Sips, Seafood & Shows!
Well hello there, welcome back! Are you looking for a new place to hang out with mates, a new place to eat, or something to keep you occupied over the Christmas period? We'll we've got just the thing for you! Sip in style at the newly re-opened The Broadbeach, or grab a bib and tuck into some seafood at Marina Mirage's new Pop-Up Restaurant. Looking for an after dinner show? Head to Australian Outback Spectacular or The Star Gold Coast! Between fresh bars, pop-up restaurants and plenty of brand new shows, this week we've got it all!
Sing, Sip & Shop!
We know exactly where we're going this weekend - I'll give you a hint, it involves Rosé and Gin! Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery is opening their doors for exclusive Distillery Tours every weekend this year, and Cabana Bar & Lounge is kicking off Summer with a Frosé that's totally to die for, meaning your weekend plans are basically sorted! Need to get your Christmas shopping done first? The Village Markets in Burleigh Heads have that covered too... So kick back, relax and enjoy!
Top 10 Carols To Attend This Christmas!
Ah Christmas, how we love you. It's the month for spending time with family, eating way too much junk food and shamelessly singing your heart out to all of your favourite Christmas carols. With Christmas just weeks away Carol's events are popping up in just about every park on the Gold Coast, with enough food, fireworks and christmas carols to fill every weekend right up until the big man climbs down the chimney! There's nothing we like more this time of year than packing our camping chairs and heading out to an evening of caroling, so we've found ten of the best Carols events on the Coast to get to this year - Just make sure you're singing along!
Arts, Entertainment and Shopping!
Just in case you weren't aware yet - There's some seriously cool stuff going down on the Coast this week! We've got events from Coomera to Cooly, with the revival of Buskers by the Creek back for yet another year and the grand opening of Coomera Westfield this Thursday. Grab your gal pals and shop to your hearts content with a huge range of sales in just about every store in Westfield, or head down to Cooly Tavern for two days of art, music and entertainment in Australia's biggest busking Festival! Not a fan of art and music? Don't worry, Westfield has plenty of food too!
Ten Must-Visit Gold Coast Markets
In case you didn't know, the Gold Coast has some seriously cool markets. Whether you're after a cool gift for your sister, a cute trinket for your house or you're just down for the food, our markets have something for absolutely everyone. With the days warming up and the sun shining again, there's no better time to grab the gals and head out to one of the Coast's many markets - And what better way to wind down after a hard week than with some retail therapy?
Party Like It's 1989!
Do you remember the greatest nights of your life on the glorious Gold Coast, the music, the people and the times of freedom in the 80’s? Dancing the night away at your favourite clubs like Melba's, Twains, Cocktails & Dreams, The Penthouse, Bensons, Fortunes & so many more? Well gather your friends from the 80s and come celebrate the good times to have the time of your life... Again!
Whisky, Weddings & Whiskers!
Pet's are family too, right? Sanctuary Cove is bringing back their annual Paw and Pizzazz day for another year running, with plenty of paw-some events for you and your furry friend. Sip puppy-cchino's from the comfort of local cafe's or paw-fect new tricks with their obedience classes. Don't have a pet? Grab your mates and sip craft Whisky from the comfort of Granddad Jack's couch, or learn all the tips and tricks behind wedding planning with NightQuarter's exclusive Wedding masterclasses! Can you hear the weekend calling?
6 Must-Try Places In Broadbeach During Groundwater
When it comes to music festivals, we all know there's nothing worse than partying hard all day then not knowing where to go for a feed that night. With the Coast's biggest local music fest coming up this weekend, Broadbeach is ready to welcome in thousands of hungry people. Whether you're a local looking for somewhere new to try or just visiting for the weekend, we've made the experience a little bit easier for you, with six of the best places to grab a feed during Groundwater!
6 Sweet Sunday Sessions To Help Prolong Your Weekend
There's nothing more Aussie than grabbing a couple of mates and a couple of beers before spending the afternoon listening to live music on one of the nearest Coastal rooftop bars. We love our weekends, and we love it even more when they last as long as possible, so why not say goodbye to the weekend in style and head down to your nearest #SundaySesh? To make it even easier for you, we've made a list of six of the best places to hang this Sunday arvo, so why not grab a friend and a beer and ride out the weekend in style!
7 Things You Have To Do This Winter
Well, Winter is here. Say goodbye to the long days and short nights, the warm weather and bright, sunny skies. We're lucky enough that we only really experience cold weather for a few weeks out of the whole three months (thanks Gold Coast!), but unless you plan on being a recluse for the entire season it's a good idea to seek out some Winter alternatives to keep you occupied.
Tunes, Tastes & Top Golf!
In the famous words of David Bowie... Make the best of every moment. The coast is full of new tastes, shows and venues to explore, with something for everyone popping up around every corner. We've got delicious new menus, explosive new theatre, exciting new festivals and an Australian-first Theme Park popping up this week... So what are you waiting for?
The Spirit Of Churaki
You may only know him from that incredible bass line in Blister in the Sun, but the Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie is so much more. On the days when he’s not pairing up with some of the best in Australian music, like his band The Break, full of members of Midnight Oil, Ritchie has lent his time as musical director to a new show on the Gold Coast called The Spirit of Churaki. Churaki was an Aboriginal man, and the first ever LifeSaver, performing daring rescues on the Gold Coast’s southern beaches in the 1900’s. His mostly forgotten story is being brought to life, with Ritchie forming the music with the help of a whole lot of others. We caught up with Brian to hear about the project and learn more about him.
Feasts, Concerts & Fireworks!
I hate to break it to you... But it's almost June already! The second half of the year is coming round pretty quickly, and if you haven't spent most of your time checking out the cool new cafe's, exhibitions and concerts that we've been throwing all year, now's your time to start. Head to HOTA or get down to Broadbeach, or if you're looking to finish your weekend with a bang (literally), get down to Surfers for SeaFire!
Play, Paint, Create!
Unleash your arty side... We're celebrating all things creative, and Blues on Broadbeach is back to kick it all off! Start your weekend off at the Coast's biggest free music festival (yes, I said free!), then make your way to the Home of the Arts to experience their newest Art Exhibition, showcasing all the best of the Coast. Get inspired by the sights and sounds of the Coast, then grab your girlfriends and unleash your creative talent in The Craft Parlour's latest pillow painting session. Looking for something different this weekend? The Gold Coast has it all!
Food, Music & Markets!
We've got food, we've got awards and we've got markets. If you're in the foodie scene, you're in luck - Cheeseburger Gyoza have just hit the streets of Broadbeach, and Harbourtown is expanding it's foodie scene! Pack your stretchy pants and be ready to empty your wallet - There's so much good food set to hit the Gold Coast we don't know where to go first! But if you're in the music scene? Better buy some tickets quick... The Gold Coast Music Awards are this week!