Guides to the festival: fun with friends

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 seventh is below.

Round up the troops — these ones are for the whole squad.

blak social party

A deadly party to celebrate Blak Music and the First Nations artists who are the past, present and future of music in this continent.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Jason Starr


This is the launch party for two exhibitions at The Old Ambo: Unapologetically Dressed and Nonsensual.

Image credit: Ketakii Jewson-Brown

your local film club

A collaborative photo exhibition showcasing the works of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane based artists.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Liam McColl


Circus for grown-ups: ROUGE is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret, and tongue-in-cheek burlesque.

Find out more here.

Image credit:  Alice Healy

Sunshine Coast Comedy Gala

A jam-packed night of laughs from some of the finest comedians in the country.

Find out more here.

Image credit:  Grace Finlayson

Sunshine sounds festival

Eumundi’s all-ages family-friendly music festival is back.

Image credit:  courtesy of artist

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