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End of year events on the Sunshine Coast to look out for

byMandalay Stuart-25 Sep 2017

There’s no winding down on the Sunshine Coast! Though events happen all year round, sometimes the best are saved till last!

Eumundi: Our past, present and future

As part of Sunshine Coast’s 50th anniversary, Eumundi is transforming their town for "Eumundi: Our past, present and future", a weekend of family-fun events! From 29 September to 1 October, Eumundi will be celebrating with indigenous talks, a vast array of attractions showcasing their agricultural heritage, plenty of beer and of course, live music! A grand parade will also take place with cows, horses, fire trucks, vintage cars, street performers along for the ride. 

Eumundi: Past, present and future.
Eumundi: Past, present and future.
 

Wanderlust Festival Sunshine Coast

Awaken your inner yogi and celebrate mindful living at the Wanderlust Festival on the Sunshine Coast. For four days from the 9 to 12 November, unplug from the ordinary and find your true north surrounded by likeminded individuals. Choose your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouth-watering local organic dinners, heart pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops. Also included is a range of outdoor activities to connect you to Mother Nature, like SUP, camping in the breathtaking tropical landscape and surfing, just to name a few! 

Wanderlust Festival Sunshine Coast.
Wanderlust Festival Sunshine Coast.

Queensland Triathlon Series

If you’re a fan of the great outdoors and staying active, the Queensland Triathlon is for you! This series has events that spread from Raby Bay all way to Caloundra and Kawana. With something for all ages and all fitness levels, there’s never been a better time to tri! Options for lengths of the triathlon include, open water swims, sprints, enticers and Kool Kids.

Queensland Triathlon Series.
Queensland Triathlon Series.

Ignite Chilli Festival Caloundra

Downtown Caloundra will be turning up the heat on 25 November by hosting the launch of the inaugural Ignite Chilli Festival. With cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, plenty of street food and unique stalls all heroing the chilli. The first food festival in Caloundra, Ignite Chilli Festival builds on the chilli eating competition which has been held in the area over the past two years. It’s the perfect way to take your whole family to enjoy a day out with some spice!

Ignite Chilli Festival, Caloundra
Ignite Chilli Festival, Caloundra

Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival

Head just up the road to Kawana and wash down all the chilli from the Ignite Chilli Festival with an ice-cold beer! Sunshine Coast’s inaugural Craft Beer Festival is set to kick off on 25 November with over 160 brews being showcased from across Australia and New Zealand. Beer enthusiasts are encouraged to join in the festival fun for a day of cold brews, live music and good food! With tickets ranging from $10-$90 bring along your mates to kick back on the grass and share some frothies.

Noosa Beach Classic Car Show  

If vintage cars get your wheels rolling, be sure to drop in to Noosa Beach for their Classic Car Show. With 260 cars of all ages, this year is set to see some very rare and famous cars including entries from Bowden Collection. Put on by Noosa Car Club, cars will be judged out of variety of categories with the highest scoring taking out prizes of up to $3500! With free shuttles, food and drink available, this is an event not to be missed by car enthusiasts!

Noosa Car Show.

Noosa Beach Classic Car Show.

Heart of Gold Film Festival

Nestled in the golden hills of Gympie is the grand auditorium of the Civic Centre which acts as the backdrop to the loveliest film festival in all of Australia, the Heart of Gold International Film Festival. Held in October each year, Gympie brings together film buffs from across the region and beyond. The festival showcases some of the best local and international short films that all have one thing in common, they beat with a good, strong heart.  

Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival.
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival.

 

 

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