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Our 2014 Event Calendar incorporates events & happenings in Buderim & across the Sunshine Coast, including sporting & community events, festivals, exhibitions, expos, music, theatre, the arts & more.
While all care is taken to ensure event information is as accurate as possible, no guarantees can be given. If in doubt, we advise you to make your own enquiries by contacting the event organisers direct.

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Tues 1 July
Mother Africa
Cirque Mother Africa - The Heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout this jaw-dropping show. Don’t miss this!
The Events Centre Caloundra
$74.90 / Conc or Group 10+ $69.90

Fri 4 July
Darren Percival
Our Local Performer from The Voice
The Events Centre Caloundra

Sat 5 July
 Motown Disco Night
The Ultimate Disco Party
presented by the Uptown Club
Buderim Tavern
8pm to late 18+ only

Sat 5 July
Flak with Michael Veitch
True Stories from the men who flew in WW2
The Events Centre Caloundra
Well known writer & performer Michael Veitch presents Flak - True stories from men who flew in WW2

Sat 5 July
Road Trip - Comedy
Damian Callinan & Mickey D
The Events Centre Caloundra
Comedians Damian Callinan & Mickey D have packed the Tarago & are heading to Caloundra to put on a show that will be a big laugh all about the Caloundra region!


Tues 8 July
Wizard of Oz Show
Interactive Family Fun
Nambour Civic Centre
All Tickets: $19
More info:

Tues 8 July
Laughin’at the Lake
Mermaids Pirates Madagascar
Lake Kawana Centre
9am, 10.15am, 11.30am and 1.30pm

Big jumping castle fun! All inside! Tickets at the door! All sessions available!
$10 per child per hour - see scheduled times.
More info:

Wed 9 July
State of Origin Game 3 LIVE!!
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Stockland Park Kawana
Watch it on the JUMBO Screen!

Get to Stockland Park for the final game in the State of Origin series as Queensland look to remind New South Wales why they lost eight in a row! All the action will be LIVE & unrestricted on the JUMBO SCREEN in front of the Stadium with food and beverage on offer in this entirely FREE EVENT.

There will be prizes on offer, games and activities for young and old. So bring along friends and family for a great night out at Stockland Park and become part of the Coasts biggest LIVE SITE!
More info:

Thursday 10 & Friday 11 July 8.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday 12 July 11.30am - 9.30pm (including show)
Deep Blue Winter Workshops
Nambour Civic Centre
$260 - full day

Join DeepBlue for their Sunshine Coast Winter Workshops and for a chance to perform in their Who Are You show.  From Thursday 10 until Saturday 12 July DeepBlue will work with young local musicians during the school holidays, playing a huge array of instruments. 

DeepBlue’s fun and creative workshops in performance and technology culminate in a unique performance opportunity on stage with DeepBlue at the Nambour Civic Centre.  Since 2006 DeepBlue have worked and performed with over 5000 young musicians across Australia, Vietnam and India in YoungBlue workshops and holiday programs. 

The workshops are for young musicians aged 8 - 18
More info: 

Thu 10 July
The Umbilical Brothers

The Events Centre Caloundra
18+ only event
Have fun with the Umbilical Brothers who are back with a brand new comedy routine. A fun show with singing, dancing, audience participation & storytelling. It’s got the lot!
$44.90 / Conc or Group 10+ $39.90
More info:

Fri 11 + Sat 12 + Sun 13 July
Queensland Garden Expo!
The Biggest & Best EVER!

Celebrating 30 Years in 2014
Sunshine Coast Showgrounds
Coronation Ave, Nambour
Gates open at 8am

Fri 11 to Thu 17 July
Paint the Music...
Mixed Multimedia Art Exhibition

Buderim Craft Cottage
Atrium Gallery
Main St Buderim
10am to 4pm
See more:

Live Theatre Noosaville!
37th Annual One Act Play Festival
JULY 11, 12, 17, 18* at 7.30pm
Matinee: JULY 13, 19* at 2pm
VIEW CLUB Charity Performance JULY 10
at 7.30pm, all tickets $35,
includes a light supper at interval.
Noosa Arts Theatre
Addresses: 163 Weyba Road Noosaville

Presenting the three finalist plays of the Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition. The Competition offers a unique opportunity for the winning playwrights to see their new work performed on stage at the One-Act Play Festival, as part of the Noosa Longweekend ten day cultural festival - fast becoming one of the nation’s top cultural festivals. It attracts entries from playwrights throughout Australia, and many other countries, vying for the $6,000 prize pool.
3 finalists are:
1. Instructions for Two or More Players - A black comedy
by Michiko Parnell from Western Australia

2. The Invitation - A tragicomedy
by Michelle McCormick from Western Australia

3. The Devil’s Dance - a drama
by Frank Wilkie from Queensland
Scripts are judged anonymously by a professional panel of three industry experts (this year - Kate Foy, Helen Howard and Stephen Carleton).

During the Festival, the audience is asked at each performance to vote for the ‘Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award’, with prize money for the winning script.

Presentations of Awards take place after the final performance.
Tickets: Adult $29 | Concessions $25 | Member/Group $23 | Child (U17) $20
*Noosa Long Weekend Festival performances, all tickets $30
Bookings: Counter and phone sales (5449 9343)
Tuesday to Friday 9am to 2pm; Saturdays 9am to midday
Book online & find more info at

Sat 12 + Sun 13 July
Abbey Medieval Festival 2014

Celebrating 25 Years in 2014
Transport yourself to a place where history and fantasy merge into a breath taking world at the Abbey Museum Medieval Festival. This premier event at the Abbey Museum in Brisbane transforms sunny Queensland into a medieval wonderland. Come for the exquisite detail of our re-enactment camps, cheer the jousting and falconry, gorge on the sizzling meats and fine mead, and leave with the taste of history on your lips and doublet. Our attractions beguile young and old, and won’t cost a king’s ransom.

Join us for a REAL medieval experience!
For entry prices & full program visit our website:
or phone 5495 1652.

Sat 12 July
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Redcliffe
Intrust Super Cup
Stockland Park Kawana
Kick off 6pm
The Sunshine Coast Falcons will be continuing their Intrust Super Cup campaign against the Redcliffe Dolphins on Saturday the 12th of July. The Coast have put in some good performances over the course of the season and will be looking to pick up the points against strong opposition. Come down and support your local team the Falcons this Saturday!
$10 Adult, $5 Children, $7 Concession

Sat 12 July
Lior in Concert
Lake Kawana Community Centre
ARIA Award Nominee
Seated Concert
One of the country’s leading independent music artists, and Aria nominee, Lior is known for his dynamic and moving performances, and has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s finest live performers.  He is part of a rare breed of artists that has achieved a great degree of success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in their craft

'Lior's music reflects his gift for storytelling, his lyrics full of rich and beautiful imagery. His songs are warm and inviting and his guitar skills superb. Lior is a sheer pleasure to watch in live performance.' (Australian Stage online)
$39 / Conc or Group 8+ $35 | Under 26 $25
More info:

Live Theatre Nambour!
Sweet Fanny Adams - Musical
July 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26 at 7.30pm
Matinee:  July 13, 20, 26 at 2pm
The Lind Theatre
16 Mitchell Street

Sydney 1930, amidst the depression and squalor, Sweet Fanny Adams throws a brighter, comically musical light on the famous brothels of Palmer St. Mrs Fanny Adams has been the top operator until Kitty Divine gives her a run for her money.

A crooked judge, lazy husband and chirpy cabbie enliven the scene with hardly a straight razor in sight. Then there's sweet little Nellie, the pride of the Mallee, not so innocent and fast becoming the top money earner on Palmer Street.

It's a rollicking musical fun look at the seedier side of life. You'd have to be deaf , not to leave this show with a tune on your lips. We warn you, it's a fun show about " those girls ".
Cost: Adult/Member $30 / $25 Concession $28
Gala opening night: Sat 12 July -- adult/member: $35 / $30
Book online & find more info at

Sat 12 July
Who Are You?
Nambour Civic Centre
DeepBlue return to Nambour with Who Are You which is all about the music and the moments that shape our lives.  Imagine a show that shuffles Radiohead, Corelli, Gotye and DeepBlue originals remixed with lush strings, big beats and rock n roll. The performers exquisite playing, precision moves and circus antics are jaw-dropping.

DeepBlue have toured across Australia and overseas, sold out their last two Brisbane seasons, and were finalists on Australia’s Got Talent. Bring your phones, iPads & tablets for a unique interactive experience.  During the show you can use DeepBlue’s web app to get to know the performers, the music and by the end of the evening, each other.
Tickets: Adult $48 / Concession $38 / SCvip Members $38 / Group 8+ $38 / Youth 30 and under $30 / Kids (under 17) $26 / Family (2A + up to 4 kids (Under 17 years) $120 / YoungBlue Parent $38 / YoungBlue Sibling $12

Sun 13 July
Peregian Originals
Peregian Beach Park - next to Surf Club
Live from 1-5pm

Who’s Playing:
Younger Dryas
+ Jack & the Giant Killers
+ Ashleigh Mannix
+ James Caldwell

Family friendly original music event

Sun 13 July
Sunshine Coast Fire v Moreton Bay Jets- Soccer
NPL Qld Competition
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Stockland Park Kawana
Kick off from 2pm - Bar open
The Sunshine Coast Fire will host Moreton bay Jets on Sun 13 July. The Fire will be looking to keep pace with the top half of the table and a win this week will put them back on course. All the action from the mens First team is at 2pm so come down and watch the Fire!

Tickets: Adult $11 | Conc. $6 | Child $6
To book:

Screening in Noosaville!
Direct from London
A Small Family Business - Comedy
Sun July 13 at 6.30pm
Matinee: Mon July 14 at 10am
Noosa Arts Theatre
163 Weyba Road,
This is an NTLive screening, captured live in London and broadcast at Noosa Arts Theatre.  Brought to you in association with Fresh Air Entertainment.
By Alan Ayckbourn | Starring Nigel Lindsay | Directed by Adam Penford
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of  Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves & adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over & comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Tickets: Adults $25, Concessions/Members $20, Children $15
Phone and counter: 5449 9343, Tuesday to Friday 9am to 2pm, Saturday 9am to midday
Book online & find more info at


Wed 16 July
Driscilla Queen of the Mountain
Cabaret Drag Show & Dinner
Buderim Tavern
Burnett St Buderim
from 6.30pm

Come & enjoy a great evening of entertaiment. Experience Driscilla Queen Of The Mountain!

This is a cabaret show not to be missed.

Ticket price includes a 2 course dinner.
Tickets: $35 per person
18+ only event
Photo ID required
Book today! Phone: 5453 3777

Fri 18 to Sun 27 July
Noosa Longweekend Festival 2014
10 days of Arts, Literature, Food & Fun!
Various venues in Noosa

This 13th year at the Noosa Longweekend - do we have a cultural feast of art, literature, food & fun for you! 

The Festival’s program includes over 85 free & ticketed events staged in Noosa  including world class cabaret, theatre, literary events, dance, food, forums, workshops, late night supper clubs, films, music & magic

It's the Festival’s 13th birthday & we have over 250 local, national & international artists headlining an exciting program at Noosa Longweekend this year, covering a wide range of music, theatre, literature & dance genres for your complete entertainment & enjoyment!

Join us as we celebrate all the Festival has to offer in one of the most iconic locations on the planet!

All the info is at

Fri 18 July
Graeme Connors
North - 25 Years On

The Events Centre Caloundra
See Australia’s greatest storyteller, Graeme Connors LIVE on stage with his legendary band in a special 2-act performance celebrating 25 years since the release of his landmark album North
Platinum $69 | Gold $59 | Silver $49
More info:

Fri 18 July
Blue Light Disco
Lake Kawana Centre
6.30pm to 9.30pm for ages 12 to 15 years only.

Blue Light Disco to be held at Lake Kawana Community Centre on Friday 18 July.
$10 Entry.
More info:

Fri 18 July 2014
‘Simply Sinatra’
Tom Burlinson with Swing Band

Nambour Civic Centre

Presenting Australian star of screen and stage, Tom Burlinson, in his musical production ‘SIMPLY SINATRA’- an intimate, yet swinging celebration of the music and career of the legendary Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Tom’s illustrious career stretches from acting and singing, to television host and theatrical producer. He first shot to stardom in the ‘80s when he was cast in the title role in the box office hit, ‘The Man from Snowy River’, which became one of the most successful Australian films ever made. This led to a string of starring roles in movies over the next several years.
‘Simply Sinatra’ has been created for more intimate venues. Now accompanied by a smaller band of fine musicians, Tom sings over 20 of Sinatra’s greatest hits, and talks with considerable knowledge of some of the highlights of his extraordinary career.

From ‘Come Fly with Me’, ‘All the Way’, ‘Lady is a Tramp’ and ‘You Make Me Feel So Young’ to ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘That’s Life’ and ‘New york, New York’ plus many more!
Don’t miss this special performance from one of Australia’s most popular entertainers-up close!
Tickets: Adult $47 / Pension $35 / Student $35 / Children $25 / Group 8+ $42
More info:

Sat 19 July
Alex Williamson
Dumb Things I’ve Done

The Events Centre Caloundra
After sell-out seasons across Australia and the UK in 2013, Alex hits Caloundra with a hot new show. As always, it’s irreverent and caustic, featuring music, stand-up and unseen videos. With his subscriber base now across social media platforms around one million – he’s a hit and you should catch this show to see why! Alex began performing stand up in 2007, going on to feature prominently in the high profile RAW Comedy national talent search run by Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

This live comedy background blended with his talents as a film-maker, providing an unrivalled platform for him to launch himself onto the Internet via YouTube, along with all the other major social media platforms; where he has also showcased instrumental abilities (piano and guitar), acting skills and singing talent. This multi-media comedy experience is unique, pushes boundaries and has left audiences gasping for breath between gales of laughter!
Recommended for mature audiences:
If you have not seen or heard Alex live, maybe check a few of Alex’s YouTube vids first! Caustic & irreverent don’t really begin to describe his unique raw Aussie-style of humour.
$38.50 / Conc or Group 10+ $33.50
More info:


Sat 19 Jul
Sunshine Coast 26th Annual Doll, Teddy Bear,
Craft & Miniature Show 2014

Buderim Memorial Hall, Main St, Buderim
Entry: by Gold Coin Donation - $$ raised from entry & raffles are donated to childrens charities on the Sunshine Coast so please give generously!
Open: 9am-3pm
The biggest doll, teddy, toy & miniature show on the Coast. Add to your collection of gorgeous bears & dolls & miniatures. Fascinating displays, plenty of colour & variety of craft, lots of food, raffles & fun. A great day out for the whole family from kids to grans. Come along & adopt a newborn baby doll or a huggable teddy bear!
he Sunshine Coast Doll Teddy Craft & Miniature Club will be holding their annual show in the Buderim War Memorial Hall proudly sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. There will be refreshments available all day, with competitions, trading tables, demonstrations & displays.
Enquiries to Sue Hawker (07) 5451 1106

Doll Teddy & Toy Show in Buderim

Sunday 20th July
Sunshine Coast Concert Band presents...
 "Seaside Showcase" (for Coolum Chaplaincy)
Coolum Civic Centre, Park Road, Coolum Beach
Experience an unforgettable afternoon at the Coolum Civic Centre on Sunday 20th of July, as the band presents a “Seaside Showcase” Concert starting at 2.00pm.

Special guest singer Fiona Simpson, State Member for Maroochydore
delights with her rendition of “Sound Of Music” and “Climb Every Mountain” from the beloved musical “The Sound of Music”. She joins Tanya McFadyen in a tribute to ABBA which is sure to get your toes tapping.

Alan Winter inspires with “It’s A Wonderful World”, bringing joy to all in the room. Favourites from “The Beatles”, “Village People” and “Glen Miller” also feature. A magical, fun filled afternoon full of variety is assured.

TICKETS: $15 admission available at the door.  The ticket price includes a wonderful home baked afternoon tea.

All proceeds are for the Coolum Chaplaincy Fund, which supports the great work of Chappie Mark Horsfall who works closely with the local community to support individuals and families during times of need.

Join in the fun and support a worthwhile cause.

Email or call 5443 9547
or visit for more information.

Sun 20 July
Dr Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro
International Pianist
In Concert

The Events Centre Caloundra
This renowned Filipino-American pianist enjoys an international career that has seen him featured in concert venues on 5 continents
$32 / Conc or Group 8+ $28
More info:

celticillusionSun 20 July
Celtic Illusion
Irish Dance Spectacular
Witness the Music

The Events Centre Caloundra
This new Irish Dance Spectacular is taking Australia by storm
$59.90 / Conc or Group 8+ $49.90
More info:


Thurs 24 Jul 2014
Celebrate Bindi’s 16th Birthday
Join Bindi’s Sweet Sixteen Animal Onesie Birthday Party! 
Australia Zoo, Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah
Happy Birthday Bindi!
Open from 8am
Opening its gates to children for free, July 24 will see guests to the zoo enjoy amazing wildlife, jungle-themed entertainment, and the opportunity to celebrate Bindi’s 16th birthday with her!
Bindi says:
We have a huge day planned with a heap of fun at Australia Zoo! Kids aged 14 and under will get in for free to enjoy my birthday celebrations. Australia Zoo will be jam-packed with contortionists, rock-climbing, African-drumming workshops and much more.  I hope people will join Robert and I to wear their favourite animal themed clothing or animal onesie, as we attempt to break Australia’s record for the biggest onesie party ever.
For more info visit
or phone (07) 5436 2000

Friday 25 July, 2014 from 8:00pm – 11:45pm
Ian Moss Solo Show
Woombye Pub
3-5 Blackall Street, Woombye

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on
guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and
resonating with pure soul. While primarily recognised as an axeman of unusual
tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the
essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his
first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.

Joining us mid July, Live at The Woombye Pub, this will be a show not to be missed!
5442 1155




Sat 26 July
Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club
2014 Nambour SWAP Meet

Nambour Showgrounds
Coronation Ave Nambour
Public Entry from 6am Sat
(SCACC) annual SWAP at Nambour Showgrounds.
This ONE DAY ONLY event is well attended by buyers, service providers & suppliers of parts, both new & used.
Stall holders are allowed to start setting up after lunch Fri 25 July - but no trading until Sat.
Open sites $15, covered sites $25,
(includes entry admission for 1 person)

General Admission: $5
Limited Showground Parking $5

Definitely NO DOGS allowed. Leave Deefa at home.
For all enquiries & bookings,
contact Trevor Shields on 5476 8388 or 0447 928 523
PO Box 362 Nambour Q 4560
or visit the website for all details & other events >>
ATM on site
Camping available for swappers.


Sun 27 July 2014
Pomona King of the Mountain Festival
Climb the almost vertical Mt Cooroora & run back down again!
7am to 5pm
For all the info go to:



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Sat 12 & Sun 13 July
Don’t Miss the Abbey Medieval Festival 2014
at Caboolture!
Celebrating 25 Years!
If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones - you’ll love this!
...It’s full-on authentic!

Thanks to Simon Musgrave for Awesome Pic!

Are you coming to the Biggest and (in our opinion) the Best Medieval Festival in the southern hemisphere?? On Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th July, get in the medieval spirit and come immerse yourself in the spectacle of the 2014 Abbey Medieval Festival!

The Abbey Medieval Festival is an annual event held by the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, and offers an experience unlike any other. The colour, pageantry, atmosphere and the authenticity of performers will transport visitors back in time in this unique weekend of activities!

See spectacular displays from musicians, dancers and street performers from across Australia and overseas, experience battle re-enactment, jousting, archery, Turkish oil-wrestling, gypsy dance, arts and crafts, and authentic medieval delicacies! There is so much to see and do! You will wish the festival ran for months!!

Crusaders, lords and ladies, knights and common folk preserve the spirit of the festival by dressing in medieval costume and honouring the custom and chivalry of yesteryear. This much-loved, annual festival has a vibrant atmosphere and is as colourful and unique as the re-enactors in it, bringing European history to local and visiting public!

Join us for a REAL medieval experience! For entry prices & full program visit our website: or phone 5495 1652.