Markets
Grab your tote bag and draft your dream grocery list – Market Day is coming to Jones & Co Grocer IGA
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Grab your tote bag and draft your dream grocery list – Market Day is coming to Jones & Co Grocer IGA

While grocery shopping tends to feel like a chore – nothing beats scoring some fresh produce and artisanal goodies and elevating your weekly meals. In good news for fans of gourmet groceries, Jones & Co Grocer IGA is set to host a new market day experience from Wednesday May 22 to Tuesday May 28. This multi-store event will be transforming Jones & Co Grocer IGA grocers into old-school markets – complete with market prices and bulk bargains. more

Art
Be spellbound by BIG CITY LIGHTS* – an immersive visual spectacle coming to the Gold Coast this winter
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Be spellbound by BIG CITY LIGHTS* – an immersive visual spectacle coming to the Gold Coast this winter

You might find it hard to believe, but there was once a time when the Gold Coast was considered void of culture. Crazy, right?! Thankfully, the times have changed, perceptions have been challenged and the Gold Coast is continuing to thrive, attracting events from all around the world. After a triumphant debut in 2022, BIG CITY LIGHTS* – an immersive festival that brings together light, design, installation and live performance – is making a comeback. Here's everything you need to know ... more

Food
Cult Brisbane bakery Brooki Bakehouse is popping up at QT Gold Coast
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Cult Brisbane bakery Brooki Bakehouse is popping up at QT Gold Coast

Brisbane's TikTok-famous Brooki Bakehouse – the humble, cookie-slinging, macaron-making bakery that has become a viral social-media sensation – is popping up on the Gold Coast this June. The buzzing dessert haven is bringing its goodies south as part of a sweet month-long collaboration with QT Gold Coast, kicking off with an exclusive meet-and-greet event with the bakery's powerhouse owner, Brooke Saward. Here's how to get your mitts on Brooki cookies without heading up the M1 ... more

Community
What's on across the Gold Coast this weekend
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What’s on across the Gold Coast this weekend

The days have been dipping in temperature of late and we are on the hunt for some activities to heat things up. Luckily we’ve found the hottest things happening on the Gold Coast from Thursday May 23 to Sunday May 26. From Missy Higgins and a yard party to Market Day deals and a dog walk for a cause, the whole family will want to get out there this weekend. more

Community
Slip into holiday mode when you spend a day exploring Queen Street Village in Southport
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Slip into holiday mode when you spend a day exploring Queen Street Village in Southport

We’d love nothing more than to jet off overseas somewhere to eat exceptional food and spend our day in spas or shopping, but the reality is that it's not always possible to escape from our busy lives. Fortunately for us Gold Coasters, there are pockets of paradise right on our doorstep. Nestled in the heart of Southport lies Queen Street Village, an unassuming oasis brimming with possibilities from dawn until dusk. Savour life's simple joys by taking a journey through this vibrant haunt. more

Theatre
Oh snap! Solve the Agatha Christie mystery The Mousetrap live on stage at HOTA
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Oh snap! Solve the Agatha Christie mystery The Mousetrap live on stage at HOTA

Fancy yourself a detective? Step into the world of mystery and suspense with Shake & Stir Theatre Co.'s captivating production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. This iconic murder mystery, which has been thrilling audiences for over seven decades, continues to enthral theatregoers with its timeless intrigue and suspenseful plot. Playing at HOTA from Wednesday May 29 to Sunday June 2, you have the chance to solve the mystery yourself. more

Dance
Don your cowboy hats and sashay away for a rhinestone-studded line-up of entertainment at The Star
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Don your cowboy hats and sashay away for a rhinestone-studded line-up of entertainment at The Star

In case you haven’t heard, country music is having a moment, and The Star Gold Coast is embracing this celebration by hosting two of Australia’s most in-demand country stars to perform Live on the Lawn this May. That's just the beginning of the excitement as we head into the colder months – from disco dancing to dazzling drag, there’s plenty of entertainment to heat things up this season. more


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Food
Mum's the word – ace Mother's Day with our round-up of the coast's best events
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Mum’s the word – ace Mother’s Day with our round-up of the coast’s best events

Mother's Day is fast approaching (Sunday May 12, for those who need a little nudge), and if you're keen to treat the leading lady in your life – whether that be your mum, grandma or someone else deserving of a little bit of appreciation – we've done the hard yards to round up a few options. From fancy feasts to pretty picnics, you can thank us later when you're crowned the favourite child. more

Current Events
Music greats, opera in the outback and foodie festivals aplenty – all the unmissable events happening in May
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Music greats, opera in the outback and foodie festivals aplenty – all the unmissable events happening in May

Before hibernation season is upon us, Brisbane and its surrounds are beckoning an exciting line-up of events to close out autumn. This month, wet your appetite with plenty of foodie festivals, experience world-class artists, playwrights and musicians at your doorstep and discover unforgettable nights out from the city to the outback. Here’s the top events happening this month … more

Food
Bubbles, beauty treatments and seafood buffets – treat Mum to the ultimate Mother's Day at The Star
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Bubbles, beauty treatments and seafood buffets – treat Mum to the ultimate Mother’s Day at The Star

Mums are usually the ones to remind us when important dates are coming up, but Mother’s Day is the one special day we ought to remember ourselves. When it comes to organising the ultimate day of indulgence for Mum, it's nice to have a little help. Luckily for us, The Star Gold Coast has a bounty of top-notch restaurants to treat your leading lady to a delicious meal, plus some special spa treatments to make Mum feel like the queen she is. Here's a rundown of what's happening ... more

Community
Be a tourist in your own town – ride the G: to these iconic Gold Coast experiences
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Be a tourist in your own town – ride the G: to these iconic Gold Coast experiences

We love it when our interstate mates come to visit, but we also breathe a sigh of relief when holiday crowds peter out and we get to be tourists in our own town. Whether you're a visitor or a local, we’ve rounded up a tonne of fun things to see and do to feel like you’re on holiday all year round. Helping you get there is the always handy G:link, which operates across 19 stops from Helensvale down to Broadbeach South. more

Art
Art ATMs, first-time buys and live painting – your guide to Affordable Art Fair Brisbane
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Art ATMs, first-time buys and live painting – your guide to Affordable Art Fair Brisbane

Affordable Art Fair was born out of the desire to democratise art and nearly 25 years later, this mission has spread all the way from London to Brisbane. The four-day festival is set to transform the Showgrounds Exhibition Building into an epicentre of culture and creativity this May 9–12. Local art lovers are invited to explore a curated collection of works from more than 40 independent galleries – and snag a piece or two for their own collection. Here’s all to expect from this Brisbane-first art festival … more

Community
Where to commemorate Anzac Day across the Gold Coast
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Where to commemorate Anzac Day across the Gold Coast

On April 25 1915, brave soldiers from Australia and New Zealand fought for freedom. On this day in 2024, we remember them. We commemorate those who fought in the trenches in World War I through to current conflicts, and whether you choose to pay your respects at a dawn service or later on in the morning, we’ve rounded up some events happening around the Gold Coast this Anzac Day. more

Food
Treat Mum to a high tea with French treats and tipples at Aviary Rooftop Bar
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Treat Mum to a high tea with French treats and tipples at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Chocolate, flowers and candles are lovely gifts for Mother’s Day, but there’s something that means more to Mum than presents, and that’s you! So why not give her the gift of quality time this year? Make Mum feel really special this Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12 at Aviary Rooftop Bar in Southport, where there will be flowing tipples, flavoursome French food and picturesque views of the Gold Coast. more