Come sit in a plane to celebrate our name!
  • Thursday 29 June 2017

If you’re looking to do something different this weekend, then put yourself in the pilot’s seat or enjoy an evening of brass band music – all part of the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast celebrations.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast with a weekend full of family fun.

Visitors can enjoy historic aircraft flyovers, paper airplane making, live music, jumping castles, food vans, coffee trucks, roaming Star Wars characters and an exhibition of an historic aviation collection of more than 65 aircraft.

Engines will run at 11am and 1pm. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for concessions and student, $8 for children. A family pass cost $36 (2 adults & 3 children).

For more information, visit Queensland Air Museum at

For those who are musically inclined, enjoy an evening concert featuring two of the Sunshine Coast's premiere instrumental music groups, hosted by Sunshine Brass Band as part of the annual Festival of Brass.

The Sunshine Coast will be celebrated in music from the era the region was named.

At 7.30pm on Saturday, the Festival of Brass will hit the high notes with an Anniversary Concert featuring the Sunshine Coast’s best big band SCREAM, with featured vocalist Asabi Goodman performing a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for concessions and available at the door or you can pre-purchase online at the Sunshine Brass website 

For the full festival line-up, visit the Sunshine Brass website at

Both events are proudly supported by the 50th Anniversary Fund.