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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

How great is this autumn weather? Make sure you get out and about to soak it up this weekend – don't worry, there's plenty to keep you occupied! From beer-themed puppy parties to 90s nights, fashion markets and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, here's what's on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy, friends! more

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It's back! Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces its return to the Gold Coast in 2019
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It’s back! Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces its return to the Gold Coast in 2019

Beer (and cider) swillers, throw your hands in the air – the team behind Crafted Beer & Cider Festival has announced it's returning to the Gold Coast in 2019! This year, the popular beachside beer festival has been moved forward a few months (hurrah!) with organisers this week revealing that event will be held on Saturday September 7. You'll have about eight hours to taste around 200 beers and ciders ... don't actually do that, okay? We just wanted to show you how big this event is. Anyway, here's what's in store. 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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Beers, bites and beats – venture south to Stone & Wood's annual brewery party, Festival of the Stone
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Beers, bites and beats – venture south to Stone & Wood’s annual brewery party, Festival of the Stone

Fresh beer, food trucks and live music – is there a better combination? We think not. If you're keen to get stuck into all three, then make sure you've got Saturday June 8 in your diary – because Byron Bay's Festival of the Stone is back and you need to be there! The wildly popular festival, put on by craft-beer wizards Stone & Wood, is set to be bigger and better in 2019, with the sell-out event to be held for the first time at the newly opened Stone & Wood brewery in Byron Bay. more

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From transcendent requiems to ARIA Award-winning performers – five unmissable events at Bleach* Festival this year
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From transcendent requiems to ARIA Award-winning performers – five unmissable events at Bleach* Festival this year

Bleach* Festival is back again with a thrilling site-specific contemporary arts and culture program, featuring everything from incredible art installations to breathtaking live productions and goosebump-worthy music performances. From April 17–28, the Gold Coast will be fully immersed in all-things Bleach*, and while the entire festival program is worthy of the spotlight, we’ve picked out our top five events not to miss. From huge choral ensembles through to live theatre performances witnessed from the comfort of your own car, take a look below to see our favourites for this year’s festival. more

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Don't try this at home –  the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival to light up Surfers Paradise
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Don’t try this at home – the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival to light up Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is pulling out all the stops for the long weekend, with knife jugglers, outrageous acrobatics and energetic dance performances set to fill the precinct from April 19–22 for the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival. Surfers as you know it will be transformed into a festival of performance, laughter and entertainment sure to put a smile on everyone’s dial. more

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Enjoy seaside sips with a side of live entertainment at pop-up beachfront bar The Burleigh Bleach* Club
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Enjoy seaside sips with a side of live entertainment at pop-up beachfront bar The Burleigh Bleach* Club

While the temperature gauges may be starting to back off slightly, things are really heating up on the Gold Coast this April. It's Easter, yes, but adding to the buzz is Bleach* Festival and all of its goodness. This year, Bleach* is pouring into Burleigh to bring us the ultimate seaside sipping venue – a pop-up beach bar called the Burleigh Bleach* Club. It's a festival first that is sure to quench your thirst ... here's what you need to know. more


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Sizzling cabarets, space cowboys to comedy icons – five unmissable events at The Spiegeltent Gold Coast
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Sizzling cabarets, space cowboys to comedy icons – five unmissable events at The Spiegeltent Gold Coast

The coast first got a taste of The Spiegeltent when saucy stage show Blanc de Blanc graced us with (two) unforgettable, decadent and totally debaucherous seasons. Now, the world-renowned travelling entertainment venue is back – and it's bringing with it an intimate program of events unlike anything we've seen before. From April 17 to May 12, The Spiegeltent Gold Coast will host some of Australia's best music, comedy, theatre and cabaret acts – and while the entire line-up belongs firmly in the spotlight, we've hand-picked five of our favourites to stir some excitement for what's to come. more

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Strut & Fret reveals a star-studded program for The Spiegeltent Gold Coast
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Strut & Fret reveals a star-studded program for The Spiegeltent Gold Coast

From April 17 to May 12, the city will be graced with the presence of The Spiegeltent Gold Coast – a spectacular entertainment venue that will be erected in the heart of Broadbeach, playing host to a star-studded program of performances. Renowned production house Strut & Fret (the insanely talented team who brought us Blanc de Blanc) has just dropped the line-up of acts, featuring some of the biggest names in music, cabaret, comedy and theatre. Here's what you need to know. 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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It’s time for a road trip ­– the Byron Bay Surf Festival is back!
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It’s time for a road trip ­– the Byron Bay Surf Festival is back!

Running from February 20 to 25, the 2019 Byron Bay Surf Festival takes over our favourite beachside town for five days of surfing fun, chock full of sustainability, music, art, surf and culture. The much-loved surf festival (now in its ninth year!) offers an awesome range of free and ticketed events for you to duck dive into. Who's ready for a road trip? 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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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