The Sunshine Coast is a perfect holiday location with everything you could ever need – sun, a relaxing atmosphere and plenty of fun festivals every month. September brings a great line-up of events that you should check out.
Noosa Jazz Festival
The Noosa Jazz Festival is the ultimate event for music lovers. Noosa Lions Park will be transformed into the festival village, where you can enjoy four days of picnics and music with your friends or family.
Jazz, Blues and Folk artists will take to the stage, including Vince Jones, the singer songwriter who is known for his modern folk tunes and skills on the trumpet, and Emma Pask, who imbues all of her jazz songs with soul and her unique style.
Be sure to try the taste delights from the many stalls dotted around the park, including many Australian wines.
Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival
Continue your exploration of the food of Australia and beyond at the Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival. At this festival, there will be over 120 stalls where you can try a number of cuisines as well as demonstrations and even hands-on activities.
The Real Food Kitchen highlights the talents of local chefs along with some guests and Nourishing Ideas focuses on nutrition and health, this is a great place to go if you have questions about anything related to this. The Food for Thought venue, sponsored by the University of the Sunshine Coast, is the place to go for discussions on food related news and what's happening in the world today.
Other venues offer tips and tricks you can take to your kitchen or garden as well as puzzles and fun for kids. Over the weekend you can talk, taste, try and buy.
September 26 – October 4
Kenilworth is a tiny town that's home to 300 people and is located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The townspeople throw a festival every year to celebrate their township and what makes them special.
The days will be filled with art, music and food. There are chalk artists, orchestras, magicians, face painters and so much more. You'll have the chance to watch shows or get involved in workshops and classes. The Al Fresco Poet's Breakfast takes place on October 4 from 8am – 12pm. For just $5 you'll get breakfast and entertainment from local poets, with Ian Mackay as host.
Caloundra Fringe Festival
September 26 – October 6
For nearly two weeks you can partake in workshops and watch demonstrations, performances and shows. Because the festival is open access, groups in the community have created and will run their own events, so you'll have the opportunity to see the talents of the locals, and enjoy the culture of the region.
The festival will take part at venues throughout Caloundra. Kinds Beach Amphitheatre will welcome the Caloundra Music Festival, the Rumba Carnivale will take place on the Rumba Precinct and on Bulcock Beach you'll find the Twilight Markets.