The Queensland Air Museum’s open cockpit weekend is fun for all ages.
The Queensland Air Museum’s open cockpit weekend is fun for all ages. Che Chapman

10 things to do on the Sunny Coast this weekend

1. Queensland Air Museum Open Cockpit Weekend

Where: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

When: July 2 & 3

Cost: Adults $15, Children $8, Concession/student $10, Family pass $35.

Queensland Air Museum will host the 2016 Open Cockpit Weekend. This year's event will be huge with more than 15 aircraft open to the public including the F-111, the DC-3 and many more military and commercial aircraft of historical significance. Engines will run at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and all of the museum's exhibits will be on display. A great range of food and coffee will be available and a jumping castle and WW2 Jeep Rides for kids. The memorabilia shop will be open with a large range of models, souvenir shirts, caps etc.

2. Kids Art Attack

Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue

When: Saturday July 2, 11am-1pm

A regular favourite, Kids Art Attack, will be held on Saturday. Go along and discover an exciting new art technique. It's free to attend and there's no need to book so take the family, get creative and have some fun.

3. Cellar Maintenance Australia Caloundra Cup Day

Where: Corbould Park

When: Saturday 2 July, from 10.30am

Cost: Adults $20, Conc $15, U18 free

Info: 5491 6788

This will be the final race meeting of this year's Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. This day will attract top quality horses, trainers and jockeys to compete on the Sunshine Coast. It has $880,000 in prizemoney on offer. Enjoy the fun of a day at the races, including roving entertainment, free kids activities, jumping castle. Courtesy buses available.

4. Australian National Convention of Square Dancing

Where: USC Stadium & S.Coast Square Dance Centre

When: Until July 3

The 57th Australian National Convention of Square Dancing will be held at the Sunshine Coast Square Dance Venue and the University Sports Stadium Venue, runs for 5 days from 29th June. 800 Dancers are registered, from all across Australia and six overseas Countries. The stadium at the local University, which accommodates 1,500 dancers, will be the main venue for events. The University boasts a magnificent hall for the dancers, as well as the market stalls and creche.

5. Brew Crew Maleny- Brouhaha Brewery

When: Saturday, July 2 at 2pm

Where: Brouhaha Brewery, 3/36 Coral Street Maleny

Cost: $30

Finally it's here. Brouhaha Brewery is open. Time to drink locally brewed craft beer. Yes Craft beer from ex-Beavertown Brewer Matt Jancauskas including Blonde, Raspberry Saison, Milk Stout, Coffee milk stout, Passionfruit IPA, Pale, Dry-Hopped Saison and Session IPA.. "Built for Locals by Locals", so let's give them a big local Brew Crew welcome by going, eating and drinking. Hosted by Graham Reeks and Matt Jancauskas, still with Trivia, Food and Beer.

Bookings: 54352018 or email info@brouhahabrewery.com.au

6. Mary Valley Art Festival

Where: Imbil Public Hall

When: 10am-3pm, July 1-3

Info: 0409 382868 or email info@maryvalleyartfestival.com.au

The art festival is a major highlight of the Mary Valley calendar, with more than $7000 in prize money across adult categories and a new expanded youth section. Categories include an open award with a prize value of $1500 and landscape, still life, animalia, natural flora, and human form. The popular People's Choice Award on Sunday offers a $300 prize. It will be awarded alongside the Bush Haven Youth Art Awards from 1pm, with a celebratory closing of the annual event.

7. Jazz

What: Sunshine Coast Jazz Club Inc

Where: Kawana Community..Hall, Namjina St Buddina (behind the library)

When: Sunday, July 3, 2.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: Members $20 non members $25 Seniors U3A $22.50 (cash at the door)

Bookings: Carlyn 5444 7502

The Sunshine Coast Jazz Club Inc proudly presents one of our top Queensland bands, Caxton St Jazz Band. This six-piece Band is right up the top in this country.

If you enjoy Live Music, Listening or Dancing, you will understand why this band is so popular. BYO every thing + glasses. The Pink Ladies Kitchen has hot coffee or tea+cake for $5.

8. BROTHERS 3

When: Sunday, July 3

Where: The Event Centre Playhouse, Caloundra

Info: www.theeventscentre.com.au www.brothers3.com.au

After an exhilarating battle on The X Factor, Brothers3 - Makirum, Tayzin and Shardyn Fahey-Leigh, placed third and never looked back. Inking a record deal with Warner Music they released Brothers Never Part, which debuted at number 11 on the ARIA Albums Chart and number 1 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart and coincide with their Best New Talent nomination at the 2016 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards. Now the Brothers are heading back on the road for an extensive East Coast tour. For a night of pure entertainment, catch their 2 hour all-ages performance highlighting songs from their new album, in addition to a Fresh From The UK set including the most popular hits from the biggest acts of the decade such as Ed Sheeran, Adele, One Direction, Coldplay and more.

9.King of the Mountain Poker Run event

Where: Commences 7.30am at Stan Topper Park, Pomona

When: Sunday, July 3

Cost: $20 per rider (including poker hand) plus $10 per pillion (non-poker hand).

Info: www.kingofthemountain.com.

In the lead up to the Cooroy-Pomona Lions Club King of the Mountain Festival on 24 July is the 10th annual Poker Run. After last year's event saw a record number of participants, motor cycle enthusiasts from near and afar are again expected to don their leathers. Riders and their passengers will enjoy a scenic trip through the hinterland and can join in on a friendly game of poker along the way by collecting cards from designated stops. The holder of the best poker hand at the end of the day is declared the winner and there are additional random prize draws during the day. Registrations commence from 7.30am at Stan Topper Park, Pomona. Bacon & Egg Muffins will be available to purchase before a 9am departure. Free tea and coffee and delicious home-made morning tea is also offered to participants. The ride culminates at the Country Life Hotel in Kin Kin where riders can enjoy a beer during the winner's presentation and a free sausage sizzle.

10. Caloundra Street Fair

Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

When: Sunday, 8am-1pm

Info: www.caloundrastreetfair.com.au

A market experience offering live music, locally made art and craft, homewares, street food, gourmet sweets, fresh produce, fashion and fun stuff for kids.


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