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Upcoming 2017 Events On The Sunshine Coast

Upcoming 2017 Events On The Sunshine Coast

Picture perfect beaches, balmy year-round temperatures and an endless selection of dining options make the Sunshine Coast an idyllic destination for travellers seeking a relaxed coastal retreat... but it’s our calendar of boutique and world-class events that gives our beachside oasis a point of difference.

Each year, the Sunshine Coast turns on an array of events to tempt the senses and the soul, and picturesque Moolololaba is at the heart of the action. Read on for Seamark on First’s top picks of upcoming events.

July 2017

21st - 30th July - Noosa Alive

A colourful celebration of cuisine and culture will take place in Noosa. Every year, Noosa Alive (formerly known as the Noosa Long Weekend) boasts an extraordinary selection of music, theatre, dance, film, food, literature and thought to tempt the senses and expand the mind. Prepare yourself for a highly professional and enchanting experience!

Visit Noosa Alive for more information, event program and tickets

August 2017

20th August - 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

This event is one of the most loved running festivals in the country. On 20 August, the Alexandra Headland coastline will be abuzz with competitors taking part in the event’s Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 kilometre and five kilometre categories. With a distance to suit every ability and age group, this world-class, community-focused and inclusive event is great for competitors and spectators alike. All the action will take place a just a few minutes’ walk from your front door when you stay with us at Seamark on First.

26th August - Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival

Now in its third year, MMVAF is a colourful celebration of contemporary music and visual arts. Each year, the expansive festival setting is transformed into a feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds; with the hottest Australian musical acts (all on one stage), larger-than-life art installations, a delectable champagne and oyster bar and an endless supply of festival fare. MMVAF takes place in Maroochydore on 26 August. The 2017 lineup is yet to be announced, so stay tuned.

Visit MMVAF for tickets and further details

October 2017

29th September - 2nd October - Caloundra Music Festival

What could be better than four Spring days spent beachside while celebrating sun, surf and soul? The October long weekend (29 September to 2 October) will again see Caloundra’s Kings Beach come alive to the sounds of a diverse line-up of Australian and international artists. With 65 acts yet to be announced, we do know the world-class 2017 lineup includes Art Vs Science, Ronan Keating, Drapht, Spiderbait, The Black Sorrows and Thundamentals … meaning there will be something on offer for every member of the family. Kings Beach is located about 20 minutes’ drive south of Mooloolaba.

Visit Caloundra Music Festival for more information

21st October - Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival

Bringing a change of festival pace, the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is an internationally-recognised event celebrating the talent of local, national and international designers. To be held on 21 October in Caloundra, the 10th anniversary event will encompass catwalk shows, Q&A sessions with fashion industry leaders, award celebrations and satellite events.

Visit Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival for more information

November 2017

9th - 12th November - Wanderlust Sunshine Coast

If you are seeking to nourish and indulge yourself while on holiday, there is no better place to head than the annual Wanderlust festival! Hosted at the stunning Novotel Twin Waters (just 15 minutes from your Mooloolaba accommodation) the event has a focus on mindful living, and educates attendees through yoga, guest speakers, outdoor adventure, workshops, stand up paddle, hikes and treks, hooping and slacklining. Great music and sustainable food are at the heart of all Wanderlust festivals. While the musical lineup is yet to be confirmed, quality local and sustainable produce will be on offer throughout the festival, as will a comprehensive showcase of the best craft wine and beer.

Visit Wanderlust Sunshine Coast for more information

1st - 5th November - Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

The internationally acclaimed Noosa Tri is Australia's largest, oldest and highest profile triathlon event. Held over five days, the event welcomes as many as 10,000 competitors from across the globe, along with thousands of spectators keen to soak up the energy and atmosphere, both on and off track. The main event sees the fittest athletes tackle a 1,500m canal swim, a 40km cycle and a 10km road run, and is a sight for young and old... showcasing plenty of energy, colour and the latest sporting equipment. Other festival events include the Superkidz triathlon, a run-swim-run for all abilities, breakfast fun run, the Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim and a Celebrity Golf tournament. The event will take place from 1 – 5 November in Noosa, which is about 30 minutes by car from Mooloolaba.

December 2017

27th December 2017 - 1st January 2018 - Woodford Folk Festival

If you are seeking a change of pace, Woodford Folk Festival offers the perfect antidote for those who have overindulged in surf and sand. The massive “Woodfordia” setting is a magical escape comprised of concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, environmental learning, debates, craft workshops, circus performances, late night cabarets, parades... all culminating in a including a spectacular fire event. The festival village is made up of 35 performance venues, the festival streets are lined with restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre and parade and the grounds are alive with butterfly walks, ponds and wildlife... it’s no wonder the six day event draws huge crowds every year.

Visit Woodford Folk Festival for more information

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