Art & Design

11 Awesome Things Happening On The Coast This September

By Claire Plush - 01 Sep 2016

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.

Vegan Nights at The Shak | Every Thursday Night

Buderim’s organic health hub, The Shak hosts a super tasty vegan night every Thursday. From South East Asian dishes to an Italian-style feast, each week the menu theme changes and sounds tasty enough to entice even the meatiest of eaters off the streets for a night of animal-free fare.

Wellness Month At Eumundi Markets | Throughout September

Making wellness totally affordable (read: FREE) this September, Eumundi Markets is hosting a bunch of workshops and classes as part of their Wellness Month. Held on Saturdays, you can join a yoga session, fermentation workshop, or Ayurverdic cooking class, and top it off with a market trawl. Sounds like an epic way to kick off the weekend. Just sayin’.

Wayne’s World at Black Bunny Kitchen | September 2

They say the best things in life come in twos, so we can only imagine how epic this month’s Open Air Movie Night at Black Bunny Kitchen is going to be with a back to back viewing of Wayne’s World 1 and 2, plus a whole lot of laughs with two stand-up comedians taking the stage. There’ll also be an American-style BBQ menu available and drinks… basically, it’s party time.

Horizon | September 2-11

There’s not many festivals on the Coast that could claim they’ve got over 200 events on their program, but Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture is one of ‘em! Over 10 days, smattered from the bush to the beach, there’ll be plenty of ways you can embrace all things creative across the Coast. Film and music festivals, workshops, art exhibitions— check out our list of must-dos!

Be Her Freedom Event | September 3

It’s great to have fun, but it’s even better when you’re helping those in need at the same time. True? True! Be Her Freedom is a stunning event happening on the Coast to raise awareness for the fight against human trafficking. Indulge in delicious canapes and small dishes, sip on bubbles and browse a silent auction and merchandise with all donations going to the cause—all set on a beautiful private property.

Another Woman’s Closet | September 4

Who doesn’t love a good bargain? Round up your girls and get over to Another Woman’s Closet this weekend. 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!

Behind The Coast | September 4

Tidal Magazine is at it again, hosting an epic arts event with Limited Run, as part of Horizon festival. Taking over Axis Gallery on Ocean Street, Behind The Coast kicks off at 6pm and will showcase works by some of the Coast’s best independent creators. Stick around for the beers, tunes by Christian Patey and Zac Gunthorpe, and a talk by revolutionary shaper Tom Wegner AKA The Man. The exhibition will run until September 10, so if you miss out on the launch, don’t cry.

MMVAF | September 10

Setting the tone for what’s set to be the biggest music month on the Coast, it’s all about MMVAF come September 10. Taking over the Old Horton Park Golf Course, Matt Corby, Peking Duk, and Vera Blue 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.

Peregian Originals | September 11

Live music + sunshine + beachside park = Peregian Originals. We know, we know—we include this event every other month. BUT the line-up this September is too good not to keep under wraps, so we’re bringing the facts to you again. Band of Frequencies, Harry Kemp, Mitch King, and Vaguely Human. Get there!

Junction Twilight Markets | September 16

So you’ve done Nights on Ocean. And Marcoola Market. Well, type Junction Twilight Markets into your calendar for September. Held on the third Friday of the month, from 5pm to 9pm, eat your way from one end of the junction to the other. We can’t think of a better way to spend our time, really.

Caloundra Music Festival | September 30-October 3

The Caloundra Music Festival is back again and we’re pretty excited about the line-up. Ladyhawke, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Beautiful Girls, and The Black Seeds are just a few names that should make you wanna nab a couple of tickets if you haven’t already. Don’t wanna pay for an Uber home at the end of every day? There’s a makeshift campground happening at Caloundra State School.

Looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast? Get your romance on!

Image Credit: Hayley Williamson for Metropolist

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