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Explore Noosa's Year-Round Extravaganza of Celebrations and Festivities


For travelers crafting their 2024 itinerary, Noosa beckons with a vibrant tapestry of events and festivals, providing an immersive dive into local culture, art, and sports. Nestled amidst breathtaking natural beauty, Noosa has emerged as a hotspot for a myriad of festivals and gatherings, ranging from art and surfing to culinary delights and beyond. With accommodations conveniently situated close to town and premier venues, transforming your festival experience into a sensory-rich journey is effortless. Here’s a roundup of the must-attend events and festivals dotting the Noosa calendar throughout the year. Plan your visit around these occasions or serendipitously catch multiple festivities during your stay.


Embracing its deep-rooted connection with the surrounding environment, Noosa hosts a slew of events centered around activities such as running, cycling, and surfing.

Runaway Noosa Marathon: 

Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2024 

Details: Navigate through Noosa’s picturesque landscapes with various distance options, accompanied by live music and refreshing dips in the crystalline waters of Noosa Main Beach. Website: Runaway Noosa Marathon

Noosa Ultraman: 

Date: May 11th – 13th, 2024 

Details: Test your endurance in this grueling challenge comprising a 10km swim, 420km bike ride, and an 84.4km run across Noosa, Laguna Bay, and Noosa National Park. Website: Noosa Ultraman

Noosa Festival of Surfing: 

Date: March 8th – 17th, 2024 

Details: Witness the spectacle of one of the world’s largest surf events, featuring surfers of all ages riding Noosa’s renowned waves amidst a backdrop of vibrant surf culture, arts, and music. Website: Noosa Festival of Surfing

Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival: 

Date: May 28th – 29th, 2024 

Details: Engage in a multi-sport extravaganza encompassing swimming, cycling, and running activities, often dubbed the winter festival for its exhilarating competitions. Website: Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest

Noosa Blue Water Swim or Summer Swim: 

Date: February 17th – 18th, 2024 (Summer Swim) 

Details: Dive into the azure waters of Tea Tree Bay and Noosa Main Beach during these ocean swim events offering various distances to suit all swimmers. Website: Noosa Summer Swim

Noosa Classic: 

Date: August (postponed from 2023, and status for 2024 uncertain) 

Details: Experience the breathtaking beauty of Noosa and its hinterlands on wheels in this thrilling cycling event, featuring diverse routes catering to cyclists of all levels. Website: Noosa Classic

Noosa Triathlon: 

Date: October 30th – November 3rd, 2024 

Details: Join one of the country’s premier triathlon events, challenging participants with a swim, cycle, and run amidst the stunning backdrop of Noosa. Website: Noosa Triathlon

Arts and Culture: Noosa’s vibrant arts and cultural scene inspire a series of grand events throughout the year, offering immersive experiences beyond compare.

Australian Body Art Festival: 

Date: April 20th – 21st, 2024 

Details: Immerse yourself in the celebration of wearable art as artists from across Australia transform live models with breathtaking creations, each year themed differently for a fresh experience. Website: Australian Body Art Festival

Noosa Rainbow River Festival: 

Date: March (awaiting 2024 date after postponement in 2023) 

Details: Revel in a weekend of sheer joy celebrating Australia’s LGBTI community, featuring riverside drinks, bar hops, music, and colorful parades weaving through the town. Website: Noosa Rainbow River Festival

Noosa Eat and Drink Festival: 

Date: May 30th – June 2nd, 2024 

Details: Delight your palate with culinary masterpieces crafted by Noosa’s finest chefs amidst stunning beachside and hinterland settings, showcasing the region’s rich produce and gastronomic creativity. Website: Noosa Eat and Drink Festival

Noosa Alive: 

Date: July 19th – 28th, 2024 

Details: Immerse yourself in an expansive showcase of arts, culture, literature, dance, and music, featuring performances by diverse artists across various mediums, with many events open to all, promising a weekend brimming with creativity. 


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