Things To Do

14 Unmissable Events To Hit Up This July

By Danielle Read
27th Jun 2019

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As we officially launch into the second half of 2019 and cosy up for winter nights indoors, crisp weekend roadies and everything in between, we can’t help but feel all fuzzy inside about the cooler months on the GC.

With so many things to do on the Gold Coast this July, hibernation is absolutely not on the list. 

No matter if you’re a true-blue wintertime lover, or simply waiting for the colder months to blow over, here are the best things to do on the Gold Coast this July.

Aviary’s Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo shimmies into Southport Shark’s Aviary Rooftop Bar this month in all its fabulousness and we can’t wait. With some great prizes up for grabs (think double passes to bottomless brunches) and entry at just $10 per person, glam up and swagger down. Settle in for the long haul with five fab rounds, darling. 

When: Wednesday 3 July, 7pm to 9pm
Where: Aviary Rooftop Bar, Mantra at Sharks, Southport
Cost: $10
For more information, click here.

All You Can Eat Pasta At Mr P.P.'s

It’s drizzling days like these we love hiding away in moody whiskey bars, like Mr P.P.’s deli or their blazing, heater-lined rooftop. Better yet, these Southport legends have just dropped all you can eat pasta every Wednesday. Choose from three bottomless pasta varieties. FYI: they’re changed up weekly, so you’ll always have something new to try. Definitely, the most carb-tastic thing to do on the Gold Coast this July.

When: Every Wednesday
Where: Mr P.P.'s Deli and Rooftop; 45 Nerang Street, Southport
Cost: $20 (available with drink purchases only)
For more information, click here.

Taste Tweed’s 10-Day Winter Food Fest

Showcasing their epic local businesses, activities and fishing history, the Tweed Taste Winter Food Fest is running for eight whole days and we can’t bloody wait. Events include Season Restaurant’s five-course degustation menu, night markets, taphouse twilight cruises and Kingscliff’s Fashion and Food Show. 

When: 5 to 14 July
Where: Tweed Coast to Kingscliff
Cost: Prices vary
For more information, click here

NAIDOC Dancing On The Green At HOTA

NAIDOC’S 2019 theme is Voice, Treaty and Truth. And this year HOTA will host a wide range of activities at their Surfers Paradise amphitheatre, including a very special Dancing on the Green performance. Interlacing stories of elders, traditional and contemporary dance classes and a melodic youth choir, come along to show your community spirit and embrace the vast eclecticism of NAIDOC.

When: Sunday 7 July, 10am to 12 noon
Where: HOTA, Outdoor Stage, 135 Bundall Rd Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free
For more information, click here

2020 Astrology at Boheme + Body

If this year has your inner Mr Relaxo all in a funk, getting the inside scoop on next year’s astrological happenings could be right up your alley. As 2019 closes in, learn the intricacies that next year has in store for you. Especially if you or someone you know is a Capricorn according to the babes at Boheme.

When: Sunday 7 July, 10am to 1pm
Where: Boheme + Body Yoga Studios; Christine Corner Shopping Centre, Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes
Cost: Early Bird $33, General $44
For more information, click here

Paddock Picnic At Frost Farm

Picnicking with your favourite people is kind of the best thing in the world. But instead of doubling up on brie and lacking in the olive department, let Mrs Frost do the lot for you. Simply turn up to Frost Farm with your best rug and cosy overcoat. Then have your gourmet picnic hamper delivered straight to you. From luxury hampers to cute vegetarian options for two, this has to be one of the sweetest things to do on the Gold Coast this July. 

When: Sunday 7 July, 11:30am to 3pm 
Where: 44 Billiau Road, Guanaba
Cost: From $45 to $125
For more information, click here.

Sustainable Social Markets At Karma Collab Hub

Nestled in the back streets of Miami, Karma Collab Hub is a co-working space by day, but these legends have recently launched a zero-waste market by arvo too. Yep, from food to knick-knacks, you’ll find a selection of waste-free speciality items all looking for new homes (even if that is your mouth).

When: Sunday 7 July, 4pm onwards
Where: Karma Collab Hub, 47 Lemana Lane, Miami
Cost: Free
For more information, click here

Australian Geographic Stargazing Nights

To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Australian Geographic is encouraging us all to look skyward at their Stargazing Nights. On the Gold Coast they’re being held at Westfield Coomera and Pacific Fair from 5pm to 8pm and you’ll learn all about space photography and telescopes as the team guides your eyes across the galaxy. 

When: Thursday 11 July, 5pm to 8pm
Where: Westfield Coomera and Pacific Fair
Cost: Free
For more information, click here

Viva Surfers Paradise

Pay homage to the world’s greatest music legends at this year’s Viva Surfers Paradise. Over 10 packed days of free and ticketed events, relive music and memories that shaped our history. 
When: 12 to 21 July 
Where: various locations in Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free with ticketed events available
For more information, click here

Gold Coast Celebrates 60 

Can you believe that our glorious GC is turning the big 6-0? And in true Gold Coaster fashion, we’re popping champas in style for our official Diamond Jubilee. Head down to Broadwater Parklands and croon to a star-studded lineup, featuring. Amy Shark, the Hanlon Brothers and The Lamplights. Best of all, this arvo-long soiree is free. Get all nostalgic at our home city's community meeting point. 

When: Saturday 13 July, 3pm to 7pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Rummage and Open Mic Night At Miami Marketta

The kids down south have some serious style, so it’s basically a given that Miami Marketta’s Rummage Night will be absolutely flooded with cool finds. Team this with a talent-filled open mic night and hey presto, you’ve found one of the best things to do on the Gold Coast this July.

When: Wednesday 17 July, 5pm to 9pm
Where: Miami Marketta, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
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, it’s totally fine. Head along 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 Rd, Bundall
Cost: $50
For more information, click here

Made In The 80s Party

July has us feeling all cosy during the day but come the afternoon, we’re ready to get amongst some serious party vibes. Kicking off from 5pm, BBQ Bazaar’s Made In The 80s party will celebrate all the hits we love, and all the spangled leg warmers you have hidden in your cupboard for a rainy day. Expect epic film clips, big hair and a six-piece band.

When: Friday 12 July, 5pm to 10pm
Where: BBQ Bazaar; 18 Junction Road, Burleigh Heads
Cost: Kids over 13 $5, General Admission $10 online and $15 at the door
For more information, click here.

Sunsets By Sanctuary Cove

Teaming with 15 of Australia’s top breweries, Sanctuary Cove’s newest celebration of good food and beverages rounds out this July. Over two massive days, the festival will see tastings of over 40 drops, an epic live music line-up and much more.  A true cure for the winter blues.

When: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July, 2pm to 8pm
Where: The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove, Masthead Way
Cost: From $15 per person
For more information, click here

Looking for more awesome things to do this month? Check out our these amazing bush walks or these adorable farms

Image Credit: Stocksy 

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