MARCH – Somerset Storyfest
The Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival is the leading children's literature festival within Australia. Following in the footsteps of literary tradition, Storyfest is the writers’ festival for the Gold Coast, the cornerstone of which is its annual three-day event held in March. Storyfest nurtures emerging writers. A festival of storytelling for the whole family delivering a series of literary experiences along with workshops, masterclasses and featured authors throughout the year. More info: Somerset Storyfest
MAY – MUDGEERABA STREET PARTY
This free event is perfect for the whole family. From 10.00 a.m. sit back, relax and hear live musical performances on the Village Green, don’t miss the famous street parade through town courtesy of the Queensland Police Service, Motorcycle Enthusiast Club, Classic Cars and the Rural Fire Brigade.
Enjoy more than 100 displays from local businesses and community groups and there are also heaps of activities for the kids such as the rock-climbing wall, jumping castle, pony rides, reptile stand, animal nursery, arts and crafts and the heritage treasure. More info: Mudgeeraba Street Party
JUNE - MUDGEERABA SHOW
The Mudgeeraba Show is the best little Ag Show on the Coast!
Enjoy 2 huge days with great entertainment with over 90 free things to see and do for the whole family. Come and enjoy a unique experience that is the heritage of being an Australian.
There is an enormous amount of entertainment with two huge stages, engaging activities for people of all ages, including an arts and craft pavilion, ute muster competition, fine cuisines, endless ring events, poultry, cattle and animal attractions, arts and crafts, woodchopping, show bags, fireworks and laser show and much much more. More info: Mudgeeraba Show
JUNE / JULY - D'ARCY DOYLE ART AWARDS
The Art Awards was established to honour d’Arcy Doyle, one of Australia’s best artists, who lived locally in Mudgeeraba.
This prestigious exhibition is considered the best art show on the Gold Coast and one of the best exhibitions for landscape art which is the main award category.
The awards and exhibition showcase the best of Australian art from professionals and up and coming emerging artists, making the exhibition an important event on the arts calendar for artists and art collectors. The Junior d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards encourages young artists who are primarily studying with art teachers to submit artwork.
The exhibition is held over 4 days at the Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall in Railway St.
More info: d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards
AUGUST - GOLD COAST CAR SHOW
This two-day event is no ordinary show – there’s something for everyone. Held over the weekend at Mudgeeraba Showground, Saturday is family day with fantastic live bands, R & R dance clubs and competitions and Monster trucks and Fireworks on the Saturday evening. Sunday sees a big day out with EVERYTHING ON WHEELS! Show Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Dragsters, 4WDs, Retro Caravans, Tuff Trucks, bands on centre stage and more. BOTH DAYS see market stalls, food stalls, licensed bar, live entertainment and kids carnival rides & entertainment.
More info: Gold Coast Car Show
NOV - FEB - SUMMERTIME SESSIONS IN THE VILLAGE
Family friendly, connect and meet neighbours, meet your local Councillor, picnic in the Village or visit one of our great food outlets. We have great Fish ‘n’ Chips, Pizza, Indian, Asian cuisine, Tapas, and a couple of great pubs. Enjoy local and touring live music and get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of our beautiful town. Operates on Friday nights for 14 weeks during November/December/January/February in the centre of Mudgeeraba – Swan Lane, Mudgeeraba.
More info: Summertime Sessions
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER Festival of Small Halls
The Festival of Small Halls takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two large festivals and sends them on the road to tiny halls all over Australia.
The artist line-up for Small Halls will always be at least one Australian artist and one International touring artist, who play music of exceptional quality and heart. They’ve been chosen for the tour not only because of their beautiful songs or tunes, but because they connect with the people they play for, whether through storytelling, the ability to tell a good joke (or a truly terrible one), their wonderful warmth and their real interest in visiting places a little off the beaten track.
Audiences can expect a beautiful night of original music, as well as a chance to catch up with their families and friends during a supper break over cake and tea. It’s an all-ages event and all are welcome.
More info: Festival Of Small Halls
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