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8 Cool Gold Coast Events To Hit Up This Weekend

By Brooke Darling
19th Jul 2019

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It’s seriously cold, but don’t wish the days away. Gold Coast is producing plenty of great events to check out, and this weekend boasts some of the best. Live music, markets, disco boogie nights, plus bottomless brunches and long lunches are just the start. Here are eight awesome things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend.

All Weekend

VIVA Surfers Paradise

Continuing for a second weekend, throw on your blue suede shoes and get yourself along to Surfers Paradise to pay homage to the world’s greatest music legends. Featuring the likes of The Supremes, Amy Winehouse and Marilyn Monroe, 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. 

When: Now to 21 July, various times 
Where: Various locations throughout Surfers Paradise 
Cost: Free and ticketed events 
For more information, click here.

Friday 19 July

Disco Fridays

The cool cats at Hotel Miami are back with their next edition of Disco Fridays, to ensure you finish the working week in style. Held at Nobby Beach watering hole, The Cambus Wallace, and featuring GC legend Little Fritter on the decks, make a beeline here this Friday and let the good times roll. 

When: Friday 19 July, 7:30pm until late
Where: The Cambus Wallace, 4/2237 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Cost: Free entry
For more information, click here.

Saturday 20 July

Murwillumbah’s Big Trash And Treasure By Makers And Finders Market 

What do they say? One person’s trash is another’s treasure? Thrifting is the new vogue, and you’ll be certain to find some absolute gems at Murwillumbah’s Big Trash And Treasure rummage happening this weekend. Have a garage or wardrobe of pre-loved goodies ready to find a new home? Spots are also open for vendors too, so just turn up ready to make some extra dollars for your holiday fund. The flea market will run alongside the regular Makers and Finders Market with the indie designer market inside the M-Arts Warehouse, plus food stalls, coffee and a friendly community vibe.

When: Saturday 20 July, 9am to 2pm
Where: Makers and Finders Market, Knox Park, Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah
For more information, click here.

Beachside Brunch At The Tropic

Beachside Brunch drops every Saturday in Burleigh Pavilion’s uber cool restaurant, The Tropic. The Tropic is opening the doors early so you and your pals can sink into plush booths overlooking the stunning coastline whilst devouring a delicious spread created by Executive Chef Guillaume Zika. And, of course, there will be free-flowing NV Chandon and NV Chandon Rosé to keep you watered.

When: Every Saturday, 11am to 1pm
Where: The Tropic, Burleigh Pavilion, 43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
Cost: $55 per person
For more information, click here

Sunday 21 July

The Voice Stars At The Village Markets

If you need another reason to kick-start your Sunday at Gold Coast’s favourite lifestyle market, The Village Market, this weekend the team are excited to host talented local stars from The Voice reality show. Mitch Paulsen and Chriddy Black from Season 8
will take to the small stage together for an intimate performance, along with local fave Lily Budiasa at 8:30am and touring Victorian artist Steve Cousins at 11pm. Paired with hot coffee and some of the finest local brands gathered together and you’ve got one of the very best things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend. 

When: Sunday 21 July, 8:30am to 1pm
Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Wildcare’s Bottomless Brunch

Koalas aren’t the only ones stacking on an extra winter layer this July. But since all proceeds from Wildcare’s Bottomless Brunch are going straight to helping out volunteers with rescue resources, no one is looking. Head along to Greendays in Bundall for unlimited mimosas, sangria, wintery eats and a gift bag brimming with eco-friendly goodies. Try your luck in a raffle and you could take out the grand prize—a two-night wellness weekend getaway. 

When: Sunday 21 July, 10:30am to 1pm
Where: Greendays Restaurant and Bar, 8/6 Ashmore Road, Bundall
Cost: $50 per person
For more information, click here

A Winter Long Lunch With Lawrence Jones At Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta has hosted some fabulously delicious long lunches in the past few years and the time has arrived for a winter edition. This weekend, local chef Lawrence Jones from The Good Food Catering Co. is back to flex his culinary muscle at a Sunday long lunch. Bring your snuggly coat and take a seat with friends (or make new ones) then devour plates of sourdough baguette with baked Brie, honeycomb and truffle butter; braised pork sliders with spiced apple chutney and Asian slaw; beef cheeks with butter mash and winter greens, and more—plus beer and wine included. 

When: Sunday 21 July, 1pm for 2pm seating
Where: Miami Marketta, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami 
Cost: $85+ BF per person (includes three-hour drinks package, 1pm to 4pm)
For more information, click here

Seaside Sounds Burleigh

Every Sunday in July, Burleigh Hill will again light up (quite literally) with live tunes, food trucks and good times. If watching the sunset on a picnic rug while listening to the musings of Port Royal and Katie Who sounds like your ideal Sunday afternoon, then be sure to get yourself down to Burleigh Hill this weekend. The best part? It’s completely free.

When: Sunday 21 July, 2pm to 5pm
Where: Burleigh Hill, Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads 
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

On the hunt for more things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend? Have you checked out Husk’s fabulous new gin and rum distillery

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