Tough Mudder tops – but lots more to come
  • Tuesday 20 August 2013

The Sunshine Coast is fast becoming recognised as one of Australia’s leading regional events capitals.

“While Tough Mudder has set a new benchmark for sheer event-visitor numbers to the Coast, there’s a host of other events following in its wake,” Tourism and major events councillor Jason O’Pray said.

“Next weekend, those who are ‘tough enough to back up’ will get their chance to follow their Tough Mudder endurance test by running in the Sunshine Coast Marathon starting at Alex Headland.

“And on September 15, Mooloolaba will host the first Sunshine Coast Ironman 70.3.”

But it’s not all events for the sports-lovers – there’s plenty more happening.

“We’ve got everything from the Brisbane Schoolgirls Rowing Regatta on August 24 at Lake Kawana to Circus Ringbarkus at Pomona the same day and the following day,” Cr O’Pray said.

“The 25th will also start the Noosa Weddings Expo at Noosa Springs Resort, while the Noosa Jazz Festival starts on August 29, the Special Olympics Queensland Spring Festival and State Games at Caloundra.

“We’ve also got Sculpture on the Edge at Maleny on August 31, the Peregian Square Food and Fashion Fiesta on September 4 and the Real Food Festival on September 7 and 8.

“And of course we’ve got the other big Caloundra event – the Caloundra Music Festival – from October 4 to 7.

“We are doing everything possible and unashamedly vying to make the Sunshine Coast ‘the Capital of events for regional Australia’,” he said.

To view all the Coast’s activities, visit Sunshine Coast Destination's events website.