Find Festivals Around Redcliffe Area

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Written By Janine Mergler

Redcliffe is known for its vibrant community and rich cultural heritage. Every year, the city hosts a variety of festivals celebrating everything from music and art to food and history. These festivals around Redcliffe not only showcase the city’s distinctive character but also attract visitors from far and wide who are eager to participate in the festivities.

Here is a list of favourite festivals in and around Redcliffe and other local suburbs of north Brisbane, by month!

January Festivals

Music in the Park Scarborough

  • Date: Sunday 26 January
  • Location: Scarborough Beach Park, Scarborough
  • Event link: Music in the Park

Celebrate Australia Day with friends. Take a picnic rug, fold-up chairs, water, sunscreen, and shade. Enjoy Moreton Bay entertainment and food trucks on site.

Australia Day on Bribie Island

Brennan Park and Chamber of Commerce Park play host to a cracking stage program of live music, there will be games, a few food trucks, market stalls and a good ole’ community sausage sizzle.

February Festivals

Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year

The Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year event brings vibrant celebrations of the East to Caboolture. It’s a family-fun evening to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year.

Fantasy Festival

  • Date: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 February 2024
  • Location: Old Petrie Town, Whiteside.
  • Event link: Fantasy Festival

Immerse yourself in a world of fantasy at Whiteside with Celestial Events and Festival, bringing your favourite books, films, and games to life.

March Festivals

Brisbane Cycling Festival

The Brisbane Cycling Festival features a line-up of rides, races, events, expos, and entertainment for cyclists of all abilities.

Moreton Kids Festival

Moreton Kids Festival celebrates the wonder and boundless enthusiasm of youth, featuring a jam-packed program of family-friendly entertainment.

SummerSalt

  • Date: Saturday, 23 March 2024
  • Location: Sandstone Point.
  • Event link: SummerSalt

Gather your friends and family to create lasting memories this summer with sun-filled days and a delightful atmosphere of good times at the SummerSalt Festival.

Bluewater Festival

  • Date: Thursday 28 and Friday 29 March, 2024
  • Location: Moora Park, Shorncliffe
  • Event link: Bluewater Festival

The famous Bluewater Festival at Shorncliffe Pier offers food, markets, entertainment, live bands, kids’ activities, and fireworks in conjunction with the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

Straddie Easter Carnival: Dunwich 

  • Date: Saturday 30 March 2024
  • Location: Dunwich, Stradbroke Island
  • Event link: Straddie Easter

This annual Easter community event features rides for kids, showbags, animals, market stalls, and a spectacular fireworks display.

April Festivals

Caboolture Festival

  • Date: Sunday 28 April 2024
  • Location: James St Precinct, Caboolture.
  • Event link: Caboolture Festival

Caboolture and its surrounds are filled with live music, entertainment, art exhibitions, family-friendly activities, and more as part of the Caboolture Festival.

May Festivals

Anywhere Theatre Festival

This festival brings art and performance together in a range of performances across Moreton Bay and Brisbane.

The Hills Festival

The Hills come alive with fireworks, rides, entertainment and workshops for the month-long program of Hills Festival. Events are held in Arana Hills, Bunya, Draper, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills and Albany Creek.

Moreton Bay Multisport Festival

Held in May, the festival in Clontarf features twilight running conditions on Saturday and a triathlon on Sunday, raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Where We Belong Festival

Redcliffe’s biggest music festival at Picnic Hill features a showcase of headline and local bands, food trucks, merch stands, and a beer garden.

Dayboro Day Festival

The Dayboro Day Festival returns annually with the Dayboro Antique & Collectables Fair, attracting over 20,000 visitors to this quaint rural township.

June Festivals

Steam Fair

  • Date: Saturday 1 June – Sunday 2 June 2024
  • Location: Old Petrie Town, Whiteside
  • Event link: Steam Fair

Old Petrie Town hosts a Steam Fair with restored steam machines, heritage equipment displays, markets, food, and a Grand Parade of Magnificent Machinery.

Redcliffe Show

  • Date: Friday 28 June – Sunday 30 June 2024
  • Location: Redcliffe Showgrounds
  • Event link: Redcliffe Show

Enjoy three days of rides, shows, animals, entertainment, and games at the Redcliffe Show.

Caboolture Show

  • Date: Friday June 6 – Sunday June 8 2025
  • Location: Caboolture Showgrounds
  • Event link: Caboolture Show

Caboolture Show has rides, food, entertainment and family fun. Held over three days in June, there’s something for everyone. We wrote about the Caboolture Show here.

Samford Show

  • Date: Saturday 13 July – Sunday 14 July 2024
  • Location: Samford Showgrounds
  • Event link: Samford Show

An exciting and fun-packed show for the entire family, with plenty of entertainment and events, including a freestyle motocross display and bicycle stunt show, fireworks, food stalls, rides and more.

July Festivals

Snow4Kids Festival

Get ready for the coolest event of the year! Snow4Kids Festival transforms Westfield North Lakes into an immersive winter wonderland.

Bonfire Night

  • Date: Saturday 6 July 2024
  • Location: Sandstone Point.
  • Event link: Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night at Sandstone Point Hotel features food trucks, fire twirlers, marshmallow roasting, campfire singalongs, live entertainment, flame shows, and pyro displays.

Dayboro Show

  • Date: Saturday 6 July – Sunday 7 July 2024
  • Location: Memorial Showgrounds, Dayboro
  • Event link: Dayboro Show

A traditional country fair with side show alley, rides, kids’ entertainment, wood-chopping, rodeo, dog show displays, and more. After sunset, don’t miss the amazing fireworks display.

Mac’s Bridge Classic Car and Aircraft Festival

Experience classic cars and aircraft at Mac’s Bridge. Fun for the whole family! In addition to the usual comprehensive classic car displays, there will also be classic aircraft and warbirds.

Abbey Medieval Festival

  • Date: Saturday 6 July – Sunday 7 July 2024
  • Location: Old Toorbul Point Rd, Caboolture.
  • Event link: Abbey Medieval Festival

The Abbey Medieval Festival in Caboolture features historical re-enactments, medieval banquets, jousting, and family-friendly activities.

Einbunpin Festival

  • Date: Sunday 28 July 2024
  • Location: Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands, Sandgate
  • Event link: Einbunpin Festival

The Einbunpin Festival is a celebration for the community, highlighting the special village atmosphere, environment, and diverse talents and cultures in the Sandgate district. We wrote about the Einbunpin Festival here.

August Festivals

Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival

This exciting festival for foodies offers cooking demonstrations, seaside pop-up bars, local produce, live entertainment, and fireworks. We wrote about it here too!

Caboolture Gem Fest

  • Date: Saturday 3 August 2024
  • Location: Caboolture Showgrounds
  • Event link: Caboolture Gem Fest

Discover dazzling gemstones, jewellery, and minerals at Caboolture Gem Fest. Enjoy family fun, market stalls, and demonstrations!

Pine Rivers Show

  • Date: Friday 2 August – Sunday 4 August 2024
  • Location: Pine Rivers Showgrounds, Lawnton
  • Event link: Pine Rivers Show

The Pine Rivers Show features carnival rides, displays, concerts, and competitions for the whole family. We write about the Pine Rivers Festival every year.

Moreton Bay Eco Fest

A great opportunity to celebrate sustainability and enjoy a fun day out with your family with sustainability experts, community organisations, food enthusiasts, gardening enthusiasts, conservationists, and more.

September Festivals

Redcliffe KiteFest

  • Date: Saturday 14 September – Sunday 15 September 2024
  • Location: Pelican Park, Clontarf
  • Event link: Redcliffe KiteFest

Enjoy international kite displays, kids’ headline acts, live music, interactive activities, workshops, markets, and delicious food at Clontarf.

Wamuran F.A.M. Fest

  • Date: Saturday 21 September 2024
  • Location: Wamuran Sports Complex
  • Event link: F.A.M Fest

Discover local flavours at Wamuran’s F.A.M Festival, a free event celebrating food, art, and music from local producers, makers, and artists.

Nundah Festival

  • Date: Sunday 8 September 2024
  • Location: Sandgate Road, Nundah
  • Event link: Nundah Festival

An annual festival, celebrating with food, live music, entertainment, hundreds of school performers, food stalls, rides for kids, and more!

Strawberry and Dessert Festival

Sandstone Point Hotel hosts the Strawberry & Dessert Festival to celebrate the delicious and nutritious strawberry as well as support local growers.

October Festivals

Oyster & Seafood Festival

Sandstone Point Hotel’s waterfront comes alive with a fresh seafood market including prawns, bugs, sand crabs, calamari and more.

November Festivals

Caboolture Feasts and Beats

Get ready to explore a wide variety of culinary delights and indulge in a feast for the senses. From mouthwatering burgers to delicious coffee and sweet treats, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Burpengary Beers and Beats

Get your taste buds ready and groove to the rhythm at Beers & Beats Burpengary. This family-friendly event offers plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained!

December Festivals

Woodford Folk Festival

Experience six days and nights of music, performers, craft displays, and the showcase Fire Event, just a short drive north-west of Caboolture.

Sandstone Point Hotel Christmas Carnival

Enjoy plenty of festivities for the whole family, with Christmas markets, food stalls, fireworks, live music, kids rides, entertainment and of course a visit from Santa!

Caboolture New Years Eve Festival

Head to Caboolture Showgrounds to bring in the new year with a community festival. There’ll be food stalls and plenty of entertainment to bring in the new year.

Redcliffe Festivals and Events are Awesome!

Redcliffe is the ultimate festival destination for anyone looking to soak up some culture and community vibes. Redcliffe’s celebrations are all about fun, connection, and enjoying what makes this place so special. Why not check out these local festivals around Redcliffe and some further afield?

Got a hot lead about another local festival? Email JodieM@TheGuides.com.au

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