What's On

See below for more information on what's on in Mooloolaba and the Region.


25 November - 19 January Mooloolaba Summer Beach Movie Series

The Mooloolaba Summer Beach Movie Series is back! Bring your beach towel, chair or bean bag down to our stunning Mooloolaba Beach and enjoy a movie in front of the beautiful scenery.

All movies will be screening on Mooloolaba Beach in front of the Loo with a view. The movies will start when the sun goes down.

Sunday 25 November - Finding Dory (In support of White Ribbon Day)

Saturday 8 December - JAWS

Saturday 22 December - The Jungle Book

Saturday 5 January - The Greatest Showman

Saturday 12 January - E.T

Saturday 19 January - Moana


22 December 2018  Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade

The Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is one not to be missed. An annual competition will be held for the best dressed boat so the locals in Mooloolaba do not disappoint. Watch the Mooloolaba River light up on the 22nd of December as the 15th annual parade brings even bigger and brighter boats.


27 December 2018 - 1 January 2019 Woodford Folk Festival

A 6-day community festival is the perfect atmosphere to bring in 2019. With over 2,000 performers and over 400 events involving music, theatre, film and comedy there is something there to entertain one and all.

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31 December 2018  Mooloolaba New Year’s Eve

Mooloolaba knows how to do New Year’s Eve right. With bright lights and fireworks along the Mooloolaba Esplanade, live music, carnival rides, street performers and face painting for the kids no one will get bored.


1 January 2019  Sunshine Coast Guitar Festival

Held at the Caloundra Power Boat Club with every type of guitar on display and over 5 hours of music played by Australia’s best guitarists this is an event to attract the musos of the world.


2 - 3 March 2019  Mooloolaba Swim Festival

The Mooloolaba Swim Festival is the most popular open water distance around the globe as it is the perfect event for both beginners and experienced swimmers as well. A two-day competition with different distances for all capabilities.

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17 March 2019  Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

Over 20 years running, the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival caters for competitors of all ages and abilities with a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run. At the three-day multi-sport festival there are many more family friendly activities to get involved in.

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29 March 2019  MooloolaBaBQ Festival

At Mooloolaba’s Wharf Precinct you can celebrate in style with the MooloolaBaBQ Festival. With some of Australia’s best BBQ cooks coming from all over Australia, there will bea huge BBQ competition with a variety of food and flavours. With over $6,000 cash and prizes up for grabs you do not want to miss it. There will be live music, food trucks and craft beers on the streets as well as free entry for the kids with a jumping castle, petting zoo and face painting. Fireworks at the end of the night will be the perfect way to celebrate in style.


13 April 2019  NRL: New Zealand Warriors vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs

The NRL is on its way to the Sunshine Coast. With a stadium expansion and our very own NRL team forecasted, it is an exciting place to visit. The first game New Zealand Warriors vs South Sydney Rabbitohs will be hosted at Kawana, just 7kms down the road.


19 - 21 July 2019  Velothon Sunshine Coast

“The Roads. The Glory. The Banter.”

Want the ultimate Winter getaway with a bit of exercise and adventure included? Get involved in the Velothon Sunshine Coast. A scenic ride from the beaches to the Hinterland, you will have the option to race competitively or make it a not so serious, fun adventure.

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28 July 2019  Pomona King of the Mountain

Taking place in the Hinterland, Pomona Kind of the Mountain is an event suitable for the entire family. The main event consists of a 4.2km run up the face of Mt. Cooroora, but there are other activities more appropriate for those not wanting to compete including Tug-O-War and a skate park competition. For those wanting food and beverages or to take a look at local arts and craft, there is the Heritage Market and Antiques and Collectables Fair on in town.

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8 - 11 August 2019  The Curated Plate

A four-day food festival is here on the Sunshine Coast. The festival will bring together the region's best produce with the finest chefs within Australia and Internationally.


8 September 2019  Ironman 70.3

This event welcomes competitors from all across the globe to compete for the ultimate prize. Mooloolaba is the perfect setting thanks to its warm climate and spectacular beaches. A 1.9km swim will start competitors off, followed by a 90km bike lap, finishing with a 21.1km race which finishes in central Mooloolaba.

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