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BLEACH* Festival
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Culture-soaked creativity and expert storytellers bring BLEACH* Festival’s 2022 program to life

Unless you're new to the coast or have been living under a rock, you're probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren't, well, allow us – BLEACH* is the Gold Coast's premier arts and cultural festival that proudly and passionately champions the incredible artists and performers that make up the tapestry of the shining city. BLEACH* has been no stranger to COVID-related cancellations and, much to the dismay of everyone on the Gold Coast, last year's festival took a hit. Luckily for us, BLEACH* is back, better than ever and is here to celebrate its 11-year milestone by transforming beachside esplanades, botanic gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for spine-tingling and thought-provoking experiences from August 11-21. We recommend clearing your calendar because the 11-day program has just been released and is packed with a bounty of events and… more

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What's on in Brisbane this weekend
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What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

While the weather may be chilly, it's definitely worth getting out and about this weekend! There's plenty of fun-filled events coming to Brisbane over the next few days – you can test your trivia knowledge amongst Aussie music legends, boogie the night away at Bee Gees-themed night markets or get into the Christmas (in July) spirit at festive pop-up bars. Here's our pick of some of the best things to do this weekend ... more

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Our top picks for your taste buds at this year's Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
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Our top picks for your taste buds at this year’s Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and cushioned by World Heritage-listed national parks is a gastronomic wonderland, bursting with freshly grown produce and artful chefs highly skilled in the craft of making damn good food. The Scenic Rim is the sparkling gem in Queensland's crown of homegrown culinary goodness. With friendly farmers aplenty, a myriad of wineries, eclectic rural communities and good, old-fashioned country charm, you can't go wrong with a trip anywhere in this region. As if we didn't need another excuse to pop in the car for a winter road trip, the Scenic Rim is enticing Gold Coast and Brisbane locals to come and taste the best the region has on offer during the 11th Eat Local Week. From June 25 to July 3, snuggle up and prepare to breathe in the fresh country air as you taste, sip, nibble and delight in a bounty of events courtesy of some of… more

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The round-up: get quizzical at Brisbane's best trivia nights
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The round-up: get quizzical at Brisbane’s best trivia nights

If you’ve ever found yourself sitting on the couch watching The Chase and thought the questions weren’t that hard, you might want to consider joining a trivia team. The high-stakes world of pub trivia is one of the most entertaining ways to spend a weeknight, with just about every night of the week boasting a trivia night somewhere. Not only is trivia sociable, entertaining and good for the brain, it is also a relatively inexpensive way to spend an evening. Simply pick a location from our comprehensive list of Brisbane's best trivia spots and then all you'll need to do is come up with a cool team name! Might we suggest Quizteama Aguilera, Risky Quizness or Trivia Newton John? more

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Museum of Brisbane champions new cultural movement, Brissie-ism
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Museum of Brisbane champions new cultural movement, Brissie-ism

Enjoying a 'beer off the wood' at the Breakfast Creek Hotel, picnicking at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, watching a game at The Gabba and taking a stroll along the Brown Snake. These are all classic Brisbane activities, but what makes up the unique identity of Brisbane? It's a whole lot more diverse than brews, footy and a larrikin attitude – but that accounts for some of our collective identity, that's for sure. Inner-city cultural hub Museum of Brisbane has kicked off a way to create conversation around what defines Brisbane, especially its arts and cultural scene. Enter Brissie-ism, a 21st-century movement that was started right here in our River City. more

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Sunshine Coast Weddings
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Say “I do” to the wedding of your dreams at the Maleny Wedding Festival

Have you spent your entire life daydreaming about the day you walk down the aisle? Perhaps you spend your spare time curating the perfect wedding playlist and perusing Pinterest on the hunt for bespoke and picturesque wedding inspo. If you've recently acquired a rather sparkly new ring, have been planning your big day for a while or just love all things weddings, we recommend blocking off Sunday July 31 in your calendar. The Maleny Wedding Festival is back to help inspire couples and take the stress out of wedding planning. With more than 150 vendors dotted along a trail of nine venues, this superb festival in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will have you sipping on champers and saying cheers to a day you will remember forever.  more


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Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That's Not My Dog! festival
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Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That’s Not My Dog! festival

With June upon us and the middle of the year nigh, many of us will be craving a little escape. While an extended holiday may not be possible until Christmas, a long weekend here and there is definitely on the cards. That's Not My Dog! comedy festival is serving you with the perfect excuse to apply for some leave – or chuck a sneaky sickie – and head up north to enjoy three days of laughs, good food and plenty of sunshine in Caloundra. While we're sure you don't need any convincing, we've gone to the trouble of curating the perfect long weekend itinerary so that you can soak up the sun, sample the local brews and bites, take in the scenery and enjoy some classic Aussie comedy. more

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Buskers by the lake
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Buskers by the Lake is bringing three days of adrenaline, creativity and sword swallowing to Lake Kawana

Creativity and personal expression come in many forms. Some of us sing, some dance, some may participate in adrenaline sports and others, well, they play with fire and swallow swords. The Australian and international busking community is rich with incredibly talented individuals that thrive on doing what they love in the hopes that it will entertain others. Buskers by the Lake is a Sunshine Coast festival that gives renowned and up-and-coming buskers the chance to show off their skills as part of a wider project, entertaining audiences over three days in one giant, lakeside extravaganza. The festival theme is 'Fantasyland', so get ready to soak up the sunshine and experience a whole new world of mystique, magic and marvel.  more

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Harbour Town
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Shop, drop and roll – we have the first peek at Harbour Town’s Get Outlet deals

There are a few key shopping outings pencilled into our calendars. While Boxing Day, Black Friday and the end of financial year sales are nationwide events, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are treated to an extra few days of cash-splashing mayhem. From June 3–5 Harbour Town Premium Outlets is offering shoppers three days of massive savings at the Get Outlet Sale. To help with your pre-shopping plan of attack, Harbour Town has given us the inside scoop on some of the best offers you can expect to see during this monster sales event.  more

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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival
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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival

The momentous occasion is near – Teneriffe Festival will be descending upon Vernon Terrace in just two short weeks! Bringing with it a bevy of brews, bites, beats and feel-good vibes, the street-wide fiesta is set to be one fun-filled day out. So you know what to do this Saturday May 28, we have curated the ultimate Teneriffe Festival guide. Here are our must-do picks ... more

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A swarm of illuminated bees is coming to West Village
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A swarm of illuminated bees is coming to West Village

Whether it’s the humble European honey bee, the hard-working Australian native bee or their other high-flying friends, bees are extremely vital for the preservation of our fragile ecosystem. In recognition of the importance of bees and their role in keeping our planet healthy, our favourite little honey-makers and super-important pollinators have a national day of recognition – World Bee Day. This year's World Bee Day falls on Friday May 20 and to celebrate, West Village is welcoming a bee-centric installation into its midst from acclaimed Australian visual-design masterminds Dead Puppet Society. On top of this, the precinct is hosting an un-bee-lievable selection of free activities throughout May. Here’s all of the buzz-worthy news … more

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Australian Wearable Arts Festival
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Strut your stuff – the Australian Wearable Art Festival is back in all its avant-garde trashion glory

Have you ever looked at a floral arrangement or a solitary piece of rubbish floating in the breeze and thought, "Wow, that would make a stunning outfit"? Perhaps you are just captivated by all things fashion, from the humble little black dress to the Met Gala's over-the-top extravagance. Either way, if you feel divinely inspired at the thought of throwing together a creative ensemble and crave the opportunity to sit front row at a catwalk, get excited because the Australian Wearable Art Festival is coming to the Sunshine Coast on May 21. more

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QLD Garden Expo
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Green thumbs up for this plant-filled weekend on the Sunshine Coast

If you've spent the last two years fostering a healthy obsession with plants and all things gardening, then boy, do we have some news for you. From July 8–10, the Sunshine Coast is playing host to the who's-who of Aussie gardening at the Queensland Garden Expo! To help you get your green thumb ready for three plant-packed days of soil-enriched gardening goodness, we've curated a jam-packed itinerary that will tantalise your taste buds and give you a much-needed breath of fresh air as you escape the city and let Mother Nature give you some love. more

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Explore your own backyard with ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim's program of nature-based adventures
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Explore your own backyard with ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim’s program of nature-based adventures

Most of us have spent time in the Scenic Rim, but how many of us can say we've truly gone off the beaten track and enjoyed the region's true, natural splendour? If you, like us, are itching to exchange the hustle of the city for Southeast Queensland's wow-worthy vistas, national parks and local produce, we suggest having a look at ESCAPE in the Scenic Rim's month-long celebration of eco-friendly experiences, which includes everything from hikes and hot-air ballooning to luxury camping packages and picnic lunches with alpacas. more

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Feminists, film buffs and foodies assemble – here's our pick of unmissable Brisbane Writers Festival events for every taste
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Feminists, film buffs and foodies assemble – here’s our pick of unmissable Brisbane Writers Festival events for every taste

The upcoming Brisbane Writers Festival is set to spotlight a plethora of both homegrown and international literary legends with a city-wide celebration of more than 200 events from May 3–8. There's something for everyone in the brimming festival roster, whether you're a true-crime fanatic, a culinary aficionado, a rock-and-roll devotee or a cinephile with a passion for a great story. Whichever category you fall under, here are some handpicked events that will have you racing to grab tickets. more

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Museum of Brisbane's History on the Hill walking tour explores one of Brisbane’s most iconic suburbs
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Museum of Brisbane’s History on the Hill walking tour explores one of Brisbane’s most iconic suburbs

If you missed the news, Museum of Brisbane (MoB) is bringing back its beloved walking tours! The fact-filled excursions are brimming with history, art, culture and legendary city stories that even the most studious history aficionado would find fascinating. One of MoB's newest walking tours, History on the Hill, explores one of Brisbane’s most iconic suburbs and is well worth taking strides for. more