Caloundra Markets have been Cancelled

Markets cancelled

Early this week, Caloundra Chamber of Commerce CEO Olivia Sainsbury, decided to cancel all Caloundra markets.

Caloundra Markets Cancelled

“We all need to take our social responsibility and take social distancing seriously.  Hence the best thing to do is to cancel all markets for the sake of our community and staff. ” Olivia said. 

“We are taking extra precautions to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus.  At this stage, our team are all working full time from home”.

As the situation is changing rapidly, Olivia recommends that everyone should stay up to date with the latest information about the spread of COVID-19 as well as what you can do to protect yourself.

Stay home and stay safe.

Read more about Activities and Events on the Sunshine Coast

Covid-19 UPDATE

Sunshine Beach Club

Come along to the Sunshine Beach Club for FREE holiday fun these school holidays at Sunshine Plaza!

When: Monday 13 – Friday 17 January 10:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Centre Court, Ground Level outside Myer and Hype.

Sunshine Coast Plaza Beach Club for children

Create your very own Mini Aquarium with a variety of Aquatic decorations to choose from including plants, fish, jelly fish, shells and colourful sand.

Try your skills at our Sand Art, it continues to be one of the most popular and enjoyable craft activities for kids of all ages. With a range of under the sea designs your little one will be sure to create something very special.

Plus, a free-play zone, games, photo moment and reading corner.

More information on Facebook

Sunshine Coast Christmas Events

Friday 6th December 2019

Eumundi

Christmas in Eumundi
Original Eumundi Markets 5 to 9pm
Also on 20th December

Mapleton

Community Light the Lights

Lilyponds Park 5pm

Cooroy

Shop Window Trail

Christmas lights and snow! 6 to 8pm

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Saturday 7th December

Beerwah

Twilight Markets

Beerwah CWA hall 3-6:30pm

Cooroy

Christmas Parade

Apex Park Maple Cooroy 4-7pm

Montville

Festive Tree Lighting

Carols and live band

Montville Village Green 4:30pm

Cotton Tree

Carols at Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade 4:30pm

Seaside

Glen Retreat Park

Merchants Parade 4:30pm

Nambour

Christmas Tramfest

Howard Street 5 to 10pm

Sunday 8th December

Wurtulla

Crummunda Park

39 Coongarra Esplanade 4pm

Tewantin

Christmas Carnival

RSL Park Poinciana Avenue 4 to 8pm

Friday 13th December

Glasshouse Mountains

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)

Bankfoot House

1998 Old Gympie Road 4 to 7:30pm

Eumundi

Christmas Extravaganza

The terraces of the original Eumundi Markets 5:30 to 9pm

Woombye

Hope is Alive

Suncoast Church

Cnr Keil Mountain and Schubert Road 7pm

Also 14th and 15th December

Christmas on the Sunshine Coast

Christmas Carols on the Coast

Caloundra Street Fair

Caloundra Events
Caloundra Street Fair

The Caloundra Street Fair is a fantastic event held along Bulcock Street, the main street of Caloundra.  It is a wonderful community street market that operates every Sunday from 8am to 1pm.  Many of the local traders also open to add to the atmosphere. The Fair attracts thousands of visitors as well as locals. It is designed to showcase new and regular stall holders displaying varying homemade products and services, along with fresh food, plants, herbs, flowers, art works and well-being and health products.

It’s a must visit for locals and for people from the surrounding districts. The Fair attracts a great turnout of visitors who relax and soak up the atmosphere, enjoying the food and entertainment from the many local performers.  These local performers provide street entertainment and create an atmosphere that is thoroughly enjoyed by all who attend.

There is something for everyone.  

Maleny Botanic Garden bird

During a recent visit to the Caloundra Street Fair, we came across this beautiful bird. The very friendly parrot was out on an excursion from the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. The bird had his handler with him, who explained that he was one of many birds representing over sixty countries. At the Maleny Botanic Garden, visitors can sit near waterfalls and watch, listen to and photograph the birds who are happy to sit on a waiting arm or head. Visitors can also take part in a guided tour through the aviaries that cover over 1400 square metres.

So come down to Caloundra Street Fair, enjoy the fun, food, coffee and browse the streetscape at your leisure.

Why not call into the Caloundra Street Fair next Sunday?…

Apollo 11 Vmax Screening at Maroochydore

First man on the Moon

A 90-minute historic movie will be screened from tomorrow at the Event Cinema at Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza.  Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, it is, in reality, a cinematic event that has been in the making for the past 50 years.  Apparently, old 65mm movie film has been unearthed from the bowels of NASA’s archives, along with 11,000 hours of recorded audio. 

The movie is titled simply Apollo 11.  It tells the story of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing mission from the perspective of the astronauts themselves and the team of mission controllers in Houston Texas, along with the millions of observers on earth.  Screened in the large screen VMax Cinema in Maroochydore, patrons can experience first hand those five momentous days when astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins left the safety of Earth to orbit and land upon the surface of the moon and return safely again to Earth.

Read more about the Apollo 11 Mission here.

Queensland Garden Expo

Growing camelias

Visit Queensland’s premier gardening event that attracts over 40 thousand visitors from throughout Australia and even from New Zealand. 

Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts are there to deliver lectures, demonstrations and workshops.  The expo is held at the Nambour Showground, attracting experienced gardeners as well as novices and is well worth a visit for anyone on the Sunshine Coast. 

Nambour is in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and the Queensland Garden Expo this year runs from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July, opening at 8am each day.  Limited parking is available within the Showgrounds for $7 per car per day.

The Queensland Garden Expo is a well organised event… A visit to the Expo is a day out for the whole family to enjoy.

You will learn about…
growing all types of plants,
garden-to-table food ideas
organic kitchen gardens,
herb gardens,
reflection gardens,
eating your own greens,
natural remedies,
getting bees back into your garden,
managing pests,
how to compost at home,
worm farming,
floral decorations,
the best turfs for Queensland lawns and so much more.

…and there are plenty of plants and garden related items to purchase.  There are plants for every situation with fantastic plant displays of perennials, ferns, succulents, camelias, rare plants and orchids.

There is no need to carry your plant purchases around. There’s even a “plant cloak room” to park your plants while you browse. 

There are also cooking demonstrations. 

Cooking Demonstration

Tim Adams Coffee is in abundance and there is plenty of shade and seating where you can relax and soak up the ambience.

Gardening Workshops

There are lots of workshops to participate in.  Create your very own mini-succulent garden.  Make a simple macramé pot hanger for your new plant purchase. 

Find gardening product advice on tools, equipment, how to grow the best lawns for your area and the latest trends.  Get the top tips for growing an abundant vegie patch at home.  Obtain garden advice for mulching and worm farming.

Learn all about fruit trees and native plants and beating the bugs in your garden.  Visit the wonderful floral design displays and arrangements and be inspired.

Wander in the reflection gardens and get some great ideas.  Hear talks and advice from leading experts on how to grow, maintain and keep a healthy garden.

Whether you have a large or small garden, or no garden at all, you are sure to be inspired and impressed by the huge array of exhibits, at this three-day event, covering all aspects of gardening in Australia.

Queensland Garden Expo

Sunshine Plaza Redevelopment

Sunshine Plaza Shopping

In March 2019, Sunshine Plaza celebrated a grand opening of a $440 million redevelopment

Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine Coast Mayor, Cr Mark Jamieson joined APPF Retail, The GPT Group and Lendlease to celebrate the official opening of Sunshine Plaza’s $440 million redevelopment.

The celebrations included the opening of the Sunshine Coast’s first David Jones, H&M, Sephora, lululemon and Sheike stores, as well as a new Big W, Kathmandu, JB Hi-fi, MECCA, Seed Heritage, Endota Spa and Baku, to name but a few.

The new stores took Sunshine Plaza’s total retailer count to 345 over 107,000sqm and elevated the Centre to be the first super-regional* shopping centre north of Brisbane.

The redevelopment, which commenced construction in August 2016, is estimated to have generated close to 2,900 jobs over the past two-and-a-half years, and a further 2,300 retail jobs are expected to be created.