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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

From Seaside Sounds and The Stafford Brothers to The Village Markets and unmissable fire-relief fundraisers, there's plenty to keep you off the couch and away from Netflix this weekend. Here's a handy rundown of what's on across all corners of the Gold Coast. Enjoy, folks! more

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Some of Australia’s best musical talent team up for From Brisbane, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit
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Some of Australia’s best musical talent team up for From Brisbane, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit

The current Australian bushfire crisis is undoubtedly one of the most catastrophic disasters to strike our country in recent memory. As the fires continue to ravage communities and natural resources, the nation has responded with a heartening outpouring of support, donating generously to organisations combating the fires directly, nurturing our wildlife and lending assistance to those displaced. The Weekend Edition is keen to do its part, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at The Triffid and a cadre of Australia’s best musical acts to host a fundraising event on Sunday January 19, the proceeds of which will be donated in full to fire-relief charities. more

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Your one-stop Christmas shop – gift hunt, dine and celebrate at Sanctuary Cove
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Your one-stop Christmas shop – gift hunt, dine and celebrate at Sanctuary Cove

We’ve reached the time of year when shopping destinations around the globe transform into feats of festive glory. With white Christmases and same-day shipping, it’s our friends in the Northern Hemisphere who get to enjoy most of the fanfare. There’s Skansen’s famous Christmas Market in Stockholm, where locals enjoy warm cider, snow-capped market stalls and reindeer spotting. Or Berlin’s famous Gendarmenmarkt with its mulled wine, live carols and artisan pop-ups. Now, before you book an impulse flight to Scandinavia for your present shopping, we thought we’d introduce you a destination closer to home – The Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove. Throughout December, the Gold Coast waterfront spot will be the place to eat, drink, shop and be merry in Southeast Queensland. more

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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

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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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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days
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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days

When summer rolls around, an air of excitement always hits. There's a little extra spring in your step and the cheer stretches from ear to ear – and it's all in anticipation of the year's end and being able to spend time with family and friends. From December 1–15, HOTA is capturing the thrill of spending summer 'at home' on the Gold Coast by hosting one of the biggest event series' the arts and culture precinct has ever seen. Staying put this summer? You'll be glad you did. 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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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

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Bleach* Festival celebrates the Gold Coast's unique artistic culture with a jam-packed 2019 program
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Bleach* Festival celebrates the Gold Coast’s unique artistic culture with a jam-packed 2019 program

Giving us something truly awesome to look forward to, the crew behind Bleach* Festival have unveiled a 2019 program that promises to be the premier arts and cultural event’s most captivating yet. The eighth annual festival runs from April 17–28 and celebrates the Gold Coast's unique culture with a schedule that spans large-scale opera, award-winning dance, eye-popping cabaret, free live music, a thought provoking political swimming carnival and a thrilling drive-in with a difference – and it doesn't stop there! more