Scrumptious Bites, Soulful Sounds, And Sun-Kissed Festivals Await: Your Ultimate Guide To 2024’s Vibrant Events

January 31, 2024

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of scrumptious bites, soulful sounds, and sun-kissed festivals as 2024 unfolds its tapestry of vibrant events. From the rhythmic beats of the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival to the enchanting blooms at the Kalbar Sunflower Festival, each event promises a unique and unforgettable experience. Join us on a journey through the months of February to May as we explore the eclectic array of festivals, performances, and cultural celebrations awaiting you in the coming year.


1. Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival (February 17-18)
Where: 1770 SES Grounds, Agnes Waters
Tickets: From $179
Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring tunes of blues, roots, and rock amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef’s deep south. With live performances, delectable food vendors, and diverse markets, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a weekend of pure musical bliss.

2. Noosa Summer Swim Festival (February 17-18)
Where: Noosa Main Beach
Tickets: From $64.50
Dive into the refreshing waves of Noosa Main Beach as the Summer Swim Festival unfolds. Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or a beginner, this event offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, and invigorating ocean swims.

3. Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival (February 23 – March 3)
Where: Main Street, Stanthorpe
Tickets: Free and ticketed events from $37
Join the festivities at one of Queensland’s longest-running festivals, celebrating the harvest season with street parades, food markets, live entertainment, and even an apple pie competition.


4. Rumour Has It (Various Dates in March)
Where: Brisbane, Perth, Karralyka, Sydney, Melbourne
Tickets: From $89
Experience the extraordinary journey of Adele’s blockbuster soul sensation in the smash-hit stage spectacular, Rumour Has It. Award-winning performer Naomi Price leads a 20-strong band in a night of storytelling and song.

5. Noosa Festival of Surfing (March 8-17)
Where: Noosa Main Beach
Tickets: Free and ticketed events from $120
Celebrate 33 years of Queensland’s iconic surfing festival with world-class surfing, live music, art shows, and the ever-popular beach bar at Noosa Main Beach.

6. Cinderella (March 15-23)
Where: The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Tickets: From $33
Rediscover the classic fairy tale of Cinderella in a contemporary romantic comedy adaptation featuring new characters, surprising twists, and an unforgettable score.

7. World Science Festival Brisbane (March 15-24)
Where: South Bank, Brisbane
Tickets: Free and ticketed events
Immerse yourself in the wonders of science, ideas, and creativity at the largest festival of its kind in Australia. Join luminaries of science from around the world in diverse programming and conversations.

8. Noosa Ultra-Trail (March 21-24)
Where: Noosa Hinterland
Tickets: From $115
Lace up your running shoes for the premier event on Australia’s trail running calendar. The Noosa Ultra-Trail offers various trails for runners of all levels, set against the scenic beauty of the Noosa Hinterland.


9. Closer (April 4-20)
Where: La Boite Theatre, Kelvin Grove
Tickets: From $65
After 24 years, the cult-classic Closer by Patrick Marber returns to La Boite, unraveling the lives of four strangers in a captivating square dance of desire and betrayal.

10. Kalbar Sunflower Festival (April 19-21)
Where: Warumkarie Rd, Kalbar
Tickets: From $32 + booking fees
Lose yourself in the million sunflowers of the picturesque Scenic Rim Region at the Kalbar Sunflower Festival. From helicopter rides to cooking classes, this event promises a unique and scenic experience.


11. Brisbane Comedy Festival (April 26 – May 26)
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli, The Princess Theatre, The Fortitude Music Hall
Brace yourself for a month of laughter as Brisbane Comedy Festival returns with over 300 events featuring the world’s best comedians, including favorites like Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Stephen K. Amos, Mel Buttle, Reuben Kaye, and Felicity Ward.

12. Affordable Art Fair (May 9-12)
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds Exhibition Building, Bowen Hills
Tickets: Free entry
Immerse yourself in the world of art at the Affordable Art Fair, where thousands of original works by emerging and established artists are available for purchase, priced from $100 to $10,000.

13. Light Up the Night Gala (May 17)
Where: Brisbane City Hall
Tickets: From $200
Support a meaningful cause at the Light Up the Night Gala, Australia’s premier LGBTQ+ fundraising event. Join hundreds of allies, business leaders, and philanthropists in an elegant evening that takes a visible stand for a vital cause.

As the calendar unfolds, these events beckon you to indulge in a tapestry of experiences, from the rhythmic beats of music festivals to the visual delights of art fairs and the laughter-filled evenings of comedy festivals. Embrace the scrumptious bites, soulful sounds, and sun-kissed festivals that await, making 2024 a year of unforgettable moments and cultural exploration. Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and immerse yourself in the richness of these diverse events that promise to leave a lasting imprint on your heart and soul.

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