What's Happening on the Sunshine Coast
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival
16 - 19 May 2013
The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival hosts over 200 of the world's most prominent chefs, winemakers, food personalities, media and foodies over a four day program. Festival-goers can interact with ten of the top 50 S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant chefs along with international and national stars of the culinary, wine and media world.
This year the festival will unveil a stellar line-up for its 10th birthday celebration with some spectacular surprises and culinary creativity set amongst the regions most magical and iconic settings.
Australia Outrigger Canoe - National OC6 Marathon Titles
18 - 19 May 2013
Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club are pleased to invite you to the 2013 OC6 National Marathon Titles. For the fifth year, they will be welcoming all paddlers and their families to the spectacular Sunshine Coast. Launching from Mooloolaba Spit, they are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of challenging outrigger racing. This year there are more divisions, with more medals to be won.
Family Fun Day Car Rally
26 May 2013
Helping raise funds for Australia Zoo's Wildlife Warriors, the Family Fun Day Car Rally is a great way for families and friends to get together and help raise money to go towards the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. With great challenges prepared - a bit like the Amazing Race format - the program will have you solving clues and puzzles to get you from one location to another, all over the Sunshine Coast. Take part in this worthy cause and be in the running to win a great prize from one of the local sponsors!
31 May - 9 June 2013
Floating Land is a 10-day art event held at Boreen Point, in the UNESCO-listed biosphere of Noosa. The Green Art program includes presentations, installations, workshops and performances, all based on the theme of 'Nature's Dialogue'. Floating Land is one of Australia's leading Green Art events and offers days of concentrated cultural and environmental activity. The landscape, the calibre of artist, and the community enthusiasm make it an event that is rarely experienced. The ability to sit and work with artists, as well as watch them work over the 10 days on their pieces, engages an audience that do discuss and learn about their environment and the creative work they are doing.
Maleny Agricultural Show
31 May - 1 June 2013
This will be the 76th Maleny Agricultural Show, as a usual, will be bigger, brighter and better than the previous year! Back again this year, the event will be showcasing the 'Battle of the Bands' competition. With a score of activities and entertainment to ensure the whole family has fun, the show will include many of the annual favourites such as woodchopping, horesmanship displays, various exhibitions and stalls, and amazing fireworks.
Etchells Australasian Winter Championships
6 - 9 June 2013
The annual Etchells Australasian Winter Championships attracts the best one-design sailors in Australasia to Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast for four days of intense sailing competition. It is one of the most competitive classes to race, with Olympians, World Champions and America's Cup sailors competing. It's all about the people, the place, and the competition where sailors have easy access to the open water right from Mooloolaba Beach.
22 - 30 June 2013
Sail Mooloolaba is truly a celebration of sailing, from little dinghies through to big keel boats and everything in between. Racing is on the open water right in front of Mooloolaba Beach and on the Mooloolah River in the centre of town. The racing can easily be viewed from vantage points along Mooloolaba Beach, from the balconies of the modern resorts in the area, and from The Wharf on Mooloolah River.
17 - 18 August 2013
Crawl through mud, jump in to icy cold waters and leap through flames as the gruelling 20km obstacle course - Tough Mudder - hits the Sunshine Coast in 2013! Tough Mudder events are hardcore 20km long obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all round strenght, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses and thousands of inspiring participants worldwide, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.
Noosa Jazz Festival
30 August - 2 September 2013
Recognised as one of Noosa's premiere cultural events and one of Australia's most popular jazz industry gatherings, the Noosa Jazz Festival brings the cream of Australian and international artists to Noosa, producing an impressive foud-day jazz celebration. Featuring the best of Noosa food, wine and jazz, the famous 'Tastings on Hastings' will return and guests can expect nothing but the best Jazz being played in Hastings Street restaurants and Noosa Lions Park.
Real Food Festival
7 - 8 September 2013
The Real Food Festival is a fantastic celebration of the wonderful variety of food taht Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers and restaurants have to offer, and a brilliant way to talk, taste and buy from them. With stalls, demonstrations, discussions, hands-on and other activities throughout the weekend, the festival has something for everyone and is a great way for people to support the best of Sunshine Coast regional food.
IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast
15 September 2013
The IRONMAN 70.3 series is the fastest growing triathlong series in the world, with the inaugural Sunshine Coast event joining 59 events held in 24 countries. The ultimate test of an athlete's endurance, power, skill and speed - Mooloolaba will offer an idyllic course for participants who will swim 1.9km, cycle 90km, and run 21.1km on a course with stunning beach and ocean views.
Caloundra Music Festival
4 - 7 October 2013
One of Queensland's top music festivals, and quickly developing a national reputation, is the annual Caloundra Music Festival - a not for profit family-friendly community event celebrating the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area. The beautiful Kings Beach will come alive to the diverse sounds of the high quality Australian and international artists. Roving performers, beachside carnival, buskers and free children's entertainment add to the experience.