Art Fests, Sunday Sesh & Chevron Fest!
Between the Commonwealth Games, Festival 2018 and the many pop-up food and arts festivals, we're spoiled for options this weekend. Whether you're in Coomera, Surfers, Robina or anywhere in between, rest and relax and enjoy everything that the Coast has to offer. Watch as street artists transform Robina Town Centre or escape the games with Sanctuary Cove's chill Sunday Sesh. When it comes to food, music and fun, some things are worth travelling for.
Wellness From Within
Now that Summer has kicked the bucket, it’s time to give your skin some much-needed lovin’. The Gold Coast is still heating up, thanks to this range of natural beauty companies. Jojoba, sweet almond and jasmine are just a few of the organic delights.
SET TO CAPTURE HEARTS, MINDS AND IMAGINATIONS
The Gold Coast’s premier arts and cultural festival, Bleach* Festival is returning for an 18-day city-wide celebration spanning major musical concerts, large contemporary dance productions, giant outdoor spectacles,travelling shows on kayaks and even an epic beach sleepover.
The expansive program of 140 genre-defying events and activities includes 10 world premieres, one Australian premiere and two Queensland premieres; with the majority, completely free to the public.
Food, Film and Festivals Galore!
Bring your wallet and party pants - The Easter long weekend is here, and we're totally ready to party! With exclusive new rooftop bars set to open up as well as two huge festivals coming to the Coast in the upcoming weeks (film buffs and festival-goers, this one's for you!), there's plenty to do - The only question is, where will you go first?
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Easter
This is no April Fools... Easter is right around the corner, and everywhere we look there's a new sweet treat to sink our teeth into this long weekend! If copious amounts of Easter chocolate isn't enough to send you into a sugar-induced coma this Easter, the Gold Coast is ready and waiting to fill you with every sugary treat your heart desires. If sweet dreams are made of cream-filled doughnuts and chocolate covered waffles, I'm never waking up.
A Girls Guide to the Best Jugs on the GC
With craft beer on the rise, including fresh and fruity varieties, a growing number of chicks are hopping over to chilled bottles and frothy pints. Beer culture is often reserved for the boys, so we receive a lot of recommendations based on maltiness and manliness. Whether you’re craft beer obsessed or picking up a schooner for the first time, here’s the hottest hops for chicks on the coast.
Fantasy, Food & Festival 2018!
We're stepping out of reality, dining in Gotham City and cracking open Dragon Eggs straight out of Game of Thrones. The opening of Gotham Grill and the reveal of Dragonfly's deluxe new dessert has shrouded the Coast in mystery, with Festival 2018 topping it all off in a month of fantasy, festivals and fun. Exciting new things are coming - The only question is... Where will you go first?
Fun For The Thrill-Seekers
From super fast Jet Boats to super high Roller Coasters, the Gold Coast is full of crazy ways to get your next adrenaline rush. We're addicted to them - And it's no wonder why, we've got Roller Coasters and Theme Parks in every corner of the coast! But sometimes Roller Coasters can get boring. We start looking for something different - Something bigger, something better, something that we haven't done before. We look for new thrills - And we've made the work easy for you. Featuring seven of the Coast's best thrills, we hope to fulfill all of your thrill-seeking desires!
We all need a bit of R&R sometimes, and the Coast is serving up the goods. Get your hair done at Minogue Salon, go out for cocktails with friends and experience something different at the new and improved Home of The Arts. This weekend, treat yo'self! Go on - You deserve it.
Sip, Stay, Play!
Things to do and food to eat - We may be in for a wet weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time! Delight your tastebuds at Cafe Republic or find a new favourite in Fu Fu's. Get cultured at the new and improved Arts Centre, or get classy in the new Darling Hotel at Broadbeach!
Five Things To Do Before Summer Ends
Looking for weekend activity inspo, or daydreaming about what you'll get up to on your next long weekend? The Coast is finally cooling down, and soon we'll be trading jumpsuits for jumpers and rugging up on the couch ready for Winter. If you're in total denial about Autumn arriving and want to make the most of the warm weather, check out our five activities to do before Summer leaves - They're total bucket-list items, and if you haven't done them all already you better get started!
Malaysian, Music & Vegan Markets!
Don't look now, it's already March! The weather may be cooling down but the Coast's social sphere is heating up, with big festivals and new foodie spaces ready to keep the cold weather away! Dance the night away at the Coast's annual Bleach Festival or eat your heart out with PappaRich's new Malaysian breakfast menu sure to make a bang down in Surfers. If you're looking for animal-friendly food, Love Child Market Place is also due to open in the next few weeks, and if the rumours are true, it's not something you want to miss.
Eat Your Vegan Way Along The Coast
Whether you're Vegan, Vegetarian, or just looking to eat cleaner, the Coast is full of fresh and healthy cafes ready to sweep you off your feet. Full of colourful cakes, crepes and croissants, these ten Vegan-Friendly cafes are dedicated to bringing simple, healthy food back to the Coast - And with plenty of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, sugar-free and raw treats available, you'll never have foodie guilt again! Jump in!
Sip, Surf, Celebrate!
Sip, surf or socialise - There's plenty going on on the Coast this weekend, and you don't want to miss it. With Cuban festivals, sweet surf sessions and romantic rendezvous ready to entertain you all weekend, you'll be running around from dusk to dawn if you want to fit in everything the Gold Coast has in store. Grab your partner and head down to Burleigh Brewing Co for a romantic evening out, or grab a mate and go to Byron for a sick weekend in the surf. If you want to stay a little more local, check out Dreamworlds first Park After Dark for 2018!
Creativity, Culture and Celebrations!
Celebrate all things creative and culture, in a huge explosion of everything food, festive and fun. Get inspired by the creative visionary of 40 of the Coasts up-and-coming talents in Raw's explosive Envision showcase, or pack your stretchy pants and head on down to Southport for a tasty celebration of all things Asian with Australia Fair Metro's Luna New Year celebration. Cultured or creative, there's something for everyone.