Things To Do

The Best Things To Do On The Sunshine Coast This September

By Claire Plush
2nd Sep 2019

Rick's Garage Palmwoods

Break out the thongs and put away the winter woollies, because spring is finally here. Say goodbye to early sunsets, freezing mornings and winter colds, and say hello to fruity cocktails, alfresco dining and singlet tops. 

And just in case you weren’t already excited enough for the return of longer days and warmer weather, we’ve put together the ultimate hit list of things to do on the Sunshine Coast this September.

Check Out The Newest Additions To The Coast’s Dining And Drinking Scene

A lot happened at the tailend of August, with four new openings landing on our shores and making our foodie bucket list that much bigger. Clear your weekends, and head to The Rooftop Bar & Garden for sunset cocktails and tapas, down a few cold ones at James Squire’s waterfront brewhouse, The Savvy Squire, in Mooloolaba, scoff vegan sweets at Soul Kitchen Bakery, and get your brownie fix at the new I Heart Brownies store in Maroochydore. 
When: All month long
Where: Various locations
Cost: Prices vary
For more information, click here and here.

Whiskey Masterclass

Hold onto your hipflasks, a whiskey masterclass is happening at one of our favourite haunts on the Sunshine Coast, Rick’s Garage. And trust us when we say there’s nothing average about it. Book a ticket and you’ll end up dining on an American-inspired, three-course menu, sipping on a signature cocktail and tasting five premium whiskies.  
When: Wednesday 4 September, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm 
Where: Rick’s Garage, 14-16 Margaret Street, Palmwoods
Cost: $75
For more information, click here

Nights On Ocean

Nights On Ocean has announced it is returning this September, so mark your diaries for September 6. It sounds a little different this time around, with each month celebrating unique customs and cuisines from around the globe, but change is good for the soul, so go check it out and give them your support. 
When: Friday 6 September, from 5pm to 9pm
Where: Ocean Street, Maroochydore
Cost: Free  
For more information, click here.

King Of Craft Beerfest

Beer lovers unite! King Of Craft Beerfest will be a celebration of local craft beers, including favourites from Heads of Noosa and Brouhaha. As well as beer, there’ll be delish food, live entertainment and whiskey on offer, so it’s guaranteed to be a great time for everyone. 
When: Saturday 7 September, from 12pm to 5pm
Where: Mets on Kings, The Caloundra Surf Club, 1 Spender Lane, Kings Beach
Cost: $59.95
For more information, click here

Vegan Afternoon High Tea

There’s nothing that says old world glamour like a decadent high tea; nibbling on cucumber sandwiches, pretty pink pastries and jam scones—it’s heavenly.  That’s why we let out a collective squeal when we heard that Aimee Provence in Buderim was throwing a special event for our vegan friends, with their first ever all-vegan high tea afternoon. There’ll be freshly-baked vegan scones, tiny irresistible sandwiches, vegan curried lentil gourmet pies, pumpkin rolls, champagne, and of course, tea. 
When: Saturday 7 September, from 3pm to 5pm
Where: Aimee Provence, 1/100 Burnett Street, Buderim
Cost: $68
For more information, click here

Gathered

After the massive success of their autumn and winter markets, Gathered is back with a special event to celebrate the beginning of spring. This seasonal market showcases stunning sustainable, organic, artisanal and fair-trade homewares and clothing from Sunshine Coast makers, creatives and designers, so it’ll be a challenge to leave empty-handed. Brands you can expect to see include Luxey Cup, Of One Kind, Feather and Oak, The Botanical Collective, Little Merchants and a bunch more. Don’t leave without heading inside to feast on all of Café Vie’s vegan eats, and purchasing a raffle ticket to go in the draw to win over $3000 in prizes—all proceeds go to SCARS, so you can end your Sunday knowing you did a good deed. 
When: Sunday 8 September, from 7am to 12pm
Where: Café Vie, 2 Main Street, Buderim
Cost: Free entry
For more information, click here

2040 Movie Night

If it’s been a while since you’ve caught a flick, make this thought-provoking documentary the reason you break the drought. Brought to us by award-winning director Damon Gameau, this film explores what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to protect our planet. It’s interesting, sobering and a must-see, so rally your mates for a night of eye-opening facts. 
When: Monday 9 September, from 6pm
Where: Big Screen Cinemas, 11 Bulcock Street, Caloundra
Cost: Tickets start at $16.90
For more information, click here

Noosa Laneway Party

Taking over the CLO Studios laneway in Noosa Junction, this party event is known to sell-out, so grab your tickets fast. Bringing you house music from 3pm, you’ll be listening to the likes of Jackson Winter, Cain Tickner, Fro and Tim Fuchs, among plenty of others. With drinks flowing, it’s lucky that long-time favourite VanillaFood will be dishing out delicious eats to keep the energy up. 
When: Saturday 14 September, from 3pm to 10pm
Where: CLO Studios Laneway, Shop 3/10 Lanyana Way, Noosa
Cost: Tickets from $10
For more information, click here

Currimundi Lake Twilight Market

The Currimundi Twilight Markets are back this September to fill the gap in the lives of all the market-loving crew down the southern end of the Coast. Popping up on the foreshore of Currimundi Lake, this twilight event is an intimate affair of unique food stalls, bar and an entertainment area. We suggest packing your own picnic blanket for all the eating and lazing you’ll be doing, plus your swimsuit or boardies for a sunset swim in the lake. Now that’s one chilled out way to wrap up the week. 
When: Friday 20 September, from 4pm
Where: Currimundi Lake, Westaway Parade, Currimundi
Cost: Free
For more information, click here

Image credit: Daniel Hine for Urban List

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