Sunshine Coast 50th Celebration

Art exhibitions, historical displays, concerts and sporting events are all part of a very full calendar as Brisbane’s northern neighbour celebrates 50 years since it was named the Sunshine Coast.

Prior to 1967 it was known as the rather uninspiring “Near North Coast” and the official name change coincided with the start of tourism in the region.

The University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery will be playing home movies as part of its exhibition: “From the Mountains to the Sea: Sunshine Coast Stories” from July 6 – August 19.

The Landsborough Museum will showcase key moments in its history with the exhibition “The News Makers, 50 years of major events on the Sunshine Coast”.

Sunshine Coast Events