CHECK OUT WHAT’S COMING UP, FROM ARTS AND MUSIC TO SPORT AND FAMILY FUN
FREE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE (WOMEN ONLY)
Today Time: 8.45am–4pm. Where: Currimundi Recreational Camp, 80 Currimundi Rd, Caloundra. Don’t feel quite ready for the Noosa Triathlon? Join this free outdoor adventure and get your body moving in a girl-only, beginners’ environment. There will be three session blocks across the day, with registration 15 minutes prior to the start time. Choose from 9–11am (8.45am registration), 11.30am–1.30pm (11.15am registration) or 2–4pm (1.45pm registration). Each session includes snacks and refreshments provided at the end of the activity. Numbers are strictly limited, so make sure you register at www.jointhemovement.qld.gov.au/adventures to avoid missing out!
NOOSA TRIATHALON MULTI SPORTS FESTIVAL
Today till tomorrow Where: Noosa and surrounds. Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day event for all ages and abilities, including a Breakfast Fun Run and a Run Swim Run event. Super Saturday is one of the highlights of the event, with the Superkidz and Special Triathlon and a Legends Triathlon. Sunday is the main event, the Noosa Triathlon, the largest standard distance race in the world. With more than 12,000 athletes competing during the event week, it is certainly one event you need to experience for yourself.
SUNSHINE COAST TURF CLUB – MELBOURNE CUP
November 7 Time: gates open 9.30am. Where: Corbould Park Racecourse, 170 Pierce Ave, Caloundra. A six-race local program starts at 12.47pm, plus all the action live from Flemington on televisions throughout the course. There’s also plenty of entertainment on course, including local band Tapestry performing between races, iStyle TV Fashions on the Field, a mechanical bull ride, the Iron Jack Bar, and, of course, full Tote and Bookmaker facilities to have a bet. Tamara Wrigley from iStyle TV will be running the iStyle TV Fashions on the Field with amazing judges Richard Reid, Kim McCosker and Nikki Stacey. The three categories include Most Fashionable Lady, Most Fashionable Male and Most Fabulous Millinery, with a total prize pool of more than $10,000. Registration is from 9.30am–12pm just inside the Main Gate Entrance. This is an 18+ event, adult tickets $20. For more details, head to www.sctc.com.au.
MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH AT VIEW RESTAURANT
November 7 Time: 12.30–3.30pm. Where: View Restaurant Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas, 33A Viewland Dr, Noosa Heads. Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the spring season. Enjoy cocktails and canapes on arrival, a two-course plated lunch and unlimited three-hour beverage package. There’ll also be big-screen race coverage, sweeps, prizes and a fashion parade by Who Invited Her Boutique. Tickets are $90 each (bookings essential). For more details, go to www.peppers.com.au/noosa/dining/.
November 9–12 Where: Novotel Twin Waters Resort, 270 Ocean Dr, Twin Waters. Wander into a world of health, inspiration and good vibes at Wanderlust Festival. Choose your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouth-watering local organic dinners, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and outdoor activities from stand-up paddling to camping and glamping. Featuring big names in music, fitness and food including Arrested Development, Toni Childs, Sarah Wilson, Janet Stone, Duncan Peak and so much more. For tickets and further information, visit wanderlust.com/festivals/sunshine-coast.
November 12 Time: 1–5pm. Where: Kingfisher Dr, Peregian Beach. Pack the picnic rug, kick off your shoes, slap on the sunscreen and bring your coin jar as hundreds of fellow music-loving locals and tourists trek to the little town of Peregian Beach to dance, shake, laugh, clap, sing and jump with joy to original music in the park. This month’s headline acts includes Electrik Lemonade (Gold Coast nine-piece funk), The Moonsets (formerly the Flumes), Hobo Magic (Sunshine Coast’s favourite heavy blues-rockers) and Arpier (local emerging artists on the rise). The tunes kick off at 1pm and the drum circle is on at 2.30pm (BYO drum). This is a family-friendly event, all ages are welcome.
IGNITE CHILLI FESTIVAL CALOUNDRA
November 25 Time: 1–8pm. Where: Bulcock St, Caloundra. Caloundra is turning up the heat, with the inaugural Ignite Chilli Festival filling Bulcock St with all kinds of spicy goodness. There will be cooking demonstrations, information tents, live entertainment and activities, plus loads of unique stalls offering all kinds of chilli-inspired products including arts and crafts, fashion, street food, jewellery, homewares and handmade lifestyle products.
FAMILY FUN DAY
November 26 Time: 10am–3pm. Where: Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore. Help our native wildlife by joining Wildlife Rescue Sunshine Coast for a family fun day. The kids will love the reptile display, plus there will be a jumping castle and face painting. Fuel up with a sausage sizzle ore check out the food and market stalls. There will also be raffles and loads of prizes to give away. All proceeds go directly to the rescue and care of our wildlife.
THE AINTS PLAY THE SAINTS (1973–78)
November 26 Time: Doors open 4pm. Where: The Shed, Downunder Dr, Palmwoods. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Saints’ album (I’m) Stranded, founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ed Kuepper revisits the iconic material from 1973–78. Ed is joined by Sunnyboys bassist Peter Oxley, drummer Paul Larson from The Celibate Rifles and keyboardist Alister Spence. The Aints will perform the songs that spanned The Saints’ first three ground-breaking albums: the punk classic (I’m) Stranded (1977), the hugely influential Eternally Yours (1978), and the genre-defying Prehistoric Sounds(1978).
JUNGLE LOVE FESTIVAL
November 30 to December 2 Where: Borumba Deer Park, Yabba Creek, Imbil. A boutique music festival that celebrates up-and-coming local musicians, artists and art workers. This is a festival like no other, set in the beautiful natural surrounds of Borumba Deer Park and backing onto the lush Yabba Creek, where punters often take a swim before another dance.
WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
December 27 to January 1 Where: Woodfordia, Woodford. Escape from ‘reality’ and immerse yourself in cultures from near and far. The Woodford Folk Festival is a place where artists inspire, community spirit engulfs and life memories are made. More than 2000 performers and 400 events are programmed, featuring local, national and international guests. This year’s festival features concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, a film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, an entire children’s festival, an environmental program featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late-night cabarets, parades and special events including a spectacular fire event. There are 35 performance venues, plus restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street performers, tree-filled camp grounds, butterfly walks, ponds and wildlife.
The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival.
Woodford Folk Festival.
The Wanderlust Festival.