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Coffee hacks, live theatre and spicy celeb feasts – how to stay occupied on the Gold Coast this weekend
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Coffee hacks, live theatre and spicy celeb feasts – how to stay occupied on the Gold Coast this weekend

Now, we know things are very different right now, but one thing is for damn sure – Easter is not cancelled! We're just going to have to change the way we do things this year. You can still have a seafood feast (just have it in your backyard or on your lounge room floor), you can still enjoy an easter egg hunt, and you can absolutely eat your bodyweight in hot cross buns. We're right here with you, folks, and we're going to keep bringing you goodness so you can maximise your weekends and nail this temporary life in isolation. Here are a few ways to stay occupied (and well fed) this weekend. Enjoy! more

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Put those thinking caps on – test your knowledge from home with Isolation Trivia
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Put those thinking caps on – test your knowledge from home with Isolation Trivia

Who doesn't enjoy a good game of trivia? Whether your knowledge is in movies, sport, music, geography or those out-of-the-box math questions that almost no one can ever answer correctly, a mid-week round of head-scratching questions is fun for the whole gang. Unfortunately, with many venues forced into closure and everyone advised to self distance, your mid-week cogitating congregation has most likely been canned. Never ones to say no to a challenge, the crew from Man vs Bear have come up with a solution in the form of Isolation Trivia – Live Streamed from Lockdown, so you can now get your quiz on from home (for free!). All you have to do is virtually gather your quick-thinking team mates, tune in and get ready to dominate. 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 around town that will surely make you proud as punch to be Australian. 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