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Music Lessons
Date Mon 4th Feb 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
Students will learn to play the piano or violin and over a period of time some theoretical elements and history of music. Students will also learn to appreciate various genres of music through playing them.
Mindfulness Program for Kids
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019 to Tue 2nd Apr 2019
You'll learn breathing techniques, body relaxation, sensory awareness, self awareness, stress response, focus and concentration and affirmations.

Each week they talk about the science and purpose of these functions and how to be more aware and mindful of them to cultivate physical, mental and emotional well being, not just for ourselves but for those around us too.

They integrate each topic with mindfulness exercises, yoga and meditation as well as an object or activity to integrate and reinforce what they have learnt.
Currimundi Lake Twilight Markets
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Fri 16th Aug 2019
Sit back on the beautiful Currimundi lake foreshore and enjoy a Friday afternoon of delicious food and drinks, music and a few adult beverages to welcome in the weekend.

Thanks to Cr Peter Cox and the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce the Currimundi Lake Twilight Markets will be an ongoing treasure for locals and tourists alike and will be held on the third Friday of every month.

Make sure you head along to the gorgeous shores of the Currimundi Lake reserve, with the ocean just metres away. Bring your kids, bring your friends and bring your family for some late afternoon fun with food and music going until 8pm.
Introduction To Stone Sculpting
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Wed 19th Jun 2019
Farrell Sculpture Studio offers introductory to advanced sculpture workshops for individuals and small groups. You will be inspired to create your own artwork in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Nationally renowned artists Glen Manning and Kathy Daly will share their expertise, guiding you through art and sculpture techniques and introducing you to the fascinating process of stone sculpting

During the workshop you will learn the ancient art of bas relief stone carving, developing your own unique design onto a soft stone medium that is easy to work.

You will gain insights into art and sculpture techniques, experience utilising a range of tools to create depth and dimension such as files, rasps and tools available at the studio.
Medieval fun with Sir Justyn at the Castle
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
Well known medieval performer and educator and Sunshine Castle resident Knight Sir Justyn, features regularly in the Sunshine Castle School Holiday programs and returns for his monthly displays at the castle.

Be sure not to miss the canon fire or the weapons and armour talks or one of his ever changing archery challenges, jousting or trebuchet firing activities. Sir Justyn brings history to life and appears to have an answer for even the tricky questions.

Get up close and personal and enjoy the different elements of his medieval themed interactive displays.

See how he makes fire or hear the medieval canon go off.

A big call out to all young archers to learn or perfect how to shoot the medieval longbow (rubber-tip arrows) under the guidance of Sir Justyn.

Learn a little more about history, castles and castle life and join in on Sir Justyn’s midday talk.

All children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. Activity is free with castle admission.

Outdoor Cinema – Pretty Woman
Date Wed 20th Feb 2019
Treat your loved one to something a little different with an outdoor movie experience like no other.

Enjoy your own individually styled picnic area, bottle of Prosecco, cheese and charcuterie platter, Asian noodle box, popcorn, dessert and movie.

This indulgent night under the stars in our rainforest fringed oasis kicks off with live music on Wednesday February 20 from 5pm.

Please note that if the event needs to cancel due to wet weather the event will be rescheduled.
Maddy
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Maddy is a 22-year old musician based in Brisbane, and started her solo career at 15, a regular musician throughout Queensland, with many pop classics and originals, her influences range from Ed Sheeran, Birdy, Coldplay and mumford and sons. A unique voice makes her stand out and a regular at many venues. Maddy loves playing live and seeing people sing along and having fun.
Kulture Klash Rockabilly Festival - Kawana Waters Hotel
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Raising funds for beyondblue is the first free Kulture Klash at Kawana Waters Hotel.

Bring your car for the car show and you may just take home the trophy for car of the day, come dance to rockabilly music from The Ten Fours, The Argonauts and The Unknowns, shop at their kustom markets, or just cheer on the 1950s vintage style pinups in the Miss Kulture Klash pinup pageant.

Sailor Jerry have sponsored the event with great prizes for the raffles to raise funds for beyondblue.

A Taste of Spain
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The Sunshine Coast's first Organic Plant-Based Raw Cooking Workshop! Learn, feast on and take home the recipes for: Raw Fetta and Cream Cheese, Gluten-Free Crackers, Gluten-Free Pizza, Superfood Pesto, Raw Ferrero Rocher, Raw Chocolate and Raw Caramel Slice.

Classes are small groups and use all organic produce. Hands-on Learning and Tips and Tricks from Sally. Enjoy a feast of the creations at the end of the workshop!
Photography Essentials
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Photography Essentials is a fun and information-packed two day program that lets you take control of your DSLR or Mirrorless DSLR camera. It starts at the absolute beginning with the fundamentals of exposure and how to control them using Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Learn to handle moving subjects, control depth of field and how to get great results even in low light. Understand wide-angle and telephoto lenses and how to use them creatively for maximum impact.

On day two you'll get creative. Discover how an understanding of natural light and composition can turn photo opportunities into works of art. As a nature photographer, Andrew will give you special insights into shooting landscapes, waterfalls, wildlife and macro.

Each day includes a theory session in the morning, explained in very plain English and illustrated with plenty of photos. Then in the afternoon you'll get outside to practice your skills. By the end of the weekend you will know how to shoot in Manual Mode and be inspired to launch yourself into the world of creative photography.
NRL Pre-season Trial: North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Gold Coast Titans
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
An NRL pre-season trial match between North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and the Gold Coast Titans will be an all Queensland derby at Sunshine Coast Stadium with kick-off at 5pm.

It will be the first time the Cowboys, the 2015 NRL premiers, have played on the Sunshine Coast, while the Titans are returning to the region after a taking on the Warriors in 2018.

The Cowboys will hold an open training session at the stadium on Friday afternoon, February 22 and both teams also plan on visiting local schools and hospitals.

Tickets are available via Ticketek.
Munch Festival
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Join them for Munch outdoors out back at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi. Good times are on the line-up for this free-entry festival of fab food, cool drinks and tasty tunes – all with that Eumundi groove.

From heavenly spring rolls and satay to Mexican tacos, vegan delights to a finger lickin' barbecue, there's a global feast to be had at Munch.

Expect some quality street entertainers shenanigans too!

Musical highlights will include:

Jazz Duo - Cameron de la Vega + Miranda Deutsch
Performing the energetic and nostalgic sounds of Django Reinhard and Gypsy Jazz

Palomino III take up the grittier, rowdier spaces of traditional Roots, Rockabilly and Americana styles. Think ‘Outlaw meets Country Sweetheart.’

Accomplished on the piano, guitar, ukulele, harmonica and loop, Gian is quickly building momentum as a fresh, well-known talent, exciting audiences with his soulful melodies and memorable performances.
Mooloolaba Swim Festival , World Series Swims
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Welcome to the Mooloolaba Swim Festival!

In 2019 they will offer two long course ocean swims over two days along with a heap of great festival events for the whole family.

On Saturday, the 2.5 kilometre Alexandra Headland to Mooloolaba Ocean Swim.

On Sunday, the ever popular Mooloolaba Mile and short course events.

There’s a lot more to this program than just great swims – take a look…

Package entries are available to swim in both Saturday and Sunday events.

Early Bird rates also offer up to 40 per cent discount on day entry fees.

Second WINDO International Women's Week Festival
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
Women Initiating New Directions Organisation (WINDO Inc.) proudly presents the Seconnd International Women’s Week Festival from March 3 to 9 2019 - an explosion of colour, creativity, connection, insight and deep discussion!

The festival celebrates, explores and advances the diversity, contribution and changing landscape of women and girls in the community. Its 2019 theme is ‘When Sleeping Women Wake Mountains Move’.

After full houses at the inaugural festival, the program is expanding to include nine events across three regions in seven days. Together, they will feature over 100 speakers, performers and artists exploring positive cultural change towards women and girls through thought leadership and the arts.

The program includes a major community leadership conference in Noosa to discuss current issues affecting women and girls in society, a community variety show spectacular in Noosa celebrating women’s talents and stories, plus a series of artistic exhibitions across Noosa, Cooroy, Gympie and Nambour.
International Women's Day - Sunshine Coast
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
IML's annual International Women's Day (IWD) seeks to change Australian society for the better by creating, supporting and championing women in Leadership.

With company policies like affirmative action, maternity leave and blind recruitment helping to combat the pay gap and the glass ceiling, Australia is making progress towards equal representation of genders in business. While there is still considerable progress to be made, it seems that the importance of feminism is now more widely embraced than ever.

Now, it is not the question of whether women will achieve equality in the future, but how they’ll achieve it.

This year’s official IWD theme is #Balanceforbetter. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate it’s presence.

Please join Zoe Sparks who will discuss the theme #Balanceforbetter.

The IML International Women's Day Events are an inclusion Matters imitative at the Institute of Managers and Leaders and an IWD 2019 Flagship Event.
Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
Now in its twenty-seventh year, the Noosa Festival of Surfing has firmly established itself as the leading surf cultural event in the world. It is also the biggest surfing event in the world by competitor numbers (more than 900 entries from 20 regions in 2017).

From humble beginnings the festival has grown into a week or more of fun, thrills and entertainment for surfers and spectators and their families from all over the world. With perfect waves on five point breaks, free movies and live bands plus cold beer and wine at the festival village right on the sand in front of the break, it’s the world’s best surf party.

The Noosa Festival of Surfing has a long history of creating innovative events, from specialist nose-riding in the early days to the Logger Pro and the surfing dogs today, and its professional divisions attract the very best surfers from all over the planet. But at its core are the age divisions from grommets to grandpas, and the team divisions that bring together generations of families and foster team and club spirit.
Ocean Film Festival World Tour - Noosa
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. 

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. 

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Find out more at their website.
Oceans Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Find out more at the website.
J Mascis - Maroochydore
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
It’s J Mascis live, what more do you need to know?

The frontman for Dinosaur Jr. has just released 'Elastic Days', his third solo studio album for legendary indie label Sub Pop. It’s his first solo release since 'Tied To A Star' in 2014.

Mascis played all the instruments on the album which also features guest appearances from Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession) and Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Zoe Randell of Aussies Luluc.

The video for the albums title track, Elastic Days, features the tragic comedy of cabaret comedian Dina Martina.
Encaustic Hot Wax Painting, Mixed Media
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
They will cover the basic information you need to get started during the first few hours, plenty of demonstrations and additional studio time during the afternoon for you to explore the wonders of encaustic mixed media painting. This program is a one day 'Taster' for you to enjoy and play.
Maximum Adventure Race
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Maximum Adventure Race Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing.

Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event…mountain biking, trail running and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired—you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally!

The Classic Course consists of 15 to 25 kilometres of mountain biking, 5 to 10 kilometres of trail running and 2 to 4 kilometres of kayaking.

The Novice Course consists of 5 to 15 kilometres of mountain biking, 3 to 5 kilometres of trail running and 1 to 2 kilometres of kayaking.

So, if you're new to the sport of adventure racing and are looking for an exciting challenge that lives up to your love of outdoors and action packed adventure, then the Maximum Adventure Race Series is a great way to experience what this exhilarating, growing sport is about.
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
Experience Mooloolaba Tri and Swim, Bike, Run, Party! Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival remains a standout event on the Australian Triathlon Calendar.



The Olympic distance triathlon provides a course that is known and loved for it's ocean swim along with the electric buzz in the atmosphere as thousands of triathletes descend on this popular beach town.



There is something for the whole family including the ASICS Mooloolaba Twilight five kilometre run, Mooloolaba one kilometre Ocean Swim, Mooloolaba Superkidz Triathlon and the Special Tri. The event also features the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup, where participants will see the world's best ITU triathletes in action!

'The Big Time' Queensland Premiere - David Williamson's Latest Play
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
David Williamson’s new comedy play ‘The Big Time’ has its Queensland Premiere as part of a four performance only season at The J, Noosa from 21 to 23 March, 2019.



Presented by NOOSA alive! festival in association with Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre company, The Big Time’s stellar cast includes Claudia Barrie, Zoe Carides, Aileen Huyn, Matt Minto and Jeremy Waters and is directed by Mark Kilmurry.

Inner Rhythm
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
A weekend Immersion into Conscious Dance, Movement, Meditation and Yoga.

Bringing together 10 facilitators from around Australia to one amazing location on the Sunshine Coats Queensland.

Offering you a weekend exploration into Open Floor, Five Rhythms, Contact Improvisation, Dancing Freedom, Five Elements Activation, Aqua Dance, as well as beach Yoga, Art Therapy, Laughter Yoga, Labyrinth Walks and an evening Concert with special guests Lulu and Mischka .

The 2019 Dance Camp will get you moving and grooving to the beat of you own Inner Rhythm. So come join the growing tribe for a weekend of dancing fun, connection, relaxation and inspiration.

Includes all meals, accommodation and access to full programme.
Indian and Sri Lankan Cooking Classes
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Sri Lanka is an island of lavishly spicy cuisines and India is well known for its aromatic spices. One of the most common cuisines served in Sri Lanka and India is steamed or boiled rice, alongside a curry, (whether it's vegetable, pulse, seafood or meat). Condiments such as chutneys and sambols are also included. Main herbs and Spices used: Cinnamon, Pepper, Chillies, Curry Leaves, Turmeric, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Black and White Peppers, Cloves, Ginger, Mustard Seeds, Mace.

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.
Opera at the Castle - Sunshine Castle
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Opera at the Castle - Presented by the Underground Opera Company.

The Underground Opera Company returns to the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, (just a five minute drive from Maroochydore) for their next "Opera in the Castle" concerts. Resonating through the magnificent Banquet Hall, some of Australia's finest voices will perform a selection of pieces from popular operas and musical theatre showstoppers!

This production makes for a wonderful experience and is recommended to anyone who loves music. With complimentary canapes served during interval in the Castle Courtyard and an audience limited to 100, Opera in the Castle will set the standard for an intimate evening of beautiful music and extraordinary voices in a wonderful setting.
Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink - Sunshine Coast
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia. Their triathlons are for all women and boys and girls aged 7 to 13.

The whole family can get involved in their Fun Run Pink which is open to all genders, young and old.

Also known as ‘Tri Pink’, these events are a great way for family and friends to come together and enjoy an active and fun day out.

With events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, our national series aims to raise funds and awareness for their charity partner the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Australian Body Art Festival
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
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.

The theme for the 2019 event is "Other Worlds" which will provide a wealth of inspiration for artists.

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!

Spartan Australia - Sunshine Coast
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
This April, the world’s best obstacle race is heading to the stunning Sunshine Coast, on the Farm at Maleny Dairies, thanks to their Major Partners Visit Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Council!

Get your mates together and form a team or run solo and find out what it means to race like a Spartan! Spartan is all about getting off the fence and committing to a real challenge.

No one ever got fit or had an epic weekend lying on the couch, so commit to Spartan Sunshine Coast and you’ll see yourself conquer obstacles such as the Olympus, the Spear Throw, the Hercules Hoist, the Rings and many more!

Spartan Sunshine Coast has a race and a challenge for all fitness levels – from beginner to elite! In 2019, Spartan Sunshine Coast will offer up the 5 kilometre Sprint, 14 kilometre Super, Sprint and Super Combo, Hurricane Heat 4 hours and a brand new standalone Spartan Kids' event on the Sunday!

Register today and they'll see you on the start line!

Jazz Amongst The Jets
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Queensland Air Museum will host a special event, Jazz Amongst The Jets, featuring Jazz and Blues band, 'Girl Friday'.

Prepare to be entertained by Girl Friday surrounded by QAM's 80+ historic aircraft and related aviation displays. Coffee van on-site, hot and cold drinks, ice-cream, memorabilia shop with a huge range of aircraft models and model kits.

Queensland Air Museum is Australia's largest and most diverse aviation museum with many unique displays.
Spartan Kids Sunshine Coast
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
In April 2019, the world’s best kids’ obstacle race will be heading to the stunning Sunshine Coast for the first time, thanks to their Major Partners Visit Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Council.

Their specially built Kids' courses are designed to build resilience and self-confidence. Get your kids away from the screen and into play time these school holidays with a Spartan Kids' course featuring Spartan obstacles, plenty of mud, and a whole load of fun!

Spartan Kids Sunshine Coast will provide fun for the entire family. You can choose to tour the Sunshine Coast and let the adults loose at Spartan Sunshine Coast on the Saturday, before cheering on the kids on Sunday. Or, alternatively, take Saturday to check out some of the stunning Sunshine Coast beaches and run the course with the kids on the Sunday.

Register the whole family for some school holiday fun, and save more with their multiple child discounts. Head over to their website for more information.
Vauxhall Owner's Club of Australia National Rally
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
The VOCA National Rally draws enthusiasts from across Australia.

As a host state, they are holding the 2019 event on the Sunshine Coast from 5th to 12th April 2019. The committee believes that the Sunshine Coast and hinterland has much to offer and will prove a popular drawcard for their members to attend. They are hoping to attract in excess of 100 vehicles from all over Australia as well as New Zealand to next year’s event.

Their Show and Shine Display Day will be held in the grounds of Maroochydore State School. The public are encouraged to come in and enjoy the display. The local scout group will provide food on the day and the Vintage Mobile Coffee truck will be on site with delicious coffee. There will be 50 or more Vauxhall and Bedford vehicles on display. Their members are always keen to talk about their vehicles and to have them admired.

During the week their members will be visiting the Eumundi markets, Queensland Aircraft Museum, Kenilworth Dairies and Hotel along with a run to Maleny.

Their vehicles will be turning heads all over the Sunshine Coast.
Coast Club School Holiday Activities: Sunshine Coast
Date Mon 8th Apr 2019 to Thu 18th Apr 2019
During the school holidays the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre will be running half day (three hour) and full day (six hour) activity programs for children eight years and over. Parents and families welcome.

Activities on offer are Archery, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Caving, Giant Swing, Surfing and High Ropes.

Places fill fast. Register Now!
Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival 2019
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival is for all ages from 5 to 90.

Lots of workshops for all standards of playing, fun dance and singing workshops, fabulous concerts from overseas and local artists, open mic sessions and jam sessions to join in with. It's music participation for everyone.

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2019 - Sunshine Coast
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are globally known for their amazing feats on the basketball court, incredible humour, generous acts of goodwill and providing endless entertainment for their adoring fans, and this tour is no different!

This year, join them as they celebrate The Fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour.

They will be bringing you closer than ever before, with more chances during and after their game to directly interact with the Globetrotters stars.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, with some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, features a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law and Bull Bullard – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green.*

Don't forget to secure a spot at Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pre-game event. Before every game, Magic Pass gives you unprecedented access to the stars of the team, as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court and after the game take part in a free autograph session too.

The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!

*Players subject to change

South Sydney Rabbitohs Versus New Zealand Warriors
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
NRL Kick Off: 3pm.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council is pleased to partner with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in hosting the Round 5 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between South Sydney Rabbitohs and New Zealand Warriors on Saturday, April 13.

Be a part of history when the South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the New Zealand Warriors in the first ever NRL game at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Enjoy cracking weather from a quality location as two of NRL’s most exciting teams go head to head in what will be an absolute humdinger of a match, which is sure to attract plenty of attention.

So come on up and cheer on the greatest team of all, the South Sydney Rabbitohs as we once again ink our historic stamp on the game of Rugby league.
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.
Autumn Nourish 1 Day Retreat
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Experience deep peace and relaxation with Keshava Yoga in the cool shade of the rainforest and immerse yourself in a full day of self care, relaxation, pampering and connection, at the beautiful Kondalilla Eco Lodge.

This very special day includes the following highlights:

Yoga Asana Class to stretch, release and energise.
Pranayama to restore, renew and focus.
Mantra Breathing for peace, calm and connection.
Guided Deep Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness.
Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage.
Gourmet Vegan Plant Based Buffet Lunch.
Semi precious stone japa mala bead making workshop (new!).
Ayurveda - seasonal tips for ultimate health and wellbeing.
Make your own aromatherapy mist or cream.
Meditative Rainforest Mala Walk.
Free time to rest in nature, journal or connect with new friends.
Live Kirtan.
Herbal teas and healthy snacks.
Take home meditation pack.
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
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!
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.
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.
Maleny Wood Expo: From Seed to Fine Furniture
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
Celebrate 22 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 recognized 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 "joined" Wootha Prize exhibition.

Glimpse the 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 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.
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 Mon 13th 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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 Gardeners and Gourmets 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.
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!

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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
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!
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.