Sunshine Coast | Events

The stunning Sunshine Coast shines all year round especially for those with active ambitions. Triathlons, Golfing tournaments and other sporting events make this paradise a must for the motivated – and motivated spectator. Paired with a love for all things food and wine and healthy dose of music – the Sunshine Coast is an all-rounder in the events department.

Check out The Sunshine Coast calendar of events below for more.

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The Peter Phillips Collection: Six Decades

Tinbeerwah, Noosa Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 March – 1 December 2019
Peter Phillips is one of the forefathers of Pop Art, who rose to fame in the 1960s alongside classmates David Hockney, Derek Boshier and Allen Jones. He has exhibited with such notable artists as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and has work in reputable museum collections including the Tate Gallery, Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Sunshine Coast Lightning

Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$15.00 - 117.00
27 April – 15 September 2019
The Sunshine Coast Lightning netball franchise is a joint venture between Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and was established in late 2016. The Club is based at USC’s Sippy Downs campus, on the Sunshine Coast in south-east Queensland.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize Exhibition

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
25 July – 15 September 2019
Presented by Caloundra Regional Gallery. The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is one of the most dynamic and prestigious visual arts awards in Australia.  The diverse range of works by established and emerging artists from across the country will be showcased in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery from 25 July to 15 September.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast 30th Birthday

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$21 - 30
1 – 31 August 2019
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (formerly Underwater World) is turning 30! For three decades, it’s been a favourite with local families and those making a day trip from Brisbane. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is celebrating turning 30 during the whole month of August with AUD30 entry for adults and AUD21 entry for children.

Noosa Open Studios

Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
16 – 25 August 2019
An art lovers delight, Noosa Open Studios provides the opportunity to get up close and personal to the artistic process with 69 talented Noosa artists opening their studios to the public during the 10 day event in August.

The Prancing Horse Supercar Drive Day Experience - Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$2990 - 2990
22 – 25 August 2019
Explore Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland on a ‘Supercar Drive Day’ event featuring a brand new Ferrari 488 GTB, Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 and a collection of different supercars. Starting exclusively from Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny, venture through sub-tropical rainforests and mountains on a spirited drive with lunch at the award-winning Noosa Waterfront Restaurant.

Gympie Music Muster

Amamoor Creek, Gympie Area
22 – 25 August 2019
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 Sunshine Coast

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
23 August – 1 September 2019
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.


Tanawha, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
23 August – 1 September 2019
An ephemeral sculpture exhibition set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Elements will take you on a tour of five contemporary artist’s explorations and interpretations of nature and place.


Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
23 – 25 August 2019
Lighting up Festival Central in Maroochydore, Mountain is a stunning performance which combines aerial theatre with cutting edge interactive technology. Exploring society’s increasing dependence on technology and the effect it’s having on the world and biosphere around us, four performers seamlessly meld acrobatics, dance and aerials to create a captivating spectacle.
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