Noosa’s best events in 2020 you won’t want to miss!

Noosa has an event for every occasion and is the perfect excuse to visit Noosa in 2020. Renowned for its pristine white beaches, natural playground, world-class dining and boutique shopping, Noosa attracts visitors from around the world to its renowned annual cultural and sporting events that take place throughout the year.

Want to be part of the celebration? We’ve listed Noosa’s best events in 2020 that you won’t want to miss. From fun runs and multi-sport festivals to surfing, music festivals and long lunches with Australia’s top chefs, there’s an excuse waiting for you to join us in Noosa, no matter your taste in fun.


Noosa Summer Swim – 1-2 February

Join thousands of Queenslanders and special guests for a range of ocean swim distances for all abilities in the beautiful waters off Noosa’s Main Beach. There are events from junior to the 5.0km Noosa Grand Prix where seasoned swimmers can push their limits alongside current Australian representative swimmers. Visit website

Noosa Festival of Surfing – 22 February-1 March

Presented by the Noosa Malibu Club and World Surfaris, the festival celebrates the joy of surfing in the beautiful waves off Noosa’s First Point. It’s nine days of beautiful waves, boards, beaches and surfing. Visit website

Australian Body Art Festival – 4-5 April

Australia’s premier body painting festival with full body art, face painting, special effects, wearable art, workshops, music and lots of fun. This year’s theme is ‘Time travel’ – come and see exhibitions, competitions, workshops and more. Visit website

Ultraman – 9-11 May

Ultraman Australia is the ultimate challenge downunder – a three-day, 515 km annual endurance race. The three-day event – the distances – will test your physical and mental endurance.  And afterward, you will join the UM Australia family, a family like no other. Coco Bay Resort is proud to be an official accommodation partner. Visit website

Noosa Eat & Drink Festival – 14-17 May

The ultimate foodie escape is at the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival (formerly Noosa Food & Wine Festival). With more than 70 events happening across the region – this revamped festival has it all! Visit website

Runaway Noosa Marathon – 23 May

This is a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. With a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of the Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it’s easy to find your happy running place right here. #chasethesun Visit website

Noosa Alive! – 17-26 July

NOOSA alive! is a 10-day festival of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and thought-provoking forums in intimate venues around town. Visit website

King of the Mountain Festival – 26 July

a fun-filled event for the whole family with a variety of races. It culminates in the international Mountain Challenge which sees competitors race up and down Mount Cooroora in the beautiful hinterland village of Pomona. Visit website

Noosa Classic – 16 August

Cycle through the Noosa hinterland’s villages on the Noosa Classic road cycling gran fondo event, with a range of rides through the gorgeous Noosa countryside from a social 45km ride to the enduring 160km ride. After this event you’ll definitely need our heated spa! Visit website

Noosa Triathlon Multi-Sport Festival – 28 October-1 November

The last major event of the year, athletes and fans head to Noosa religiously to be part of the world’s largest triathlon event – as a competitor or cheering them on from the sidelines. This 5-day multi-sport festival has running, cycling and swimming events and plenty of fun for everyone, no matter what your ability, from legends to kids. Visit website

Need accommodation in Noosa?

We’d love to accommodate you during these events. Our townhouse-style Villas are spaces and perfect for accommodating group bookings and teams with sporting equipment. Contact us direct to book your stay at Coco Bay Resort Noosa.