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7 Awesome Things To Do On The Gold Coast This Weekend

By Claire Plush
20th Feb 2020

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If you find yourself waking up, hopping out of bed, showering and brewing your coffee, only to realise you have nothing to do, then we’re here to help.

From epic live music events to rooftop parties starring local beer and gin, scroll down to check out some of the best things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend. 

All Weekend

Infamous The Show

Proof Gold Coasters have a love affair with high-energy theatrical performances, the travelling show Infamous has returned for an encore performance. Serving up an entertaining blend of singing, dancing, comedy and mind-blowing acrobatic feats under the Spiegel Big Top—you won’t want to miss this party, so secure your seats immediately. 
When: Every Thursday to Sunday night until Sunday 8 March; doors 6:30pm or 5:30pm on Sundays 
Where: Westfield Helensvale (the original NightQuarter site)
Cost: $47 to $125 per person
For more information, click here. 

Sand Safari Arts Festival

Gigantic sand sculptures, demos, interactive workshops and larger-than-life art pieces make up the Sand Safari Arts Festival, popping up along the Surfers Paradise foreshore from now until 1 March.. With 15 world-renowned sculptors, going head-to-head last weekend in The Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, it’s now up to you to help decide who’ll take home the People’s Choice Award. Head down with your gold coin and cast your vote—prepare to be blown away! 
When: Now to Sunday 1 March 
Where: Surfers Paradise Foreshore
For more information, click here.

Friday 21 February

Return to Earth: A Bushfire Fundraiser Gallery & Auction Night

You’ll come face-to-face with good beer, food and live music at Balter Brewing’s bushfire fundraiser this Friday evening.  But the most impressive part might have to be the gallery wall, where you’ll be able to bid on a range of Australian-themed fine art prints, with all funds raised being donated to help those in need. Featuring 11 prolific Australia travel, landscape and nature photographers, expect to see images from Melissa Findley, Hayley Andersen, Kyle Hunter, Hello Emilie and more. Strapped for cash? Buy a raffle ticket and go in the running to win an awesome prize from some of our fave Gold Coast businesses.
When: 3pm to 9pm
Where: Balter Brewing Company, 14 Traders Way, Currumbin Waters
For more information, click here.

Saturday 22 February

Roots, Boots & Blues Festival

Held over one epic day, this year’s Roots, Boots & Blues Festival features artists Rustbucket, The Whiskeys, Jason Kofoa and the black pearl, Jollee and Colt Seavers Band—bringing together a slew of talented acts to bless our ears. Gee up for food trucks, dance acts and market stalls, all taking over the sprawling Broadwater Parklands. 
When: 10am to 4pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Sunday 23 February

Block 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: 12pm to 11pm
Where: Ground level Avani Hotel, 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Cost: $38 to $68 per person 
For more information, click here. 

House of Brews Rooftop Takeover

Round up your favourite drinking buddies and get to House of Brews epic rooftop takeover this Sunday. Featuring two of our best local businesses, Black Hops Brewing and Grandad Jacks Distillery, we’ve heard whispers of a lip-smacking collaboration cocktail, containing drops from both crews, that will be made specially for this event. Looking for one of the tastiest things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend? The search stops here. 
When: 12pm to 5pm
Where: House of Brews, 17 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free entry + drinking money

NRL All-Stars Match

Watch on as the best of NRL’s Indigenous and Mãori players descendon the Gold Coast for this weekend’s NRL All-Stars Match. If you’ve scored tickets, you’ll witness first-hand as cultures and bodies collide in this action-packed game. 
When: Kick-off 7.10pm
Where: Cbus Super Stadium, Robina
For more information, click here. 

On the hunt for more things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend? This round up of beautiful Gold Coast cafes should keep you busy. 

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for Urban List

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