I suspect that by now most Sunny Coasters have either experienced or are at least aware of NightQuarter - our very own shipping container playground destination that operates every weekend, all year round, in Kawana on the Sunshine Coast. Every Friday and Saturday night from 4.00pm to 10.00pm, NightQuarter opens for their NightQuarter experience, with global street food eats, desserts, family friendly fun, live music, immersive performances, street art, bars, market shopping and vintage amusement rides.
Once a month between 12.00noon and 7.00pm, a specific Sunday is dedicated to entertaining visitors with funk, flavours, undercover vintage and designer markets, sustainability workshops and singing the blues, guaranteed to brighten anybody's Sunday arvo. Pooches are welcomed for the Sunday session, with the proviso that they are people-friendly, on a short leash and can be easily picked up when entering congested areas.
Every week NightQuarter have an exciting selection of fun and unusual events, providing entertainment for the whole family. To ensure you don't miss out, here are three not-to-be-missed NightQuarter Events, in date order -
Take a trip to the Noodle Market on Friday 26 February and Saturday 27 February
✵ Friday 26 February and Saturday 27 February | 4.00pm to 10.00pm Noodle Market | Year of the Ox All Ages Pre-purchase your entry passes, using respective date links above or tickets may be purchased on arrival at the front gate, unless sold out prior
Take a trip with NightQuarter to the Noodle Market, in celebration of the Chinese New Year 'Year of the Ox', where authentic Asian flavours will be showcased over the last weekend in February. The markets will be transforming into a bustling and vibrant noodle market, bringing visitors traditional flavours, aromas and entertainment, from all around Asia.
Traditional lion and dragon dancers will add to the festival fun!
Traditional lion and dragon dancers will roam the markets, spreading their energetic vibes, gorgeous colours and festival fun!
Bars at the Noodle Market will be serving lychee and green tea cocktails.
✵ Friday 5 March | 5.00pm to 10.00pm Dicko's Country Spit Roast
Yeehaw! Dicko's Country Spit Roast is promising what may possibly be the biggest night of country music hits in the world ... EVER!
Hosted by Ian 'Dicko' Dickson, Dicko fans will have the chance to embrace their inner twang, with classic Nashville hits meeting Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and for good measure, a huge dollop of Hey, Hey, it's Saturday mayhem thrown in.
Dicko and his gang are back with a Country Spit Roast
Dicko will be joined on stage by Fortitude Valley's most talked about Drag Queen, Sellma Soul and her outrageous - and super weird - identical assistants, The Reverse Cowgirls, a very naughty troupe of drag queens, who will parade a fabulous ensemble of outrageous outfits and slightly saucy dance routines.
Make sure to shelve your 'worries' at the door, muster up your mates and prepare yourselves for a rooting, tooting and boot skooting, good ol' singalong, accompanied with heaps of laughter.
VIP Balcony and Hospitality Packages giving exclusive access to the balcony overlooking the stage, two x drink tickets (redeemable on house beer, wine or spirits) plus two hours of street food platters; or
General admission seated ticket holders will have non-allocated seating; food and drinks can be purchased from NightQuarter food stallholders and bars on the night.
✵ Saturday 13 March | 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 14 March | 10.00am to 5.00pm
Billy J's Annual Warehouse Sale - Pop-Up Event
This is a ticketed event Tickets may be pre-purchased online here or at the front gate on arrival
Pop-up events at NightQuarter are special one-off themed events, collaborations with brands or one-of-a-kind special events. These special pop-up events operate outside of NightQuarter's usual trading hours, so the full NightQuarter experience may not be open, but there will still be themed food stallholders open, suited to the pop-up event.
Ladies, get ready to have a whole weekend of awesome bargain shopping with some very special deals up for grabs. Billy J's Annual Warehouse Sale is back and bigger than ever before with truckloads of incredible styles and accessories and with some prices as low as $5, this is the shopping event you need to bookmark!
A fabulous weekend entertainment destination ... every weekend!
Family (2 adults plus 2 children, 3 to 12 years) $10
Family (2 adults plus 2 teens, 13 to 17 years) $17
Tickets to Billy J's Annual Warehouse Sale include entry to NightQuarter's evening food and entertainment area, giving 'shoppers' access to delicious eats, live music and local culture on Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm and on Sunday from 12.00noon to 7.00pm. So get there early, shop up a storm, take all your goodies home and return to NightQuarter to enjoy all the 'extras' your ticket has to offer.
Bookmark the dates, the next couple of weeks at NightQuarter are looking and sounding awesome.
Please note that NightQuarter is a Covid Safe Venue. A condition of taking part in these events is that attendees must provide their name and contact information to meet the requirements of the event producers and the venue COVID-Safe Plan. The safety and wellbeing of all attendees and workers is NightQuarter's highest priority.
NB! Please note that last-minute program changes may occur, due to Covid rules and regulations. All images courtesy of NightQuarter FB