Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at the Booin Gari Festival on Tues 24 Sept, with indigenous music, dance, story telling, art and craft on the banks of the Noosa River. Hosted by Gubbi Gubbi Dance, Booin Gari has music from Katie Noonan and Alistair Bartholomew, yarning, bush tucker tastings, kids' sailing, hands-on workshops, market stalls and demonstrations.
See the First Nations Art Gallery including work by award-winning portrait artist Jandamarra Cadd, and hear from artists at a series of talks throughout the day.
Apart from the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers, other groups include Yerongpan Aborginal Dancers and Yulu Burri Ba Dancers, and music including Oka and Andrea Kirwin.
There'll be sweet and savoury bush tucker, native drinks from First Food Co, Deadly Espresso coffee, Quandmooka's Yalabin Dining will sell take-home First Nations food, and wood-fired pizza and BBQ sausage sizzle.
Booin Gari is in Lions Park, Gympie Tce, Noosaville, 9.30am - 3.30pm.
Noosa Junction Twilight Market, Arcadia St, this Fri 20 Sept, 5-9pm has food stalls, food trucks, drinks at happy hour prices all night at the pop-up bar, artisan stalls and live music with Ollie Murk
Locale Noosa, Hastings St hosts a tasty Sunday Session on 22 Sept, noon to 4.30pm to celebrate the release of Stone & Wood’s new refreshing beer, The Gatherer. There’s music from DJ Niki De Saint, stone-fired pizzas and cicchetti, plus a pint of the new beer. Free entry. Plus everyone there on the day goes in the draw to win 2 tickets to the Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2020.
Join Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours on the Noosa Brewery Trail this Sat 21 and Thur 26 Sept, 11am. Visit 4 breweries, tasting paddle of beer at Land & Sea Brewery, Eumundi Brewery (pictured) and Copperhead in Cooroy, plus bonus beer at Heads of Noosa or Boiling Pot; lunch; behind-the-scenes brewery tour; meet the brewers; return transfers.
Pick-up available from Noosa Junction, Noosa Heads and Noosaville. $160, book at sunshinecoastcraftbeertours.com.au or ph 0438 823 377
The Noosa Ferry has extra services between Hastings Street and Noosa Marina at Tewantin, stopping at Noosa Sound and Noosaville, every day during the Qld and NSW school holidays, Sun 22 Sept to Sun 13 Oct, running to a Sunday timetable. Also Sunset Cruises every evening, and Eco Cruise every Tues and Thurs – must book. See noosaferry.com or ph 5449 8442
An exhibition of jewellery and small objects by Penny McIntyre, The Keeping of Memories - Remnants Contained, opens this Fri 27 Sept, 6pm at Wan'din'in Arts Space, 73 Memorial Dve, Eumundi (behind the Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre). Noosa Regional Gallery Director Michael Brennan will open the show, and there’s live music, cash bar and nibbles - all welcome but please RSVP to email@example.com. Open until Sat 19 Oct
The exhibition features collections of remnants from travels, animals, tip shop visits, broken toys and more that have shared Penny’s environment.
Help raise money for local Volunteer Rural Fire Services and enjoy a cool pilsner this Fri 20 Sept from noon in the Taproom at Heads of Noosa Brewing Co, 85 Rene St, Noosaville.
They’re putting on a Karma Keg with all proceeds going to the fund to say thanks for all the efforts during the recent bushfires in the region.
Experience the best of the beautiful Noosa region with a 20min scenic helicopter joy flight around Noosa, aboard Ghost Air’s luxury AS350 helicopter (pictured), and a 6-course lunch and matching wines at Rickys, overlooking the Noosa River in Noosa Sound (pictured).
To enter, go to rickys.com.au/win/ and tell them who you would share this prize with and why.
The Fly-Dine-Fly package allows guests to fly from Brisbane for lunch on the river, before flying back to Brisbane. The competition closes at 11.59pm on Thurs 26 Sept 26
Berkelouw Books Eumundi has Maleny authors Mary Garden (Sundowner of the Skies – The story of Oscar Garden the Forgotten Aviator) and Leigh Robshaw (You Had me at Hola – In search of Love & Truth in South America) in-store this Sat 21 Sept, 9am-1pm. On Wed 25 Sept, meet Alison from The Mum Fit Book, 9-11am
Take a half-day tour in a private mini-bus with Sunshine Coast Tour Company and discover the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s rainforests, waterfalls and other natural wonders. Have lunch with an amazing view! Departs Noosa every Saturday with pick-up from your holiday accommodation. Ph 0412 880 056
The talent of Queensland’s senior visual art students is on show at the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art, held for the first time at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre.
See video, film and electronic imaging, ceramics, costume and stage design, drawing, environmental design, fibre arts, graphic design, installation, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, product design and sculpture. There’s music by Noosa District State High School's String Quartet and canapes by Noosa District State High School students. Exhibition open until Tuesday 15 October. See butterfactoryartscentre.com.au
See 10 of the best films from the Manhattan Short Film Festival at The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Dve, Noosa Heads, Thur 26 Sept, 7.30pm. Join more than 100,000 people in over 400 venues around the world who’ll vote for their favourite. See films from France, Iran, Canada, Germany, Finland, 2 from USA and 3 from UK. $20/$17, book at thej.com.au, box office or ph 5329 6560
If you can't be in Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final on 28 Sept, the next best place is at Rococo Bistro Noosa, Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, telecast from 1pm. Table bookings or casual seating and standing room by the bar. Ph 5474 9600
Sean Tretheway, The Noosa Magician since 1984, performs every Fri and Sat night at Bombetta, Noosa Junction. Be amazed over dinner! And Nickleby the Magician does a riving performance at Tewantin Noosa RSL every Wed from 6.30pm in the South Bar.