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Caloundra Events & Entertainment 2016

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Caloundra celebrates special days & events in a big way right throughout the year. Celebration Park with its ampitheatre at Kings Beach is the setting for many spectacular events staged during the year, appealing to local residents & visitors alike, with Caloundra’s iconic surfing beach providing the perfect backdrop.

Here’s an overview of what’s coming up in Caloundra in 2016: More events will be added as they are confirmed during the year.
March is a diverse month with plenty to see & do including the Easter LONG WEEKEND!

April is a huge month kicking off with fitness guru Michelle Bridges visiting Kawana to inspire you. Lifeline’s ginormous Bookfest is back at Kawana. Annie is back & so are the Ten Tenors. Catch up with the Pyjama Game, Educating Rita & the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra. Get up early on Mon 25th April for the ANZAC Day march to commemorate 100 years since Gallipoli.

The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow rocks up on our doorstep for huge laughs once again inMay. Forever Diamond, Leonard Cohen, Carol King Songbook & the Bee Gees will take you back to the best days of your life - the tribute shows just keep on coming! While the real stars also pay a visit- Todd McKenney, Eric Burdon & the Animals & Foster & Allen will play live in Caloundra. Discovery Weekend will awaken your conscious at Kawana. The Maleny Agricultural Show just sneaks in on Fri 27 May, giving Caloundra it’s very own local public holiday. (Remember, Labour Day is back on in May but Qld’s Queens Birthday Holiday has now been moved to October.) Confusing we know...

In June it’s time once again for the spooky Charmaine Wilson to tell us what we don’t know. The Eagles Tribute Show, The ABBA Gold Tribute Show - The Michael Jackson Legacy, The Supreme Dream, Helen Reddy Tribute will all bring back memories & you can sing along easily & have a ball because you DO know the words!  - the Tributes abound.

July the massive Queensland Garden Expo is on again in Nambour. Playschool, Brothers 3, The Moon is a Balloon, Nickelby the Magician, The Fairies, Hula Hoop workshops, Romeo & Juliet plus a Simon & Garfunkel tribute make July a month full of variety & fun for the kids & the adults!

August has a bit of everything with the Brisbane Ekka smack bang in the middle of the month. The Ekka Public Holiday in Brisbane is Wed 10 August 2016. Hippo Hippo! is here for the kids. And the Wiggles!!! The Andrews Sisters & Elvis to the Max tribute shows are on & SuperGirly: the pop princess returns

In September there’s lots of Foodie & Music Festivals & Open Gardens to attend with Spring in the air. Check out the Noosa Jazz Festival, The Real Food Festival in Maleny or Strawbfest at Chevallum then finish off at the Kenilworth Festival as they all celebrate the freshness of the season that is Spring! The Nutcracker & Little Red in the Hood add culture to the month that is over run with footy finals.

October get ready to rock at the 2016 Caloundra Music Festival being held 1-3 October. In Caloundra it’s Rocktober! Works in so well with the relocated Queens Birthday Long Weekend - now on Mon 3 October 2016. Rock on for 3 days & recuperate on Monday! Awesome! Othello & John Williamson will be joining us at The Events Centre while Mother & Tequila Mockingbird entertain the theatre crowd at Kawana!

It's Steve Irwin Day in November!The excitement doesn’t stop in November with heaps of fabulous live entertainment & much more, our very own Melbourne Cup Day celebrations at Corbould Park Caloundra on Tues 1 Nov 2016 & we commemorate the City’s favourite son on Steve Irwin Day Sun 15 Nov 2016.

As we wind down to Christmas it’s Robert’s very grown up 13th birthday at Australia Zoo in December, then we finish off the year with Carols on Kings & celebrate Christmas on Sun 25th & Boxing Day Mon 26th Dec 2016, then head off to our favourite piece of paradise, the utopia that pops up every year & brings joy to the world — Woodford Folk Festival only a short drive away from Caloundra—between Christmas & New Year.

Other happenings throughout the year are listed by the month & are constantly being updated. There’s so much more to see & do. Just click on the month (above or on the menu top left) for a full list of what’s on. There’s always something interesting happening in, & around Caloundra & nearby, right across the Sunshine Coast

Now you can easily keep up with what’s happening in Caloundra & also across the Sunshine Coast from Nambour to Noosa. Our comprehensive month-by-month Local Event Guide is updated regularly. So if you are looking for something to do, whether it’s festivals, expos, sporting events, concerts, comedy, live theatre, live bands, art exhibitions, fairs, rallies, children’s events — you name it, if it’s on, we’ll let you know about it! There really is something to suit everyone!

Awesome 2016 Sunshine Coast Featured Events

Sat 12 & Sun 13 Mar
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival
Mooloolaba Esplanade
Various Times. All weekend

Fri 8 to Sun 10 Apr
Sth Qld Caravan, Camping, Boating, Fishing Expo
Nambour Showgrounds
All weekend

Sat 30 Apr to 2 May
Maleny Wood Expo
Maleny Showgrounds
All weekend

Wed 29 June to Sun 3 July
Australian National Square Dance Convention
USC Stadium + SC Square Dance Centre Dixon Rd Buderim
Various Times

Sun 24 July
Pomona King of the Mountain
All day event

Fri 19 to Sat 20 Aug
SC Womens Lifestyle Expo
Lake Kawana Centre
9am to 4pm daily

Sun 4 Sept
Ironman 70.3
World Championship
Mooloolaba Beach

Fri 28 Oct
Opera at the Castle
Sunshine Castle Bli Bli
All day

Sat 5 Nov
Nambour Showgrounds
7am to 2pm

Mon 26 Dec to 1 Jan 2017
Woodford Folk Festival
Gates open 8am daily


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• New Years Day
Fri 1 January
• Australia Day
Tues 26 January

MARCH 2016

• Good Friday
Fri 25 March
• Easter Saturday
Sat 26 March
• Easter Mon Holiday
Mon 28 March

APRIL 2016
• Anzac Day
Mon 25 April

MAY 2016
• Maleny Show Day
Fri 27 May

JUNE 2016
• Sunshine Coast
Show Day, Nambour
Fri 10 June

• Brisbane Show Day
(The Ekka - Bris only)
Wed 10 August

• Noosa Show Day
Fri 9 September

• Queens Birthday
Mon 3 October

• Christmas Day
Sun 25 December
• Boxing Day
Mon 26 December
• Boxing Day Holiday
Tues 27 December