The Best Upcoming Festivals Around Queensland

Upcoming Festivals in South East Queensland

Queensland has plenty of fun and exciting attractions, no matter your interests. From its scenic beaches and landscapes, delicious food experiences, to exceptional tourism and hospitality, the state has a lot on offer. Queensland is also home to a long list of colourful, vibrant, and cultural festivals as well. In this post, we share some upcoming festivals in to keep an eye out for.

9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Want to go to something that will inspire you creatively? The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is the perfect opportunity. The exhibition series at QAGOMA in Brisbane’s South Bank is composed of pieces from various artists depicting the culture and social issues from thirty different countries in Asia, the Pacific and Australia. This art festivity began in November last year and will run until April 2019.

Feast of the Senses

This annual festival takes place in Innisfail in tropical North Queensland, from March 28 to 31. It’s a celebration of local and tropical food and a perfect even for food lovers. It will showcase a wide variety of food stalls and host gala dinners, plus shine a spotlight on the towns famous tropical fruits, like rambutan, jackfruit, and dragonfruit. 

South Burnett Wine and Food Festival

For wine connoisseurs, the wine and food festival in South Burnett is a must-attend event. Popular and award winning wineries set up shop on site to celebrate South Burnett’s world-class wine region. The event will also host a wide array of food stalls, as well as an excellent line-up of live music. It takes place on March 9 in Kingaroy.

Mooloolaba Swim Festival

The Mooloolaba Swim Festival, which happens from March 2 – 3 at Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast, is a festival celebrating beach life and also athletic endurance. It includes paddling competitions, ocean swims, and community events that are suitable for families and people of all ages. 


 For country music lovers, the CMC Rocks QLD festival is the best place to appreciate everything country music has to offer and catch some of your favourite local and international acts. From Luke Combs, Thomas Rett, and other artists from the USA, this music festival will indeed rock your night. It takes place on March 14 – 17 in Ipswich. 

Noosa Food & Wine Festival

If you think South Burnett is the only place that offers exceptional wine events, you should check out the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. The event is a food and wine celebration held annually every May 16 – 20 in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. It showcases fresh produce and local restaurants and businesses, and hosts leading chefs from around the world to provide people with a taste of Noosa.

Grazing the Granite Belt

If grazing food is your favourite pastime, then you’ll love Grazing the Granite Belt. The event showcases Queensland wine and food specialties from the Granite Belt region. However, instead of attending a singular event, attendees will be driven around by bus to visit six famous wineries in Stanthorpe, a local brewery to experience a paired food and wine lunch, interesting winemaking events, and also get free time to explore the area. 

Birdsville’s Big Red Bash

Every July 9 to 11, people from outback Queensland and all over the country come together to camp and watch a stellar musical line-up amongst the famous red sand dunes of Birdsville. The annual event is the worlds most remote music festival, at over 1,582 kms west of Brisbane. It attracts some big musical names, and locals and non-locals alike camp under the stars to watch the unforgettable musical experience.