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OUTDOORX
Friday September 13 thru to Sunday September 15 // The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove

Get ready for three days of off-the-charts excitement at Australia’s newest outdoor lifestyle event, OutdoorX. If you’re up for adventure, don’t miss your chance to see, touch and explore the latest in caravans, motorhomes, 4×4’s, trailer boats, campervans, water sport and so much more at Sanctuary Cove. A truly interactive and experiential event, OutdoorX will give adventure-seekers the chance to see, touch and interact with the very latest in outdoor lifestyle products.

www.outdoorx.com.au


SPRING CLEAN POP-UP
Friday September 13 & Saturday September 14 // Newstead Studios, Newstead

The inaugural Spring Clean Pop-Up Market is the ultimate nod to ‘one man’s trash…’ offering the public a treasure trove of pre-loved clothing, accessories, styling props and homewares from some of Brisbane’s most stylish creatives and fashionista – expect pre-loved clothing, accessories, jewellery, styling props, homewares and equipment from a carefully curated line up of sellers in the local fashion, photography, styling, design and creative industries.

www.facebook.com/newsteadstudios


SHADE SWIM POP-UP AT CALIFORNIA LANE
Friday September 13 thru to Sunday September 15 // California Lane, Fortitude Valley

Brisbane label Shade Swim is popping up in the Valley shopping oasis just in time for your spring holiday escape. Select from their stunning range of stylish, supportive and sun safe swimsuits, including their new Endless Summer collection, which features a range of flattering swimwear for women of all shapes, with gorgeous colours, fashion-forward sleeve lengths and hand-designed prints from local textile designer Britt La Spina.

www.instagram.com/shade_swim


SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Friday September 13 thru to Sunday September 22 // Currumbin Beach, Currumbin

One of the Gold Coast’s most iconic stretches of sand will transform into a stunning outdoor gallery when SWELL comes to town. The 10-day showcase of installations, digital works and sculpture will be complemented by an exciting program of entertainment and activities including the playful, children-focused SWELL Kids Elements area, a space dedicated to small-scale sculptures – the SWELL Smalls Gallery – and a host of adult and child master classes.

www.swellsculpture.com.au


TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN SCARECROW FESTIVAL
Friday September 13 thru to Sunday September 22, from 8am ‘til 6pm // Tamborine Mountain

One huge sculpture show – where all subjects are scarecrows! – the Scarecrow Festival is a sight to behold. Embark on the ‘Spot the Scarecrow Discovery Trail’ to see the entrants, all competing for great prize money and local fame. Young, old, clever and artistically-challenged all participate, and the result is hundreds of scarecrows that have to be seen to be believed.

www.visittamborinemountain.com.au


ELANORA SPRING FAIR AND FLOWER SHOW
Saturday September 14, 8am ‘til 1pm // Elanora Uniting Church, Elanora

Including competitions in cut flowers, floral art, and cooking for adults and children, the many stalls will be well stocked with woodwork, cactus, bromeliads, craft, books, trash and treasure, cake, sweets, jams and pickles. There will be a beautiful display of flowering Bonsai, delicious Devonshire teas and a barbecue for the hungry, and even Coastal Dancers for entertainment.

www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


LOOM WEAVING WITH WARPED THREADS
Saturday September 14, 9am ‘til 2pm // The Craft Parlour, Miami

Courtney and Nikki from Warped Threads are heading all the way up from Melbourne to demonstrate their unique woven wall hangings. Be the first in the state to learn their superbly brilliant and spontaneous creative process – perfect for beginners, this workshop will give you all the skills needed to continue weaving your own tactile magic at home.

www.thecraftparlour.com.au


BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL
Saturday September 14 & Sunday September 15 // QPAC, South Bank

Hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights and seriously cheeky clowning antics – put on your party outfit and join the Brat Kids Carnival! This high-energy, super fun afternoon variety show is for all ages – from tots to teenagers and their mums and dads.

www.qpac.com.au


SPARKLAB’S FIRST BIRTHDAY
Sunday September 15 thru to Tuesday September 17 // SparkLab, Sciencentre

The Brisbane Sciencentre is celebrating SparkLab’s first birthday with two-for-one tickets from Sunday to Tuesday! Use the code ‘SPARKLAB1’ when you purchase tickets online and redeem them in that time, and explore 40 interactive exhibits across three zones to discover how STEM affects your everyday world.

www.sparklab.qm.qld.gov.au


NERANG STREET FEAST
Friday September 20, 5pm ‘til 9pm // Bischoff Pioneer Park, Nerang

Now at a brand-new location, this year’s Street Feast has more room to roam, more stalls and plenty of space for you to sit back and relax on the grass listening to the live music. There will also be free kids’ fun and activities, makers markets, world food vendors, sweet treats, and more!

www.facebook.com/thedesigncollectiveevents


On the lookout for more family-friendly fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay? Check out our full list of calendar events here…

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

For all of the best family-friendly events going on this week and all month long in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, check out what we’ve got on the calendar!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au


SEPTEMBER MARKETS

Market mad? Check out our market calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art markets on this month in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

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