Things To Do

These Are The Coolest Events Happening On The Gold Coast This November

By Morgan Reardon - 31 Oct 2018

things to do november gold coast

And just like that, we've reached November, the breather month before the craziness of Christmas kicks in. If you ask us, it's actually the best time of the year. The weather is perfect, the days are getting longer and there's always a bunch of awesome events to attend. 

Diaries at the ready, these are the best things to do on the Gold Coast this November.

Twilight Night At Cornerstone

If there’s cheese, there’s us. And Cornerstone’s Twilight Night in Tugun is the best excuse we’ve come across to eat it by the wheel. Kick back with a cold one, a cutie and your picnic rug, all with catchy live music crooning in the background. Best of all, share boards and mezze plates are on the ready so your sunset session comes fully catered.

When: Friday 2 November; 4pm until 7pm
Where: Cornerstone Stores; 570 Gold Coast Hwy, Tugun
Cost: Nibbles fund
For more information, click here

Mojo Juju Live

If you’re a fan of the soul, rhythm and blues music scene, then you’ve probably already heard of her. And if you haven’t, you’re missing out. Luckily for us, Mojo Juju is bringing her amazing set of pipes to the Coast with a FREE performance at the NightQuarter. Bliss out with her soulful tunes and then load up on all the food truck goodness.

When: Friday 2 November; 4pm till 10pm
Where: NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Cost: $3 entry 
For more information, click here 

Day Of The Dead

Our faves at Dust Temple are throwing a celebration to remember. Pay your respects to the great artists passed at an epic oversized Day of The Dead flower installation—complete with edible offerings. There will also be margaritas aplenty and an authentic Mexican barbecue (with vegan options too) to keep you fed and watered throughout the night. To really get you in the mood there will be face painting and flower crowns available too. Once the sun goes down, enjoy an awesome fire performance to ensure the celebration kicks on in true Mexican style. 

When: Friday 2 November; 6pm till 10pm 
Where: The Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin 
Cost: $34
For more information, click here

Calm Mind Festival

This free, holistic event is aimed at getting more people to embrace the mindfulness and meditation movement. Let’s be honest, we could probably all do with a little less stress in our lives and this day will give you the chance to learn techniques from professionals. There will be yoga classes, soundscape sessions, talks and guided mediation for you to enjoy. There’s also food trucks and smoothies for purchase. 

When: Saturday 3 November; 9am till 2pm
Where: Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
Cost: Free
For more information, click here

Vintage Rummage

Who doesn’t like a good vintage find? The gang at Thryft GC are a local charity thrift shop that sells everything for a fiver and then donates all proceeds to Pay A Sack Forward, who create shelter packs for local homeless. That’s serious good vibes. Among vintage fashion finds, Howl & Moan Records will be spinning (and selling) their vinyl and Split Milk Van will be serving coffee and noms to keep you going.

When: Sunday 4 November; from 12pm
Where: Mo’s Desert Club House
Cost: Free entry
For more information, click here

Speed Dating Against Humanity

Calling all singles on the GC, this is for you! If you’re sick of dating apps and are craving a little flirting sesh in real life, then get yourself over to Mo’s Desert Clubhouse. Mo’s are teaming up with Arthaus to present Speed Dating Against Humanity. To take away the awkwardness that can sometimes go with speed dating, Mo’s are making it fun with a little round or two of Cards Against Humanity, because really, true love and dirty jokes go hand in hand. Book in groups of three or more, BYO vino (table snacks are included) and get ready to fall in love…or at the very least just have some good fun. 

When: Friday 9 November; 8pm till 10pm 
Where: Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, 6/36 Central Drive, Burleigh Heads  
Cost: $20
For more information, click here

Dessert Festival At NightQuarter

Sugar fiends rejoice, this festival has your name written all over it. The cool cats at the NightQuarter are throwing an event filled with sugary treats. We’re talking a next level line up of desserts, like hot doughnut fries, ice cream cookie sandwiches, Nutella toasties, unicorn fudge and gravity defying shakes. Indie pop artist MANE will be supplying sweet tunes in The Paddock so you can dance off all those calories in no time. 

When: Saturday 10 November; 4pm till 10pm
Where: NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Cost: $3 entry 
For more information, click here

Bonjour French Festival

Is there anything the French can’t do? From films and fashion to crepes and croissants they nail just about anything they put their mind to. So, it’s only apt we celebrate them here on the Coast. The Bonjour Festival will be serving up delicious eats like chocolate-filled crepes and camembert burgers. There will also be live music and a mini French film festival too. Parfait!

When: Saturday 10 November; 4pm till 9pm; Sunday 11 November; 9am till 5pm
Where: Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach 
Cost: Tickets from $5 
For more information, click here

Sunset Gather

Celebrate Sunday the way we know best, with sunsets, tunes, brews and food. From 2pm enjoy live music from Felicity Lawless, swig local craft beers and cocktails, then chow down on a whole host of gourmet food trucks, including Little Wahaca, Samba Catering Co, Garlic & Spice, Healthy Pulse and Defunct Urbanites. 

When: Sunday 11 November; 2pm till 8pm
Where: Cabarita Beach Bowls Club 
Cost: Free
For more information, click here 

TED Talks X Robina

TED is the world renown non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short powerful talks. We’re lucky enough on the Coast to have the incredible TED Talks in our neck of the woods for TEDXRobina. The theme for the talk will be “The Process of Creative Change”, and will promote captivating conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, innovators, psychologists and scientists making changes in the GC community. Some notable speakers include Dr Peta Stapleton and innovator Kathryn Lyons. 

When: Saturday 17 November; 3:30pm till 6pm
Where: Bond University, Robina 
Cost: Tickets from $38
For more information, click here 

Shakafest

The Coast’s annual skating and music festival is back for a third year and 2018 is boasting a seriously good line up including Frenzal Rhomb, Bliss N Eso and Last Dinosaurs. Aside from all the sweet live tunes, the half pip will also return with a line-up of skateboarding talents to be announced shortly.

When: Saturday 24 November; 12pm till 10pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport
Cost: From $85
For more information, click here 

Outdoor Cinema At Burleigh Brewing Co.

Not content with simply serving up some of the Coast’s most epic brews, GC fave, Burleigh Brewing Co. is back with their outdoor cinema. That’s right, beers and blockbusters all under the night sky. So throw back some of their ice-cold brews, a bucket of popcorn and relax in their deck chairs while watching a flick. Sounds like the perfect Thursday to us!

When: Thursday 29 September, doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7pm
Where: Burleigh Brewing Co., 
Tickets: Free
For more information, click here

On the search for more things to do on the Gold Coast this November? Why not try these awesome hikes or visit these magical waterfalls

Image credit: Jungle Love Festival

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