massive event with an...

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Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Venue 114, Bokarina, QLD
16 July 2024

The annual Sunshine Coast Careers Expo presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors...

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Mary Valley Art Festival

Imbil Public Hall, Imbil, QLD
TBA - July 2024

The Mary Valley Art Festival is an annual grassroots art show allowing artists to showcase their work, competing for excellent prizes. With all the incredibly talented people that live in the local communities, there’s...

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Coastrek

Multiple Starting Points, Noosa, QLD
19 July 2024

Coastrek is Australia’s most iconic hiking challenge, and our Sunshine Coast location is our most loved. Created as the ideal weekend away, the Sunshine Coast route journeys along some of the most picture-perfect...

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Noosa Alive!

NOOSA alive!

Multiple Locations, Noosa Heads, QLD
19 July 2024 to 28 July 2024

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 to this fabulous event in the...

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All Schools Tournament

All Schools Tournament

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina, QLD
TBA - July 2024

The All Schools Tournament is Oztag Queensland’s iconic school event. Involving over 59 schools sending more than 180 teams to play in the non-tackling game, it’s one of the most exciting school matches in the calendar...

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Maximum Adventure Race Series

Maximum Adventure Race Series

Wild Horse Mountain, Coochin Creek, QLD
27 July 2024

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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Pomona King Of The Mountain

Pomona King of the Mountain

Stan Topper Park, Pomona, QLD
TBA - July 2024

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 and provide...

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Noosa Enduro

Noosa District Sports Complex, Tewantin, QLD
TBA - July 2024

In 2023 the iconic Noosa Enduro returns with five courses over one big day! Don’t miss the Sunshine Coast’s premier gravel and mountain biking festival showcasing the stunning Noosa Hinterland. Participants take...

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Polo By The Sea Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Venue, Diddillibah, QLD
TBA - August 2024

Polo By The Sea Sunshine Coast is a fun-filled polo event that’s part of the world-famous Urban Polo Circuit, the largest national series globally. Initially founded in 2005, they have positioned themselves as...

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Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival

Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival

Cooroy Mountain Spring Water Factory, Cooroy Mountain, QLD
TBA - August 2024

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

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Battle Of The Buskers

Battle of the Buskers

Lake Kawana, Bokarina, QLD
TBA - August 2024

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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Buskers By The Lake

Buskers by the Lake

Lake Kawana, Bokarina, QLD
TBA - August 2024

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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Noosa Classic

Sir Thomas Riley Park, Tewantin, QLD
TBA - August 2024

The Noosa Classic is an exciting cycling event that integrates gourmet and visual pleasures for all participants. This one-day event takes place in August each year and attracts riders from all over the country and...

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Yandina Street Fair

Multiple Street Locations, Yandina, QLD
TBA - August 2023

The Yandina Street Fair is a family-friendly event free for all to attend. There’s no better way to experience this lovely town’s rich culture, beautiful people, and excellent food than attending this annual fair...

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Gympie Music Muster

Gympie Music Muster

Amamoor State Forest, Amamoor Creek, QLD
22 August 2024 to 25 August 2024

The Gympie Music Muster has been entertaining locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast for over 40 years and hosts some of the best entertainers in Australian country music. The festival runs over four days and is held...

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Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast

Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast

Various Locations, Maroochydore, QLD
TBA - August 2024

The Horizon Festival on the Sunshine Coast promotes all areas of culture and art in Australia in a huge 10-day-long event. Come and check out the many talks, sculptures, designs, workshops and competitions; there is so...

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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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