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2021 Major Events Calendar

If there's one thing the Moreton Bay Region knows how to do well - it's hosting some of the biggest, best and most unique events and festivals in the country!

If there's one thing the Moreton Bay Region knows how to do well - it's hosting some of the biggest, best and most unique events and festivals in the country!

With a packed calendar of events all year round, there is something for everyone to enjoy. From major festivals, sporting competitions, arts and cultural celebrations, live music and concerts through to an array of family-friendly and community events staged around the Moreton Bay Region.

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Redcliffe Festival of Sails

Always wonder what you can do on your Easter long weekend? Well, be shore you don’t miss the spectacular Good Friday event, Redcliffe Festival of Sails. Each year, Suttons Beach is turned into a hub of family-friendly activities including the usual food vendors and market stalls but with a special twist! The area is a great viewing spot to catch the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race as well as the landing grounds for the skydiving Easter Bunny!

When: Friday 2nd April 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Suttons Beach, Redcliffe

Cost: Free


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Samford & Surrounds Arts Trails & Open Studios

Indulge in a day in the countryside with the stimulation of seeing some of the 20+ talented local artists in their studios and shared spaces - meet the makers, learn about their stories and techniques and enjoy some exceptional art, all whilst experiencing our regions natural beauty.

When: 1st - 30th June

Where: Samford and surrounding towns of Mt Glorious, Dayboro and Ferny Hills

Cost: Free


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Abbey Medieval Festival

Abbey Medieval Festival is the largest celebration of medieval culture, 600 to 1600AD in Europe and the Middle East, in the southern hemisphere. Held every July, the festival delivers authentic medieval experiences from the Medieval Banquets, a Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun Week, to the main 2 day mega medieval event, where history comes alive thanks to re-enactment encampments, workshops, displays and the highlight, the Joust! Information below is for the 2 day event.

When: 3rd - 4th July 9am - 4pm

Where: Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, The Abbey Place, Caboolture QLD, Australia

Cost: from $40 per person tickets HERE


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Bonfire Night

With Winter well and truly upon us in July, there is no denying that a little winter warmth is essential and Sandstone Point Hotel’s Annual Bonfire Night is the hottest place to be. Offering Brisbane’s biggest bonfires, fire twirlers, kids rides, food stalls, live music, FIREWORKS plus much more will have you feeling hot hot hot.

When: Saturday 3rd July

Where: Sandstone Point Hotel

Cost: GA Adults $15.60, GA Kids $7.65, VIP Platinum $106.60


Jetty 2 Jetty

The longest-running Fun Run in Queensland and, let’s be honest, one of the most scenic in Brisbane, the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run registrations are open now! Be sure to start training now, there’s four race distances to choose from – 3km, 5km, 10km and the 21km half marathon. No matter if this is your first ever fun run, or you're running the half marathon, the J2J is an event for all ages and levels.

When: Sunday 18th July 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf

Cost: from $25 register HERE


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Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Foodies rejoice! Redcliffe’s very own foodie festival is coming back in 2021. Get ready to eat, drink and enjoy all weekend long at the Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival, with something to satisfy everyone’s palate.

This weekend-long celebration hosted at Apex Park, Woody Point will feature cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs, pop-up bars and dining precincts, tastings, international flavours, seminars, live entertainment and more.

With Moreton Bay as its stunning backdrop, the festival winds its way along the foreshore where foodies will enjoy top-notch bites and sips, along with a jam-packed program of entertainment.

When: 30 July - 1 August

Where: Apex Park, Woody Point

Cost: FREE (some additional PAID elements and events)


Facebook Event: here

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Tastes of Moreton Bay

Welcome to Moreton Bay Region, a hidden gem of flavour on your doorstep. Come with us on a month-long culinary journey of local produce, masterclasses and events – there’s no shortage of hidden delicious gems to explore.

When: 1 August - 19 September

Where: Across the Moreton Bay Region

Cost: Varied


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Redcliffe KiteFest

It’s the annual event that draws over 40,000 attendees across one weekend and it’s back in 2021! Redcliffe KiteFest is without a doubt the most popular family-friendly event on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Drawing in international, interstate and local professional kite flyers, Redcliffe KiteFest also features a jam-packed program of live entertainment that over the years has seen acts like Baby Shark, Paw Patrol, Justice League and PJ Masks. Keep your eyes out for the 2021 headliner announcement!

When: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September

Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf

Cost: Children & Concession $5 | Adults $10 | Family Pass $25


Facebook Event: here

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Strawberry & Dessert Festival

With over 40% of Queensland strawberries coming from our local Moreton Bay Region, our slice of South East Queensland paradise has the perfect excuse to revel in all things Fragaria vesca so bring the family, kick-back and join in the sweet festivities at Sandstone Point Hotel.

When: Saturday 18 September

Where: Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island Road, Sandstone Point

Cost: TBC


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Oyster & Seafood Festival

Shucks, it’s time for oyster (and seafood) lovers to rejoice! Enjoy freshly shucked oysters, seafood and wine stalls, celebrity chef demonstrations, live music, rides, entertainment and more at Sandstone Point Hotel.

When: Saturday 16 October

Where: Sandstone Point Hotel

Cost: TBA

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