CBD street parties, psychedelic live shows and fun for the kidlets  – what's on this weekend

CBD street parties, psychedelic live shows and fun for the kidlets – what’s on this weekend

From springtime sundown sessions to cracking live shows, we’ve rounded up the top things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend. Here’s a snapshot of what’s on from Thursday September 23 to Sunday September 26.

CBD Sundown at Regent LaneThis Friday night, immerse yourself at CBD Sundown’s live music and arts event in Regent Lane. As the sun sets, get lost down the laneway with This is Art and its ‘Memory Lane’ series featuring live painting, DJ mixing nostalgic disco tunes and vintage arcade games. Pinot and Picasso will host a free paint and sip workshop under the stars whilst Mr PP’s, Southport’s iconic rooftop bar, will be on location mixing up your favourite beverages at its pop-up Airstream bar. Head here to peep more details and the full line-up.


Guide to Home Composting Workshop at Biome: Come and join the Biome team for their new workshop – Guide to Home Composting – hosted by Jess and Nat, the duo behind the Miami community compost hub, Seed the Ground. Whether you’re brand-new to composting or are already doing it but still have questions, looking for tips on setting up a backyard compost heap or only have space under the kitchen sink this workshop will have something for you! Head here for more info.

Mini Beasts at Robina Town CentreMini Beasts is back by popular demand after its dazzling debut in 2020, bringing with it the much-loved giant insect quartet, and dropping a brand-new entertainment series that will provide the perfect post-lockdown antidote for families needing a healthy dose of fun. From Build-A-Bot Workshops to a not-to-be-missed ‘Animal Encounters’ show hosted by Wild Rangers, and a Bug Wind Chime Decorating Workshop, entomologists of all ages are in for a real treat! Head here for the low-down.

Catch some top-notch live entertainment at Atrium Bar: If you’re looking for your change to get your groove on this weekend, consider this a sign. Head to the fresh new Atrium Bar for a couple of cocktails and a spin on the dance floor to really kick your weekend off. This Thursday DJ FlyGirl Tee will hit the decks before handing the reins over to DJ Michael Diamond Turner. Following up that fun on Friday is  DJ El-g spinning tracks before Party Trick hit the stage along with DJ Mixx. Saturday September 25 features DJ Franc Sonata, La Boum and DJ Brent, while the smooth and seductive sounds of Sex & Chocolate will round out the weekend on Sunday September 26.

Welcome to the Dark Side of the Moon at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse: This Sunday September 26, take a step back in time to the psychedelic era of Pink Floyd. The iconic album that sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and is considered by many to be one of the greatest releases of all time will be honoured in a very special performance at the Burleigh Heads-based live music venue. With Sahara Beck, Clea, Kimberley Hanson and Gracie Mack bringing the album to life this weekend, they will be joined by a Brissie supergroup led by Ben Mackay. Head here to nab your ticket to this night of top-notch tunes.

A Long Table Beneath the Southern Sky with Gold Coast Astronomy: Reserve your seat at our long table beneath the southern sky to delight in the wonders of the cosmos at a dinner with Beechmont’s local amateur astronomer, John McDonald. We invite you to join us and enjoy a delicious meal, great conversations and the making of new friends across our long table, together with the answering and discussing of your many cosmos questions – it will make for an extraordinary night beneath the southern sky. Head here for the details.

Whaletacular School Holidays with Sea World Cruises: Well friends, the school holidays have kicked off, and we have a pretty cute activity day you can do with the kidlets. Embark on a Whaletacular Adventure to the famous ‘Humpback Highway’ these school holidays with Sea World Cruises! Apart from the humpbacks, kids will love spotting other marine wildlife, such as turtles, sea birds and dolphins. Head here to peep the sweet school holiday deals.


Entertain the rugrats at The Oasis: If you’re keen for a little bit of school holiday fun, head down to the Oasis! The kidlets can check out the Breadhead Scavenger Hunt, get their hands dirty (and their tummies full) at the Harajuku Gyoza dumpling wrapping class, unleash their creative sides at Madison’s cupcake decorating workshop or the coral reef painting workshop, or have a crack at the jellybean guessing and colouring in competitions! Head here to peep the details of this fun-filled fortnight.

Toowoomba Carnival of FlowersSpectacular gardens, country touring, live music and local food and wine are just a small taste of what’s on offer over the course of this bloomin’ great event. Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is all about the florals and runs all the way through to September 30 for a carnival of fun. Plus, you can keep fuelled for your adventures with the return of region-wide food trail #trEATS! Head here to learn more about this roadtrip-worthy event.

To find out more about what’s on in the Gold Coast, head to our Event Guide.

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