Things To Do

Here Are The Best Things To Do On The Coast In February

By Laura Braulins - 31 Jan 2019

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This February on the Sunshine Coast, you’re in for a truckload of awesome events that will make saying goodbye to summer a cinch. 

From live music to wine-stomping and Asian food festivals, we’re here to fill the gaps in your calendar with all the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast this month. 

Cheap and Cheersful

The coolest combination since macaroni and cheese has got to be Ocean Street Precinct’s Cheap and Cheersful featuring Strike Bowling Bar and Hole Moley Golf Club who have joined forces to give you guys reason to celebrate the end of the week with a super affordable offering of $10 bowling, $10 nine holes, and $10 pizzas. Whether it’s a mini golf, bowling or pizza thrill you’re chasing, type “Ocean Street” into Uber and get yourself to this one. 

When: Friday 1 February, from 4pm to 6pm
Where: Ocean Street Precinct
Cost: $10

Shantan Wantan Ichiban

Any Triple J listeners out there, will be familiar with Shantan Wantan Ichiban—the guy who holds down the fort for Nina Las Vegas’s House Party and Linda Marigliano’s Good Nights. Now he’s back on the decks at Old Soul, so order a cocktail and get grooving to Shantan’s diverse tune spectrum. More info here.

When: Friday, 8 February
Where: Old Soul, 19 Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Cost: $5 at the door

Farmed Music Festival 

This time it’s Dear Doonan bringing the goods in the form of Farmed, an outdoor festival on the grounds of Lake Borumba. Dear Doonan are headlining the day, supported by Hobo Magic, Groove Revolution, Belligerent Goat, plus a stack of others. Tickets are $20 and camping is free, so BYO tent and inflatables then knock back a day of high vibing, energy-pumping bliss. Check the full line-up here.

When: Saturday, 9 February
Where: Lake Borumba Caravan and Camping Grounds
Cost: $20

Red Hot Summer Tour 

Gather your mates, especially Designated Dave, and head in the direction of Sandstone Point where mass music hunger will be fed at the Red Hot Summer Tour. Featuring an old-school, all-star line-up of Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish, this will be one epic day out. 

When: Saturday, 9 February and Sunday, 10 February
Where: Sandstone Point Hotel
Cost: Starting at $119 

Deus Surf Swap No.12 

Set to cause some serious waves on the Sunshine Coast scene, Deus have collaborated with Thomas Bexon of Thomas Surfboards to deliver the 12th instalment of their iconic Deus Surf Swap. Paying homage to surf culture, the event shines light on vintage memorabilia, art, live music, food trucks and the premier of ‘Death Rides a Horse’, the latest film from Deus. If you’ve got an old fin, bring it in to sell, swap or display on the day. 

When: Saturday, 16 February
Where: Thomas Surfboards, 4 Project Avenue, Noosaville
Cost: Entry is free

Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival 

Get the tastebuds buzzing at the Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival where you’ll be treated to cooking demonstrations and Asian food in lush rainforest surrounds. A standard ticket includes five tantalising Asian dishes plus two matched wines, and then there’s the Riesling Masterclass with Spicers own sommelier, Peter Marchant, for the wine-loving crowd. Dust off your picnic rug and pray for sunshine, it’s bound to be one of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast this February. 

When: Saturday, 16 February
Where: Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny
Cost: Tickets from $99 

Hidey Hole 

Ignite the group texts, the Sunshine Coast’s largest underground music festival AKA Hidey Hole is coming, and we think it’ll totally get your February pumping. Let the beats of Toxic Fox, Feels Club, Hobomagic, Dosed and Oh Voila fill your ears, as Aussie beers fill your cup. In the wise words of the Hidey Hole crew, take the day off work, come down and boogie at the party with a purpose. Touché. 

When: Saturday, 16 February
Where: 20 Commerce Court, Noosaville
Cost: Tickets on the door

Matt Hollywood Illusionist

If it’s been forever since you witnessed the awe and mystery of a magic show, book a refresher at Sol Bar for world-class illusionist, Matt Hollywood, this February. If his superstar name isn’t enough to get you through the door, perhaps the mind-blowing acts of levitation and sawing people in half will push you along. Prepare to be stunned, people. 

When: Thursday, 21 February
Where: Sol Bar, 12-20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Cost: From $23.50 

Stomp 

Montville’s Flame Hill vineyard celebrates their annual end of year harvest with Stomp, a day of live music, good tucker, wine tasting and their famed grape crushing shenanigans amongst the Shiraz vines. With the amount of fun planned by the Flame Hill team, you’ll not only be marking this one on your 2019 calendar, but for every year that follows. 

When: Saturday, 23 February
Where: Flame Hill Vineyard, 249 Western Avenue, Montville
Cost: $85

Farm to Coast: Three Course Organic Dinner

We’re a lucky bunch on the Sunshine Coast, surrounded by magnificent mountains, breathtaking beaches and amazing organic produce. Tapping into the latter, CK Wholefoods have partnered with Fresh Box Organics, Sunshine Coast Organic Meats and Drought Angels organisation to host their Farm to Coast organic three-course dinner. All meals are served with a side of live music and producer information, so you know exactly where your meal was sourced. 

When: Saturday, 23 February
Where: CK Coffee Bar and Wholefoods, 17 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba
Cost: $60

Munch

If you’re keen on spending the final days of summer outdoors feasting on scrumptious cuisine, look no further than Imperial Hotel’s Munch festival of fab food, cool drinks and tasty tunes. You may as well bail on breakfast and preserve that appetite for the onslaught of Asian, Mexican, vegan, and every cuisine in between. And, keep an eye out for Eumundi’s roving entertainment team! 

When: Saturday, 23 February
Where: Imperial Hotel, 1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi
Cost: Entry is free

Breathe In and Bleat Out

Meditation just turned a whole lot cuter with Breathe In and Bleat Out and the addition of baby goats to the mind-calming equation. Set amongst the clouds of Sunshine Homemaker Centre’s rooftop, release tension and relieve stress as you bring your body to stillness with a guided practice followed by cuddles and playtime with baby goats, who cause fewer allergies than cats and dogs for those playing at home. Not a bad way to end the weekend.  

When: Sunday, 24 February
Where: Rooftop of Sunshine Homemaker Centre, 16A/100 Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore
Cost: From $39.20 

If strolling through markets is your favourite way to spend the weekend, check out our roundup of the best markets on the Sunshine Coast this February. 

Image credit: Amy Higg for Urban List 

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