Noosa comes alive in May with fantastic events at every turn. Cook
with the best chefs at the Audi Noosa Food & Wine Festival, take in
the fast paced competition of the Noosa Winter Festival or rock on to
the sounds of Ripe Noosa.
Noosa Masters Swim Carnival
Saturday 15 May
The Noosa Masters Swim Carnival is for all registered Masters swimmers and is fast becoming the Melbourne Cup of Masters swimming with prize monies being awarded, unsurpassed by any other Masters Club in Australia. Competition includes all strokes and medley in all age groupings from 50 to 400m on the day and 800m and 1500m as postals, as well as relays. The raffle table holds many wonderful prizes and there are give aways throughout the carnival. contact: 07 5449 0671 or 07 5455 6363
Noosa River Festival
Sunday 16 May
Noosaville is set to come alive with this year s first annual Noosa River Festival, held in conjunction with the Riverfest Regatta. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the Lions Park on Gympie Terrace, overlooking the Noosa River, and be treated to an opening street parade, food stalls, children s entertainment, celebration of live music, roaming performers and more. contact: 0422 556 610
Friday 14 - Sunday 16 May
Presented by the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club, the Riverfest Regatta is a great family fun day that incorporates a sailing regatta, ferry race, fishing competitions and live music. Come along to Noosaville for Mayfiesta celebrations right throughout the day. contact: 07 5449 8602
Noosa Wedding Expo
Sunday 23 May
Noosa is a premier wedding destination offering every bride the opportunity to have her dream wedding and honeymoon. Options abound at the Wedding Expo. The Expo showcases all things bridal and is a must for every bride dreaming of that something extra special...getting married in Noosa. contact: 07 5448 7372
Audi Noosa Food & Wine Festival
Friday 30 April - Sunday 2 May
An influential line-up of leading chefs, iconic winemakers, food and wine media celebrities, restaurateurs and serious foodies converge on the magical setting of Noosa to taste, talk, debate, dine and indulge.... Noosa style! Join a food trail and enjoy the freshest food from the paddock to the plate, take a cooking class with a celebrity chef or enjoy the results when visiting chefs join the kitchens of some of Noosa's best restaurants.
The 2010 Festival will see over 150 contributors from the national food and wine scene participating in more than 100 exciting events, all over 3 days in April/May. Cooking classes, degustation dinners, food trail tours and more are all on the menu, capped off by concerts featuring some of Australia's hottest talent. contact: 07 5447 5666
Noosa Winter Festival
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 May
Bring together three of Noosa's biggest sporting events into the one action-packed weekend and you've got the Noosa Winter Festival (in Autumn!) - a new event that's sure to get your heart rate up! Enter one or take on all three of these physical challenges.
Noosa Blue Water Swim Dive into Queensland's only National Park swim event! Choose from the 2km National Park to Main Beach event, the 1km Ray White Ocean Swim (including the new Fin Swim category) or the 500m Splash & Nipper Challenge for the kids or novice swimmer.
Noosa Century Cycle In the tradition of the great European events this Noosa start to finish 100 Mile (160 km) ride is a must for keen road cyclists, taking in spectacular scenery in and around Noosa. For the less seasoned, there is also a 100km option.
Noosa Running Festival Pull on your running shoes and get ready to run. Train up for the scenic 10km run, go the whole distance with the flat-course Noosa Half Marathon or dress in pink to support the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation in the 5km walk. Contact: 07 5449 0711
Saturday 29 May
RIPE Noosa is a joyful collision of rock, hip hop, melodic pop, roots reggae and electronic dance music, held over 1 day and across 3 stages.
Following its inaugural success, RIPE Noosa returns, promising to deliver an even more bountiful festival experience, headlined by the Cat Empire with Grinspoon, Birds of Tokyo, Urthboy, Washington and many more.
There will be more of everything in 2010 including 3 stages, colourful light shows, more DJ'S, outdoor cinema and great live electronic acts. And, with more food options, bar areas and market stalls, RIPE Noosa will be an event to remember. RIPE will again be held in the beautiful Noosa hinterland area of Doonan, 15 minutes drive from Noosa Heads.
It's the secret locals have always known -- Noosa in May is simply spectacular and what better way to experience it than with a host of sensational events and great holiday deals, right throughout the month during Noosa Mayfiesta.
Mayfiesta is an ideal way to celebrate the best of Noosa -- food and wine, the great outdoors and festivities at every turn. To help you plan your May getaway, we've come up with a range of hot deals offering 25% off a range of accommodation, shopping, tours, pampering treatments and restaurants.
With a line-up of high quality events throughout the month to keep you entertained, from the tastes of the Audi Noosa Food & Wine Festival to the fast-paced competition of the Noosa Winter Festival or the sounds of the Ripe Noosa music event, May 2010 will be a month of celebration!
But we've saved the best part to last - to celebrate Mayfiesta, Tourism Noosa is offering subscribers the chance to win the Ultimate Noosa Getaway valued at over $10,000!
To enter, simply visit our Mayfiesta website and fill in your details. Share the competition with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter and you'll receive more chances to win... how easy is that!
Go to www.mayfiesta.com.au now to find out how you can save up to 25% off your Noosa Mayfiesta holiday and enter to win the Ultimate Noosa Getaway.
Other Noosa Mayfiesta Events...
The Cooroora Woodworkers May Wood & Craft Show
Friday 7 & Saturday 8 May
The Cooroora Woodworkers Club is holding their annual Wood & Craft show at the Cooroy Memorial Hall. The festival entails woodworking, craft displays and demonstrations of wood turning, wood carving, scroll sawing and other crafts. Entry is $2 per person. contact: Kevin Brewer 07 5442 5178
Sunday 9 May
"Forget what you knew about former Australian Idol Damien Leith and start here. His musicianship is stronger than ever and his band is rocking." - Sunday Telegraph.
Damien Leith's current tour takes in Noosa this May! contact: 07 5447 1766, Tewantin-Noosa RSL
Australian Body Art Carnivale
Friday 14 - Sunday 16 May
The Australian Body Art Carnivale in Eumundi this year celebrates the theme of FANTASY. The Carnivale is centred around body art in its many and varied forms. Watch human canvases take shape during competitions and enjoy a feast of other entertainment including a gala launch and masked gallery art walk, exhibitions, wearable art, pavement art, vehicle art, music, street performers, workshops, sunset street party, and more. Put the date in your diary ... it's sure to be a colourful event!
Venus vs. Mars a Girl's Guide to Sex!
Friday 14 & Saturday 22 May
Follow the journey of three very different women as they talk, sing and laugh through their hopes, fears and fantasies. From inquisitive children through troublesome teens and beyond, these ladies will make you laugh out loud with their views on love, men and most of all SEX in this fast paced, hilarious yet bittersweet musical. contact: 07 5455 4455
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