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. Most events were cancelled in 2020 & many in2021 due to COVID 19 restrictions. Gradually. they will return. This page will be updated as information is received.

TBA – Event in 2022 yet to be announced.
TBC – Event planned but date in 2022 to be confirmed.

January

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.

February

Maleny Music Festival Warm Up Friday 17 February, 2023

As a prelude to the 3 Day Festival on 23-25 June, the Summer Warm Up will feature local and interstate performers. 

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.

March

Maleny Film Festival: TBA 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.

April

Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival: TBA 2023

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.

May

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 FairTBA 2023

Maleny Wood Expo: Saturday 29 April – Monday 1 May. 2023

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.

June

Maleny Show:  Friday 2 – Saturday 3 June, 2023

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

Maleny Music Winter Solstice Festival: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 June, 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.

Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Festival:  TBC 2022

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.

Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Show TBA 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.

July

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.

Maleny Celebration of Books  TBA 2023

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

Muscle on the Mountain TBA 2023

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

September

Kenilworth Show and Rodeo TBA 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. [Facebook login required.]

Lions Welcome Event: TBA 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.

October

Gardening on the Edge – Spring Fair: TBA, 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.

Kenilworth ArtsFestTBA, 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.

November

Maleny Handmade and Artisan Markets – Christmas Fair: TBC 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!

December

Maleny Street Christmas Carnival TBA, 2023
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: TBA, 2023/2024
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.