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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

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Tantalising trails, cocktail crawls and luxurious lunches – Dine BNE City is bringing together an impressive line-up of Brisbane City's best bars and restaurants
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Tantalising trails, cocktail crawls and luxurious lunches – Dine BNE City is bringing together an impressive line-up of Brisbane City’s best bars and restaurants

Our city is known for many things – our snaking river, a collection of stellar live-music venues and one truly dazzling cultural precinct, to name a few – though one undisputed factor that makes us stand out from the rest is our burgeoning dining scene. Sure, Brisbane has always been blessed with a cracking culinary offering but it seems now more than ever, we are really spoilt for choice. So you can indulge in some of The City's top-notch restaurants and bars, there's a brand-new two-week festival with more than 80 exclusive offers and dining experiences across 50 local venues. Say hello to Dine BNE City, an epicurean celebration set to line your stomach with Brisbane's most delicious sips and snacks from May 13–30. more

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A grande Cinco de Mayo celebration is coming to Live on The Lawn
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A grande Cinco de Mayo celebration is coming to Live on The Lawn

It's already one of the Gold Coast's must-visit venues, but The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar is kicking things up a notch for Cinco de Mayo at its Live on The Lawn sessions from Thursday April 29 to Sunday May 2! The completely free music event has been drawing crowds of live-music lovers from across the coast as part of The Star's 40 Days of Flavour festival, which is now being given a Mexican twist for a long weekend of good vibes, great bites and unmissable music. more

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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series
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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series

Attention, foodies! Everyone's favourite free food and wine festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands this year – but with an exciting new twist. Instead of a single weekend event, 2021 will see Regional Flavours serve up some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers across a delectable three-part event series from June to October. Kicking off the tastebud-tempting festival is Grazed and Grown, which is set to bloom in our city from June 18–20. Bring your appetite, because you'll need it for this delicious event. more

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Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival
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Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival

There's nothing more satisfying than a good ol' chicken schnitzel, preferably dished up with a large serving of beer-battered chips, a salad that you will probably take one bite of (for health's sake) and a cold pint. If this also sounds ideal to you, then you'll froth what The Bavarian has been cooking up. For ten whole weeks, the string of German-inspired eateries are putting a Bavarian spin on an Aussie classic, throwing a mammoth schnitzel festival that will showcase ten different types of schnitties. more

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Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

We are mere days away from a long weekend folks and we don't think we are just speaking for ourselves when we say hallelujah! If you're yet to plan anything for your four days of sweet freedom, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim. 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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Win the ultimate mystery dining experience at The Star Gold Coast to celebrate 40 Days of Flavour
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Win the ultimate mystery dining experience at The Star Gold Coast to celebrate 40 Days of Flavour

While we may live in something of a perpetual summer here on the coast, autumn has indeed arrived and brought with it a wave of excitement and opportunity – especially when it comes to all of the fresh and fabulous food that we can eat. The Star Gold Coast has decided to make the most of our new season’s bounty of amazing produce with 40 Days of Flavour, a venue-wide festival that encompasses one-of-a-kind dining experiences, juicy meal deals, cracking live entertainment and a whole lot more goodness. From paint-and-sip sessions to all-star open-air DJ sets and opulent five-star degustations, there is something to suit every kind of reveller – whether you like to get a bit bougie or just want to let your hair down with your pals. To celebrate 40 Days of Flavour bursting onto the dining and entertainment scene at The Star Gold Coast, we thought we’d get into the spirit of… more

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Pick up a paintbrush for Cucina Vivo's Cork, Culinary & Colour event
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Pick up a paintbrush for Cucina Vivo’s Cork, Culinary & Colour event

While we might be a creative bunch here at The Weekend Edition, our specialty is the written word – impressive painters, we are not. That's nothing a little wine can't fix, however, and heck – a little tiramisu would probably help get the creative juices flowing too! Thankfully, beloved Broadbeach eatery Cucina Vivo is melding all three of these components into one fun-filled session when Cork, Culinary & Colour takes over the restaurant. On Saturday April 10 and Saturday April 24, you can try out your art skills, devour delicious bites and sip on winning drops. Picasso, pizza and pinot – yes, please! more

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Take your tastebuds around the world in one day at The Star Grazing Tour
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Take your tastebuds around the world in one day at The Star Grazing Tour

Now, we consider ourselves well-versed when it comes to the Gold Coast's culinary scene. Whether we are seeking Japanese, Italian, Greek or Chinese fare, we know where we can get the best feed. Sometimes, however, we simply cannot decide on just one – we don't want to limit our tastebuds to a single cuisine. Enter The Star Grazing Tour, a flavoursome food journey that will give you a small taste of everything you're craving. more