What to Do this August

August is definitely the month to get out and about, it seems, with plenty of cycle races, mountain treks and more going on. Make the most of the balmy weather before it starts to hot up in September and October by getting your hiking shoes out or hang around Caloundra for a ten-day arts extravaganza.

The Sunshine Coastrek – July 27 to September 21

All of August is covered by this event, which involves getting together with friends to take the Super 60 (km) hike from Caloundra to Noosa Woods or the Thrilling 30 from Maroochydore to Noosa Woods. It’s all sto raise money for the anti-blindness charity Fred Hollows Foundation. Call 80393580 for more details.

The Horizon Festival – August 24 to September 2

Located at Omrah Avenue in Caloundra, the Horizon Festival is ten whole days of music, arts, comedy, theatre and street art. Creative types from all over the country and from further afield gather for this nationally-recognised event. Some events are free and some are ticketed so to find out more, emailhorizon@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival – August 25

For 2018 this popular festival returns to Old Horton Park Golf Course. As ever, it features the region’s most popular bands and it’s continuing its no-clash itinerary so no-one has to make any of those difficult choices that can plague a festival! There’s lots of fodder for the eyes, too, what with it being a visual arts festival and all! Email captain@mmvaf.com to find out more information and to book tickets.

The Noosa Classic – August 26

Get on your bikes and ride! This race will be Bicycling Australia’s third Gran Fondo and Noosa is the venue. The 160km race will start off at Noosa’s Girraween Sports Complex and take in the Hinterland, Mary Valley, Kin Kin, Lake Cootharaba and Boreen Point before ending at the special event village. A must for cyclists or just biking enthusiasts, you can find out more at info@noosaclassic.com.au.