Queensland is home to some of the most energetic, spectacular and world-class global events every year. Not only are the events special, but the locations they are held at are equally stunning. From lively gourmet festivals, global sports events, art exhibitions, electric music and dance festivals to large cultural celebrations, there’s something special in store for each one of you. Let’s have a look at the top 5 picks from the Queensland Events Calendar this year!
Queensland Events Calendar – Top 5 Picks
Based on your interest and passions, you can choose the events you want to be a part of. Here’s the complete list:
#1 Blue On Broadbeach Music Festival
This festival will host Australian as well as international talent across 20 outdoor venues and stages across the Broadbeach on the beautiful Gold Coast.
It is a free for all event with no entry fee. You’ll be able to get a glimpse of the talented artists on Broadbeach streets, parks and several other venues during a 4-days period. Blues music will be in the air and there will be plenty of dining, retail and accommodation options nearby.
Event Date: 17th to 20th May 2018
Conveniences: Public telephone, ample car parking space, lively restaurant and bar
Venue: Broadbeach, Queensland
#2 Gold Coast Marathon
This year, Gold Coast will celebrate the fortieth edition of the Gold Coast Marathon. The globally acclaimed marathon will be home to over 25000 participants from different age groups abilities, spread across 50 countries. A total of 8 races will be a part of the event – Southern Cross University 10 km Run, Wheelchair 15 km, Gold Coast Marathon, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, etc.
The races will be held on a popular quick and flat race course along the surf beaches with magnificent views of the Gold Coast.
Event Date: 30th June to 1st July 2018
Conveniences: Kiosk, Lockers, Non-Smoking Area
#3 Big Sound Festival
Australia’s premier festival of new-age music, the Big Sound Festival is a place where the world can enjoy Australian music. A brilliant group of musicians, experts from the Australian music industry and music lovers from all over the world will come together in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to celebrate the joys of music.
If you want to witness electrifying musical performances by 150 fresh artists across 18-stages, then save the dates in your calendar now!
Event Date: 4th to 7th September 2018
Conveniences: Bar, Car Parking, Restaurant
Venue: Fortitude Valley, Queensland
#4 Relish Fraser Coast Festival
The venue of this year’s Relish Food and Wine Festival will be Maryborough’s picturesque riverside parks and heritage streets.
During the festival, you’ll get a chance to grab delicious cuisines by celebrity chefs and enjoy international award-winning wines. Other attractions at the festival will be interesting cooking workshops, live art and music and tasting counters.
Fraser Islands Juicy Prawns, Hervey Bay’s sumptuous scallops, and the list of treats for you will be endless.
Event Date: 2nd June 2018
Conveniences: Bar, Car Parking
Venue: Maryborough, Queensland
#5 The Planting
It is an environmental, culinary and cultural festival which will be held over 3 days and nights. A wide range of programs such as masterclasses, presentations and seminars, musical performances, visual arts will be seen throughout the event.
It is also popular as a “camping event”.
Event Date: 4th-6th May 2018
Conveniences: Bar, Car Parking, Locker, Public Telephone
Venue: Woodford, Queensland