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Get a froth on at the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival
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Get a froth on at the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival

It's back, baby! The 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival is dropping into Byron town from February 22 to 25 so get ready for four glorious days of sun, surf and sensational summer vibes. The much-loved surf festival offers an incredible range of free and ticketed events for you to get your stoke on. more

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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

Summer is starting to wind up, so it's time to get out there and enjoy the rest of these sunny days and balmy nights! Luckily there is plenty for you to eat, see and do across all corners of our fine city for your few days of sweet, sweet freedom. We've done the hard work for you and round-up a few things happening on the Gold Coast this weekend. more

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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal
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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal

Did you know that a pig’s bladder can help humans grow muscles from scratch? How about the fact that axolotls are able regenerate parts of their own brains if damaged? The science of self-renewal is as weird as it is fascinating, and we are already living in a world where we are reaping the benefits. The field of regenerative medicine has seen some seriously exciting advancements are already changing the way we live – right now, scientists are completing the first lung stem cell transplant trial and creating brand-new skin for burns victims. To take a peek into the world of bespoke bodies, check out some of the mind-bending stuff that’s happening as we speak. more

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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018
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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018

With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, our fine city is gearing up for one the most pivotal years in its history. Just when we thought we couldn't cram any more excitement into the first half of 2018, the talented crew behind Bleach* Festival drops its most genre-bending and ambitious program ever. The 18 days of action kicks off on Thursday March 29 – here's what's in store. more

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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it's BIG
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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it’s BIG

Hold on to your hats folks, things are about to get next-level across our fine city. With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner (April 4–15, in case you've been living under a giant rock), excitement is buzzing, and it just went up a notch with the announcement of the Festival 2018 program, which will feature a spectacular line-up of more than 1000 arts and cultural experiences in more than 28 locations across the city for 12 action-packed days. more

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Savour the tastes of the season at the inaugural Flavours of Summer Festival
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Savour the tastes of the season at the inaugural Flavours of Summer Festival

It's a given that the warmer months generally stimulate a lot of beach trips and fun by the coast. Don't get us wrong, the ocean really is a wonderful place to be. We're just going to put something out there, though – have you ever thought of doing something really different over summer? You know, like ditching the hot sand and beachside hustle for lush greenery, fine food and relaxed vibes? Well, if you're keen to mix things up this year and escape the coast on the ultimate foodie adventure (with a champagne in hand), then round up the crew and head out to the Flavours of Summer Festival at Spicers Hidden Vale this January. more

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Oui Oui! Bonjour French Festival descends on the Gold Coast
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Oui Oui! Bonjour French Festival descends on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast, get set for an abundance of striped t-shirts, baguettes, beret hats and croissants – the Bonjour French Festival is back! Le festival, which celebrates all of the tastes and fabulous culture of France, will land in Pratten Park in Broadbeach from November 10–11. Friends, you do not want to miss this. more


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Let your baller fantasies run wild when Sanctuary Cove Festival brings its luxury toys to town
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Let your baller fantasies run wild when Sanctuary Cove Festival brings its luxury toys to town

There are two things here at The Weekend Edition that we can always get behind – living a little, and dreaming a lot. We may not have the funds to drop on a brand-new Ferrari or a swish yacht, but it doesn’t hurt to entertain the possibility, right? Whether you’ve got cash to splash or are simply an admirer of all things fast and shiny, we have some news that is sure to excite you. On Sunday October 1, the Gold Coast’s premier destination for all things luxe will come alive for the Sanctuary Cove Festival, an extravaganza showcasing some of the most covetable names in the automobile and boating industries. more

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Champagne, yoga and haloumi chips – it's time to eat your way through The Brickworks at Inside Out
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Champagne, yoga and haloumi chips – it’s time to eat your way through The Brickworks at Inside Out

Attention foodies, fashionistas, music lovers and creative types (aka all of you), the Gold Coast's ultimate pop-up picnic is back! The Brickworks Inside Out festival is being held next Sunday September 10, with the precinct set to transform with everything from gourmet food stalls and Veuve champagne bars, to dog yoga sessions and flower-crown workshops. That's right, we said dog yoga. more

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Sip on brews and celebrate all things amber at the Crafted Beer & Cider Festival
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Sip on brews and celebrate all things amber at the Crafted Beer & Cider Festival

On Saturday November 4, Pratten Park in Broadbeach will transform into a dreamy haven for beer and cider lovers alike. The inaugural Crafted Beer & Cider Festival will shine the light on brewers from the Gold Coast, South East Queensland and New South Wales with more than 100 beers and ciders from 20 different brewers being showcased. That's right – there will be 100 different brews to try. Well, maybe don't try them all at once ... more

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Soak up the nostalgic vibes at Cooly Rocks On this June
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Soak up the nostalgic vibes at Cooly Rocks On this June

The rock and rockabilly vibes will be in full swing this June as Coolangatta prepares for the 2017 instalment of Cooly Rocks On. Held from June 7–11, the renowned beachside festival will showcase a jam-packed five-day program of hot rods, live rock 'n roll music, dancing and good old-fashioned fun.  more

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The inaugural Cooly Beachfest has arrived to bring beats and brews to the Quiksilver Pro
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The inaugural Cooly Beachfest has arrived to bring beats and brews to the Quiksilver Pro

Anyone who’s ever been to the iconic Quiksilver Pro (and even those who haven’t) can attest to the fact that the event is the real deal when it comes to celebrating surf culture. Some of the world’s best athletes come out to play, shredding the waves of Cooly Beach like it ain’t no thing. Well, the powers that be have decided that one of the coolest sporting events in the world can actually get cooler – brace yourself for the first-ever Cooly Beachfest, taking over Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday March 18 with the unbeatable combo of music, surf, sun and sand. more

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The round up: where to celebrate Chinese New Year on the Gold Coast
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The round up: where to celebrate Chinese New Year on the Gold Coast

Chinese New Year officially kicks off this Saturday January 28. The Gold Coast is going out with a bang to celebrate the Year of the Rooster, which is said to be the sign of awakening, punctuality and fidelity, bringing triumph and success. There's loads of entertainment and tasty events being served up until mid-February, so if you're keen to get in on the action, here's where to get festive and celebrate the turning of the lunar calendar. Cue the dragon dancers, red lanterns and Peking duck – this is going to be big! more