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MOME – Maroochy Originals Music Event

Every Thursday night from 6.30pm

Maroochy Surf Club will play host to some of the hottest talent that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Don’t miss your favourite act live on stage playing all original music. This is your way to give back and support local music. Acts include, 

Christmas Lights

Event: Mooloolaba Christmas Lights Canal Cruise

When: Early December – early January

Where: Set off from The Wharf Mooloolaba

Cost: From $10 per person

Go Christmas light seeing in style with one of Mooloolaba’s canal cruise operators.

Cruises can be booked through Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, Sunshine Coast Afloat or Whale One.

Forest Glen Resort - New Years Eve

New Years Eve – Mooloolaba

When: Sunday  31 December 2017
Time: 4:30 PM
Where: Mooloolaba Esplanade


New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba is the region’s largest free celebration to welcome in the New Year. This family-friendly event will be held along Mooloolaba Esplanade on Sunday December 31 from 4pm to midnight.


Entertainment kicks off at 4.30pm on the Main Stage with a range of live music including:

  • Andrea Kirwin Trio
  • Mason Hope
  • Dan Horne Trio
  • The Floating Bridges
  • Vegas Please


Kids’ entertainment includes characters from Despicable Me 3 and Kung Fu Panda, who will be on the Sea Stage from 5pm and energetic DJ sets will keep the young ones dancing on the beach until midnight.

There will be roving street entertainment, childrens’ activities, inflatable rides and delicious food will be available from local vendors, restaurants and cafes on the Esplanade.


Amazing fireworks displays will light up the sky at 8.30pm and midnight to celebrate the New Year and the last event of the 50th Anniversary Naming of the Sunshine Coast.

This iconic event is a safe, secure, fully fenced, alcohol and glass free zone and intoxicated people will not be permitted entry. To reduce our impact on the environment, chemical glow sticks and glow products will not be allowed into the event. Battery operated LED products are permitted.

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New Years Eve – Coolum

When: Sunday  31 December 2017
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: Tickle Park


Tickle Park will come alive again with a massive fireworks show, sausage sizzle and lots of amusement rides for the kids from 5pm.

The Lions Club of Coolum will be hosting rides, sausage sizzle, popcorn, fairy floss, and more, so bring the whole family along for a great night. There will also be a fireworks show at 8:30pm.

The live music kicks off in the Imperial Beer Garden from 2pm with Ryan Giles and his acoustic magic, followed by local favourite Jay Bishoff from 6.30pm.


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New Years Eve – Caloundra

When: Sunday  31 December 2017
Time: 9:30 PM
Where: Kings Beach


New Year’s Eve Caloundra presents an outstanding night of fun and entertainment for all the family. This year’s amazing line up of fun, talent and quality performers include the likes of Carl Wockner, direct from Nashville.

There will be great food and drink stalls, heaps of rides for the kids and a great family movie for all the family. There will also be face painters and balloonist to entertain you as well.

A fireworks show will see the end to the family festivities at 9.30pm on the foreshore of Kings Beach.


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New Years Eve – with OKA supported by Supertrouts

When: Sunday  31 December 2017
Time: 8:30 PM
Where: Coolumn


New Year’s Eve with OKA supported by Supertrouts

The Brewery (ticketed gig) will be pumping from 8.30pm with The Supertrouts getting the vibe just right. They’ll then hand over the stage to the one and only OKA – who will see in the New Year.

We recommend securing your tickets now for a New Year’s Eve with the ultimate Sunny Coast vibe.

TICKETS: Pre-sale $30 (+ booking fee) through Oztix or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). $35 at the door


Forest Glen Resort - AusZoo Summer

Summer Down Under at Australia Zoo

When: 04 Jan – 26 Jan
Where: Australia Zoo



02 Jan – 21 Jan

The Irwins will have everyone on the edge of their seats when they feed the crocodiles in the world famous Crocoseum from January 13 – 21. Prepare for death rolls, lunging crocs and amazed crowds!

For those looking for less apex predators and more a-grade dancers, Bindi and the Jungle Girls will have everyone dancing to the beat of their own drum during the Island Time Show. Join the ‘JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle’ treasure hunt from January 2 -21.

One lucky treasure hunter will win a PS4 every day!

With all of the non-stop action, you will need to cool off on those hot summer days with their incredible giant waterslide, standing more than three stories high and providing stacks of fun for the young ones, and of course, those young at heart.

There’s also a chance to win a Jayco Pop Top and Toyota Prado valued at AUD$123,592 from 9 December to 21 January.


Forest Glen Resort - MoololabaBQ Festival

MooloolaBaBQ Festival

When: Australia Day Weekend
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Where: Mooloolaba Wharf



The MooloolaBaBQ festival is a community event on Australia Day Weekend, at the Mooloolaba Wharf precinct from 10am – 8pm, embracing everything that people in the Australian community love about the great Australian barbecue.

To celebrate this Aussie love of firing up the barbie, they have brought together a barbecue event for all the senses to incorporate a wide variety of cultures, styles of cooking, flavours and cuts. From Seafood to Pork to Beef to Lamb, whether Charred, Grilled, Smoked, Roasted, On a Spit or marinated… this is sure to have something to tempt all tastes.

 The MooloolaBaBQ festival will be hosting a National Championship Series Barbecue Competition with the Australasian Barbecue Alliance where Australia’s best teams will compete for Championship Points and AUD$6000 cash and prizes.

There will be food trucks and tents offering Texas barbecue Lamb/Pork/Beef Ribs, Sliders, German Sausages, Food market stalls with Pickles and Meat rubs, Craft beer, Celebrity guests, demonstrations, Live Entertainment , Jumping castle, Petting Zoo, Face painting and Fireworks. This Charity event is to raise money for Give Me 5 For Kids. The MooloolaBaBQ festival will definitely make your Australia Day weekend sizzle!


Golden Beach Park Run

Golden Beach Parkrun

When: Every Saturday
Time: 7am
Where: Woorim Park, Lamerough Parade, Golden Beach.
Cost: Nothing – it’s free!

It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock. Run for your own enjoyment or set the pace, it’s up to you. There are no winners or losers.

Kawana Beach Park Run

Kawana Beach Parkrun

When: Every Saturday
Time: 7am
Where: Kawana Surf Club 99 Pacific Blvd Buddina
Cost: Nothing – it’s free!

Another 5km fun run for all ages, you don’t need to be an experienced runner to attend, it’s about fun and exercise among friends.

Eumundi Markets

The Eumundi Markets Open Every Wednesday 8am – 1.30pm & Saturday – 7am to 2pm

The Eumundi Market is Australia’s biggest and best art, craft and produce market, held every Saturday and Wednesday (rain, hail or shine) in the heart Eumundi. The market’s policy of make it, bake it, design it, sew it or grow it, ensures quality products and the very best of locally produced goods. You will discover original artworks, sculptures, and furniture, handmade toys, home wares, and skincare, cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, as well as fresh local produce and fabulous food to enjoy while you explore Eumundi.

Sunshine Coast Castle

Sunshine Castle Bli Bli, 292- 296 David Low Way, Bli Bli

The Sunshine Castle is an award winning tourist attraction and function venue. Much in the tradition of Castles all around the world the Sunshine Castle captures the imagination of old and young alike.A stand out landmark in this location this Norman style Castle, with medieval additions, complete with moat, turrets, towers and drawbridge is completely unique in Australia.

The Castle is filled with medieval displays and other exhibitions that you are able to explore at your own pace in a self walk tour. Wander over the drawbridge into another time and feast with Kings in the Great Hall or squalor in shame in the dungeon. The Castle keep is a 24 metre look out tower that offers stunning views from Coast to Hinterland.

Children are sent on a Treasure Hunt and are able to choose a treat from the Kings treasure. A history shields tour offers detailed information on the medieval elements of the Castle and history.

Originally built to house a collection of dolls and fairytales there is still a significant collection of dolls and fairytales on display.

A visit to the Castle is ideal for a family outing or a fun experience for young and old.

90% under cover it is a great option come rain or shine.

Kunara Organic Marketplace

Kunara Organic Marketplace Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm

Committed to providing an all-round service that revolves around your health and well-being, Kunara is leading the way by offering a one-stop destination for all things natural and organic.

For over 20 years we’ve supported South Eastern Queensland communities to source products, services and information to allow for informed decisions to be made to obtain and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Eating well and living a healthy lifestyle is the choice of many; it just makes us feel better to know of that we are fuelling our bodies with the purest products available.

Supporting your healthy lifestyle is easy with the huge selection of fresh organic produce, grocery items, meat, dairy, skincare, natural cleaning products and more, that we offer at Kunara.