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13 Epic Things To Do On The Gold Coast This Weekend

By Ioana Dragnef
12th May 2021

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It’s looking like we’re getting rid of all the rain and storms this weekend, so what better way to celebrate than by getting out there and doing All. The. Things? 

From massive superyacht parties to plenty of live gigs and fabulous brunches to keep you going, here are 12 awesome things to do this weekend on the Gold Coast.

Friday, 14 May

Soak In The Panoramic Views At HOTA’s New Rooftop Bar

HOTA’s Exhibitionist Bar is opening this weekend and it’s going to be a goody. Located on level five of the Gallery across 233 sqm of indoor and outdoor terrace spaces, the venue boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the vibrant arts precinct, the Surfers Paradise skyline, the stunning Gold Coast waterways and a western outlook across the hinterland. Get all the deets here.

Party It Out At This Massive Daft Punk Party Aboard A Superyacht

The YOT Club knows how to throw a party and this weekend they’re pulling out all the stops with this Daft Punk tribute takeover—killer cocktails on a superyacht with Daft Punk playing in the background? What a freaking combo. Book tix here before they sell out.

Saturday, 15 May

Get Riotous And Risqué At This Epic Brunch Extravaganza

Brunch With Bite is back for another stellar season at The Island, so get ready to be entertained as you indulge in a grazing brunch menu and drinks package. Your hostesses BeBe Gunn and Lulu LeMans will guide you through shows, games with fabulous prizes, plus some very special VIP guests, so get all the details here.

Catch Eves Karydas At Burleigh Bazaar

We don’t mean literally (please don’t go around trying to catch Eves Karydas), but Queensland Eves Karydas is playing at Burleigh Bazaar this weekend, so make sure to grab your tix here if you’re in the market for a good Saturday gig.

Sunday, 16 May

Finish The Weekend Off With A Bang At This Epic Street Party

There's nothing like a good street party to finish the weekend off strong. Lucky for us, the peeps at the Mudgeeraba Street Party seem to think so too, because the event is back again this weekend with an incredible line up of live music, interactive displays, market stalls, inflatable fun and loads more, so definitely check it out if you're in the area.

Stretch It Out At This Free Yoga And Lifestyle Festival

If you need a break from sitting down and staring at your screen all day, then Lighten Up Studio’s Yoga & Lifestyle Festival is calling your name. Happening all day Sunday, activities will include workshop style yoga and pilates classes, sound healing meditation, and presentations from guest speakers covering topics such as sustainability and nutrition. Get all the deets here.

Sunday Sesh It Up With These Awesome Live Gigs

It’s not a Sunday session without live music—luckily, Miami Marketta has us covered with this epic Lastlings gig, and Nathan Cavaleri will be appearing at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse this weekend for an unforgettable set of songs and stories, which you can book here.

All Weekend

Eat Your Way Through The Best Breakfasts In Burleigh

It can be hard work to track down a good breakfast in Burleigh, that’s why we’ve put in all the effort for you and came up with this handy list you’ll definitely want to refer to this weekend. You’re welcome.

Sip Your Way Through The Best Distilleries On And Around The Gold Coast

Whether you’re a spirit aficionado or a recent addition to the fan club, you’ll no doubt be stoked with all the distilleries on and around the Gold Coast. For your drinking pleasure, we’ve put them all in one handy list, so you can add them all to the bar cart immediately this weekend.

Check Out HOTA’s Stunning New Art Gallery And Exhibition

The brand new $60.5 million HOTA Gallery spans across six levels and includes over 2,000 sqm of AAA rated, international standard exhibition space, making it the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia, so whoever said the Gold Coast has no culture can officially eat their words! But rather than just reading about it, make sure to check it out this weekend.

For The Diary

Hit Up This European-Inspired Winter Market With Mulled Wine

For those of you dreaming about taking a winter trip to the snowy wonderland that most of Europe turns into every Christmas, we’ve found a festival that might just be the next best thing and it’s happening next month.

Get Pumped For Broadbeach’s Swanky New Whiskey And Tapas Bar

It’s raining new venues on the Gold Coast and we’re struggling to keep up. One of the new upcoming additions to the Broadbeach scene this June will be The Vault, a sultry whiskey and tapas place that is hell bent on bringing sexy back to Broadbeach, so make sure to add it to your diary.

Prepare Your Tastebuds For This Famous ‘Unauthentic’ Indian Restaurant Hitting Byron

Prepare your tastebuds, Northern Rivers crew—acclaimed chef-owner Jessi Singh will open his “unauthentic Indian” restaurant Daughter in Law on Fletcher Street in Byron sometime mid-June 2021 and we’re already drooling-slash-excited and you should be, too. Get all the details here.

Looking for more things to do? Hit up our Things To Do section.

Image credit: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona

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