Sunshine Coast Queensland

Welcome to the best kept secret of South East Queensland is the Sunshine Coast, here you will experience the truly relaxing lifestyle of the coast. There is plenty to see from pristine beaches, subtropical forests, freshwater lakes and rivers, and sunshine all around!

The Sunshine Coast regions: Noosa, Coolum, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba & Caloundra, all have many events and places to visit which we will cover shortly with Wotsoninqld. We also will cover on the website the cool and often hidden hinterland villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton.

Show Events: JANUARY – DECEMBER

2017

December

2018

January    February    March    April    May    June

July    August    September    October    November    December

December Events 2017

Event Date Event Name
3 Mary Valley Tomato Festival – Imbil
9-10 Wahu Surfer Grom Competition – mobile locations
11-15 Rip Curl Grom Search – various locations
15 Caloundra Races (Night)
26 Caloundra Races
31 Goomeri Rodeo
31 Tin Can Bay New Year’s Eve Carnival

January Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
12 – 14 Suncoast Spinners Tournament, Caloundra
16 – 20 U18 Basketball Queensland State Championships, USC Stadium
20 – 21 Ginger Flower and Food Festival, Ginger Factory
26 – 28 Queensland Oztag Junior State Cup, Sunshine Coast Stadium
Gympie
26 Australia Day Awards
Contact phone:
5481 0668

February Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
2 – 3 Noosa Summer Swim Festival, Noosa Heads
2 – 4 National Outrigger Sprint Titles, Lake Kawana
11 Caloundra Triathlon, Golden Beach
17 -18 Mooloolaba Beach Festival, Mooloolaba
24 Flame Hill Grape Stomp, Flame Hill Vineyard
Gympie
2 12th Mayors Prayer Breakfast
Contact phone:
5481 0668
3 Super Sedan Queensland Series
Contact phone:
0427 737 174
10 Bull & Bronc Spectactular
Contact phone:
5482 1721

March Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
2 – 4 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships – Youth – Junior, Alexandra Headland
3 – 8 Australian Dragon Boat Federation National Championships, Lake Kawana
9 – 11 Mooloolaba Triathlon, Mooloolaba
10 – 17 Noosa Festival of Surfing, Noosa
15 – 18 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships – Opens and Masters, Maroochydore
16 – 18 Queensland Oztag Senior State Cup, Sunshine Coast Stadium
24 – 25 YogaFest, Lake Kawana Community Centre
31 Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest, Kenilworth
Gympie
3 Energy Awareness & Wellbeing Expo
Contact phone:
0419 224 628
3 Garrards Horse & Hound Race Day
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
23 – 24 Goomeri Show
Contact phone:
0419 795 533
24 Connecting the Community
Contact phone:
0419 224 628
26 Queens Baton Relay
Contact phone:
0407 175 019
28 Easter on Mary
Contact phone:
0429 157 977
March 30 – April 2 Far-A-Way Easter Carnival
Contact phone:
0476 166 903

April Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
1 Ocean Street World Festival, Maroochydore
7 – 8 Australian Body Art Festival, Cooroy
19 – 22 Sunshine Coast Ukelele Festival, Kenilworth
20 Triathlon Pink, University of the Sunshine Coast
20 – 22 South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo, Nambour Showgrounds
TBA Time Wrap Festival, Palmwoods
Gympie
7 Kilkivan Great Horse Ride
Contact phone:
0409 279 529
7 Cathartic
Contact phone:
0407 175 019
14 100 Club Cup Race Day
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
29 Queensland Enduro Series
Contact phone:
07 3139 0397
TBC Widgee Country Music Festival
Contact phone:
0412 432 230
TBC The Property Shop Community Family Fun Day
Contact phone:
5483 7884

May Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
5 – 6 Gympie Garden Expo
5 – 7 Maleny Wood Expo, Maleny Showgrounds
12 – 14 Ultraman Ausrtalia, Noosa
17 – 20 Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Noosa
17 – 21 Holden Scramble Championship Final, Twin Waters Golf Club and Novotel Twin Waters Resort
26 Big Pineapple Music Festival, Woombye
27 Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, Goomeri
TBA Surfing Queensland Series – HIF QLD Masters and Women’s Surfing Series, Coolum Beach or Moffat Beach Alexandra Headland
TBA Surfing Queensland Series – Sunshine Coast Pro, Coolum Beach or Moffat Beach Alexandra Headland
TBA Australian Motocross Championships Round 3, Conondale
TBA National Outrigger Titles – Aussie Aito and National Marathon Titles
Gympie
1 – 31 Gympie GourMAY
Contact phone:
0427 611 181
5 – 6 Bay to Bay Yacht Race
Contact phone:
4125 3980
5 – 6 Gympie Garden Expo
12 Big Rosella Festival
Contact phone:
0411 624 648
17 – 19 Gympie District Show
Contact phone:
5482 1721
TBC Australian Offroad Championships (Rounds 5 & 6)
Contact phone:
5480 4100

June Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
6 – 10 Downunder Beachfest, Caloundra
8 – 10 VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 14, Conondale
15 – 17 Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show, Nambour Showgrounds
16 – 17 Queensland Oztag Tri Series, Sunshine Coast Stadium
June 30 – July 13 Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival, Various Sunshine Coast bowls clubs
TBA Surfing Queensland Series – Bradnam’s Queensland Longboard Titles, Coolum Beach or Moffat Beach or Alexandra Headland
TBA Surfing Queensland Series – Queensland State Bodysurfing Titles, Coolum Beach or Moffat Beach or Alexandra Headland
Gympie
16 – 17 Arms & Collectables Fair
Contact phone:
5486 5208
23 RSL Club Cup Race Day
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
24 Queensland Enduro Series
Contact phone:
07 3139 0397
June 28 – July 1 Mary Valley Art Festival
Contact phone:
0428 193 156

July Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
1 Australian Motorcross Championships Round 3, Conondale
13 – 15 Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour Showgrounds
20 – 22 Velothon Sunshine Coast
20 – 29 Noosa alive!, Noosa
27 – 29 Queensland Oztag – All Schools Championship. Sunshine Coast Stadium
Gympie
8 – 15 Naidoc Week Celebrations
Contact phone:
0403 050 407
25 Winter Trees on Mary
Contact phone:
0429 157 977
20 – 28 Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic
Contact phone:
5486 3191
21 Gympie Turf Club Race day
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
28 – 29 Kilkivan Endurance Ride
Contact phone:
0448 385 825
July 27 – August 3 Gympie & District Eisteddfod
Contact phone:
5483 7095

August Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
11 – 12 Australian Motocross Championships Round 10 (Final Round), Coolum
17 – 19 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon, Alexandra Headland, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore
Aug. 24 – Sept. 2 Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture, various
26 IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast
TBA Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival?
TBA Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival, Maroochy City Centre
TBA Surfing Queensland Series – Queensland State Junior Titles, Coolum Beach or Moffat Beach or Alexandra Headland
Gympie
3 – 5 Kybong Rock & Mineral Festival
Contact phone:
5483 5252
11 Little Kids Day Out
Contact phone:
0418 157 280
18 Glenwood Swap Meet
18 Mary Valley Country Show
Contact phone:
5484 5178
18 Nolan Gympie Muster Cup Raceday
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
22 Pre-Muster Party
Contact phone:
0429 157 977
23 – 26 Gympie Music Muster
Contact phone:
5482 2099
TBC Wishlist Jazz & Wine Festival
Contact phone:
5202 1777
TBC Imbil Plantation Rally
Contact phone:
0439 821 786
TBC Rainbow Beach Triathlon

September Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
21 – 23 Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest, Mitchell Creek
Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 Caloundra Music Festival, Kings Beach
TBA Surfing Queensland Series – Billabong Parko Grom Stomp, Coolum Beach or Moffat Beach or Alexandra Headland
TBA Touch Football National Youth Championships – Sunshine Coast Stadium
TBA National Outrigger Titles – Trans-Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Waka Ama and National Junior Titles – Lake
Gympie
1 Rainbow Beach Spring Festival
Contact phone:
0448 889 781
8 Gympie Swap Meet & Car Show
Contact phone:
0409 631 715
15 Gympie Stamp Fair
Contact phone:
5482 8280
21 – 24 Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival
22 Gympie Turf Club Raceday
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
22 – 23 Mary Valley Campdraft
Contact phone:
5484 5178
22 – 23 Far-Away “Sparkler” Ride
Contact phone:
0476 166 903
29 Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival
Contact phone:
0402 240 428
TBC 2017 Cycling Queensland Road Team Series and Graded Event
Contact phone:
0402 226 333

October Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival, Mary Valley
TBA Surfing Queensland Series – Subway Summer Surf Series, Coolum Beach or Moffat Beach or Alexandra Headland
TBA Heart of Gold International Film Festival
TBA Blackall 100
TBA Conscious Life Festival
Gympie
5 – 7 Gympie Ultimate Steam Festival
Contact phone:
0408 616 709
4 – 20 Rush Festival
Contact phone:
0407 175 019
4 – 7 Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival
Contact phone:
5482 4547
4 – 7 Widgee Bush Balladeers
Contact phone:
0428 524 449
6 – 10 Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival
Contact phone:
0428 193 156
10 Rush Art Opening Night
10 – 27 Rush Art Competition
Contact phone:
5481 0732
13 Gold Rush
Contact phone:
0407 175 019
13 – 14 Rainbow Beach Nippers Carnival
Contact phone:
0428 839 776
14 Follow the Light Opening Night
19 Mayors Gala Dinner
20 Rush 2018
Contact phone:
0407 175 019
20 Mary Valley Swap Meet
Contact phone:
5484 5178
20 Gympie Cup Day
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
27 – 28 Gympie Relay for Life
Contact phone:
5451 6003
TBC Literary Awards

November Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
4 Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival, Noosa
15 Steve Irwin Day, Australia Zoo
TBA Kawana Triathlon, Kawana Sports Precinct
Gympie
3 – 4 Mary Valley Family Fishing Classic
Contact phone:
0439 811 204
6 Melbourne Cup Day Harness Racing Carnival
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
10 Mary River Festival
Contact phone:
0411 443 589
24 Christmas Raceday
Contact phone:
0418 879 373
Nov 29 – Dec 1 Jungle Love Festival
TBC Gympie Collectable Fair

December Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
TBA Surfing Queensland Series – Wahu Surfer Grom Competition, Coolum Beach or Moffat Beach or Alexandra Headland
Gympie
12 & 19 Mary Christmas
Contact phone:
0429 157 977
15 Christmas in the Park
Contact phone:
0407 421 114
31 Tin Can Bay New Year’s Eve Carnival
Contact phone:
0402 240 428
31 Goomeri Rodeo
Contact phone:
0419 795 533
31 Gympie Family Fun Night – New Years Eve Celebrations
Contact phone:
0407 175 019

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