July On the Sunshine Coast

July is the coolest and one of the driest months on the Sunshine Coast, with a mere six days of rain so there’s no excuse for not getting out and about. There’s loads to see and do, just take a look.

The Mary Valley Arts Festival July 6 – July 8

This festival is held at Imbil Public Hall on the first weekend of July every year and it lets artists from South East Queensland show off their stuff. It’s actually a competition that awards more than $7,000 in prize money overall and offers visitors the chance to come away with a unique (and possibly priceless one day) piece of art. Call 0407375267 for more details.

Velothon Sunshine Coast July 12 – July 22

This epic mass cycling event takes riders all over the coastal roads and the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. There’s three distances to choose from so most ability levels are catered for. Most riders relax together at the end of the day at the Cotton Tree Park Velo Bar and Clubhouse. Call 54306700 to find out more.

The Queensland Garden Expo July 13 – July 15

This three-day extravaganza of all things garden attracts more than 40,000 green-fingered Queenslanders and interstate visitors to Nambour each year. There’s more than 360 exhibits (including 55 nurseries), a kitchen garden feature and a Gardeners and Gourmets stage and loads to do for children if they don’t fancy all that chlorophyll. Call 54414655 for more information.

Noosa Long Weekend Presents Noosa Alive! July 20 – July 29

It’s more than a long weekend, it’s ten amazing days and nights in and around Noosa’s beaches, restaurants, parks and theatres. There’s films, food, music, art, performers and authors-a-go-go so you can’t fail to find something to keep you happy. Call 53296560 for more details.

The Nambour Winter Jazz Festival July 21

This is pretty self-explanatory; it’s also a big favourite among jazz fans who flock to the C-Square Complex to soak up the live music, dancers and pop-up performances from 12.00pm to 9.30pm. Call 0403152397 to find out more.