Sunshine Coast | Events

Venture to this holiday hot-spot and you’ll see the Sunshine Coast is known for much more than its sunshine.

Feast on the region’s best at Noosa Eat & Drink Festival and The Curated Plate.

Jump into the crowd at beach-side Caloundra Music Festival.

Test your limits at the Mooloolaba Triathlon and Noosa Festival of Surfing.

Ready? Make your plans using the Sunshine Coast events calendar below. 

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Learn to Build the Sandcastle of your Dreams

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$35 - 45
22 October 2019 – 31 October 2020
Join them on one of their sandcastle workshops and learn all the secrets and tricks to build your own masterpiece. They offer a great chance to make your time in Noosa memorable and fun. Children and adults welcome.

Gympie Music Muster

Amamoor Creek, Gympie Area
27 – 30 August 2020
Muster is a four day festival in a camping village in the Amamoor State Forest on the edges of the Mary River Valley not far from the town of Gympie. With a focus on country and the music that is made there, they also make sure that everyone is involved, from boot scooting mornings to poetry cocktail hour readings, smoko songwriting sessions and lazy arvo blues guitar jams, so at the Muster, you feel like you belong.

Horizon Festival

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
28 August – 6 September 2020
Experience the Sunshine Coast's premier multi-arts festival. Horizon Festival connects artists, industries, communities and audiences through an award-winning celebration of arts and culture. They bring local, national and international artists together for 10 arts-fuelled days of visual art, music, performance, words and ideas, film and creative workshops.

The Gruffalo Spotter

Yandina, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
19 September 2020 – 19 September 2021
The Gruffalo is coming to the Ginger Factory! The Ginger Factory on the Sunshine Coast has announced that The Gruffalo is coming to the Ginger Factory this September. “We’re so excited to bring this incredible FREE augmented reality experience to the Ginger Factory,” said Tourism Manager Brenda Bailey.

Horse Riding Camps for Kids

Beenaam Valley, Gympie Area
From AU$135.00 - 985.00
Weekly from 19 September – 3 October 2020
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.

Twilight Markets Caloundra

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 September 2020
This family-friendly event features around 100 unique stalls offering handmade and artisan crafts, street food, gourmet sweets, fashion, jewellery, fun games for children and much more. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere with live entertainment, homemade and artisan stalls, delicious food stalls and colourful street theatre performances as day slips into night on the waterfront at Bulcock Beach.

Red Hot Chilli Pepper Spice Blending Class

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$75 - 75
Monthly from 26 September 2020
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.

Noosa Triathlon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
28 – 29 October 2020
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival returns on 28 October to 1 November 2020 with a jam-packed five days of festival fun for everyone! Set in the home of triathlon and the ultimate holiday destination, the Festival features 12 events from the world famous Noosa Triathlon to the GemLife Noosa Breakfast Fun Run.

Beltane Fire - The Gathering

Imbil, Gympie Area
30 October – 1 November 2020
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.

Battle of the Buskers

Birtinya, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$0 - 0
30 October 2020
The prestigious 'Battle of the Buskers' officially kicks off the 'Buskers by the Lake' festival of events at NightQuarter in October. With previous winners including international megastar 'Tones And I' and one man band Chev Wilson, you are guaranteed a night of mind blowing entertainment!
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