Family street parties, sunset sessions and school holiday fun – what’s on across the coast this weekend

Family street parties, sunset sessions and school holiday fun – what’s on across the coast this weekend

From an array of school holiday entertainment to a luxe new seafood lunch, the coast is serving up its fair share of events this weekend. Here’s a snapshot of what’s on from Thursday April 8 to Sunday April 11.

Better Together Sundays at The Collective: Enjoy sundowners while you savour the last glorious moments of your fleeting Sunday afternoon which (for most) signals the beginning of the work week. We think squeezing the most out of your weekend is a noble endeavour and so do the geniuses at The Collective – say hello to Better Together Sundays. Think sips such as The Agricole (Husk’s Agricole rum, St Germain, fresh passionfruit, lemon juice and syrup topped with soda) and a menu including a serve of edamame with crispy shallots, vegetable spring rolls and chicken-and-mushroom gyoza. There will be live music from Soul Cutze to ensure the good vibes are as free-flowing as the drinks. Get the details (and book in for a next-level Sunday session) here.

Sky High Cinema at SkyPoint: Take the school holidays to new heights this weekend with a trio of fun family flicks enjoyed at the Gold Coast’s iconic sky-high location. Thursday April 8 kicks off with Dumbo, while Friday brings How to Train Your Dragon and Saturday serves up the much-loved Pixar animation, Up. All the films explore the joys of flying and seeing the world from a new perspective, and whether it’s raining or the sun is shining, kids and adults alike will be delighted by the experience. Head here for the details.

Birds of Paradise at Paradise CentreIf you’re looking for a family-friendly day of fun then we have just the ticket – check out the brand-new Birds of Paradise event at the Surfers Paradise destination the Paradise Centre. The celebration of all things aviary promises boundless entertainment for all ages, including parrot stilt-walkers and Rio dancers, to in-centre promotions and the chance to win some next-level prizes. The array of entertainment, photo opportunities, gift card giveaways and free activities mean this is an unmissable destination these school holidays – check out the details here.

Jay Brown at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse: The local legend Jay Brown has been around the Australian music traps for quite a while (we’re talking 20 years as a frontman for Sunk Loto and Electric Horse) however this April sees a brand-new release from the muso. His four-track EP is a stripped-back solo release which features mesmerising vocals, and it’s coming to Mo’s Desert Clubhouse this weekend. Jay Brown and his band The Moonlight Valley will be lighting up the live music venue on Friday night, and it’s a performance that you won’t want to miss. Head here for more info.

Seafood and Champagne Lunch at Miss Moneypenny’s BoadbeachCheck out the luxury newcomer to the Gold Coast dining scene, the brand-new lunch at Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach that celebrates some of the best things in life. The perfect pairing, seven decadent seafood dishes are served over four courses while an unlimited champagne and Provence rosé package is on offer for two-hour session to provide the ultimate in luxury lunch experiences (plus an unlimited Pommery Champagne upgrade is on offer, if you prefer). Get the low-down here.

Drag de LuxeDrag De Luxe is a blend of the traditional glamorous and high energy drag numbers, dazzling costumes & spectacular dancers, with a deep and meaningful talk show-like core, that intends to empower and illuminate you, the audience. Bring your friends or partner and emerge yourself in this three-hour celebration! The show will run in two halves, with special guests enlightening you in between, and a the chance to win a cash prize! Get the details here.

Ride, Play, Eat, Repeat at Robina Town CentreHit Robina Town Centre these school holidays for a next-level street party full of festival vibes! Grab your youngsters (including the teens – they’ll love it too) and head to the centre to check out its array of top-notch entertainment and epic eats. With the brand-new Timezone grand opening being celebrated and a new-look Zone Bowling being unveiled, The Promenade at Robina Town Centre is being transformed for a whole lot of fun. With attractions, rides, games, street eats and live music on offer – from the ferris wheel to the dodgems, water balls, boat rides, and inflatable ninja runs – there’s something for everyone.  Get all the festival info here.

School Holidays at The Pines with Currumbin Wildlife SanctuaryHead to The Pines Elanora these school holidays for its special partnership with the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Head down on weekdays from now until Friday April 16, The Pines will host engaging and educational sessions to enthral the little ones and adults alike. With insights on being a vet, learning how to save wildlife in their own back yard, or immersing themselves into the Indigenous Australian dreamtime stories, kidlets will love the informative chats with the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary carers. Plus, The Pines Elanora is donating $2 to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for every child that attends a session. Head here for session times and more info.

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

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