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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

How great is this autumn weather? Make sure you get out and about to soak it up this weekend – don't worry, there's plenty to keep you occupied! From beer-themed puppy parties to 90s nights, fashion markets and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, here's what's on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy, friends! more

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It's back! Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces its return to the Gold Coast in 2019
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It’s back! Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces its return to the Gold Coast in 2019

Beer (and cider) swillers, throw your hands in the air – the team behind Crafted Beer & Cider Festival has announced it's returning to the Gold Coast in 2019! This year, the popular beachside beer festival has been moved forward a few months (hurrah!) with organisers this week revealing that event will be held on Saturday September 7. You'll have about eight hours to taste around 200 beers and ciders ... don't actually do that, okay? We just wanted to show you how big this event is. Anyway, here's what's in store. more

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From puppy parties to winter feasts – five unmissable events happening on the Gold Coast this June
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From puppy parties to winter feasts – five unmissable events happening on the Gold Coast this June

With these cooler days and nights, it's mighty tempting to snuggle up in a blanket cocoon and go on a Netflix binge – but the coast’s event calendar has other plans in store for you. There’s plenty going on throughout June, from 90s masquerade-ball rock shows to bottomless brunches and puppy-themed plant markets. So, we've hand picked five of the best events happening on the Gold Coast this June. Diaries at the ready! more

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From daring aerobatics to world-class fireworks displays – this year's SeaFire is set ignite and surprise
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From daring aerobatics to world-class fireworks displays – this year’s SeaFire is set ignite and surprise

Australia's only international fireworks competition will illuminate the iconic Surfers Paradise skyline on with a rainbow of neon explosions on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, as five of the world’s top pyrotechnic teams battle it out for the title in the annual SeaFire extravaganza. With over 130,000 visitors expected to hit the beach to get a glimpse of the coast’s largest public spectacle, attendees can expect to not only see world-class fireworks at this year’s event, but so much more. more

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Beers, bites and beats – venture south to Stone & Wood's annual brewery party, Festival of the Stone
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Beers, bites and beats – venture south to Stone & Wood’s annual brewery party, Festival of the Stone

Fresh beer, food trucks and live music – is there a better combination? We think not. If you're keen to get stuck into all three, then make sure you've got Saturday June 8 in your diary – because Byron Bay's Festival of the Stone is back and you need to be there! The wildly popular festival, put on by craft-beer wizards Stone & Wood, is set to be bigger and better in 2019, with the sell-out event to be held for the first time at the newly opened Stone & Wood brewery in Byron Bay. more

Sport
It's time to hit the waterside in your best finery – the McLaren Gold Coast Polo by the Sea is back
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It’s time to hit the waterside in your best finery – the McLaren Gold Coast Polo by the Sea is back

How does an afternoon of world-class sport, fabulous fashion and award-winning cuisine at the Gold Coast’s iconic Spit sound? That’s right, McLaren Gold Coast Polo by the Sea is galloping back to Doug Jennings Park in Main Beach on Saturday June 1. Ladies and gents, it’s time to don your finest and hit the waterside polo field for an unforgettable afternoon! more

Food
Eat, drink and linger a little longer at Cucina Vivo's Italian Long Lunch
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Eat, drink and linger a little longer at Cucina Vivo’s Italian Long Lunch

The hustle and bustle of life can get pretty crazy at times and it's not always easy to take a step back and just breathe. Here at The Weekend Edition, we're all about slowing down and enjoying life, so we're always on the lookout for fun and delicious new ways to savour the moment. If you're looking for the perfect way to relax just (for a little while) with a wine in hand, then the Italian Long Lunch could be just what you're after. more


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Throw your horns up – School of Rock brings its musical mayhem to Queensland for the first time
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Throw your horns up – School of Rock brings its musical mayhem to Queensland for the first time

Let’s be honest – even if you’re not the most musically talented individual, most of us at some point have dreamed of living the rockstar life. Touring the world, legions of adoring fans and looking like a badass all in the name of your job sounds like a pretty sweet gig, right? Well in the immortal words of AC/DC, it turns out that it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n’roll – and sometimes you need to enlist the help of a few pint-sized pals to help you on your way. If you’ve ever caught yourself fantasising about a life on the stage, listen up – School of Rock is hitting QPAC from July 12 with a tidal wave of humour, cheek and true rock’n’roll soul. more

Food
Experience eight (mystery) courses from the big blue at Nineteen's Sustainable Seafood Dinner
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Experience eight (mystery) courses from the big blue at Nineteen’s Sustainable Seafood Dinner

Here in Queensland, we're surrounded by some of the best seafood imaginable. While we enjoy, savour and appreciate every sweet mouthful, the story of how that seafood actually makes its way to your plate also deserves some attention. On Thursday May 16, Nineteen at The Star will be delving deeper by hosting a Sustainable Seafood Dinner, a delicious evening designed to educate diners about the importance of sustainability. more

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Surf's up! The Gold Coast Open brings skate jams, live music and sunrise yoga to Burleigh
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Surf’s up! The Gold Coast Open brings skate jams, live music and sunrise yoga to Burleigh

One of the coast's most popular surfing events, the Burleigh Pro, is back again this year, but this time it's got a new identity – it's now known as the Gold Coast Open. The event will roll into Burleigh Heads from May 7–12, with six action-packed days filled with everything from surfing (well, that's a given) to music, entertainment, workshops, beachfront yoga and more. more

Theatre
If these walls could talk – NORPA's Dreamland to bring a country hall to life in the Byron Bay hinterland
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If these walls could talk – NORPA’s Dreamland to bring a country hall to life in the Byron Bay hinterland

When it comes to traditional theatre shows, we're used to witnessing the magic in auditoriums, theatre stages, music halls or the like. This May, the walls of a small country hall in the Byron Bay hinterland will come to life through an unmissable site-specific original production from regional theatre company, Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA).  more

Markets
Dog lovers, assemble – Miami Barketta hits the coast for a day of puppy love
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Dog lovers, assemble – Miami Barketta hits the coast for a day of puppy love

It's no secret that many of us treat our fur babies like real babies, and this month Miami Marketta and Paws at the Park will be making our puppy dreams come true. Ever since Paws at the Park held the Gold Coast's first dog markets in 2016, they have been killing the game when it comes to spoiling our doggos. On Sunday April 28, you can check out their very first 'Paws at the Park presents' event, aptly named Miami Barketta. more

Art
From transcendent requiems to ARIA Award-winning performers – five unmissable events at Bleach* Festival this year
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From transcendent requiems to ARIA Award-winning performers – five unmissable events at Bleach* Festival this year

Bleach* Festival is back again with a thrilling site-specific contemporary arts and culture program, featuring everything from incredible art installations to breathtaking live productions and goosebump-worthy music performances. From April 17–28, the Gold Coast will be fully immersed in all-things Bleach*, and while the entire festival program is worthy of the spotlight, we’ve picked out our top five events not to miss. From huge choral ensembles through to live theatre performances witnessed from the comfort of your own car, take a look below to see our favourites for this year’s festival. more

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Don't try this at home –  the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival to light up Surfers Paradise
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Don’t try this at home – the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival to light up Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is pulling out all the stops for the long weekend, with knife jugglers, outrageous acrobatics and energetic dance performances set to fill the precinct from April 19–22 for the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival. Surfers as you know it will be transformed into a festival of performance, laughter and entertainment sure to put a smile on everyone’s dial. more

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Enjoy seaside sips with a side of live entertainment at pop-up beachfront bar The Burleigh Bleach* Club
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Enjoy seaside sips with a side of live entertainment at pop-up beachfront bar The Burleigh Bleach* Club

While the temperature gauges may be starting to back off slightly, things are really heating up on the Gold Coast this April. It's Easter, yes, but adding to the buzz is Bleach* Festival and all of its goodness. This year, Bleach* is pouring into Burleigh to bring us the ultimate seaside sipping venue – a pop-up beach bar called the Burleigh Bleach* Club. It's a festival first that is sure to quench your thirst ... here's what you need to know. more