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What’s on in September for the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast?

By admin | August 29, 2016

September marks the beginning of Spring. With the weather warming and the days growing longer it’s the perfect time for a costal break or a city adventure.  Don’t forget Father’s Day is on the 4th of September.


Swell Sculpture Festival                9th – 18th September 2016

Experience a wondrous display of over 50 sculptures built by local, national and international artists at the 14th annual Swell Sculpture Festival along Currumbin Beach 9 – 18 September, 2016. The free exhibition is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky.


Image: www.bmag.com.au

Over 10 days, visitors can experience the sculptures, enjoy twilight walks, informative artist talks, discover new perspectives, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery and participate in artist master classes and childrens’ workshops.

For more Information: http://www.swellsculpture.com.au/


Kids Week          17th– 23rd  September 2016

Kids will reign supreme at Surfers Paradise this September school holidays, as the world-renowned holiday playground hosts Kids Week 2016, from Saturday 17 to Friday 23 September.

With seven days of free, family-friendly entertainment the bumper program will feature daily live shows, amusement rides, interactive workshops and more spread throughout the Surfers Paradise precinct!

Kids Week is the definitive destination for school holiday fun for all children of all ages, from tots to teens, with a diverse offering of quality entertainment throughout the precinct.

Alongside special appearances by Paw Patrol, Ronald McDonald and Dream Guards, lively entertainment for the little ones includes face painting, a kid-focused beat boxing show, arts and crafts activities, carnival rides and more, with the oceanfront marquee hosting regular live shows every day of the week!

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Ironman 70.3 World Championships       9th – 12th June 2016

Perfectly located in the heart of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach offers the perfect year-round climate and is an ideal location for a sporting event, a relaxing family vacation or just a great place to escape to. The relaxing atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast, the friendly people and the endless scenic beauty of Mooloolaba Beach make it a hugely popular destination to visit.

Competitors will take in the best that Mooloolaba has to offer, starting with a swim at Mooloolaba’s spectacular surf beach. The ocean swim consists of a one-lap course following a counter-clockwise direction. The bike course will be a challenging one lap route incorporating a flat and fast section on the Sunshine Motorway prior to an undulating lap through the hinterland.

From transition, runners will head north and onto the iconic Mooloolaba Esplanade. After heading over the scenic Alexandra Headland hill, athletes will continue to Cotton Tree via Sixth Avenue and Alexandra. Athletes will follow the same route for the second lap along striking shores and a spectator-lined course before finishing in the heart of Mooloolaba

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National Youth Touch Championships –  14th – 18th September 2016

Players for this event are selected from previously played events, such as interschool tournaments, gala days and state school championships, as organised and hosted by their respective states.

Hosted by Touch Football Australia, the tournament is an 18 and under competition that is held annually and allows young participants to compete at the highest level, and offers them the chance to be selected in the National Youth Squads.

For more information about the National Youth Championships event, please visit the following website: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com


 Caloundra Music Festival             30th September – 3rd October    


Image: www.abc.net.au

The beautiful Kings Beach and surrounds will be treated to the sounds of a diverse line-up of entertainment featuring the best of the Australian music industry as well as famous international artists. Some 2016 artists include Guy Sebastian, Thirsty Merc, The Cat Empire and so many more.  To find out more:



GIANT Sunshine Coast CycleFest 2016    24th-25th September 2016

The GIANT Sunshine Coast CycleFest brings elite and amateur riders together for an action packed weekend of two wheeled fun. The 2016 event will be held September 24 and 25 on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. With several events planned and a waterfront CycleVillage in Cotton Tree Park, this event is a must do for cyclists of all ages and abilities. The weekend includes a range of events, including a timed King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge up Montville, Gran and Piccolo Fondo’s, Street Crit plus Open Road Races. Entries are now open.


See more: https://www.visitsunshinecoast.com/What-to-do/What-s-On/GIANT-Sunshine-Coast-CycleFest-2016



Explore Australia Expo  2nd-4th September 2016

Explore Australia Expo is an inspiring and innovative three-day consumer exhibition, held at Doomben Racecourse from 2-4 September.

The event brings together the elite of the 4WD, camping, touring, fishing and outdoor adventure industries. It is designed to engage, inspire, educate and entertain visitors.

Whether it is the winding roads of Australia’s spectacular coastline, or the adventurous and remote travels of our inland outback, Explore Australia Expo promotes getting off the beaten tracks and safely exploring our own backyard.

With workshops, seminars, activities, educational platforms and live entertainment set to engage all, the event promises a true interactive experience. Families, couples, mates and solos are turning to simple travels within Australia, the adventures of trekking to your desired destination and the activities you choose to do once there.

Whatever your sense of adventure, Explore Australia Expo is for you.

To find out more: http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/brisbane/whats-on/expos-and-exhibitions/explore-australia-expo?sc_lang=en-au


Brisbane Festival 3rd – 24th September

Each September, it explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. Brisbane Festival attracts an audience of around one million people every year. There are many great events to attend to find out what’s on during the festival please visit website: http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/


Wallabies V Springboks                 10th September 2016

Watch the Qantas Wallabies take on South Africa at Suncorp Stadium.

To find out more: http://www.aru.com.au/hospitality/2016-QantasWallabiesvSpringboks.aspx


SunSuper River fire         24th September 2016


Image: http://www.gourmandandgourmet.com.au/riverfire-2015-on-the-rooftop-at-fridays/


Sunsuper Riverfire is Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display, wrapping up Brisbane Festival with a bang. And it’s all set to music you’ve helped choose – music that has defined living in Brisbane in 2016.

Spectators will also be wowed by aerobatics from the Australian Defence Force with RAAF Super Hornet and Army helicopter displays.

To find out more: http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/whats-on/sunsuper-riverfire


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