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Summer Horse Riding Camps for Kids
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Kiah Park is a horse riding facility where they love to engage school-aged children in the fresh excitement of spending time outdoors.

They offer seven-day residential horse riding camps during all Queensland school holidays, long weekend camps and day camps.

For 40 years (established 1978) Kiah Park has been a home-away-from-home where children can develop independence, learn new skills and make lifelong friendships with other horse-loving kids. Kiah Park follows an active and busy schedule to provide children with a great range of fun, including adopting their own horse to ride and pamper, arena lessons, trail rides and gymkhana.

Whether your child is new to horses or is a competitive rider, every holiday at Kiah Park is bound to be full of wonderful adventures.

You will need to get your booking in early as camps fill up quickly.

Santa at Mary Valley Rattler
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018 to Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Meet Santa aboard the Mary Valley Rattler at historic Gympie Station between 12.30pm and 2pm on December 2, 9, 16 and 23.

No bookings required.
Christmas at the Ginger Factory
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
Christmas is just around the corner and they have one very special guest coming to visit them at The Ginger Factory this December. They'll give you a hint... he loves milk and cookies, likes to dress in red and has a big white beard!

That's right everyone... Santa himself will be visiting at The Ginger Factory and he can't wait to meet everyone! He even has some early Christmas gifts to give out to all the good boys and girls.

Every Wednesday to Sunday plus Christmas Eve between December 5 to 24 from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Bring your own camera for your free photos!

The excitement doesn’t have to stop after visiting Santa.
Explore the rainforest walk where you will find the giant checkers board.

See if you can win the game!

Jump on board Moreton* the 117 year old ginger train to discover hidden corners of the park.

Then journey around the world on the Overboard* boat ride and follow the antics of the runaway Gingerbread Man.

Let the kids run free in the undercover playground situated right next to the Ginger Café.

*Ticket Prices apply.

Fabulous Foodie Fare
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Fri 14th Dec 2018
Come along for an evening of fabulous and flavour-filled fare, as they bring you delectable food from around the globe from 5 til 9pm.

Santa will be arriving on the Eumundi Fire Truck at approximately 5.30pm with free candy canes for young visitors.

So grab your foodie loving friends and join them for the very best in street food and free live music!
Christmas With Karen Knowles
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
Gold and platinum award winner, Karen Knowles is one of Australia’s favourite singers and is coming to Caloundra for a special Christmas concert. Star of the musical Big River and lead singer with The Seekers in the early 1990s, Karen started her career on Young Talent Time and became the highest selling Australian female recording artist for two consecutive years.

Karen’s best known hits include Why Won’t You Explain, You Are The Reason, Loves Us All, By Request and Moonglow and she is well known for her Carols and Christmas repertoire and regular performances as part of the Lord Mayors Carols broadcast throughout Queensland on Channel 7. Karen will perform with her musical director David Cameron accompanying her on piano and guitar.

Join Karen for a wonderful selection of her hits, standards and your favourite Christmas songs as her music moves you into the true spirit of Christmas.
Twilight Markets Caloundra
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
The Twilight Markets Caloundra are set to bring holiday spirit to Bulcock Beach with entertainment for the entire family. The Markets will be operating over the seasonal holiday periods, and provide a fantastic opportunity to get the family out and about and enjoy a Friday evening by Bulcock Beach walking through the markets with artisan, craft and homemade stalls with some truly unique products to browse and the smells of food stalls filling the breeze.

Don't miss the sunset along the boardwalk on Bulcock Beach whilst listening to the tunes of street entertainment which bring life to the market atmosphere.

With over 100 stalls lining the street of Bulcock Beach, street entertainment and wide selection of food stall, there is something to amuse the whole family.

Twilight Markets Caloundra will be back for the Summer season. With Santa visiting over the Christmas period and Australia Day celebrations, enjoy your festive season at Twilight Markets Caloundra.

Visit and 'like' their facebook page to stay in touch with the latest news about the Twilight Markets.
Rip Curl Gromsearch
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Tue 18th Dec 2018
The Rip Curl GromSearch is a worldwide series of events designed for grommets. The GromSearch Series runs in 10 different countries with over 5,000 competitors worldwide.

The Australian series is made up of five events as well as a National final. Participants for the National final are determined from the GromSearch ratings, counting a surfers best 2 results across the series. In 2018 the winner of each divisions in each respective event of the series will be guaranteed entry into the National final, their seed in the National final will be determined by their best 2 results total on the 2018 Rip Curl GromSearch Rankings.

Some incredible surfers have come through the series including current WSL World Tour athletes Gabriel Medina, Stephanie Gilmore, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, Kolohe Andino, Nat Young and Felipe Toledo.
Twilight Christmas Train
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Welcome aboard the inaugural Mary Valley Rattler twilight Christmas Train!

Depart Historical Gympie Station at 5.30pm for a rare opportunity to enjoy a journey on the Mary Valley Rattler at night. Take in the sights of sounds of the Mary Valley under a setting sun, before arriving at historical Amamoor Station.

At Amamoor you will have the opportunity to purchase dinner from one of the food vans and market stalls, and there will be a bar to purchase an ice cold beer or wine to enjoy with dinner. Kids are well catered for with games and activities. Your time at Amamoor concludes with a bang and a colourful display of fireworks. Then all aboard the Rattler for the journey back to Gympie, arriving back at the station at 9pm.

Bookings are required.
Christmas at Kunara Organic Marketplace!
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Join them for a free family fun evening at Kunara Organic Marketplace. They will be featuring the Christmas film 'Rise of the Guardians', screened on an inflatable outdoor cinema.

There will be an inflatable cinema, free entry, food stalls, live music, free popcorn and Santa will have treats at 5.45pm to 6.45pm.



Come along at 5pm and grab some food and enjoy the live music. Santa will be visiting from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. The movie starts at 6.45pm. Bring along a chair or rug or something to get comfortable on! There will be a variety of food options available for purchase - including vegan dishes, gluten free options a sausage sizzle and more!

*No ATM facility on the Kunara grounds.

Solar Nights
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
Experience the power of light these school holidays with Solar Nights – an ethereal, interactive light trail for the whole community to enjoy!

Running for 10 nights only from December 14 to 23, this free holiday event features a trail of light displays to captivate, inspire and entertain people of all ages.

Turn up anytime between 6.30 to 9pm to explore the interactive light trail at your own leisure.



Solar Nights celebrates their partnership with Veolia to install 6000 solar panels and eventually a water battery at no upfront cost to the University.

Suitable for all ages.

Jim Moginie and The Family Dog – Summer Of The Dog Tour
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) founded The Family Dog when he released his first solo album 'Alas Folkloric' in 2006. They are back and on the road with 'The Summer Of The Dog Tour', presenting their new album 'Bark Overtures' . The album was released by Sony Music on November 2. The band is Jim Moginie, Kent Steedman and Paul Loughead of The Celibate Rifles and Tim Kevin from La Huva, Exiles and Youth Group. Live, this lineup is all about dynamics, travelling from a whisper to a scream, from a blitzkrieg to the odd 'Oils' classic in a moment!
Raw Food Workshop - Learn Raw Cheeses, Raw Pizza and Ferrero Desserts!
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
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 Pizzas, Raw Ferrero Rocher, Raw Chocolate andRaw Caramel Slice.

For small groups. All Organic Produce. Hands-on learning and tips and tricks from Sally. Enjoy a feast of their creations at the end of the workshop!
Tijuana Cartel and Kallidad - Live in The Brewery
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Saturday 15 December sees Tijuana Cartel take to the stage in The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi - as part of their 'Live at Hotel Brunswick' album tour. They will be supported by Kallidad.

Tijuana Cartel’s new album ‘Live at Hotel Brunswick’ is teeming with the infectious party vibes that characterise their live show.

The electronic tour-de-force never fails to ignite a dance floor and this compilation of tunes captures what their live show is all about.

Heavy bass and beats underpin virtuosic instrumentation and exotic sounds reminiscent of the Middle East, Morocco and Spain.

Experience it for yourself in Eumundi as they embark on a massive tour encompassing Australia, Bali, the UK and Germany.

With their trademark “Day of the Dead” facepaint, Kallidad has a visual image every bit as striking as their one of a kind sound.

The line up is two Spanish guitars and a box drum - but don't let the lightweight set up fool you. Kallidad can rock a crowd from top to bottom!

The group combines influences from flamenco and mariachi music with rock and metal to create a powerful, energetic and uplifting sound that gives the audience no choice but to dance!
Christmas Night Market
Date Fri 21st Dec 2018
Join them from 5 til 9pm for retail therapy under the stars with a fabulous selection of art and craft stalls. There's nowhere more relaxed for Christmas shopping!

Your tastebuds will love the night market too - with delicious fare from all corners of the globe.

Santa will be arriving on the Eumundi fire truck at approximately 6pm and then be available for photos with visitors.

Get into the festive groove with live music and be entertained by colourful street performers.

They have lots of wonderful activities to keep their young market visitors entertained including;

Free Christmas cookie decorating for the first 300 children
Free face painting between 6-8pm
Free balloon twisting from 6-8pm
Get up close with the adorable farm animals from Little Critters Petting Zoo.
Coolum Beach Flicks in the Park
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Coolum Business and Tourism is proud to bring Coolum another season of Flicks in the Park. Bring along a rug and enjoy a free movie under the stars with your family and friends at Tickle Park.

Saturday 22 December - ‘Elf’ (G).
Saturday 29 December - ‘Peter Rabbit’ (PG).
Saturday 5 January - ‘Coco’ (G).
Saturday 12 January - ‘Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle’ (PG).
Saturday 19 January - ‘Paper Planes’ (G).

The Coolum Beach Flicks project acknowledges the generous support of local businesses to make this event possible.
Aussie World Christmas Spectacular
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
It's almost the most wonderful time of the year!

And to celebrate the festive season our annual Christmas Spectacular is back on Saturday 22nd December.

Meet Santa and Mrs Claus, come face to face with Christmas characters, enjoy the roving Carollers, watch the fireworks, meet the Aussie Kids and watch our Christmas show in The Shed.

There's also snow, pyrotechnics, laser-shows, Christmas lights and live entertainment.

Our gate prices will be higher so save time and money by booking online.
Boxing Day Train
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
With one departure only on Boxing Day rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler.

The Mary Valley Rattler fleet is made up of heritage diesel and steam locomotives and carriages each with their own unique story.

The fleet also boasts vintage railmotors.

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

The popular Platform No.1 Cafe offers a dine in experience before or after your rail journey, or you can buy take away treats to enjoy on board. You can even purchase a bottle of wine and a local cheese platter for the ride.

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

Departs Gympie Station at 10am, Returns Gympie Station at 1pm.

The Screaming Jets - Gotcha Covered Tour
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018
Come and see Australia’s maverick Rock n Roll sons playing your favourite hits in a snapshot of Australian music on the Gotcha Covered Tour!

In July 2018, The Screaming Jets released their eighth studio album Gotcha Covered - a homage to the last 50 years of Australian rock and its musical origins.

The Jets handpicked a bunch of their favourite songs, with the help of Triple M radio public, went into the studio and recorded 15 tracks that have achieved ‘hit’ status with the Australian public, both live and on radio.

Featuring a who’s who of the Australian pub rock scene over the last five decades Gotcha Covered features iconic songs such as Goanna’s “Razor’s Edge”, The Easybeats “Wedding Ring”, Men At Work’s “Overkill” and Dragon’s “Rain”.

Every track on Gotcha Covered offers up a rebirthed Australian classic stamped with the unique sound that is synonymous with The Screaming Jets.

Don't miss this show.

This is an 18 plus event - tickets are standing only.
New Year's Eve 'The Beach Party'
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
This year, mega event company, Wonderlandinc partners with Corona Extra in bringing to Noosa the very first edition of 'The Beach Party', New Year’s Eve……a sunset and beyond beach club of epic proportions right on the sands of Noosa's main beach. A line up of huge entertainment from sunset DJ sets to the party anthem build up to the new year will light up Noosa’s foreshore like never before as Laguna bay explodes in its annual midnight fire and light show.

Enjoy coronas, cocktails and cuisine in a truly magical setting and experience Noosa’s final golden sunset with your feet in the sand and Corona in your hand on one of the most iconic beaches in the world and celebrate the last of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.
Symphony of Fibre
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
The Textile and Fibre Art Group in collaboration with the Hardpressed Printers Group from Caloundra Art Centre Inc. are excited to present a contemporary exhibition involving over 20 artists.

Textile and Fibre Art will be incorporating banners, sculptures, installation and wearable art, which will be a visually stunning and inspiring “Symphony of Fibre” which pushes the boundaries of creativity and imagination.

The Hardpressed Printers Group will take you through a delightful journey to the Australian outback with flocks of printed birds leading the way. The printers will be exploring the relationships with landscapes, desert creatures and flora through the medium of print.

The Exhibition will run from January 5 to 13, 2019 from 10am to 4pm finishing at 3pm on Sunday January 13, 2019. Free admission.

Official opening by Janet de Boer O.A.M. will be at 1pm Saturday January 5, 2019.

Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council.
Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament 2019
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
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.

Red Hot Chilli Pepper Mediterranean Cooking Class
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
Red Hot Chilli Pepper Mediterranean Cooking Class. Think Tapas, Kebabs, Pasta and Mezze and you are on the right track. Come and spend a fun morning learning about various cuisines from around the Mediterranean, in particular about the herbs and spices used in each cuisine. It's all about the spice! Cuisines covered in this class: Italian, Greek, Turkish and Spanish

The classes are hands on and you cook in pairs. Bring a friend with you or meet a new friend to cook with on the day. Then, sit down and relax with a beer or a wine over lunch, eating the food that you have prepared and cooked throughout the morning.
Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
Unlike any other Wedding Expo, the Summer Wedding Showcase is your key to open the doors and explore some of the best wedding venues the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland region has to offer.

Held over two days, Showcase Venues including; Maleny Manor, Weddings at Tiffany's, Secrets on the Lake, Flaxton Gardens, Montville Country Cabins, Little White Wedding Church along with the regions best industry suppliers will welcome beautiful brides, grooms and families looking to find that perfect wedding venue and all the exquisite extras that go into making your perfect day.

They invite you to find love in the mountains this Summer.

With hundreds of suppliers on show, take the time to tour all the venues and the opportunity to talk to all the local industry experts who really know and love the Hinterland. This is a showcase not to be missed, it is time to take your wedding plans to the next level!

This is a free event, and you do not need a ticket to attend. However you may purchase tickets into the draw for your chance to win AUD5000 towards wedding services.
Coast Club School Holiday Activities: Sunshine Coast
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Fri 25th Jan 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, Body Boarding, Caving, Giant Swing, Surfing, High Ropes and more.

Places fill fast. Register Now!
The Ginger Flower and Food Festival
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Save the date!

The 2019 Ginger Flower and Food Festival dates have been confirmed.

Join in for three glorious days of fabulous flowers, delicious food and live entertainment.

Discover the Ginger Flower and Food Festival, an incredible celebration of Queensland's sub-tropical climate that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

The team are currently working hard on creating the best event yet. Keep an eye on the website to stay up to date with all of the latest information.
Red Hot Chilli Pepper Spice Blending Class
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sat 30th Nov 2019
Love spices but don't know how to use them properly? Want to have a better understanding of spices? Want to become more adventurous in the kitchen with spices? Then you need to attend their fun filled afternoon spice blending class. These are run in the shop, based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, once a month.

Learn about spices, what they are, where they come from and hints and tips for storing. Learn how to incorporate herbs and spices into your cooking on a daily basis.

You will create three blends in the class to take home with you.

Included is a class work book, Red Hot Chilli Pepper pen, Spice loyalty card, Red Hot Chilli Pepper spice blend, food samples, a glass of wine or beer, 15 per cent off purchase any of the herbs and spices on the day from the Red Hot Chilli Pepper range.

Jimeoin Result!
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Jimeoin presents his new show, Result!

Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters, so don't miss your chance to see this award-winning star of television shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Royal Variety Performance', 'CH4’s O2 Gala’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ – Live!

'Hilarious... It gets no better than this... Brilliant!' (Time Out).

'Classic nonsense... Stand-up comedy at its best' (Scotsman).

'Superb... Wickedly funny... Exhilarating! ****1/2 (Age).

'Comedy of the highest order... Inspired!' (Independent). 'Always, always funny' (Herald Sun).

'Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess' (Scotland on Sunday).

'Hilarious... If laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids... Don't you miss it!' (Edinburgh Evening News).
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 and Brisbane's own Sheppard.

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

Under The Southern Stars Sunshine Coast is an all ages event and family and junior tickets are available and free entry for children aged 11 years and under (redeemed at box office on event day with parent/guardian).

It doesn't get much better than this!

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

Under the Southern Stars
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Look out Music Lovers! Summer Rock Festival - Under the Southern Stars is excited to announce this year’s return with a huge line up of the best of Aussie Rock. This year’s 2019 concert event will be headlined by Australia’s 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, Scott Darlow and recently announced Sheppard!
AOCRA 2019 National Outrigger Sprint Titles
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association’s (AOCRA) National Sprint Titles are a flat water outrigger canoe regatta held for paddlers from all states of Australia.

As a pinnacle event in the Australian outrigging calendar, the National Sprint Titles hosts hundreds of competitors and encourages paddlers to compete in all disciplines, which include V1, OC1, OC6 and V12 races. This is an action packed three days held on Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast.

The action on the always water is fast and furious as teams push themselves to be the best that they can be!

The Va’a World Sprint Titles held in May 2016 at Lake Kawana was a highly successful and premier international event which showcased Lake Kawana and the Sunshine Coast as a world class venue.

Aussie paddlers return to their favourite sprinting grounds again in February 2019.

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.

Beerwah at Night
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Night time trail run in the Stunning Glasshouse Mountains National Park. The event is staged at the base of Mount Beerwah National Park.

Bring your Headlamp and experience night running in a safe and fun environment. It's always more fun in the dark!

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!
Red Hot Chilli Pepper Moroccan Cooking Class
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Red Hot Chilli Pepper Moroccan Cooking classes. Moroccan food is like no other. The freshness of the ingredients, the earthiness of cooking a tagine over hot coals and the fiery contrast of making and incorporating Harissa paste into a meal. Come and spend a fun morning learning about various cuisines from around the world, in particular about the herbs and spices used in each cuisine. It's all about the spice!

The classes are hands on and you cook in pairs. Bring a friend with you or meet a new friend to cook with on the day. Then, sit down and relax with a beer or a wine over lunch, eating the food that you have prepared and cooked throughout the morning.
Michael Dunstan
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Returning back to the East Coast on the back of an extensive sold out 'Partly Cloudy' Australian tour and four sold out shows in New Zealand, Michael Dunstan heads towards the Australian summer with anticipated new releases ‘Calais Road’ and ‘The Unknown’. This February 2019, Michael embarks on his fourth and largest headline Australian tour to date to hail the important release of the single 'The Unknown' and the forthcoming third chapter arriving early 2019; "New Normal".

Dunstan's soulful, pensive and relatable song-writing reflects and explores periods of travel, transitions from light and dark, the calm and silence in between, and the accompanying revelations and growth. This is the last chance in the near future to catch Michael's dynamic live performance before heading overseas on his first bout of headline international shows this 2019.

Special Guests: To be advised.
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.
Ocean Film Festival World Tour
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.
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!

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.
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!

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.

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.
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
An Evening With Billy Slater - Caloundra
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Billy Slater is a once in a generation player. From humble beginnings Billy started his journey by riding track work for legendary trainer Gai Waterhouse on his way to trialing with the Melbourne Storm.

With an unbelievable work ethic Billy cemented his spot in the top squad, before announcing himself on the representative football scene with explosive speed, skill and toughness.

Reinventing the fullback position Billy Slater has achieved every imaginable award rugby league has to offer! From club premierships to Origin domination to World Cup victories with the Kanagaroos, this man has done it all! Including being voted the worlds best rugby league player!

Billy Slater will be live on stage across 10 nights in a variety of regional towns and capital cities! Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the games greats and hear his amazing story of resilience, achievement and never say die attitude!
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.

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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!

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!

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.
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.
Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
Experience the Creative Soul of the Sunshine Coast.

As the signature multi-arts festival for the region, Horizon’s curated program of events celebrates local artists alongside Australian and international guests, building the capacity of local creative talent and exposing the audience to unique arts experiences.

Over 10 arts-fuelled days across the Sunshine Coast, Horizon collaborates to deliver events in performance, visual art, music, comedy, theatre, dance and immersive technologies.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.