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6 Seriously Awesome Things To Do On The Coast This Weekend

By Morgan Reardon - 12 Oct 2018

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Here we are again Gold Coast, another beautiful weekend stretching out before us. OK, so the weather might be a little hectic, but don’t let that stop you from venturing out from beneath the covers.

From a Strawberry Festival raising much needed funds for battling farmers, to art comps, live music and markets, in short, it’s going to be goodie.

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

All Weekend long

Buskers By The Creek

The Gold Coast is positively bursting with incredible musicians, in fact we’re downright spoilt so you know the talent on offer at this weekend’s busking festival is going to be top notch. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be entertained by more than 300 performers. And it’s not just singers showing off their talents, there’s also sword swallowing and contortionists on show.

When: Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 October; 10am till 6pm
Where: Winders Park, Duringan Street, Currumbin 
Cost: Free
For more information, click here

Saturday 13 October

BLA! Burleigh Brewing Local Artists Exhibition

BLA! features 16 artists who call the Coast home, and will showcase sculpture and fine art, typography, photography and ceramics with live art. Even better, it’s put on by one of our fave local breweries, The Burleigh Brewing Co. As well as perusing awesome art works there’s also sweet live tunes and food trucks. And of course plenty of beer on tap to keep you watered.

When: Saturday 13 October; 4pm till 8:30pm 
Where: Burleigh Brewing Co, 2 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh 
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here 

Strawberry Festival Fundraiser

The good folk at NightQuarter have partnered up with the Strawberry Association and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland, to raise much needed funds for our farmers in the wake of the needle scandal. To celebrate all things strawberry, expect a literal smorgasbord of berry delights including strawberry ice-cream, funnel cakes, milkshakes, strawberry and Nutella toasties, pizzas, salads, strawberry jam doughnuts and berry-licious cocktails at the bars. And seriously, that’s only the beginning. Dig deep for this worthy cause.

When: Saturday 13 October; from 4pm
Where: NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Cost: $3 entry 
For more information, click here

Après Surf’s Art Appreciation Club

Head over to uber-cool Après Surf in Mermaid Beach for the first instalment of their art appreciation club. Featuring local artists like D.M Painting, Ellery Burgett and Mitchell Schultz, as well as photographers Ben Mckenna and Tamas Keefer. There will be tunes by Kitchen Boys DJs and the kitchen will be pumping out their usual delish noms. Get cultured.

When: Saturday 13 October; 5pm till late 
Where: Après Surf, 2376 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach 
Cost: Free
For more information, click here

Sunday 14 October

Mount Tamborine Country Markets

So, maybe you don’t need to stock up on polish for your horse saddle. And maybe your teapot isn’t in need of a new crochet jumper. But we challenge you to find a more uplifting market experience than the Mount Tamborine Country Market. Held in the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds on the second Sunday of every month, it’s the perfect excuse to take a country drive, gnaw on a cob of corn and pick up some homemade lemongrass and lavender soap.

When: Sunday 14 October; 7:30am to 1:30pm
Where: Corner Main Western Road and Bartle Road, Mount Tamborine
Cost: Free
For more information, click here 

Springtime Eats

To welcome in spring and the start of some much-needed (hopefully) warmer weather, Varsity Lakes is throwing an epic party in the park. With live music and street food markets taking place at the foreshore parklands, it’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday. Grab a picnic blanket, your pals and pups and round out the weekend.

When: Sunday 14 October; 4pm till 8pm  
Where: Varsity Lakes Foreshore Parklands 
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here

Wet weather go you down? Never fear, check out our round up of the best things to do on the Gold Coast when it rains

Image credit: Unsplash 

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