The nights are set to come alive on the Sunshine Coast with the NightQuarter Opening Weekend - and on-going thereafter - promising a flamboyant feast of colour and flavour. The NightQuarter precinct will be home to forty shipping container based stallholders, all serving up deliciousness from around the world, including desserts, drinks and speciality retailers.
NightQuarter is an entertainment destination that will be operating every weekend, all year round in Kawana on the Sunshine Coast. Every Friday and Saturday night from 4.00pm to 10.00pm, NightQuarter will be opening for their NightQuarter experience, with stallholders, family friendly fun, live music across five stages, immersive performances, street art, bars, market shopping and vintage amusement rides.
For the first time ever, NightQuarter will open up on Sundays from 12.00noon to 6.00pm for visitors to enjoy the awesome weather we have on the Sunshine Coast. Funk, flavours, undercover vintage and designer markets, sustainability workshops and singing the blues will brighten anybody's Sunday arvo. And, don't forget your pooches - there's even a 'pup-up bar'.
Doggies are welcome on Sunday afternoons, with the proviso that they are people-friendly, on a short leash and can be carried when entering congested areas.
Please note that the Friday and Saturday night events and the events in NightQuarter Live are NOT dog friendly.
So what other experiences does NightQuarter offer?
Enchanted Garden and Bar - A lush and leafy space, decorated with fairy lights interwoven in the trees, the Enchanted Garden and Bar is home to theatrical bartending at the Botanical cocktail bar, light installations, neon and a curated selection of foodies and late night sweet treats.
Hawker Street - Getting its inspiration from night markets around the world, Hawker Street will be serving up global eats under a giant hangar with light installations. Visitors can dance the night away to local bands and community performers on the Vibes stage.
Wonder Amusements - Gaining inspiration from fairgrounds of yesteryear, Wonder is a collection of vintage amusements with dodgems, teacup rides, carnival games, arcades and interactive installations. Fairy floss, caramel apples and Dagwood dogs are sure to arouse long-lost feelings of nostalgia.
Eumundi Backyard - The Sunshine Coast's very own Eumundi Brewery will be hosting the Eumundi Backyard, a beer garden with a shipping container bar. Visitors will enjoy locally crafted and seasonal beers, picnic tables, live music and slow-cooked barbecue meats.
NightQuarter Live is an award-winning live music and events space that will be hosting national and international touring acts, special events, theatre shows and so much more. The NightQuarter Live venue features a VIP balcony space called The Gallery, astroturf, art and a custom-built stage. Please check out the Special Events and Upcoming Events link here.
Community RepairLab - A community space devoted to sharing skills and stories. Get to meet skilled artisans and learn how to repair, re-use and develop new skills at regular hands-on workshops for a more sustainable life. Donations of sewing machine accessories, cottons, bobbins and old remnants are all greatly appreciated.
Street Art Gallery - From graffiti to sculpture, to wearable art, to murals, visitors can explore more than twenty pieces of street and urban art on an interactive trail, with videos, interviews and behind-the-scenes content. Discover the Sunshine Coast's arty scene!
Market Shopping - Explore the market shopping precinct and discover one-of-a-kind, handcrafted and select variety of wares, sourced locally and globally. Shoppers will discover fashion, jewellery, homewares and so much more at the Sunday vintage markets.
NightQuarter is an ever-evolving festival of culture, flavour and sound and the good news? It's happening every weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Sunshine Coast … make sure to book your pass for family-friendly fun!