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What’s on across the Gold Coast this weekend

The start of the winter school holidays has seen the Gold Coast turn it up a notch on the event front, especially this weekend! From an Elvis musical and a women's surf festival to Miami Block Party and Big City Lights*, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy this Thursday June 20 to Sunday June 23.


Get lit at an immersive visual spectacle in Southport: Following an extremely successful pilot program in 2022, Big City Lights* is back in Southport over three weekends from June 21 – July 7. The cutting-edge self-guided program will feature immersive audio-visual experiences, large-scale digital works, 3D-mapping and unexpected projection sites that will transform the Gold Coast’s everyday urban spaces. Big City Lights* will also feature live music and performances in venues and at outdoor sites across the Southport CBD, adding to the appeal of the free, family-friendly fun. 

Don your cowboy boots and hats for this country-themed party in Miami: Sip your way through Miami on Sunday June 23 for the Miami Block Party Hoedown –  a mini street festival hosted by bars and breweries of Miami’s booziest block (aka the pocket bordered by Hibiscus Haven, Christine Avenue and Lemana Lane). This time the wild west comes to Miami with the first country-themed block party! FIZZ, Precinct, Black Hops, Granddad Jack’s, Pretty Handsome, Paddock Bakery and Haven are all throwing open the doors from 12:00 pm, so avid sippers can do their own bar crawl through the precinct, enjoying one-day-only specials, entertainment from DJs and live musicians, as well as delicious food options and even lucky door prizes. Head along to support your local and get into the country spirit(s). If it’s anything like the first two, it will be a party you won’t want to miss.

Share the stoke when Seas the Day women’s surf festival drops in this weekend: Held on the beautiful Kingscliff Beach on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, the Seas the Day Festival will hold surf comps, entertainment and hubs with a variety of keynote talks on everything from careers and film to photography and mental health. The program includes workshops incorporating yoga, ice baths and breath work. Seas the Day promises to be an empowering and uplifting experience for women of all abilities. 

See the glitter strip of bygone days sparkle in Anna Carey’s art exhibition at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach: Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach is illuminating the bygone charm of yesteryears with an extraordinary fusion of art and architecture in its upcoming exhibition, Stardust by Anna Carey. Anna is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work traverses between the sun-soaked shores of the Gold Coast where she grew up and the vibrant energy of Los Angeles, California, where she now lives. Living in the United States of America, Anna recognised certain styles that had influenced the Gold Coast architecture she had grown up around, such as the eclectic tapestry of seaside holiday shacks, towering high-rises, quaint motels and suburban dwellings. This familiarity inspired her recent work in Stardust.

Dive into the creative side of surf culture at Love Street’s film photography exhibition: Celebrate the art of film photography and community spirit on Saturday June 22 when Love Street throw a party like no other, teaming up with film camera and apparel legends, Surfolk, and Gold Coast’s own film processing hub, Pura Film Lab. This is more than just an exhibition of film photography, it promises to be a feast for the senses, featuring live tunes, delectable food and a bar stocked with the finest local beverages.

Dust off your blue suede shoes – Elvis: A Musical Revolution closes this weekend at HOTA: Relive the rebellion and trailblazing spirit of the undisputed king of rock and roll at Elvis: A Musical Revolution. Coming to HOTA from June 15, this brand-new bio-musical, which is authorised by Elvis Presley Enterprises, features all of your favourite bangers, including ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, ‘A Little Less Conversation’ and so, so much more.

Powerslide your way to being a pro at Skate Paradise: Say hello to Skate Paradise, Paradise Centre’s pop-up school of skate that’s ready to teach grommets some gnarly skills on four wheels from June 22 to July 7. Kids can fasten their helmets and kick off their skating story at a range of free skateboarding clinics hosted by the local crew from Rock ‘N’ Slide Skateboarding. There’s also a chance to win a share in $15,000 worth of incredible prizes including Paradise Centre gift cards, skateboards from Fast Times Skateboarding, retailer gift cards, Vans socks, cool merch and more!

See street art explode onto laneways and walls for SURFACE Festival: Art enthusiasts are invited to ride, roll and stroll the 3.7-km art trail of SURFACE Festival in Miami and witness the magic of street art unfold. The festival will transform 850-sqm of beige brick walls into works of art as well as host a series of school holiday programs.

Enjoy a hearty laugh with the always hilarious Urzila Carlson: Urzila Carlson has remained a leading name in Australian comedy for over a decade, delighting audiences with her raw takes and famous Kiwi-South-African twang. On Sunday June 23, Urzila will be bringing her side-splitting stand-up to The Star. Fresh off the back of a sold-out UK tour and another win at Melbourne Comedy Festival, Urzila’s new show is set to be a riot of laughs.

Kickstart the weekend with a hearty buffet breakfast at Southport Sharks: Enjoy a full brekkie spread at Frenzy’s every weekend from 7:30–10:00 am with a delectable feed of juicy sausages, tasty rashers of bacon, eggs, smoked salmon, honey ham, smashed avocado, cheese and charcuterie, fresh fruit, cronuts, pancakes, bottomless coffee and more. But what makes this experience even more enticing is that Kids Eat Free on Saturday mornings! For every full-priced adult buffet purchased, one child aged 12 and under can indulge in the culinary extravaganza absolutely free. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to come together and enjoy a wholesome meal without breaking the bank.

Want more? Head to our comprehensive Event Guide for all of the fun around town where you can search by category, date, location and more! We do our best to remove cancelled events but be sure to check the organiser’s own event page for the most current updates.

To find out more about what’s on in the Gold Coast, head to our Event Guide.



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