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20 Awesome Things to Do This July On The Sunshine Coast

By Sophie Wright - 01 Jul 2018

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We’re officially halfway through 2018! Whether you’re stoked or horrified at that revelation, hopefully we can all agree that the year has been a pretty good one so far…so let’s keep it that way!

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Christmas in July or are just looking to treat yo’self with your tax return, here are 20 awesome things to do on the Sunshine Coast in July. 

Ice Skating In Noosa 

Pull on that unused bobble hat and those gloves, because Noosa Civic Shopping Centre is set to be transformed into a stunning winter wonderland complete with an epic ice rink where you can live out all your ice skating dreams. #tripleaxel And the best part is you can have all this fun while doing good. All the proceeds from the rink go directly towards the fabulous Make-a-Wish Foundation. What could possibly be better than that? Did we mention there will also be penguin sliders for the little ones too? How adorable is that! 

Where: Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, 28 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville 
When: Monday 2 to Friday 13 July; 10am till 3pm 
Cost: $5 donation to Make A Wish Foundation
For more details check here

LOLbar @ Solbar 

After the roaring success of their first show, LOLbar will be back on the first Tuesday in July! Enjoy some side-splitting stand-up lols from Michael Connell, Carolyn Mandersloot and Matt Ford at Solbar – what a great way to kick off the month! 

When: Tuesday 3 July 
Time: 7pm
Where: Solbar, 10-12/20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Cost: $20.40
For more information, click here

Mary Valley Art Festival  

Held in Imbil, this annual event showcases artwork from a heap of talented SEQ artists. Come by to admire their creativity, or splurge on a piece of art of your very own to take home.

When: Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July
Time: From 10am each day.
Where: Imbil Public Hall
Cost: Entry fees start from $3.
For more information, click here.

Blue Lagoon Charity Movie Night

A touch of Hollywood is coming to Noosa Junction and we're thrilled. Star of the iconic 80’s movie Blue Lagoon, Christopher Atkins is dropping by to say hi and to help raise much needed funds to assist Coolum and North Shore Coast Care volunteers care and preserve our natural environment. You'll get to watch the much-loved movie with the man himself. Sounds like a great night out to us. 

When: Monday 9 July; 6pm till 9.30pm 
Where: Noosa Cinemas, Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa 
Cost: $29 
For more information, and to book, check here. 

Canon Collective x Visit Sunshine Coast Photography Festival

Budding photographers, get amongst this! The Canon Collective team are coming right here to little ol’ Mooloolaba to run a series of incred workshops for the Sunshine Coast Photography Festival. Some of your fave local businesses are hosting events (ie. Pier 33, Mantra Mooloolaba and the Noosa Cruiser) where the Canon Collective ambassadors will be on hand to show you the tips and tricks of the trade.

When: Friday 13 July to Sunday 15 July
Where: Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Cost: Various, depending on event. 
For more information and to book, click here.

Queensland Garden Expo 

Calling all green thumbs and plant serial killers alike. If you're interested in all things gardening than this is the place for you. There will be over 360 exhibitors and loads of indoor plants featured at this expo. 'Cause nothing is more 2018 coolness than indoor plants. There will also be free demos and live stage events offering tips on how to keep all those pretty plants alive and thriving. 

Where: Coronation Avenue, Nambour 
When: Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July; 8am till 4pm 
Cost: $18 till $45 
For more details check here.  

Tim Fuchs x Saltwater Sunday

Okay, you guys know the drill here. Great beats, signature cocktails and fab food, all while floating along the serene Noosa River. Need we say more? We think not. Get your tix! 

When: Sunday 15 July
Time: 2pm
Where: M.V. Catalina, 172 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Cost: From $16.00
For more information, and to book, click here.

Open Mic Night @ Solbar

Did somebody say Open Mic Night? Oh yeah we did! If you’re a superstar waiting to be discovered, you’re in luck – so start practicing for Solbar’s Open Mic Night and get ready to belt our your best banger! Suffer from a little stage fright? Just come along to watch – it should be a ripper of an evening.

When: Wednesday 18 July
Time: Sign up at 6:30pm, performances from 7pm.
Where: Solbar, 10/12-20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Cost: FREE!
For more information, click here
 

Velothon Sunshine Coast

If cycling is right up your alley, register now for Velothon Sunshine Coast! Because one day on a bike is just not enough, this three-day event brings together the best elements of European rides - our stunning home region as the location, an epic race set-up, and a world-class experience on and off the bike! Not keen on participating? You can still experience the Velothon fun, with a dedicated Velo Clubhouse right on the river at Cotton Tree Park open for riders, fam and friends to relax and share in the Velothon experience. 

When: Friday July 20 to Sunday July 22 
Time: From 6:30am onwards each day.
Where: Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
Cost: From $500 to participate as a cyclist.
For more information, click here
 

Noosa Long Weekend Presents Noosa Alive 

When it comes to events on the Coast, Noosa really gets the crème de la crème, don’t they? Like come on, they’ve literally just wrapped up Noosa Food and Wine, and now they get Noosa Alive. RUDE. But we’ll let it go this time around, because Noosa is within arm’s reach, meaning we get to go to all the amazing events they host. Anyway, we digress. Noosa Alive is one of these ‘amazing events’ and is an epic festival of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and forums. Yep, it’s ten jam-packed days of arts and culture! Click here to view the full schedule (and maybe request some annual leave…)

What: Friday 20 July to Sunday 29 July
Where: various locations in Noosa Heads.
Cost: Various
For more information, and to book, click here
 

Nambour Winter Jazz Fest 

July is clearly the month of jazz, with the Nambour Winter Jazz Fest also happening this month! Music lovers and jazz enthusiasts can get amongst the variety of workshops and shows, which run at various times throughout the day, plus there’s free entertainment in the courtyard for all to enjoy! Nothing soothes the soul like the sweet sounds of jazz music, so we reckon this one’s worth a looksie.   

What: Saturday 21 July
Time: 12pm to 9:30pm.
Where: C-Square Complex and Nambour RSL, Nambour
Cost: Workshops from $35, shows from $60.
For more information, click here.

Pomona King Of The Mountain

Pomona King Of The Mountain may sound like some kind of fun cartoon you could watch hungover on a Sunday, but it’s not. It’s really, really not. Instead, if you dare to take part (read: cheer from the sidelines), you’ll be witnessing crazy fitnessy people who race from the middle of Pomona, up Mt Cooroora and down again in a ridiculous time. In fact, the fastest time on record was 22 minutes 43 seconds. It beats our two-hour dillydally, but whatevs. 

When: Sunday 22 July
Where: Pomona 
Cost: Entry $125, free to watch
For more information, check here

Intro To Throwing Workshop

Are you a lover of alll things arty? Do you have a sense of adventure? Then this is the event for you! Have a crack at making your own ceramics over fine wine, hosted by the lovely peeps at Syndicate Creative. It's for beginners so why not give it a go! 

When: Thursday 12, & 26 July
Time: 12:30pm till 2:30 pm or 6pm till 8pm
Where: Syndicate Creative, 1/11 Endeavour Drive, Kunda Park
Cost: $165 
For more information, check here

Sunshine Coast Lightning VS NSW Swifts

As finals get closer and closer, our gals need our support! The Sunny Coast Lightning are gearing up to take on the NSW Swifts here at USC Stadium at the tail end of the month. Grab your tix and get ready to cheer the girls on. Go Lightning!

When: Saturday 28 July
Time: 3pm
Where: USC Stadium, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs
Cost: From $20.00
For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Sunshine Coast French Festival

Oh Mon Dieu! Ooh la la! For two glorious days, we’ll be living that French life as the Sunshine Coast French Festival takes over Kings Beach. Yep, soak up the fabuleux culture, cuisine and lifestyle of one of the world’s sexiest nationalities. Still not convinced on adding it to your calendar? There’s a Wine Pavilion. We repeat, there’s a WINE PAVILION, people. See you there. 

Saturday 28 July & Sunday 29 July
Where: Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra
Cost: Tickets from $10.
For more information, click here.

Mother Picnic Meet @ One Block Back 

Calling all yummy mummies (current and future)! One Block Back has created a mothers’ picnic meet every Tuesday to meet other mums, chat all things baby (or not) and enjoy delicious food and drink! High chairs and change tables will be provided, but feel free to BYO blanket and toys. 

When: Tuesday 3, 10 and 17 July
Time: 9am
Where: 106 Nothling Street, Moffat Beach
For more information and to book, click here.

Winter Long Lunch Ticket

Nothing is honestly better than a super long lunch and we've managed to find you one. Enjoy an afternoon of delicious shared courses and exclusive wines featured by Blue Pyrenees Winery. And the best news is all the proceeds benefit the Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC patrolling Kings Beach. What could be better than that? 

Where: Mets on Kings - The Caloundra Surf Club
When: Friday 27th July; 1pm till 4pm
Cost: $75 per person 
For more details check here.

Christmas In July @ Montville Cafe, Bar and Grill 

Being winter and all, ‘tis the season for mulled wine (or a fine red) and hearty, yummy meals – and the Montville Pub has answered our prayers! They’ll be serving a festive Christmas in July menu on all Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month – four courses for just $45 per person! Honey-baked ham, roast vegies and gravy, and plum pudding with brandy custard are just some of the highlights of the menu…so if you’re in need of a little festive cheer this month, the Montville Pub is the place for you. 

When: Every Friday and Saturday in July
Where: Montville Café, Bar and Grill, Main Street, Montville 
Cost: $45
For more information, click here
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Paint And Sip Social 

Once again, there are a HEAP of paint and sip social classes this month at The Art Hub Sunshine Coast! Each class is a new subject, from flowers and animals to local landmarks and events, and all skill levels are welcome. Why not try your luck at painting over a glass of vino?

When: Various dates in July
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Art Hub Sunshine Coast, 19b, 11 Bulcock Street, Caloundra
Cost: $45.00
For more information, and to book, click here.

Looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast this July? Check out our list of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast here

Image credit: Glow Festival

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