SUNfest SUNfest

SUNfest 2016

SUNfest 2016 will run from January 11 to 22 next year for youth aged 11 to 17.


The 2016 program is available online or via download.

What is it all about?

SUNfest was initiated in 1998, as a result of the Gladstone City Council's Youth Needs Study that recognised the lack of low cost activities and opportunities for youth in the region.

From its early beginnings of 40 workshops attended by 400 participants, the festival has now grown to a high profile event providing over 100 activities for more than 1000 young people.

With the support of local businesses and industry, SUNfest is now a much anticipated annual festival that offers more than just school holiday entertainment.

Gladstone Regional Council's SUNfest Youth Program is held each January for two weeks during the summer school holidays.

Expressions of Interest for tutors keen to join the program closed on September 1, 2015.

The SUNfest 2016 Sponsorship Prospectus provides information for those interested in providing sponsorship support.

For more information SUNfest event coordinators Gladstone Festival and Events Inc on (07) 4972 5111.

Ticket Sales

Ticket sale dates for SUNfest will be released closer to the program's 2016 announcement.

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone or in person. Tickets will be available:

  • Online
  • Phone 4972 2822 and pay by credit card
  • Visit any of the following Gladstone Regional Council venues and pay via cash, credit card, cheque or money order
Venue Address
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre 58 Goondoon Street, Gladstone
Gladstone Administration Centre 101 Goondoon Street, Gladstone
Boyne Tannum Community Centre Cnr Wyndham & Hayes Ave, Boyne Island
Calliope Administration Centre 5 Don Cameron Drive, Calliope
Miriam Vale Administration Centre 36 Roe Street, Miriam Vale
Mount Larcom Rural Transaction Centre Raglan Street, Mount Larcom
Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre 71 Springs Road, Agnes Water

A snapshot of SUNfest 2015:

Council's annual youth holiday program, SUNfest, culminated in the SUNfest Showcase at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre. Youth who participated in some of the 30-plus events over the past two weeks showcased what they learned at the event. View our full collection of SUNfest 2015 photographs from activities around the region.