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Late-night lights, Barossa drops and comfort food – things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

After 11 long months of waiting, tax time is finally here again! Here's to a little injection of cash – perfect for nabbing a ticket to that festival you've been eyeing, treating yourself to a nice meal out, or, you know, buying iceberg lettuce. As we all eagerly await our return (or hide from the tax man in denial over this year's tax bill), the Gold Coast is serving up a bounty of events to keep you occupied. The best bit? Plenty of them are free to attend! So, rug up and hit the streets, ready to explore everything our humble little city has on offer from Thursday July 7 until Sunday July 10. Oh, and don't hide from the tax man (or woman). That tactic never ends well. more

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Rally your crew and roll out a rug for HOTA's Hawker Night Markets
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Rally your crew and roll out a rug for HOTA’s Hawker Night Markets

It's Saturday afternoon and the conversation, as it does every day, drifts towards what you feel like for dinner. One person fancies Italian, but the other wants Asian. Finding a cuisine that suits everyone is a nigh-impossible daily battle, times that by 1000 if you have little humans to feed. If this situation feels all too familiar, we have the perfect solution – on Saturday June 18, you're invited to feast your way around the globe at HOTA's hawker-inspired night markets. The twilight event is celebrating gourmet flavours, live music, and bespoke wares from artisan markers. Read on for all of the delicious details ... more

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Shop, drop and roll – we have the first peek at Harbour Town’s Get Outlet deals

There are a few key shopping outings pencilled into our calendars. While Boxing Day, Black Friday and the end of financial year sales are nationwide events, the Gold Coast is treated to an extra few days of cash-splashing mayhem. From June 3–5 Harbour Town Premium Outlets is offering shoppers three days of massive savings at the Get Outlet Sale. To help with your pre-shopping plan of attack, Harbour Town has given us the inside scoop on some of the best offers you can expect to see during this monster sales event.  more

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Spread the local love and hit up the Gold Coast's best Christmas markets
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Spread the local love and hit up the Gold Coast’s best Christmas markets

We won't mince words here (only pies) – it's been a tough year (understatement) so now more than ever before, it's important to shop local as much as possible. When you shop small, an actual person does a little happy dance. In fact, buying from local Christmas markets pretty much generates nothing but positives – you get to pick up unique things that your friends and family will love, as well as supporting local makers and creators with your patronage (and not to mention getting to avoid shopping centre carparks as a sweet little bonus). If you’re searching for presents with a little more heart this year, save this round-up of the Gold Coast's best Christmas markets and cross some names off your nice list. more

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Mega garage sales and plant bargain bonanzas – the must-visit markets happening this spring
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Mega garage sales and plant bargain bonanzas – the must-visit markets happening this spring

As the mercury begins to rise and it's safe again to go outside without all of those extra layers, one of our favourite weekend pastimes become a stroll through the markets. Whether we're window shopping, have a list of must-buys or we're searching for our next sacred personal treasure, markets are a cherished way to discover new things. Sharing our love of weekend activities are the team behind Brisbane MarketPlace, who are gearing up to host not one, but two jam-packed events – the Mega Garage Sale and Plantapalooza. Here's all of the juicy details on both ... more


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Get crafty in isolation with Finders Keepers At Home
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Get crafty in isolation with Finders Keepers At Home

Ordinarily, strolling from stall to stall at Finders Keepers market with a coffee in hand and baked good in the other is a leisurely activity that we look forward to with eager anticipation. But these times are far from ordinary and rather than sit at home and cry into their homemade pillows, the crafty folk behind Finders Keepers have done what they do best and got a little creative to bring you Finders Keepers At Home. If you still have a calendar (optimism, we love to see it!) go ahead and book out June 19 to 21 because you won't want to miss a minute. more

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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days
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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days

When summer rolls around, an air of excitement always hits. There's a little extra spring in your step and the cheer stretches from ear to ear – and it's all in anticipation of the year's end and being able to spend time with family and friends. From December 1–15, HOTA is capturing the thrill of spending summer 'at home' on the Gold Coast by hosting one of the biggest event series' the arts and culture precinct has ever seen. Staying put this summer? You'll be glad you did. more

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Zero-waste night market Sustainable Social launches on the Gold Coast
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Zero-waste night market Sustainable Social launches on the Gold Coast

Sustainable Social is the coast's newest pop-up night market. The catch? It's completely zero waste. On the first Sunday night of every month, Sustainable Social takes over Miami's Karma Collab Hub, filling it with eco-friendly stalls, locally made sustainable products and delicious goodies, in a bid to educate locals about creating a waste-free world. 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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Dog lovers, assemble – Miami Barketta hits the coast for a day of puppy love
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Dog lovers, assemble – Miami Barketta hits the coast for a day of puppy love

It's no secret that many of us treat our fur babies like real babies, and this month Miami Marketta and Paws at the Park will be making our puppy dreams come true. Ever since Paws at the Park held the Gold Coast's first dog markets in 2016, they have been killing the game when it comes to spoiling our doggos. On Sunday April 28, you can check out their very first 'Paws at the Park presents' event, aptly named Miami Barketta. 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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Keep the tribe entertained this summer with these family-friendly Gold Coast events (that are actually fun)
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Keep the tribe entertained this summer with these family-friendly Gold Coast events (that are actually fun)

Let's be honest, we're all friends here – December and January bring the best of times and also the most hectic of times for families. Nothing beats the excitement of Christmas and those fun-loving summer vibes – until you realise that it's school holidays and there are many (so many) days and nights that need to be filled up with fun activities. We teamed up with the folk from the coast's innovative new rental community, Smith Collective, to bring you a handy guide to this summer's best family-friendly happenings – partly so you can nail the parenting life (or at least look like it) and also to ensure that the kids are all tuckered out by night-time ... ahh, the serenity.  more

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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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Soak up the vibes at the Robina Farmers Market and Street Eat Sundays
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Soak up the vibes at the Robina Farmers Market and Street Eat Sundays

How's this for a perfect Sunday morning – sipping lattes in the park, doing your food shopping, buying vintage clothes and designer homewares, munching on food-truck nosh, and listening to live music. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, that's exactly what's in store on August 27 when the Robina Farmers Market and Street Eat Sundays hits the grounds of Robina State School for the first time. more