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Caloundra Music Festival paused as costs rise
Caloundra Music Festival paused as costs rise

The much-loved Caloundra Music Festival (CMF) will take a break in 2024 due to the impact of rising operating costs and cost-of-living pressures on event ticket sales. It will join the growing list of major music festivals across Australia that have been affected by similar challenges.

Black Bunny Café owner Glen Elliott serves surfboat rower and Aussies competitor Asako Ono from Alexandra Headland Surf Club
'Huge for us’: event’s healthy boost for region

From April 13-21, the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, better known as The Aussies, will be held across four beaches – Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba and Coolum.

Inaugural Parko's Junior Pro to surf Sunshine Coast
Inaugural Parko's Junior Pro to surf Sunshine Coast

Surfing Queensland has announced the Inaugural Parko's Junior Pro presented by Campbell Construction Co. and supported by Sunshine Coast Council, the surf competition is set to run this weekend on the Sunshine Coast, April 6-11, 2024.

Spectators cheering on athletes through the finish chute of the Mooloolaba Triathlon
Host with the most for major events

The increasing number of athletes who visit the Sunshine Coast for a range of spectacular events are not the only winners, latest data shows. Major events are injecting millions into our economy, boosting businesses, creating jobs and showcasing our region as a great place to live, work and play.

A group of marathon runners in action
Eva Air wins multi-year naming rights for Marathon

National sporting events company Atlas Events has entered into an exclusive naming rights partnership with award-winning international airline EVA Air for its flagship south east Queensland marathon events including the Sunshine Coast Marathon.

People watching the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Deaf Games
Australian Deaf Games heads to the Sunshine Coast

In 2026, more than 1,000 athletes, officials, volunteers and visitors will converge on the Sunshine Coast for the 2026 Australian Deaf Games following the success of a joint application between the Sunshine Coast Council and Tourism and Events Queensland to host this prestigious multi-sport event.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the important role First Nations people continue to play within the Sunshine Coast community.

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