02 December 2013

Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade 2013

The annual Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is coming back to the local waterways this December. If you're new to the area or will be visiting the Coast this Christmas you're in for a real treat.

Bring your family, bring your friends. Pack a picnic. Get yourselves ready for a magical, floating light spectacular! Imagine - loads of colour, pretty Xmas lights, entertainment and more. For those wanting to be in the parade, all entry fees are donated to a local charity. 

18 November 2013

National Rodeo Association 2013 Finals

The finals of the NRA Rodeo series presented by the Caboolture P A & I Association. All Rodeo disciplines will be represented including bull rides, roping, barrel racing and steer rides. The full program will be posted when finalised. Food and a full bar are available and there is an ATM on site.
All seating is in our covered grandstands for your comfort. The finals will be preceded by a junior program so why not get your child involved in this great sport?
National Rodeo Association 2013 Finals
Gamge Indoor Arena, Caboolture Show Grounds, 140 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture
30th of November 2013
Gates open at 8am with the junior rodeo first up followed by the finals for a finish around 10 or 11pm Event Cost: Adults $20

20 October 2013

Mid Week Specials at Elouer Tower

1,2,3 Bedroom (Stay 4 nights pay for 3 )
Longer Stays please ring for an AMAZING Return Guest deal.
All Units for this deal still have Incredible Ocean Views
Prices based on Low Season Tariff.
Valid 7th Oct till 15th Nov 2013.
* Conditions apply, subject to availability.

15 September 2013

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest

3 Days | 70+ Artists and Beautiful Aussie Bush Setting, Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival aims to build a soulful event for artists, patrons and staff that we can all enjoy and look forward to each year. Experiences like the Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest are designed to get you out of dodge and take you on an adventure that connects you with friends, music and like minded people in an intimate and inspirational setting.

This all weekender (20 - 22 September) includes cracking rock 'n' roll bands, blues artists, jam sessions & open mic slots - come see Australia's talent and maybe even show us yours! Individuals and bands welcome (filling fast so apply now) - all stage sound and lighting setup provided with engineers recording the event live.

A quality blend of holiday, adventure, festival, party, pub, nature, escape and rest…….

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest
Live bands start @ 6pm Friday 'til Sunday night 20, 21 and 22nd September!
Mitchell Creek/ Imbil/ Kandanga

18 August 2013

Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre Festival

Youth talent will shine at the Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre Festival, to be staged at The Lind at Nambour. The arm of the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival, the Sunshine Coast Youth Theatre Festival gives young actors a chance to showcase their talent.

There is also an attractive $1000 bursary on offer from the Coolum Theatre Players to the winner of the youth festival.

Youth Theatre Festival

August 24 from 10am at The Lind, Mitchell St, Nambour

  • A Little Princess by Acting Up! Youth Theatre Academy
  • Creature Features by The Little Seed Theatre Company
  • Phantasmal by Focus On-stage

14 July 2013

Reality Bites Festival

Reality Bites is the only Australian literary festival focusing on nonfiction. It introduces audiences to Australia's best writers of literary nonfiction; creating opportunities for debate and information exchange on current issues and fosters an appreciation of regional writing. 

The festival program includes author talks, panel discussions, workshops, and interviews, and offers a bookshop where you can meet the authors and purchase copies of their books. Now in its fifth year, Reality Bites is appreciated by its audiences and guest authors as a friendly , interactive and stimulating event. 

The festival is held, from 26 till 29 July, in and around the library in the hinterland town of Cooroy, with easy access to the major attractions and facilities of the Sunshine Coast.

10 June 2013

Floating Land Festival 2013

Floating Land is an ongoing conversation about creativity, the environment and culture. Conceived in 2001 as an outdoor sculpture festival, Floating Land is now recognised as one of Australia’s leading Green Art events held every two years on the shores of Lake Cootharaba at Boreen Point.

Held from Friday 31 May to Sunday 9 June 2013, the 10-day event involves local, national and international artists, performers, educators and community members who immerse themselves in workshops, presentations, exhibitions and performances. The 2013 theme for the event is ‘Nature’s Dialogue’.

By merging arts and culture with science and the environment, the event aims to contribute to positive global change through education and conversations.

04 June 2013

Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2013

From the 6 - 9 June 2013 a fleet of 50 plus Etchells will be in fierce competition with six races over three days at Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, for a title that has never been successfully defended.

They come to win and they race accordingly.  At the end of the regatta there are plenty of ‘wounded soldiers’, men and women, who are still quick to talk up the racing and their plans to return the following year for another tilt at the coveted Etchells Australasian Winter Championship title .

Sunshine Coast is a popular sailor’s destination offering one of the few sailing venues on the east coast that provides quick, easy access to open water where the Etchells racing is held.  Onshore and within walking distance of the regatta site Mooloolaba and Maroochydore offer a large range of competitively priced accommodation and family entertainment options.

20 May 2013

Chiko Sunshine Coast Pro

The four-event Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC) continues with the Chiko Sunshine Coast Pro at Coolum on 25th May. Attracting another stellar field of competitors vying for the prestigious Queensland's Open Men's Surfing Title. The 2013 QCC boasts a stellar AUD30,000 prize-pool, with an extra AUD500 randomly awarded to four competitors who compete in all four events.

Based on competitors’ best three-of-four results, the series’ top two athletes will get the chance to compete against the world’s best surfers at the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour Quiksilver Pro Trials, Snapper Rocks. 

For competition start times/location, competitors and spectators can call the Surfing Queensland Events Hotline each morning of the event. 

23 April 2013

Cooroy Fusion Festival

The festival is a blending of three Cooroy events, highlighting the talent, expertise, creativity, innovation and products of local areas: the Cooroora Woodworkers Club, the Noosa District Orchid Society and the Cooroy Library.

Over the last two years Fusion has grown to become a feature of the hinterland event calendar, with activities and fun for the whole family.

As well as showcasing a wide range of speakers, artists and musicians, the Festival offers you the opportunity to sample fresh local foods and to shop for locally crafted products.

Along Maple Street Cooroy, at the Butter Factory Arts Centre and Cooroy Library

Saturday 11th of May
9am - 3pm

All Workshop sessions are free however bookings are essential.

07 April 2013

Big Pineapple Music Festival 2013

The Sunshine Coast’s Iconic Big Pineapple is set to play host to one almighty music festival on the 20th of April 2013, packed full of some Australia’s and New Zealand's hottest acts. 

Its idyllic location and much loved history has set the scene for something very special as festival goers from around Australia get set to converge on this beautiful part of the world.