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Storytelling and Knighting with Lord Stephen
Date Sat 4th Aug 2018 to Sat 8th Sep 2018
The Storyteller extraordinaire Lord Stephen of Landsborough loves inviting you to join him as he recounts the stories of travels and travellers, knights, kings and legends. Find out about princesses, castles, battles and medieval magic.

May there be a story that grabs your imagination and beams you back in time. Perhaps you will be asked to kneel and recite the knight’s oath. A lucky few will be knighted indeed.

When the story is told and the young royals require a challenge to prove their skill and strength – the Lord Stephen will be running some fun and challenging games for kids that send a couple of modern favourites back to the past.

There is nowhere where history is more real.
Return to Stillness 1: Yin Yoga Retreat with Annie McGhee
Date Fri 10th Aug 2018 to Sat 1st Sep 2018
Yin yoga is a perfect counterbalance to our busy lives. It allows us to drop into ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ by holding poses longer and passively. Yin practice is deeply nourishing and has myriad benefits for both body and mind. Yin sequences improve the flow of energy into the internal organs and tissues around the joints where it may have become stagnant.

Through the practice of Yin yoga, we can successfully combine both asanas and meditation into a deeply transformative practice. Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal.

Teachers’ availability subject to change; please see Chenrezig Institute Calendar for updated information. Also below the far carpark is their ‘Wellbeing Centre’ which provides courses focusing on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone who maybe looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize
Date Thu 16th Aug 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is one of the most dynamic and prestigious visual arts awards in Australia.  Artworks by 40 finalists from across the country are showcased in a stunning exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery.



Now in its 13th year, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize has grown into a nationally recognised award that attracts an exciting mix of emerging mid-career and established contemporary Australian artists. The diverse range of work on display by some of Australia’s leading artists creates an outstanding exhibition that is truly reflective of contemporary visual arts practice in Australia.

Noosa Open Studios
Date Fri 17th Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
Noosa Open Studios is a unique experience for creative and visual art lovers to engage with and view professional artists in their place and time of creativity.

Over 70 artists and artisans in their personal studios in the Noosa region, from the trees to the sea, will be open to the public over ten days.

Wallace House in Noosaville will display an example of each participating artists work over the ten days of the event and home made refreshments will be available from a PopUp Café throughout each weekend.



Free admission to all the studios.

This is a self drive event with information and maps available. A printed studio guide will be distributed locally in the weeks prior to the weekend.

Retro Rocks Nambour - High School Hop
Date Fri 17th Aug 2018 to Sat 17th Aug 2019
Due to technical difficulties, Retro Rocks Nambour has been consolidated this year. It will be held on Saturday August 18.

Billy Guy will play from 11am in the Nambour Plaza food court so bring your dancing shoes! Then Nambour State College hosts the High School Hop. Doors open at 6pm with live bands playing fabulous rockabilly, rock'n'roll, swing and more at Hungerford Hall: best dancefloor on the Sunshine Coast.



Check out their website or Facebook page for the latest information.

Custom and Classic cars will have priority parking close to the hall on a first in, best spot basis. There will be food and drinks (including alcohol) available for purchase.

Admission is by donation and proceeds will go to the Nambour State College Air-Conditioning Fund. So frock up, rock up and rock on!

And please keep the weekend of August 17 2019 in your diaries - they will be back bigger, brighter and better than ever!

Gympie Music Muster
Date Thu 23rd Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
The Gympie Music Muster is Australia's favourite outdoor country music and camping festival.

Held in the beautiful and normally peaceful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, this iconic Aussie music festival brings music and mateship together under one big open roof, offering an experience like no other.

The 2018 Gympie Music Muster will be held over four days from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 August in one of Queensland's most beautiful National State Parks, with over 50 hectares of well maintained, planned camping facilities, plenty of hot showers and toilets, and a central entertainment precinct.

Located just 40-kilometres south-west of Gympie, it's an easy drive two hours north of Brisbane, and only 45 minutes from stunning Noosa and heritage listed Fraser Island.

Make 2018 the year you must do the Muster! and remember "There are no strangers at the Muster, just friends you haven't met yet".

Please see website for ticket prices, as they vary each day.

Noosa Jazz Party
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
The Noosa Jazz Party is on again in 2018 with 10 days of fabulous jazz, presented by Noosa Heads Jazz Club. The party starts with two concerts featuring The Australian Jazz Ensemble in conjunction with Noosa Chorale, at The J, Noosa Junction at 7 pm on Friday August 24 and at 2.30 pm on Saturday August 26.

The centrepiece of the Noosa Jazz Party is a program of improvised jazz at The J, Noosa Heads, from Thursday August 30 to Sunday September 2 with six hours of entertainment each night, 5 pm to 11 pm. There will be table seating, a dance floor, scrumptious meals, fully licensed bar, lounge area and a shuttle bus from some Noosa accommodation to The J.

Other venues around Noosa include the popular lunch series at the River Deck Restaurant at Noosa Marina, restaurants and cafes in Hastings Street and Sunshine Beach, the Sunshine Beach Surf Club and a free Sunday concert in Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, overlooking the Noosa River.

Check for details of the line-up of musicians and venues on the Noosa Jazz Party website.
Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Experience the Creative Soul of the Sunshine Coast.

Immerse yourself in 10 arts-fuelled days at Horizon Festival; featuring performance, visual art, music, street art, comedy, theatre, dance and new media. Horizon celebrates local artists alongside Australian and international guests, presenting audiences with unique arts experiences.

The festival continually strives to connect creatives, industries, communities and audiences through a nationally recognised celebration of arts and culture.

Horizon Festival would like to acknowledge the traditional Country of the Kabi Kabi and the Jinibara Peoples of the coastal plains and hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
Opening Ceremony and Celebration
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018
Horizon is held on the lands of the First Peoples of Australia, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people. They are the traditional owners of the lands and waterways on which we gather to share art and tell our collective stories.

As part of their Opening Ceremony, they invite you to join them in a celebration of Australia’s oldest living culture – a culture grounded in rich, traditional practices through songs, language, ceremony, art, dance and music.

Be mesmerised by String Symphony as this giant interactive puppet lights up the park and brings us together in the spirit of community, connection and collaboration.

Bring the family and be a part of a special evening as we open Horizon 2018 and welcome you to 10 arts-fuelled days.
String Symphony - Cotton Tree Park
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018 to Wed 29th Aug 2018
Come along and see String Symphony, a large-scale, interactive performance installation that uses puppetry to explore connection, community and collaboration. Hand-woven using more than one kilometre of rope, the giant illuminated puppet is waiting to be brought to life.

This mesmerising performance invites audience members to become puppeteers. As the participants manipulate the giant interactive puppet, onlookers marvel at the beauty of this magnificent creation.
The Whale's Tale
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
Immerse yourself in The Whale’s Tale as you watch from the shore, or submerge yourself in this underwater playground full of surprises. Ever wonder what it’s like to be swallowed whole? It’s time to put on your shrimp helmet, take a deep breath, and dive inside the massive jaws of Manilayo, the humpback whale.

Become a hero and live to tell the tale! A Whale is washed up on a beach and discovered by a child. Is it alive or dead? How did it get there? The spirit of the Whale embodied as the Navigator, embarks on a journey to find out what is wrong with the dubious help of Dr Walrus. Highly interactive, full of riotous slapstick and extremely playful.

An environmental tale to warm the heart, with reflections about the consequences of our actions. It has been forecast that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. The Whale’s Tale is a rollicking journey that will leave you and your children wanting to make a difference.
Mental as Anything - Live in The Brewery
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018
Legendary Aussie pop rockers Mental As Anything are taking to the stage in The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi - with all your favourite tunes and good times guaranteed!

The Mentals are unstoppable, having notched up nearly 40 years of recording and non-stop touring, 25 top 40 hits in Australia, and sustained international airplay.



With a fresh 5 track EP release titled 'Mental as Anything – 5 Track EP' and a prime slot on the national Apia Good Times Tour, the Mentals are rocketing into the future.



The new EP sees Greedy and Martin trading songs in their time-honoured tradition.

Martin is currently off the road but Greedy and he are still creating new songs with that unmistakable unique Mental flavour.



Greedy: "Martin and I have spent our lives competing with songs. It's not stopping. He does his things his way and I do mine - the way it's always been and the competition continues."

The band current line-up: Greedy Smith - Keyboards / Vocals; Jacob Cook - Drums / Vocals; Peter Gray - Bass / Vocals; Martin Cilia - Guitar; and Craig Gordon - Guitar / Vocals.

Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Returning in 2018 to the old Horton Park Golf Course on the Sunshine Coast, Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival will kick off festival season with a sensory feast celebrating the hottest contemporary bands and visual artists in the country.

With previous lineups including names like Flight Facilities, Bernard Fanning, The Presets, Client Liaison, City Calm Down and many more, this party on the fairways moves beyond the standard festival fare, with a no-clash mantra, a beautifully alluring natural amphitheatre, The Love Suite, culinary delights, couches in the Ampi, and visual art installations of a global standard.

MMVAF will provide a voyage for you like no other, allowing you to dive into the fantastical, the surreal, and the magical explorations of their universe.

Stay tuned for the 2018 date announcement. See you in the Ampi!
Music o Kings, Hot August Night
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Get ready for Hot August Night, a FREE family friendly concert on the opening weekend of the Horizon Festival.

Acclaimed musician Darren Percival will take to the stage for an exciting Neil Diamond inspired night of 70’s music hosted by Mix FM's 'sweet' Caroline.

On the 24 August 1972 Neil Diamond recorded the iconic 70’s live album Hot August Night. Relive this golden era of music at a free open-air concert at the Kings Beach amphitheatre. Darren Percival and his eight-piece band, The Business, will belt-out some of your favourite 70’s classics and a tribute to Neil Diamond.

Joining the line-up are three young local musicians including Mason Hope and Genevieve Langford. These talented performers are sure to put on a memorable show.

Hot August Night will have everyone up and dancing to iconic tunes that everyone remembers from the 70’s.
Peppers Noosa 2018 Black Tie Charity Dinner
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Come along to the Black Tie Charity Dinner at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas with all proceeds to assist domestic violence emergency housing and support networks across the Sunshine Coast. The special guest will be Rosie Batty.

Enjoy a three course meal with drinks package, live entertainment by Hurricane Duo, silent auctions and raffles and MC Nikki Fogden-Moore.
Noosa Craft Beer Festival 2018
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Noosa Craft Beer Festival is back for it's 4th year! This year there's loads on with new craft beer stalls including Local, National and International.

Live local entertainment throughout the day with tasty food trucks to sample.

Entry is AUD5 with AUD1 of each ticket sold going to the PA foundation and Sunshine Butterflies.

Kids FREE - online tickets available soon.

Beer lovers this will be one day you do not want to miss!
Patterns in the Landscape Tidal - Happy Valley
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
A performative environmental installation on spectacular Sunshine Coast beaches.



Patterns in the Landscape will explore our relationship with landscape through the synergy of art and movement. Fluid large-scale artworks will be inscribed on the sand by performers, revealing patterns and markings through coordinated movement and interaction. Witness a connection to the landscape – both ephemeral and memorable - a reminder of the transience of our valuable unique environment.



Patterns in the Landscape will appear at three different coastal locations and will be free to attend.



Please note, times may vary depending on tides.

Songs of Emzara
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Songs of Emzara is a tribute to the species who at this moment struggle for their survival – the Indri Indri, Black Crested Gibbon, Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo, Blakiston’s Fish Owl, Booroolong Frog, Blue-throated Macaw… and many more. These are the characters that will take centre stage - it is their voices that you will hear and voices that will touch your heart.



Performed by Dangerous Song, a collaboration between Lizzie O’Keefe and Linsey Pollak, Songs of Emzara combines the human voice with the sounds of endangered animals. Linsey uses breath, lip pressure and fingering to play animal calls while Lizzie weaves her voice in and out of this musical landscape. It is their response to the current 6th Extinction Crisis and it’s a Song for the Planet.

This musical journey takes us to a world of sound where the human and the animal combine. A sort of sonic morphing.

This sonic world is mirrored by the projection of images of our endangered planet onto the performers themselves and lighting the natural world around them creating a multi-dimensional experience for the audience.

Manafest
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Pop culture comes to life on the Sunshine Coast with Manafest, a celebration of pop, Asian, and alternative culture through art, performance, and gaming.



Highly visual and immersive, Manafest showcases this offbeat and vividly entertaining world with opportunities for everybody to engage in fun, hands-on activities, including live action role playing, crafting workshops and free games.

Let nostalgia take over as memories of your childhood come back with retro games and playful walk-through exhibitions. Experience the art of cosplay (costume roleplay) by taking part in the cosplay competition or simply watching as the distinctive costumes hit the runway.

Enjoy live performances, music and anime film screenings, or sit and enjoy it all with food and drinks at the Japanese-inspired Maid Café.

Stay for the after party at The Bison Bar from 5pm and the screening of ‘The Darkest Minds’ at Majestic Cinemas and Event Centre, Nambour at 7pm.

Come dressed up as your favourite pop culture star on the day for the chance to win some awesome vouchers from local businesses.

Healing From Within With Ruth Donnelly
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
Transformative Mindfulness offers easy-to-learn self-healing tools for leading a healthier and happier life. These tools are simple, effective, and suitable for people of all ages, cultures, and traditions.

They are designed to enable you to:
- generate awareness and acceptance of your own mental and physical challenges
- directly access the underlying psychological causes that contribute to the mental or physical suffering that you may be experiencing
- compassionately transform these causes, in a way that works best for each individual

Guided meditations, visualisation, drawing, and mindful acceptance practices support this wonderful weekend of transformation. When skilfully combined these techniques bring insight and change, help build strengths, bring perspective to difficult situations and transform inner conflicts.

By breaking open our power of compassion, the underlying causes of our difficulties can be viewed very differently. Profound change can occur! Follow up workshops throughout the year to support and deepen your practice.

Please bring along a yoga mat and blanket for relaxation. Beginners are welcome. Meals and accommodation available separately.
The Heart of the Path: The Four Noble Truths With Geshe Tsultr
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
How do we find peace and happiness and cultivate it in the world around us? What are the causes of conflict and suffering that prevent us from doing so? In this weekend course with their precious resident Tibetan teacher Geshe Tsultrim, we explore the foundations of Buddhist thought—the Four Noble Truths.

These are not religious or esoteric ideals. They present a clear view of reality and practical methods of working with our own minds to transform our lives. They are often compared to the diagnosis and treatment of an illness: the Buddha showed how the problems we experience - pain, dissatisfaction, fear and unhappiness - can be understood and remedied.

“Suffering is the means the Buddha used to liberate himself, and it is also the means by which we can become free.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

Whether you are Buddhist or not, beginner or advanced student, the continual study of these principles is the key to leading a happy life. Come along to learn more about them, or deepen your understanding. All are welcome.
The Mad Hatters Tea Party
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
Don’t be late for a very important date at Aussie World!

Come down the rabbit hole with them as they take you into Wonderland for a tea party amongst the maddest of mad.

Join Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and more. Stay tuned for what they’ve got in store for you! Expect games, activities and fun with their characters all through the park. There’ll also be prizes for best dressed. Get creative! They’re all mad here!

Roving characters from 11am – 12 noon and 1pm – 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Mad Hatters Tea Party is included in your general admission price.
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2018
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
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.
Noosa Classic
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
Bicycling Australia has announced its third major Gran Fondo, the Noosa Classic, to be held in the holiday destination of Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

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.

Race director Ben Johnson, owner of Johnson Bicycles has designed the Noosa Classic course to showcase Noosa's cycling terrain. The 160 kilometre loop will start at the Girraween Sports Complex in Noosa Heads, with a three kilometre climb out of Noosa Main Beach, then wind through the Noosa hinterland before returning through the Mary Valley, the Noosa country town of Kin Kin, Lake Cootharaba and Boreen Point.

Relax at the end of the Noosa Classic in the event village.

The Noosa Classic will showcase the beauty of Noosa and its hinterland, touching every corner of the Noosa Shire.
Sound Crowd - Sing Out Loud
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
Sound Crowd is a community choir event held in The Brewery. This is an all ages event but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

You, the audience, become the choir for the afternoon!

Doors to The Brewery will open at 2.30pm, with the singing commencing at 3pm.

The contemporary choir gives everyone a chance to sing well-known, well-loved songs with friends and family around.



This is an inclusive event and they welcome everyone - experienced singers as well as those who happily belt out a song in the shower or car with the music turned up loud!

Rest assured, there are no auditions (it's all about having a good time) and there is no preparation required by choristers before the Sound Crowd events.

Your guides will teach you the notes and the harmonies and provide the musical accompaniment, with the the lyrics projected on a big screen.



Please note: The event will be photographed/filmed - so you’ll get the chance to see/share the Sound Crowd magic after the event too!

Vintage Curl Sets Class
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
Lecture style class providing all the information on curl sets and the many different ways to create vintage curls. Learn how to prep the hair, different curling methods, how to read and create setting patterns and how to brush out and preserve curls. This will be a demonstration class using head blocks and live models where you can ask as many questions as you like.

Everyone also gets a reference booklet to take home.
Princess Jemma invites – A Royal Celebration
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018 to Mon 24th Sep 2018
If you are up for some fun and glee – a princess party at a castle it shall be. Princess Jemma has moved into the Sunshine Castle for the day and she loves to play.

With the Castle Courtyard turning into party central there are many party games and activities to enthral your young royals.
Get your dancing slippers on and partake in the Disco freeze or see if you are a real princess and find the Gem in Princess Jemma's game of musical thrones and the Princess on the Stone.

Unscramble some of the Princesses favourite tunes in a race against the clock or partake in three wishes and a game!
Patterns in the Landscape Tidal - First Bay Coolum
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
A performative environmental installation on spectacular Sunshine Coast beaches.



Patterns in the Landscape will explore our relationship with landscape through the synergy of art and movement. Fluid large-scale artworks will be inscribed on the sand by performers, revealing patterns and markings through coordinated movement and interaction. Witness a connection to the landscape – both ephemeral and memorable - a reminder of the transience of our valuable unique environment.



Patterns in the Landscape will appear at three different coastal locations and will be free to attend.



Please note, times may vary depending on tides.

Spoken Word and Slam Poetry Workshop – Horizon Festival
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
Join the award winning poet and writer Joelle Taylor (UK) for this incredible workshop opportunity to be held in Maroochydore. Participants will learn skills for developing their own work in a supportive and exciting environment with exercises for content creation and theme development. Held in partnership with Maroochydore's premiere venue Solbar at the new Playhouse, this special workshop will also focus on performance skills and techniques that define the spoken word genre.

Held as part of the wider Bunker Spoken Word Series at Horizon Arts Festival, special discounts will also apply for participants who have also registered for the poetry or story telling competitions! See website for all ticket details.
Terror Nullius
Date Tue 28th Aug 2018
SodaJerk’s Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. The epic remix works entirely within and against the official archive, in order to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema.

Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, Terror Nullius is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.

You will also have the opportunity to meet SodaJerk in person for a Q&A after the film screening.
Patterns in the Landscape Tidal - Mooloolaba
Date Wed 29th Aug 2018
A performative environmental installation on spectacular Sunshine Coast beaches.



Patterns in the Landscape will explore our relationship with landscape through the synergy of art and movement. Fluid large-scale artworks will be inscribed on the sand by performers, revealing patterns and markings through coordinated movement and interaction. Witness a connection to the landscape – both ephemeral and memorable - a reminder of the transience of our valuable unique environment.



Patterns in the Landscape will appear at three different coastal locations and will be free to attend.



Please note, times may vary depending on tides.

Nova Peris Live at The Library
Date Thu 30th Aug 2018
From Olympic Hockey Gold Medallist and champion athlete to Australia's first Aboriginal woman elected to federal parliament, Nova Peris OAM OLY is is a highly renowned Aboriginal Australian.

Her new book release in July 2018, Nova - Finding My Voice, brings a collection of Nova's memorable, passionate and influential speeches from her political career. Nova’s drive and ambition has inspired many Australians. Her novel Nova reflects on those who motivated her to have the courage to speak out on the topics she is passionate about. Her grandfather’s wise advice to her was, "If you're going to stand for something, then speak for it" (Johnny Peris).

This is a unique opportunity to meet one of Australia’s most passionate individuals as Nova shares her stories in an intimate not-to-be-missed author event with special guest interviewer Helena Gulash, Indigenous Arts and Cultural Management consultant and Kabi Kabi woman.

Live music by Josh Curtis.

Light bush tucker-infused refreshments provided. Cash wine bar available courtesy of Friends of Maroochydore Library.
Billabong Parko's Grom Stomp 2018
Date Thu 30th Aug 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
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.
Puppets in Harmony
Date Fri 31st Aug 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Join in a weekend of festivities as the Harmony Development in Palmview comes alive!

Be mesmerised by String Symphony, a large scale, interactive puppet installation that uses puppetry to explore connection, community and collaboration.

There will also be roaming puppets, puppet shows, puppet making workshops, food trucks and more!

Join the free fun for the whole family.
Maleny Music Festival
Date Fri 31st Aug 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Maleny Music Festival returns for its seventh year, with a three-day offering of live music, workshops, street entertainment, poetry, cabaret, a children’s venue, open mic stage entertainment, food and artisan vendors, and licensed bars.

The festival will deliver a line-up of home-grown, interstate and international artists, including Hillbilly Goats, Bearfoot, Barleyshakes, Barry Charles, Cloudstreet, Rob Longstaff, Fred Smith Trio, Zumpa and Martin Pearson.

See over 75 acts in a diverse range of music styles including reggae, rock, gypsy jazz, country, blues, folk, Latin, Irish and more.

Maleny Music Festival kicks off early Friday evening with the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers, before jumping into a long weekend of eclectic entertainment. On the Saturday evening, bring the whole family as street entertainment and children’s workshops combine together in a sunset parade. Everyone is invited to join the parade led by Cuban style festival band Carnaval and Carnavallia O ‘Gypsy Circus. Culminating on Sunday with a bush dance and a Father’s Day finale; there really is something on every day of the festival.

Powered and unpowered camping is available on site at the Festival.
Sunny Days for Jason
Date Fri 31st Aug 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Sunny Days for Jason is a weekend-long festival of music and activities for all ages. They are excited to announce that this year Sunny Days for Jason has a brand new location: The Kenilworth Showgrounds!

Sunny Days for Jason is a non-profit event, with any money raised donated to worthwhile causes in the community. It attracts campers and day visitors alike for a great weekend of live music and all round good times!

Sunny Days for Jason is a non-profit event.

Their goal is to help individuals and families in the community who fall on hard times due to illness and need a little help paying the bills or buying important medical equipment. Due to your generosity and support their organisation has so far donated more than AUD40000, with individual donations ranging between AUD300 and AUD8000.

Arj Barker - We Need to Talk - Palmview
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
Hey, you got a hour? Look, I've been doing a ton of thinking about...us, and where we're headed.

This isn't easy, but I need to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what I say makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this.

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns to the Sunshine Coast with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Eumundi Drive-in Double Feature: Footloose and Saturday Night Fever
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
Starry Nights Outdoor Movies presents Footloose and Saturday Night Fever in a double-feature screening at the Eumundi Drive-in on Saturday 1 September.

What a great way to welcome Spring!

Unlike a traditional drive-in, the Starry Nights drive-in events are screened on a massive blow-up screen with state-of-the-art audio, enabling movie-lovers to enjoy the flicks from the comfort of their cars via FM stereo.

They also reserve a large space for those who’d prefer to sit up front (bring your own chairs, beanbags, blankets).

To guarantee a spot on the night, pre-book your tickets at the website provided. Pre-booked tickets will also receive two free bags of popcorn per car. Now that’s pretty good value!

Venue: Eumundi Showgrounds, Black Stump Road, off Memorial Drive, Eumundi. Near northern Eumundi entrance to Bruce Highway.

Gates open: 5pm with the first screening at 6.30pm.

Candy bar open on the night with freshly cooked pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, lollies and drinks.
Calm Abiding Practice Day With Corey Jackson
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
An unruly mind is not only the cause of our own difficulties and suffering but also an obstacle to developing kindness and compassion for others. Unwanted distractions undermine our attempts to develop the wisdom and compassion necessary to achieve our potential and benefit those around us. Shamatha practice pacifies those distractions leaving the mind calm, clear and flexible.

Calm Abiding is the ideal practice for a busy life creating a strong and stable base of calm and relaxation we can return to whenever we are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. When we are feeling stronger it gives us the undistracted focus to be of greater benefit to ourselves and others.

Corey Jackson will support your developing practice gently leading you through a range of meditations and explaining how these support the Buddhist path. Please wear loose comfortable clothing for sitting and a yoga mat if you would like to meditate in a laying down position.
Dawn Awakening
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Past, present and future are celebrated through the awakening of a new dawn. Stumers Creek at Coolum Beach will again play centre stage for the Horizon Festival finale – a place of gathering, remembering, dreaming and ritual.

The Glossy Black Cockatoo and its spirit of collective strength is honoured through music, dance and spoken word alongside stunning visual art installations and projections.

Featuring Lyndon Davis and Gubbi Gubbi Dance, multi-award winning singer/songwriter Shellie Morris, vocalist Kacey Patrick, dancer Soraya Fewquandie Scott, guitarists Robbie James and Andrew Veivers, cellist Louise King, Cool Harmonies and Coolum State School choirs and projection artist James Muller.

This is a free event for which you do not need a ticket. You can register your interest to receive updates about the event and important information for your attendance.
Father's Day at Australia Zoo
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018
GO WILD this Father's Day at Australia Zoo.

All dad’s enjoy a Free Mrs Mac’s Pie*!

Challenge your dad to complete the giant inflatable obstacle course in record time for a chance to win an OzTent RV5 valued at AUD1399*!

There'll be tons of fun for the kids too with a hands-on reptile presentation, pony rides, face painting and kids’ games.

Woo-hoo!

Celebrate Dad this Father's Day at Australia Zoo!

*terms and conditions apply

Family Fun Day
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018
As part of Gympie Landcare’s 30th birthday celebrations, they are hosting a family fun day at their site on Old Maryborough Road, Gympie. There will be food, lots of kids activities, talks on various land care topics and many displays. Bring the whole family and enjoy lunch from one of their food vendors: CCs Kitchen, Luscious Licks, Sausage Sizzle and of course All About The Cup coffee. Entry fee, gold coin donation.

The program is as follows:

Gate Opens 12pm.
Kids Zone from 1pm (Big canvas colouring in, making instruments from recycled material, rainbow parachute and blue planet ball game, learning to juggle and face painting)

Mainstage
12.30pm Maya the Koala scat (droppings) dog demonstration.
1.30pm Growing your own native food forest.
2.30pm Five easy ways to improve your soil.
3.15pm What to do with native animals in distress.

Displays include: Vanderfields (John Deere), Koala Action Group, Solar Solutions, MRCCC, Widgee Rural Fire Brigade
Field Naturalists and Gympie Regional Council (Invasive Plants and Animals).

Tours will be held at:
1.15pm Bio-control facility tour (meet at the mainstage).
2.15pm Nursery Tour (meet at the mainstage).
Fathers Day Fishing Trip
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Let Dad have a few hours out on the water with the kids!.

They will put on a Barbecue Breakfast and have him home for lunch.

It's a great time of year to be out on the water - see the whales, dolphins, take part in the Spanner Crabbing and throw in a fishing line.



All in all, a good FUN outing.

Women's Adventure Film Tour Vol. 2 - Sunshine Coast
Date Tue 4th Sep 2018
The WOMEN'S ADVENTURE FILM TOUR is coming back in 2018!

Following the success of the inaugural tour as part of Women's Health Week 2017, the Women's Adventure Film Tour is returning with an all new set of short films celebrating the inspiring women in adventure. This film festival is a celebration of the fantastic women around who are doing extraordinary things. Join a series of inspiring short films with a focus on adventure, the environment and heart warming stories.

The Women's Adventure Film Tour is presented in partnership with She Went Wild - a hub for all things adventure. Through content and events She Went Wild aim's to inspire and empower women to get into the outdoors and live an adventurous life.

Follow their Facebook page for more updates.
Mindfulness and Creativity New Outreach Series: Corey Jackson
Date Wed 5th Sep 2018 to Wed 19th Sep 2018
Spark Something New: Mindfulness and Creativity Creativity is at the heart of change and innovation, but it can be hard to break free of old habits. Whether in art, business or your personal life, repeating the past can lead to fatigue, frustration and failure.

Mindfulness training can help you be more aware of new ideas and possibilities that might otherwise go unnoticed. In this series, Corey draws on his experience as a professional musician and creativity tutor at the National Institute for Dramatic Arts (NIDA).

Discover this unique approach to creating change and innovation in our personal and professional lives.
Walk For Women's Cancers
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Walk for Women’s Cancers started in 2004 by a Sunshine Coast local Cassandra Munson. The community event is designed to unite, celebrate and remember those effected by women’s cancers. The event attracts 700 registered participants annually, who after months of fundraising come together to celebrate and walk in a sea of pink tutu’s and crazy outfits.

Event Date: Saturday, 8 September
Registration 7am
Opening Ceremony 8am
Closing Ceremony 11.30am

The Sunshine Coast event will start from Alex Surf Club, Alexandra Headland on 8 September 2018, with participants taking part in either a three kilometre or eight kilometre.
Spring Nourish and Relax 1 Day Retreat
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Immerse yourself in a full day of self care, relaxation, pampering and connection at Keshava Yoga's Spring Nourish and Relax Retreat and say farewell to the cold light of Winter and welcome the warming, nurturing, creative energy of Spring.

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
MYO Essential Oil and Crystal Infused Facial Mist
Ayurveda - find your dosha and seasonal tips for ultimate health and wellbeing
Beachside Meditative 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

They look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you.
NamJam Busking Competition
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
The NamJam busking and street performance competition is held annually in Nambour and shines light on the amazing talent the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas have to offer. Proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program, TAFE Queensland, Nambour Alliance and the local music industry, NamJam is in its second year and will be held across Nambour’s town centre on September 8, 2018 from 10am till 5pm.

Experience the creative energy of the musically talented with this free family friendly event. Join them for a fun filled day of live music, groovy vibes and guaranteed good time.
Quick and Easy Retro Hairstyles Workshop
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
Learn quick and simple ways to style your hair to achieve that classic retro look. They step through easy styles for your front and back sections of hair to create up to 25 different quick and fabulous hairstyles for busy pinups

Personalised Pinup Essentials Kit (Included): bobby pins, teasing/smoothing brush, headscarf, hair flower.

Two hours hands on workshop including a pinup essentials kit.

Only 10 spaces available - bookings essential
Child Protection Week Family Fun Day
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
The Child Protection Week Family Fun Day has entertainment for children including will include hula hooping, live music, clowns, balloon art, wildlife show, face painting, jumping castles, art therapy, performances by local artists and more! Local support services and child care centres will also have fun activities for kids and loads of old school fun for kids! The event also includes a range of food, drinks, coffee available- including a gold coin donation sausage sizzle.

The day connects local families to a range of support services in an informal, fun, interactive and entertaining way. Service providers will equip the local community with knowledge of issues facing children and families and services available to help. raises awareness in the wider community, ensuring the message Protecting Children is everybody’s business is heard through the community.
TFA National Youth Championships and National School Cup
Date Wed 12th Sep 2018 to Sat 15th Sep 2018
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 division and for the first time in 2018 Year 7/8 division.
National Over 70's Cricket Championships
Date Wed 12th Sep 2018 to Wed 19th Sep 2018
Veterans Cricket Australia (VCA) conducts The National Over 70's Cricket Championships annually in the states and territories of Australia and in 2018 Queensland's Sunshine Coast has been chosen to conduct this prestigious event. It will feature approximately 20 teams of Over 70's cricketers (250 players). Evidence indicates that they will be accompanied by some 120 to 150 partners. Total 370 to 400 approximate attendees who will travel to the event.

Most will require accommodation on in the Maroochydore to Mooloolaba area of the Coast for a minimum of one week. Evidence indicates 25 per cent stay on for additional time either prior to or just after the event.

The Championship features a welcome ceremony to be held at the Mooloolaba Bowls Club on September 12 followed by two days of Cricket on September 13 and 14, and a Dinner on September 14 for 370 people, then two rest days September 15 and 16, followed by two more days of cricket September17 and 18 and a closing barbecue and ceremony on September 18. The matches will be played at various Grade Cricket facilities at Noosa, Yandina, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Landsborough providing a financial boost to the local clubs in those centres.
Heal Yourself Expo - Gympie
Date Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Sun 16th Sep 2018
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.

For 2018 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.
Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Mon 24th Sep 2018
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.
AFL Queensland State Carnival - Under 14 Males
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Mon 24th Sep 2018
Fourteen regions from around Queensland and Northern Rivers, NSW will converge on Maroochydore in September to test their AFL skills against the best players in the State.
AFL Queensland State Carnival - Under 14 Females
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Mon 24th Sep 2018
Eight regions from around Queensland and Northern Rivers, NSW will converge on Maroochydore in September to test their AFL skills against the best players in the State.
AFL Queensland State Carnival - Under 17 Females
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Tue 25th Sep 2018
Six regions from around Queensland and Northern Rivers, NSW will converge on Maroochydore in September to test their AFL skills against the best players in the State.
FourPlay String Quartet 'Wish' Single Launch Nambour
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018
FourPlay put the ‘eclectic’ back into ‘electric string quartet’ with their second new single, ‘Wish’, a powerful, haunting ballad about living in a climate-changed world. As with previous release, ‘Bound’, the digital-only release of ‘Wish’ is now available and includes archival remixes of FourPlay songs. To celebrate the release the band will play east coast shows in Canberra, Melbourne, Nambour, Brunswick Heads, and Sydney during September.

FourPlay, who have been wowing audiences around the world for over 20 years with both their radical reinventions of pop songs and their wildly eclectic original material, have often had environmental and political themes in their music.

‘Wish’ takes this to the next step: a haunting ballad with tones of Not Drowning Waving and 70s folk protest songs, with powerful lyrics delivered passionately by Tim Hollo and Lara Goodridge, intricate viola lines from Shenzo Gregorio, and a soaring, poignant cello solo from Peter Hollo.

‘Wish’ began life when the band was trapped behind rising floodwaters while enjoying the Bundanon Trust’s Artist-In-Residency program in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
People, Plates and Places Eating Out
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Their amazing restaurants without walls create memories that last.

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

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

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

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

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

Bookings essential on their People, Plates and Places Eating Out booking page.
Geoff Achison – Mitchell Creek Rock 'N Blues Festival
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Geoff Achison and The Souldiggers will be appearing at the Mitchell Creek Rock 'N Blues Festival.

Mitchell Creek Rock 'N' Blues Fest is...

An Australian Premier Music Festival hosted on a private 100 acre property up in Noosa Hinterland's beautiful Mary Valley, in Queensland's amazing Sunshine Coast region. Escape to the bushland for an adventure-filled weekend of rock blues and roots music. Enjoy free camping, and two alternating stages offering you non-stop music, so you never have to miss a band or artist.
8th Sunshine Coast Yoga Day
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
The Sunshine Coast Yoga Day is a blissful day of yoga, health and well being. Presentations are available with some of the Sunshine Coast's most experienced teachers.

Classes are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Vegetarian food, drinks and sweets are available to purchase on the day.
Miss Rockabilly Ruby's Beauty School
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
World renowned pinup hair and makeup artist Miss Rockabilly Ruby will be coming to the Sunshine Coast to teach her popular Miss Ruby's Beauty School.

She will be demonstrating three different vintage hairstyles, setting techniques, proper comb out and product knowledge. You will be able to get up close and personal as she styles, you can ask questions and take photos.

This is a live demonstration class only, so you will not be required to bring a model or any tools with you to the class, but it will be jam packed with knowledge! All students will receive a goodie bag filled with some of my favorite products and will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Treats and snacks will be provided to help keep your energy up and your tummy happy! Please bring a notebook and pen with you to take notes along the way, she will also have helpful handouts with photos and diagrams that you will be able to take home with you for future reference. You do not need to be a professional hairdresser in order to take this class, everyone is welcome!
Coast Club School Holiday Activities: Sunshine Coast
Date Mon 24th Sep 2018 to Fri 5th Oct 2018
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, Body Boarding, Caving, Giant Swing, Surfing, High Ropes and more.

Places fill fast. Register Now!
Queensland Symphony Orchestra - The Best of Movie Music
Date Wed 26th Sep 2018
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will be returning to the Centre on Wednesday 26 September at 7.30pm with their new production The Best of Movie Music. This special evening will include a full orchestra of 71 performers under conductor Guy Noble.

Come along and enjoy the beauty and power of some of cinema’s finest soundtracks in this concert fit for everyone. Be inspired by themes from Gladiator and the timeless Lawrence of Arabia. Embrace Morricone’s nostalgic score for Cinema Paradiso, which adds depth to every scene. No movie themed concert would be complete without something from Star Wars and try and stop yourself from crying as Lai’s award-winning Love Story reminds you of the film’s tragic tale.

The performance will begin with students from the newly formed Sunshine Coast Mayoral Orchestra showcasing the results of workshops with Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians.
Caloundra Music Festival
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
Birds of Tokyo, John Butler Trio, The Living End, The Waifs and The Temper Trap head up an explosive list of first round artists locked in to perform at the 2018 Caloundra Music Festival.

Enjoy four days of Sun, Surf and Soul at beautiful Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast, during the12th annual Caloundra Music Festival, 28 September to 1 October 2018.

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.

For full line-up, tickets and further info, please visit the website.
Woodford Didgeridoo Festival
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Three days of Culture mixed with Tribal Rhythms and Australia's Finest Didgeridoo performers.

The Woodford Didgeridoo Festival is held at the beautiful Crystal Waters Eco Village. 650 acres of bushland at the headwaters of the Mary River. Home to a wide variety of local flora and fauna including numerous kangaroos and wallabies, as well as many types of birds and reptiles.

The Woodford Didgeridoo Festival acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodians as we come together to celebrate the amazing Didgeridoo. Originally the Yiḏaki (sometimes spelt yirdaki) is one of the most commonly used names, although strictly speaking it refers to a specific type of instrument made and used by the Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land.
Kenilworth Artsfest Exhibition
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
An annual art exhibition organised by the Kenilworth Arts Council.

Showcasing paintings, sculpture, ceramics and poetry from the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.

All art works are for sale.

A Bush Poetry session is on the Saturday morning, live bush poets tell their tales.

Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Waka Ama
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
The Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Waka Ama Championships (TTGGWA) is the only international outrigger championship series held exclusively for junior paddlers in Australia. This trans-Tasman showdown of the Australian and Oceania junior outrigging calendar attracts hundreds of young paddlers aged between eight and 19 years of age. Hailing from Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands; teams, doubles and individuals race over a three day period on the Sunshine Coast’s Lake Kawana. Fun, colour, friendships and vibrancy are what defines this event as a must do for young paddlers. A spectacular experience!
Fine Art Experience
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
An Exhibition of Fine Art by the Caloundra Arts Centre Association members including: watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel arts and mixed media being held on Saturday, 29 September and Sunday, 30 September.



The two-day exhibition will be open from 9am to 9pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. Entry is free.

The exhibition is arranged with mini galleries of each artist’s work – allowing visitors to gain an appreciation of the artist’s style and breadth of work.

The Great Noosa Trail Walk
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
The Great Noosa Trail Walk is an annual three-day journey through the natural and cultural landscape of the Noosa hinterland known as “Noosa Country”.

This year it is being held on Saturday 29 September and Sunday 30 September and Monday 1 October 2018. The trail connects the country towns of Cooroy, Kin Kin, Pomona and Cooran via a series of dedicated walking trails through farmlands, natural forests and spectacular lookouts.

Walkers undertake the journey at their own pace and are encouraged to take time to enjoy the landscape, local cafes and antique shops on route.

A good level of walking fitness is required, but this is not a race, plenty of time is allowed to complete each day’s walk.

Coolum Business and Tourism Race Day
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
Coolum Business and Tourism are holding their annual Race Day event at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club at Corbould Park on Sunday 30 September 2018.

The excitement, the colour and the entertainment provides an atmosphere unlike any other sporting event.

Whether you want to put your business in the spotlight by sponsoring a thoroughbred race or be part of the action and enjoy lunch and refreshments in the Champagne Garden at the finish line, there is an offer that will suit you.

This exciting opportunity is open for everyone to enjoy a day out or take advantage and engage your business through this unique marketing.

There are limited spaces and time is of the essence – secure your place now!
Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Sat 10th Nov 2018
Spot the scarecrow in Mary Valley Country, South East Queensland, every year in October!

The annual festival encourages people to plan a day out in Mary Valley Country, and see if they can find the variety of serious and not so serious straw creations along the way.

A Google map can be downloaded to let you know where all the entries are. The community art organisation Mary Valley Artslink auspices the scarecrow festival.
AOCRA Junior Titles
Date Wed 3rd Oct 2018 to Thu 4th Oct 2018
Young guns up to the age of nineteen fight it out on Lake Kawana to become national outrigger champions in their age divisions. From the little ones who stand shorter than their paddles to the highly skilled paddlers in older divisions, this event provides excitement, friendship and heart warming displays of teamwork and support. An event designed for juniors, it is loved and enjoyed as much for its competitive vibe as its place in sport for friendships and family time.

This event has all the disciplines over the two day, OC6, OC1, OC2 and V1.

Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
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.

Netfest
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
NetFest is Netball Australia's 18 plus mass participation netball event offering a choice of traditional (outdoor) or beach netball tournaments, supported by a range of social activities. This year Australia's premier netball festival is moving to the Sunshine Coast and will be hosted on the world famous Mooloolaba Beach!

Netfest has been a highlight on the calendar for the netball community for over a number of years growing from 500 participants in its first year to over 2,300 male and female netballers in 2017.

The four-day event, to be run by Netball Australia and Tourism & Events Queensland, will feature outdoor and beach netball tournaments for teams from across Australia and New Zealand, as well as DJs, food and drink, official parties, celebrity matches and more making it a perfect place for family and friends to come along and join in the Netfest Festivities!
The Angels Face II Face 40 Years On – Take A Long Line – Recharged in 2018
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018
Iconic Aussie rock group The Angels are bringing the best of rock'n'roll to Aussie World with their highly anticipated Face II Face tour!

It has been a huge start to 2018 for The Angels. They kicked off the year with a series of sell-out shows on the coveted Red Hot Summer Tour, at the same time announcing a highly anticipated national tour through May, June and July to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their seminal album Face To Face.

Now, by popular demand, The Angels are announcing the Face II Face tour – a second run of dates in the latter half of the year.

To mark this tour, they headed into the studio to record a 2018 version of Take A Long Line.
IGA Marketplace Noosa International 7's Rugby
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Noosa International 7's Festival is a four day, outdoor sporting event involving a Queensland Rugby Union sanctioned and Federation of Oceania Rugby Union (FORU) Rugby 7's tournament.
2018 Sunshine Coast Expo
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo is the region’s largest and most successful event of its kind. Over 220 local and regional companies will be exhibiting with a massive range of displays with products and services for our homes, lifestyles, outdoor living, and outdoor adventure.
Nambour Gemfest 2018
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
The Gemfest is a magnificent yearly event, where Fossickers, Miners, Jewellers, Traders and regular folk gather together to display and sell their wares.

Every year, since 2007, the Nambour Lapidary Club has been host to the famous Nambour Gemfest. They are constantly striving to improve it. This year they expect to be their biggest and best yet.

The art of cutting and polishing rocks and gems has long been part of their history and many would agree it is part of their DNA.
AFL Queensland Schools Cup - State Preliminary Finals and State Grand Finals 2018
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
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, 21 October.
Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
A week of fashion events and shows all in under 24 hours. Catwalk shows include swimwear, resort wear, ready to wear and couture. Hosted at the stunning The Sebel, Pelican Waters, the event also includes the Sunshine Coast Style Awards, the Trade Lounge (pop up stalls where the public, industry and media can buy wholesale), Sunshine Coast Design Awards and Hall of Fame.
The Blackall 100
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
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 28 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.
Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast will be launched for the very first time in 2018 and visitors to this event will experience the traditional culture of the Munich Oktoberfest.

Based on the history and festivities from centuries past Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast promises to deliver a traditional family friendly, fun event.



Patrons will see the Kawana Sports Precinct transformed into a Bavarian themed festival, complete with giant beer tent, German themed alfresco dining, stages and children’s rides and activities. Authentic German food and beverages will be served by local businesses that have a rich, German ancestry.

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival
Date Wed 31st Oct 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day hallmark event, based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and includes a stacked line-up of events for all ages and abilities.

The schedule includes a Breakfast Fun Run and a Run Swim Run event. Super Saturday is one of the highlights of the event with the Superkidz and Special Triathlon in the morning and the Subaru Noosa Australian Open Criterium and Asics Noosa Bolt in the afternoon, which also includes the Legends Triathlon with all the events attracting a premium field and sporting legends.

The crown event is the Noosa Triathlon on Sunday, which has continued its prime position of the largest standard distance race in the world. It includes a one and a half kilometre swim, a 40 kilometre bike and 10 kilometre run. With over 12,000 athletes competing over the event week, it is certainly one event you need to experience for yourself.
The McClymonts
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The McClymonts are returning to the road after a year off and they’re ready to kick it up in style!

Despite the break, Brooke, Sam and Mollie have been anything but quiet with their best-selling latest album ‘Endless’ debuting number one Country and number three ARIA all-genre album chart upon release and generating three smash hit singles - “House”, “Don’t Wish It All Away” and “Like We Used To”, after which the tour is named.

The girls and their band are fired up and ready to go and with over 20 smash hit singles from their five much-loved albums, you are sure to be in for an unforgettable night. They’ll be performing hits like Forever Begins Tonight, Here’s To You and I, Wrapped Up Good and Kick It Up, all sung with their stunning harmonies and backed by their incredible band.
Beltane Fire Festival
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
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
Hot 91. 1 Ignite Chilli Festival Caloundra
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce is set to turn up the heat in downtown Caloundra with the second year of Ignite Chilli Festival. Downtown Caloundra will reignite with an exciting day of cooking demonstrations, merchandise tents, live entertainment, street food and many unique stalls offering an array of products with a twist of chilli.

This event builds on the chilli eating competition that has been held for the last two years in Caloundra which sees a group of pallet hardened chilli devourers stomach the hottest and spiciest chilli’s they can.
Queensland Triathlon Series - R3 Kawana
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Did you know that the Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to March at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra?

The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7 years+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri!
Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Tue 4th Dec 2018
Noosa Forest Retreat on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast offers the standard “Permaculture Design Certificate” (PDC) curriculum as created by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. This is a globally recognised education course on sustainable living design.



Included is valuable hands on practical exercises plus experience with permaculture principles and systems including animal systems, super compost making, swale design and implementation for water harvesting and food forest establishment. The course is well suited to anyone interested in sustainability, organic food growing, natural farming, community living, holistic and healthy living, self-sufficiency and more. The course is also suitable to support professional development.

Noosa Forest Retreat is a tropical 160 acre property with four houses in the Noosa Hinterland on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. The property is home to nine full time residents and backs onto the Woondum National Park. It rises to an elevation of 420 metres with the highest house site on the Sunshine Coast. Noosa Forest Retreat is one of the largest and longest running permaculture demonstration and education centres in Queensland, Australia.

Jungle Love Festival
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
A boutique music festival that celebrates up and coming local musicians, artists and art workers. They follow a different model to most other festivals whereby they closely curate the entire program and add in different acts that they know most people are unaware of but will thoroughly enjoy, creating an element of surprise.



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

Lighting up Cooroy’s Christmas Tree
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
The 'Lighting up Cooroy’s Studio Steel Christmas Tree' has become a tradition and will be on again on Friday November 30 from 6.45pm.

The most beautiful tree in the region lights up! Bring family and friends and have a look!

The lighting of this spectacular tree is accompanied by snow flurries for a bit of added fun! The Cooroy Family Practice Shop Window Trail is also launched with 20 shops having Christmas window displays that are delightful to see. The fun continues with a Christmas movie on the Cooroy Library roof.

Studio Steel have generously donated their time, energy and resources to make sure that Cooroy has the best Christmas tree in the region.



There is more information on their website or Facebook page.

Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Craft Beer is all about finding brews that have something different about them. Tasting people's ideas through their craft, so come and taste them all at their festival to find the brew you love.



Their festival is a true celebration of craft beer and cider’s creativity and diversity. Beer enthusiasts, music enthusiasts and food enthusiasts will love what this festival will bring and what's a festival without the rides, photo booths, food pairing and competitions. They have had amazing prizes donated, so everyone has a massive chance to win something really great.

The Sunshine Coast area is renowned for sports with excellent surfing, beaches, walking, climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, windsurfing, rowing and sailing (amongst others!). So what are you waiting for? Please book your tickets now, to enter the amazing competitions, have a great day and make a weekend of it!

This event will sell out so book your tickets today by visiting the web site.

Christmas in Cooroy
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
This is a fun, free event for people of all ages! Free rides, free entertainment, and a multitude of stalls throughout the festival. Come along and have fun!

On Saturday December 1 from 4pm, Christmas in Cooroy provides a fun, free event for people of all ages! There are free rides, free entertainment and lots of unique activities – all free! Come along and have fun!

The festival starts with the Cooroy Fish n Chips Santa Sack Races, where every child who participates wins a prize!
After that the crowd gathers down the sides of Maple Street to watch the Bendigo Bank Street Parade with this year's theme being “Past, Present and Future”. Full of floats, costumes, decorations, and maybe even a few treats. Winding up Maple Street and back down again. The ever-popular East versus West Tug-of-War competition starts shortly after the Parade with The Shed at Cooroy putting up an East Side team against Cooroy Computers West Side team.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the big man in red, Santa Claus, will be making an appearance so he can chat to the children of Cooroy and give them all a sweet treat sponsored by Gelignite Jacks.
Under The Southern Stars - Sunshine Coast
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Summer rock festival Under The Southern Stars will be rocking the Sunshine Coast Stadium with a line-up of Australian Rock Royalty! The perfect summer festival celebration!

Under the Southern Stars is excited to announce this year’s return with a huge line up of the best of Australian rock.

Off the back of last year’s inaugural success, the festival is expanding into five new coastal locations as it continues to deliver music lovers the ultimate outdoor live music festival in a quintessential Aussie summer setting.

This year’s 2019 concert event will be headlined by Australia’s legendary ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Hoodoo Gurus along with Australian rock royalty You Am I.

Also on this killer bill are The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow.

But wait there is more! For Queensland audiences only, stay tuned for an chart topping special guests to be announced on 2nd October – watch this space.

Under The Southern Stars will deliver a great day of rock n roll, in superb outdoor locations – it doesn’t get better than this!

Visit the website for ticketing offers and up to date festival news.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The Noosa Summer Swim is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer.



In 2019, the festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits.

Join World Series Swims Ambassador Michael Klim and special guests for a huge weekend of sun, surf and swims in Noosa.

Saturday Events: Junior Giants (300 metres and 1000 metres), one kilometre, two kilometres and three kilometres. Outdoor Cinema.

Sunday Events: Five kilometre Grand Prix, one and a half kilometre Social Swim.

Queensland Triathlon Series - R6 Caloundra
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Did you know that the Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to March at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra?

The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7 years+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri!
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.

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.
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!

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
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!
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
Celebrate great Australian food, wine and lifestyle in one of Australia's leading food destinations, Noosa.

They're excited to bring back some great events including Tipis on Noosa Main Beach, the Long Lunch on Hastings Street, Hinterland Food Trails, events with visiting chefs in some of Noosa's favourite restaurants and an exciting Festival Village.
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.
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.
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!

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.

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.