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All The Best Gold Coast Events To Hit This February

By Brooke Darling
30th Jan 2020

things to do february gold coast

And just like that, we are well and truly in 2020. January is already done and dusted, and before you know it, summer will be over for another year. But luckily for us, we still have one more month of afternoon cocktails, late sunsets and scorching sand to soak up before we contemplate dragging our jeans out of winter hibernation again. 

If you’re looking to make the most of the last rays of summer sun, then be sure to check out some of the best Gold Coast events happening this February.

Infamous The Show

The Gold Coast’s love affair with the captivating Spiegeltent shows no bounds, with the travelling cabaret returning to town for an encore performance of Infamous. Serving up a mind-blowing blend of singing, dancing and acrobatic feats this time under the Spiegel Big Top, you’ll be transported to sexy cabaret nirvana. Cue the confetti—you won’t want to miss this party, so secure your seats immediately. 

When: Friday 31 January to Sunday 8 March; 6:30pm for 7:30pm show
Where: Westfield Helensvale (the original NightQuarter site)
Cost: $47 to $125 per person
For more information, click here

One Love Music Festival

Start practicing those dance moves, because New Zealand’s most iconic reggae music festival is coming to Australia for the first time. One Love will make its Aussie debut on the Gold Coast this weekend, featuring a killer line up of international legends including Mr Bombastic himself, Shaggy, Jamaican dancehall legend Sean Paul, Toots and the Maytals plus a long list of reggae and blues and roots heavyweights to get you moving to the beat. Good for organisers but unfortunate for you, One Love sold out in days, but try your luck with Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree for punters selling their tickets last minute. 

When: Saturday 1 February; 12pm to 10pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport 
For more information, click here

Regenerate Charity Art Auction At Mint Art House

If you’re yet to discover Burleigh’s inspiring new collaborative art studio, a creative space that’s home base to 20 of the city’s best and emerging artists, head along to Mint Art House’s charity art auction this February. Uniting their skills and donating their own works to a worthy cause, alongside other local artists including Tania Blanchard of TBC, 100% of proceeds raised will be donated to charities supporting efforts to regenerate bushfire-affected communities. Adding to the uplifting community spirit will be live music, over $3,000 in door prizes and both a live and silent auction. 

When: Saturday 1 February; 4pm to 9pm
Where: Mint Art House, 55 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads
Cost: $10 per person
For more information, click here

Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Celebration

Welcome in the Year of the Rat by heading down to the Chinatown’s Asian street food markets and Luna New Year celebrations. Expect live music, cultural entertainment, children’s activities, a pop-up laneway bar and an outdoor screening of Ratatouille. Chinatown’s authentic ethnic restaurants will also be open, so you can get the best of both fine Asian cuisine and traditional street food.

When: Saturday 1 February; 4pm to 9pm
Where: Gold Coast Chinatown, Young and Davenport Streets, Southport
For more information, click here.

Feast On Fifth 

Palm Beach’s bustling community event invites you to sit back and relax while enjoying tunes from local musicians and bands. Over the course of the evening at Feast on Fifth, you’ll be treated to diverse musical acts in the roots, blues and rock ‘n’ roll genres. Plus, there will be activities for the kidlets and food trucks a-plenty, as well as local restaurants serving up delicious eats, so get in early, grab yourself some tasty fare, and prepare for a night of clapping and toe-tapping.

When: Saturday 1 February; 4pm to 8pm
Where: Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach 
For more information, click here.

Seaside Sounds Kirra

For three Sundays in February, Kirra will light up with live tunes, food trucks and good times. If watching the sunset on a picnic rug while listening to the musings of Benny D Williams, Katie Who, Steve Cousins and more sounds like your ideal Sunday afternoon, then be sure to get yourself down to Kirra for at least one of the Sunday sessions. The best part? It’s completely free.

When: Sunday 1, 8 and 15 February; 4pm to 7 pm
Where: Roughton Park, 28 Musgrave Street, Coolangatta
For more information, click here.

Super Bowl At The Star Gold Coast

If you love your American football (or just want an excuse to get tipsy and eat hotdogs during the day), then head to The Star Gold Coast this game day for a Super Bowl to remember. Sports Bar, the Coast’s biggest sports-dedicated venue, is the place to position yourself for mega screens, giveaways, atmosphere and food specials including American favourites like wings with blue cheese, burgers, nachos and pizza. There will also be a game day breakfast buffet at Harvest from 6:30am and Sports Bar booth packages available so you and your mates can enjoy the game in style. 

When: Monday 3 February; game starts 9:30am
Where: The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach
For more information, click here.

Eurovision—Australia Decides

Some of Australia’s best musicians are coming head to head on the Gold Coast to compete for the chance to represent Australia at this year’s Eurovision. Contenders include Casey Donovan, Vanessa Amorosi and iOTA, as well as many more talented artists. Hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst, the competition is sure to be just as entertaining as Eurovision itself.

When: Friday 7 February from 7:30pm and Saturday 8 February from 12pm and 7:30pm
Where: Gold Coast Convention Centre, 2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach 
Cost: $15 to $75 per person
For more information, click here.

Cornerstone Stores’ Second Birthday Party

One of our favourite places to while away a day eating, drinking and shopping, Cornerstone Stores are hailing their second birthday and throwing a fab party to celebrate. There will be picnic tables set up on the lawn, live music, food and drinks specials and birthday activations by the adjoining boutiques. Best of all? It’s running all weekend long. 

When: Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 February
Where: Cornerstone Stores, 570 Gold Coast Highway, Tugun
For more information, click here

Infused—Essential Oils And Gin Workshop At Miami Marketta

Targeted at Gold Coast ladies, this event will stimulate all of your senses when you join an essential oils workshop with Emma Gash from Byron Bay Bath Bombs, create a custom-made roller oil blend to take home, followed by a gin infusion workshop with The Gin Parlour’s expert mixologists. Add to that, gin infusion taste tests, live music by Dom Francis and nibbles including gourmet cheese boards and a grazing station, and you’ve got one of the most interesting things to do on the Gold Coast this February. 

When: Saturday 8 February; 1pm to 4pm
Where: Miami Marketta, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
Cost: $96 per person
For more information, click here

Welcome To Spring Pool Party At QT Gold Coast

Upholding its crown as one of the coolest hotels in town, the QT Gold Coast has just revealed a stellar makeover of its iconic pool area, and we can’t wait to dive right in. You're invited to join the party, as QT Gold Coast officially launch their new pool zone—The Spring. Party like Bey and Jay Z at the pool party of the year, where cork-popping Palm Springs style meets QT's famous quirk. Let the good vibrations of live DJs sail you into a sunset soiree, and enjoy tipples from Byron Bay Brewery, Tanqueray Gin and AIX rose. 

When: Sunday 9 February; 1pm to 5pm
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $25 per person 
For more information, click here

Sand Safari Arts Festival 

As the highlight event of Surfers Paradise’s two-week Sand Safari Arts Festival, prepare to experience the largest and greatest sand sculpting competition that ever was—The Australian Sand Sculpting Championships. Happening over three days (February 14 to 16), be amazed when 15 world-renowned sculptors go head-to-head, creating 10-tonne sand sculpts revealing your favourite fairy tale classics. Grab a gold coin and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Joining the sand-building prowess will be free musical activations, markets, live art displays, storytelling, games and more.   

When: February 14 to March 1
Where: Surfers Paradise Foreshore
For more information, click here.

Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is an excellent excuse to have a next-level date with the one you love. And what better day to show your significant other just how much you care, than with a decadent lunch or dinner spread? Fortunately, the Gold Coast is putting on a show for you and your lover this February 14th. Check back soon for our pick of the best places to wine and dine on the Gold Coast this Valentine’s Day.

When: Friday 14 February
Where: Various locations 

Outstanding In The Field Long Table Lunch

North America's famous Outstanding in the Field is bringing their lauded travelling restaurant without walls to Australia for the first time—just down the road in Byron, to be precise. On February 15, Outstanding in the Field’s long table will pop up on Hayters Hill Farm in Byron for a communal, family-style meal prepared by Chef Josh Lewis of Fleet Restaurant. Few precious tickets remain, so jump over to the event page for booking details and to join a beautiful food and conversation-filled day to remember.

When: Saturday 15 February; 3pm (NSW time)
Where: Hayters Hill Farm, 164 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay
Cost: $265 USD per person (approx. $400 AUD)
For more information, click here

Bloc Party No. 1 

One groovin’ new Gold Coast event to check out this February, The Mile High Club presents Block Party No. 1, the first in a series of live music events set to take over Miss Moneypenny’s, Fat Freddy’s and the Rimini Room in Broadbeach. Headlining is world renowned DJ Norman Jay, as well as 13 supporting artists and DJs, with each of the three venues providing different atmospheres and music styles. Experience Balearic house, nu-disco, tropical house, soulful house, while sipping cocktails and a selection of bar bites, Napoli-style pizza and more.

When: Sunday 23 February; 12pm to 11pm
Where: Ground level Avani Hotel, 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Cost: $38 to $68 per person 
For more information, click here

Uncorked Art Night At Brucie’s Gin Bar 

Imagine sitting with your pals or significant other with a vino in hand whilst getting in touch with your creative side? Each month, Brucie’s Gin and Wine Bar will look at a different form of art whether it be watercolour, acrylic or clay. Their first Uncorked Art Night will explore watercolours, with an experienced artist walking you through step by step to help create your own ‘piece de resistance’ with a glass of wine in hand. 

When: Thursday 27 February; 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Brucie’s Gin Bar and Wine Bar, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Cost: $50 per person 
For more information, click here

Mother At HOTA

A stand-out February event at HOTA is Mother, starring the incredible talent of Noni Hazlehurst. A remarkable award-winning one woman show written for Noni Hazlehurst, Mother tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive. Utterly devastating, yet written with Daniel Keene’s characteristic lyricism, Mother is wrought with tenderness, violence and loneliness in equal measure, and is not to be missed if a dose of culture is high on your agenda this month.

When: Friday 29 to Sunday 29 February; 11am and 7:30pm 
Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $48 per person
For more information, click here

Looking for more things to do on the Gold Coast this February? Why not work your way through these epic hikes or stunning waterfalls?

Image credit: Infamous

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