After a whirlwind year in 2020, is there anything better than going out and exploring festivals, live music, and food markets? With an abundance of gourmet food, scenic ocean views and a wide range of fun experiences perfect for the whole family, the Sunshine Coast has so much to offer all year round. We’ve come up with a list of some of our favourite must do Sunshine Coast events in 2021.
Noosa Surf Festival
15- 23 May
Come join and celebrate 30 years of the culture and joys of surfing the shores of Noosa Heads at the Noosa Surf Festival. Possibly Australia’s largest surfing event, this one-of-a-kind surfing festival is an incredible way to embrace the spirit as well as a great way of educating you about the history of surfing. Enjoy the competition, art, live music, and film as well as learning more about surf culture and environmental awareness at the same time. Check out the Noosa Surf Festival today!
6 May – 23 May
If you love finding hidden gems, then you’re bound to stumble across something that tickles your fancy at the Anywhere Festival. Celebrating their 10th year, this Sunshine Coast festival is packed with performances in gyms, undercover reservoirs, backyards, rooftops, warehouses, cafes, heritage homes and all the nooks and crannies you’d never imagine going to. These theatrical festivities are also taking place in Brisbane, Ipswich, and Moreton Bay.
Beer Tasting Experience in the Hinterlands
8 May – 6 November
If you’re looking to enjoy your next beer with a scenic view, then you can’t miss this Beer Tasting Experience in the Hinterlands! One of our favourite finds for Sunshine Coast events on this year, why not treat yourself or a group of your friends to the ultimate day out! Sampling a variety of beers whilst visiting stunning scenic coastal locations and seeing up close how beer is made – it doesn’t get much better than this!
Big Pineapple Music Festival
21 May – 22 May
This annual event is always a winner! The Big Pineapple Music Festival is an award-winning live music event held at the historic Big Pineapple with acts like Alison Wonderland, Peking Duk and many more!
Noosa Eat & Drink Festival
10 June – 13 June
Quite like it’s namesake, this Sunshine Coast festival is what dreams and love affairs with great food and drinks are made of! Bespoke restaurant events featuring guest chefs and wine makers, long lunch events held in a variety of locations, pop ups of cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and drink tastings, dinner under the stars, and beach events galore, the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival is one of Australia’s favourite foodie experiences. Come celebrate over four mouth-watering days and choose from a variety of luxury accommodation Sunshine Coast locals know they can rely on to truly top off their weekend staycation.
Queensland Garden Expo
9 July – 11 July
Winter doesn’t always have to be cold and miserable. Thanks to this three-day celebration of gardening, the Queensland Garden Expo is ideally located in Nambour to showcase the best of subtropical gardening. There are over 360 exhibits, great food, entertainment and a variety of children’s activities to make for the perfect weekend for the whole family.
27 August – 5 September
One of our favourite Sunshine Coast events that celebrates coming together and the beauty of art around us. Horizon Festival is 10 days and nights jam packed with visual art, music, theatre, dance, words and ideas, film and creative workshops that are inspired by the stories and beauty of the Sunshine Coast. An event not to be missed – mark this in your calendars now!
Caloundra Twilight Markets
25 October – 25 February 2022
One of the best family-friendly events in the Sunshine Coast is the Caloundra Twilight Markets. Nothing better than a place to soak up the sunset, bask in the colourful street entertainment and peruse the 100 unique stalls filled with handmade and artisan crafts, gourmet food, fashion, jewellery, street food and fun for all ages! Open from 5pm to 9pm on the last Friday of every month, the Caloundra Twilight Markets is the perfect place to welcome back the warmer nights.
25 November – 27 November
We know you’ve all been craving some live music and this Sunshine Coast festival experience is exactly what you’ve been missing! Yonder Festival is an eclectic and immersive summer camping festival that focuses on visual art, theatre, dance, and workshops. Encouraging people to come together and connect through art, this unique festival is on for a few days only in the magical Mary Valley and is truly a once in a lifetime event.
Are you keen to check out some of these Sunshine Coast events? Why not enjoy one of the best holiday apartments Sunshine Coast locals love to unwind and have a staycation at!
At Prestige Holiday Homes there’s a variety of stunning holiday houses to enjoy and relax all year round in the Sunshine Coast. If you’d like to find out more about our range of apartments on offer or for more information on any of the festivals or events that can’t be missed, get in touch with our friendly team today!