It's all the Fun of the Fair!
The Fetes and Fairs website is a comprehensive guide to the many community-based fetes, fairs and festivals held in Brisbane and throughout South-East Queensland.
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Dec 9 : Pacific Pines Christmas in the Park
Come along and join in our community carols event, we will have inflatable rides for the kids, face painting, giant inflatable snow globe, market stalls, food and drink vendors and great entertainment. Pre-show commences at 4pm, Carols start at 5.30pm concluding with a spectacular fireworks display at 8pm. - Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines QLD.
Dec 9 : Broadbeach Christmas Carols
Get your Santa Hats ready and join us for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols. Celebrate the festive season with a host of kid’s activities from 3pm including rock climbing, a jumping castle, face painting, family photos as well as plenty of other family fun. The Broadbeach Christmas Carols begin from 6pm boasting a phenomenal cast of performers including The Boogie Woogies, Marina Prior, Martin Crewes, a special visit from Santa and his elves, as well as a breathtaking fireworks display. Make sure to arrive at the park early to claim your spot! - Pratten Park Broadbeach Gold Coast Qld.
Dec 9 : Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols is a much-loved free family event at Riverstage in Brisbane. Join some of Australia’s most renowned singers and entertainers as they ignite the big stage in this joyous and magical celebration of Christmas in support of Mater Little Miracles. Gates open at 4.00pm. - Riverstage Brisbane City Qld.
Dec 9 : Christmas in The Grove
Christmas in The Grove is a favourite free community event held at Ferny Grove Primary School oval, McGinn Road, Ferny Grove. Everyone’s invites so put it in your diary and come along for a wonderful afternoon and night for the whole family. Highlights include live music, free fairground rides and kids entertainment, Carols by Candlelight, Carol singing, santa and fireworks. Food, drink, coffee and glow products will also be for sale. - Ferny Grove Brisbane Qld.
Dec 10 : Scarborough Christmas Carols
Join us as we celebrate the festive season at Scarborough Beach Park, Landsborough Avenue, on Sunday 10th December and sing-along to your favourite Christmas songs from 3pm – 8pm at the Scarborough Christmas Carols. The kids will fall in love with the Sesame Lane Santa’s Village. Don’t miss out on the Mon Komo Hotel life-sized snow globe and Christmas Tree. Or climb into the jumping castle and visit the nativity scene. And they will even get to meet Santa himself! Sing along to carolling performances from local community and dance groups. Catch all the action from around Scarborough Park with roving Christmas performers, twilight markets, and free Christmas activities and workshops. Then finish the evening with a ‘bang’, watching the sky light up with a spectacular Fireworks Finale from 8pm! - Scarborough Beach Park, Landsborough Avenue Scarborough QLD.
Dec 10 : Coolangatta Christmas Carols
Coolangatta's Queen Elizabeth Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas on Sunday 10 December with free Coolangatta Christmas Carols presented by The Strand at Coolangatta. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and be entertained as skydiving Santa arrives in style. Browse the Coolangatta Christmas Markets and grab a bite from the food stalls and trucks open from 5pm to make the most of the afternoon. There will also be activities for the kids and magical Christmas performances for the whole family to enjoy. Come along and enjoy this free, family-friendly event to celebrate Christmas in Coolangatta. 5pm to 8pm - Queen Elizabeth Park Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD.
Dec 10 : North Brisbane Salvation Army Christmas Celebration
This is one of the best Christmas parties around! There’s free rides, Santa photos, cupcake decorating, jumping castle, pony rides and much much more! After that, we’ll sing carols out on the lawn under the stars. It’s the event where you get to have so much fun without spending a fortune. 4-7pm for all the Party fun and then 7.15pm for Carols on the Lawn. See you there! - Cnrs Handford & Roghan Rds, Taigum QLD.
Dec 10 : Tewantin Christmas Carnival
The Tewantin Christmas Carnival is a Free event with fun for everyone. Live entertainment and carols will be provided by Contraband, the best party cover band around. There will be Varnival Rides, Carols by Candlelight, Food & Soft Drinks, Petting Zoo, Fairy Floss & Popcorn and the evening culminates at 8pm with a fantastic Fireworks display over the beautiful Noosa River. Everyone is welcome so come on down to Memorial Park, Tewantin and kick of this year’s festive season with an afternoon of fun, food & entertainment. 4pm to 8pm - Tewantin Noosa RSL, 2 Memorial Avenue, Tewantin QLD.
Dec 15 : Gatton Christmas Carnival
The Gatton Christmas Carnival is a community celebration of the festive season, bringing families, neighbours and community members together. Enjoy roving entertainment, dance groups, rock along to local musicians, get some festive face painting and of course, the rides! One ticket allows you to enjoy the rides from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Ride wristbands will go on sale at 5pm on the day. Enjoy a range of food for dinner from one of the many community groups on site. Take away a festive ham if you are lucky enough to win one on the Ham Wheel outside the Commonwealth Bank. And of course, the big man himself will be there - Santa! Be sure to check out Santa's grand arrival at 5.30pm as he heads up Railway Street from RT Edwards in a surprising vehicle! So mark it on your calendar now and enjoy a great family night out to celebrate the festive season. - North Street, Gatton Qld.
Dec 15 : City of Logan Christmas Carols
Logan City Council is proud to announce the return of the City of Logan Christmas Carols. Headlined by Aria Award Winner Samantha Jade and featuring the hugely popular gang from Paw Patrol, the 2014 The Voice kids winner Alexa Curtis, Craig Martin and his Swing Band and community choirs there is something to suit every member of the family. Come along with a picnic rug and enjoy international flavours from popular food trucks while the younger members of the family enjoy meeting Santa, Paw Patrol or a hopping on fun filled ride. Gates open at 4.30pm, stage shows from 5.00pm. Be sure to bring along your best singing voice so you can sing along with all your favourite Christmas carols. Come on down and enjoy a magical night with family and friends at this year’s City of Logan Christmas Carols. 5.30pm to 9.30pm - 68 University Drive, Meadowbrook QLD Qld.
Dec 16 : Sandstone Point Hotel Christmas Carnival
Tis’ the season to be jolly, celebrate the holidays at the annual Sandstone Point Hotel Christmas Carnival! Our family fun day will get you feeling festive! Join us for FIREWORKS, Christmas carols, markets, carnival rides, entertainment, food stalls and of course a visit from SANTA! - Sandstone Point Hotel - 1800 Bribie Island Road, Sandstone Point Qld.
Dec 16 : Christmas by Starlight
Christmas by Starlight, Redlands' largest free community event, will feature some of our finest local talent alongside national and international entertainers as the Cleveland showground is transformed into a magical and musical Christmas spectacular. The all-age family event will begin at 3pm with an afternoon of free children's activities, including carnival rides, rock climbing and face painting. A variety of food, drink and market stalls will be hosted by local not-for-profit community groups and licensed commercial operators. Then, from 5pm, a special children's Christmas show will dazzle audiences on the main stage. Christmas by Starlight has earned a reputation as one of Queensland's best professionally produced regional carols concerts and draws families from well beyond the city's boundaries to be enthralled by a star-studded line up of popular international and national artists. The event will end with a bang at about 8pm when fireworks will fill the sky over Cleveland. - Norm Price Park - Redland Showgrounds Qld.
Dec 16 : Glasshouse Country Community Carols
A whole Community Event! It's an Aussie Christmas! This is our annual free Community Carols Family Friendly event! Everyone is welcome. Come and sing the Carols with us and get in the Community Christmas Spirit! Great local performances, food, drinks and kids activities! Stay for a spectacular fireworks display at 8.15pm! - Beerwah Sports Grounds, Robert Rd, Beerwah Qld.
Dec 17 : Caboolture Christmas Carols
Join us as we celebrate the festive season at Caboolture Town Square, King Street, on Sunday 17th December and sing-along to your favourite Christmas songs at the Caboolture Christmas Carols. There will be lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer, so everyone can get into the spirit of the season while enjoying performances by local community groups. So, bring your best vocals and a blanket to spread out, relax and enjoy a magical evening. You can even do some last-minute Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets or participate in the many free activities and workshops – there’s so much on! The kids will love Santa’s Village with plenty of free workshops and Christmas activities, a life-sized snow globe and a very special meeting with Santa himself. Then finish the evening with a ‘bang’, watching the sky light up with a spectacular fireworks display! - Caboolture Town Square, King Street Caboolture QLD.
Dec 20 to 22: Stroll through Bethlehem - a free, all-ages interactive experience
Celebrate Christmas by joining in the hustle and bustle of ancient village streets. Watch carpenters potters and bakers at work. See a real baby as Jesus in the manger with Mary and Joseph. Pat the lambs, chat to the shepherds and Roman soldiers. Afterwards, enjoy complementary tea, coffee and festive fare. Wheelchair and pram friendly. 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Indooroopilly Uniting Church, cnr Station and Musgrave Rds Indooroopilly QLD.
Dec 23 : Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach
Christmas in Surfers Paradise culminates with Carols on the Beach on Saturday 23rd December. The event features a stunning line-up of talented local musicians and dancers and finishes in a flurry of fireworks! A beloved annual tradition for generations of Gold Coast families, Carols on the Beach brings residents and visitors together to reflect on their blessings at this special time of year. Be led in a joyful chorus of traditional Christmas tunes by a stunning line-up of talented local musicians and dancers, such as The Rainbow Teddies, who will enthrall the children and bring some magic to the stage! Families can make the most of their visit by arriving early to enjoy the wide variety of attractions in Surfers Paradise and share a delicious meal at one of the precinct’s eclectic array of restaurants and cafés, before making their way to the foreshore as the carols get underway at 6.30pm. - Surfers Paradise Beach QLD.
Dec 27 to 31 : Surfers Paradise New Year's Carnival
Surfers Paradise will go off with a bang this New Year’s Eve, as the renowned holiday playground gets set to host a colourful carnival of rides and attractions for all ages across five days in the lead up to the New Year. A free, family-friendly event, the foreshore will come alive each afternoon between Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January, with thrilling rides and fun activities for children of all ages, including a climbing wall, bungee trampolines, and interactive play zone operating from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.The carnival’s awe-inspiring fireworks finale on New Year’s Eve is the Gold Coast's LARGEST firework display, with three separate shows igniting the beach and riverside precinct in celebration for both families and late-night revelers to enjoy. With carnival rides, three different fireworks displays, and a wide range of restaurants and attractions throughout the precinct, there is something to delight every member of the family in Surfers Paradise this New Year’s Eve - Surfers Paradise Gold Coast Qld
Dec 27 to January 1 : Woodford Folk Festival
The Woodford Folk Festival, an event of international standing, is held annually over six days and six nights with more than 2000 performers and 438 events are programmed featuring local, national and international guests. 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 including a spectacular fire event. Within the festival village you can find 35 performance venues, of which 18 are all weather. The festival streets are lined with restaurants, cafes, market stalls, bars, street theatre and parades. Tree-filled campgrounds, ponds, wildlife and butterfly walks complete the picturesque site. The festival is a place you can escape from ‘reality’ and immerse yourself in cultures from near and far. It is a place where artists inspire, community spirit engulfs and life memories are made. We hope you will join us. - Woodford Qld
Dec 31 : Mooloolaba New Years Eve
Each year, over 40,000 locals and visitors come and enjoy the celebrations at The Esplanade Mooloolaba with multiple fireworks displays during the evening. These festivities will also include live music on the main stage, DJ’s on the beach stage, amusement rides, buskers, roving street performers, temporary tattoo stations, food stalls, children’s face paintings and heaps of other activities. Kids can also enjoy a meet and greet of some of their favourite TV and movie characters. Come with your whole family to Mooloolaba New Years Eve and enjoy a delicious dinner at any of the restaurants around the area. - Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast Qld
Dec 31 : Morayfield New Years Eve Celebration
Come along and enjoy a night full of live entertainment, rides, Kids activities, food stalls and of course 2 massive fireworks shows at this year's Morayfield New Years Eve Celebration. The day will start from 4pm with Toyota Star Maker Winner and Australian Idol runner up Luke Dickens (solo) on the main stage, carnival rides plus lots more and than let the sky's light up at 830pm for the kiddies fireworks show. Then its time to get your party shoes on with "Raise your glass" Pink Tribute Show a licenced bar area and of course the carnival rides. Then join us in the count down as night sky's light up as we welcome 2018. Its going to be a fantastic night full of full and entertainment for the whole family. We hope to see you all there. 4pm to midnight - D. J. Dickson Park Morayfield Rd, Caboolture Qld
Dec 31 : Scarborough Foreshore NYE Fireworks
Foreshore Fireworks is the Peninsula's most popular free, family-friendly New Years Eve event. This year families can enjoy New Years celebrations with stunning views by the waterfront at Scarborough Park Beach as they welcome in 2018! Enjoy Free Entry, spectacular Fireworks Displays (Children's Display at 8.30pm and New Years display at Midnight), delicious food trucks, rides & games and family entertainment. 4pm to midnight - Scarborough Beach Park, Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough, Redcliffe Qld
Jan 26 : Australia Day on Bribie Island
Join in the celebrations at the gorgeous Brennan Park, Bribie Island for an easy-going, Aussie time. Australia Day on Bribie Island is free to attend and one the whole family can enjoy. The perfect Australia Day needs live music, and we've got you covered. From 12pm - 7.30pm the Australia Day on Bribie Island stage will host a huge array of live performers including the ever popular and supremely talented bands. Get Ready for the Lamington Eating Contest! Hit the golden sands for an Aussie cracking fun time with Beach sack races, Beach Cricket and Beach volleyball. Or cruise out in the beautiful water with the Float 'n' Fun Paddle Boards and Peddle Boards. Jump in the Garden Games area for some great fun with games including Giant Beer Pong, Giant Jenga, and Tic Tac Toe. And you won't want to miss out on the amazing Toilet Races. This is one party not too miss. This fantastic Aussie Day event will finish with a brilliant fireworks display from 7.30pm. - Brennan Park - 2 Toorbul Street, Bribie Island QLD
Jan 26 : Australia Day in Redcliffe
Join in the celebrations at the gorgeous Suttons Beach in Redcliffe for an easy-going, Aussie time. Australia Day in Redcliffe is free to attend and one the whole family can enjoy. The perfect Australia Day needs live music- from 12pm - 7.30pm the Australia Day in Redcliffe stage will host a huge array of live performers including talented bands. Get Ready for the Lamington Eating Contest! Hit the golden sands for an Aussie cracking fun time with Beach Cricket, Beach volleyball and Beach sack races. Or cruise out in the beautiful water with the Float 'n' Fun Paddle Boards and Peddle Boards. Jump in the Garden Games area for some great fun with games including Giant Beer Pong, Giant Jenga, and Tic Tac Toe. And you won't want to miss out on the amazing Toilet Races. This is one party not to miss. This fantastic Aussie Day event will finish with a brilliant fireworks display from 7.30pm. 12.00noon to 7.30pm - Suttons Beach - 15 Marine Parade, Redcliffe QLD
Jan 27 : MooloolaBaBQ Festival
Come down to the Mooloolaba Wharf on Australia Day weekend and celebrate in style with the MooloolaBaBQ Festival. This event will showcase some of the best barbecue cooks in Australia with competitions, great food and amazing views. The MooloolaBaBQ celebrates the things that are great in Australia by holding a huge barbecue competition with a variety of food and flavours. Ten teams will battle in various competitions for the Australian Barbecue Championships with over $6000 in cash and prizes. From chicken to seafood, beef to pork, there will be many styles of cooking on display including smoked, grilled, roasted or on a spit, there will be heaps of yummy foods to sample. You will be able to buy food from the many food trucks that will line the streets which will sell German sausages, ribs, sliders, burgers and skewered meats. Wash it all down with a craft beer from a local brewer. Bring your kids as they are free and there will heaps of entertainment for them with a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting as well as a huge fireworks display to finish off the night at 8pm. There will also be live music throughout the day with acoustic sets and great Australian bands. So bring your friends and come on down to this great Australia Day weekend celebration by joining in to the MooloolaBaBQ Festival! - The Wharf Tavern - River Esplanade & Parkyn Pde Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast QLD
Jan 27 to 28 : Allora Heritage Weekend
The Allora Heritage Weekend is an event where veteran and vintage cars, tractors, motorcycles, trucks, horse drawn machinery, Stationary engines and machinery gather at the Allora Showgrounds. Includes BBQ, Bar and Country Music - Allora Showgrounds - New England Hwy, Allora QLD
Feb 16 & 19 : Earth Frequency Festival
Earth Frequency Festival is a music, arts, lifestyle and environmental festival. While drawing from many cultural niches such as transformational festival, tribal gathering, doof and boutique festival, the aim of Earth Frequency Festival is to go beyond these traditional tags and to exist as a multi-faceted gathering focused broadly on creativity, community, connection, intention and inspiration. At Earth Frequency, you can always expect an amazing mixture of live and electronic music, performances, visionary art, workshops and lectures, and a fantastic food and markets area, a family and kids space, and of course a positive community vibe. Our aim is to create nothing short of a life changing, transformative experience! We aim to provide a meeting place - people from many different backgrounds, ages and walks of life come together with the shared interests of music, nature, technology, culture, community and peace. - Peak Crossing, Ipswich Qld
Feb 17 & 18 : Mooloolaba Beach Festival
Welcome to the new Mooloolaba Beach Festival! The new-look weekend of events is a celebration of sand, surf and beach culture on the Sunshine Coast. We’ve put together a program of events that offer a range of experiences, including paddling events that both elites and weekend paddlers will enjoy, ocean swims (some old and some new!) and community events that the whole family, of any age, can participate in. Join us for an action-packed weekend on the Sunshine Coast, from sunrise to sunset. - Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast QLD
Feb 23 & March 4 : Apple and Grape Harvest Festival
The Apple and Grape Harvest Festival dates back to 1954, and has grown into one of Queensland’s Iconic events and attracts up to 52000 visitors over it’s current 10 days of fun. Highlights of the festival include the Carnival featuring roving entertainment, morning band parades, poets, stalls, side shows, kids entertainment, street performers, celebrity grape crush, O’Maras sound stage, Heritage Bank family sound stage and entertainment area, food choices galore and closing with the fireworks spectacular. Other events include the Channel 7 Grand Parade, Multicultural Carnival & Wine Fiesta, Roman themed Gala Ball, Market in the Mountains, Music workshops, sporting carnivals and much more!. - Stanthorpe QLD
March 28 to April 15 : Bleach Festival
The Bleach Festival is the Gold Coast’s biggest cultural arts festival. Running over a 16 day period hundreds of local, national and international artists display and perform their music, photography and theatre talents. Live music, outdoor films, exhibitions, street parties and art displays are just a few of the performances on offer. A fantastic holiday activity with performances and displays suitable for all the family, pack a picnic and enjoy an outdoor cinema experience or a night of amazing food, entertainment and live music. - Currumbin Qld
March 30 : Redcliffe Festival of Sails
Spend Good Friday by the ocean at the annual Redcliffe Festival of Sails. Enjoy the best view of Australia's second largest yacht race , The Brisbane to Gladstone, as they sail past the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula. This event is free to attend and includes stacks of entertainment for the whole family including the traditional Skydiving Easter Bunny, Sideshow Alley and Amusements, and giant Easter Egg Hunt. Redcliffe Festival of Sails will feature two stages dedicated to Live Music and Children's Entertainment. The event will also feature an awesome Kids Zone, with Children's Workshops and Activities. The beach will come to life with Sand Sculpting and Street Art Installation, while families can roam through the hundreds of market stalls on display. 9am to 4pm - Sutton's Beach, Redcliffe Qld
March 31 : Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest
The Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest is back for another year where the Mary Valley’s finest food and wine will be showcased in one huge event. Come along as you will find a huge range of food stalls with cooking demonstrations and wine tastings all throughout the festival. Throughout the day, you will be treated to the very best local food and wines with cheese tastings, wine tastings and gourmet cooking demonstrations. There will also be plenty of entertainment throughout the festival with a cheese rolling contest and live music. For the kids, there will be art in the park, horse carriage rides, fun camel rides, Petting Zoo, an Easter hat parade and an egg hunt. There will also be hot food on offer with fresh seafood, wood fire pizzas and uniquely Australian bush food. So take a scenic drive to the Mary Valley and come on down to the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest for a great day out! - Kenilworth Qld
April 28 : Jimboomba State School Bush Fete
We are having our FIRST BUSH FETE in over 20 years!! It is going to be a fantastic day full of fabulous Entertainment, Activities, Displays, Performances, Stalls, Games, Rides, Food & Fireworks. You do not want to miss out so SAVE THE DATE!! Pre-paid ride passes will be available closer to the event, keep an eye out on the Facebook page for all updates. 2pm to 7pm - Brisbane St Jimboomba Qld
May 17 to 20 : Noosa Food & Wine 2018
Join food and wine enthusiasts from all over the nation as they descend on Noosa from 17-20 May for Noosa Food & Wine 2018. Event-goers can look forward to discovering new flavours alongside great Australian wines, artisan foods, culinary talent with some of Australia’s leading chefs and producers and the finest Queensland produce in one of Australia’s leading food destinations, Noosa. Discover an exciting program of activities at Noosa Food & Wine including celebrity lunches and dinners, beachfront breakfasts, wine and champagne master-classes, hinterland food trails, live cooking demonstrations and lifestyle events. - Noosa Sunshine Coast Qld.
May 19th : Bethania Lutheran School Country Fair
Bethania Lutheran School is proud to announce that our Country Fair will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018. It commences at 1pm and concludes at 6:30pm. Bring the whole family along for a fun filled afternoon with rides, market stalls, food trucks, free activities, displays, fantastic entertainment with a fireworks grand finale. - 66 Glastonbury Dr, Bethania.
May 20th : Hampton Festival
Set in the unique atmosphere of our high country village, the Hampton Festival is a vibrant celebration of local food production, regional artisans, art and music. The Festival is a three day food and cultural extravaganza with an extensive events program giving you a unique, authentic High Country experience and highlights the autumn season and natural beauty of the Hampton region. Bring your family for a few days and enjoy hands-on art and food experiences and gain an understanding about the region’s history and heritage through experiences such as the Historic Homestead progressive dinner. Experience hands-on food and artistic workshops, regional farm tours and enjoy the ‘Tastes of the Region’ local produce events at local venues on Friday and Saturday. On Festival Sunday your family will enjoy a wide range of activities from the celebrity chef demonstrations, to live music, the Hampton Art exhibition and interactive art sessions as well as great children’s food and artistic activities. The festival’s Chapman Park is an idyllic setting to relax under the majestic blue gums and enjoy the Festival’s live music and taste superb, local produce and locally made food and wine from one of the many featured regional restaurants and wineries. - Hampton Qld.