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What’s on in April - School Holiday Fun

28 Mar 2018

No matter where you stay on the Sunshine Coast, we can guarantee that there’ll be school holiday fun taking place near you! 

Visit Sunshine Coast have put together a list of fun activities for the whole family as a holiday guide. For those still looking at accommodation options, check out this comprehensive list of deals.

Easter Twilight Markets

Caloundra has it all, great places to stay, amazing local food, and plenty of events to keep you occupied for the month. Over the school holidays don’t miss out on the Twilight Markets in Caloundra. With live music, street food and plenty of stalls to make your way through, you’ll enjoy beautiful ocean sunset views along Bulcock Street.

Ocean Street World Festival

On Easter Sunday (1 April), Maroochydore will be transformed into a celebration of diversity at the Ocean Street World Festival. This free event  features stellar line-up of performers from Bolivia to Budapest and Jamaica to Japan. Samba will rub shoulders with Bollywood, and djembe players will jostle with belly dancers as Ocean Street becomes a melting pot of customs, colours and flavours.

Ocean Street Festival
Ocean Street World Festival

Climbing After Dark – Sunshine Coast Recreational Centre

Experience the thrill of a 10 metre high rock climb! With pumping music, disco lighting and all the equipment you need  provided with entry, head to the Sunshine Coast Recreational Centre for a night of adventurous fun.

Live music

The demand for more live music continues, and the Sunshine Coast keeps delivering! Get ready to block out these dates in your diaries:

  • 7 April: Thando an up and coming hip-hop artist is set to perform at the Imperial Hotel in Eumundi
  • 14 April: Rose Tattoo is a cult band that has been at the top of the pile for years and they’re getting ready to rock out at The Pub at Aussie World
  • 21 April: Hip hop lovers get ready the Thundamentals is hitting Noosaville with their ‘Decade of the Thundakat’ tour so don’t miss out!
Rose Tattoo
Rose Tattoo


If you love festivals check these out:

  • 7 – 8 April: The Australian Body Art Festival in Cooroy showcases how your body can be a canvas! Attracting great crowds, you’ll get to watch as artists transform human bodies into works of art.
  • 19 – 22 April: The Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival is an interactive festival experience, with four days of singing, dancing and drumming. There’s workshops to get involved in and entertainment for you to sink your teeth into.
  • 20 – 22 April: Get ready to explore the outdoors! The South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo is the perfect place to start by ensuring you have all the appropriate gear and information to start your adventuring.
  • 21 April: The Noosa Vegan Festival is perfect for those who want to learn a little more about veganism or want to surround themselves with likeminded people.
  • 27 April: Keshava Yoga is inviting you to their Rest and Relax Yoga and Meditation Wellness Retreat. At the BIG House in the Noosa Hinterland, immerse yourself in a weekend of deep peace and relaxation.

Sunshine Coast Adventure 2018

Find The Treasure has launched their app to encourage people to explore their natural surroundings! The Find The Treasure Adventure app will take you to explore 10 outdoor locations on the Sunshine Coast with creative quests and challenges. The best part? You’ll get awesome prizes for participating! From 21 April this app will be your newest Sunshine Coast adventure buddy.

Tiny Tots at Aussie World

On the first Tuesday of every month, Aussie World are inviting all mums, dads and grandparents to bring their little ones in to Aussie World for their first theme park experience! With a bunch of toddler friendly rides on offer that change each month, it’s a great way to introduce the kids to all the fun that can be had at theme parks.

Tiny Tots at Aussie World
Tiny Tots at Aussie World

Triathlon Pink

Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon that raises money for Australian breast cancer charities. To join in the fun and support a cause that’s close to everyone’s heart, register your interest today.

Triathlon Pink
Triathlon Pink

Kenilworth Hotel Ninth Annual Car Show

If you’ve got a love affair with your car, why not enter it into the Kenilworth Hotel Car Show? The only requirements are is that it has to be over 30 years old, looking good and you want to show it off. With live music, market stalls and food, it’s a car lover’s dream day!

TreX Cross Triathlon Series

If off-roading is your thing and adventure is your middle name, prepare yourself for a triathlon like no other. The TreX Cross Triathlon is off-road biking through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, swimming at Ewen Maddock Dam and running through the bush, it’s a great way to really challenge yourself.

TreX Cross Triathlon Series
TreX Cross Triathlon Series