Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas at Ginger Factory

Join Santa at the 
Ginger Factory 20 to 24 December, from 9.30 am as he swaps the North Pole for the Sunshine Coast’s tropical climate. 

Meet Santa in the garden gazebo from 9.30 am as he reads one of his favourite stories. After taking a quick break to feed the reindeers, Santa will be available for photos from 10 am to 1.30 pm in his winter wonderland. 

Don't forget to bring your camera so you can capture this special moment in front of his wonderful Christmas setting!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Jungle Love Festival 2016

Now heading in its third year, the Jungle Love Music and Arts Festival has rapidly gone from the little-DIY-festival-that-could to one of the region’s most vibrant and punter-friendly. This year's 53-act line-up, is a veritable smorgasbord of the best rising talent the great south east can muster across three jam-packed stages. 

Acting more as a surreal wonderland than a music festival, every part of Jungle Love has been meticulously pored over to provide a liberating and immersive experience for all attendees. A luscious campsite nestled under a breezy canopy of trees, surrounded by a freshwater stream (that you can swim in) is the backdrop, and music is the soundtrack. 

Featuring a massive two story treehouse-bar towering above the site in between the two main stages, the top floor will function not only as a brilliant place to take in the serene surroundings but also as a dedicated gold bar, for artists and those who want to embrace the full Jungle Love experience. 

To top it all off, this absolute paradise is BYO and culinary options are in abundance.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta

Located on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Mooloolaba offers a beautiful climate with great sailing conditions year round. It is an ideal location for a sailing holiday, family vacation, a quiet weekend away or a great place to escape to. 

The open waters of Mooloolaba offer beautiful sailing conditions where dolphins, turtles and whales are often sighted. Sailing back into the entrance of the Mooloolah River offers sailors beautiful views of the Mooloolaba lighthouse and beaches. A must visit location for any sea-lover! This years' Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta will be held on the sparkling coastal waters off Mooloolaba - the Sunshine Coast from 13 - 15 October 2016. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sunshine Coast CycleFest 2016

The Sunshine Coast is regarded by amateur and professional riders alike, as a haven for cycling for its quality roads, minimal traffic and natural beauty.

Last year the coast hosted its first ever two-day CycleFest event. In 2016 the event has grown to include the Queensland Road Team Series event.

Up to 1000 professional & amateur cyclists will take part in the weekend’s activities, which include: 

  • Coast Life Homes Mountain Challenge (Palmwoods to Montville 8km TT open to the public)
  • 2016 QRTS Grand Prix Criterion Event
  • WIN NEWS Gran Fondo  (100km ride open to the public)
  • Men's Open Road Race (125km)
  • Women's Open Road Race (95km)
  • Maroochy RSL Piccolo Fondo (25km)

A CycleVillage will run all weekend at Cotton Tree Park where riders can collect their race packs and the public are welcome to check out the entertainment, visit stall holders and take part in demonstrations.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Horizon Festival 2016

From the hinterland to the sea, north to south, the Sunshine Coast region will embrace and showcase cultural creatives in all areas of the arts, performance and literature. Thought-provoking talks, engaging sculpture, block party, art competitions, workshops, design technology, culinary delights, visual art and music will all be on the menu served up over ten days from September 2 to 11, 2016. To view full program details click here.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gympie Music Muster 2016

The Gympie Music Muster is Australia's favourite outdoor country music and camping festival. Held in the beautiful and normally peaceful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, this iconic Aussie music festival brings music and mateship together under one big open roof, offering an experience like no other. The 35th Gympie Music Muster will be held over 4 days from 25th to Sunday 28th August 2016 in one of Queensland's most beautiful National State Parks, with over 50 hectares of well maintained, planned camping facilities, plenty of hot showers and toilets, and a central entertainment precinct. Make 2016 the year you must do the Muster!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sunshine Coast Family Expo

The Sunshine Coast Family Expo will be returning to Lake Kawana Community Centre on 6th August for a fun filled day for all families, big and small.
You can expect to partake in activities such as:
  • Family Photo Booth
  • Dance Groups
  • Fashion Parade
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Playzones
  • First Aid Workshops
There is so much to see and do at this years Family Expo, we'd love all of the families of the Sunshine Coast to join!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

2016 Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls

This lawn bowls carnival has been held on the Sunshine Coast for over 50 years.  It attracts visitors from intrastate, interstate and from New Zealand.  These tournaments will be hosted by some of the best clubs in Queensland on a variety of natural and synthetic greens.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

International Rally of Queensland

Some of the fastest drivers in the world are on the Sunshine Coast for the annual International Rally of Queensland. Crews from as far afield as Europe, India and Japan, plus others from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia battle for the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship on scenic stages around Imbil and Kenilworth. 

Also don't miss the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship, Classic rally cars and other support events. Queensland's only international motorsports event is an exciting spectacle not to be missed!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dragons Abreast Australia National Regatta

Dragons Abreast Australia National Regatta In June 2016 Dragons Abreast Australia will hold its National Regatta at Lake Kawana. Our purpose of the event is to promote breast cancer awareness, the benefits of exercise for a healthy lifestyle and education to the Community at large, whilst demonstrating that people can fully participate in life despite physical and emotional limitations as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis.

Pink dragon boating provides a very exciting spectacle. Flowers on the Water ceremony provides an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to this insidious disease. 

Dragons Abreast Australia National Regatta
8.30am - 4.00pm
17-18 June 2016
Free admission to Public
Lake Kawana Sportsman Parade Bokarina

Saturday, May 21, 2016

AOCRA National Marathon Titles

The exciting culmination of the OC6 outrigger paddling season comes together at this national event. Held on the Mooloolaba beach it is a must for spectators and competitors. Timed perfectly just after the Va'a World Sprints 2016 great time to make an extended stay at the Sunshine Coast, the perfect place for paddling holiday.

Monday, May 2, 2016

It's My Wedding - Sunshine Coast Wedding Expo

This is anything but your average Wedding Expo.

Imagine arriving to a grand staircase - leading to a beautifully styled Wedding Expo entrance, where you'll meet an extensive range of top-notch Sunshine Coast Wedding Suppliers.

You'll receive your own goody bag filled with tantalising expo offers. Collect your complimentary drink - perhaps a glass of champagne - and wander through the relaxed atmosphere of our Wedding Expo.

It's My Wedding is dedicated to connecting Brides and Grooms with the best wedding suppliers in the industry.  

It's My Wedding - Sunshine Coast Wedding Expo
10:00am - 3:00pm
8 May Maroochy RSL
General Admission - $10

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

For the first time since 1980, the iconic Australian Surf Life Saving Championships event is returning to the Sunshine Coast from 16–24 April at Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. Across 9 days, over 7000 Surf Life Savers from 313 surf clubs will compete in over 400 events from Youth, Open and Masters categories. With plenty of excitement and free activities on offer, come and be part of the action as the Aussies chase the sun back to the 80s.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mooloolaba Triathlon 2016

Swim, Bike, Run, Party. Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival has been a standout event on the Australian Triathlon Calendar for over 23 years.

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 5 kilometre run, Mooloolaba 1 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 athletes in action!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim

The Mooloolaba Mile (6th March 2016) has fast become one of Queensland's most popular ocean swims and continues to attract swimmers from all over Australia. The main event, a one mile (1.6 kilometre) course, has become popular around the globe for elite swimmers, but is also well within reach for beginner and novice ocean swimmers. 

New for 2016 is the three kilometre Marathon distance - a great new option for seasoned swimmers and aspiring triathletes looking to push their limits.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The World is Coming...

From major events that are all about the surf or sporting participation, to tantalising food and iconic music festivals, you’ll always find a fun and exciting event to include in your holiday plans. The World is coming to the Sunshine Coast in 2016. Be here!

Check out this year's events calendar.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Valentine's Day Sunshine Coast Way

The sun setting over the mountains, the moon rising above the ocean – you will find many picture perfect romantic moments on the Sunshine Coast. If you are looking for an inspiration; where to take a loved one for a romantic lunc or dinner for two, why not check the official Food guide!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Caloundra Triathlone

Gatorade Queensland Triathon Series is back at the Caloundra Power Boat Club for what is known as the 'series highlight' round! It's a great excuse to head up to the Sunshine Coast and make a weekend out of it. With a beautiful canal swim and finishing in front of the Caloundra Power Boat Club, then continuing on with celebrations afterwards, it's a great way to have fun & exercise with your mates.

Gatorade Queensland Tri Series R6 Caloundra
6th & 7th February 2016
Woorim Park, Golden Beach

Monday, January 18, 2016

Queensland OzTag Junior State Cup

Want to see the best in the State? Over 160 teams competing. Over 2,200 junior Queensland athletes battling it out. 1 location. 1 crown. 2016 Qld Oztag Junior State Cup! Representing the best in Queensland, the Queensland Oztag Junior State Cup is gearing up again as the pinnacle of representative Junior Oztag in the state. 

The Sunshine Coast Stadium will play host to over 160 teams, representing boys and girls divisions across u10 - u15, all battling it out to be crowned the 2016 Junior State Cup Champions. With nearly 40 schools converging on the Sunshine Coast, the 2016 Qld Oztag Junior State Cup is set to exceed last year's attendance, expecting to attract over 8,000 total participants including players, support staff and spectators alike; travelling from locations such as Far North Qld and Tweed Coast. 

Get Tagged! You'll love it!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Ginger Flower and Food Festival

Celebrating its 20th anniversary 22 - 24 January 2016, the Ginger Flower & Food Festival is set to mark this milestone occasion with an exciting line up of local kitchen masters and gardening experts.

As one of Australia’s premier annual events, the Ginger Flower & Food Festival has stood the test of time on the Sunshine Coast, with guests returning year on year for this spectacular event.

With a promise to delight the senses, this year’s free event will welcome guests to The Ginger Factory, for three glorious days of fabulous flowers, delicious food and entertainment for all.

Set to be the biggest yet, this 20th annual event will host live cooking demonstrations and garden talks that explore the processes of planting, growing, harvesting and cooking with gingers.

Visitors will be treated to a visual feast of vibrant colour with a three metre high central floral display. The most exquisite range of ornamental Gingers and Heliconias will be for sale throughout the festival, with plant varieties suited to all garden sizes available. Exploration into The Ginger Factory gardens will bring visitors face to face with stunning natural delights that flourish in our subtropical climate.

An event to be enjoyed by the whole family, The Ginger Flower and Food Festival is an incredible celebration of all that is local to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.