About Horizon Festival
Horizon Festival is the Sunshine Coast's leading multi-arts festival.
Held over 10-days in late August and early September, Horizon Festival was developed by the Sunshine Coast Council in 2016 as an annual arts and cultural festival that celebrates place, encourages community participation and provides capacity building opportunities for our local arts sector.
Each year the festival delivers a curated series of arts experiences across visual art, music, theatre, dance, words + ideas, film and creative workshops; all staged in the beautiful places and spaces of our region.
The festival is a key action in the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018 – 2038 and is reviewed by Council every three years.
Sunshine Coast Council and Horizon Festival acknowledge the traditional Country of the Kabi Kabi and the Jinibara Peoples of the coastal plains and hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast. We recognise that these have always been places of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within our creative community.