Annual Events

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You will want to return time and time again. To help you plan your visits here are our annual events.

January

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.

Maleny Film Festival


The Maleny Film Society’s annual Australian Film Festival is held in January each year at the Maleny Community Centre in Maple Street. The link to the Maleny Film Society provides information about fortnightly screenings, special events details of the next year’s Film Festival as time draws near.

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. [Facebook login required]

February

Flame Hill Grape Stomp


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. If you would like to be notified when tickets for Stomp 2019 are on sale please email Flame Hill.

March

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. [Facebook login required]

April

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 close to Anzac Day.

May

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 Arts and Crafts Group Autumn Fair

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

The Maleny Show Society brings you the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s premier Agricultural Show.

June

Gardening on The Edge


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


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.

July

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.]

August/September

Maleny Music Festival: 31 August – 2 September, 2018


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.

September

Kenilworth Arts Fest


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.

Kenilworth Show and Rodeo: 15 September, 2018


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: 19 September, 2018


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.

Maleny Quilt Show: 29-30 September, 2018


Hosted by the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group this event is held annually at the Maleny Showground.

October

Maleny Lions Mountain View Challenge: 14 October, 2018


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.

November

Handmade in Maleny – Christmas Fair: 23-25 November, 2018


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!

December

Maleny Street Christmas Carnival: 2018 Date TBA


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.