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Caloundra events for your social diary.

byCatherine Milne-23 Nov 2017

Caloundra’s calendar is jam-packed with festivals and events year-round. Pencil these up coming events into your social diary, and tack on a few days to explore the rest of the region’s attractions.

 

1. Hot 91.1 FM Ignite Caloundra Chilli Festival

Caloundra turns up the heat on Bulcock Street on 25 November, 2017 for the inaugural Ignite Caloundra Chilli Festival. Take a stroll down the tree-lined street to sample spicy and delicious cuisine from around the world, an incredible range of piquant peppers, cooking demonstrations and information on everything that's so hot right now.

Caloundra Chilli Festival heats up Bulcock Street on Saturday 25 November.
Caloundra Chilli Festival heats up Bulcock Street on Saturday 25 November.

2. Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival

If you’ve worked up a thirst at the Ignite Caloundra Chilli Festival, then mosey up the road to Kawana and wash down those peppery flavours with an ice cold beer! Sunshine Coast’s inaugural Craft Beer and Cider Festival kicks off on 25 November showcasing more than 160 brews from Australia and New Zealand. Bring your beer palate and buddies to a day of brews, live music and good food at this child-friendly festival.

Moffat Beach Brewery will represent at the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival.
Moffat Beach Brewery will represent at the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival.

3. Epic entertainment at the Caloundra Events Centre

Caloundra's Events Centre has a calendar brimming with the best in touring comedy, ballet, classical music, modern dance, opera and musical theatre. Add a show to your next holiday itinerary from top acts including Jimeoin, Gilbert O'Sullivan, The Imperial Russian Ballet Company, and The Waifs, or enjoy a night of musical theatre with the Coal Miner's Daughter, the Pirates of Penzance or A Night in Vegas, or classic hits from Boys in the Band.

Boys in the Band will perform classic hits from your favourite artists.
Boys in the Band will perform classic hits from your favourite artists.

4. Sunshine Coast Stadium

Sunshine Coast Stadium in Bokarina is just a short drive from Calounda, making it the perfect place to base yourself if you're attending and event. The stadium is THE place to see top-level sporting matches (don't miss the Canberra Brumbies v Canterbury Bulldogs on 17 Februrary), thrilling circus acts including (Circus Rio on 30 December), open air cinema evenings and concerts from leading international acts. The legendary Neil Diamond will perform at Sunshine Coast Stadium on the 22 March. You'll want to book your tickets and accommodation early for this one!

Neil Diamond will perform at Sunshine Coast Stadium in March 2018.
Neil Diamond will perform at Sunshine Coast Stadium on 22 March 2018.

5. Caloundra Music Festival

Enjoy four days of sun, surf and soul at the annual Caloundra Music Festival held on the October long weekend at Kings Beach. Kings Beach comes alive to the sounds of a diverse line-up of entertainment featuring the best of the Australian music industry as well as incredible international artists. Tickets to this three-day festival sell out super quick so snap up your tickets as soon as they drop.

Caloundra Music Festival.
Caloundra Music Festival.

6. Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival

Enjoy the best of catwalk fashion from local and international designers at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival in October. It’s Queensland's only internationally recognised fashion festival, and the line-up features a range of award-winning designers showcasing everything from bikinis and active wear, to bridal fashion and wearable art.

Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival.
Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival.

 


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