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AIRWAVES - The Drive-In Music Festival

Coronation Avenue, Nambour QLD 4560
The Chats, The Dreggs and more are fangin' it up the highway and pulling up at the Sunshine Coast's first-ever all ages drive-in music festival. AIRWAVES – The Drive-In Music Festival blasts off at Nambour Showgrounds on Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July, complete with an 'Outer Space' theme. AIRWAVES sees some of Australia's best punk, indie and folk performers including The Chats, The Dreggs, Pierce Brothers, Bugs, Sahara Beck and more to be announced hitting the stage across three nights. Move over NASA and Space X. With 'outer space' themed astronaut ice-cream and flying saucers taking over Nambour space station, organisers are encouraging all punters to get creative and don their best galaxy-themed threads. The festival includes two events on the evenings of Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July, along with a late Sunday afternoon session on 12 July, kicking off at 4pm with tickets for each night sold separately. All festival-goers will be COVID covered with the team implementing procedures including contactless ticketing, door delivery of the festival’s “Cosmic Crave” snack packs, hand sanitiser distribution thanks to Greenfest Solutions and constant reminders of the 1.5 metre distancing by the sub-station crew. Parking spaces on the Nambour Showgrounds shuttle deck are extremely limited and on sale now through OzTix, on the Airwaves Festival Instagram and Facebook pages or through the website....
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Arcadia

671 Inverramsay Road, Goomburra QLD 4362
The idyllic surrounds of Goomburra Valley will play host to two days and nights of merry-making in celebration of Arcadias fifth instalment. The intimate party which began back in 2016 under the starry skies of the Granite Belt is now a fully-flourished boutique event that is a staple of the May Long weekend for revellers from far and wide. Included in your ticket price: - Camping on site - Toilet and shower amenities - Dress-up theme day two Bring your own food and drink. 2020 line-up: Made in Paris First Beige Luke Alessi SEVADER upsidedownhead squidgenini Alone Borderland State Hannah D vs Jaime Forson Ministry of Mars Respect Guy Tokyo Twilight Pleasuredome DJs and more to be announced. Visual Artists: Owlet Main Stage Visuals by Satans Rainbow Taneal Teresa Art Pans Stage Takeovers by: Well Spent and Southbound Sessions ...
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Ingham Maraka Festival

62981 - Ingham QLD 4850
For two weeks in October, Hinchinbrook comes alive with a diversity of events. Ingham Maraka Festival features steam train rides, cocktail night, Try-Athlon, dinner dance, afternoon tea, pet parade, float procession finishing with entertainment and fireworks in Rotary Park. Main event: Street Parade 17 October 2020. Float procession commencing at 5pm followed by street entertainment at 6pm....
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Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival

32-34 Mellor St, Gympie QLD 4570
The 13th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival will be held in richly historic Gympie, Australia. The four-day program includes industry masterclasses, a spectacular opening night gala, awards night party and up to 30 sessions of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of Gold’s vision to screen films that are positive, witty, entertaining, joyous, uplifting, enlightening and ground-breaking. They can be edgy, they can be thought-provoking and they can be downright hilarious – as long as they beat with a good, strong heart. All films in the festival compete for various awards which include but are not limited to Best Short Film, Best Australian Short Film, Best Student Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Script, and Young Filmmaker (for budding high school filmmakers). Over the last 13 years, Heart of Gold has become renowned for its high-quality program which is largely thanks to a very unique, two-part screening system. The films are filtered through the festival’s artistic director and passed onto small screener groups, who gather in lounge-rooms across Gympie to review and score the countless, treasured submissions....
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Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival

88 Burke Street, Julia Creek QLD 4823
From modest beginnings, today’s event brings together people from all walks of life – people from Queensland, Australia and overseas. Julia Creek, based in McKinlay Shire, is proud to host what is fast becoming Queensland’s “Must go-to” event. Each year the Committee aims to reproduce the highlights of the previous years and add new attractions to continually showcase the town, its people and the true Aussie outback. The Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival now offers visitors three jam-packed days of fun and entertainment. Experience real outback hospitality when the tiny North West Queensland outback town of Julia Creek swells from 300 people to 3,000 in one weekend! See the gutsy outback triathlon teams in action, back a winner at the Artesian Express Outback Horse Races, kick on til late with nightly outdoor concerts, or check out the spectacular Dirt n Dust Bullride, sanctioned by PBR. ...
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The Big Bike Film Night 'Feature Series' - A Sunday in Hell

Union Road University of , St Lucia QLD 4067
Lock this on your bike radar! “Arguably the best film ever made about professional cycling.” – Peter Cowie, International Film Guide. In honour of the most famous and the most dramatic of the spring classic "monument" race - Paris-Roubaix they're bringing this outstanding cycling documentary to the BIG screen for ONE SCREENING ONLY. The hellish Sunday took place on April 11, 1976 when the champions of cycle-racing battled for victory in the classic and gruelling annual bicycle race – Paris-Roubaix. The film captures not just the events of the 1976 edition but the atmosphere of a professional race. "You can see every bead of sweat on the cyclists and every smashed-up ankle. It really makes you never want to get on a bike again. But it is an amazing film." - Nick Fraser, BBC commissioning editor So…listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, go on… grab your bike and come along for the ride!...
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Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival

170 Pierce Avenue, Caloundra QLD 4551
Craft Beer is all about finding brews that have something different about them. Tasting people's ideas through their craft, so come and taste them all at their festival to find the brew you love. Their festival is a true celebration of craft beer and cider’s creativity and diversity. Beer enthusiasts, music enthusiasts and food enthusiasts will love what this festival will bring and what's a festival without the rides, photo booths, food pairing and competitions. They have had amazing prizes donated, so everyone has a massive chance to win something really great. The Sunshine Coast area is renowned for sports with excellent surfing, beaches, walking, climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, windsurfing, rowing and sailing (amongst others!). So what are you waiting for? Please book your tickets now, to enter the amazing competitions, have a great day and make a weekend of it! This event will sell out so book your tickets today by visiting the web site....
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Yonder Festival 2020

77 Tincknell Road, Imbil QLD 4570
Introducing a new immersive multi-day camping arts and music festival held in the rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. From the team behind the Brisbane Street Art Festival and the co-founder of Jungle Love Festival, comes a new immersive festival experience, curating a broad spectrum of emerging and established artists across all mediums and genres. Innovative and experimental works, engaging high end audio and visual production, will showcase exciting new works: this is the festival to discover a new love. Alongside an extensive music program across four stages of more than 70 artists, the festival maintains an equal focus on visual art, theatre, dance, and audience engagement through workshops and talks. Freshwater creek swimming locations and stunning sunset views from the site’s towering hill are among the festival’s most attractive natural beauty, providing an air of reclusiveness from bustling city life. Offering both BYO and licensed bars, Yonder will accommodate those who prefer to work through their own BYO esky, or leave the catering to the bar team with hand made cocktails to quench those finer tastes, alongside a delicious and diverse selection of food stall options....
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Burdekin Water Festival

Queen Street, Ayr QLD 4807
Celebrating the abundance of water in the district. The Burdekin Water Festival is one of the longest running festivals in Queensland. The celebrations include a wide variety of exciting events that encompass the whole community. This includes an art exhibition that features an extensive display of artworks various mediums created by local artists....
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Cairns Amateurs

585 Mulgrave Road, Woree QLD 4868
The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is three days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns. What began as a small meeting in 1959, designed to bring city and country together, has expanded over the years to become one of Australia's premier spring horse racing carnivals. Operated by the Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club Inc., their event has become widely, and affectionately, known as "The Cairns Amateurs". 63 years on, the Cairns Amateurs Carnival is complemented by a host of social activities. There is a wonderful array of venues where you can watch the quality thoroughbred racing and gala events throughout the beautiful tropical city of Cairns including a Ladies Fashion High Tea, President's Welcome Cocktail Party and Gala Ball. The beautiful mild September climate entices large crowds of locals as well as interstate visitors....
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Gympie Music Muster

Road, Amamoor Creek QLD 4570
Muster is a four day festival in a camping village in the Amamoor State Forest on the edges of the Mary River Valley not far from the town of Gympie. With a focus on country and the music that is made there, they also make sure that everyone is involved, from boot scooting mornings to poetry cocktail hour readings, smoko songwriting sessions and lazy arvo blues guitar jams, so at the Muster, you feel like you belong. The final week in August sees the hoop pine valley come alive with the campfires, stage lights and camaraderie. Effectively run by 1500 local community volunteers, the Muster makes music not just for the four days, but resounds with a regional social impact that lasts at least until next Muster. ...
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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Corner Moore Street and Boonara Street, Goomeri QLD 4601
Enjoy a smashin, fun filled day at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Roll a pumpkin down Policemans Hill in the unique, Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™, enjoy quirky, novelty pumpkin competitions, a street parade, all day live entertainment on stage, huge street markets, demonstrations, displays and much, much, more. Treat yourself to a variety of pumpkin foods, including homemade pumpkin scones, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread rolls, pumpkin and lamb sausages and the best ever pumpkin soup made from the festival’s secret recipe. Enjoy billy tea, stew and damper. There is a chance to win great prizes just by joining in and having fun - check the website for details. Dress up for the Pumpkin Pageant. It's a ton of Pumpkin fun for the whole family. Camping is available and there is free entry to the festival. For more information please phone them or visit their website. ...
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Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival

Corner Hurney Road and Sixth Avenue, Home Hill QLD 4806
Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival is now a three day festival that incorporates the First Fire of the crushing season, Burdekin Cultural Fair and the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The Burdekin region is one of the last regions in Australia to still burn sugar cane before it is harvested. The First Fire celebrates that fact and involves burning the purpose grown cane to be cut in the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The Burdekin Cultural Fair celebrates the many cultures that make the Burdekin the friendly, multicultural town it is and the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships is a test of skill and endurance, with thousands of dollars in prize money up for grabs for competitors. Bring the family to experience history coming back to life, in the sugar capital of Australia. The First Fire and Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are held at the Home Hill Showgrounds, about one and a quarter hour's drive south of Townsville, and 15 minutes from Ayr. The Burdekin Cultural Fair is held next to the PCYC on Macmillan Street in Ayr. ...
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Dr Who Quiz Night

7 Elevation Drive, Wongawallan QLD 4210
Are you smarter than the Dr? This is your opportunity to see how you really know your Dr Who series from the beginning. Get a team together and enjoy a three course dinner whilst teasing your brain cells in another dimension. At the same time be surrounded by Dr Who props, like the tardis, Dalek, cyberman and more. Bookings only....
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Christmas in July Jumpers and Jazz

1 Keogh's Road, Elbow Valley QLD 4370
Celebrate Christmas in July around an open fire over looking the Great Dividing Range. Frosty mornings and cool days. Christmas menu with all the trimmings, after dinner join them around the open fire for complimentary glass of wine or port. There will be live entertainment. Optional extra activities include: Horse riding, clay target shooting, Quad bike adventures and Archery. Accommodation package including - Christmas in July menu, breakfast....
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Horizon Festival

61215 - Caloundra QLD 4551
Experience the Sunshine Coast's premier multi-arts festival. Horizon Festival connects artists, industries, communities and audiences through an award-winning celebration of arts and culture. They bring local, national and international artists together for 10 arts-fuelled days of visual art, music, performance, words and ideas, film and creative workshops....
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Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival

Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy QLD 4677
Get your dancing shoes ready and let the party begin with the best in Blues, Roots and Rock in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. Be treated to three days of fantastic music in the Funky Town of 1770. Live music, licensed bar, a variety of food vendors and markets to suit all tastes feature at this all-weather event with plenty of undercover space to chill out or dance your socks off. Shuttle bus available over the whole weekend between accommodation and the festival. Discover new music, enjoy festival favourites and get up close and personal while learning new skills in one of our unique and inspiring performers led festival workshops. If you ever needed an excuse to get away to the best weekend in paradise, this is it! Tour the region, surf, swim, play and enjoy some music of the best music on the planet....
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Bigsound 2020

63265 - Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Bigsound, the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest new live music festival and music conference is returning to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Entertainment Precinct. Bigsound is where the world discovers Australian music. For four nights every September, a vibrant collection of musicians, music industry professionals and music lovers from across the globe assemble in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley to witness the best new Australian music. Bigsound's nineteenth incarnation in 2020 promises to deliver the same atmosphere of innovation and togetherness that has come to define its place in the international music industry calendar. Come and be thrilled by 150 of Australia's best new artists, across 18 stages in Fortitude Valley's special entertainment precinct....
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Capricorn Food and Wine Festival

Quay Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Capricorn Food and Wine Festival is the premier event for Central Queensland, showcasing all things food, wine, beer, spirits, live music and more. The eighth installment of the annual Capricorn Food and Wine Festival will once again be set against the backdrop of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton. Be entertained and inspired by top chefs' demonstrations and live music from local musicians keeping revellers entertained throughout the afternoon. Over four exciting days and nights, the Festival will host signature dining experiences, food and wine master classes and interactive cooking classes. Visit, taste and learn from the food and wine exhibitors - a feast for the tastebuds. Capricorn Food and Wine Festival 2020 - a relaxed event with an unforgettable blend of flavour, skill and entertainment....
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The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival

Truganini Road, Burketown QLD 4830
The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival is the authentic Outback Australian experience, and brings together National and International musicians, Indigenous and First Nation's performers and Australia's best cowboys in the heart of Queensland's Lower Gulf Country. The Festival revolves around the Medicine Circle Dance Grounds, where First Nations performers from around the world share their arts, story telling, culture, dance and theatre. Plus Frontier Days Rodeo and the only National Indigenous Rodeo Championships, in Australia. This APRA affiliated event is one of the richest on the Rodeo circuit, and attracts Australia's top Rodeo talent to the Gulf. On opening night, First Nations cultural performers from around the world take to the stage, for dance and theatrical performance in the Kabarrijbi Wangkijbi Spectacular - The Coming Together of Nations. And then there's the music, headlined by Australian music royalty. Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Jon Stevens, Yothu Yindi and Shane Howard have previously performed at the Festival, together with local and international Indigenous musicians. An experience not to be missed!...
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Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy

Spencer Street, Gatton QLD 4343
Each year close to 600 prime movers travel along the Warrego Highway to Gatton as part of the Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy. The convoy leaves from Withcott and Dinmore and converges in Gatton for a weekend of family fun and entertainment. There is live music throughout the Saturday until midnight. Sunday it kicks off again with music, markets, children's activities, rides and more. Come and join the truck drivers and their families to honour and remember those truck drivers who have lost their lives, and to pay respect to the drivers who are out on the road every day working hard to make sure you have everything you need. Entertainment includes kids rides and activities, market stalls, food and drinks available, licensed bar, auction, truck display. Lineup for 2019 is yet to be announced! Follow them on Facebook for the latest information and ticket on sale dates. Camp site bookings, truck registrations and entry tickets will be available on the website....
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Sarina Beach Coconut Festival

1 Owen Jenkins Drive, Sarina Beach QLD 4737
Sarina Beach Coconut Festival is a biannual event showcasing the beautiful unspoiled Sarina Beach. This free event is has a spectacular array of festive activities including international kite flyers, camel rides, tropical market stalls and food vendors. Fantastic local entertainers, children's activities, train rides, coconut tree demonstrations, basket weaving and cultural dancers, there is something for everyone and all in a tropical, coastal setting over looking the Coral Sea. Come on down for an afternoon full of adventure for the family....
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Noosa Summer Swim Festival 2021

Noosa, Noosa Heads QLD 4567
The Noosa Summer Swim is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. The festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits. New for 2021 are small group experiences where you can attend masterclass clinics and private swims with VIP hosts. Join World Series Swims Ambassador Michael Klim and special guests for a huge weekend of sun, surf and swims in Noosa. Ocean Swims include 300 metres, 1 kilometre, 2 kilometres, 3 kilometres and 5 kilometres....
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Ceramic Painting Class

8 Station Road, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
At this fun ceramics painting class you will be able to choose from over 1,000 pre made ceramic pieces and paint them. Whether you want to decorate cups, plates, bowls, vases, figurines or kids pieces, the choice is yours. You will be able to use over 500 different paints, and a range of techniques such as stencils and screen printing to make the objects your own. The session starts when you arrive and duration varies depending on your piece, your painting technique, and your pace. The cost of the class covers the tutor fee, as well as the paints and the firing of your object. The ceramic object you choose to paint will incur an additional cost. You will be advised when your piece/s are ready for collection. Please note that they will only keep your pieces for three months before they will be donated or disposed of responsibly. ...
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Abbey of the Roses - Christmas in July

8 Locke Street, Warwick QLD 4370
Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Boutique Hotel, have become a popular annual event in Warwick. They are held every Saturday night plus last two Friday nights in July and include a three course set dinner, three hour beverage package, Christmas trivia and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July Dinners. Accommodation is limited so book early to stay at this boutique hotel in Warwick. Warwick Jumpers in Jazz festival is the last two weekends and there is a two night minimum stay these nights....
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The 2020 Virtual Mount Isa Mines Rodeo

George Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825
The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast. In 2020, due to bio-security issues relating to COVID-19 they can't bring the famous Isa Rodeo in their normal format. It's the first time in their 61 years they won't be staging the Rodeo live in Mount Isa......BUT....for this reason they're bringing you the 2020 Virtual Mount Isa Mines Rodeo where you'll be able to experience all the rodeo action from your lounge room or back yard. Competitors will enter online with live and pre-recorded videos, including bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, rope and tie, steer wresting, team roping, barrel racing and breakaway roping. vying for $30,000 in prize money and the coveted Isa Rodeo buckle. To keep up-to-date on the latest follow us on Facebook, Instagram and visit the website. The legend continues. Since 1959....
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Anzac Day Charters Towers

Gill Street, Charters Towers QLD 4820
Anzac Day is the day to remember every Australian who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. A National Day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated annually by both countries on 25 April to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Anzac Day commemorative services are held in Hervey Range, Pentland, Greenvale, Ravenswood and Sellheim, with a Dawn Service at the Charters Towers War Cemetery and morning service at the Cenotaph, observe the Anzac Parade as it makes its way along Gill Street from City Hall to the Cenotaph....
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1770 Festival

Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy QLD 4677
UPDATE: unfortunately the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 1770 Festival in 2020. The team have been planning for this historical 250th commemorative event for many years and are saddened that their efforts will not come to fruition this year. However all is not lost, the team have started planning the 2021 event and already confirmed the dates 21 to 23 May 2021 for the official 1770 Festival weekend. On the weekend closest to 23 and 24 May every year is the 1770 FESTIVAL. Why? Well, this is when the 'HMB Endeavour' anchored in Bustard Bay, Queensland, at what is now the Town of 1770. There will be Cook's landing re-enactment on the 1770 Foreshore; indigenous performances; Street Parade of themed floats; live music; fireworks; kids amusements; another fun Vanilla Slice War; food, retail and lifestyle stalls; fashion parade; interactive demonstrations and workshops for all ages. Festival highlights include the things that Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 are best known for - Surfing, Fishing and Nature - with high profile personalities to match. Check out all the details on the website or contact them directly....
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Quandamooka Festival 2021

Ron Shark Oval , North Stradbroke Island QLD 4183
2020 Quandamooka Festival - COVID-19 UPDATE After many hard conversations they have made the difficult decision to cancel the Quandamooka Festival for 2020. Keeping their culture strong and the community safe is their top priority. Cancelling the Festival for this year was the only responsible decision to continue to protect the community from COVID-19. The Quandamooka Festival will return in 2021, and their team will continue to work behind the scenes to make sure next year’s Festival is the biggest and best yet. They look forward to celebrating and sharing Culture on Country once again in AUGUST 2021!...
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Australian Italian Festival

Macrossan Avenue, Ingham QLD 4850
The Australian Italian Festival is a signature cultural event in North Queensland. This event serves up a program of world class entertainment, displays, demonstrations, competitions and workshops including amusement rides which are all free. The festival provides and opportunity for visitors to experience authentic home-cooked Italian food as well as an array of other delectable food options. Exhibitions which showcases and relives the heritage, culture and traditions of the first Italian immigrants to Australia are a popular part of the Festival each year. The Australian Italian Festival is truly a unique event and leaves visitors with life long memories....
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Storyfest Writers Festival

Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213
Following in the footsteps of literary tradition, Storyfest is the writers’ festival for the Gold Coast, the cornerstone of which is its annual writers festival event held in March. Delivering a series of literary experiences along with workshops, masterclasses and featured authors throughout the year, Storyfest nurtures emerging writers and provides opportunities for readers and writers alike. Offering over 130 events to the wider community, Storyfest has secured its place on the Gold Coast’s cultural calendar!...
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Miles Back to the Bush Festival

141 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415
Experience the beauty and charm of rural life in Miles, where every two years the community celebrate life in the bush and invite visitors to experience their warm country hospitality through a range of bush festivities over an extended weekend in September. The festival is delivered with a fun vintage twist! Don't miss any of the action from the street parade, craft beers, dog high jumping competition, vintage car displays, private vintage collections tours, country markets, bush poets and performers, and delight in a little quirky fun with tractor pulls and bush obstacle races, beard competitions and pot billy boiling challenges. Enjoy quintessential bush celebrations throughout the weekend. Meet the locals at the Ladies High Tea or Art Exhibition, and immerse yourself in days gone by at the renowned Miles Historical Village Museum. Whether you are an adventurer, nature lover, collector, history buff, foodie or music lover; your whole family are guaranteed a unique bush experience. Experience life in the bush by day and by night....
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Buskers by the Lake

Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina QLD 4575
Celebrated as Australia's largest busking festival, 'Buskers by the Lake' is a weekend of magic, mystique and marvel. Be under no illusion and prepare yourself for the glitz and glam, vivacious energy and extravagent party! In a celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking, over 300 performers will showcase their talents along the banks of Lake Kawana. People of all ages will soak up the atmosphere, vibe and sunshine and immerse themselves in the melting pot of creativity, culture and surprise. From samba struts to Afro-Brazilian drum rhythms, from award winning musicians and talented teens, from swing to sword swallowing, "Buskers by the Lake" this year will see even more incredible entertainment, jaw dropping tricks, daring world record attempts and waterborne magic. Due to popular demand, the floating half-pipe is also making a come back with BMX and skateboarding daredevils preparing to ignite! Throughout the park grounds, international festival fare will be available to tempt all taste buds and artisans will be showcasing their creative wares and talents. Side Street Events - See website for further details. Come and 'Discover the Undiscovered'!...
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Bleach* Festival

9 Station St, Currumbin QLD 4223
Bleach* Festival is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in November. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world-famous natural landscape as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival aims to deliver incredible arts and cultural experiences that challenge expectations, change perceptions and provide a unique and authentic sense of place, inspiring both locals and visitors alike. The Bleach* program features work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus and major public events....
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Valentines Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

7 Elevation Drive, Wongawallan QLD 4210
Ever wanted to be involved in a murder and solve the case yourself, or even be a murderer? At the Fox and Hounds they have a unique way for you to celebrate Valentines day with your partner or close friends. Murder at the Grand Gatsby - 1920s. They will send you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening. You will find how to dress and how you fitted into society. Then just turn up on the evening in theme and you are given tasks of which to complete. All of a sudden a murder is committed. If it wasn't you that is dead, now is your chance to unravel the clues, challenge and bribe others to get to the bottom of the story. Can you solve the crime? Call directly to book one of these unique events....
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Village Fest

Wharf Street, Logan Village QLD 4207
An afternoon of Australian music, local producers market, and regional food on the Village Green. Featuring Australian headline acts and local musicians to keep you entertained, plus local food and drink producers. A free park n ride service is being offered from Loganlea train station and nearby community hub Yarrabilba....
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Birdsville Big Red Bash

Big Red Road, Birdsville QLD 4482
Have the experience of a lifetime at the world’s most remote music festival, the Birdsville Big Red Bash in the heart of Australia’s outback! The three-day festival returns at the Big Red desert dune near Birdsville, Queensland....
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Celtic Festival of Queensland

Railway Street, Helidon QLD 4344
The Celtic Festival of Queensland is a celebration of all things Celtic. It is a free community event with live Celtic music, dance, collectibles, Medieval re-enactments, and much more....
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Brisbane Writers Festival

Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Brisbane Writers Festival connects Queenslanders through story, celebrate leading writers and thinkers from around the world and inspire deep thought and curiosity. For the past 58 years Brisbane Writers Festival has been bringing communities together to debate, share experiences and celebrate the power and wonder of literature. They present over 150 events at the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA each year, showcasing brave, intriguing and thought-provoking local and international writers to over 20,000 patrons annually. Previous guests have included Anosh Irani, Min Jin Lee, Veronica Roth, Alexis Wright, Dame Quentin Bryce, Kevin Kwan, Robert Drewe, Alec Doomadgee, Irvine Welsh, Geoffrey Robertson Q.C, Dervla McTiernan, Kate Grenville, Richard Fidler, Clementine Ford, Benjamin Law, Anita Heiss, Helen Garner, Sarah Waters, Lauren Weisberger, Jon Ronson, John Safran and Michelle de Kretser. The next Brisbane Writers Festival will be held at the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA....
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Gemfest - Festival of Gems

Richardson street, Anakie QLD 4702
What is Gemfest? A Festival of Gems! There’s no better place to celebrate the origin, appeal and sheer beauty of precious and semi-precious stones at the home of the largest sapphire fields in the Southern Hemisphere. The annual Gemfest Festival of Gems is recognised as one of the most popular celebrations of sapphires and gems in Australia. Crowds of over 7,000 people converge on Central Queensland’s Sapphire Gemfields for the annual four-day festival, held every year in the second week of August. Gemfest has been running since 1988 and this year promises to be bigger than ever with an amazing combination of traders and merchants, activities, exhibitions, entertainment, workshops, prizes, demonstrations and much, much more. While local sapphires are undoubtedly the gem of choice at the Festival, diamonds, pearls, zircons, opals and other gemstones will also be amongst the sparkling array, along with gold, crystals, fossils and minerals. Gemfest offers a four-day celebration filled with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for the whole family. From gem displays and exhibitions, music and live performances, dedicated children’s entertainment area, gems and jewellery on sale, and lapidary and equipment supplies for the gem enthusiasts, the Festival truly has something for everyone....