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GC Word on the Street #68

Sip, Surf, Celebrate!

GC Word on the Street #68

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!

Carnival | The Cuban Broadbeach

Inspired by the "original party island", The Cuban in Broadbeach is filling our February weekends with Cuban delights, throwing an epic party every Friday night for the entire month! Cuban dancers are set to keep you entertained right throughout the night, and the incredible bar staff are ready to mix up your perfect cocktail. Get lost in the culture as you sip exotic cocktails and savour food from every corner of the globe, before finishing your Friday night off with Crepes, Cheesecakes or Churros.

Byron Bay Surf Fest | Feb 22-25

Throw on some swimmers and grab a board - Byron Bay Surf Fest is coming up this weekend, and with the heat turning all the way up this week there's no better place to be than down there. Celebrating surfie culture the way they know best, the founders of Byron Bay Surf Fest have organised over 20 free and paid events running all weekend long, with plenty of activities for amateurs and professionals alike. Kick off your clothes and dive in for one of their free sessions with surfing legends, or hang out on the shore and try your hand at one of the many art, design or yoga sessions available. If you're looking to learn how to surf, Byron's famous Freestyle & Stroke surfing sessions will also be running all weekend, so soon enough you'll be surfing like a pro!

The Social Engagement | Feb 24 @ Burleigh Brewing Co

Are you loved up, getting hitched or you just love looking at pretty dresses and dreaming about your wedding day? The Social Engagement Wedding expo is the first of its kind, and it's the perfect place to plan your wedding without all of the stress involved. Hosted at Burleigh Brewing Co just off the M1, you'll be free to wander between stalls as your significant other gets acquainted with Burleigh's craft beer, meeting with the people behind it all and gaining valuable industry knowledge into how to make your wedding run as smoothly as possible. You'll have plenty of time to relax and get to know some talented local vendors during the afternoon, but if you're looking for something a little more intimate book yourself in for the evening session and rub shoulders with some incredible local talent while you're treated to a delicious two-course meal and plenty of wedding-themed giveaways to turn even the most stressful planning day into the perfect night.

Park After Dark | Feb 24 @ Dreamworld

Ever wondered what Dreamworld is like at night, or what the Northern Coast's lights look like from the air? Dreamworld is hosting their first Park After Dark of the year, and it's the perfect way to spend your Saturday night! Kicking off with live performances at 6:30pm, the gates will be thrown open for you and all your friends to experience Dreamworld Big 9 at night, with all of their biggest and best rides running right up until 10pm. If you're not a huge fan of thrill rides, Dreamworlds spook-tacular Zombie Evilution will also be running sessions throughout the night, with plenty of zombies, spooks and other creepy creatures ready for spooking. Open until 10pm, there's plenty of time to fit it in around work, and if you stay right up until the end you can finish the night with fireworks.

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.