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What’s On October – Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane

By admin | September 13, 2016

October has some great events on offer across the region. This makes it a good time to head to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Brisbane.


Buskers by the Creek                     15 October 2016 (Free Entry)

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area, Multiple Locations


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 Over 200 performers will showcase their talents along the banks of Currumbin creek to celebrate the old-fashioned art of busking. The program plans to include a variety of singer/songwriters, artistic fire, magicians, bands and dancers with a full schedule of acts announced closer to the event date. International festival fare will be available to tempt all tastebuds and artisans will be displaying their creative wares and talents. Don’t miss this weekend of magic!

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Glitter Festival                                  6 October 2016 – 9 October 2016

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area


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Glitter 2016, now two years old, has it all. Come and enjoy an arts festival that embraces diversity, encourages freedom of expression and celebrates the unique personality of the Gold Coast.

There is a varied program of quality local, national and international artists in cabaret, theatre, art gallery displays, films, community, events and much more.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast proudly presents Glitter 2016; Glitter continues to be developed in consultation with the local community.

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Supercars Castrol Gold Coast 600                              21 October 2016 – 23 October 2016

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area


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The Supercars Castrol Gold Coast 600 always provides a huge weekend of racing and entertainment. Sounds powered by Sea FM returns with two massive nights of entertainment. Peking Duk and L D R U will fire up the crowds on Friday night with The Living End, The Rubens and Birds of Tokyo continuing the party on Saturday. Other great weekend entertainment includes Miss Supercars finals, destination bars and the return of Club 600.

The streets of Surfers Paradise are where the drivers do battle. This is the final event in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks make a spectacular return to the Gold Coast streets after a sensational debut in 2015.

Free public transport is available on select services with a pre-purchased ticket. 600 Sounds access included in your same day event ticket.

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Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Championships 2016                       23 October 2016 – 28 October 2016

Multiple Locations


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Attention Club golfers – Australia’s Best Week of Golf is for you.  Play the Gold Coast’s best championship courses.

This golf championship is open to both male and female club golfers, aged 35 and up, and is a 72-hole single stableford event. You play with golfers your own age and standard. Locations are at Sanctuary Cove The Pines, Palm Meadows, RACV Royal Pines and The Glades.

Socialise at the welcome dinner at Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner – High Country Legends Show.

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Caloundra Music Festival                             30 September 2016 – 3 October 2016

Kings Beach, Sunshine Coast Area


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Sunshine Coast‘s beautiful Kings Beach and surrounds offers you Sun, Surf and four days of Soul! The October long weekend is filled with music – the tenth annual Caloundra Music Festival.

There is a diverse line-up of entertainment, featuring the best of the Australian music industry as well as great international artists. You are spoilt for choice with four amazing days of music. The Friday 30 September line-up includes THE CAT EMPIRE, THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, GANGgajang and BUSBY MAROU. On Saturday 1 October, the line-up has MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, KATE MILLER-HEIDKE, PAUL DEMPSEY, SKUNKHOUR and BLUE KING BROWN in it. Sunday 2 October brings you, amongst others, GUY SEBASTIAN, ILLY, LADYHAWKE and DARYL BRAITHWAITE. The Monday 3 October line-up includes ICEHOUSE and THIRSTY MERC, to name a few.

Displaying the natural beauty, creative talents and unique character of the Sunshine Coast, the Caloundra Music Festival aims to bring a broad audience of locals and visitors together in celebration, to enjoy excellent music, food, arts and local culture. This not for profit family-friendly community event celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area.

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The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival                       22 October 2016

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area


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The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival (SCFF) is the only established, internationally recognised fashion festival in Queensland. The festival is proud to display the best of our local and international talent, and it boasts an incredible line-up of emerging and established designers alike.

SCFF is dedicated to the growth of the fashion scene on the Sunshine Coast and prides itself on highlighting the hottest summer haute couture, ready to wear and swimwear styles, created by some of the industry’s most in demand designers.

Amongst others, the line-up also includes the hot new label ‘’Don’t Do Pretty’’ for women who like to wear unique and powerful clothes; the label ‘’Indi Stone’’, featuring hand-made pieces from Sunshine Coast fashion graduate, Jocelyn Horner;  Sunshine Coast, Coolum Beach based designer, Jessica Wicks and her new swim label ‘’Indrah Swimwear’’; the essentially Australian brand ‘’Czarina’’ that offers an extensive range of ageless and timeless kaftans; and last but not least, the German swim label ‘’ SUNFLAIR®’’.

In its 9th year, the show is set to be bigger and better than ever. It includes the trade lounge, the Sunshine Coast Best Dressed List and Style Awards and the Sunshine Coast Design Awards and Hall of Fame, Industry Q & A, model agency scouting and bloggers lunch. In addition, there are workshops in social media, catwalk, makeup and styling in the lead up to the shows.

Held at The Events Centre Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is a glamorous weekend filled with fun and fashion that is not to be missed.

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Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival                      26 October 2016 – 30 October 2016

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area


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The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is Australia’s largest, oldest and highest profile triathlon event. Noosa is the third largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world.

This Multi Sport Festival is an annual five-day hallmark event, celebrating sports participation, healthy lifestyles, fitness and fun. It has an irresistible mix of sport and entertainment coupled with sun, sea and surf in one of Australia’s most popular destinations, Noosa. Furthermore, the event offers various family, social and sporting activities for all ages and abilities. The pinnacle event is the Noosa Triathlon.

Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, is the stage for the Noosa Tri swim start.

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Brisbane International Garden Show                      6 October 2016 – 9 October 2016

Strathpine, Moreton Bay Area


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Pine Rivers Park, just 20 minutes’ drive from Brisbane Central Business District, will host the four days Brisbane International Garden Show.

This event will display the unique Queensland gardening style in a relaxed parkland setting. Visitors will be impressed by the huge variety of spring plants on display by more than 40 nurseries. Wander the small and large garden displays and see the stunning results of the high quality landscape-garden competition. The Organic Kitchen Garden will give out tips and advice on sustainable growing techniques. There will be various talks and workshops delivered by leading experts. Visit the Plant Clinic for expert advice on gardening problems and plant identification. Enjoy the roving entertainment, children’s activities and scrumptious food. Brisbane International Garden Show is the perfect day out for novice and passionate gardeners – an event for all ages.

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Brisbane Open House                    8 October 2016 – 9 October 2016

Brisbane Area, Free Entry


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Brisbane locals will have the rare opportunity to visit about 100 of the city’s most significant and intriguing buildings when they open their doors for the seventh annual Brisbane Open House.

The free Brisbane Open House event offers the chance to tour a remarkable range of buildings including the Fort Lytton Historic Military Precinct, Spring Hill Service Reservoirs, Archerfield Airport, QUT’s new Creative Industries Precinct, and QIMR Berghofer.

Also on offer in 2016 is the ever-popular photography competition, Speaker Series, guided walking tours, the meet-the-maker Made in Brisbane experiences, an engaging children’s program featuring entertaining activities at many participating buildings, and free concerts.

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The world’s hottest jazz duo – Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo           23 October 2016



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The world’s hottest jazz duo makes its long awaited debut at QPAC. Virtuoso saxophonist, Joshua Redman, is joined by celebrated pianist, Brad Mehldau, in a concert that combines two unmistakable voices into one equally distinctive and powerful whole.

Redman and Mehldau are both truly unique improvisers, and the intensity of their seemingly telekinetic connection will keep you transfixed. Hailed by the Boston Herald as “a jazz wunderkind,” saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of today’s most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists. Brad Mehldau has garnered numerous awards and admiration from jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike, forging a unique path and embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure.

Together, this blistering duo creates music that swings and deeply connects to the soul.

Presented by QPAC.

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