Festival
Festival of Small Halls brings live folk music and storytelling to regional towns
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Festival of Small Halls brings live folk music and storytelling to regional towns

Festival of Small Halls, a travelling music festival dedicated to voyaging only to small regional towns, has announced its summer program. The festival will kick off at the Mullum Music Festival on November 17, before embarking on a journey across 20 town halls throughout regional Queensland, venturing as far north as Cairns, before coming back down to wrap up at the Woodford Folk Festival from December 27 to January 1. more

Community
A pop-up ‘Insta museum' for pets is landing on the Gold Coast this summer
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A pop-up ‘Insta museum’ for pets is landing on the Gold Coast this summer

If your phone is often reaching its storage limit because it's jammed with thousands upon thousands of photos of your dog (or other people's dogs), then be sure to make some room on your devices before November 29. Pet Stars – an Insta museum for pets – is arriving on the Gold Coast for a limited time, featuring 20 different pet-friendly scenes, backdrops and installations for the ultimate photo fest with your pet. more

Markets
Shop up a festive storm at these Gold Coast Christmas markets
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Shop up a festive storm at these Gold Coast Christmas markets

We're getting down to the pointy end of the year and if you're one of the majority that are yet to finish their Christmas shopping and deck out their homes in festive cheer, then you'll want to keep reading. For those that break out in a rash at the very thought of going to the shopping centres, then perhaps you should opt for Christmas shopping with a twist at one of these Gold Coast Christmas markets. Take your time and wander through these magical markets and have yourself a merry little food-truck feast while you're at it. more

Music
Southern sounds – big names line up for the 2019 Mullum Music Festival
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Southern sounds – big names line up for the 2019 Mullum Music Festival

Music lovers, get your ears ready. An impressive line-up has been confirmed for this year's Mullum Music Festival, which will take over the Northern Rivers township from November 14–17. The festival's four-day lineup includes acts from Chile, South Africa, the US, UK, Ethiopia, Canada and the Solomon Islands, alongside a jam-packed local and national lineup. more

Community
We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!
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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!

Ready for a little black magic? We’ve been brewing up something special just for you … think spooktacular treats, ghoulish tricks and a heck of a hunt! We know how much you love it, so we’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again! That’s right witches, our annual Trick or Treat scavenger hunt is back, and this year there are some seriously wicked treats to find! more


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Stella Donnelly
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Party
Get your freak on – five killer Halloween events happening on the Gold Coast this year
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Get your freak on – five killer Halloween events happening on the Gold Coast this year

Pals, it's that time of year again – Halloween is upon us! This year it falls on Thursday October 31, which means if you don't have a cool boss like ours, then you probably won't be able to wear your zombie-bride outfit to work. Luckily there are plenty of spooky soirees happening after dark to satisfy your creepy side! Need a hand planning your night of freaky fun? Here are five killer Halloween events to hit across the Gold Coast. more

Food
Federal's Doma Cafe joins forces with Barrio Byron Bay for a one-night-only Japanese feast
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Federal’s Doma Cafe joins forces with Barrio Byron Bay for a one-night-only Japanese feast

Deep in the Byron Bay Hinterland lies the leafy village of Federal. Those in the know associate this tiny town with being the home of Doma – a Japanese cafe that's always bustling with locals and visitors vying for a taste of its renowned dishes, from the fresh sushi hand rolls to the towering breakfast burgers topped with golden korokke. On Tuesday October 29, the Doma team will be venturing out of the hinterland for a one-night-only collaboration with Byron Bay's Barrio Eatery & Bar. more

Party
Enjoy bottomless booze and spooky snacks at Aviary's ‘Til Death Do Us Party Halloween bash
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Enjoy bottomless booze and spooky snacks at Aviary’s ‘Til Death Do Us Party Halloween bash

While we've borrowed the tradition from our American friends (thanks guys), Halloween is a truly great time of year – and it's not just the trick-or-treating kids that get to have all of the fun. If you're looking to get into the spooky spirit(s) this year, then gather your ghouls and head to 'Til Death Do Us Party – a killer Halloween bash that's taking over Aviary Rooftop Bar in Southport on Thursday October 31. more

Food
‘Tis (almost) the season – voco Gold Coast's Christmas soirees are here to help spread the festive cheer
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‘Tis (almost) the season – voco Gold Coast’s Christmas soirees are here to help spread the festive cheer

We don't want to make you panic (actually, we do – it's time to hustle) but just so you know, Christmas is quite literally around the corner. If you've been allocated the task of organising the Christmas party for your work family, real-life family or extended group of friends, and are quivering under the pressure of delivering something memorable, fun and delicious, we're here to help. Well, actually the team at voco Gold Coast are the ones helping you – we're just here to give you a heads up so you can nail it. more

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Behold, The Fountain of Goose – a vodka fountain is popping up on the Gold Coast this October
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Behold, The Fountain of Goose – a vodka fountain is popping up on the Gold Coast this October

Sitting around the edge of a glorious marble fountain, tossing a coin in for good luck and sipping spritzes in the street is the kind of situation reserved for dreamy European holidays. So, what if we told you that you could be sitting on a deck chair in the sunshine sipping cocktails in a French Riviera-themed setting right here on the Gold Coast? Plus, what if we told you that cocktail was free and was being served to you from a vodka bar within a giant, custom-built fountain? We're not pulling your leg, this is actually happening. more

Food
Give your Friday feasts a nostalgic spin with ‘proper' British and Irish fish and chips
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Give your Friday feasts a nostalgic spin with ‘proper’ British and Irish fish and chips

While us Aussies enjoy light-hearted battles and friendly banter (mainly on the sporting field) with folk from the UK and Ireland, we tip our hats to them for one thing – their fish and chips. Crispy battered fillets, slightly softened chips (not crunchy), mushy peas and squirts of malt vinegar are the building blocks for proper fish and chips, and one Gold Coast bar is aiming to replicate the beloved delicacy in true British and Irish style. more