Mooloolaba Events Calendar

Mooloolaba has it all from Live Music and Triathlons to Markets and Festivals

You have your Accommodation in Mooloolaba all organised, your packed and ready to go. Now, what are you going to do while holidaying in this beautiful part of the world? Sitting on the balcony taking in the breathtaking Mooloolaba Views, relaxing on the beach, or dining on Mooloolaba Esplanade is a great experience but if you are wanting to make your Mooloolaba Holiday experience a little more amazing, maybe one of the below events is happening while you are here!

Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival

Dates: 19-October-2018 - 20-October-2018
11 YEARS IN THE MAKING. Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival, now in its 11th year, is Queensland's only established fashion festival with international recognition. It is the Sunshine Coast's premier fashion event. A week of fashion events and shows all in under 24 hours. Catwalk shows include swimwear, resort wear, ready to wear and couture. Hosted at the stunning The Sebel, Pelican Waters, the event also includes the Sunshine Coast Style Awards, the Trade Lounge (pop up stalls where the public, industry and media can buy wholesale), Sunshine Coast Design Awards and Hall of Fame.

Blackall 100 - Run Qld

Dates: 20-October-2018 - 21-October-2018
The Blackall 100 is a trail ultra-marathon that traverses the beautiful and scenic Great Walk of the Sunshine Coast. The event is open to runners and walkers with distances of 100 kilometres and 50 kilometres. With a generous cut-off of 28 hours, this event could be within anyone's reach. Hosted at the QCCC Mapleton, there are event packages available, or you may choose to stay in one of the many beautiful bed and breakfasts in the surrounding towns on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival

Dates: 17-November-2018 - 17-November-2018
The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce is set to turn up the heat in downtown Caloundra with the second year of Ignite Chilli Festival. Downtown Caloundra will reignite with an exciting day of cooking demonstrations, merchandise tents, live entertainment, street food and many unique stalls offering an array of products with a twist of chilli. This event builds on the chilli eating competition that has been held for the last two years in Caloundra which sees a group of pallet hardened chilli devourers stomach the hottest and spiciest chilli’s they can.

Qld Triathlon Series - Round 3 Kawana

Dates: 19-November-2018 - 19-November-2018
Did you know that the Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to March at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra? The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7 years+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri!

Craft Beer & Cider Festival

Dates: 01-December-2018 - 01-December-2018
Craft Beer is all about finding brews that have something different about them. Tasting people's ideas through their craft, so come and taste them all at their festival to find the brew you love. Their festival is a true celebration of craft beer and cider’s creativity and diversity. Beer enthusiasts, music enthusiasts and food enthusiasts will love what this festival will bring and what's a festival without the rides, photo booths, food pairing and competitions. They have had amazing prizes donated, so everyone has a massive chance to win something really great. There will also be a selection of reds, whites (wine that is), cocktails and bubbles, so something for everyone.

New Years Eve Fireworks - Mooloolaba

Dates: 31-December-2018 - 31-December-2018
New Years Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations across the world, with the beautiful coastal city of the Sunshine Coast celebrating this amazing event with bright lights, entertainment and of course… fireworks! This family friendly celebration boasts a number of great spots for people to watch the spectacular fireworks displays along Mooloolaba Esplanade.

Under The Southern Stars Rock Festival

Dates: 20-January-2019 - 20-January-2019
Summer rock festival Under The Southern Stars will be rocking the Sunshine Coast Stadium with a line-up of Australian Rock Royalty! The perfect summer festival celebration! Under the Southern Stars is excited to announce this year’s return with a huge line up of the best of Australian rock. Off the back of last year’s inaugural success, the festival is expanding into five new coastal locations as it continues to deliver music lovers the ultimate outdoor live music festival in a quintessential Aussie summer setting. This year’s 2019 concert event will be headlined by Australia’s legendary ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Hoodoo Gurus along with Australian rock royalty You Am I. Also on this killer bill are The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow. But wait there is more! For Queensland audiences only, stay tuned for an chart topping special guests to be announced on 2nd October – watch this space. Under The Southern Stars will deliver a great day of rock n roll, in superb outdoor locations – it doesn’t get better than this! Visit the website for ticketing offers and up to date festival news.

MooloolaBaBQ Festival - Australia Day

Dates: 26-January-2019 - 26-January-2019
The MooloolaBaBQ celebrates the things that are great in Australia by holding a huge barbecue competition with a variety of food and flavours. Ten teams will battle in various competitions for the Australian Barbecue Championships with over $6000 in cash and prizes. From chicken to seafood, beef to pork, there will be many styles of cooking on display including smoked, grilled, roasted or on a spit, there will be heaps of yummy foods to sample. You will be able to buy food from the many food trucks that will line the streets which will sell sliders, German sausages, ribs, burgers and skewered meats. Wash it all down with a craft beer from a local brewer. Bring your kids as they are free and there will heaps of entertainment for them with a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting as well as a huge fireworks display to finish off the night at 8pm. There will also be live music throughout the day with acoustic sets and great Australian bands. So bring your friends and come on down to this great Australia Day weekend celebration by joining in to the MooloolaBaBQ Festival!
The Wharf Precinct - Mooloolaba

Qld Triathlon Series - Round 6 Caloundra

Dates: 03-February-2019 - 03-February-2019
Welcome to the 2018 / 2019 triathlon season, our dates are now set, entries are open and details are available on each of our individual event pages. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletters to keep up to date with our events across the season! Did you know that the Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to March at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra? The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7yrs+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri!

Mooloolaba Beach Festival

Dates: 02-March-2019 - 03-March-2019
The Mooloolaba Beach Festival includes events and activities for the whole family, from paddle races to free public events, like Beach Yoga and an Outdoor Cinema.

Triathlon Pink

Dates: 31-March-2019 - 31-March-2019
Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia. Their triathlons are for all women and boys and girls aged 7 to 13. The whole family can get involved in their Fun Run Pink which is open to all genders, young and old. Also known as ‘Tri Pink’, these events are a great way for family and friends to come together and enjoy an active and fun day out. With events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, our national series aims to raise funds and awareness for their charity partner the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Original Eumundi Markets

Dates: 17-July-2018 - 31-December-2019
Renowned for its locally made artisan treasures, there’s no other market quite like it. Mark it in your diary - open rain, hail or shine every Saturday and Wednesday. Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia. Meet the talented hands behind handcrafted furniture, homewares, artworks, ceramics, cutting-edge fashion and jewellery, and chat to the farmers and bakers selling fresh produce and gourmet delights. When you need a shopping break, rejuvenate with a massage, have your palm read or lose yourself in the stellar line-up of musicians and street performers. It’s an experience like no other.
80 Memorial Drive
Eumundi