Just like that, spring is here. And with it a whopping events line up for September.
So, get out of those trackies and into something a little less “I’m currently in hibernation mode”, and let this list guide you towards the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast this month.
Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs At The Drive-In
Not much could beat a double-screening of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs at the drive-in, so load up the car with blankets, popcorn and any Tarantino fans you know, and head straight for Eumundi. Freshly cooked pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, lollies and cool drinks will be waiting for you at the candy bar.
When: Friday 1 September, gates open 5pm
Where: Eumundi Showgrounds, Black Stump Road, Eumundi
Cost: $25 per car, $10 per person for walk-ins
Noosa Jazz Party At El Capitano
The folks at El Capitano are getting all intimate on us, with two nights of sultry jazz this September for the Noosa jazz party. Perfect for a date night, there’ll be two dinner shows kicking off from 7.30pm with the likes of Leena Salim and guitarist Arron Bool of Coastal Jazz (Friday) and the James McIntyre Trio featuring Aria winner Tyrone Noonan (Saturday) taking the action to the floor. To book a table, click here.
When: Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September
Where: El Capitano, 52 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Cost: Free entry
Sunshine Coast Plant Swap
Calling all green thumbs! If you’re as mad about greenery as we are, you’ll be super excited to know there’s a plant swap happening on the Sunshine Coast this month. Held on Saturday 2 September, by the generous folks at the not-for-profit Steps Nursery in Caloundra, bring along any plants or seedlings you no longer want or need, and exchange them for a piece of greenery your heart actually desires. Yep, this event totally nails the “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” sentiment.
When: Saturday 2 September, 9am to 2pm
Where: 9 George Street, Caloundra
Cost: Free entry
7th Sunshine Coast Yoga Day
If you’re on the Coast this month and live and breathe yoga, then you’d better jump on this Currimundi event. The 7th Sunshine Coast Yoga Day brings together some of the Coast’s best yoga teaches to host a bunch of workshops in one place. Sounds pretty convenient, no?
When: Saturday 2 September, 8.30am to 5pm
Where: Currimundi State School, 17 Buderim Street, Currimundi
Cost: Pre-purchase online for $60, $70 at the door, $50 for half-day
You know what they say? The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and it’s no different for your dad. This Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show dad just how much you appreciate all those little things he does for you, and there’s no better way to spoil him than spending a Sunday around a table with loved ones, feasting on some of the best food on the Sunshine Coast. And thankfully, we’ve taken the work out of it with this handy hitlist.
When: Sunday 3 September
Where: Various locations across the Sunshine Coast
Noosa Amour at aromas
When you wanna go out for dinner in Noosa it can be really tough choosing which fine establishment you’re going to hit. Locale? Rickys? Wood Fire Grill? aromas? #thestruggleisreal Imagine if you didn’t have to decide—if you could experience all of this deliciousness in one epic dining experience? Well, people, consider us your gourmet genie, because we are making your wildest food fantasy come true! For one night only, the chefs from four of the best restaurants in Noosa are coming together to present, Noosa Amour. Held at aromas, you’ll feast on a four-course menu complete with matching wines, with a dish prepared by Jules Santisi (aromas), Andy Davies (Locale), Josh Smallwood (Rickys) and Marcus Denby (Wood Fire Grill). Sounds like foodie heaven to us!
When: Wednesday 6 September, from 6.30pm
Where: aromas, 32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Styling And Photography Workshop
Ever wanted to up your Insta game? Or make your brand’s photos stand out among a sea of images? Well then, listen up! This September, Hayley Jenkin from Wholehearted Studio is hosting a creative workshop that’ll load you up with a whole lot of skills to help you establish a visual identity that you’ll be proud of. Perfect for small businesses, freelancers or any creative peeps, this afternoon masterclass will teach you how to plan a shoot/content, style photos, compose photos, shoot and edit from your phone, and so much more. Did we mention there will also be cheese platters, plenty of coffee and you’ll even take home a gift bag full of goodies.
When: Saturday 9 September, 3pm to 5.30pm
Where: Urban Garden Nambour, 8 Bury Street, Nambour
IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast
We’ll be honest. We’ve never competed in an ironman event. Hell, just the thought of it makes our bodies hurt. But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate them and think all the fit peeps are awesome for tackling such a crazy tough course. So, if like us, you won’t be breaking a sweat at this year’s Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast, there’ll be plenty of space on the sideline along the esplanade to cheer on those who will. Plus, when you need to fuel up, all the best restaurants and cafes in Mooloolaba are within a towel throw.
When: Sunday 10 September
Where: Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
The Secret Spring Soiree
Here’s the deal. On September 16, this special pop-up event will take place in Noosa at a secret (restaurant) location to be revealed to you by text only two hours before the 7pm kick-off. The theme—The Secret Spring Soiree—will see adventurous foodies treat their taste buds to prosecco and canapes before indulging in a sumptuous three-course meal, washed down with matching wines. Sounds tempting, huh?
When: Saturday 16 September
Where: Secret Noosa location
Another Woman’s Closet
Who doesn’t love a good bargain? Round up your girls and get over to Another Woman’s Closet. You’ll get to browse stalls and stalls of pre-loved clothing, and leave with armfuls of new-to-you threads with plenty of cash left over for those midday cocktails. Let us ask again, who doesn’t love a good bargain? Yep, that’s what we thought!
When: Sunday 17 September, 8am to 11.30am
Where: Peregian Beach Community House, 255 David Low Way, Peregian Beach
Cost: Free entry
Lifeline Bookfest Sunshine Coast
What sort of self-respecting book-lover doesn’t love a good deal when it comes to book-buying, especially when said good deal also goes towards helping a very important charity do their life-saving thing. Enter Lifeline Bookfest, a four-day extravaganza of all things second-hand. With heaps of books, DVDs, board games, comics and records, you’re sure to pick up a steal for your yearly reading or watching list. Plus, prices start at $1, and hardback novels go for as little as $5. Be still our beating heart.
When: Saturday 21 to Tuesday 24 September
Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsman’s Parade, Kawana
Cost: Free entry
Arj Barker, Organic
Hold on to your beards! This is big! We’re pretty freakin’ excited to let you know Arj Barker is back in town. This funny man has quite the following, so don’t just sit there contemplating, book your seats to this laugh-yourself-silly gig NOW!
When: Friday 22 September, from 8pm
Where: The Events Centre, Caloundra
Caloundra Music Festival
The Caloundra Music Festival is back again and we’re pretty excited about the line-up. Wolfmother, British India, Stonefield and Daryl Braithwaite AKA ‘that’s the way it’s gonna be little darling…’ are just a few names that should make you wanna nab a couple of tickets if you haven’t already.
When: Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October
Where: Kings Beach, Caloundra
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Looking for even more things to do on the Sunshine Coast? Might be time to tackle the best markets around the region.
Image credit: Wholehearted Studio