2020 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!

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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.

Scroll to the bottom of page for downloadable 'Moreton Bay Region Events Calendar 2020'.

Moreton Bay Caravan Expo Caravan Redcliffe

Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4x4 Expo

The 2020 Moreton Bay Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4×4 Expo is one of the largest outdoor adventure events in the state. Browse and compare the latest caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, 4×4’s, vehicles, accessories and more, plus discover new holiday and touring destinations, all in the one convenient location. There’s plenty to see across the weekend, including great entertainment for the whole family.

When: 14 – 16 February, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Redcliffe Showgrounds

Cost: Children 16 and under FREE | Seniors $10 | Adults $12

Website: bayexpo.com.au

Qsec Home Horse Show Caboolture Entertainment Precinct Stadium Crowds

QSEC Horse and Home Show

South East Queensland’s largest horse trade show will return to the Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC) boasting over 100 exhibitors as well as performances and presentations throughout the day from local and interstate trainers and educators.

When: 15 February, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Where: Queensland State Equestrian Centre, Caboolture

Cost: $25, view tickets here

Website: qsec.com.au

Facebook Event: here

Park Vibes Eat And Drink Live Bands Visit Moreton Bay Region

Park Vibes

Serving up an afternoon of live music, mouthwatering food options and fireworks – it’s the perfect relaxing family fun event in the park. Settle in for an afternoon of laid-back vibes and funky beats. There’s also free rides and a huge fireworks display.

When: 7 March, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine

Cost: FREE

Website: visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/whats-on/park-vibes

Facebook Event: here

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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 10 April 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Suttons Beach, Redcliffe

Cost: Free

Website: redcliffefestivalofsails.com.au

Facebook Event: Here

The Planting Festival Woodford Woodfordia Moreton Bay Region

The Planting Festival

Get back in touch with your roots toiling the soil from Friday, 1st to Sunday, 3rd May 2020 at The Planting Festival Woodford, an environmental conservation tradition which has been bringing the local community and likeminded visitors together, annually for the last 24 years.

The Planting is a spirited, family-friendly Woodford Folk Federation (QFF) event dedicated to sustainable initiatives and environmental nurturing of the Woodfordia site for the enjoyment of future generations.

When: Friday 1 - Sunday 3 May

Where: Woodfordia, Woodrow Road, Woodford

Cost: From $42, view ticket here

Website: theplantingfestival.com

Facebook Event: here

Mountain Wine Tours group Art Food Wine Trail Moreton Bay Region Brisbane Queensland

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

Website: creativesamford.com

Polo by the Bay at Sandstone Point Hotel in 2020 is an inaugural event

Polo by the Bay

Watch one of the world’s most glamorous and exciting sports in a spectacular setting – right beside Moreton Bay at the picturesque Sandstone Point Hotel. With polo matches and all-day entertainment, this event will be equal parts fashionable, exciting and memorable.

When: Saturday, 6 June

Where: Sandstone Point Hotel

Cost: TBA

Website: sandstonepointhotel.com.au/event/polo-by-the-bay/

Facebook Event: here

Redcliffe KiteFest

It’s the annual event that draws over 40,000 attendees across one weekend and it’s back in 2020! 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 2020 headliner announcement!

When: 13 – 14 June 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf

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

Website: redcliffekitefest.com.au

Facebook Event: here

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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: 11 - 12 July 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

Cost: from $40 per person tickets HERE

Website: abbeymedievalfestival.com

Facebook Event: here

Special Offer: Don't miss the chance to take advantage of the Ultimate VIP Jetty 2 Jetty Experience, which includes race pack delivery to your Sebel Margate hotel room and transfers to and from the race start and finish line.


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 open Australia Day weekend! 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 19 July 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf

Cost: from $25 register HERE

Website: j2j.com.au

Facebook Event: here

Special Offer: Don't miss the chance to take advantage of the Ultimate VIP Jetty 2 Jetty Experience, which includes race pack delivery to your Sebel Margate hotel room and transfers to and from the race start and finish line.


Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta

The 2020 Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta is set to once again shake up the region! Every year the event aims to encourage participation, raise cultural awareness and celebrate and embrace our vibrant multicultural diversity in the Moreton Bay Region. Each year the Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta brings together local, national and international acts to showcase their cultural dance, music and performance from their nations.

When: Saturday 29 August 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine

Cost: Gold Coin

Website: multiculturalfiesta.com.au

Facebook Event: here

The Golden Ox Fresh Seafood Trawler Plate Redcliffe Moreton Bay Region

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: Month of September

Where: Across the Moreton Bay Region

Cost: TBA

Website: tastesofmoretonbay.com.au

Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Foodies rejoice! Redcliffe’s very own foodie festival is coming back in 2020. 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 along the Redcliffe Parade will feature cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs, pop-up bars and dining precincts, tastings, international flavours, seminars, live entertainment and a huge fireworks show on Saturday night.

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

When: Saturday 12 September 10:00 am – 8:00 pm & Sunday 13 September 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Redcliffe Parade

Cost: FREE

Website: moretonbayfoodandwine.com.au

Facebook Event: here

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 19 September

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

Cost: TBC

Website: sandstonepointhotel.com.au

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 17 October 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where: Sandstone Point Hotel

Cost: TBA

Website: sandstonepointhotel.com.au

Moreton Kids Festival

With five interactive worlds to explore, the whole family will learn, discover, play and smile all day at the annual Moreton Kids Festival. There’s also live stage shows, workshops, roving performers, food trucks, markets stalls and so much more.

When: Sunday 18 October

Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine

Cost: TBA

Website: moretonkidsfestival.com.au

Woodford Folk Festival

Unleash your inner bohemian as ancient cultures converge into a sensory experience like no other! Woodford Folk Festival is an eclectic annual six-day event held from 27 December to 1 January and it’s a Queensland institution. Program TBA.

When: 27 December – 1 January

Where: Woodfordia

Cost: TBC

Website: woodfordfolkfestival.com

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Please do the right thing and follow the directions of the Queensland Government.

From 15 May 2020 - you may travel a maximum of 150km from your home for non-contact activity such as exploring national parks, hiking, visiting dog parks, dining-in at restaurants (10 patrons at a time) and more.

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