Welcome to Maleny – Discover the Magic
You will want to return time and time again. To help you plan your visits here are our annual events.
Australia Day Event: 26 January annually
A citizenship ceremony followed by a sport and rec expo featuring many clubs and groups from the local area is held each year at the Maleny Showgrounds.
Bunya Dreaming: 26 January annually
Bunya Dreaming is run on an annual basis every Australia Day. It occurs when the bunyas are in full fruit and ripe for sharing.
Flame Hill Grape Stomp: 23 February, 2019
Flame Hill Vineyard and Restaurant at Montville hosts the ‘Stomp’ festival in February each year to celebrate the conclusion of another successful harvest and vintage.
Maleny Film Festival: 8-10 March, 2019
The Maleny Film Society’s annual Australian Film Festival is held each year at the Maleny Community Centre in Maple Street. The link to the Maleny Film Society provides information about fortnightly screenings and special events
Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival
Located in the area of Kenilworth Park and the Cheese Factory in Kenilworth, visitors indulge in the best bounty in the heart of the Mary Valley.
Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival: 11-14 April, 2019
Come and enjoy individual artists and groups when Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters presents this festival in the hinterland town of Kenilworth.
Anzac Day Services: 25 April annually
ANZAC Day Commemorative Services are held each year on 25 April. The link to the website of the RSL Maleny Sub Branch will provides times and locations of services.
Maleny Quota Quilt Show: Labour Day long weekend annually
Quilts are displayed from the many talented Hinterland quilting groups, and merchants tempt you with their wonderful fabrics and notions. Held at Maleny State High School in Bunya Street.
Maleny Wood Expo: Labour Day long weekend annually
Held in May each year at the Maleny Showgrounds, the Wood Expo is designed to promote sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans. The Expo is recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia.
Maleny Show: 31 May – 1 June, 2019
The Maleny Show Society brings you the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s premier Agricultural Show.
Gardening on The Edge: 8-9 June, 2019
Gardening on the Edge is a Garden Trail and Garden Market providing an opportunity for locals and visitors to the area to see a number of beautiful gardens at the one time and to attend the Garden Market at the Maleny Showgrounds.
Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Show
The Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Circle hosts the annual Quilt and Craft Show at Kenilworth Community Hall. Locally made quilts and crafts are displayed. [Facebook login required.]
Knitfest: 6-7 July, 2019
Knitfest is an exciting weekend Yarn & Fibre Arts Festival. See the main street of Maleny come alive with yarnbombing. Enjoy competitions, workshops, guest speakers, trade and market stalls.
Maleny Celebration of Books
Celebration of Books Maleny is a boutique community event designed to embrace and inspire all who love books.
Muscle on the Mountain
A great event held at the Maleny Showgrounds with plenty of vehicles to look at and drool over. A must for car buffs. [Facebook login required.]
Maleny Music Festival
This family friendly festival is renowned for its relaxed, intimate and casual atmosphere. You will enjoy acoustic based acts, dance bands, comedy, poetry, workshops and street entertainment, food and market stalls combined with on site camping.
Kenilworth Show and Rodeo
A great day out for the family – horse events, rodeo, woodchop, chainsaw post ripping events, pavilion exhibits, sideshows, pig racing, laser light show at 7.15pm, bar & band till 10pm. [Facebook login required.]
Lions Welcome Dinner
This annual event is staged to welcome all newcomers to the Maleny and surrounding communities. Newcomers are given an information pack and have the opportunity to meet other new-comers & locals, local business owners, members of community organisations, local residents, as well as our major sponsors; the Maleny IGA and Sunshine Coast Council.
Enjoy a huge range of exhibitions, competitions and workshops. Artists can enter their paintings in a range of competitions for the chance to win major cash prizes.
Maleny Quilt Show:
Hosted by the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group this event is held annually at the Maleny Showground.
Maleny Lions Mountain View Challenge
The Maleny Blackall Range Lions stage this event in spring each year to raise funds for medical research and to provide keen runners the opportunity to compete on a challenging but scenic circuit.
Handmade in Maleny – Christmas Fair
Hosted by the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group this event is held annually in the Maleny Community Centre, Maple Street, Maleny. Come and do your Christmas Shopping early or treat yourself!
Maleny Street Christmas Carnival
An event full of great food stalls, local talented musicians, fun rides and activities for the kids. Hosted by Maleny Commerce.in Maple Street close to Christmas each year. Check the Maleny Commerce Events page for updates.
Woodford Folk Festival: 27 December, 2018 – 1 January, 2019
The Woodford Folk Festival is held annually over six days and six nights. The festival programme features concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, an entire children’s festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late night cabarets, parades and special events.