Noosa is gearing up for a smorgasbord of culture and creativity when the Noosa Alive returns to the region on Friday, July 19.

Running over 10 days, Noosa Alive features some of Australia’s premier artists and performers, all showcased against the picturesque backdrop of one of the country’s favourite tourist destinations.

Here’s what’s in store at Noosa Alive, 2019…

10 days of arts and culture

With a history that dates back almost 20 years, Noosa Alive is designed to highlight some of Australia’s finest culture and arts over 10 action-packed days.

From performances to art exhibitions, intimate music acts, comedy sketches and talks, the event features theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and barrier-breaking forums.

This year’s line-up includes performances by Queensland Ballet, musician Tim Freedman of the Whitlams, comedy duo the Umbilical Brothers, GANZA Capella, Modern Maori Quartet, a one-act play festival, plus so much more.

The performance line-up will be complemented by speaking events, fine food and informative workshops, including lunch with veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien at View by Matt Golinski, a writer’s workshop at the Noosa Library, and a Slow Food with Film evening.

Meanwhile, the whole family can be part of the action on Saturday, July 20 when Noosa Alive hosts food stalls, fun and entertainment at the Lions Park on Gympie Terrace, in a family afternoon event which culminates in fireworks at 6pm.

Noosa Alive history

The Noosa Alive festival has a history dating back almost 20 years after a group of talented artists decided the region needed a cultural festival.

The first event was staged in 2002, with prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, author Kristin Williamson, internationally renowned violinist Brett Dean, environmental activist Dr Michael Gloster, restaurateur Leonie Palmer-Fisher together with Rick Clayton and Ros McCauley the major instigators of the festival.

Over the years it has evolved to become one of Queensland’s finest cultural festivals drawing thousands of people to the Sunshine Coast to experience the best of drama, cabaret, dance, theatre, music, literature, visual arts and more.

Major venues

Events and performances are hosted across the Noosa region, with major venues including the J theatre at Noosa Junction, Noosa Arts Theatre at Weyba Road, Noosa Library, and Noosa Regional Gallery.

More information about this year’s line-up and venues is available at

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa Sound.

Situated within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.

Noosa Quays shares the region’s passion for arts, culture and entertainment and is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the excitement, culture and intrigue of this year’s Noosa Alive festival, with the Noosa Arts Theatre and Hastings Street just a stroll away.