There is always something to do in Australia and it is easy to find all different kinds of events and festivals happening everywhere all the time. We already told you about May festivals and events in New South Wales and in Western Australia. This is part two of upcoming festivals in Queensland. In part one, we featured the Brisbane Jazz Festival, Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival, Port Douglas Carnivale, and the Noosa Wine & Food Festival Today we are featuring 4 more upcoming festivals and special events in Queensland, some of them are quite fun and quirky, so let loose and enjoy! Stay tuned for more festivals and events in other states around Australia.

  1. Music in the Mulga

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Music in the Mulga is a country music festival that takes place annually in the little town of Eulo, Queensland. It is located in the outback close to the New South Wales border and 874 km west of Brisbane. It is a about a 10 hour road trip from Brisbane, where you get to see a lot of the rural parts of southern Queensland’s outback. This year, Music in the Mulga takes place 18-21 May, 2017. The event features daily concerts, nightly entertainment, dancing, Sunday morning breakfast, Yabby Races, and a charity auction. Performers include George Czender, Beccy Cole, Sara Storer, and The Long and Short of It.

Hiring a Car in Brisbane, Queensland

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There are several convenient locations to rent a car in Brisbane. If you are arriving at the Brisbane airport, hiring a car there could be your first option. If you are planning on renting a car from another location within or near Brisbane, you can choose from Ipswich, Rocklea, or Logan. When you rent a vehicle in Brisbane, be sure to ask your car rental agent for details on the destinations you are planning for your holiday. They will kindly provide you with safety protocols, maps, and insider details all about the best places to go on a Brisbane holiday. Here are some other holiday ideas in and around Brisbane:

5 Day Trips from Brisbane

Things to Do in Brisbane

Free Things to do in Brisbane

Something for Everyone in the South Bank of Brisbane

The Rainforest Way

Pacific Coast Road Trip Sydney to Brisbane

Take a Trip to the Queensland Outback: Carnarvon National Park

Great Barrier Reef National Park

Top 5 Great Barrier Reef Port Cities and 5 Great Barrier Reef Destinations

Excursions for Your Great Barrier Reef Holiday

Great Barrier Reef Island Getaways

Beautiful and Diverse National Parks of Queensland

A Chocoholic’s Guide to Brisbane

Brisbane Island Escapes in Moreton Bay

  1. Big Pineapple Music Festival

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The Big Pineapple Music Festival is a one day blowout music event on the Sunshine Coast happening on 27th May. This year’s lineup features Birds of Tokyo, Peking Duk, Safia, Northlane, Cloud Control, The Veronicas, City Calm Down LDRU, DZ Deathrays, Urthboy, and much more. There will be four different stages, food stalls, camping, and other accommodations are available too.

  1. Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

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The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is located in the Gympie region of Queensland which is about an hour northwest of Sunshine Coast. It is held annually on the last Sunday in May. This year, it is Sunday, May 28, 2017. The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is fun for the whole family and helps celebrate the local community and brings in money to help the local economy. This is the 21st year of the festival. The program includes the now famous Great Australian Pumpkin Roll, pumpkin bowl competition, the pumpkin pull competition, the giant pumpkin competition, pumpkin decorating, a pumpkin pageant, raffles, the annual dinner dance, and more. Camping is available nearby.

Hiring a Car in Sunshine Coast

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When you are travelling around the Sunshine Coast area, you can hire a car in Noosa or rent a vehicle at the Sunshine Coast Budget location. When you have a rental car to get around it means that you can see all the sights on your own schedule. Coming and going when you please can make for the best holiday. Click on the links to get a quick and easy rate quote for the best car hire rates in Queensland. While in the Sunshine Coast region, check out these other holiday ideas from our blog:

Noosa Wine & Food Festival 2016

Australia’s Most Popular National Park:Beautifully Diverse Noosa National Park

Great Sandy National Park

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Mapleton Falls National Park and Kondalilla National Park

Scenic Holiday in the Glasshouse Mountains

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could do at the Australia Zoo

Fraser Island World Heritage Site

Sandy Beaches, Blue Waters, and Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

  1. Great Wheelbarrow Race

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The Great Wheelbarrow Race is a quirky and fun event held each year near Cairns in the Far North of Queensland. The race is a charity event that takes place May 19, 20, and 21st. The rac covers 144 km from Chillagoe to Mareeba. Last year, racers raised $200,000 for various charities.

Hiring a Car in Queensland

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When it comes to visiting Queensland, you might decide to hire a car to get from port city to port city or for travel within the city you are staying in so that you can see the sights at your leisure. There are several port cities in where you might choose to visit to see the Great Barrier Reef in addition to all of the great fall events we have been featuring. Cities to visit include Cairns, Port Douglas, Rockhampton, Townsville, and Mackay. So, hire a car in Queensland  for an amazing adventure on land and in the sea. Click on the links to get a quick and easy great price rate quote for the right vehicle for your holiday needs. Here are some other blog posts for holiday ideas the Queensland:

Great Barrier Reef 5 Top Port Cities and Things to Do on the Great Barrier Reef

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef with Kids

Excursions for Your Great Barrier Reef Holiday

Great Barrier Reef National Park

Great Barrier Reef Island Getaways

Whitsunday Islands

Day Trip from Cairns

Things to Do in Cairns

Rockin’ Holiday in Rockhampton

Mackay Region: Endless Holiday Possibilities

How Attracted Will You Be to Magnetic Island and the Port City of Townsville?

Food and wine festivals and other foodie vacations are always happening all over Australia, here are a few other options we have already featured on our blog.

A Chocoholic’s Guide to Brisbane

Margaret River Great Escape

Taste of Tasmania

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Kangaroo Island Food Safari

Foodie Tours in Melbourne Part 1

Foodie Tours in Melbourne Part 2