Guides to the festival: family friendly events

This year’s program is big and having a plan helps. So, we’ve created seven festival itineraries, that are aimed at all walks of life, to help you navigate the festival — the second is below.

Here are a few events that you can enjoy with the whole family.

common people dance eisteddfod: sunshine coast rally

Your favourite Sunshine Coast teams are going head-to-head against their frenemies from Brisbane in an almighty dance battle.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Raw Bones

yes yes yes

Humorous, witty, and moving, it sparks conversation where conversation can be difficult.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Andi Crown

circus wonderland: a neverland adventure

Ready to go back to Neverland with JM Barries classic story about Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Pirates, Mermaids and a ticking crocodile?

Find out more here.

Image credit: Nicole Cleary

let’s organise your leisure: float-off finale

Watch a floatilla of sculptural artworks glide through the foreshore waters of the Maroochydore River.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Debra Harrison

oriana choir: a weekend with graham abbott — concert

Directed by acclaimed conductor and choral director Graham Abbott.

Find out more here.

Image credit: courtesy of Oriana Arts Inc.

Searching for more events? Explore the full program here

This feature promotes Horizon Festival’s upcoming annual event.

Horizon Festival — the Sunshine Coast’s premier multi-arts festival — returns 25 August to 3 September 2023.

The 10-day offering takes place all over the Sunshine Coast — beaches, the hinterland, warehouses. The lot.

At our core: we celebrate place — it’s the heartbeat of the festival — and our programming reflects this.  But, more importantly, we honour the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we stand — the Kabi Kabi Peoples and Jinibara Peoples.

Our events vary. And they’re (almost) always in spectacular locations. There’s music, art, theatre, dance, workshops, ceremony, and plenty for the family.

So, pop the kettle on, put your feet up, and enjoy flicking through this year’s program — we’d love to see you at an event.     

See you on the horizon,

The Horizon Festival Team