Each year Noosa hosts a variety of exciting and entertaining single and multi-day events. Sporting events include a running festival, surfing competition, endurance mountain bike race and the “king of the mountain” mountain climbing race.

Entertainment and gastronomic events are also very popular including jazz and music festivals and food and wine celebrations where celebrity chefs prepare local cuisine.

A sampling of some of the popular annual events include:

noosa festival of surfing

A 6-day pro-am that draws hundreds of competitors from all over Australia and overseas to compete and experience the unique ‘Aloha Spirit’ of the Noosa Festival.

noosa triathlon multi sport festival

The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport 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.

noosa blue water swim

The now famous annual event takes advantage of Noosa’s fabulous climate, sublime lifestyle and relaxed atmosphere. You can be part of the Noosa Blue Water Swim by competing in either the 2km Noosa Blue Water Swim from Tea Tree Bay around the headland to Noosa Main Beach or the 1km Ocean Swim from Little Cove to Main Beach. If you think those distances are a bit out of your league then we have the 500m Splash and Nipper Challenge along Noosa Main Beach.

  • noosa jazz festival

    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.

noosa long weekend festival

Combine arts and culture 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.

wimmers king of the mountain festival

The famous King of the Mountain Festival and Race is Noosa’s major hinterland festival held in Pomona on the fourth Sunday of July each year. The day kicks off with the famous bush poet’s breakfast followed by the Quarter Marathon and 3km family fun runs. A full line-up of professional entertainers, rides, food and attractions run throughout the day.