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Easter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Go Wild at Australia Zoo these school holidays from April 6 to 22.



Check out the new Crikey! Kids Corner with giant jumping pillow and teacup ride!

Embark on an exciting adventure with Robert’s Treasure Hunt and uncover the clues to win a ripper prize!

Make sure to say hello to their adorable baby rhino, Carrie, on the African Savannah.

It’s stacks of fun these Easter holidays, so jump to it!

Peppa Pig at Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Join Peppa Pig on an Aquarium Adventure at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.

Sea Life Sunshine Coast (formerly Underwater World) is helping Peppa Pig celebrate â€㭯 Years of Muddy Puddles’ during the April school holidays with a marine adventure!

Peppa herself will be plunging into the aquarium for daily meet and greets from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 21 April from 10am to 1pm.

Guests will begin their Sea Life Sunshine Coast experience with a special edition activity book before embarking on an underwater journey to find Peppa’s friends and family among the marvellous reef creatures.

An exclusive Peppa Pig photo opportunity will allow guests to share their Sea Life Sunshine Coast “pigture” with family and friends.

For tickets and further information about Sea Life Sunshine Coast’s school holiday activities, visit their website.
School Holiday Outdoor Adventure Drop-Off Program
Date Mon 8th Apr 2019 to Thu 18th Apr 2019
Looking for something fun for your kids to do in the school holidays and some time for yourself?

Book an unforgettable day of outdoor adventure for your kids at Apex Camps camp and recreation centre on the Sunshine Coast!

Based entirely outdoors, nestled in the Maroochy River Conservation Park and a short stroll from the beach and river, their adventure activities are designed to get your kids enjoying the outdoors while providing them with an opportunity for personal growth and to make new friends!

From climbing on their outdoor rock climbing tower, to running through their army-commando style mud pit challenge course, to launching themselves off one of their flying foxes, they offer more than 20 activities with something to suit both fun lovers and adventure seekers!

Drop your kids off for a two hour session, or a three activity full day program. There is no need to worry about a packed lunch, either, as their onsite catering staff can provide your child’s morning tea and lunch.

The program is suitable for all kids aged 5 to 17 and runs every school holidays (excluding the weekends).

Visit Apex Camps website to view the program and to book.
Raptor Vision's Bids of Prey at Sunshine Castle
Date Mon 8th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Meet Jason the wildlife exhibitor from Raptor Vision and his beautiful owls.
Jason talks and educates about birds of prey and their conservation and creates an awareness on how to live with birds of prey in our environment.
Get your photo with Jason and the owl, whilst you are there.

The activity is included in your general castle admission. Owl holds are available at an extra fee.
Sir Justyn presents: Magic, Myths and Middle Ages
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Well known medieval performer and educator and Sunshine Castle's resident Knight Sir Justyn features regularly in the Sunshine Castle School Holiday program.

Sir Justyn always has something new to show and teach these school holidays: Medieval Magic - the real truth about the history of magic and some magical encounters presented by Sir Justyn.

Measure your mind in all things middle ages in Castle Trivia - where the info you have learnt on the tour and treasure hunt may come in handy to win a royal prize!

All of this plus the usual fun activities; archery, kids jousting, weapons and armour displays makes for a fun and educational experience for all ages.
Easter Twilight Markets Caloundra
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Fri 26th Apr 2019
This family-friendly event features a number of unique stalls offering handmade and artisan crafts, street food, gourmet sweets, fashion, jewellery, fun games for children and much more.

Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere with live entertainment, homemade and artisan stalls, delicious food stalls and colourful street theatre performances as day slips into night on the waterfront at Bulcock Beach.

The markets are open from 5pm to 9pm on the Friday nights listed.
Mexican Cooking Classes
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
Mexico is the home of the humble chilli! Learn to make authentic Guacamole and make your own tortillas using Masa flour, a traditional Mexican corn flour. Your taste buds will tingle as you make a traditional chicken mole (including the chocolate) and you'll make an easy chilli chocolate cake for dessert.

Cooking in pairs, five to six beautiful dishes will be created throughout the morning (100 per cent hands on cooking), including making a spice blend, before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labour over lunch.
The Rattler Retro Express
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Fri 28th Jun 2019
Take a trip back to the 1960's with a short journey along the Mary Valley heritage rail corridor, crossing the historic Victoria Bridge which towers above Deep Creek, on the beautifully restored Silver Bullet. Combine this with lunch for a relaxed and nostalgic way to spend a Friday morning.

Breakfast and train package includes breakfast from the Platform No.1 Cafe breakfast menu, followed by a return journey to Monkland aboard the Silver Bullet.

Morning Departure: Departs Gympie Station at 10am, returns Gympie Station at 10.30am.

Lunch and train package includes a return journey to Monkland aboard the Silver Bullet, followed by lunch from the Platform No.1 Cafe.

Lunch Departure: Departs Gympie Station at 11am, returns Gympie Station at 11.30am.

Check in at least 30 minutes before departure.

Bookings required.
Easter "Hop on Board' Special Holiday Services
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
With one departure only scheduled for Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, hop on board and rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. Facepainting and Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.

The historic Gympie Station on Tozer Street, has been restored to its former glory. Make sure you arrive early enough to take times to wander through the Station where you will learn the stories of the Mary Valley Rattler line, its people and its history.

The popular Platform No.1 Cafe offers a dine in experience before or after your rail journey, or you can buy take away treats to enjoy on board.

The gift shop offers a selection of local goodies as well as speciality giftware and souvenirs.

Departs Gympie Station at 10am, Returns Gympie Station at 1pm.
Easter Weekend Festivities at Australia Zoo
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Join Australia Zoo for Easter Weekend Festivities from April 19 - 22 for stacks of eggs-cellent fun!

Start your Easter long weekend the right way by joining them at the Zoo for a FREE breakfast! On April 19 from 9.00am bring along your hungry bunnies for a tasty brekkie to kick off the Easter celebrations.

What is Easter without hot cross buns and Easter eggs? The Easter bilby character will be taking up residence at Australia Zoo on April 19 - April 21 and will be handing out sweet treats for everyone who stops by to say g'day!

On Easter Sunday, April 21, Australia Zoo puts on a zoo wide egg hunt - the biggest one in town. Crikey! That's egg-citing! Explore the Zoo and say g'day to your favourite animals while picking up eggs that can be exchanged for awesome prizes. For the little ones, there is a special area for kids six years and under to hunt for Easter Eggs.

Plus, the Irwin family will be following closely in Steve's footsteps and feeding the crocs in the 12:00pm Wildlife Warrior show all weekend! Learn all about croc safety and walk away with an appreciation of Australia's apex predator.
Easter in a Montville Garden
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Visit a heritage garden at Montville in the Sunshine Coast hinterland on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday . There will be a plant stall and refreshments. There are many winding paths and garden rooms to enjoy.

Enjoy the tranquillity of a country garden around a century old house before visiting the popular tourist village of Montville.
Money raised will support the Western Queensland Drought Appeal
This Way North - at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
High energy groovin' roots duo 'This Way North' take to the stage in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Saturday 20 April, supported by songbird Andrea Kirwin.

Recently taking out Best Regional / Outer Suburban Act 2018 at The Age Music Victoria Awards, This Way North are on a steady incline.

It’s easy to forget they are just a two-piece band. Drummer/vocalist Cat Leahy and guitarist/vocalist Leisha Jungalwalla create an explosive energy and expansive sound, that translates effortlessly from the studio to the stage.

Hailing from regional Victoria, This Way North recorded their latest offering of tracks in Toronto. 'EP Vol. 2' is a six-song collection that showcases the band’s evolution from the rootsy rock of 2016’s EP Vol. 1, to a new realm of luscious, groove-laden alt-pop and synth-rock. A must-have soundtrack for weekend road-trips and late night lounge-room dance parties.

With their reputation for powerful live shows and great radio support, This Way North bring their love affair with the road and big sound, to the Sunshine Coast, inviting you to turn up the volume and let loose.
Imbil Easter Carnival
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Are you coming to the Yabba Regatta? This is the feature event at the Imbil Easter Carnival on Saturday 20 April.

Crews run their vessels through the streets of Imbil ducking and dodging hazards and handicaps, all vying for the Yabba Regatta Cup and AUD500 prize money that goes with it.

Cheer squads will be armed with Super Soakers and even the littlies are included.

Saturday - Carnival Day - starts 8am with the Poet's Breakfast. The Carnival will encompass an Eat Street of foodie vendors and local food outlets, Pop Up Art Markets, Art Workshops, Slow Food Precinct, Family activities, Market stalls galore, Wine and Cheese and fabulous foods, Entertainment all day, Games and fun for all the family and much more.

Pre-Event Friday Night - Dinner Under the Stars at 6.30pm. Bookings are required by phoning them.

Sunday - Local Markets, Pop Up Arts Markets, Arts Workshops, Barefoot Bowls fun morning and other local activities.

Coolum Movies in the Park - Free
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Coolum Business & Tourism is proud to bring Coolum another screening of Flicks in the Park. Bring along a rug and enjoy a movie under the stars with your family and friends at Tickle Park.

E.B., the Easter Bunny’s teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band. In LA, he’s taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.
Easter Sunday at Spicers Clovelly Estate
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Enjoy a relaxing Easter Sunday at Spicers Clovelly Estate.

Dine on a delectable à la carte lunch presented by our on-site restaurant, The Long Apron, while enjoying the sounds of live acoustic music and finish off the day with an adult Easter egg hunt from 3 pm.
South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Fishing and 4x4 Expo 2019
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The 2019 South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Fishing and 4x4 Expo is one of the region’s largest events. Showcasing the latest outdoor adventure gear from over 160 companies, including caravans, camper trailers, vehicles, auto and 4x4 accessories, camping gear, fishing and more.

The event provides a one-stop-shop for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, grey nomads and weekend warriors alike. If you are looking at upgrading or purchasing a new caravan or camper trailer, or you’re just keen to take a look at all the new products and accessories on the market, then you can’t go past this event!

The whole family will enjoy the fishing and casting show, while the adults can pick up some new camp oven cooking tips and tricks while the kids burn off their energy on the free jumping castles and rides.

They look forward to seeing you at the 2019 South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Fishing and 4x4 Expo, 26 to 28 April at the Nambour Showgrounds!
Troop Train - Special Event Train
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
Welcome aboard the Troop Train!

Depart Historical Gympie Station at 5.30pm Friday April 26 for a rare opportunity to enjoy a journey on the Mary Valley Rattler at night. Take in the sights and sounds of the Mary Valley under a setting sun.

Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy Aussie entertainment at the historical Amamoor Station.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Then all aboard the Rattler for the journey back to Gympie, arriving back at the station at 9pm.

Very limited seating. Bookings are essential.

Please see their website or phone them for further information.

No BYO alcohol on the train.
TreX Cross Triathlon Series – Race 7: TreX Champs
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
The TreX Series is back and ready to explode into the 2018/19 triathlon season with an even bigger and more action-packed season with no less than seven ‘not to be missed’ events across the country.

The TreX series culminates on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, at their rainforest course at Ewen Maddock Dam.

TreX Champs Events Include:
Standard Course: 1500 - 30 - 10.5
Sprint Course: 400 - 10 - 3.5
Junior and Teaser: 150 - 4 - 1
Dirt Kids: 50 - 1.5 - 500
Aquabike: Standard and Sprint Distance
Sunshine Coast Lightning
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
The Sunshine Coast Lightning netball franchise is a joint venture between Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and was established in late 2016.

The Club is based at USC’s Sippy Downs campus, on the Sunshine Coast in south-east Queensland.

Netball is the largest female participation sport in Australia.

The Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) league is widely recognised as the best professional netball club competition in the world.

The SSN competition showcases the Sunshine Coast region to a national and international audience.

The Club has experienced enormous success in its first two seasons, winning back-to-back premierships in 2017 and 2018, making it the most successful start-up professional sport team in Australian history.



The Club has been just as successful off-court, attracting a solid membership base, a diverse portfolio of international, national and local corporate partners, sold out home matches at USC Stadium and incredible engagement with the local community.

Be part of the action this season as they host six home games at USC Stadium in their home town, the Sunshine Coast and aim to do the unimaginable once again.

Discovery Expo 2019
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The Discovery expo is a weekend of inspiration, self-discovery, guidance and awareness to awaken the best possible conscious version of yourself.

Offering all aspects of metaphysics, alternative and holistic therapies and healing from Australia’s most authentic readers and coaches from all methodologies including mediums, psychics and intuitives.
King of Craft Beer Fest
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Craft beer, cider, spirits, good food, live entertainment and sunshine! The King of Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of all the above. Held on the deck at Mets on Kings, overlooking the best views of Kings Beach, this is the perfect excuse to gather your mates for the ultimate afternoon out.

They’ve carefully selected local Aussie breweries to showcase their crafty creations giving you the chance to explore new brews, taste the different styles, have a chat and meet the people behind the beer.

This year they’ve also added an Australian Craft Spirit section, giving you the opportunity to discover a range of proudly Australian made spirits.

There will be live entertainment, good food, giveaways and enough ale to satisfy all tastebuds.

Last year’s event sold out. Grab your tickets now.

Your ticket price includes;

5 Drink Tickets
AUD5 donation to the Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club
Eats - select one item from their King of Craft Beer Fest Menu on the day
Live entertainment
1 x King of Craft Beer Fest Key Ring
Promotional giveaways.
Petula Clark - Caloundra
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
With three Grammy Awards and millions of sales to her name, Petula Clark is the iconic artist behind countless huge global hits including “Downtown”, “I Know a Place”, “My Love”, “This is My Song”, and “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love”.

Still blessed with a continuing love for creating music and an ability to inspire audiences all over the world, her career is a story that new artists can only aspire to emulate.
Dave Hughes - Hairy
Date Thu 2nd May 2019
Dave hasn't had a haircut since last year. His own fringe is now a face curtain. What has prompted this radical change - is it a crisis? Is he going through manopause? Why doesn't he bow to his critics? What does his wife think? Does she even see him anymore?

So many questions. Maybe some of these will be answered in his new show. The only way to know is to come along. You can't rely on a friend telling you what happens. Only your own ears and eyes can be trusted. Book now.
Craft Beer and Food Twilight Races
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Come along with your family and friends to enjoy a great evening of fun and action.
On Friday 3rd May, the Sunshine Coast Turf Club will be hosting the Craft Beer & Food Twilight Races. The event will cater to all age groups. In addition to the live racing action from 3.40pm to 7.15pm, there is also a vintage car display. Locally based 12 piece band Rockestra - will take to the stage from 7.30pm playing all the hits from the 70's and 80's into the night.

This year the Craft Beer & Cider Festival are teaming up with the SCTC to ensure there is plenty of opportunity to sample 11 local brewers product at an affordable price.

Maleny Wood Expo: From Seed to Fine Furniture
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
Celebrate 23 years of the iconic Maleny Wood Expo with three days of clean country family fun in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Telling the whole timber story and designed to promote sustainable use of native timbers through the work of regional wood artisans, the Expo is now recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia. All wood exhibitors are required to use sustainably harvested native timbers, weed or recycled timbers.

Wander at leisure through lovingly crafted timber products, talk to the craftsmen and women who’ve created them, and visit the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize exhibition.

Glimpse skills of the early timber-cutters, see the best in both hand-crafted traditional and high tech tools and smell the spicy aroma of newly milled timber.

In the Junior Landcare Paddock, the hub for kids' activities, kids of all ages can learn from experienced woodcrafters and use real tools to make toys, furniture or a gift for Mum.

With native plants for sale, live demonstrations of mobile milling, chainsaw carving, woodworking, trade tools and more, it really is “from seed to fine furniture”.

Pull up a hay bale, enjoy great food and fabulous local music. Have a great day among the sawdust!
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Sat 4th May 2019
The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Noosa for one huge night.

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over two and a half hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Presented by World Expeditions.

For more details visit the website.
Time Warp Festival
Date Sun 5th May 2019
The Time Warp Festival celebrates everything Kustom Kulture – hot rods, rockabilly, food and family – based around iconic Rick’s Garage in Palmwoods and showcasing the Sunshine Coast hinterland to over 11,000 daily visitors.

Time Warp creates a beautiful hinterland experience that blends local history with the region’s forward looking coastal culture. Individuals are transported from the bustle of daily life to a centre of regional food, family and revitalisation – built on community values and hospitality whilst showcasing a true hinterland treasure.
Sunshine Coast Anywhere Festival
Date Thu 9th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Discover the nooks and crannies of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa in a way you never expected at the Sunshine Coast Anywhere Festival.

Experience comedy in alleys, drama in backyards, poetry in bowling clubs, music in basements and much more.

Grab some friends and family and explore a real festival of everything Sunshine Coast has to offer in what has been described as one of the "Top Nine Fine International Festivals You Must See!".

Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The Sunshine Coast Anywhere Theatre Festival is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Shire Council.
Eurogliders - Live in The Brewery
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Iconic 80s band The Eurogliders will perform in The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Friday 10 May.

Within a decade of forming, Eurogliders recorded four albums, enjoyed chart topping singles and a swag of awards.

The songs that Bernie wrote took on a life of their own in Grace’s hands - 'Heaven', 'We Will Together', 'Can't Wait To See You', 'Absolutely' and 'The City of Soul'.

It was a dizzying ride to the top, with 10 Top Ten charting singles and albums.



The Eurogliders charted in countries like Japan and America, with 'Heaven' a top five hit on the Billboard USA charts and numerous Countdown and MTV awards.

Since the 80's, Grace has forged an acting career and recorded award-winning jazz albums. Bernie continued writing music and forged a fashion empire with Collette Dinnigan.

An album of new songs was released in 2006, a national tour performed and the magic was still there.



In 2015, Eurogliders released 'Don't Eat The Daisies', comprising new songs and re-workings of classic hits.



2016 saw the release of 'Fragile', Grace’s solo project of songs penned by Bernie.

Fragile comprised blues, soul and folk tracks - and was welcomed with rave reviews.

Ultraman Australia
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Mon 13th May 2019
Ultraman Australia is a multi day ultra distance triathlon.

The event runs over three days and consists of a 10 kilometre swim and 145 kilometre bike ride on day one. On day two there will be a 276 kilometre bike ride and on day three there will be a 84.3 kilometre run.

Cooroy Fusion Festival
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Ten years ago, Cooroy Fusion Festival started as a celebration for the opening of the Cooroy Library.

It has since morphed into a one day community festival that delights thousands of locals and is testament to what makes Cooroy special - community.

“It’s a festival that includes the entire community with groups that have stalls at the festival, local businesses which sponsor the event, great local entertainment, market and food stalls, dozens of volunteers who assist in running the event and of course the thousands of people who come to experience everything the festival has to offer.

If you’d like to get involved, we urge you to get in contact, as it is a great way to be connected to your community,” said festival chairperson, Jim Ennis.

Island Charity Swim
Date Sat 11th May 2019
The Island Charity Swim is a test of endurance for the participants and a major fundraiser for the amazing and inspirational children at the Nambour and Currimundi Special schools.

It is a unique challenge, not only for a very worthy cause but its completion guarantees your inclusion in swimming folklore, an exclusive club reserved for those who meet the sponsorship requirements and complete the course.
Noosa Food and Wine Festival
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Mon 20th May 2019
Spread over five mouth-watering days from 16 to 20 May 2019, Noosa Food and Wine Festival is an annual love affair of great food, wine, live music and entertainment in one of Australia’s favourite foodie destinations, Noosa.

Whether you are looking for beachfront brunches, dinners with celebrity chefs, live cooking demonstrations or a party under the stars, there’s something for everyone in their 2019 program.
Kallidad + Flaskas at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Kallidad bring their sensational sounds to The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel, supported by Flaskas.

With their trademark “Day of the Dead” facepaint, Sydney-based instrumental trio Kallidad has a visual image every bit as striking as their sound.

Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with hard rock roots to create a once in a lifetime sound that has seen the group tour the world.



The line-up is two Spanish guitars and a box drum - but don't let the lightweight set up fool you. Kallidad can rock a crowd from top to bottom! The group combines influences from flamenco and mariachi music with rock and metal to create a powerful, energetic and uplifting sound that gives the audience no choice but to dance!

Flaskas have a trademark sound they call 'Earth Rock' – a high-power blend of alternative, coastal roots, funk, folk, blues and Indigenous music utilising native instruments.

They are infectious in the way they command the stage. Their unique sound is instantly earthy with a distinctly Australian rhythm - a true taste of modern tribal story-telling at its best.

Persian Cooking Class
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
Persia - Opulence, Saffron, nuts, fruits and jewelled rice. Back to basics cooking here using a simple spice called Baharat. Blending and grinding your own blend, you will then weave this spice through some dishes that you will create in the morning. Persian food is quick and easy to make, is fresh and very aromatic.

Cooking in pairs, five to six beautiful dishes will be created throughout the morning (100 per cent hands on cooking), including making a spice blend, before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labour over lunch.
Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir presents Elijah
Date Sat 18th May 2019
The Sunshine Coast’s own Oriana Choir is proud to bring you this magnificent Oratorio, in collaboration with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra. Mendelssohn’s choral and orchestral masterwork depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet, Elijah, with lyrics based directly on the text of the Old Testament books of I and II Kings.

The oratorio was premiered in 1846, and has come to hold its place with the greatest choral works still being performed the world over. Mendelssohn was inspired by his baroque heroes Handel and Bach, but the music is all Mendelssohn, and reflects his genius as a Romantic composer.

Oriana is no stranger to performing major choral works. Past presentations include Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass In C Minor, Faure’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat. Oriana has long desired to perform this very special work, and is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the B.S.O., to stage it as part of the Events Centre’s re-opening celebrations next year.
Sunshine Coast Relay For Life
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. With live entertainment, activities, food trucks and more, this is an event suited for the whole family public is welcome to attend. Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the Sunshine Coast 2019 Relay today!
Pop! Pop Art, Bubbles and Canapes
Date Sat 18th May 2019
An exclusive first-look at works by internationally renowned Pop Artist, Peter Phillips.

In partnership with the Noosa Food and Wine Festival join them for the inauguration of Phillips’ newly-constructed studio gallery with a retrospective exhibition spanning the course of his six-decade career.

Canapés by acclaimed creative Chef Josh Lopez, best known for his role at the lauded two-hat GOMA and winner Citi Qld Chef of the Year as well as Young Chef of the Year.

Artisanal cocktails prepared by Noosa’s newly launched ‘Fortune Distillery’ made with limited edition/limited release spirits in partnership with Peter Phillips. The edition of six art bottles will be unveiled on the day.

Freeman Prosecco from specialist family wine company, Freeman Vineyards, located in the hilltops of New South Wales. Handcrafted from estate grown grapes the Freeman Prosecco displays a fine dry bead, classic pear and sherbet aromas and a smidge of yeasty complexity.

Tickets are limited.
The Proclaimers
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have reached a rarefied status: after three decades they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, The Proclaimers continue to garner new fans.

A highly-individual blend of punk, folk, pop, poetry, country, soul, socialism and new wave, The Proclaimers walk precisely the right line between romance and bitter reality. Their songs are timeless; with their catchy tunes and stirring harmonies they capture the full gamut of human emotions.

Expect to hear the classics Let’s Get Married, Sunshine on Leith, Letter From America, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and songs from their highly acclaimed 11th studio album Angry Cyclist produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Kylie Minogue and Roger Daltrey).
Charmaine Wilson
Date Mon 20th May 2019
Charmaine Wilson is a world-renowned Australian medium, who has been consistently recognised for her skill and compassion since awakening to her gift in 1999. She was the winner of Channel Seven’s inaugural season of The One, and was also honoured as Queensland Psychic of the Year in 2008 and Australian Psychic of the Year for 2005. Charmaine tours extensively around the country, and runs workshops all year long.

She has lived through a lot of heartache in her life, including the death of her brother and her four-year-old daughter, both to tragic accidents. Her mother passed in late 2006. These deaths have made her a most compassionate and understanding reader, especially in relating to how her clients may be feeling.

Charmaine has been dedicated to giving accurate information about the spirit world to her clients since she began her work in 2002. She has toured extensively around Australia and works on radio stations throughout regional Australia.
Pint of Science (Sunshine Coast)
Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Wed 22nd May 2019
Pint of Science is a three day festival bringing the latest in science research to pubs across Australia (and the world!). Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub!

Please visit the Pint of Science Australia website for all updates regarding venues.
The Ten Tenors - Love Is In The Air
Date Tue 21st May 2019
Love is in the Air – and they want to share it with you all!

We all adore songs about love. From “All You Need Is love” to “Money Can’t Buy Me Love”, “How Deep Is Your Love” to “The Look Of Love”, and that enduring classic “The Book Of Love”. These songs and many more celebrate one of the greatest feelings in the world, the glory of love, which is all around us each and every day. They’re the best reminder that love is free but can make you feel like the richest person in the world, if you open your heart.

In 2019, The Ten Tenors are embracing love and will be singing some of the most popular feel-good love songs and wedding first dance songs of all time. They’ll cover many of your favourite romantic tunes, from pop songs with a twist to classic love songs, and even a few of the most famous and touching love arias in existence. For anyone with a soft spot for a tender tune, this is an experience not to be missed.
Me And My Shadow
Date Tue 21st May 2019
Me And My Shadow is about the fanciful escapades of a girl making friends with her shadow.

Children love to play with shadows, but making friends with your shadow can be a tricky business. There are things to sort out, problems to solve, adventures to have and laughter to be shared.

Me And My Shadow is a gentle magical visual poem for children, using paper, light, shadow, colour, water, music, sound and words to create a world of play where the imagined becomes real. With fantastical imagery, quirky physical performances and an intriguing score, Me And My Shadow ignites the imagination in a poetical experience that explores the trials and joys of friendship.
Volkswagen Scramble Championship Final
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Mon 27th May 2019
In 2018/2019 the Volkswagen Scramble celebrates its 27th Anniversary season and an exciting new chapter in the event’s extensive history, with Volkswagen the events new naming rights partner.

The Championship Final, which is held at the magnificent Twin Waters Golf Club and Novotel Twin Waters Resort, is the culmination of the event and comprises teams of five (four amateurs and their PGA Club Professional) competing in full tournament conditions. The tournament is held over four days and includes a line up of social activities and golf, with the top half of the field being joined by a PGA Tour Professional on the final day's play.

Over 30000 players compete in the event at local level every year for the chance to win through to the experience of a lifetime at the Championship Final. The teams that compete have qualified through their local event (400 plus held nationally) and Regional Final for a position in the Championship Final.
Senior Moments
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
Senior Moments is a comedy revue with a deliciously funny and fresh collection of comic sketches and songs performed by a cast who are old enough to know better.

Gold Logie winner John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules), Play School icon Benita Collings, master satirist Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) with former Channel 9 Midday maestro Geoff Harvey on piano, all combine to deliver a somewhat silly show for otherwise sensible seniors.

“A fabulous, fun-filled 90 minutes…” – The Blurb Magazine
Runaway Noosa Marathon
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Runaway Noosa Marathon will be as much about achieving your running goals as it is escaping to a weekend filled with sunshine and good times.

Running social with a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap on road course that starts and finishes in the heart of Noosa township so you’re never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course entertainment.

Choose from five different race distances from the half lap five kilometre fun run, the 10 kilometre, 21 kilometre, 30 kilometre or the full four lap marathon.
People, Plates and Places Green Valley Fingerlime Farm, Beerwah
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Their amazing restaurants without walls create memories that last.

People, Plates and Places takes you to where fresh food is grown. It’s a plate to paddock collaboration of chef and farmer. Meet and talk with the farmer, chef, winemaker and other growers. Hear their stories, their passion and their provenance. Behind farm gates, in the paddock, under the stars. It’s a tranquil setting.

One long table, white tablecloths, sparkling glasses, crockery and cutlery. Candles complete the canvas. Sharing good food and wine with good company. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures.

Each course is creatively crafted for your sensory pleasure. Carefully selected authentic produce showcases local growers and regional flavours together with matching wines.

Wanting to share a relaxed outdoor five course dining experience? Looking for like-minded food-lovers who enjoy healthy eating? Keen to leave the daily bustle behind? Prepared for a sinking sun succumbing to a rising moon?

Enjoying these special People, Plates and Places opportunities is easy.

Bookings essential on their People, Plates and Places Green Valley Farm booking page.
Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Enjoy a smashin, fun filled day at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.

Roll a pumpkin down Policemans Hill in the unique, Great Australian Pumpkin Rollâ„¢, enjoy quirky, novelty pumpkin competitions, a street parade, all day live entertainment on stage, huge street markets, demonstrations, displays and much, much, more.

Treat yourself to a variety of pumpkin foods, including homemade pumpkin scones, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread rolls, pumpkin and lamb sausages and the best ever pumpkin soup made from the festival’s secret recipe.

Enjoy billy tea, stew and damper.

There is a chance to win great prizes just by joining in and having fun - check the website for details.

Dress up for the Pumpkin Pageant.

It's a ton of Pumpkin fun for the whole family.

Camping is available and there is free entry to the festival.

For more information please phone them or visit their website.

QCC Sunshine Coast Pro
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
The three event 2019 Queensland Championship Circuit will now see Queensland Champions crowned for both the Open Men's and Open Women's divisions. For the first time in recent years the state’s best open women will now get the chance to compete at some of the most iconic breaks in Queensland including Kirra Point and Currumbin Alley.

​Surfing Queensland is proud to boast AUD10,000 in cash and prizes for both men and women over the three event series well as valuable QCC series ratings points.

Based on competitors' best three-of-three results, the series' and per the 2019 Surfing Australia Rule Book , the top 4 Men's and top 3 Women's 2019 QCC competitors will be eligible to represent Queensland at the 2019 Australian Titles.
World Environment Day Festival 2019
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
This free family fun event showcases innovative developments in arts, fashion, food and sustainability - raising awareness and educating as you have fun. The exhibitors will help you save money with key tips around household sustainability. Great food and entertainment is on all day and you will learn a lot about the Sunshine Coast's regional biodiversity, coast and hinterland.
Foster And Allen
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Legendary Irish folk music duo Foster and Allen are number one stars across the globe, having 30 new-release charting albums over a 40-year career, the only act in the world to do so.

This legendary Irish folk music act began in 1975 when Mick Foster and Tony Allen formed their duo after many years of playing together. Their big break came with the single ‘A Bunch of Thyme’ which stayed in the Irish charts for an unbelievable 53 weeks and became a number one single in the British Top 20.

Foster and Allen’s mega-hits include ‘Old Flames’ and ‘Maggie’ which has seen them amass record sales in excess of 20 million sales worldwide due to their loyal fan-base.

Foster and Allen’s style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever. Join them on their 2019 Australian tour.
The Gladiator
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Come and celebrate National Italian day on June 2 and embrace your inner Gladiator. Run Queensland and Fresca Café have collaborated to bring you an authentic Italian experience whilst running on a beautiful trail.

It will be a day of fun and the perfect running distance for both the new and experienced trail runners. Test your strength tackling Goliath (Wild Horse Mountain) and see if you know your Roman numerals?

There will be prizes for the best dressed and running club games of strength.

Come dressed as an inspired Gladiator and get the opportunity to lead the peasants through the Colosseum and out onto the trail.

Afterwards enjoy some yummy Italian coffee and treats.

Come and join in the fun.

Darren Coggan - Like A Rhinestone Cowboy
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
Multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots ‘Like A Rhinestone Cowboy’, delivering the vocal authenticity and guitar prowess of the great Glen Campbell. In a personal reflection, Darren respectfully honours the indelible voice behind the golden hits of the 60’s and 70’s including Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Try A Little Kindness, Galveston, True Grit, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy and many more.

“Glen Campbell has always been an inspiration to me, from a very early age, he was the reason I wanted to be a country singer, in fact my parents have cassette tapes of me singing Rhinestone Cowboy at the age of about 4. I had the honour of touring with Glen on his Australian tour in 1997, opening up his show each night as a fresh faced, 24 year-old from Wagga Wagga. Glen went out of his way to make me feel welcome, watching my performance from the wings each night and encouraging me to take the road less travelled and be myself.” Reflected Darren.
2019 Masters QLD State Titles- Event 2 (Sunshine Coast)
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
In a bid to provide the state's Male Masters and Female Masters competitors with additional competitive opportunities in 2019, Surfing Queensland is once again bolstering the Queensland Masters Surfing Championship to a combined two-event series presented by Nusa Cana Rum.

The two-event series will crown Queensland Masters State Champions across the Over 35, Over 40, Over 45, Over 50, Over 55 and Over 60 Men's divisions as well as female competitors in the Over 35 division.

The series is an exclusive qualification pathway for competitors aiming for selection into the Queensland Surfing Team set to compete at the Australian Open Surfmasters Titles in July/August 2019.
Robertson Brothers - 60s Variety Show
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Relive the good old days with The Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show’ featuring direct from the hit musical Jersey Boys, Simon Brook McLachlan. An amazing interactive live Variety Television style show, featuring hits from The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Bee Gees and The Hollies.

Take a trip down memory lane with hit after hit that will have you singing, dancing, laughing and crying! With half a million record sales, 22 MO and ACE Awards, along with two ARIA and Golden Guitar nominations, The Robertson Brothers are unquestionably Australia’s leading vocal duo. Oh What A Night….. you’ll have!
Sea and Sound Festival
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
The Sea and Sound festival will feature a showcase of local food vendors from the Mooloolaba area, craft beer stalls as well as a line up of local and interstate artists performing throughout the day.
Choirboys - The Hits Live + 6 pack of hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival - Aussie World
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Choirboys authentic pub rock icons, have given us a swag of enduring Australian pub rock anthems such as Run To Paradise, Boys Will Be Boys, Never Gonna Die and more.

The lads have embarked on a new venture to bring us the 6 pack of classic hits.

Creedence Clearwater Revival recorded and performed in their own inimitable style. This first six-pack is an indulgence.....homage ...… acknowledgment.....a salute to six of the best songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Not only have Choirboys recorded these hits but they have decided to take them to a small number of selected venues for the full live experience - loud sweat driven, gritty and in your face!

Danny Elliott - Musical Mystery Tour
Date Wed 12th Jun 2019
Danny Elliott is truly an extra-ordinarily talented musician, singer and all-round entertainer. Together with beautiful singer, Sharna Le-Grand, they present the music of the Beatles on instrument after instrument, more than 12 in fact!

From the early rock‘n’roll days to their beautiful ballads and mind altering hits of the seventies, this show features wonderful melodies, stories and music from the greatest band of all time.

Whether rocking out on the guitar or piano, a howling sax solo or beautiful melodies on the pan flute, whistles or clarinet, there is amazing versatility and variety on display. The stirring bagpipes also feature in this wonderfully eclectic and entertaining show.

It’s no wonder Danny has been awarded multiple “Mo” and “ACE” awards in Australia for Versatile Variety and Variety Entertainer of the Year, and has supported some huge industry names including Dame Shirley Bassey, The Ten Tenors, The Supremes, and Marina Prior to name a few. Danny is also a regular on many of the worlds most luxurious cruise lines including Cunard, Silver Seas, Crystal, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Princess.
Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live - Sunshine Coast
Date Wed 12th Jun 2019
Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing… happiness.
Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
In 2019 the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show celebrates its 114th show. This Show will present an exciting new program with new attractions and events for the whole family to enjoy.

Programming is still being developed and they will update you as their new and exciting program is locked into place.

It is anticipated that their wonderful fireworks display from 2018 will be back again, bigger and better than before - although that will be hard to beat.

They will see more live music performances and busking, so you can shake it or toe tap for three fun days.

With so much to see and do at the 2019 Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show, they look forward to welcoming you!

Marina Prior and David Hobson 'The 2 of Us'
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
With their 2017 show being a complete sell-out and their 50 date national tour in 2018 also selling out, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends, of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior and David Hobson announce their return to The Event Centre on Friday 14 June 2019.

‘The 2 Of Us’, ‘Up Close and Personal ‘ is accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance. Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.

“It’s great that we have the opportunity to take the show to the people, in areas around the country, that we may not have otherwise been able to get to with some of the bigger productions we perform in", says Marina.

"With the Up Close and Personal show, it's like you’re in our living room and we’re in yours, singing both yours and our favourite songs with a few funny career stories thrown in", says David.
Puttin' On The Ritz
Date Thu 20th Jun 2019
Dig out your sequins and slip into your dancing shoes. It’s time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Back by popular demand, following the huge success of their 2017 debut Australian tour and direct from London, Puttin’ On the Ritz is returning to Australia this June. Come and enjoy the all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time.

Delivering all the razzamatazz and style, this wonderful extravaganza celebrates the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days.

The soundtrack includes timeless classics by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter including Cheek to Cheek, Alexander’s Rag Time Band, Birth of the Blues, Swanee, Night and Day, I Got Rhythm, Easter Parade and of course Puttin’ On the Ritz.

In glittering costumes, the stellar cast of energetic dancers and multi-talented vocalists will give you a glamorous night out and a show you’ll never forget.
Winter Pilates Escape Retreat
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Mon 24th Jun 2019
You will enjoy this Pilates Retreat from Friday June 21 to Monday June 24, 2019. It is a luxurious three night / four day retreat​ in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at Woody Grove Retreat, Mapleton.

​Inclusions:
Three nights luxury accommodation.
Delicious, professionally catered meals.
Daily Pilates classes.
One hour massage or reiki session.
Meditation, to restore balance and reconnect.
Workshops designed to inspire a healthy, balanced life.
Nature walks.
Leisure time.
Heated swimming pool with magnificent views.

All activities are optional - your retreat, your choice.
A small number of private rooms and day guest places (Saturday) are available.
Optional private Pilates session, to deepen your self practice (additional fee applies).
Camerata - Queensland Chamber Orchestra
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra are delighted to be performing for the Sunshine Coast community for the first time. Known for its adventurous programming Camerata will present a program designed to provide audiences with an enjoyable night out for the whole family. Performing without a conductor the program will be a mix of great classics as well as new Australian music. With a reputation for passionate, exciting performances this will be a concert not to be missed!

This tour is made possible with the generous support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
A Taste Of Ireland
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
Australian audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance. Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste Of Ireland explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features world, all Ireland and national champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects pure Irish talent.

Melodic Celtic accordion, alongside raw and rhythmic guitar and banjo, complimented with heart felt sound of the traditional tin whistle, the tunes are Munster born & Dublin raised.

HEADLINE ARTISTS – CEILI MOORE and BRENT PACE

Ceili Moore performed the lead role opposite Michael Flatley in “Lord Of The Dance” on tour throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, South Africa and London’s West End Palladium Theatre. Her dancing highlights include the Graham Norton Show, BBC Proms In The Park, Dancing Down Under and The Wiggles videos. Ceili has returned to Australia and teamed up with her partner, choreographer and producer Brent Pace to perform in A Taste of Ireland. Brent was the lead principal in “Gaelforce Dance” and “Rhythms of Ireland” and is a world medalist and six time national champion.

A Taste of Ireland
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
This year Australian audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance. Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste Of Ireland explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features world, all Ireland and national champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects pure Irish talent. Melodic Celtic accordion, alongside raw and rhythmic guitar and banjo, complimented with heart felt sound of the traditional tin whistle, the tunes are Munster born & Dublin raised.

Headline Artists: Ceili Moore and Brent Pace

Ceili Moore performed the lead role opposite Michael Flatley in “Lord Of The Dance” on tour throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, South Africa and London’s West End Palladium Theatre. Her other dancing highlights include the Graham Norton Show, BBC Proms In The Park, Dancing Down Under and The Wiggles videos. Ceili has returned to Australia and teamed up with her partner, choreographer and producer Brent Pace to perform in A Taste of Ireland. Brent was the lead principal in “Gaelforce...

See Eventfinda for more information.
Peter Williams - Medium Live
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
After numerous sell out performances across Australia and overseas in 2018, hugely popular psychic-medium Peter Williams returns for another tour in 2019.

Peter is known for bringing a modern and refreshing feel to his events. He amazes audiences with his ability to communicate with loved ones passed over, but does so with energy, laughter and a heartfelt respect. Peter works very closely with the souls passed over to deliver messages to members of the audience and adds small educational anecdotes throughout to ensure everyone can walk away feeling positive and uplifted.
Coffee Painting Workshop
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Coffee Painting – Find that creative, coffee beast that is lurking in the beans of your coffee cup. Learn some new art techniques to minimise your paint palette by only using three shades of brown straight from your coffee cup and leave with a beautiful piece of art created by you. Make a day of it and soak up the Gallery surroundings while you enjoy your favourite brew!
Ball Park Music – Good Good Mood Tour
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
Ball Park Music have announced their 'Good Good Mood Tour', taking their latest album 'Good Mood' and favourite hits to regional towns and cities all around Australia. Joining them on the road will be indie singer-songwriters Tia Gostelow and Butternut Sweetheart.

2018 was a tremendous year for Ball Park Music. Their fifth record 'Good Mood' debuted at #6 on the ARIA chart and received ARIA Award nominations for Best Cover Art, Best Producer and Best Engineer. triple j listeners voted it their #1 album of 2018 in triple j’s Album Poll. The euphoric single ‘Exactly How You Are’ landed at #18 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2017 and ’The Perfect Life Does Not Exist’ came in at #39 on Hottest 100 of 2018.

Their national tour with San Cisco saw them play the biggest venues of their career, taking on hometown venue the Riverstage, Big Top in Sydney, Fremantle Arts Centre and selling out Festival Hall in Melbourne. Regional fans, don’t miss this unforgettable live show when it comes to town.
Kenilworth Food Fest
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
The Kenilworth Wine and Cheese Festival has morphed into the Kenilworth Food Fest for 2019.

Along with the name change, comes a new date as well! List this date in your diaries: June 29, 2019. We have listened to feedback from all our clientele and feel that celebrating this day-long event in winter offers a respite from the summer heat, while allowing us to develop the range of providores and offerings.

This year we are really working on tantalising your taste-buds with the very finest of our local producers and vendors.

It’s going to be a great day out sampling local food and wines with an uber friendly atmosphere. Matt Golinski heads up our list of local and national chefs who will be demonstrating on the day using locally sourced products.

Wine Vintners, and Beer and Cider brew-masters will be sharing their wares with a flourish. Entertainment abounds in the form of solo artists and duos – those loved from previous years and some up and coming artists from both the ‘Unearthed’ scene and Tamworth.

Visit our website at: https://kenilworthfoodfest.org.au/ Or FaceBook page : Kenilworth Food Fest for all the details and listing of events.

Hinterland Craft Beer Festival
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
Saturday 29 June 2019 will see the HINTERLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi from 12noon til 8pm.

Beer lovers will be pleased to know it’s again FREE ENTRY to the event.

If you love making beer, learning about beer, talking beer, and, of course, tasting beer, then you most certainly ought to save the date for what is sure to be your kind of afternoon.



This boutique event will bring together top brewers from across the Sunshine Coast - sharing insight into what makes their beers taste so damn fine and how they do it.



To accompany the sensational brews, there will be some seriously tasty street food on hand, street performers and a program of live music and grooves throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Save the date, and spread the word. It’s going to be one helluva fun day.

Toni Childs - Retrospective
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two hour performance as she celebrates her 30 year anniversary of Union. Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman’s Boat and Keep the Faith. The second hour will be your introduction to Toni’s new music from two very special albums It’s All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet.

Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Toni is a celebrated singer/songwriter known for her powerful voice, inspiring independent spirit and crafted storytelling

With fans in over 50 countries around the world, Toni has produced a list of international hits such as: Don’t Walk Away, Stop Your Fussin’, Walk and Talk Like Angels, Zimbabwe, Where’s the Ocean, Many Rivers to Cross, I’ve Got To Go Now and Because You’re Beautiful, to name a few.

Toni has opened for Bob Dylan, and performed duets with greats such as Al Green and Peter Gabriel.
Knitfest - Yarn and Fibre Arts Festival
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
The Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny explodes in a sea of colour as the Knitfest Yarn and Fibre Arts festival takes over the town for the first weekend in July each year. Yarnbombing showcases this event where the town’s streetscape is wrapped in art, as the Knitfest Team yarnbomb trees, buildings and inanimate objects.

The festival hosts 30 workshops, guest speakers, music, 60 trade stalls, a Suitcase Market, demonstrations and competitions, entertainment.

Take the free Knitfest Bus as it weaves around the Festival Precinct, past the colourful decorated trees and down to the Showgrounds where the Queensland Alpaca Association's Fleece and Halter show is on. The theme this year is Outer Space/Sci-Fi so it's no surprise that the Brisbane Astronomical Society have joined the event for a huge Stargazing night. Tickets for the Workshops and Stargazing night are available online on their website.

Knitfest volunteers have been working hard to prepare the many yarnbombing projects for this year's event. If you would like to become involved, sell your crafts or enter the many competitions in this creative festival, please contact the Festival Team, all ages welcome.

Knitfest is a free, fun day out for the whole family.

Queensland Air Museum - Open Cockpit Weekend
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
This is a spectacular weekend of fun and entertainment. More than 20 historic aircraft open to the public including the F-111, DC-3, Mirage Jet, Neptune, Ventura, Fokker F-27 and many more. Engine runs on the hour, star wars characters and much more.

There will be a huge range of food and drink options supported by Rotary, Vietnam Vets and a coffee van. Music by 'Girl Friday' Jazz and Blues band.

See the range of aircraft models and model kits at the memorabilia shop.
Check-out the air-side display with vintage and veteran aircraft fly-ins.
This is the only opportunity to "be the pilot for a day". Listen to the stories of their experienced personnel about their aviation careers.

Check out the newly refurbished 'Kids Corner'.
Queensland Air Museum, the largest and most diverse aviation museum in Australia.
Dr Suess's The Cat In The Hat
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat.

In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children’s book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children’s phenomenon.

The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain.The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style.

Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes. Spoiler alert: Things run amuck, and quickly!
Arts and Artisan Craft Winter School
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Visit Buderim and share the delights of making art for 9 days.

Join them at the Buderim Craft Cottage Winter School of Arts and Artisan Crafts.

"Hands-on" Master classes and Beginners classes in seven art and artisan craft fields. An opportunity for established artists to expand their repertoire and for aspiring artists to explore their creative urges.

On offer is a nine day programme of intensive tuition in small groups, arranged by Buderim Craft Cottage.

The Winter School comprises 14 one-or two-day classes. It will be held at the Cottage’s beautiful complex of artist workshop spaces on the Sunshine Coast.

Applications open online at 9am on 1 March 2019. Class numbers are restricted, and places are allocated in order of application lodgement. You may apply to participate in one or more classes.

The Cottage has engaged some of Australia's most accomplished fine artists and artisan craftspersons to conduct the classes, which will follow a “hands-on” workshop format.
The Winter School is a biennial event run by the Cottage since 2011.

Details, including explanation of the workshops, tutor details and costs are on the Buderim Craft Cottage website.

Aladdin Jr - Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
All your wishes will come true when Disney’s all time classic musical takes to The Event Centre stage these winter holidays.

From the company that brought you Legally Blonde Jr, Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre is back this July with Aladdin Jr! A cast of 50 talented performers, all under the age of 18, will bring to life Disney’s beloved musical.

This value-for-money production will delight young and old, featuring Disney’s all time favourite characters Aladdin, Jasmine & the Genie!

So grab your magic carpet, make a wish, and come and experience a whole new world with SCYT these holidays!
Aladdin Jr
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
All your wishes will come true when Disney’s all time classic musical takes to The Event Centre stage these winter holidays.

From the company that brought you Legally Blonde Jr, Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre is back this July with Aladdin Jr! A cast of 50 talented performers, all under the age of 18, will bring to life Disney’s beloved musical. This value-for-money production will delight young and old, featuring Disney’s all time favourite characters Aladdin, Jasmine & the Genie!

So grab your magic carpet, make a wish, and come and experience a whole new world with SCYT these holidays!
Queensland Garden Expo
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Queensland Garden Expo is a three day celebration of gardening.

The event attracts over 40,000 green thumbs and novice gardeners from across Queensland and interstate. Held at Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, it is ideally situated to showcase all the best of subtropical gardening.



An extensive Lecture and Demonstration Program, Landscape Display Gardens, over 360 exhibits including 55 nurseries, a Giant Kitchen Garden Feature and a cooking stage are just a few of the things visitors can enjoy at the Expo.

Great food, entertainment and a range of free children's activities all combine to make Queensland Garden Expo a great day out for all the family.

Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2019
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
Tom Quilty Gold Cup is the annual national championship event for equestrian endurance.

This event rotates between states and in July 2019 will be hosted by Stirling's Crossing Endurance Club at Stirling's Crossing Equestrian Complex, Imbil.



The Tom Quilty Gold Cup is strongly contended by endurance riders throughout Australia, with interstate and international competitors participating.



It is anticipated that up to 400 horses may nominate to cover the 160 kilometres of forest tracks with the aim of successfully completing; front runners could complete this task in less than 10 hours.

GPS tracking will assist spectators to monitor rider and horse as they traverse the challenging tracks of Imbil.

Rider and horse combinations leave the ride base at midnight on Friday 14 July 2019 and have until midnight Saturday 15 July to complete the course.

For many riders the aim is to complete and earn a "Quilty buckle"; for some there is a dream of winning the coveted Tom Quilty Gold Cup.

Troy Cassar-Daley
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019
Celebrating an amazing career – solo acoustic with special guest Jem Cassar-Daley. In 2019 Troy will hit the road on his national Greatest Hits tour, a celebration of an incredible career, solo and acoustic.

Throughout his 30 years of making music, Troy has been awarded numerous accolades including 36 Golden Guitars, 4 ARIAs plus a staggering 31 Number 1 chart singles, all of which are collected on his new compilation album Greatest Hits.

Troy will present his songs and the stories behind them in their purest form. He still lives the tales he tells and no one tells a tale like Troy Cassar-Daley.
Velothon Sunshine Coast
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
Welcome to the ultimate winter cycling escape, bringing together a stunning riding location, dream riding conditions and a world class rider experience on and off the bike.

Velothon Sunshine Coast is a Gran Fondo style, mass participation cycling event in and around the renowned hinterland and coastal roads of the Sunshine Coast.

There are three distances to choose from so there is was epic ride to suit you:
3 Day Velothon 361 kilometres , 5,340 metres of climbing , Solo or Team
1 Day Velothon 152 kilometres , 2,073 metres of climbing , Solo
1 Day Velothon 90 kilometres , 1,037 metres of climbing , Solo

Ride for the love of it, or set your sites on the daily King of the Mountain, Sprint, Team or Stage winners’ jerseys. At the end of each day kick back and relax with your mates and relive every sprint and summit at the Cotton Tree Park Velo Bar and Clubhouse.

Velothon Sunshine Coast is a new take on the traditional European rides.
NOOSA alive! 2019
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Ten Incredible days and nights in one of the best festival locations imaginable! Presenting the Best of the Best in terms of artists, performers, authors, visual arts, film, food and fun! The 2019 festival is already in the planning phase and promises something for all ages, tastes and price ranges.

Once again Noosa will come alive! July 19 to 28, 2019.

Kiki Dee with Carmelo Luggeri
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019
Join the legendary Kiki Dee for a special intimate performance as she celebrates 5 decades as one of the most prolific recording and touring artist in the UK.

After 100 sell-out shows in the UK, Kiki Dee brings to Australian audiences the most memorable songs of her illustrious career including “I Got The Music In Me”, the hauntingly beautiful “Amareuse”, “True Love” one of the most requested wedding waltzes of all time and of course the smash hit “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”. But she doesn’t stop there. With 12 albums, 4 EPs and 40 singles to her credit Kiki’s repertoire also includes tributes to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, The Everly Brothers and a host of other great songwriters of our generation.

In the early 1990’s Kiki joined forces with songwriter, producer and guitarist Carmelo Luggeri, and having hit it off musically, they took on a new musical direction together, playing acoustic concerts, starting with an appearance at The Royal Albert Hall for World AIDS Day in 1994.

Woolworths Queensland Grommet Titles 2019 – Event 1 Sunshine Coast
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
This the first event of the 2019 Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles for the Under 14 and Under 12 Divisions.

The Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles is the exclusive qualification pathway for the State's elite junior competitors aiming for selection in Queensland's State Junior Surfing Team, set to compete at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year. Please Note: the Under 12 Divisions are not state qualifying divisions.

The series is a key stepping stone in Surfing Queensland's development pathway, with the likes of Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge just a few of the high profile athletes who have previously competed in the junior State surfing series.

Overall series winners will be based on competitors' best two-of-two results therefore it is highly recommended to compete in both Event 1 and Event 2.
Nambour Winter Jazz Fest 2019
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
One of the best musical experiences on the Sunshine Coast’s jazz calendar, the Nambour Winter Jazz Fest presents an exciting day of jazz.

Located in the C-Square complex, Nambour and the Nambour RSL Club, the program offers workshops for musicians, the afternoon Jazz Walk where you can walk between venues to enjoy a variety of acts, The Supper Club, a special dinner show with their headline act, plus a Jazz Breakfast and a Gospel Jazz concert.

The program will appeal to music lovers and jazz enthusiasts of all ages.

With their cafes, bars and food stalls, the Nambour Winter Jazz Fest offers many culinary delights to accompany the fine music throughout the weekend.

Keep an eye on the website for more details soon, but book July 20 and 21 in your diary for a great weekend of jazz, jazz, jazz!

The Clapton Unplugged Show
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
The man… the music… celebrating Eric Clapton and his legendary Unplugged Concert.

The Clapton Unplugged Show features the inspired vocals and guitar playing of Mark Shelley, who, with his long term band, respectfully recreates the magic of Eric Clapton and his legendary Unplugged Concert.

‘Layla’, ‘Signe’, ‘Before You Accuse Me’, ‘Running on Faith’, ‘Tears In Heaven’, ‘Wonderful Tonight’, ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ and more.

Eric Clapton’s career has spanned over six decades. Lauded as being the greatest guitarist of all time, his roots are firmly and obviously embedded in the blues tradition of which he remains both a student and visionary. In his unforgettable ‘Unplugged’ Concert, Clapton paid homage and respect to his roots and those fellow legends that influenced his playing so significantly.

The ensuing album release won three Grammy Awards and sold in excess of 26 million copies worldwide.

Support Act – The Songs of James Taylor – the consummate singer songwriter.

You will lose yourself in this intimate performance of some of James Taylor’s greatest hits ‘Fire and Rain’ ‘Carolina’ ‘Sweet baby James’ and more.

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo 2019
Date Tue 23rd Jul 2019
The 17th annual Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors including Universities, private education providers, TAFE institutes, graduate employment, Defence Force recruiting, student support services and employers, this Careers Expo provides a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof.

The Job Shop is organised in conjunction with the Expo, presenting career seekers with "real jobs" and the opportunity to meet face to face with local and national employers. A variety of positions will be available and can be viewed on the website closer to the event.



Keep an eye on their Facebook page as visitors have the chance to win multiple prizes! For more information on the Expo, please visit their website and click on the Sunshine Coast icon.

The expo will be on from 10am to 2pm and 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
Admission is free!

The Umbilical Brothers- Speedmouse
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019
The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon who have so far won a couple of BAFTAs, an Emmy, the Critics’ Choice at Edinburgh Fringe and the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performers, They have performed in 37 countries with five different shows. Now they are returning with one of their most beloved ones, Speedmouse. Full of the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two men create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Speedmouse has earned a bevy of five star reviews and numerous awards including best stage production and best international show, along with a multi-platinum DVD that is sold in every corner of the world.
Heal Yourself Expo - Sunshine Coast
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Heal Yourself Expo’s are much more than just another new age event, they are a community of healers, teachers, and change makers with a passion to support their communities, and educate people that we have the power to Heal Ourselves and Heal the Planet.

They have planned a great line-up of practitioners, speakers and workshops that focus on teaching and showing the general public how they can take control of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

They will continue their line up of entertainment and a Kids Zone so that parents can be free to explore and attend the speakers and workshops.

So with soaring health costs, and the increased pressure on families for time, money and uncertainty the increased stress it places on everyone’s health, it is even more important that they assist people to take some personal responsibility and rediscover the ways of self-healing.
Caloundra Quilt Show
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Come join Caloundra Quilters to celebrate Christmas in July.

Quilts in all manner of styles, colours, sizes and design including wall hangings will be on display.

There will also be Member’s handmade craft items for sale, local trader’s tables, and raffles.

A Sentimental Journey - Celebrating Doris Day
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
Join Melly Melody for her wonderful matinee showcase as she sings Doris Day’s most popular and cherished songs from stage, screen, studio and bandstand!

Featuring a swinging five-piece band together with lively stories told through songs and images, 'A Sentimental Journey, Celebrating Doris Day' will have you tapping your toes and singing your heart out!

Featuring Doris's most beloved songs such as "Que Sera Sera", "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps", "Tea For Two", “It’s Magic”, “Secret Love”, "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" and many more!

A Sentimental Journey, Celebrating Doris Day' pays homage to one of the world’s greatest performers…A living legend who celebrates her 97th birthday in 2019!
Motherhood The Musical
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
In this original play Motherhood The Musical, four women share their insights, challenges and pleasures at a baby shower. You’ll get a peek into the powerful friendship of Amy, a soon-to-be first-time mum; Brooke, a hard-working lawyer; Barb, a stressed-out mother of five; and Tina, a single mum seeking to balance work, her family and her divorce. It’s funny, fun, lively and a little bit naughty.

The musical, which has original songs, all written or co-written by Fabisch, includes the hilarious “The Kids Are Finally Asleep” and the tender ballad “I’m Danny’s Mum”. As well as “Baby Weight Blues” and “We Leak!”

From being pregnant to facing an empty nest to anxiously awaiting one’s first grandchild, this musical really covers the entire wonderful, crazy journey of being a mother that audiences can relate to.

Anyone who has ever been a parent, including fathers, can relate to this show and the characters on stage.

Soweto Gospel Choir - Songs of the Free
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019
The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir has been spreading sheer joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades! Hailing from the town of Soweto, the birthplace of South Africa’s democratic movement’s struggle for freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics. Comprised of 20 of the best artists in South Africa, these uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban.

In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, The Choir will perform a rousing program celebrating the life of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela and international gospel classics including a spine-tingling take on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and an extraordinary rendition of “Amazing Grace” which has had over 15 million views on YouTube.

Don’t miss the spectacular Soweto Gospel Choir LIVE in Australia in 2019!
Wishlist Jazz and Wine Festival
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
The Wishlist Jazz ad Wine Festival is a relaxed afternoon event set on the paddock of one of Gympie’s most esteemed and historic venues, Gunabul Homestead.

Featuring live entertainment from celebrated jazz artists, gourmet food and fine wine, plus an all-inclusive VIP verandah and corporate marquees.
Boys In The Band
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
Following on from their 2018 sell-out concerts, internationally acclaimed ‘Boys in the Band’ is proud to present their brand new show “Jukebox Revolution…every record tells a story!” celebrating the most iconic artists of the 20th century.

Starring Australia’s finest leading men and backed by their sensational band The Players, this dazzling performance features over 50 years of mega hits in an all singing, all dancing, high octane concert.

Boys in the Band have performed among star-studded company such as Pharrell Williams, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and Pseudo Echo, entertaining audiences across the globe. Highlight concert performances including Singapore F1 Grand Prix, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Mandela Theatre Johannesburg, The Star Gold Coast, Arts Centre Melbourne and festivals such as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Sydney Taronga Zoo and Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series.



Elvis, Bee Gees, Johnny O’Keefe, Queen, Jackson 5, Beatles, ACDC, John Farnham… and many more!

Get ready to join the revolution!

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon
Date Sun 4th Aug 2019
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia.  Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over one million dollars for charity and community groups.

It is the host of the Australian Half Marathon Championships.

Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland near the barrier reef and Steve Irwin’s iconic Australia Zoo, this not-for-profit event has been timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast times.

Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 kilometre, five kilometre and thetqo kilometre. Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean.

The Half Marathon is a one loop course with Marathon entrants completing a multi loop course (1 is 21 kilometres and two are 10.5 kilometres) making the most of the on-course entertainment and crowds of spectators before a red carpet ‘hero’ finish.

With a distance to suit every ability and age group, this community-focused, world-class athletic event caters to all those wanting to take part.
Caloundra Jetski's Seafood Safari
Date Mon 5th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
Caloundra Jetski’s Seafood Safari A half day experience for fun loving foodies. Jetski the entire length of the Ramsar listed Pumicestone Passage past ancient volcanoes, to Sandstone Point Bribie Island, to indulge in a locally sourced seafood extravaganza at Spinnaker Sound Marina.

Subject to availability, the menu includes Mooloolaba prawns, cracked sand crabs, natural oysters, soft shell crab , calamari and fish cooked just the way you like it. The meal, prepared by Dock n Dine’s French chef will be served overlooking the marina and its prawn trawler fleet. On the way home, we will explore the agility of our remarkable clean, green fun machines, keeping an eye out for the turtles, dugongs, dolphins and the myriad of eagles and wading birds that call Pumicestone Passage home.

Relive your gourmet adventure with photos and videos taken en route and posted to Facebook. Caloundra Jetski is a member of Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame having achieved successive Certificates of Excellence.
Practically Perfect - The Music of Julie Andrews
Date Wed 7th Aug 2019
For generations she has graced the stage and screen, and is fondly remembered for being Maria in The Sound of Music and of course, the wonderful nanny in Mary Poppins.

Now in one glorious stage production, Practically Perfect celebrates the life and music of the legendary Dame Julie Andrews.

Featuring some of her best known songs from shows such as Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Victor Victoria and more, interwoven with stories of her life both on and off the stage, be taken on an all singing, all dancing journey from the West End to Broadway and onto Hollywood.

With beautiful costumes, extraordinary dancing together with some of the most memorable music ever written and sung, this is an exquisite musical tribute to a living legend which will thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Starring Karla Hillam and her Leading Man, Jonathan Guthrie-Jones, Practically Perfect – The Music of Julie Andrews is, well simply practically perfect.

‘Another wonderful production brought to you by the team behind the blockbuster shows A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire’ , ‘Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men’ and ‘A Night in Vegas’.

The Curated Plate
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
The Curated Plate is a new four-day food festival, making its debut on the Sunshine Coast, August 8 to 11, 2019. Celebrating the Chef and the Producer, the festival will bring together the region’s finest produce with the best chefs in the Australian and international dining scene.

The Curated Plate has an exciting program bursting with exclusive culinary events that will span the region, bringing to life the unique local artisan culture. Come and experience the Sunshine Coast’s acclaimed produce and producers, immerse yourself in the flavours forged from organic and sustainable practices, and make your next holiday an adventure in taste.

Create Your Plate
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019
This event will offer an intimate opportunity for guests to experience an interactive evening, up close and personal with hand picked Sunshine Coast producers. Their Head Chef in a collaboration will celebrate and share Wildflower’s unique culture. Stroll through our urban chic hotel with beautiful Lake Kawana providing the perfect backdrop, chilled acoustic tunes in the background whilst interacting with local producers and their kitchen team will showcase a culinary experience to “create your plate”. Their team will personally offer informative highlights to create individual grazing style dishes to be paired with wine, beer and cider tastings and live entertainment by a local artist. A variety of courses will be covered from amuse bouche right through to unique sweet treats.
Hinterland Farm to Fork Experience
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019
Sample the amazing local produce of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Taking you behind the scenes of private farms to meet local producers and hear their stories. Taste some of the amazing fresh produce used in restaurants and venues across the Sunshine Coast. Visiting a local coffee roaster, two local farms, with the final stop at Brouhaha Brewery for a four course lunch featuring local produce from the farms matched with fresh beer brewed on site.

Brouhaha Brewery uses a range of local suppliers, and also send their spent grains from the brewing process to a local Wagyu farm to feed the cattle, which in turn they buy back and use nose to tail in the brewery kitchen. On their return leg we will take the scenic Mountain View Rd and stop in at Mary Cairncross reserve to take in the breath taking views of the Glass House Mountains
The Mary Valley Ratter DeguSTATION Train
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019
Explore, taste and experience the great flavours of the region at the heritage stations of Amamoor, Dagun and Gympie and on board the Rattler steam train as you wind your way through the stunning Mary Valley.

With a toot and a whistle you’re away as local Chefs Matt Golinski, Mark Johnson and James Barnden create your 5-course degustation journey. Local produce will be the hero for each course, complimented with matched beverages and entertainment. From start to finish on board the return journey to Amamoor, the story of food, wine and local produce will be proudly on show.

Each carriage that carries you on your culinary journey has its own unique character. Local volunteers will be on board to serve and share stories of the region, its produce and the Mary Valley Rattler line.
Food, Wine and Wheels: The Curated Plate Cycling Tour
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
Travelers seeking a health and wellness focused trip are invited to join us on this 4 day cycling experience. Combine your passion for cycling with great dining experiences at the 2019 Curated Plate culinary festival. This bespoke itinerary is exclusively designed for only 10 people who appreciate the finest rewards for effort, attention to detail and prowess. Your weekend will include cycling the majestic Sunshine Coast and hinterland, under the guidance and supervision of our professional Australian Cycling Academy (ACA) team. After an active day of cycling, you’ll be rewarded with all the comforts of beachfront accommodation at the 4 star Mantra Mooloolaba.
The Ginger Journey: From Farmer to your Plate
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019 to Fri 16th Aug 2019
Discover the story of the Australian ginger industry from 3rd generation Ginger Farmer Shane Templeton, learn how ginger is harvested and processed at the world leading Buderim Ginger facility, and enjoy a two course ginger-inspired lunch.

Ginger is one of nature’s most delicious culinary spices. It’s not just full of flavour, it is also well-recognised for its health benefits. There is no better place to grow ginger than on the Sunshine Coast due to the Region’s rich volcanic soil, high rainfall and humidity.

Hear the story of the Templeton family, their role in the evolution of Buderim Ginger Growers Cooperative, and how seventy years and three generations later, they produce around 2500 tonnes of the world’s finest ginger. See how ginger from the Templeton’s farms is processed into Buderim Ginger products and then sold in over 17 countries around the world.

Drawing on his love of ginger and his experience in Hatted restaurants in Sydney, Executive Chef Mischa Cleland uses fresh local ingredients to create a stunning two course ginger-inspired lunch, paired with a glass of Buderim Ginger Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Enjoy
Locally Crafted and Local Flavours
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019
Visit a range of local producers to hear their stories and sample their produce. Taste and experience locally produced chocolate, fresh seafood from Mooloolaba, plus a visit to the iconic Big Pineapple which is home to many other local producers, and finally to a local brewery for a delicious lunch featuring local produce and local beer.
Rock'n Through The Ages
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
As the audience enters the Playhouse, the big screens come to life showing original music clips and television commercials from the 50s, 60s and 70s to set the nostalgic mood in the room. This high energy show encourages the audience to join in and sing along with some of the greatest number one hits of all times from Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones and also great bands like Daddy Cool, The Monkees, Dr Hook and many more.

The show is performed and delivered by three seasoned professionals and cheeky entertainers in Greg (Bankxy) Bankx, David (Sprouty) Cail and Steve Cummins and is backed by the RTA Band.

‘Rock’n Through The Ages’ is a totally fun and nostalgic show that guarantees to please.
The Curated Plate, The Restaurant Without Walls
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
People, Plates & Places takes people and plates to places where the food is grown. Our amazing restaurant without walls creates memorable plate-to-paddock dining experiences for our guests.

Our guests will meet and hear from the beef farmer, the vertical food producer and the microbrewer who are contributing produce to the five course meal and refreshments. Our Quintessential Chef, Sean Heyward, will create a unique menu showcasing the produce from the farm - grass finished black angus beef, leafy greens and herbs, as well as other locally-sourced produce. Where possible, we source chemical free produce.

In consultation with the Quintessential Chef, the brewers will create a unique blend especially for the Restaurant Without Walls dinner.

You will enjoy a communal dining experience of good food, good wine, good craft beer and good company in the paddock. Join us, meet new friends and taste the delights of the local produce, before kicking back to watch the sunset and relish the artisan cheeseboard around the fire pit.
A Royal Feast of Opera
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
Welcomed by wandering medieval entertainers in red carpet style to the atmospheric Sunshine Castle after dark – guests will be treated to a magnificent feasting occasion. The evenings exclusively produced Opera concert by the Underground Opera Company will showcase some of the greatest Opera moments of all times accompanied by musical theatre favourites. The show is set to include Arias such as “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, duets from Lakme and The Pearl Fishers, ensembles from Rigoletto and La Traviata!
An opulent pasture to plate locally sourced three course feast fit for a King – brought to you by ‘Good 2 Eat’ Catering Chef Simon Wallace includes a rustic but delicate royal menu served with a medieval twist. The all-inclusive dining extravaganza will be accompanied by a royal selection of beverages especially selected courtesy of the Castle Bar.

In the fashion of the Disney Castle – Fuse Pyrotechnics – a family-owned and operated pyrotechnics and effects company on the Sunshine Coast – will create a spectacular finale production using fireworks, flames and special effects. The Sunshine Coast has never before seen a one off eclectic event mix of this kind. Gather your favourite royals and book “A royal feast of Opera”.
Flaxton Gardens Dining Under The Stars
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
Flaxton Gardens and Mercedes-Benz is proud to partner in presenting “Dining under the Stars” in a classy, relaxed environment where participants can experience the best the Sunshine Coast has to offer in food and wine while overlooking the Coastline lights of the Sunshine Coast.

Flaxton Gardens will host a Gala Banquet dining event for 120-150 guests seated in a clear marque set on the Escarpment under the August stars.



Sparkling wine and freshly shucked oysters and canapes on arrival, followed by a further 3 courses partnering with quality local producers.

Matching wines per course will be served while local musicians will entertain our guests. Short informative spiels about products used for the meals will be given by chefs/producers.

Fireworks finale will round off the last course and guests will receive a complimentary bonbonniere/gift hamper on departure.

Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show - Sunshine Coast
Date Thu 15th Aug 2019
Cliff Richard and The Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard and The Shadows .

The group dominated British popular music in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the years before the Beatles. Cliff Richard and the Shadows were in the forefront of the UK beat-group boom, placing 69 UK charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s, 35 credited to the Shadows and 34 to Cliff Richard and the Shadows.

Performing all the classic hits including ‘Do You Want To Dance’,’Singing The Blues’,’Move It’,‘Lucky Lips’,’Summer Holiday’,‘Bachelor Boy’,‘The Young Ones’,‘Living Doll’,‘Congratulations’, also including legendary instrumentals from The Shadows including ’Apache’,’Wonderful Land’,’FBI’,’Atlantis’,’SleepWalk’ amongst many more with a mix of Cliff Richard solo hits,’Devil Woman’,’We Don’t Talk Anymore’,’Some People’,‘Wired For Sound’ Plus ‘Dreamin’.

This is a tribute concert not to be missed.
Noosa Classic
Date Sun 18th Aug 2019
After a successful inaugural event in 2018, the Noosa Classic is back for its second year!

The Noosa Classic will draw riders from around Australia and overseas to the magnificent Noosa region which is well known as a mecca for sporting events. Noosa offers a diverse and wonderful experience for visitors with beautiful beaches, stunning hinterland and great shopping in a casual environment ... perfect for an extended stay around the Noosa Classic.

The Noosa Classic will feature three courses, all showcasing the beauty of Noosa and its hinterland, touching every corner of the Noosa Shire.

Relax at the end of the Noosa Classic in the event village.
Gympie Music Muster
Date Thu 22nd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Muster is a four day festival in a camping village in the Amamoor State Forest on the edges of the Mary River Valley not far from the town of Gympie.
With a focus on country and the music that is made there, they also make sure that everyone is involved, from boot scooting mornings to poetry cocktail hour readings, smoko songwriting sessions and lazy arvo blues guitar jams, so at the Muster, you feel like you belong.

The final week in August sees the hoop pine valley come alive with the campfires, stage lights and camaraderie.

Effectively run by 1500 local community volunteers, the Muster makes music not just for the four days, but resounds with a regional social impact that lasts at least until next Muster.

Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
Experience the Sunshine Coast's premier multi-arts festival.

Horizon Festival connects artists, industries, communities and audiences through an award-winning celebration of arts and culture.

They bring local, national and international artists together for 10 arts-fuelled days of visual art, music, words and ideas, film, fashion, art and tech, performing arts, street art and creative workshops.

Horizon Festival – connecting, disrupting and delighting through arts, culture and creativity.

Horizon Festival acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kabi Kabi and the Jinibara Peoples of the coastal plains and hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
Billabong Parko's Grom Stomp 2019
Date Thu 29th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
The Billabong Parko's Grom Stomp is the fourth of its kind in Australia alongside Taj’s Small fries (Yallingup, Western Australia), Oz Grom Cup (Coffs Harbour) and the Occy’s Grom Comp (Gold Coast, Queensland). The event attracts grommets from all over the nation not only in hope of the youngsters having their name etched to the famed perpetual trophy but more importantly, proof and self confidence towards a bright future as a surfing professional.
Ink Attack Tattoo and Arts Festival
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
Damien Wickham who recently ranked third in a worldwide online tattoo awards, is proud to present the Ink Attack Tattoo and Arts Festival, an independently funded and family operated festival held annually on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The Ink Attack Tattoo and Arts Festival commenced in 2015 and continues to bring world class artists to the area.

They proudly play host to a stream of Locally, Nationally and Internationally celebrated artists. Over three massive days Friday–Sunday there will be tattoo machines going non-stop where the slew of the tattoo artists battle it out for respect, glory and awards including Tattoo of the day and the title of “Ink Attack Tattoo Artist of the Year”.

The fun doesn’t stop there though with attractions and entertainment for the whole family, jumping castles and face painting for the kids, fire breathing and a licenced bar, live body modification demonstrations, music, market stalls food vendors and entertainment makes it a weekend with something for all.

They won’t give anymore away but it’s safe to say that this is an event that you will not want to miss.
Billabong Parko Grom Stomp
Date Sun 1st Sep 2019 to Wed 4th Sep 2019
Billabong Parko's Grom Stomp is a national surf event with competitors travelling from all surfing states of Australia. The annual event, focuses on the development of junior athletes and is directly aimed at the next generation of emerging talent.

The four day event will see the best of the nations junior surfers compete in eight divisions ranging from 10 and under girls through to the blue ribbon 16 and under boys.

As an added value for the week's event, the man himself Joel 'Parko" Parkinson will trade his World Surf League Championship Tour duties to host the prestigious GROM stomp on the Sunshine Coast.
John Williamson - The Butcherbird Tour
Date Thu 5th Sep 2019
Australian icon John Williamson will celebrate the release of his 52nd album, ‘Butcherbird’, with a national tour. Over the next 18 months he will share his latest original compositions complemented by songs from his massive back catalogue of constantly requested favourites from an amazing 48 year career.

John was inducted into the prestigious ARIA Hall of Fame in 2010. He is the recipient of more awards than he cares to mention, particularly as he considers the reaction from his audiences the most important recognition. Nevertheless, his three ARIA awards, 25 Golden Guitars, numerous MO awards, APRA awards, multiple Platinum and Gold albums and more than four-million album sales are recognition well deserved.

Williamson continues to be at the forefront of significant events, representing the voice of Australians when needed most; from the 2011 Rugby League Grand Final, to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Steve Irwin’s and Sir Donald Bradman’s memorial services, Rugby World Cups, both the first and tenth anniversary of the Bali bombings and, most recently, the opening of the new Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton.

Mallee Boy, True Blue, Fair Dinkum, or whatever you call him, there is no other performer who stirs the Aussie spirit as he does.
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
Date Thu 5th Sep 2019
The festival's funniest in one hilarious night!

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the seventh year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2019 festival to Caloundra!

Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the showcase will feature some of the festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of veteran favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs!

So call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year – don’t miss out on a huge night of laughs!

“The comedians all knew what they had to do to get a laugh, and had the crowd in constant stitches… the talent on show definitely left the crowd wanting more…” – AU REVIEW
Kilkivan Great Horse Ride 2019
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
The 2019 Great Kilkivan Horse Ride is set to be the biggest so far with a three day festival, showcasing the beautiful landscape around the iconic town of Kilkivan. General public and the Horse Riding Community are welcome to join in on what is set to be three days full of Country Music, Entertainment, Grand Concert and Equestrian Centre, Stall Holders, Horse Events and the Spectacular Kilkivan Great Horse Ride and Parade (something not to be missed).
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2019
Date Sun 8th Sep 2019
Perfectly located in the heart of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach offers the perfect year-round climate and is an ideal location for Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast. It's the perfect location to incorporate a relaxing family vacation or just a great place to escape to. The beachside atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast, the friendly people and the endless scenic beauty of Mooloolaba Beach make it a hugely popular destination event.

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast provides a fitting warm up for those athletes heading over to Kona to take on the Ironman World Championship in October.
SCF Research and Sustainability Competition
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
The SCF Research and Sustainability competition will host salt- water, freshwater, boat, kayak, shore, bait/lure, spear and free-diving fisherman from over Australia. Anglers of all ages and skill levels will compete from midnight Friday September 13th, to midday Sunday the 15th, recording their success via the SCF Research & Events smartphone app and will have the chance to share in AUD40-50,000 worth of cash and prizes spread over 30 categories. The data collected will help determine what impact recreational and commercial fishing currently have on our waterways and the steps we need to take to improve or sustain them.
The Old Woman Ocean Paddle
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
Old Woman Island has long been an iconic land mark of the Sunshine Coast. There are many local legends that attempt to explain the Islands history all of which add to the character and intrigue of the region and the waters off the Sunshine Coast.

The Old Woman Ocean Paddle will challenge Ocean ski paddlers as well as SUP and prone board paddlers throughout the 18 kilometre journey from Mooloolaba Spit, along the coast line around the Island and return.
The Big Pineapple Craft Beer and Cider Expo Sunshine Coast
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
With local Australian and New Zealand brewers and cideries chomping at the bit to join the lineup, the 2019 festival bill will see over 30 hand-picked local Australian and New Zealand brewers and cideries come together to showcase some of their most rare and sought after creations to the Sunshine Coast regions craft audience.

Grab your tickets and get ready to brew and chew with a stellar lineup of street food stalls and local produce; over 100 varieties of craft beer and cider and live music in all its glory catering for the young and young at heart !
Netball Queensland Primary Schools Cup
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
The Primary Schools Cup provides an opportunity for girls and boys from all over Queensland to come together to experience competitive netball in a fun and safe environment.
Spot
Date Mon 16th Sep 2019
Spot is one of the most loved dogs in the world, and he’s coming to Australia!

Spot and his friends are off on a new adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost! Can Spot and his friends find them all? They might need a little help from their new friends in the audience.

Eric Hill’s beloved puppy comes to life on stage with puppetry, songs, and puzzles for children aged 18 months and above and their adults.

Presented by arrangement with Salspot Limited, part of Penguin Random House.
TFA National Youth Championships and National School Cup
Date Wed 18th Sep 2019 to Sat 21st Sep 2019
The Touch Football Australia (TFA) National Youth Championships are the national U18 Touch Football Championships held in conjunction with School Sport Australia.

In addition to the U18 championships, The National School Cup will also take place at the same time. This event is reserved for the top performing school teams nationally who have qualified from state School Series events in the Year 9/10 and Year 7/8 divisions.
Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival
Date Thu 19th Sep 2019 to Mon 23rd Sep 2019
A unique boutique music and camping event designed to get you out of town and take you on an adventure that connects you with friends, music and like minded people in an intimate and inspirational setting."

Graceful Australian trees became a natural bushland wall surrounding the property, which itself was shaped like a huge amphitheatre creating clear, warm acoustics, cushioned by lush, soft grasses to relax on

With over 150 of Australia's amazing rock and blues artists performing for three days and nights the calibre of the music is nothing short of incredible! One of the best shows in the country will leave a memory never to forget!

It is as intimate and moving as a house concert, yet as powerful and raunchy as a huge stadium event.

A safe family friendly environment on a private 100 acres.
The Diamonds
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
From the creators of international hit show ‘Boys in the Band’ comes global sensation ‘The Diamonds’ – a celebration of the greatest divas of all time! Grab your friends and get ready to boogie as this hit after hit concert extravaganza brings to life some of the best female anthems the world has ever known. Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and many more.

Backed by their sensational live band ‘The Players’, this spectacular show weaves together more than five decades of music with amazing harmonies, stunning costumes and choreography by internationally renowned Cameron Mitchell (So You Think You Can Dance).

Songs include: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Respect, Rescue Me, Say A Little Prayer, Hot Stuff, It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, All The Single Ladies, I’m Every Woman, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, Born This Way, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and many more.
Kenilworth Show and Rodeo
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
2019 is 100 years since the first Kenilworth Show was staged.

The 1920 show was visited by intrepid travellers who drove their motor vehicles from Nambour and Tewantin.

A century after the first show the “Motor Trip to the Show” will be re-enacted by vehicles of the era.

As well as National Rodeo Assn events, show jumping and other horse events, the show also provides the entertaining spectacle of woodchopping, chain saw ripping, pig racing and sideshows.

There will be ample competition in the cooking, horticultural, sewing and craft competitions on display in the Hall.

2019 Show and Roadeo will be held on Saturday, September 21 beginning at 9 a.m. until late which includes fireworks and musical entertainment.

Pay at the gate .

2019 Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo
Date Fri 27th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
The annual Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo is the region’s largest home and lifestyle event.

Browse and compare dozens of caravan, camper trailer, and boating and vehicle retailers, all in the one convenient location. Discover products and services for your homes and outdoor living, plus camping and vehicle accessories, gadgets, homewares, pools, tanks and more.

Catch the daily entertainment the whole family will enjoy, enter major competitions, browse hundreds of stalls and take a coffee break in the many rest stops and food courts dotted around the event. A great day out (or three) for the whole family!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo. Sunshine Coast Stadium, 27 – 29 September 2019.
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival
Date Thu 3rd Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
The 11th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival will be held in richly historic Gympie, Australia.

The four-day program includes industry masterclasses, a spectacular opening night gala, awards night party and up to 30 sessions of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of Gold’s vision to screen films that are positive, witty, entertaining, joyous, uplifting, enlightening and ground-breaking. They can be edgy, they can be thought-provoking and they can be downright hilarious – as long as they beat with a good, strong heart.

All films in the festival compete for the Best Short Film award, which carries a generous prize of AUD5000. Other award categories include: Best Australian Short Film, Best Student Short Film, Screeners' Choice, Best Cinematography, Best Script, and Younger at Heart (for budding high school filmmakers).

Over the last ten years Heart of Gold has become renowned for its high-quality program which is largely thanks to a very unique, two-part screening system. The films are filtered through the festival’s artistic director and passed onto small screener groups, who gather in lounge-rooms across Gympie to review and score the countless, treasured submissions.

Caloundra Music Festival
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Mon 7th Oct 2019
Enjoy four days of sun, surf and sat beautiful Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast, during the13th annual Caloundra Music Festival, 4 to 7 October 2019.

The Kings Beach and surrounds will come alive to the sounds of a diverse line-up of entertainment featuring the best of the Australian music industry as well as incredible international artists.

The Caloundra Music Festival aims to bring a broad audience of locals and visitors together in celebration, to enjoy world-class music, food, arts and local culture and to showcase the natural beauty, creative talents and unique character of the Sunshine Coast.

This not for profit family-friendly community event celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area.
Fibre Arts Festival 2019
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
After a successful launch in 2018, they're back with their second Fibre Arts Festival in October 2019.

The Fibre Arts Festival is a gathering of like minded individuals who want to come together to create, share, nurture and connect with others. ​The first Festival ran in November, 2018 for three days and two nights in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. The festival consists of four workshops that are three to four hours long with fibre artists from Australia and NZ where you will have the opportunity to learn in over 30 workshops!

Throughout the festival there will will be plenty of time available to enjoy the beautiful surroundings by swimming or relaxing by the pool, joining in their daily yoga sessions, going for a walk in the rain forest or just relaxing under a tree. They also have live entertainment, cultural performances as well as a fibre arts market.

This is more than a festival, this is a place where we want you to make long lasting connections and friendships.
Fibre Arts Festival
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
After a successful launch in 2018, they're back with their second Fibre Arts Festival in October 2019.

The Fibre Arts Festival is a gathering of like minded individuals who want to come together to create, share, nurture and connect with others. ​The first Festival ran in November 2018 for three days and two nights in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. The festival consists of four workshops that are 3â€ׂ hours long with fibre artists from Australia and New Zealand where you will have the opportunity to learn in over 30 workshops!

Throughout the festival there will be plenty of time available to enjoy the beautiful surroundings by swimming or relaxing by the pool, joining in their daily yoga sessions, going for a walk in the rain forest or just relaxing under a tree. They also have live entertainment, cultural performances as well as a fibre arts market.

This is more than a festival, this is a place where they want you to make long lasting connections and friendships.
The Great Noosa Trail Walk
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Mon 7th Oct 2019
The Great Noosa Trail Walk has become an iconic annual event for the Queensland Queen’s Birthday weekend on 5 to 7 October.

Tickets are now on sale for the three day walk that provides just 150 walkers and volunteer guides the chance to wander through the beautiful Noosa Hinterland.



Participants experience some of the very best of Noosa Hinterland’s nature, culture and communities.

The series of Noosa Trails that have been chosen traverse Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran and Kin Kin through farmlands, natural forests and atop spectacular lookouts.

Walkers undertake the walk at their own pace with time to enjoy the landscape, local cafes, antique shops and attractions encountered on route.

Swan Lake - Imperial Russian Ballet Company
Date Thu 10th Oct 2019
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with Swan Lake…the most loved classical ballet of them all.

This masterpiece ballet follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company.

Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness in the end conquer evil and betrayal.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994, headed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia.
Swan Lake – Imperial Russian Ballet Company
Date Thu 10th Oct 2019
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with Swan Lake…the most loved classical ballet of them all.

This masterpiece ballet follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company.

Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness in the end conquer evil and betrayal.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994, headed by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia.
AFL Queensland Schools Cup - State Preliminary Finals and State Grand Finals 2019
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
The AFL Queensland Schools Cup (AFLQSCup) is AFL Queensland’s premier schools’ competition. The state-wide inter-school competition is open to public, private and independent schools across six competitive divisions: Primary Male, Primary Female, Junior Male, Junior Female, Senior Male and Senior Female.

The AFLQSCup is a free competition for schools and provides equitable pathways for male and female students. The competition is resourced and administered by AFL Queensland.

Schools begin the competition in localised gala days in either the South East Queensland or North Queensland Conferences, with Regional Champions progressing into the knockout State Qualifying Finals.

The competition culminates in the AFLQSCup State Preliminary and Grand Finals on the Sunshine Coast, with 24 teams in attendance. The six North Queensland champions are flown down for an all expenses paid weekend on the Sunshine Coast including a day of sightseeing.

Six State Champions are crowned on Sunday, 20 October.
The Blackall 100
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
The Blackall 100 is a trail ultra-marathon that traverses the beautiful and scenic Great Walk of the Sunshine Coast. The event is open to runners and walkers with distances of 100 kilometres and 50 kilometres. With a generous cut-off of 24 hours, this event could be within anyone's reach.

Hosted at the QCCC Mapleton, there are event packages available, or you may choose to stay in one of the many beautiful bed and breakfasts in the surrounding towns on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Tenori - Timeless
Date Wed 23rd Oct 2019
Why do some songs stand the test of time?

David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor share a classic collection of songs that remain as current as the day they were written. These songs by Puccini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lloyd-Webber, Simon and Garfunkel, Verdi and Peter Allen (to name a few) have defined our culture and influenced everyone who has came in contact with them.

These three Queensland tenors met while touring internationally with The Ten Tenors; performing in venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, The Pantages Theatre in LA and the Sydney Opera House. After some time apart working with Opera Australia, Opera Queensland and many of the country’s finest orchestras, they are back together doing what they do best.

They've been working hard on a new album and are excited to share fresh versions of their favourite songs, this time with a three-piece band.

David, Craig and Andrew are known for their stylish, unique and often hilarious takes on songs from the worlds of Opera, Music Theatre, Pop and Jazz. Individually, they have beautiful voices. Together they sing like a band of brothers, with camaraderie and precision that more than a decade of harmonising together can bring.
Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast is an annual event in its 3rd year.

Locals and visitors love this event as they experience the traditional culture of the Munich Oktoberfest.

Based on the history and festivities from centuries past Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast promises to deliver a traditional German themed event.



Patrons will see the Kawana Sports Precinct transformed into a Bavarian themed festival, complete with giant beer tent, German themed alfresco dining, multiple stages for entertainment, authentic German food and beverages will be served by local businesses that have a rich, German ancestry.

TreX Cross Triathlon Sunshine Coast - Queensland Championships
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
Queensland State Championships and World Championships Qualification Race.

Swim , MTB , Trail Run

This all new TreX event is hosted in Landsborough in the heart of Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast. Based on the banks of spectacular Ewen Maddock dam this course offers the very best of the Sunshine Coast hinterland with its rainforest trails and fern-filled bushland.

The course includes some of the best fast and flowing single track mountain bike trails and gritty off road running trails found anywhere in Australia and includes a standard distance, sprint, junior, dirt kids, duathlon and aquabike courses.

Add to this a MultiSport Weekend including Trail Run Australia Sunshine Coast and you’ve got a ‘not to be missed’ action packed weekend of off road adventure for the entire family.
Gympie Region Relay For Life
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. With live entertainment, activities, food trucks and more, this is an event suited for the whole family public is welcome to attend. Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the Gympie Region 2019 Relay today!
Trail Run Australia , Sunshine Coast
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
Join them on Queensland's naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast for some of the most scenic and challenging trail run courses found anywhere in Australia.

The Trail Run Australia Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which makes up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family.

Taking in some of the most spectacular hinterland trails in Australia the course takes you in and around beautiful Beerwah State Forest on the shores of Ewen Maddock Dam with the majority of the running on winding single track through ferned rainforest. It includes rocky trails, creek crossings, some open trails which are set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

And whether you're a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in to the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone with a half marathon, 11 kilometre, 5 kilometre and free events for kids.
Beltane Fire - The Gathering
Date Fri 1st Nov 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
Come one, come all to gather by the fire and celebrate as your ancestors did many moons ago. For it is Beltane! A time of great celebration and joy, a time to harvest what has been sown and make sacred vows.

They shall honour the deities, perform sacred rituals, feast and dance by the flame. All welcome to join for this sacred Sabbat.

Stall applications for the village fair, Bards for music, presenters for workshop spaces and volunteers are all now available.

Tickets to the Festival start at AUD45.

During the Festival there will be a Feast, Ritual and Wickerman (Burning Man) on Saturday, Handfasting, Broom Jumping, Maypole Dancing and lots of music on Sunday
Andrew O'Keefe "Shouts" Johnny O'Keefe
Date Fri 1st Nov 2019
Johnny O’Keefe was the pioneer of rebellious Australian rock and roll, predecessor to the likes of Bon Scott, Jimmy Barnes, and Michael Hutchence that succeeded him. Often labelled as Australia’s Elvis, his explosive live shows left a mark on the best of the best in global rock royalty including Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison.

Having debuted his show to a sold-out season at the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and two sell-out shows at Palms At Crown Melbourne (for which he attracted a standing ovation each night), Johnny’s real wild nephew – the multi-talented Andrew O’Keefe – delivered an extraordinary performance in Andrew O’Keefe “Shouts” Johnny O’Keefe. Highly applauded by the critics for his song interpretation and his storytelling, Andrew intertwines his own experiences with legendary stories of The Wild One, and takes audiences on a very personal journey through JOK’s twenty-five year career, belting out classics like ‘Wild One’ ,`Sing Sing Sing` and ‘Shout’ with an intensity topped only by Johnny himself.
Mark Vincent and Tommy Fleming - Together In Concert
Date Thu 7th Nov 2019
Australia’s beloved tenor, Mark Vincent and the Voice of Ireland, Tommy Fleming will share the stage for six exclusive concerts along the east coast of Australia in November including The Events Centre, Caloundra.

As two of the most talented and popular singers of their time, these great friends will perform a smorgasbord of favourites both together and individually throughout each show backed by some of Australia’s best musicians.

Aussie fans will have the rare opportunity to enjoy powerful and unique arrangements of songs ranging from classical crossover to contemporary classics such as “Nessun Dorma”, “Danny Boy”, “You Raise Me Up” and “Hallelujah” to name a few.

“It is a great honour to have Irish sensation Tommy Fleming share the stage with me to perform a national tour in Australia. We are both very excited about this tour and we look forward to showing Australia what we can do together on stage”, said Mark.

Tommy added, “I am very much looking forward to returning to Australia. It will be a pleasure and honour to team up with the wonderful Mark Vincent on what promises to be a very special musical journey featuring some special duets and my usual favourites.”
Kings of Country Rock Tour
Date Fri 8th Nov 2019
An epic musical salute to America’s number one country rock legends: The Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Featuring 30 timeless rock and roll classics, that defined The Eagles and CCR as 1970’s superstars.

Part one of the highly acclaimed show takes the audience on a musical journey of The Eagles, the highest-selling American band in the U.S.

Master pieces such as; “Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman”, “Already Gone”, “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes” “Take It to the Limit”, “New Kid in Town”, “Desperado”, “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane” are all faithfully reproduced.

Part two of the show kicks into overdrive, featuring the chart topping sounds of San Francisco’s favourite sons Creedence Clearwater Revival.

With more than 26 million album sales in the U.S. alone, it was CCR’s take of Dale Hawkins’ rockabilly classic “Suzie Q” that set an irrepressible force in motion and making the band a platinum household name.

CCR anthems such as “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,”, “Up Around The Bend”, “Born On The Bayou”, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”, “Travelin’ Band” and “Green River” are sure to get you grooving in your seat.

Jungle Love Festival
Date Thu 28th Nov 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
A boutique music festival that celebrates up and coming local musicians, artists and art workers. They follow a different model to most other festivals whereby they closely curate the entire program and add in different acts that they know most people are unaware of but will thoroughly enjoy, creating an element of surprise.



They bring this all together in the beautiful natural surrounds of Borumba Deer Park in Queensland, where the stages back onto the lush Yabba Creek where punters often take a swim break before having another dance.

Lee Kernaghan - Backroad Nation Tour
Date Thu 28th Nov 2019
Lee Kernaghan is one of the all-time greats of Australian music with 38 number 1 hits and a ute load of Golden Guitar awards to his credit. Following his sold out 25th Anniversary Tour Lee began turning his experiences out on the road into songs and a brand new album “Backroad Nation”.

Lee said “Backroad Nation” is a celebration of us, our way of life and the people who make our country great. Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in Western Australia to the backroads of Queensland and everywhere in between.”

Since the release of his mega hit Boys From The Bush, Lee has scored a plethora of hits with songs like The Outback Club, Hat Town, She’s My Ute, Planet Country, Flying With The King, Australian Boy and Spirit Of The ANZACS – the highest selling Australian album of 2015.

Lee’s Special Guests are the 2019 multiple Golden Guitar award winners The Wolfe Brothers and CMC’s Female Artist Of The Year Christie Lamb.
The Beggars
Date Wed 4th Dec 2019
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! Santa Claus is coming, Rudolph’s nose is glowing, and The Beggars are singing everyone’s favourite Christmas songs around the Christmas tree. Get into the festive spirit with this wonderful concert full of our favourite carols, songs and sing-alongs.

Featuring the beautiful playing and three part harmony singing of The Beggars, and presented in their relaxed and friendly style with projected images providing the visual background and atmosphere. Make a list, check it twice – The Beggars are coming to town!
Bjorn Again
Date Fri 6th Dec 2019
ABBA fans it’s time to get excited as Bjorn Again are celebrating their 30th Anniversary and you invited to the party!

This world famous and much-loved ABBA show was established in Melbourne Australia in 1988 and has performed over 7000 shows in 100 countries world-wide. The act is widely regarded as the most successful tribute band of all time and is proudly endorsed by ABBA.

The key to Bjorn Again’s success is in not just delivering ABBA’s biggest hits to perfection in a lavish production, but incorporating a healthy dose of parody and stage theatrics. So beware of ‘Swenglish’ accents, flares, platform shoes, glitzy sequinned outfits, heaps of blue eye-shadow and all those daggy dance routines. Bjorn Again generates an audience atmosphere that has to be seen to be believed – as it says in Dancing Queen: “You will have – the time of your life”.

“Fans had better make the most out of Bjorn Again because that’s the closest they are going to get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!” – Benny Andersson of ABBA
Queen Forever - We Are The Champions Tour
Date Thu 12th Dec 2019
The essence of Queen is captured perfectly with incredible costumes, a stunning portrayal of Freddie Mercury by Gareth Hill and a stage show that will blow you away. Whether you’re 16 or 60, this show is for you!! All the biggest and most popular Queen songs including Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To
Love, Another One Bites The Dust, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and many more.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS !!!
Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament 2020
Date Fri 17th Jan 2020 to Sun 19th Jan 2020
The Suncoast Spinners host a world class wheelchair basketball tournament each year in January at the Caloundra Indoor Sports Stadium over three days.

The tournament comprises of teams and athletes across three divisions from all states around Australia and overseas. Athletes consist of current and former Australian Paralympian and Australian World championship players. A stunning display of skill and sportsmanship, a must for all to witness.

Adam Thompson - Bohemian Rhapsody
Date Fri 14th Feb 2020
Adam Thompson is guaranteed to blow your mind…

When it comes to enigmatic front men, there are few that embody the power and passion quite like Chocolate Starfish’s Adam Thompson. He owns the stage, channels the music and has audiences eating out the palm of his hand. So it is no surprise that when it came to picking his next great project, Adam chose to showcase the music of his hero Freddie Mercury and Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody the blockbuster movie soundtrack, live in concert.

The Bohemian Rhapsody concert will feature hit after hit from Queen’s back catalogue. With tracks such as Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, I Want To Break Free and Under Pressure to name a few, it will be a spectacular evening from start to finish. Adam Thompson and the We Will Rock You band look forward to exchanging that love and energy of Queen with audiences.
Australian Body Art Festival
Date Sat 4th Apr 2020 to Sun 5th Apr 2020
Australia's premier body art event, the Australian Body Art Festival is free for spectators and attracts great crowds keen to watch artists at work using human bodies as their canvas.

The body art at this event is amazing with brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects full body art as well as some of the most intricate face painting you will ever see.

There is so much more to see also with wearable art (funky fashions from recycled items), photography, street performers, market stalls, music and parades each day with finished artworks.

Come along as a competitor or a spectator - you'll be amazed!

Located in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland town of Cooroy, it will be worth your while staying for the weekend or even a week to check out all that the region has to offer!