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Sizzling soirees and seafood spreads – take your festive feast to the next level at The Star
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Sizzling soirees and seafood spreads – take your festive feast to the next level at The Star

It's that time again – time to cast your mind forward to Christmas Day. December 25 may seem far away, but let's be honest – as soon as October rolls around, Christmas is here before you know it. So that you can celebrate with bubbles, bites and great vibes, The Star Gold Coast has upped the ante to offer plenty of festive fun – from ballroom soirees to fine feasts to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. Whether your dream Christmas involves eating your body weight in fresh prawns or a swanky spread at home (without the hassle of cooking), The Star Gold Coast has your Christmas Day covered across its stellar dining (and drinking) destinations. Events are already beginning to book out so you better be quick – when it comes to your merry day, failing to plan is planning to fail. Read on for all of the Christmas Day offers ... more

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Win the ultimate night out at the new-look Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast
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Win the ultimate night out at the new-look Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast

If you’re a Gold Coast local, chances are you have at least one story that involves a wild night at Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast. Since its inception in the 80s, the venue’s dance floor has witnessed the genesis of countless love stories and has set the scene for many hazy, happy memories. The Broadbeach icon has recently undergone a chic transformation, welcoming a new era of fun and an excuse to celebrate. Think live entertainment every weekend, a seriously impressive dance floor sitting underneath a shimmering disco ball, and a sophisticated new bar offering up a killer range of beverages and bites. To celebrate the new-look Atrium Bar, we’ve teamed up with our pals at The Star Gold Coast to give you and five friends a night to remember! One lucky reader will win a private booth for you and five friends at the fresh-faced Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast, plus a $300… more

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Nab your place at some of the coast's hottest Melbourne Cup parties at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
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Nab your place at some of the coast’s hottest Melbourne Cup parties at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Ordinarily, Tuesdays are the least exciting day of the working week. You're not exactly fresh from the weekend and it's not quite hump day. Melbourne Cup Tuesday, well, that's another story. It's arguably the one day of the year where it is perfectly acceptable (encouraged even) to turn the out of office on, frock up and while away the afternoon with fine fare and buddles before midday – hooray! This year, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is pulling out all the stops for its race-day festivities, from a decadent ball to a refined high tea event. Both events will turn up the glamour with fabulous fashions courtesy of Harbour Town Premium Outlets. more

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Regional makers will congregate at Summer Land Camel Farm for the inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival
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Regional makers will congregate at Summer Land Camel Farm for the inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival

With the cancellation of the Ekka, country businesses, producers and farmers who use the ten-day event to share with us city dwellers all that is great from rural areas have suffered another blow. To help support our regional mates and enjoy all of the homegrown goodness they have to offer, the folks behind Buy From The Bush have organised an inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival. Clear your calendar on Saturday September 18 as that's when you'll be going on a roadtrip to Summer Land Camel Farm. more

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It's the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration
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It’s the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration

Here at The Weekend Edition, we're in a limbo-like state – half shocked that the festive season is so rapidly approaching, but also hanging out for a good old-fashioned Christmas shindig. In the whirlwind of the end-of-year wind down, it's easy to overlook the planning stages of your party planning. Luckily, the festive folk at the spiffy new-look JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa have come through with the ultimate end of year bash – its Festive Masquerade Celebration. more

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The Star is kicking off the festive season with a bang – Not So Silent Night is back, baby!
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The Star is kicking off the festive season with a bang – Not So Silent Night is back, baby!

If you're anything like us, you'll see the calendar tick over to July and start counting down the days until Christmas – it is the most wonderful time of year, after all. There's something truly special about getting dressed up, kicking up your heels and celebrating the silly season in style. Well, the festive folk at The Star Gold Coast agree with this sentiment and are bringing back the much-loved Not So Silent Night for 2021! Keen on flowing bubbles, a decadent dinner and dancing aplenty? Read on, because this is one bougie ball that you won't want to miss. more


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Aussie Artisan Week returns to support local makers and producers
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Aussie Artisan Week returns to support local makers and producers

As the majority of the country braves lockdowns, local producers, growers and artisans continue to grapple with the restrictions in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever is a prime time to support our community's makers and that's why the return of Aussie Artisan Week this month is so welcome. Here is the low-down on how you can support your favourite local legends whilst also stocking up on some delicious goodies ... more

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Stock up on fresh produce at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up on fresh produce at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

With lockdown behind us and a bit more freedom on the cards, we are well and truly excited to explore our great backyard again! If you're itching to get out and about, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim on Saturday August 28. It's here where you will discover Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail, where local makers are congregating to bring you a smorgasbord of delicious produce and farm-fresh eats. more

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Endless summer – five ways to warm up your weekend in the middle of winter
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Endless summer – five ways to warm up your weekend in the middle of winter

At the beginning of winter, the mercury dropping is a bit of a novelty – enjoying the crisp mornings and cool evenings is a bit of a treat. By the time July rolls around though, we are aching for a spot in the sunshine with a deliciously summery cocktail in hand. Well, friends, we've got just the thing to ward off the winter blues – a round-up of weekend warmers that you can find on the coast, and all in the one location. more

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Soak up tastebud-tantalising tutorials and tempting tucker at Regional Flavours' Grazed and Grown event
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Soak up tastebud-tantalising tutorials and tempting tucker at Regional Flavours’ Grazed and Grown event

Slip into the weekend with a few friends, fanciful sips and only the finest fare when Grazed and Grown by Regional Flavours fires up at South Bank Parklands from June 18–20. So you know how to spend your time wisely at this culinary event, we've cooked up an itinerary full of delicious happenings including sundowner sessions, flavoursome food tutorials and live tunes. Read on to find out what you can get up to at Grazed and Grown ... more

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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... more

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Brisbane’s bug and oyster trail Sea to the City returns this month
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Brisbane’s bug and oyster trail Sea to the City returns this month

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the virus that shall not be named, Brisbane’s much-loved seafood celebration Sea to the City is back with the wrath of Poseidon and some of the freshest catches our state has to offer. Expect an afternoon filled with live tunes, spectacular river views and pop-up stalls from Brisbane’s best fishmongers and slingers of fanciful fair. more

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Take in the tropical vibes at Cabana Bar & Lounge's Tiki Thursdays
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Take in the tropical vibes at Cabana Bar & Lounge’s Tiki Thursdays

A tropical holiday is just what we need right now – as the mercury drops and it gets harder to remember the sun-drenched days of summer, there's nothing more appealing than an island escape! Well, friends, if you're in the same boat – we have just the event for you. Say aloha to Tiki Thursdays, the brand-new event at Cabana Bar & Lounge. The best part? You won't even need your passport. more