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6 Fun Things To Do On The Coast This Weekend

By Morgan Reardon - 20 Jul 2018

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Give yourself a high five, you’ve made it to the weekend. And we have the perfect way for you to celebrate that fact—working your way through our round up of cracking events happening on the Gold Coast. As per usual the GC is brimming with awesome markets, festivals and parties, so grab your friends, family, partners and pooches and say hello to the glorious weekend. Woot!

Here are the best things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend.

All Weekend Long

VIVA Surfers Paradise

Throw on your blue suede shoes y’all and get yourself to Surfers Paradise to pay homage to the world’s greatest music legends for the final weekend of VIVA. Be transported back in time with an array of music and entertainment acts that will wow and dazzle you. Over 10 days of free and ticketed events, relive music and memories that shaped our history. Be sure to check out the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest and the classic show’n’shine!

When: Friday 13 July to Sunday 22 July 
Where: Various locations in Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free with ticketed events available
For more information, click here

Friday 20 July

Lavelle Street Feast

What better way to celebrate Friday than with a good old street party. The gang at The Design Collective Markets & Events are hosting the shindig and even better it’s free and perfect for the whole family to attend. There will be sweet live music, makers markets and street food to keep your bellies full. Rug up, grab your gang and enjoy.

When: Friday 20 July, 5pm till 9pm
Where: Cnr Lavelle & Nerang Street, Nerang
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here 

Christmas In July—The Collective

Maybe it’s ‘cause we’ve all grown up watching ‘Merican movies but sometimes it feels like Christmas really is made for winter. And by that we mean we want to eat all the yummy Chrissy fare without having to fit into a bikini the next day. Thankfully the folks over at The Collective Palm Beach have answered our prayers and are throwing an epic Christmas in July event that is guaranteed to be a goodie. The four-course dinner—which comes with your choice of mulled wine or cider on arrival—will see you indulge in melt-in-your mouth gnocchi, chicken liver parfait and spiced pumpkin bread pudding. There’s also a live band and DJ playing until late so you can work off those Christmas calories in no time.

When: Friday 20 July; 6:30pm until late
Where: The Collective Palm Beach, 1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Cost: $65 per person 
For more information, click here

Saturday 21 July

Gold Coast Fashion Market Miami Edition

Fashion lovers this one is for you! Gather your pennies and grab at bargain this Saturday at the epic fashion market. There will be over 60 stalls, absolutely brimming with pre-loved and new fashion, including shoes and accessories, so you’ll be sure to walk about with some fab new threads. The stalls open at 9am and there is coffee on hand to wake you right up to ensure you’ll be on your best shopping form.

When: Saturday 21 July; 9am till 1pm
Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami  
Cost: Free   
For more information, click here

Murwillumbah’s Makers & Finders Market

If you’ve not ventured down to Murwillumbah for a while, the rural town’s hip vintage, handmade and flea market is a very good reason to pack the car, your mates and your fave tunes, before plunging into the countryside for some of that welcomed fresh air. The Makers & Finders Market is an intriguing blend of pre-loved finds, potters, homewares, jewellery, flowers and plants food stalls, workshops and music.

When: Saturday 21 July; 9am to 2pm
Where: Knox Park, Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here

Lost Palms 80s Party

Who doesn’t love some classic 80s jams? Give us a little Whitney Houston, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ any day of the week. Pair that with some excellent tipples from the good folk at Lost Palms Brewery and you’ve got yourself one cracking night, in particular Lost Palms all night long 80s theme party. They’ll have a DJ spinning 80s vinyl from 3pm including everything from ‘Livin On A Prayer’ to ‘Super Freak’. Making all those shapes on the d-floor will surely see you work up an appetite and lucky for you Pequena Cocina will be on hand serving up Latin American eats while the beer flows. So pull on your finest stonewashed denim and get yourself to Lost Palms.

When: Saturday 21 July; 12pm till 9pm
Where: Lost Palms Brewing Company, 11 Oak Ave, Miami 
Cost: Free entry 
For more information, click here 

Looking for more fun things to do on the Gold Coast? Check out guide to the best things to do this winter on the Gold Coast here.

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List 

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