Park parties, outdoor music and pasta classes – what’s on across the coast this weekend
After last weekend’s dose of wild rain, the weather forecast is looking a whole lot better this time around – and the other good news is that there is plenty happening across all corners of the coast to keep you well and truly occupied. From big-band live concerts at HOTA to a street-food picnic at Pacific Pines and dreamy Sunday mornings spend at The Village Markets in Burleigh, here’s a handy wrap-up of what’s on this weekend. Enjoy, pals.
Head to HOTA’s Outdoor Stage for Party in the Park: Party in the Park is back again at HOTA this Sunday afternoon with local Brazilian beat makers Zambabem Samba Rock hitting the Outdoor Stage. Specialising in ‘samba rock’ (a blend of samba and American 50s swing/rockabilly), this crew will surely have you up dancing! Kicking off at 12:30 pm, the grassed outdoor area will feature big live beats, a sausage sizzle and plenty of sunshine. For all of the info, head here.
Shop up a (virtual) storm at The Village Markets’ Insta Market: TVM’s virtual market is back this weekend, baby! Browse and snap-up clothing, accessories, furniture and so much more from some of the best creatives and boutiques, both local and across the globe – all from the comfort of your couch! Jump onto TVM’s Instagram stories between Friday and Sunday to browse all of the goodness!
Get skilled at the Arancini and Pasta Masterclass at Salt Meats Cheese: Polish those pasta-making skills with the team at Salt Meats Cheese in Surfers Paradise this Sunday. The new three-house masterclass kicks off with making, shaping, stuffing and crumbing traditional arancini. Then, you’ll be kneading and rolling the perfect pasta like a pro! The best part? The class will finish with a meal of freshly made pasta and an Aperol spritz! Yum and fun. Scoot here for details and to book.
Get creative at the Botanical Embroidery workshop at The Craft Parlour: Hunting for the perfect gift? Or a little something for your home? Learn the art of botanical embroidery at The Craft Parlour this weekend. Hosted by artists Sheri Vegas, the class will see you create your own botanical lettering design with embroidery hoops while using real dried flowers, and take you through a step-by-step demonstration on how to create your own custom floral artwork. A recipe for a perfect Sunday morning. For info and to book a spot, head here.
Make the most of 2020 with these spectacular specials at The Star Gold Coast: As much as we might want to fast-forward to next year, The Star Gold Coast is here to remind us that there are still 22 weeks left in 2020 to make up for lost time with some extravagant RE-DO experiences. Think luxe accomodation packages (including bottles of Dom Perignon), sensational seafood feasts and much more. To discover more dynamite deals, head here.
Dust off the picnic rug and venture to Street Eats & Sounds in Oxenford: Those a little further north are being treated to street food with a side of beats this Sunday afternoon at Damien Leeding Park. Overlooking the lake, there will be live music from busking duo Emily Monsma & Jake Cropley, gourmet fries by FRY-YAY food truck, coffee by Oxenford Watersports Centre Cafe. It kicks off at midday and runs through until 3:00 pm – plenty of time to fill your belly and treat your ears. Oh, and on-leash pups are allowed! Head to the Facebook event page for details.
Enjoy street food with a side of beats at BBQ Bazaar: Keen for some live tunes? The popular night market is back in action and is bringing out the big guns with a killer line-up of live music and eats. This Friday night will see From the Well, Scandal Tree and Wild Hearted take the stage. Then, on Saturday night you’ll be listening to neo-soul clan IVORY and alt-rock trio Midnight Express to Rome while you’re tucking into tasty street food and sipping beers.
Chill out at Deck Acoustics at Currumbin RSL: Keen for some live beats and killer sunsets? Book at spot on the Deck overlooking the creek at Currumbin RSL this weekend. Catch Luke Morris on Friday night from 5:00 pm, Jock Barnes on Saturday afternoon, then on Sunday Tully John & Liza Jane will be sending the tunes from 1:00 pm.
Gather the crew for tasty eats and tunes at Miami Marketta: In case you missed it – Miami Marketta is back to normal-ish operating on Friday and Saturday nights (note that Midweek Marketta is now back on Wednesdays too!) so you can enjoy a night out with the brood or crew chowing down on street food under the fairy lights.
Indulge in tiers of cheddar and brie at the High Cheese at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort: Cheese lovers, assemble! You’ve heard of high tea, but did you know about ‘high cheese’? This winter, Pearls Bar at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort has teamed up with carefully selected cheesemongers to bring us the High Cheese Experience, featuring a decadent three-tiered cheese feast that is sure to delight. Ignite your senses with some incredible cheeses paired with both sweet and savoury cheese-infused dishes. Gather the crew and settle in for an afternoon showcasing one of life’s greatest pleasures. For details and booking info, head to our Event Guide.
Take a trip to the local markets: Need to stock up the fridge and can’t be bothered tackling the supermarket? Rug up and enjoy a winter’s morning scouting the best local produce at these Gold Coast markets. Looking for something different? The original Mudgeeraba Country Markets have recently returned, as have the Bundall Farmers Market at HOTA – not to be confused with the new Racecourse Markets (also in Bundall). So many options!