Caloundra Events

Ignite Chilli Festival


When: Saturday, 25 November 2017
Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

The Hot 91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival will be heating up the streets of Caloundra with a diverse range of chillies on Saturday 25 November.

The festival features unique stalls offering products related to anything chilli including; arts and crafts, fashion, street food, jewellery, home-wares and lifestyle products with a focus on handmade and local wares.

Shops, restaurants, bars and other businesses based in the heart of Caloundra will also be participating and celebrating the mighty chilli. There will be competitions and draws done throughout the afternoon with some great prizes.

To accompany good food and good vibes there will be lively bands and entertainment plus a full program of activities on the boil. Lets just say it will be “hot” ! Plus there will be the popular annual chilli eating competition to really get things heated up!

This is a must do for all those thousands of people who love and idolise chilli. For more information check out Ignite Chilli Festival

Time: 1 to 8pm
Place: Bulcock Street and flowing into surrounding laneways
Cost: FREE

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Conscious Life Festival


When: 28 & 29 October, 2017
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre

Connect, empower and transform at the Conscious Life Festival at Lake Kawana Community Centre on the weekend of 28 and 29 October.

This two day event, promotes health and wellbeing, lifestyle and environment, awareness and education. It is suitable for both men and women of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in conscious, healthy and sustainable living.

There will be over 120 exhibitor stalls of eco-friendly, healthy living and personal growth products and services.   Exhibitors range from promoting services to selling products, or both. The festival brings together like-minded, inspirational people to promote and learn about the benefits of living a conscious life.

The Conscious Life Festival program also offers a number of FREE seminars on a variety of topics, delivered by experts from near and far. Meditations or Quiet Spaces will be on offer with an array of beautiful meditations and divine vibrational sound healings led by amazing facilitators.

Chill out on the green while enjoying the all-day music program and a fresh healthy lunch, organic coffee or juice. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a massage, reading or healing!

Admission is $10 per person or $15 for a 2 day pass. Children under 15 years are FREE.

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What’s On @ The Events Centre Caloundra


The Events Centre performing arts and conference centre is the prime entertainment venue on the Sunshine Coast. You will be entertained by a kaleidoscope of concerts, music, dance, plays and shows for all ages. Here’s what’s on at The Events Centre Caloundra over the next few months:

Thu 2 Nov – Abba-Solutely Fabulous
Sun 5 Nov – Jett Williams
Fri 10 Nov – The Tap Pack
Sat 11 Nov – Acoustic Guitar Spectacular
Sat 11 Nov – The Rhythms of Ireland
Sun 12 Nov – Australian Army Band
Sat 18 Nov – Sunshine Dance Centre
Sun 19 Nov – Beats Per Minute Performing Arts
Wed 22 Nov – Vov Dylan Sunshine Melodies
Thu 23 Nov – A Festival of Russian Ballet
Sat 25 Nov – Gone Bush Merryatric Players
Sun 26 Nov – Amy Beccari Dance Studios
Wed 29 Nov – The Waifs 25th Anniversary Tour
Fri 1 Dec – Kitty Flanagan

For more upcoming events visit The Events Centre What’s On Page

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Arj Barker @ The Events Centre

Arj Barker @ The Events Centre

When: Friday 22 September, 2017
Where:  The Events Centre, Caloundra

Standup Comedian Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian and is coming to The Events Centre for a hilarious night of entertainment on 22 September.

Arj has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand Australian culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His superbly astute observations and comic genius is unparalleled.

In Arj’s words:

“As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they’re brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin’. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That’s quality you can trust.”

What people are saying about his show:

“He’s an absolutely brilliant comedian- extremely sharp, incredibly creative & hilariously funny!! ”

“Hilarious from start to finish.”

Tickets are $49.90 and are available at The Events Centre

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Caloundra Film Festival


When: 2 to 10 September, 2017
Where: Numerous Venues in Caloundra

This year the Caloundra Film Festival is bigger and better than ever! The festival will present its largest ever program as well as host the very popular monthly foreign language and art-house screenings.

Screenings include:

2 Sept – Thicker Than Water – The Events Centre Caloundra

5 Sept – Francofonia – Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

5 Sept – Life Animated – Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

5 Sept – Janis: Little Girl Blue – Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

6 Sept – A War – Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

6 Sept – A Mustang – Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

6 Sept – A Sunset Song – Big Screen Cinema, Caloundra

8 Sept – Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story – Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

8 Sept – Beauty & Chaos – Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

Plus don’t forget the Student Showcase on 10 October, featuring the best student films from schools in the region across Short Narrative, Documentary-Mockumentary and Arts-Experimental categories.

For more information regarding the festival visit Caloundra Film Festival.

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Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture


When: 25 August to 3 September, 2017
Where: Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast’s multi-arts festival is set to deliver more than 200 events spread across venues on the Sunshine Coast for ten days.

Horizon celebrates all aspects of arts with visual art, film, literature, performance, street art, comedy, music, theatre and new media. It brings together local artists alongside Australian and international guests, building the capacity of local creative talent with unique arts experiences.

Small towns such as Eumundi and Maleny in the Sunshine Coast region will set up Art Streets, plus there will be Art Trails to explore. Caloundra will contribute with the Caloundra CBD Street Art Trail.

Caloundra Arts Centre Association is running three bespoke exhibitions demonstrating how lost arts and crafts including lacemaking, embroidery, spinning and weaving can be revived and reinvigorated in a contemporary context.

Artworks by forty finalists from across the country will be showcased in a stunning exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery for the ten days of the festival.

In performing arts there will be A Night with Opera Queensland on Tuesday 29 August at The Events Centre Caloundra. An extraordinarily moving dance theatre piece, Vincent, about the man behind the brush of Vincent Van Gogh will also take place at The Events Centre on Saturday 2 September.

For the children there will be the mini musical production of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at the Event Centre on Friday 25 August. For more information and tickets see The Events Centre Caloundra.

To download a program of events visit Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture

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Caloundra Things to See and Do

Caloundra Events 2017

Caloundra Events Sunshine CoastWant to know what’s happening in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast for the remainder of 2017? You’ve come to the right place!

28th July 2017
Sunshine Coastrek Team Trekking Challenge
Maroochydore or Caloundra to Noosa Heads
Register now for this 30-60km team trekking challenge which takes it’s course along some of the most stunning coastlines in the world!  Including here on the Sunshine Coast.

29th to 30th of July 2017
Caloundra Quilt Show
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
120 members from the Arts Centre group will be presenting their handmade quilts with the theme ‘Circles of Friendship’. Plus there will be raffles, cakes, slices and other yummy homemade goods for sale!  Entry is $5.00.

1st to 3rd September 2017
Wearable Art Exhibition
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
As part of the Sunshine Coast’s Horizon Festival, Caloundra Arts Centre Association will be hosting a “Wearable Art” Exhibition boasting 3 bespoke exhibitions that will demonstrate how lost arts and crafts including lacemaking, embroidery, spinning and weaving can be revived and reinvigorated in a contemporary context. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 2pm daily.

TBC September 2017
Caloundra Film Festival

Caloundra Sunshine Coast
Exact dates and program yet to be announced – stay tuned!

29th September to 2nd October 2017
Caloundra Music Festival

Caloundra Sunshine Coast
Come along for sun, surf and soul at the 2017 Caloundra Music Festival. Artists lined up for this years event include: Baby Animals, Daryl Braithwaite, Grinspoon, Killing Heidi, Jon Stevens, Ronan Keating, Pseudo Echo, Spiderbait, The Black Sorrows, Wolfmother, Xavieer Rudd and many, many more!

20th and 21st October 2017
Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival
Caloundra Events Centre
Come along to the 10th annual Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival and enjoy a wide program of fashion related events in the beautiful seaside town of Caloundra.

11th to 12th of November 2017
Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
Looking to purchase unique Christmas gifts this year? The Caloundra Arts Centre Association will be selling an array of quality handmade goods including pottery, woodwork, original art, quilting, jewellery, handmade lace, silk paintings and more!  There will also be homemade goodies, preloved books, plant stall and more. Admission to this event is free!

25th of November 2017
Ignite Chilli Festival
Bulcock Street, Caloundra 
Turning up the heat on the Sunshine Coast the Ignite Chilli Festival will bring all things spicy seaside with stalls offering products including street food, jewellery, homewares, fashion, arts and crafts and more. There will also be a full program of entertainment and activities. So fire up your taste buds and head to Caloundra for the Ignite Chilli Festival! 1pm to 8pm.

Caloundra Events Centre
20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra
The Sunshine Coast’s premier performing arts and conference centre boasts a program of live concerts, shows, theatre and more.  To find out what’s playing during your stay visit Caloundra Events Centre what’s on page.

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Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest Caloundra

Caloundra Sunshine Coast eventsWhen: Wednesday the 7th to Sunday the 11th of June, 2017
Where: Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

For five days this June, the coolest Retro Car festival will roll into Caloundra to celebrate all things to do with Hot Rod and Classic Car lifestyle.

If you’re a fan of cars and retro, then don’t miss the Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest. There will be show’n shines, driving events, dancing, street parties, a Mega Car Show in the Main Street and Esplanade of Caloundra and the popular Sunday Evening Dinner Dance.

You’ll also be treated to the live rockin’ tunes of ‘the Dirty Dukes’, ‘Old 45’, ‘Billy Guy’ and more

If you have a Hot Rods, pre-1983 cars, motorcycles or vintage caravans you can also register your car for just $50 for the entire festival.

For more information please visit Ryno Insurance Downunder Beachfest.

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