2022 Horizon Festival
After a two-year hiatus, the Horizon Festival is back. From August 26 to September 4, the Horizon Festival will be bigger, brighter, and—most importantly—in person.
The Sunshine Coast Council initially presented Horizon Festival in 2016. The annual festival is an event that promotes place, fosters community involvement, offers an opportunity for the local artistic community to contribute and grow its capacity, and benefits the local economy.
So prepare for the leading contemporary multi-arts festival on the Sunshine Coast, which will feature ten days and nights of visual art, music, theatre, dance, words + ideas, film, and creative workshops inspired by the region's history and natural beauty.
The Horizon Festival 2022 will be held at several Sunshine Coast spots. There are also many free and ticketed events to attend, such as:
Coolum Civic Centre
The Playlist is a Red Chair Productions, a compilation of beloved music that serves as the soundtrack to fantastic tales. It tells the stories of those who have ties to Coolum.
This immersive theatrical experience combines live music, video projection, visual art, and spoken word. It is buoyant, tragic, cheeky, and amusing.
Open Air: Saturdaze with Blak Social
Some of Australia's most famous musicians will perform live as part of the free family-friendly event, Open Air's Hinterland series.
First Nations artists infuse their works with positive feelings and powerful ancestor energy. Blak Social, the pioneer in the cultural renaissance of Indigenous peoples in South East Queensland, has assembled a stellar lineup of renowned and up-and-coming musicians, including Tia Gostelow, AYA J, DJ Kritty, and Selve.
Collage with The Butiner
3/56 Lysaght St, Coolum Beach
Peta O'Hara, The Butiner, describes herself as a collage artist, storyteller, and gardener. She lives on the Sunshine Coast. From her studio in Coolum Beach, Peta creates hand-cut collages with scissors and glue. Regular meetings and workshops take place in the studio.
Please bring your wine to this unique collage workshop with Peta O'Hara, The Butiner, where you will create, learn, and hear about her creative process. At a wholly private workshop from The Butiner in her studio, participants will make deeply original collage postcards inspired by their connection to their homes using the same photos and materials.
Stumers Creek Coolum
Dawn Awakening, the most renowned and adored event of Horizon Festival, will be back in 2022.
As the first light of the day emerges and the voices of the First Peoples call in a fresh vitality for these times, gather along Stumer's Creek in Coolum. Journey through song, dance, spoken word, visual art projections, fire installations, and storytelling to consider, bolster, and attest to a flourishing connection to one's homeland, culture, and fellow citizens. This event is free, but registration is essential.
Stay Peregian Court Resort
Book a comfortable home away from home on the stunning Sunshine Coast with Peregian Court Resort.
The stylish and spacious townhouses at the Peregian Resort are tucked away in lovely tropical gardens, just one minute's walk from Peregian Beach's magnificent white sands and a short stroll from a great range of hip cafés, restaurants, and shops in charming Peregian Village.
In addition, it takes around 90 minutes to drive from Brisbane International Airport and 20 minutes to get to Maroochydore Airport from the Peregian Beach accommodation. It is 8 minutes north of Coolum and 10 minutes south of Noosa, 5 kilometres off the Sunshine Motorway. From the airports in Brisbane, there is a shuttle service available.