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11 Awesome Things To Do On The Sunshine Coast This August

By Claire Plush - 01 Aug 2017


Guys, it’s August!!! How the hell did that happen?

Not one to dwell on details, and great acceptors of the phrase “it just is”, we’ve overcome our shock momentarily to round up the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast this August. (Hey, if the year’s going to keep runnin’ away on us, we’re sure as hell going to do our best to keep up.)

Without further ado, these are the shenanigans you’d be a fool to miss.

Bubbles & Brie 

Expect to taste creamy brie from the Sunshine Coast and around the world, as well as sipping on multiple glasses of bubbly at this decadent Cheese Therapy event. Ain’t this life grand? And, if you find something you just looove, you’ll be please to know a pop-up deli will be on site, so you can buy and bring those flavours home. Winning! Right now, you probably think it can’t get any better, but, well, it can—there will also be a cheese masterclass held on the Sunset Deck for a very select few. 
When: Friday August 4, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Noosa Boathouse, 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Cost: $59

The Whitlams

The Whitlams are an iconic part of Australia’s music history, renowned for their unique brand of piano-driven indie rock. With their 25th anniversary tour in the revision mirror, these guys are back on the road bringing their sounds to the ears of Sunshine Coasters. 
When: Friday 11 August
Where: The Shed, Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview 
Cost: $50

Ink Attach Tattoo Convention

Whether you’re inked, or wanting to be—we’re here to give you the 411 on the Ink Attack Tattoo Convention. Held over three days, some of the best tattooists in the country, hell the world, are gathering here on the Sunshine Coast for this event. There’ll be live tattooing and a heap of contests judged by industry experts.   
When: Friday 11 August to Sunday 13 August 
Where: Surfair, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola
Cost: One day for $25 or weekend pass for $60

Sunshine Coast Record Fair

Vinyl lovers, get your record players ready! Because a massive fair selling tens of thousands of records, cds and a bunch of music memorabilia is popping up on the Sunshine Coast very soon. And, with some price tags as little as one buck, it’s inevitable that you’re going to score a few dusty nuggets to take home. Held at Buddina Primary School, entry to the Sunshine Coast Record Fair will cost you a gold coin donation with all the money raised going to BeyondBlue. But, if you want to shop outside of the 9am to 3pm opening hours, you can pull out a fiver and get access to everything at 8.30am before the crowd sets in (and you lose that original copy of Neil Young you had your eye on). 
When: Sunday 13 August, from 9am—3pm
Where: Buddina Primary School Hall, Corner of Iluka Avenue and Tumut Street, Buddina
Cost: Gold coin entry

Hunt & Gather Lunch By Australia's Young Chef National Finalists

Consider yourself a foodie? Well, then you want to nab yourself a seat at this four-course lunch, cooked and hosted by 17 of Australia’s Young Chef National Finalists. Held at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant, there are only 80 seats available, so don’t dilly dally on this one. 
When: Sunday 13 August 
Where: Noosa Waterfront Restaurant, 142 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Cost: $99

Top Dog Film Festival

Dog lovers, listen up! A dog festival just for you is coming to our Sunshine Coast shores next month and it’s going to be pretty woofing awesome. Top Dog Film Festival is like any other film fest, except one minor detail—it’s all about dogaroos, their skills (hello, dog-powered sports) and the special bond they share with their owners.
When: Friday 18 August, from 7.30pm
Where: The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Cost: $27.50

Sunshine Coast Marathon

We’re not actually saying you should compete in this mammoth fitness comp, because that would be darn right crazy. What we are saying is that you should head along to the Sunshine Coast Marathon to cheer on the fitness freaks as they fly their “we’re so fit” flags. Their power, strength and super-toned bodies might get you down, but thankfully we know just the way to pick you back up—burgers. Eat them. All of them.
When: Friday 18 August to Sunday 20 August 
Where: Start and finish line at Alexandra Headlands Surf Club
Cost: $135 entry to marathon, free to cheer

Noosa Craft Beer Festival 

Get out your iPhone, peeps and plug this date as a reminder because the Noosa Craft Beer Festival is happening again. There’ll be live entertainment, an international food court and over 20 brewers and 80 beers and ciders to taste test. Undisputedly one of man’s best creations, any day that celebrates beer is a day that we wanna be a part of.
When: Saturday 26 August, from 12pm
Where: Noosa Reef Hotel, 19 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Cost: Gold coin donation


Setting the tone for what’s set to be the biggest music month on the Coast, it’s all about MMVAF come August 26. Taking over the Old Horton Park Golf Course, The Presets, Alison Wonderland and Gang Of Youths are just some of the musos taking over the stage. And don’t get us started on the impressive visual artists that’ve come on board or the mouth-watering food offerings available. #somuchtodosolittletime
When: Saturday 26 August
Where: Old Horton Park Golf Course, Maroochydore
Cost: $120

Back Yourself

Need a bit of inspiration to take your dreams to the next level? Back Yourself is a one-day conference featuring some of the biggest names in the biz, including Collective Hub’s Lisa Messenger, Denise Duffield-Thomas (The Lucky Bitch) and author Jamila Rivzi, alongside a handful of local but just as impressive entrepreneurs. You’ll learn, laugh and walk away backing yourself, just like the whole event intended. 
When: Tuesday 29 August, 8am to 3pm
Where: The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Cost: $199

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

A selection of the Sydney Comedy Festival’s best comedians are rolling into town this August and are set to tickle the Coast’s collective funny bone. Two hours of solid good times will be yours at the hands of international jokesters including Dusty Rich (South Africa), Al Del Bene (USA), Angella Dravid (NZ) and Aussies Daniel Connett and Sean Woodland. Get those abs prepped and ready to handle non-stop action.
When: Wednesday 30 August
Where: The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Cost: $37

Looking for even more things to do on the Sunshine Coast this August? Check out our market hit list

Image credit: MMVAF

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