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Mooloolaba Events and Happenings

Mooloolaba has it all from Live Music and Triathlons to Markets and Festivals

You have your Accommodation in Mooloolaba all organised, your packed and ready to go. Now, what are you going to do while holidaying in this beautiful part of the world?  Sitting on the balcony taking in the breathtaking Mooloolaba Views, relaxing on the beach, or dining on Mooloolaba Esplanade is a great experience but if you are wanting to make your Mooloolaba Holiday experience a little more amazing, maybe one of the below events is happening while you are here!





Every Saturday, 6.30am - 1pm. The Big Pineapple Market is one of the biggest all weather markets on the Sunshine Coast. It’s a blossoming and dynamic place pulsating with life. The fair competition between stall holders and their care for customers is what gives the Market charm and the draw card for thousands of people to visit each year.

The lively atmosphere of this iconic tourist attraction has endeared the market to locals for only 2 years; however it continues to grow every week with more and more people wanting to      build their businesses by promoting themselves at The Big Pineapple. The market is best known for its huge variety of fresh and local produce. Virtually 50% of the area is dedicated to the sale of fresh produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, chicken, seafood and delicatessen products. The remainder of the market is used for variety and specialty goods, with mid- morning being the most popular time for this category.

The Market also offers the original cane train which gives mum time for a coffee and the kids a ride on the train. A photo opportunity is available on the observation deck on top of the pineapple where hundreds of people take photos of their time at the Big Pineapple every year.  So why not indulge in some of the finest, handcrafted foods available, unwind and make a day to join us at The Big Pineapple markets…..there’s something for everyone!


Market Guide
Wednesday: Eumundi Markets
Thursday: Cooroy Community Market RSL Hall, 
Maple Street
Saturday: Eumundi Markets, Lake Kawana Markets, 
Landsborough Markets, Pomona Country 
Markets (2nd and 4th Saturday), Yandina Country 
Markets, Big Pineapple Growers and Artisans 
Sunday: Caloundra Bulcock Street and Country Farmers 
Markets, Cotton Tree Street Market, Imbil, 
Maleny, Maroochydore Sunday Markets, Noosa 
Farmer’s Market, Noosa Marine Village Market, 

Peregian Beach Markets (1st & 3rd Sunday)



Gympie Music Muster 27-30 Augus t 2015

The Gympie Music Muster is Australia's Favourite Country Music Festival. This essential Australian entertainment experience brings music and mateship together under one big open roof, offering an experience like no other. The Gympie Music Muster will be held over 4 days from 27th to the Sunday 30th August 2015 in one of Queensland's most beautiful National State Parks. Each year the event celebrates country music 'in all its forms' across 6 stages. It's a city in the bush, built by the community, for the community. The Gympie Music Muster is a not-for-profit event and since it began in 1982, has raised over AUD14.5m for community organisations and charities. "There are no strangers at the Muster, just friends you haven't met yet"


Noosa Jazz Festival 3-4 September 2015

Held annually over the first weekend in spring, the Noosa Jazz Festival is a four day music event that attracts people from across Australia and around the world to Queensland's Noosa Heads. Noosa Jazz Festival is more than just jazz and features not just an array of musical genres from Jazz, Blues and folk, but a diverse program including master classes, talent search, Legends Lunch Series, Jazz river cruises and the sell-out Tastings on Hastings event. An important aspect to the social fabric of the Noosa Jazz Festival is our Youth in Jazz program which provides schools from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Cooloola Coast and local region the opportunity to perform on the main stage to an audience.


Sunshine Coast Real Food  Festival 12-13 September 2015

The Real Food Festival is an annual celebration of the wonderful variety of good food and beverages that Sunshine Coast food producers, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants have to offer. Held at the quaint Maleny Showgrounds, come and enjoy a relaxed weekend in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where you can follow the food supply chain from paddock to plate - from their much-loved farmers through to passionate retailers and celebrated chefs. They're all coming together for a weekend of connection and conversation about what real food means to each of us. With over 120 exhibits, cooking demonstrations, discussions, hands-on and interactive activities throughout the weekend, the Festival has something for everyone and is a great way for visitors and locals to support the best of Sunshine Coast regional food. Come and have an authentic food experience!


Caloundra Fringe Festival 25 Septembre-05 October 2015

Enjoy 11 days of music, food, arts, culture, comedy and film. Take a stroll along Caloundra's stunning coastal boardwalk and experience more than 80 events in and around the Caloundra Central Business District and surrounding areas - Golden Beach, Bulcock Beach, Happy Valley, Kings Beach, Moffat Beach and Lake Kawana. In 2015 there will be a central entertainment "hub" around the beach and pool area. After all, where else can you sit on the beach and enjoy such great music? This area will be themed with a great beach vibe and include a stage to support free performances throughout the Fringe week.


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