Our Top 3 Festivals in Queensland This Winter

Queensland is Australia’s summer playground, and is still abuzz during winter. While cooler, there’s still plenty happening throughout the state. Here are our top 3 winter festivals to get your next trip sorted while you stay in the area. 

Cooly Rocks On - Gold Coast

(8 - 12 June)

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Ready to go back to yesteryear? This nostalgic festival celebrates the outfits, music, cars and lifestyle of the good old days. Beachside destination Coolangatta will play host in this all round festival of fun. Expect rock ‘n’ roll tunes, live performances, dancing, swing and the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. For the motor enthusiasts, there will be over 1,000 classic vehicles on display from collectors. There will also be markets, a Pin-Up Pageant and more. 

So you don’t miss a beat of Cooly Rocks On, stay nearby at any of Nightcap Hotels:

Ekka (Royal Queensland Show) - Brisbane

(6 - 14 August)

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The iconic annual festival is Queensland’s largest, bringing the country and city together for a celebration of agriculture and community. It’s been running for 146 years and continues to attract crowds of people. There’s plenty on offer for the whole family including carnival rides, live entertainment, showbags, competitions, animal events, food, and more. 

You’ll want to make a day or two of it, so stay over at any of our Nightcap Hotels around the corner: 

Horizon Festival - Sunshine Coast

(26 Aug - 4 Sept)

The festival celebrates the Sunshine Coast’s cultural arts scene, including visual art, dance, music, film and other creative avenues in the Caloundra region. Home-grown and international artists will showcase their talents. While honouring art, the festival will pay respects to the traditional custodians of the region, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Peoples. There will be something to suit everyone’s art taste. 

While experiencing all that is the Horizon Festival, you’ll want to make sure you’re nearby. Stay over at any of our Nightcap Hotels in the Sunshine Coast area: