Gold Coast Events // April 6 – April 13
Now thru to Sunday April 15 // Broadbeach & Surfers Paradise
12 action-packed days of free culture taking over the Gold Coast from 4-15 April to celebrate the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Experience music, theatre, circus, dance, ideas, visual arts and film from the Gold Coast, Australia and across the globe.
For more info visit www.gc2018.com/festival2018
NIGHTQUARTER FESTIVAL 2018 // OPENING NIGHT
Friday April 6 from 12pm – 9pm // NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale
A bold food festival program exploring food science, permaculture, urban gardening, Indigenous tradition and unexpected local flavours. Taste the flavours of the Gold Coast, from Aboriginal kupmurri to botanical cocktails made with local micro-herbs, to fruit spaghetti made by a Queensland physicist using molecular gastronomy, to the famous Australian timber barbecue. NightQuarter welcomes locals and tourists alike to visit the opening night for NightQuarter Festival and NightQuarterâ€™s entertainment program as a celebration site for the Commonwealth Games.
For more info visit www.nightquarter.com.au
BARRE BY THE BEACH
Friday April 6 from 5pm – 5.45pm // Aleenta Barre, Surfers Paradise Foreshore, The Esplanade (near lifeguard tower 34), Surfers Paradise
The city is alive with festivitiesâ€¦ the sun is settingâ€¦ there is a live celloist playing the most stunning musicâ€¦ you are doing a beautiful barre class by the beachâ€¦ Get in the thick of the festival and start your Friday night with a barre class and live celloist as the sun sets by the beach in Surfers Paradise. Catch the bus, ride or walk into Surfers.
For more info visit www.aleentabarre.com
BEACHSIDE SUMMER SESSIONS
Sunday April 8 from 2pm – 5pm // Northcliffe Surf Club, Cnr Garfield Tce & Thorton St, Surfers Paradise
Heat up your summer social calendar with our beachside Summer Sessions featuring live music from resident acts Honey on Toast & Mick Danby, along with a series of talented entertainers every Sunday from 3-6 pm.
For more info visit www.surfersparadise.com
IFLY GOLD COAST // LADIES NIGHT & YOGA WITH JESS BUSH
Sunday April 8 at 5.15pm // iFly Indoor Skydiving, Surfers Paradise
Ladies Night is about getting all the fly girls together for a night of fun, flying, nibbles and bubbles. Jess will be running a yoga class before it’s time to get in the tunnel (please bring your own yoga mat if you have one). So get involved, get flexible and fly like a girl! Ladies of all skills and abilities are welcome (as long as you’ve been signed off to fly with others on your belly).
** Here’s a special discount for haven readers… iFly Gold Coast April special – was $99 now $69! Quote HAVEN when booking **
For more info visit www.downunder.iflyworld.com
SCHOOL HOLIDAY SAILING CAMPS
Monday April 9 & Tuesday April 10 from 9am – 3pm // Paradise Point Sailing Club, 25 The Esplanade, Paradise Point
School Holiday Sailing Camps are designed for both beginner sailors and more experienced junior sailors from the age ofÂ six yearsÂ to 16 yearsÂ of age and are designed to teachÂ about the sport of sailing while still having fun.
For more info visit www.ppscgc.com
KIDS CRAFT DAY
Tuesday April 10 from 10am – 2pm // The Craft Parlour, 1059 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Too much craft is never enough! Holidays are made for being creative and having fun! Parents can go and enjoy some alone time, while your children enjoy a day of creative play with rotation stations with different craft projects.
For more info visit www.thecraftparlour.com.au
PARENTING TIPS WEBINAR // SUPPORTING CHILDREN TO LIVE THEIR POTENTIAL
Friday April 13 from 11.30am – 1.30pm // Online via Webinar
This webinar explores practical tips to support raising children to live and reach their full potential while touching on common challenges parents, care givers and all of us face when addressing behaviour challenges that children may present with.
For more info visit www.fabic.com.au
360 ALL STARS
Friday April 13 at 7.30pm & Saturday April 14 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm // NORPA, Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty St, Lismore
A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, connecting the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus. Boasting a stellar international cast, including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two World Champion break-dancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler. 360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.
For more info visitÂ www.norpa.org.au
Now thru to Sunday April 15 // Various locations, Gold Coast & Brisbane
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71Â Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture. The largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.
For more info visit www.gc2018.com
Now thru to Sunday April 15 // Various locations, Gold Coast
2018 is a transformational year for Bleach* Festival, with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) coming to our own backyard in April. We are delighted to be collaborating with Festival 2018, the GC2018 arts and cultural program, to put our local artists on the worldâ€™s stage through a series of events under the banner of Bleach* at Festival 2018. It will be a spectacular showcase of what, and who, makes the Gold Coast such a special part of the world.
For more info visit www.bleachfestival.com.au
INTERACTIVE SPORTS GAMES & LET THE LITTLE GAMES BEGIN
Now thru to Sunday April 15 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is getting into the spirit of sport and competition and is transforming into a games arena from 4 to 15 April. From interactive sports stations to a kidsâ€™ games arena to big screens and limited-edition products, the centre will provide all your before- or after-event activity in one place. Test your skills at the Virtual Rugby Kick or flex your Volleyball skills and test your hand-eye coordination, agility, timing and
footwork on the Beach Volleyball reaction wall.Â The Kidsâ€™ Sports Arena is fun for all abilities as they compete against the clock in hockey, table tennis, basketball, lawn bowls, archery and weightlifting. Plus, they can even get their very own commemorative photo on the podium like a real champ!
For more info visit www.pacificfair.com.au
DETOUR STREET ART FESTIVAL
Now thru to Sunday April 15 // Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina
Join in this celebration of local art and community. Robina Town Centre will be serving up an epic two-week visual arts spectacle showcasing the movers and shakers of the Gold Coastâ€™s street art scene alongside some internationally renowned guest Sofles. Some of the Coastâ€™s most talented street artists will be let loose around Robina Town Centre to transform every day shopping spaces into extraordinary installations.
For more info visit www.robinatowncentre.com.au
CHEVRON FEST 2018
Now thru to Sunday April 15 // Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, 23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
Enjoy an exciting entertainment program this school holidays with live music and vibrant street performances, special retailer offers and kidsâ€™ activities running every day. From captivating flamingo stilt walkers to world-record breaking sword swallowers, the iconic Gold Coast shopping and lifestyle precinct has worked closely with Buskers By The Creek to handpick the talented selection of artists and performers to headline the festival.
For more info visit www.chevronrenaissanceshoppingcentre.com.au
THE BIGGEST GAMES ARE AT YOUR LOCAL
Now thru to Monday April 30 // Twin Towns Club Banora & Twin Towns Juniors Club, Fraser & Leisure Drâ€™s, Banora Point
April will be the biggest month in Club Banoraâ€™s history, with an unprecedented 29 days straight of games, activities and fun for kids, more live music and shows, and non-stop entertainment for every member of the family.
For more info visit www.twintowns.com.au
Check out whatâ€™s happening in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast these Easter school holidays!
Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au
Check out our April calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
Find out more hereÂ www.havenmagazine.com.au