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!
Sculptures, Shows & Feasts Fit For A King!
The Coast is iconic for its glitter strip, with enough surprises around every corner for you to find something different every night of the week. Whether it's dragalicious shows, #FlashbackFriday's or a new art installment, there's more glitter and glam than in Hollywood! Come on down... You won't be disappointed!
Winter Movies & Wine Masterclasses!
Is there anything better than spending your afternoon eating snacks and sipping wine? We didn't think so. Sanctuary Cove's Winter Wine Fest is right around the corner with plenty of local and international wines to savour, and Burleigh Brewing Co is hosting their next Outdoor Movie Night in a few weeks time. Beer or wine? Why not both!
Parties, Paintings & Performances!
We're all about the crazy, the wild and the little bit extra. We love our food, we love our shows, and most of all, we love our booze! The brilliant minds behind Blanc de Blanc are gracing our theatres with their newest show, Deluxe Deluxe, and restaurants and bars all over the coast are providing plenty of food and entertainment to keep us going all night long. Stuff your face full of Chinese food at Lupo, wind down with a watercolour class at Burleigh Brewing Co or get your glitter on for an incredible night of shows... The Coast has got it all!
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?
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!
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.
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.
Cute Paws and Fresh Pours
From cute paws to new pours, the Coast has something for everyone! With Christmas coming up, there's no better place to be than at the Arts Centre Markets (where you can view and make your own adorable puppy statues), but if you're getting sick of all of the festive stuff why not check out Chevron's inaugural Festival? Celebrating the new and improved Chevron Renaissance shopping centre with plenty of food and live music, it's the perfect way to spend your weekend - And once you're full, why not finish off the night at the brand new 4 Birds Tap House in Paradise Point! Weekend sorted.
Music Festivals, Mayor's Carols, Bob Marley!
We all love our music festivals, and with the silly season right around the corner there's no shortage of carols, culture and celebrations to go around! Kick off Christmas with the Mayor's Carols in the Park, or celebrate culture at the Mandala Music Festival - And once the week is over, head to the NightQuarter and keep partying there!
For The Artists
This week is all about art. From Film Festivals to Photography and with a new art studio popping up right in the centre of Surfers, this week's flavour is creativity. Whether you're a film buff, a photography critic or just wanting to dabble in art, there's something going on for you - But if you're just looking for good food, Steampunk and Hennessy Lounge Bar are the places for you!
Ocean breeze, salty beats and statued streets.
Now a part of Gold Coast identity, SWELL is turning it up a notch this year for its 15th annual festival. The much-loved sculpture celebration returns with popular SWELL Sounds. Over the festival weekends – running from September 9th to September 17th – a huge line up of musicians will lure art-lovers to The Green Stage. It’s a full sensory experience.
Fashion, Fiestas and Food
Brought to you by a week’s worth of fashion, fiestas and food. Grab a coat, round up a few mates and check out the best of what the Gold Coast has to offer. With so much local life to see, you’ll have to kiss your couch goodbye to back it up all weekend long. Showcasing the best of this weekend's upcoming events, all within the convenient coastal stretch from Helensvale to Miami.
Cute, Creative, Contagious!
Word on the Street flies everywhere, from frosty mountain peaks to the bottom of the ocean. No stone is left unturned. On the journey, we gather the best events and entertainment, hangouts and hideaways, to deliver directly to you. Time to soar!
Meat-Free and Marvellous
It’s time to move over meat, vegetables are back and they’re sexier than ever! Not only is a vegetarian diet great news for the chickens and cows of the world, it is also great for your own health and the health of the planet. Now is the time to become a hip-hop-happening herbivore by trying out these vegetarian and vegan venues.