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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

Look, we know these mornings are a little crisp, but the sun is shining and there's plenty happening across all corners of the Gold Coast to keep you occupied and off the couch this weekend! From VIVA Surfers Paradise to whisky tasting, Greek cooking classes and Seaside Sounds on Burleigh Point, here's what's on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy, friends! more

Food
Feast on the finest local goods at the Producer’s Plate dinner series at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm
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Feast on the finest local goods at the Producer’s Plate dinner series at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm

With its 80 acres of rich, active farmland, Three Blue Ducks at The Farm in Byron Bay is one of few places where you can experience true paddock-to-plate dining. While the chefs work their magic in the kitchen, diners are sitting captivated by the views – there's pigs in mud, macadamia trees, chickens running around and endless lush greenery. This August, the Three Blue Ducks team are shifting the spotlight to shine some light on surrounding local producers, distillers and winemakers with a month-long Producer’s Plate dinner series. more

Festival
Celebrity chefs, winemakers and brewers converge for all-new foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove
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Celebrity chefs, winemakers and brewers converge for all-new foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove

The countdown is on for the Gold Coast's newest foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove, which will bring together some of the country's leading chefs, winemakers, craft-beer brewers and gourmet food trucks for a weekend of deliciousness from July 27–28. Whether you're a champagne and caviar person, prefer pinot and a punchy cheese, or are the beer and burrito type, there will be plenty for you to bite and sip across the entire weekend. Here's a taste of what's in store. more

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Palisa Anderson from Boon Luck Farm joins chef Francisco Smoje for Slinging Plates at Barrio Byron Bay
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Palisa Anderson from Boon Luck Farm joins chef Francisco Smoje for Slinging Plates at Barrio Byron Bay

Looking for something a little different and very delicious to spice up your week? Here you go. On Tuesday July 30, Byron Bay dining spot Barrio will be hosting its next Slinging Plates event, which will see chef Francisco Smoje join forces with renowned farmer and restaurateur Palisa Anderson (of Boon Luck Farm and Chat Thai restaurants) and Jared Dixon of Jilly Wines for the ultimate mid-week feast and sip experience. more

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The Gold Coast's top chefs join forces to celebrate one year of Restaurant Labart
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The Gold Coast’s top chefs join forces to celebrate one year of Restaurant Labart

It's been a year since Sydney chef Alex Munoz Labart and his wife Karla unveiled their flagship Burleigh Heads dining space. Restaurant Labart's refined-yet-convivial atmosphere takes a refreshing step away from fine-dining formality – and Gold Coasters are loving every bite. On Sunday July 21, Labart is celebrating its first birthday by bringing together the city's top chefs for a one-off lunch event. Tickets are selling like hotcakes, so be quick! more

Festival
Spend three days with story creators and idea makers at Byron Writers Festival 2019
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Spend three days with story creators and idea makers at Byron Writers Festival 2019

The team behind Byron Writers Festival has announced a powerful and inspiring program for the 2019 instalment, which will take place from August 2–4 at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa. Over three spectacular days, the festival will bring together more than 140 distinguished Australian and international writers and speakers, spanning topics of fiction, memoir, crime, environment, society, politics, poetry, art, comedy and music.  more

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VIVA Surfers Paradise rocks and rolls into town for ten days of toe-tapping beats
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VIVA Surfers Paradise rocks and rolls into town for ten days of toe-tapping beats

A raft of music legends will be rocking and rolling around town when the annual VIVA Surfers Paradise hits the beachfront from July 12–21. If you've been swept up by movies like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman of late, then you'll want to throw on your best dancing shoes and shuffle your way into the precinct to catch a glimpse of the stars. Well, their lookalikes, but you get the gist. more


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From boozy brunches to outrageous drag bingo – here's five unmissable events happening at Southport Sharks
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From boozy brunches to outrageous drag bingo – here’s five unmissable events happening at Southport Sharks

If you've been hibernating this winter, then it's time to come out! Okay okay, we know it's hard when it's cold – so here are some fun-filled ideas to fire you up in the cooler months. Southport Sharks has dropped a killer calendar of events to take you from winter to spring, with everything from cocktail-fuelled drag bingo to live (and free!) concerts and boozy brunches. We've singled out five of our favourites to lure you off the couch and away from Netflix. more

Food
Shake, swizzle and pour your own creations at Hyde Paradiso's mixology masterclass
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Shake, swizzle and pour your own creations at Hyde Paradiso’s mixology masterclass

There's certainly a real art to crafting the perfect cocktail. Mixologists put a lot of work into these drinkable creations – and it's all for your sipping pleasure. Now, the team at dreamy Surfers Paradise hotspot Hyde Paradiso are flipping the script and giving you, the cocktail sippers of the Gold Coast, the chance to try your hand at cocktail making with its newly launched Mixology Masterclasses. more

Festival
The Taste Tweed Food Festival is back for ten glorious days of foodie heaven
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The Taste Tweed Food Festival is back for ten glorious days of foodie heaven

The annual Taste Tweed Food Festival is just around the corner, so get ready to treat and tantalise your senses the whole way along the Tweed Coast for ten glorious days. Running from July 5–14, the popular southern foodie festival will feature a series of events across a number of locations, putting the spotlight firmly on the bountiful Norther Rivers region. Fancy dinner with chef Ben Devlin? Or a lazy long lunch with all of the wine? Here's a taste of what's in store ... more

Markets
Zero-waste night market Sustainable Social launches on the Gold Coast
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Zero-waste night market Sustainable Social launches on the Gold Coast

Sustainable Social is the coast's newest pop-up night market. The catch? It's completely zero waste. On the first Sunday night of every month, Sustainable Social takes over Miami's Karma Collab Hub, filling it with eco-friendly stalls, locally made sustainable products and delicious goodies, in a bid to educate locals about creating a waste-free world. more

Art
Mind-boggling ‘trick-art' gallery ArtVo arrives on the Gold Coast
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Mind-boggling ‘trick-art’ gallery ArtVo arrives on the Gold Coast

It's been boggling minds, capturing imaginations and jazzing up Instagram feeds down in Melbourne, and now immersive 'trick-art' gallery ArtVo has arrived on the Gold Coast! Featuring a kaleidoscope of optical illusions that extend from the ceiling to the floor, this unique visual playground is now open at Robina Town Centre – and it's set to turn the traditional art gallery on its head.  more