Noosa Festival of Surfing
The world’s biggest surfboard riding event, the Noosa Festival of Surfing, celebrates its 22nd anniversary in 2013 and it promises to be the best yet. The week-long festival celebrates the spirit of surfing in one of the world’s great surf locations, First Point at Noosa Heads.
The 2013 event will have new features on top of more than 20 pro, amateur, specialty and team surfing events. There's free entertainment on a beach stage and the surf expo on the sand.
Some of the new activities are:
- Like a Cup of Tea with God – the rich surfing history of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, presented in words, music, movies, photographs and art
- Stand-alone Stand Up Paddle Mini Festival – a 2-day SUP extravaganza to kick off the festival with surf events, ocean racing, expo and beach entertainment
- North Shore Jeep Surfari – disadvantaged and disabled kids join world champions for the surfing adventure of a lifetime
- Dog Surfing gets serious – well, not too serious. Hot on the heels of the popular 2012 exhibition, this time it will be a competition.
The 2013 festival will once again be hosted by the Noosa Malibu Club and sanctioned by Surfing Australia.
The festival, which raised more than $8000 for Frangipani Dreams and the Noosa Malibu Club’s youth development scheme in 2012 will again donate bar profits to charity and community benefit organisations.
On-line competitor entries in amateur divisions, with age groups from under 15 to over 65 are open, along with specialty, team and professional events.
The festival expects to attract more than 500 competitors, along with up to 5000 supporters and spectators from all over the world.
The Australian Body Art Carnivale is held annually in Eumundi, the dates for 2013 are Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May (Mother's Day).
The 2013 theme is the "Best of Oz" which lends itself to a wide range of interpretations for artists. Think Aussie icons like the Opera House or Harbour Bridge, The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, or Kakadu. Iconic people like Dame Edna, Kylie Minogue, Metre Maids, Bondi Lifesavers, and sports stars from Black Caviar to tennis and cricketing legends may provide inspiration. Or iconic Aussie brands and inventions – from the pavlova to vegemite, or even the hills hoist. Plus there is a host of Aussie movies from which to draw inspiration - from Mad Max to Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The theme certainly doesn’t rule out interpretation of The Wizard of Oz either - good and wicked witches, scarecrows, tin men, munchkins and more!
The Carnivale will again be ‘A Festival of Colour’ centred around body art in its many and varied forms. For members of the public, it will be nothing short of phenomenal to watch the human canvases take shape during the competitions. For artists it presents an opportunity to showcase their creativity, experience the amazing atmosphere of the Carnivale and compete for over $12,000 in cash and prizes.
There will be a feast of other entertainment including a gala ticketed event on the Saturday evening, competitions and exhibitions in wearable art, vehicle art and photography.
There will also be music, world-class street performers and a whole lot more.
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival
The Noosa International Food and Wine Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013. The festival has truly earned its international signature after announcing an unparalleled line-up of global culinary stars for their tenth anniversary event.
Ten illustrious chefs all drawn from the prestigious S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant List will come together to enthrall and inspire festival-goers on how to create and taste the dishes that have earned them international eminence. The S. Pellegrino list is created from The World's Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the International restaurant scene. The lineup of chefs includes celebrated locals Mark Best, Tetsuya Wakuda, Ben Shewry, Peter Gilmore and David Thompson, alongside international stars Andre Chiang, Mauro Colagreco, Carlo Cracco, David Kinch, and Yoshahiro Narisawa.
The festival will offer many unique opportunities to mingle with the masters of the cooking world commencing with the spectacular 10th Anniversary Opening Night Celebration where the ten chefs will feature in a gala concert of "edible music" whilst guests eat their way through a sensory feast of gastronomic and music delights.
Their culinary talents and insights will also be put on show at a series of presentations, talks and cooking demonstrations throughout the 2013 program.
In an appropriate finale their visit will culminate at the prestigious Qantas Premier International Degustation Dinner (previously the "Best Dinner in the World") as the best epicurean flare is put on display over two nights at berardo’s restaurant and bar on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2013.
The globally acclaimed stars will be joined by two hundred of the world’s most prominent chefs, winemakers, media and food personalities for the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival from 16-19 May 2013.
Combine arts and culture during your holiday with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world’s most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums that has become recognised as one of Australia’s foremost regional cultural events.
The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia’s and the world’s best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
Throughout its eight-year history, the festival has hosted a star-studded guest list that includes: authors Clive James, Tariq Ali, Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally, Bryce Courtenay, Nick Earls and Tim Winton; playwright David Williamson; journalist John Pilger; actors Bryan Brown, Drew Forsythe, John Bell and Jean Kittson; artists Michael Leunig and Mirka Mora; film directors Bruce Beresford and Rolf De Heer; the famed Goldner String Quartet, Academy Award winning cinematographer Russell Boyd; singers Marina Prior, Caroline O’Connor and Kate Miller-Heidke; musicians Piers Lane, Brett Dean, Jane Rutter and Karen Schaupp; environmentalist Tim Flannery; and ABC Television presenters Kerry O’Brien, Maxine McKew and Peter Thompson.
Noosa’s unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
Come along to this free family festival and get involved starting with the famous bush poet’s breakfast at 7am and listen to well know bush poets and enjoy a huge cooked breakfast with Shirley Friend and her ratbag mates. Admission to the Poet's Breakfast is by ticket only and numbers are limited. Enjoy a guided bird walk around Mt. Cooroora from 8am with well known local guide Raoul Slater.
The Quarter Marathon and 3km family fun runs are scheduled for 8.00am and 8.30am respectively, registration are taken on the day or visit our web site to download an entry form. These races get bigger each year so come and join in on the fun. The Primary School Relays will start at 9.30am followed by the Beenleigh Cup tug-o-war with prize giving at 11.00am.
A full line-up of professional entertainers for your enjoyment through out the day including Kin Kin’s own outstanding KKrimba band. Food outlets will operate all day. Kay-Dee Promotions will again provide lots of rides and fun attractions. “All Star Fish’ will be roaming the park and entertaining the youngsters. This year we are holding a variety of FREE interactive workshops for all ages so come along and attend a cheese making, Fire twirling, laughter, basket weaving or sand art for workshop. the BMX and Motorcycle Stunt riders will again thrill spectators. The Heritage market will operate all day so come and browse the many new and varied stalls.
Who said Cooroora has no talent, following last year’s success The COOROORA’S GOT TALENT quest is on again. Secondary college students from across the coast will be performing entertaining acts for your enjoyment from 12pm. Don’t forget to visit the Antiques and Collectables Fair located in the Pomona Hall open all day Saturday and Sunday. The day climaxes at 3.00pm when runners try to conquer the gruelling 6.5km mountain race.
The Poker Run, our major fundraiser for the Festival, will be held Sunday 5th July at Stan Topper Park Pomona, registration from 8am. Enjoy a Sunday ride through the picturesque Sunshine Coast hinterland. Afterwards is a sausage sizzle and drinks followed by prize announcement at 3pm, cost $15 per hand.
For more information contact Gerry Bourke 07 5485 4129 or visit our website www.kingofthemountain.com.au. Stall bookings are now being taken.
Recognised as one of Noosa’s premier events and one of Australia’s most popular Jazz industry gatherings, the Noosa Jazz Festival brings together over 150 Australian and international artists, producing an impressive 4-day Jazz spectacular.
Artists perform in over 20 of Noosa’s favourite restaurants as well as in purpose-built jazz venues. All Noosa visitors and local residents are invited to attend the numerous open-air concerts, performances, historical jazz feature-shows and daily free gigs to experience the huge variety of jazz our musicians have to offer.
The town comes alive as the estimated 25,000 locals and visitors enjoy the festivities.
The event will welcome new styles of Jazz from high profile, mainstream genres.
The annual Noosa Country Show is held on the Pomona Showgrounds and is a community run and organised event. It focuses on family fun and education about rural aspects of where we live.
The horse competition runs both days with dairy cattle and dog showing on Friday and beef cattle on Saturday. There is also an art festival, craft exhibits, junior art, photography, ute muster, woodcraft, homebrew, woodchop, horticulture and fruit and vege displays.
The cookery display and contest also has as the major sponsor, 'The Bee Man Honey', a local producer.
The public can enter any of the sections of the show with individual schedules for specific entry days and categories available to be downloaded from our website.
You'll also find steward contact details as well as full details on band and performance times on the site.
There's just so much to enjoy at the Show including Side Show Alley with dodgem cars, jumping castle, mini motorbikes and lots more.
Plus there are fun family novalities, a rock climbing wall with bungee tramps plus exciting new laser gun war games with obstacles to hide behind and an animal nursery with Alpacas to cuddle too!!
One Day Weekend FAMILY pass $40 (up to 2 adults & 3 kids)
Two Days Weekend FAMILY pass $40 (up to 2 adults & 3 kids)
Presented by 4 fabulous Noosa Galleries – Jive Art, David Hart Galleries, The Cooper Gallery, and Peter Lik – Art on Hastings will showcase works from new and emerging artists.
Each gallery will host an exhibition of new works over this wonderful weekend of Art and they will be joined by guest gallery – Red Desert Gallery from Eumundi.
Featuring a Gallery Walk & Artists Studio tour, art classes for the children, talks by leading Australian art authorities, book signings and demonstrations the weekend will inspire you.
Join us for drinks and meet the artists on Friday and Saturday evenings at the exhibition openings. Full exhibition program will be available in early July 2009.
For more information call 07 5455 3308, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Noosa Beach Classic Car Club has been running this event since 1988. It has become one of the most prestigious ' Classic Car Shows ' of the year in Australia, and is featured in many prominent motoring magazines around the world.
Some of the past 'Marques of the Year' have been Ferrari, Porche, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Corvette.
In 2009 the 'Marque of the Year' will be BRISTOL. These beautiful cars have been made in England by the Car Division of the Bristol Aeroplane Company since 1947, and are still being produced today.
With clear aircraft influence, the aluminium bodied Bristols are of timeless and distinctive aerodynamic appearance. The Bristol Owners' Club of Australia is enthusiastically attending the event.
On display we hope to have 40 to 50 Bristol cars with models from 1947 to 1975. The Bristol history, as well as many sporting triumphs, encompasses many post war sporting and racing cars using Bristol 6 cylinder engines ( eg Fraser Nash, Cooper ), and participation in rallies from Monte Carlo and the Miglia Miglia in 1947, with the Model 400 to Le Mans in 1953 with the 450, and in 1954 with the desirable 405 drophead saloon.
From 1961, Bristol cars were powered by Chrysler V8 engines, and more recently the Dodge Viper V10 in the Bristol Fighter, to satisfy the demand for the highest performance, to match the premium, handbuilt quality of the cars.
The Noosa Beach Classic Car Show takes place at the Noosa Heads Lions' Park with up to 300 Historic and Classic Cars on display in a beautiful setting on the Noosa River, close to Hastings Street, well known for its Café and Shopping culture.
Owners of Historic and Classic Cars are invited to display on the day and the Exhibitor fee is $15 per car including 2 people. Set up is between 6am and 9am. Spectators entry fee is $5 and children under 14 years are free.
The proceeds go toward the running of the event, local charities and student driver training programmes.
A free shuttle bus runs between Noosa Heads and the Cinema Complex on Sunshine Beach Road at Noosa Junction.
The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is steeped in rich history and uniqueness not matched anywhere in the world. The festival is brought together with an irresistible mix of sport and entertainment coupled with sun, sea and surf in one of Australia’s most popular destinations. The weeklong festival of swimming, cycling, running, triathlon events for everyone from 7-80+, two golf tournaments (celebrity and corporate), massive sport and lifestyle expo, corporate/VIP facilities and a serious after Party you’ll also need to train for.
The highlight of the festival is the triathlon which draws 5,500 triathletes each year to the Olympic-distance course (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run). The Noosa Tri is the 3rd largest triathlon in the world only surpassed by London and Chicago.
Supporting events on the program include: Eyeline 1000 Noosa Ocean Swim – past winners include Grant Hackett and Kieren Perkins. Asics 5km Bolt – past winners include Sonia O’Sullivan and Craig Mottram, the Noosa Cycling Criterium featuring the likes of Tour de France stage winners Robbie McEwen and Cadel Evans.
Add a whole host of high profile personalities for celebrity spotting and its little wonder spectator numbers swell to more then 30,000 with a total of 8,500 competitors across all events.
The Historic Noosa Hill Climb, affectionately known as 'The Hill', had its inaugural run in 1998 and has just recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. 'The Hill' is a combined event run by the Noosa Beach Classic Car Club and the Historic Racing Car Club (Qld).
Over these 12 years The Hill has developed into a first class event with many well known racing personalities from across Australia as well as local Queensland racing identities all vying to be the fastest on the day.
The Hill is seductively attractive to drivers. Fourteen corners in lightning succession are a few too many for easy recollection – and they all have their tricks. There is a good hot mix surface – thanks to the support of Noosa Council, plus the spice of steep banks on one side, (offering an easy route to inversion) and of awesome drop-offs on the other.
With Split Second Timing and automated traffic light starting systems, cars get away at intervals of less than 30 seconds and gives The Hill climb participants the potential to achieve 6 runs per day. There are usually 3 cars climbing The Hill simultaneously – and the commentator can pass on the information to the public as it happens.
The Hill also provides excellent viewing for spectators too – unlike many sprint venues, and the ambience of the pits is irresistible. Food and coffee vendors are available at a number of sites.
The Hill has won the respect of the traditional landowners and of the Noosa Parks & Wild Life Services and Environmental Protection Agency, who recognising the care that our spectators show for the living forest, continue to allow public access to the spectator areas via the walking track.
Gates open from 8am – 4pm on each day
Weekend Pass (2days) $20 (children under 14 free if accompanied by an adult)
Day Pass $15 (children under 14 free if accompanied by an adult)
Free shuttle bus will operate between Gyndier Drive and Tewantin Sports Ground on each day.