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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

Spring is so close we can taste it! Expect sunshine and clear skies for the weekend ahead – perfect for events like the Hellenika Long Lunch and Paws at the Park! We've done the hard work for you – here's what's on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy, friends! more

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The ultimate Easter treat – Bluesfest announces its first crop of 2020 artists
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The ultimate Easter treat – Bluesfest announces its first crop of 2020 artists

For some people, Easter is all about chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. For others, the April long weekend heralds one of our country’s greatest musical gatherings – we’re talking Byron Bay Bluesfest, baby! Good news for those who have been hanging out to see who will be gracing the stage in 2020 – the first announcement for the five-day affair has just dropped, and you’d best believe it’s worth saving the date for. more

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The third annual Crafted Beer & Cider Festival returns to Broadbeach with brews, bites and beats
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The third annual Crafted Beer & Cider Festival returns to Broadbeach with brews, bites and beats

Whether you're a hop head who knows your pale ales from your pilsners, or if you just enjoy blowing the top off a few frothies with your pals, you'd best block out Saturday September 7 in your diary. The Gold Coast's beloved Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is returning to crack the kegs in Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach for its third year, bringing with it more than 200 different beers and ciders from 44 breweries, alongside a healthy dose of street eats, a roof-raising seaside concert, beer yoga, hotdog-eating competitions, live comedy and more. more

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Stone & Wood brings the second annual Backyard Invitational beer fest to the Gold Coast this August
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Stone & Wood brings the second annual Backyard Invitational beer fest to the Gold Coast this August

Since creating its first frothy more than ten years ago, beloved Byron Bay-born beer makers Stone & Wood has nurtured Australia's love affair with craft beer, spurring on what is now a thriving industry of independent brewers. Not only do these legends make great beer – they also know how to throw a killer party, and this August they are upping the ante by joining forces with 19 other indie brewers for an all-inclusive beer festival on the Gold Coast. Block out Saturday August 17 in your diary for the Backyard Invitational. more

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Celebrity chefs, winemakers and brewers converge for all-new foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove
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Celebrity chefs, winemakers and brewers converge for all-new foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove

The countdown is on for the Gold Coast's newest foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove, which will bring together some of the country's leading chefs, winemakers, craft-beer brewers and gourmet food trucks for a weekend of deliciousness from July 27–28. Whether you're a champagne and caviar person, prefer pinot and a punchy cheese, or are the beer and burrito type, there will be plenty for you to bite and sip across the entire weekend. Here's a taste of what's in store. more

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Spend three days with story creators and idea makers at Byron Writers Festival 2019
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Spend three days with story creators and idea makers at Byron Writers Festival 2019

The team behind Byron Writers Festival has announced a powerful and inspiring program for the 2019 instalment, which will take place from August 2–4 at Elements of Byron Resort & Spa. Over three spectacular days, the festival will bring together more than 140 distinguished Australian and international writers and speakers, spanning topics of fiction, memoir, crime, environment, society, politics, poetry, art, comedy and music.  more


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VIVA Surfers Paradise rocks and rolls into town for ten days of toe-tapping beats
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VIVA Surfers Paradise rocks and rolls into town for ten days of toe-tapping beats

A raft of music legends will be rocking and rolling around town when the annual VIVA Surfers Paradise hits the beachfront from July 12–21. If you've been swept up by movies like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman of late, then you'll want to throw on your best dancing shoes and shuffle your way into the precinct to catch a glimpse of the stars. Well, their lookalikes, but you get the gist. more

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The Taste Tweed Food Festival is back for ten glorious days of foodie heaven
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The Taste Tweed Food Festival is back for ten glorious days of foodie heaven

The annual Taste Tweed Food Festival is just around the corner, so get ready to treat and tantalise your senses the whole way along the Tweed Coast for ten glorious days. Running from July 5–14, the popular southern foodie festival will feature a series of events across a number of locations, putting the spotlight firmly on the bountiful Norther Rivers region. Fancy dinner with chef Ben Devlin? Or a lazy long lunch with all of the wine? Here's a taste of 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