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 and beer yoga to street food festivals, we’re here to fill the gaps in your calendar with all the coolest events popping up across the region.
Here’s the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast this February.
Noosa Summer Swim Festival
Seven swims over two days at Noosa Main Beach—the Noosa Summer Swim Festival is bucket list stuff guys. This weekend festival will again offer a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to the 5km Noosa Grand Prix where seasoned swimmers can push their limits alongside current Olympic swimmers. And if swimming isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there’ll be an outdoor cinema popping up at night in the Noosa Woods.
Where: Noosa Main Beach, Noosa Heads
When: Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 February
Sunshine Coast Wellness Expo
If health, healing and happiness are on your radar this year, the Sunshine Coast Wellness Expo is one event you're not going to want to miss. Get ready for the best lineup of wellness experts, all in one room. Take part in many different workshops throughout the day including sound healing meditations, gut health seminars, cooking demonstrations and grab some tips on how to start your own wellness business. Nab a ticket at the door, with all proceeds from ticket sales donated to Wellness Advocate Natural Disaster Support.
When: Saturday 8 February, 11am to 4pm
Where: Coolum Civic Centre, 2-4 Park Street, Coolum Beach
Cost: $10-$25 (depending on workshops included)
RAW Annual Warehouse Sale
Get ready to snap up some of the biggest bargains of the year at RAW Sunshine Coast’s annual warehouse sale. The new year always calls for a new look and the home is no exception, so if you’re after some new statement interior pieces or one-of-a-kind custom furniture, mark the date in your calendar as these guys will be reducing their prices up to 90%.
When: Saturday 8 February, 9am to 2pm
Where: RAW, 23 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore
Get bendy and enjoy some of the best local brews with beer yoga at Your Mates Brewhouse. Pack your mat and head on down to Your Mates Brewhouse for a night of sun salutations and schooners –we couldn’t think of a better way to wind down on a Monday night. Lock in a ticket for $35, with all proceeds from the event go to Reef Check Australia, an environmental charity dedicated to protecting our reefs and oceans.
When: Monday 10 February, from 5.30 pm
Where: Your Mates Brewing Co, 41 Technology Drive, Warana
Sunshine Coast Dessert Festival
All your Charlie and The Chocolate Factory dreams will come to life with the sweetest event landing on the Sunshine Coast this February. Get together with your sugar-loving gang and head to Aussie World for the Sunshine Coast Dessert Festival. Come with an empty belly and some baggy pants, and get ready to treat your tastebuds with dessert waffles, pizzas, dumplings, ice cream, crepes, brownies, dessert wine tastings and so much more. Salivating yet?
When: Saturday 15 February
Where: Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road Palmview
Cost: From $10
The Land & Sea Brewery Flea Market is back and we’re rating it as one of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast this month. If you’ve got some goodies you need to sell or if you're looking for some pre-loved treasures, head along to Land & Sea Brewery on Sunday 16 February from 6.30am to 11.30 am. Grab yourself a coffee or a sneaky morning brew, and browse and buy some of the epic second-hand threads and knick-knacks.
When: Sunday 16 February, from 6.30am to 11.30am
Where: Land & Sea Brewery, 19 Venture Drive Noosaville
Fake Film Festival
Don't see yourself as the next Steven Spielberg, but can give a good review? Then the Fake Film Festival hosted by Hot 91.1, may be just for you. Come dressed in your best to Kawana Event Cinemas, devour canapes, cocktails, walk away with luxury goodie packs and watch the lineup of 60-second films created by creative locals. Who will drive away as the winner in a brand new Subaru Impreza?
When: Friday 21 February, from 6.30 pm
Where: Event Cinemas Kawana, Kawana Shopping World
French Platter Workshop
Living in paradise, we are spoilt for choice with breathtaking scenic picnic spots, and with that, comes the responsibility of pulling together one hell of a good food spread. Luckily, we have platter royalty, Little Platter Co., who share their knowledge, tips, and tricks in their Platter Workshops. Little Platter Co's French Platter Workshop will be on how to create the best French-inspired, aesthetically-pleasing platter while tasting and testing Will Studd Le Dauphin Double Crème and Bongrain St Agur, accompanied by your fave wine or beer. The best bit? When all the fun is over you’ve got an epic platter to take to your desired destination.
When: Saturday 22 February, 1pm to 3pm.
Where: Glasshouse Brewery, Shop 8, 330 Mons Road, Forest Glen
Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival
Just when we thought our favourite hidden hinterland retreat couldn’t get any better, Spicers Tamarind Retreat announced this year’s Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival agenda. This is an event that no foodie will want to miss. Jump into a cooking demo, take part in a Riesling Masterclass or just immerse yourself in the rainforest setting while devouring mouth-watering Asian street food, including pad Thai chicken wings, Asian pork tacos and Chinese bao. If you’re looking for the tastiest things to do on the Sunshine Coast this month, you can stop your search.
When: Saturday 22 February, from 1pm to 6pm
Where: Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane, Maleny
Cost: $99 (includes five food tickets and two beverage tickets)
Noosa Festival Of Surfing
The Sunshine Coast’s biggest and best surfing festival is back again and it’s set to be better than ever. With nine days of surfing competitions, cultural events, live music and beach bars, we’re already calling this one of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast in February. From music festivals and film nights to beach yoga and dog surfing, Noosa Festival of Surfing is the ultimate way to celebrate all things surf culture.
When: Saturday 22 February to Sunday 1 March
Where: Noosa Heads
Bobby Alu at Malt Shovel Taphouse
Fresh off his 2019 tour supporting Busby Marou and Xavier Rudd, Bobby is bringing his solo tour with his hit album Flow to the Sunshine Coast. Playing his smooth, uplifting tunes at Birtinya hangout, Malt Shovel Taphouse, we can almost guarantee Bobby will be making a regular appearance in your Spotify Daily mixes after this live event.
When: Sunday 23 February, from 5.30 pm
Where: Malt Shovel Taphouse, Birtinya
The Drop Festival
Grab your crew and get ready for an afternoon of epic bangers performed by some of the best Aussie artists. For the first time, Noosa will be home to the popular The Drop Festival. The Triple J music festival follows around World Surfing League events and this year the festival is coinciding with the Noosa Longboard Open on February 29. The Dolphins Rugby Club Ground will be where to catch the talented lineup, including The Presents, Boy & Bear, Ball Park Music, Allday, DZ Deathrays, Kita Alexander, Graace and many more. Avoid the FOMO by grabbing your ticket here.
When: Saturday 29 February, 1pm to 11pm
Where: Noosa Dolphins Rugby Ground, 1 Bicentennial Drive, Sunshine Beach
Image credit: Teddy Kelley