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.  This page is updated as information is received.


Australia Day Event: 26 January annually – 2023

This one-day mobile expo will celebrate what makes Maleny so amazing as dozens of community, sporting, recreation and leisure groups open their doors across the town.


Bunya Dreaming: 25 February, 2023

Bunya Dreaming is run on an annual basis every Australia Day. It occurs when the bunyas are in full fruit and ripe for sharing.


Maleny Film Festival: 24-26 March, 2023

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.


Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival: Not held in 2023. Looking to 2024.

Come and enjoy individual artists and groups when Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters presents this festival in the hinterland town of Imbil.

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: TBA 2023

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:
Friday 28 April – Monday 1 May. 2023

Maleny Wood Expo: Saturday 4 May – Monday 6 May. 2024

Held 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 Celebration of Books: Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 May, 2023

Celebration of Books Maleny is a boutique community event designed to embrace and inspire all who love books.

Kenilworth ArtsFest: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 May, 2023

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 Show:  Friday 31 May – Saturday 1 June, 2024

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

Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Show: Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 June, 2023
The Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Circle hosts the annual Quilt and Craft Show at Kenilworth Community Hall. Locally made quilts and crafts are displayed.


Knitfest: Saturday 1 July – Monday 3 July, 2023

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.

Muscle on the Mountain: Sunday 2 July, 2023

A great event held at the Maleny Showgrounds with plenty of vehicles to look at and drool over. A must for car buffs.


The Rangebow Festival: Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 August, 2, 2024

A community-based not-for-profit festival at multiple sites across The Range. Celebrating the creative life and spirit of the range communities with a focus on  diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability and reconciliation.


Kenilworth Show and Rodeo: Saturday 16 September, 2023

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. 

Lions Welcome Event: Sunday 8 October 2023
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: TBA 2023
Hosted by the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group this event is held annually at the Maleny Showground.


Maleny Garden Club Spring Fair: Saturday 7 October, 2023

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.


Maleny Music Festival: Friday 10 – Sunday 12 November, 2023

Held at the Maleny Showgrounds, 13 Maleny Stanley River Rd, Maleny, the weekend Festival Event is filled with many talented musicians, performing arts, market stalls, workshops and chances to try out lots of new experiences.

Maleny Handmade and Artisan Markets – Christmas Fair:
Friday 10 – Sunday 12 November, 2023

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!

Sculpture on the Edge: Friday 24 November: Sunday 10 December, 2023

A renowned annual sculpture competition hosted by Arts Connect Inc at Flaxton Gardens. Artworks include indoor and outdoor sculptures across a variety of media. The 2023 program includes the annual exhibition, workshops, artist talks and special events to create a deeply immersive creative experience.


Maleny Late Night Shopping: Friday 8 December, 2023
Late night shopping on Maple Street, Riverside Centre, RSL. 5pm-8pm..

Woodford Folk Festival:
Wednesday 27 December, 2023 – Monday 1 January, 2024

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.