Basket loads of Easter fun on offer across the region
THE Sunshine Coast is offering up an Easter feast of family entertainment next month.
If you prefer cheese and wine to chocolate eggs, Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest on Easter Saturday, April 15, is a free event which kicks off with a cheese rolling competition, Cheester Egg Hunt for children aged four to seven and gourmet cooking demonstrations showcasing produce from the Mary Valley.
On Easter Sunday, April 16, Maroochydore will be transformed into a celebration of diversity at the Ocean Street World Festival.
This free event will feature artists across four stages with acts from Japan to Bolivia, Budapest to Jamaica, Salsa dancing and Bollywood workshops, choirs, djembe workshops and more.
Australia Zoo will be another hot spot of fun during the Easter break with Robert's epic treasure hunt, pony trails, Bindi and the Jungle Girls' Island Time show and colouring competitions.
From April 9-13, the Irwin family will also be feeding the crocs in the noon Wildlife Warrior show in the Crocoseum.
Surfers will be in their element, too, attracted by one of Australia's oldest surfing competitions: the Pa and Ma Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest.
The much-loved and anticipated surfing comp is held over the Easter Long Weekend, April 14-16, at Caloundra's Moffat Beach.
The surfing contest began in 1974 and has attracted some big names over the years including Wayne (Rabbit) Bartholomew, Simon Anderson and Hawaiian legend Gerry Lopez.
Children can enjoy the annual Easter egg treasure hunt at the Original Eumundi Markets on Easter Saturday, April 15.
This fun and free activity includes a hunt with clues through the market with a chocolate surprise at the completion of the journey.
Other Easter activities include: Magic with Nickleby at the Ginger Factory, mini medieval Olympics at Sunshine Castle or learning how to make robots dance, talk and move at Sunshine Coast Libraries.
Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford said the Sunshine Coast was again proving a popular option for holidaymakers to take a break during the Easter school holiday period.