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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

Look, we know these mornings are a little crisp, but the sun is shining and there's plenty happening across all corners of the Gold Coast to keep you occupied and off the couch this weekend! From VIVA Surfers Paradise to whisky tasting, Greek cooking classes and Seaside Sounds on Burleigh Point, here's what's on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy, friends! 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


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Celebrate the Year of the Pig with these vibrant Lunar New Year events
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Celebrate the Year of the Pig with these vibrant Lunar New Year events

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 Pig. 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

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Snags, sunshine and sack races – here's where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast
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Snags, sunshine and sack races – here’s where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast

If there's one thing we love as Aussies, it's a long weekend, so we're welcoming these three days of freedom with open arms! We know that there's a lot of conversation still to be had about the changing the date of our national day, but there's one thing us Aussies can all agree on – we're bloody lucky to call this place home! If you're keen to soak up the goodness of Australia Day, then here are a bunch of events happening on Saturday January 26 that will surely make you proud as punch to be Australian. more

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Keep the tribe entertained this summer with these family-friendly Gold Coast events (that are actually fun)
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Keep the tribe entertained this summer with these family-friendly Gold Coast events (that are actually fun)

Let's be honest, we're all friends here – December and January bring the best of times and also the most hectic of times for families. Nothing beats the excitement of Christmas and those fun-loving summer vibes – until you realise that it's school holidays and there are many (so many) days and nights that need to be filled up with fun activities. We teamed up with the folk from the coast's innovative new rental community, Smith Collective, to bring you a handy guide to this summer's best family-friendly happenings – partly so you can nail the parenting life (or at least look like it) and also to ensure that the kids are all tuckered out by night-time ... ahh, the serenity.  more

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Flying solo – top things to eat, see and do for those wanting to nail the single life this summer
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Flying solo – top things to eat, see and do for those wanting to nail the single life this summer

Living the solo life ain't that bad. Think about it – no kids, no significant other, no worries. Look, instead of focusing on what you don't have, let's shine the light on what you do have – time. Being time rich is truly the pinnacle, but there's an art to nailing the hours you've got spare. That's where we come in. In the spirit of maximising your independence, we've teamed up with the fun folk at Smith Collective, the coast's innovative new rental community and retail hub, to give you some ideas on how to really nail the single life on the Gold Coast this summer. more

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Step outside the square – the coast's best events and foodie experiences to fill your weekends with
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Step outside the square – the coast’s best events and foodie experiences to fill your weekends with

Live your best life. Now, that's a set of words that are thrown around a lot these days, but how many of us actually do live our best lives? When the time comes that you stumble across your significant other, you're kind of expected to settle down, buy a house, save whatever little money is left after mortgage repayments and, you know, just generally scale back our lives completely to prepare for the future. Sound familiar? Well, the folks at Smith Collective, the coast's revolutionary new rental community, want to flip the script on 'adulting' for couples. We're in the know (it's our job), so Smith Collective teamed up with yours truly to let you know all about the best upcoming events and must-do foodie experiences across the Gold Coast. Forget Netflix and toasties on the couch – this is how you do it. more

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Pups on SUPS paddles back to the Gold Coast this October
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Pups on SUPS paddles back to the Gold Coast this October

If you've got a dog and know your way around a SUP, then make sure you've got Sunday October 28 in your diary – Pups on SUPS is back! Following its hugely successful inaugural event at Currumbin Creek last year, Pups on SUPS will this year move north to Southport's Broadwater Parklands for a day of four-legged fun. more

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Currumbin gets set to transform into an open-air art gallery with SWELL Sculpture Festival
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Currumbin gets set to transform into an open-air art gallery with SWELL Sculpture Festival

The glorious Currumbin Beach will again act as the backdrop for one of the city's most iconic and impressive displays of public art when SWELL Sculpture Festival rolls into town from Friday September 14. The internationally acclaimed festival, now in its sweet 16th year, will run through until Sunday September 23, featuring a huge line-up of installations, events and live music. more

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Fearless artist Laurie Anderson heads to town as the Artist in Residence at HOTA
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Fearless artist Laurie Anderson heads to town as the Artist in Residence at HOTA

In a major coup for the city's cultural scene, fearless pioneer and world-renowned avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director Laurie Anderson will be on the Gold Coast this month as the first International Artist in Residence at HOTA. Known as one of the world’s most prolific and unique performance artists, Laurie is staging a series of must-see free and ticketed performances next weekend – here's what is in store. more

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A glam pineapple caravan heralds the arrival of W Brisbane
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A glam pineapple caravan heralds the arrival of W Brisbane

We’re less than a day away from the official opening of Brisbane’s newest five-star hotel W Brisbane and to celebrate, the hotel is kicking off one massive party. Want to know the best thing about this party? It’s mobile! This glamorous shindig will be brightening up Queen Street Mall at midday today before hitting the road and shimmying its way south. more