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Here’s All The Cool Events Happening On The Coast This November

By Bronte Holding
2nd Nov 2018

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And just like that, somehow it’s November. But before you bust out the Michael Bublé Christmas Albums and decide to re-watch Love Actually for the 5000th time, there’s still a whole month before the Christmas festivities can really start. That’s right, it’s November, that awkward month between Halloween and Christmas where nothing really happens and no one really knows what to do. Well, if you’re looking for ways to seize the last of 2018 and make the most of the second last month of the year, then check out our list of the best things happening on the Coast this month. 

Creative Writing Course | Thursday 1 November

Had a new year’s resolution to try new things, and now realising you’re running out of time? Well why not put yourself out of your comfort zone and try a creative writing course? Whether you’ve got a story in your head that you’re dying to tell, or you’re just looking to develop your creative writing skills a little, then this is the course for you. There’s no experience necessary, so whether you’re J.K. Rowling or have never wrote a story in your life, this course will teach you the fundamentals of penning a gripping story. Oh and the best part? It’s free. 

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Chenrezig Institute, 33 Johnsons Rd, Eudlo 
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here

Mojo Juju At The Imperial Hotel | Saturday 3 November 

Rhythm and Blues artist Mojo Juju is bringing her soulful tunes to Eumundi, and we are not worthy. Seriously though, this girl has some amazing pipes on her, and her music is both powerful and catchy. Currently on her ‘Native Tongue’ album tour, Mojo Juju has become well known for her stirring and raw portrayal of culture, politics, and her own identity as a queer woman with indigenous heritage. It’s powerful stuff. 

Time: 7:30pm
Where: 1 Etheridge St, Eumundi 
Cost: $25 online or $30 at the door.  
For more information, click here

Beltane Fire Festival | Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 November 

Looking for a way to escape the everyday grind and get back to your ancient roots? Then this is the festival for you. Think burning man but with less people, more feasting and maypole dancing. There will be special guest speakers, workshops on the craft of herbal medicine and moon magic, as well as live music and entertainment. And yes there will be plenty of dancing around fires, so get ready to let your inner pagan out. 

Time: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Where: Gympie Showgrounds
Cost: Single day passes from $45, full festival and camping passes up to $465
For more information, click here

Sunshine Coast Wedding Expo | Sunday 4 November 

Whether you’ve got your own big day coming up or you just love weddings in general, you’ll want to check out the Sunshine Coast’s massive wedding expo. Meet wedding suppliers and planners face to face, get hands on with all the wedding products and decorations, and even go in the draw to win $5000 towards your own wedding. If you’re looking for wedding inspo, this is the place to get it. 

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Maroochy RSL Events Centre 
Cost: $10 for general admission, $25 for VIP ticket
For more information, click here

Lazy Sunday Lunch | Sunday 4 November 

Sit back, relax and treat yourself to a four course set menu lunch at the beautiful Amamoor Lodge. Featuring the best of seasonal produce from the Mary Valley, Noosa and Gympie, it’s sure to be a lunch you won’t forget anytime soon. Accommodation is also available, so you can wander over to your room after a long boozy lunch for an afternoon nap. Heaven. 

Time: 12:00pm 
Where: 368 Kandanga Amamoor Rd, Amamoor 
Cost: $65 per person 
For more information, click here

LOLbar Comedy Night | Tuesday 6 November

Maroochydore’s favourite pizza and live music joint, Solbar is bringing all the lols with their monthly comedy night. On the line-up this month is three-time Barry nominee Damien Power, Brisbane comedy legend Andrew Lee, Brett Kelly and Anna Brennan. Sit back with a beer in hand, grab a pizza, and let the good times roll. 

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: 10/12-20 Ocean St, Maroochydore
Cost: $12-$20
For more information, click here

Mary River Festival | Saturday 10 November 

Got a free Saturday? Then why not take a short drive out to Kandanga for a laid back Saturday at the Mary River Festival. There’ll be live music, local stalls, workshops and activities galore, movies, and roaming entertainment, as well as great food and drinks on offer. If you’re looking for the perfect way to while away a warm spring afternoon, then this is the festival for you. 

Time: 11:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Kandanga Community Reserve
Cost: Free entry 
For more information, click here

Leaning To Draw Series | Monday 12, Monday 19 and Monday 26 November

Another one for those who’ve left their new year’s resolutions to the last minute, this drawing class will take you from amateur to Picasso. Guided by local artist Lyndon Hallows, the series of classes will take you through the basics of drawing through simple, hands on exercises. No experience is necessary, so just come along with your pencils and get ready to create a masterpiece. 

Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Where: Noosa Regional Gallery, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin  
Cost: Single class $65, series of three classes $150
For more information, click here

Mets On Kings Spring Long Lunch Fundraiser | Thursday 15 November

Everyone’s favourite surf club, Mets on Kings is hosting their quarterly fundraiser again and it’s set to be a good one. The luxurious spring long lunch invites guests to enjoy and afternoon of fine wining, dining and beachside views, all to raise money for the Caloundra surf lifesaving club. A $75 all inclusive ticket will get you a delicious three course meal, a three hour beer and wine package, event raffle prizes and the best view of Kings Beach. Now that’s a good deal. 

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: 1 Splendour Lane, Kings Beach   
Cost: $75 per person
For more information, click here

Steve Irwin Day | Thursday 15 November

Get to Australia Zoo this Steve Irwin Day to celebrate the life of this Aussie legend. The zoo is bringing out all the stops for the big day, including a free BBQ breakfast, a live performance from country musician Adam Brand, rescue challenges, heaps of fun activities, and 10% off your entry fee if you don the khaki. Oh please, we know we had you at free breakfast. 

Time: 9:00am 
Where: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah
Cost: $35-$59
For more information, click here

Ignite Chilli Festival | Saturday 17 November 

Get ready to spice things up at this year’s Hot91 Ignite Chilli Festival. With cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef Matt Sinclair, live music, lots of delish food stalls, and of course the annual chilli eating championships, things are sure to get hot. 

Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Where: Bulcock St, Caloundra 
Cost: Free entry 
For more information, click here

Queensland Triathlon Series | Sunday 18 November 

This one’s for all of you that had a fitness related resolution that you never quite got around to (we’ve all been there). The Queensland Triathlon Series is coming to Kawana and welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a series of fun events.  Whether you’re a beginner wanting a less serious triathlon experience, or you’re ready to take on the real deal with Olympic and sprint distance races, there’s an event to suit everyone. 

Time: 5:00am-11:30am
Where: Sportsmans Parade, Kawana Waters
Cost: $30-$65
For more information, click here

Tasting India With Christine Manfield | Wednesday 28 November

If you consider yourself a foodie, then you won’t want to miss this. Pitchfork Restaurant is hosting an evening of fine foods with even finer company. Join one of Australia’s greatest chefs and writers, Christine Manfield, for a delicious three course banquet style dinner. Not only will you get a mind blowing feast, but you’ll also receive a glass of bubbles on arrival and a signed copy of Manfield’s book, Tasting India. To book email [email protected] 

Time: 5:00pm 
Where: 5/4 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach
Cost: $150 per person
For more information, click here

Access Bars Class | Thursday 29 November 

Now that the end of year craziness is upon us, deadlines are fast approaching and it’s nearly time to start the horrible chore that is Christmas shopping, it’s easy to feel more and more stressed as the year comes to an end. To put your stress at ease, join Brendan Watt for a class about ‘Access Bars’, the 32 bars of energy that run around your head and connect to different aspects of your life. The full-day course will teach you everything you need to know about how you can change your life, including your health, weight management, stress, anxiety, relationships, money, and much more. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to take on the new year in a stress-free state. 

Time: 9:30am-5:30pm
Where: Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas
Cost: $450
For more information, click here

Jungle Love Festival | Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November 

This boutique festival is fast turning into one of the Sunshine Coast’s most loved events, and it’s not hard to see why. Enjoy a weekend of alternative and local musicians doing what they do best, stunning visual and dramatic entertainment, swimming in creeks, riding rainbow bicycles, and delicious food markets. Sounds pretty good to us. 

Time: 12:00pm
Where: Secret location, Imbil
Cost: $21.86-$361
For more information, click here

And there you have it. There’s well and truly something for everyone on this month, from chilli eating comps to drawing classes. There’s plenty to do on the coast this November, so make the most of 2018 before it’s gone for good. Got visitors arriving soon? Make sure you bookmark this guide to the Sunshine Coast for out-of-towners. You're welcome.

Image credit: Jungle Love Festival 

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