Food
Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series
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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series

Attention, foodies! Everyone's favourite free food and wine festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands this year – but with an exciting new twist. Instead of a single weekend event, 2021 will see Regional Flavours serve up some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers across a delectable three-part event series from June to October. Kicking off the tastebud-tempting festival is Grazed and Grown, which is set to bloom in our city from June 18–20. Bring your appetite, because you'll need it for this delicious event. more

Food
Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival
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Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival

There's nothing more satisfying than a good ol' chicken schnitzel, preferably dished up with a large serving of beer-battered chips, a salad that you will probably take one bite of (for health's sake) and a cold pint. If this also sounds ideal to you, then you'll froth what The Bavarian has been cooking up. For ten whole weeks, the string of German-inspired eateries are putting a Bavarian spin on an Aussie classic, throwing a mammoth schnitzel festival that will showcase ten different types of schnitties. more

Food
Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

We are mere days away from a long weekend folks and we don't think we are just speaking for ourselves when we say hallelujah! If you're yet to plan anything for your four days of sweet freedom, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim. It's here where you will discover Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail, where local makers are congregating to bring you a smorgasbord of delicious produce and farm-fresh eats. more

Food
Win the ultimate mystery dining experience at The Star Gold Coast to celebrate 40 Days of Flavour
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Win the ultimate mystery dining experience at The Star Gold Coast to celebrate 40 Days of Flavour

While we may live in something of a perpetual summer here on the coast, autumn has indeed arrived and brought with it a wave of excitement and opportunity – especially when it comes to all of the fresh and fabulous food that we can eat. The Star Gold Coast has decided to make the most of our new season’s bounty of amazing produce with 40 Days of Flavour, a venue-wide festival that encompasses one-of-a-kind dining experiences, juicy meal deals, cracking live entertainment and a whole lot more goodness. From paint-and-sip sessions to all-star open-air DJ sets and opulent five-star degustations, there is something to suit every kind of reveller – whether you like to get a bit bougie or just want to let your hair down with your pals. To celebrate 40 Days of Flavour bursting onto the dining and entertainment scene at The Star Gold Coast, we thought we’d get into the spirit of… more

Music
Bangers and bites – Live On The Lawn has your weekend plans for the foreseeable future sorted
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Bangers and bites – Live On The Lawn has your weekend plans for the foreseeable future sorted

As much as we love summer (and we do), it's also nice to not feel so ... clammy. Just when we thought things were beginning to cool down for autumn, The Star Gold Coast has gone ahead and dropped a seriously sizzling hot line-up of talent for its Live On The Lawn Series, which runs every Thursday through to Sunday from March 22 to June 12 at Garden Kitchen & Bar. The live (and free!) showcase features some top-tier Australian talent alongside local legends to satisfy our craving for cracking live tunes as the sun goes down. Speaking of cracking, the showcase is presented in partnership with White Claw Hard Seltzer, so go ahead and crack a can.    more

Art
Pick up a paintbrush for Cucina Vivo's Cork, Culinary & Colour event
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Pick up a paintbrush for Cucina Vivo’s Cork, Culinary & Colour event

While we might be a creative bunch here at The Weekend Edition, our specialty is the written word – impressive painters, we are not. That's nothing a little wine can't fix, however, and heck – a little tiramisu would probably help get the creative juices flowing too! Thankfully, beloved Broadbeach eatery Cucina Vivo is melding all three of these components into one fun-filled session when Cork, Culinary & Colour takes over the restaurant. On Saturday April 10 and Saturday April 24, you can try out your art skills, devour delicious bites and sip on winning drops. Picasso, pizza and pinot – yes, please! more

Food
Take your tastebuds around the world in one day at The Star Grazing Tour
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Take your tastebuds around the world in one day at The Star Grazing Tour

Now, we consider ourselves well-versed when it comes to the Gold Coast's culinary scene. Whether we are seeking Japanese, Italian, Greek or Chinese fare, we know where we can get the best feed. Sometimes, however, we simply cannot decide on just one – we don't want to limit our tastebuds to a single cuisine. Enter The Star Grazing Tour, a flavoursome food journey that will give you a small taste of everything you're craving. more


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Music
Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator headline a rescheduled Splendour in the Grass 2021
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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator headline a rescheduled Splendour in the Grass 2021

The all-mighty pandemic might have stomped out our plans of moving and grooving along to live tunes at our favourite music festivals last year, but it can't dampen our spirits entirely. Keeping the dream alive is Splendour in the Grass, which has just announced rescheduled dates for its music-filled shindig at North Byron Parklands from Friday November 19 to Sunday November 21, 2021. more

Community
Snap that flower field pic at Sunshine & Sunflower Day
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Snap that flower field pic at Sunshine & Sunflower Day

When life deals you a drought, grow sunflowers and they will come. This is what a farming family in Kalbar has done, and the result is a one-day celebration of flowers and family-friendly fun. Gather your gang and get ready to go road-tripping on Saturday March 27, and make sure to stop and smell the, uh, sunflowers at the inaugural Sunshine & Sunflower Day. more

Food
Journey through Oaxaca at Dust Temple’s wanderlust-inspiring event The Traveller’s Table
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Journey through Oaxaca at Dust Temple’s wanderlust-inspiring event The Traveller’s Table

It’s no secret that we’re craving faraway lands and the feeling of adventure at the moment, and the good people at Dust Temple have come up with an event to satisfy even the most itchy-footed among us. The much-loved Currumbin haunt is bringing you The Traveller’s Table, an event that explores food and culture from global regions through the lenses of chefs, cooks, producers and sommeliers. more

Comedy
Comedy's finest are uniting for the knee-slapping GC Laughs Festival
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Comedy’s finest are uniting for the knee-slapping GC Laughs Festival

After the year we've had (surely it's not nearly March again?!), we could all do with a few laughs. Thankfully for us giggle-guts, the week-long GC Laughs Festival is making a triumphant return to HOTA this March and it's armed with a stacked bill of comedic heavyweights. Held from March 13–21, the knee-slapping event will bring eight days of non-stop laughs from some of the biggest names in the industry. more

Music
Blues on Broadbeach is back and better than ever
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Blues on Broadbeach is back and better than ever

It's a favourite on the annual calendar and a time of year when the heart of Broadbeach lights up with good vibes and even better music. Yep, you guessed it – Blues on Broadbeach is back! It's been a long time coming (the last live event was way back in May 2019) and it promises to be better than ever. Although the powerhouse team behind Blues on Broadbeach presented an online event in 2020, the much-loved festival is returning live this year so that you can soak up all the live music goodness. more

Community
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these vibrant Lunar New Year feasts
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Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these vibrant Lunar New Year feasts

Get set for lion dancers, red lanterns and Peking duck – Lunar New Year is upon us! The vibrant festivities celebrate the turn of the lunar calendar, and this time around it's the Year of the Ox. There are plenty of events happening across the Gold Coast throughout the month of February, so if you're keen to get in on the Lunar New Year action, here are a few top picks. more

Venue
Marg it up at some of the coast's favourite bars in February
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Marg it up at some of the coast’s favourite bars in February

Calling all tequila-loving bar-hoppers! A handful of the coast’s best watering holes are hosting a Margarita Month sponsored by Herradura Tequila. Yes, friends, for an entire month, you can sip $15 margs at Bine, Mr Hizolas, Hideaway, Nightjar, Nightcap and Precinct Brewing – hellooooo happiness. We're already half way through February but fret not, there's still plenty of time left to partake. Read on for all of the delicious details ... more