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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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Fri 2 May
Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod
School Session
The Events Centre Caloundra
6.30pm show
Tickets: $10.00 / Conc. $6.50 / Child: $6.50

2014 Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod School Session is now on sale. Allocated Seating.
To book:

Fri 2 May to Sun 4 May
Sunshine Coast French Film Festival 2014
Nambour Arthouse Cinema
Nambour Civic Centre

Friday 2 May Opening Night Soirιe @ 6pm Screening @ 7.30pm
Welcome Drinks, Canapιs & Film
Members $29 / Non-Members $32.
Advance bookings necessary.

Saturday 3 May @ 4pm
Members $13 / Non members $15

Saturday 3 May @ 6pm (40 seats only)
Members $28 / Non members $30

Sat 3 May @ 7.30pm
Members $13 / Non members $15

Sun 4 May @ 4.30pm
Members $13 / Non members $15
Coffee & cake avail. from 3.30pm

Advance bookings for all sessions is recommended
To book:


Sat 3 & Sun 4 May
The Australian Body Art Carnivale 2014

Theme: Dreams & Nightmares
Eumundi Amphitheatre

Don’t miss this crazy, colourful weekend!
The 2014 Australian Body Art Carnivale will be taking place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May.

Australia’s premier body art event, the Carnivale is a colourful and creative festival experience for all ages, and is FREE for members of the public.

The Australian Body Art Carnivale is held annually in the artistic Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Eumundi, only 15 minutes from Noosa and around an hour north of Brisbane.

Event Manager Danielle Taylor says the event is nothing short of a spectacle centred around body art in its many and varied forms.

The 2014 theme is the ”Dreams & Nightmares” which lends itself to a wide range of interpretations for artists.

As the name suggests, the Australian Body Art Carnivale certainly has a strong focus on body art in its many and varied forms – from the more readily seen face painting right through to full body painting in the categories of brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects. For members of the public, it’s an event like nothing you’ve seen before to watch the human canvases take shape during the competitions..

While we will have experienced body and make-up artists competing, body art experience is not a prerequisite. Many entrants in previous Carnivales had never before painted on a body – they simply used their artistic flair to work on a very different canvas … the human body!

And it’s not just body art competitions. The Carnivale will also host competitions and exhibitions in:

Wearable Art
(fabulous fashion made from recycled treasures)

Vehicle Body Art – a Show & Shine comp for those with vehicles already painted, along with a Car Bonnet Art comp where artists paint a car bonnet

Photography (photo print + digital categories)

The Carnivale will also see world-class street performers, buskers and bands, craft workshops, a Saturday Night Gala Event (ticketed) and a whole lot more.

Visit for more info, competition registration, sponsorship opportunities and to sign up to receive eNewsletters in the lead-up to the event.

For more info email organisers via the website or contact Event Manager Danielle Taylor on 0403 023 802.
All media enquiries to Katie Harvison on 0417 776 957

Sun 4 May 2014
Dennis Locorriere (Remember Dr Hook?)
Dr Hook & Beyond Tour
Sunshine Coast Function Centre Caloundra
DOORS Open 8pm Show Starts 8:30pm

Dennis Locorriere (pronounced Low-core-ee-air) was a founding member, lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the internationally popular, multi-million selling music group, Dr Hook. In the 15 years the band was together, Locorriere and Dr Hook toured all around the world, playing to record breaking crowds and receiving gold and platinum singles and albums everywhere they went. Their songs like Sylvia’s Mother, Walk right in, The Wild Colonial Boy, Sexy Eyes, When you’re in love with a beautiful woman, Sharing the night together, Baby makes her blue jeans talk and Cover of the Rolling Stone were all top 10 around the world, with the first three reaching No. 1 in Australia. The band did its farewell tour with Dennis on vocals in the late 80’s but it was just the beginning of what he has accomplished in his long and colourful career since.

Locorriere penned songs have been recorded and performed by artists such as Helen Reddy, Lou Rawls, BJ Thomas, Olivia Newton-John, Southside Johnny, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan. As a solo artist, Locorriere has played at countless prestigious venues (Festival Hall Melbourne, Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Liverpool Philharmonic) and festivals including the UK’s Glastonbury and has released 3 critically acclaimed albums, as well as a top charting concert DVD and a well received book of poetry and cartoons. Locorriere continues to tour, bringing his unmistakable voice, sparkling musicianship, engaging personality and natural sense of humour to the concert stage, garnering rave reviews from press & audience members alike.

In an evening of unparalleled intimacy, his latest oneman show, takes his audience, in story and song, through his entire career, performing popular selections from his ‘Hook days’ as well as new favourites from his solo albums. The audience leaves the concert hall feeling as if they’ve known the man their whole lives, or at the very least, wishing they had. This will be Dennis’ first tour to Australia since 2005, and he looks forward to performing in front of fans old and new as he takes his audience on a trip through his years with DR HOOK and beyond.
Tickets: $55
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lonesomecowgirlsThu 8 May 2014
Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls
A play by Philip Dean
Nambour Civic Centre

Originally published in 1995 and receiving a Matilda Award in the same year.
Thrown together by chance, two women strike up an unexpected friendship.
Vicki and Rae are united by their devotion to country music and American cowboy heroes, and their abandonment by errant husbands.

Set in a Queensland country town in the mid-1960s, Vicki, a housewife and conforming Catholic, forever awaiting the arrival of her itinerant husband. Into her small-town existence comes Rae, a brash, hard-living barmaid, abandoned on the roadside by her rodeo-riding husband of 5 weeks
Together they find their way through the confusions of the not-so-swinging sixties towards independence, carried on dreams and the songs of Hank Williams, Patsy Kline & Johnny Cash.
Warning: Suitable: People 15+ due to occasional coarse language
Tickets: Adults $42 / Concession $35 / Groups 8+ $35 / U26yrs $25 / Members $32
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• Sunday 11 May is Mothers Day 2014 •

Sat 17 May 2014
Triple J presents...
The Big Pineapple Music Festival 2014
Big Pineapple Complex
Nambour Connection Rd Woombye
11am to 11pm
Gates open 10.30am
Fully Licensed 18+ event
3 Stages
Onsite Camping Available
Bliss N Eso | The Living End | Art Vs Science | Opiuo Spiderbait | Dead Letter Circus | Hatz Fitz & Cara Alison Wonderland | Funkoards | Diafrix | Tuka
Kim Churchill | Redcoats | Kingfisha | Mason Rack | Drawcard | Band of Frequencies | Mr Hill & Pahjconkas | Cheap Fakes | Ashleigh Mannix
 Chief | Total Eclipse (USA) Rattraps | The Hi-Boys
Generik | Ribongia | Mouvment | Blackdiamond
The Brains Trust | Hopesprings | Jasti | The Tea Society | Young Franco
The Sunshine Coast’s Iconic Big Pineapple is set to play host once again to one almighty music festival on the 17th of May 2014, packed full of some Australia’s & New Zealand's hottest acts. Its idyllic location and much loved history has set the scene for something very special as festival goers from around Australia get set to converge on this beautiful part of the world.
Early Bird Tickets available
Photo ID is required for entry

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Australia’s Premier Food & Wine Festival
Thu 15, Fri 16, Sat 17 & Sun 18 May 2014
Enjoy 4 Great Days of Food & fun in Noosa

Four days of superb cuisine, fine wines and fabulous foodie events featuring more than 200 top Australian and International food and wine personalities and producers plus world class entertainment.
Recognised as the premier food and wine event in Australia, the Festival boasts an influential line-up of over 200 leading international and national chefs, iconic winemakers, high profile food and wine media, restaurateurs and serious foodies who converge on the magical setting of Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast to taste, talk, debate, dine and indulge...Noosa Style!

The Festival is located in Noosa Australia's most iconic coastal destination surrounded by lush rainforest & boasting world class beaches, restaurants, golf courses, spas & Hasting Street's boutiques as well as fabulous waterways for boating  & fishing activities.

Find out all you want to know by visiting the website:


Thu 22 May - Gala Opening Launch 7pm
Fri 23 May - 9am to 5pm
Sat 24 May - 9am to 5pm
Sun 25 May - 10am to 2pm
33rd Immanuel Arts Festival 2014
Immanuel Lutheran College, Wises Rd Buderim
800 artworks on display
2014 Feature Artists: Rayma Eveson | Robyn Woodrow
Mervyn Jefferson | Sally Chandler
Artists will be holding workshops - see website for more details

2014 marks the 33rd anniversary of the Immanuel Arts Festival. During this time, the event has grown from a small gathering with a limited number of pieces to today's festival which attracts over 200 emerging and established artists and 800 artworks across a number of different genres including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, wearable art, film and creative.
Entry: $5 payable at the door
More info:


foxySun 18 May 2014
Sunshine Coast RSPCA Million Paws Walk - Noosaville
Lions Park
Gympie Tce Noosaville
Register at 8.30am
Walk starts 10am
Length of Walk: 4.5km
Sausage Sizzle | Icecream | Hydrobath |Exhibitors | Face Painting | Dog Agility | Competitions & more!
Check the official RSPCA website to register & for more info >>
Million Paws Walk continues to be one of RSPCA Qld's most popular outdoor events for animal lovers and their furry friends. Get involved on Sunday 18 May 2014 by enjoying a healthy walk, mingle with other pet owners, enter fantastic competitions and end the day by relaxing with great entertainment, a variety of food and drink, exhibitor stalls and animal demonstrations.

Funds raised through walk registrations and online fundraising goes towards vital programs, services and campaigns undertaken by RSPCA Qld, as well as looking after the animals in our care.
An Early Dog Registration Discount applies until 3pm Fri 16 May
Registration prices on the day:
Adult : $20
Child: $10
Family : $45
Concession: $10









Wed 21 May
2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival ROADSHOW
Show: 8pm, Bar opens from 6pm
The Events Centre Caloundra

Stuffing one of the world’s largest comedy festivals into the one show is no easy feat, but the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has done just that with Roadshow 2014.

Offering a selection of Australian, international and special guest comedians, the Roadshow is literally all the best bits of the Comedy Festival condensed into the one all killer, no filler travelling event.
WARNING: This show may contain coarse language, sexual references & material that can offend.
Tickets: Adults $42 | Conc. or Group 10+ $38
To book:

Sat 24 May
Wickety Wak present
Yank A Doodle Dandy

Sunshine Coast Function Centre Caloundra

Yank A Doodle Dandy' - the new show from Australia’s best - Wickety Wak Greg Doolan and the boys from Wickety Wak have recently returned from a very successful performance in Hawaii. The guys were asked to produce a show featuring the incredibly different American music styles of the Fifties to the Seventies. Another outstanding Wak show was born. The show was so well received that the boys have been offered a tour of Europe next year. Come and see what all the fuss is about as Wickety Wak, Greg Doolan, Rob Rosenlund, Tony Jeffrey and Laura Doolan present the next instalment of hilarity from the Masters.
Tickets: $30
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Sun 25 May
Mummy Tree Markets
Family Boutique Markets
‘For the Hip & Stylish Family’
Mountain Creek State High School Hall
Lady Musgrave Drive Mtn Creek
9am to 1pm
Free Entry!

More info:
or call Cinde on 0413 746 199 for stall info


Wed 28 & Thu 29 May
Sunshine Coast Business Expo 2014
Mooloolaba Campus
Sunshine Coast TAFE, Mountain Creek
Fri: 8am to 5pm
Sat 8am to 2pm

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Wilkinson
Business Expo - Over 60 business exhibitors
NEW! Jobs & Skills Market - 40 booths aiming to place 200 jobseekers into real jobs on Day 2 of the Expo

One of the most well-recognised and well-attended business events on the Sunshine Coast, attracting over 3,500 attendees and hosting 60 exhibiting businesses in 2013.

In addition to the event’s 60 business exhibitors, the 2014 Sunshine Coast Business Expo will include a further 40 booths as part of the brand new Jobs & Skills Market event component.

Main Event: Lunch with Lisa
$79 per person
Wed 28 May @ 12 noon - 2.30pm

Renowned journalist Lisa Wilkinson will headline the speaker bill for the upcoming Sunshine Coast Business Expo.
Co-host of the Nine Network’s TODAY Show, Lisa is one of Australia’s most admired and respected journalists and corporate presenters.

Entry to the Business Expo exhibition area is FREE
You need to book & buy tickets for Expo Breakfast | Lunch | Workshops

Due to its overwhelming success in 2013, the Sunshine Coast Business Expo will return this year in 2014 to energise and enthuse the thousands of business owners and operators across the Sunshine Coast that are looking to broaden their business mindset.

Recognised as one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier business events, the 2014 expo will incorporate a comprehensive program of keynote presentations, workshops, seminars, exhibitors and networking opportunities.

For everything you need to know about the Sunshine Coast Business Expo, including the Full 2-Day Program & how to book Exhibitors Booths visit the website where you can also buy your tickets for all the Expo’s special events, workshops & seminars online at

*** Caloundra City/Maleny Public Show Holiday ***
Fri 30 May
Bigger, Brighter & Better than Ever!

Theme: Celebrating Horses

Fri 30 May & Sat 31 May
Maleny Agricultural Show 2014

Celebrating 77 years in Maleny!
Maleny Showgrounds, Stanley River Rd Maleny
The Sunshine Coast’s only TRUE country show!
Gates open at 8am
Fri: 8am to late with fireworks at around 6pm
Sat: 8am to late with rodeo at around 6pm
Maleny Show is held in the Maleny Showgrounds.
Fun and excitement for all the family. Features the best of what Maleny has to offer plus a line up of great entertainment throughout the day and evening.
Admission charges for each day:
$12.00 adults | $8.00 pension conc
$8.00 high school student | $3.00 primary school student | $25.00 family (2ad & 3 ch under 15)
Car/vehicle parking $2.00
Free buses operate from the Coast to Maleny.
9am, 10am & 10.30am from Kawana Shoppingworld near Shell Service Station on Nicklin Way
Then hail & ride from:
Warana Village Stop Minkara St
Bokarina Main Drive outside BP
Wurtulla Village
Dicky Beach
Caloundra Transit Centre Bays 6 or 7
Landsborough (outside Museum)
Buses depart Maleny Showgrounds for the return trip from
4pm. No bookings required for the buses.
For more info contact the Maleny Show Society
on (07) 5494 2008. To view the full program

Fri 30 May
Ladies Oaks Day 2014
Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra
Evermore LIVE
Gates open at 10am

Fast becoming the most popular day at the races, especially for the ladies, Ladies Oaks Day is held on the Caloundra Public Show Holiday each year and is the biggest ladies day out on the Sunshine Coast.
Special guests, Fashions on the field, and of course the fabulous horse racing!!
Strictly 18+ Event
Free shuttle buses across the Coast!

A huge, fun day at the races & a chance to really dress up & strut your stuff at the fashions on the field, so ladies, don’t leave it too late to choose your outfit, order your gorgeous hat or fascinator to match, then slip on those Jimmy Choos, grab a glass of bubbly & have a flutter on the GG’s!
More info: or phone 5491 6788



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• New Years Day
Wed 1 January
• Australia Day
Mon 27 January

APRIL 2014
• Good Friday
Fri 18 April
• Easter Saturday
Sat 19 April
• Easter Mon Holiday
Mon 21 April
• Anzac Day
Fri 25 April

MAY 2014
• Maleny Show Day
Fri 30 May

JUNE 2014
• Queens Birthday
Mon 9 June
• Sunshine Coast
Show Day, Nambour
Fri 13 June

• Brisbane Show Day
(The Ekka - Bris only)
Wed 13 August

• Noosa Show Day
Fri 12 September

• Labour Day
Mon 6 October

• G20 - Brisbane Only
Fri 14 November

• Christmas Day
Thu 25 December
• Boxing Day
Fri 26 December