Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Tenth Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival will be held in richly historic Gympie, Australia (5 - 8 October 2017). 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.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Enjoy four days of Sun, Surf and Soul at beautiful Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast! The eleventh annual Caloundra Music Festival will be held over the October long weekend. 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. This not for profit family-friendly community event celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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, held this year from 8 - 10 September. 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 make it a hugely popular destination event.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Experience the creative soul of the Sunshine Coast at Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture. Immerse yourself in 10 arts-fuelled days across the region; featuring over 200 events in visual art, film, literature, performance, street art, comedy, music, theatre, exhibitions and more. Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture - connecting, disrupting and delighting through arts, culture and creativity - 25 August to 3 September 2017.
Monday, August 7, 2017
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 $1 million for charity and community groups.
Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland an hour’s drive north of Brisbane 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.
Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. 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, including families and those with both physical and intellectual disabilities.
Monday, July 10, 2017
The Underground Opera Company returns to the Sunshine Coast in July to deliver another concert of musical theatre showstoppers with an exceptional cast of world class performers.
The weekend of three shows from July 28 – 30 will be another exciting season as part of Underground Opera Company’s 10th anniversary year, held in the intimate setting of the Sunshine Castle’s Banquet Hall in Bli Bli.
The performances will mark a highlight of 2017, with repertoire featuring a number of celebrated pieces from productions made famous on London’s West End and New York’s Broadway, with choreography set to dazzle, by Sunshine Coast favourite Dale Pengelly (Hot Shoe Shuffle, West End; Singin’ in the Rain, Hong Kong, Singapore; The Boy From Oz, Australian Tour).
Monday, June 19, 2017
The Mary Valley Art Festival began in 2000 in Imbil, the largest community the Mary Valley. It is an annual event held from 29 June till 2nd July 2017. Thursday Opening night is a fantastic celebration bringing together artists, judges, sponsors and the community over wine, fine food and entertainment.
The festival is known for its friendly and professional approach, attracting quality art work showcasing the diversity of artists from our region and South East Queensland. The festival runs over the weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is an easy day trip for visitors from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Hervey Bay. Workshops and demonstrations are held over the same weekend so be sure to check the program to extend your stay.
The popular People’s Choice Awards are held on the Sunday along with the Bush Haven Youth Art Award presentations with licenced bar and refreshments.