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What’s on for Sunshine Coast kids this weekend

Living, Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast region has plenty of events and activities to keep you and the kids busy this weekend!

Here are our top picks for the week ahead. 

Enjoy the outdoors

Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival

It’s the perfect time of year to get out for a walk and enjoy nature. On Sunday, August 21, you have the once-a-year opportunity to climb Cooroy Mountain, as part of the Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival. The walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. There will be entertainment, food and community stalls, and a unique rainforest walk with observation trail. Entry price is $10, children under 12 years old are free. All net proceeds go to good causes, with Sunshine Butterflies, a local disability support group, as the main beneficiary.

Enjoy live music and entertainment

Fire Display at Buskers by the Lake Sunshine Coast

With 250-plus live performers across 13 stages over three days, Buskers by the Lake lands at Lake Kawana on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. From award-winning musicians to circus stunts, comedy, teen prodigies, and sword swallowing, this year will see even more incredible entertainment, jaw-dropping tricks, daring world record attempts and more. There will be plenty for the kids at the Kids’ Creative Arts spaces including face painting, hula hooping, tie-dye workshops, KidzArt and more!

Gympie Music Muster

For those that want to make a week of it and want to combine a love for music with the great outdoors, the Gympie Music Muster is on next week. Free camping is available from August 20, with live music starting on Thursday, August 25. And hold onto your hats, as the Bluey Live Experience will be on stage on Sunday, August 28. This event is at the Amamoor State Forest, near Gympie.

Explore your creative side

Ceramics for Kids Workshops

Talking of creative workshops, does your little one fancy turning their creativity to pottery? This Sunday, August 21 is the first of a series of three kids beginner ceramics workshops. Held at ArtWorkshops in Montville, kids will be guided through the basic steps. They’ll create hand-thrown pieces with the help of an expert ceramicist. They will learn about the process of wheel throwing and how to make their own unique noodle bowl, cups, lidded containers and more. You never know, it could just uncover a love for ceramics!

Embrace storytime

Story Seat Adventures

Perfect for the babes and toddlers, Sunshine Coast Libraries will be holding a special storytime session in Landsborough on Tuesday, August 23. There will be games, stories and lots of fun. Bring a hat, morning tea, lots of friends and a blanket to sit on.

Looking to the weeks ahead

Horizon Festival 2022

Next Friday, August 26 is the launch of the Horizon Festival! Make sure you have your tickets booked. With a huge program for kids, get set for 10 days of arts-fuelled fun for the whole family.

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events may be postponed or cancelled at the last minute. We do our best to ensure our events are up to date, but be sure to check the organiser’s own event page for the most current updates.

You can find more at our comprehensive What’s On page for all the kid and family fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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