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Gold Coast Events // June 30 to July 7, 2017

Gold Coast Events // June 30 to July 7, 2017

Saturday July 1 at 4.35pm // Metricon Stadium, Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Carrara

Make the most of these school holidays when Your SUNS take on North Melbourne this Saturday at Metricon Stadium. It’s more than just footy, it’s a great family day out with FREE face painting, Woolworths AFL playground and live music from 3pm plus and Macca’s Kick 2 Kick on-field after the game. Plus you can travel free to and from the game on scheduled Translink Bus and G: Link services or catch the shuttle buses from Broadbeach South Station, Nerang Station and Boowaggan Rd park’n’ride. Adult reserved seats just $25 and kids $5 when purchased in the Family Value Pack* including $40 food & beverage voucher to spend at the game! Book your Family value pack now at Ticketek for just $100. Plus children under 5 receive free entry^ to every GC SUNS home game!

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LAST DAYS // Now thru to Saturday July 1 // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Arts Theatre, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

This winter you will be flying high as Bonnie Lythgoe Productions, Australia’s biggest family musical panto producer, and The Arts Centre Gold Coast stage one of the most magical musical pantos of them all The Adventures of Peter Pan and TinkerBell. This magical story will feature sumptuous glittering sets, spectacular effects, gorgeous fairy-tale costumes, fantastic song and dance numbers, infectious and riotous comedy magic and bags of audience participation. Fun and laughter is guaranteed for the whole family from ages 3 to 103!

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Saturday July 1 from 10am // Aratula Community Sports Complex, Carter Rd, Aratula

Bring your appetite (and your esky) to the Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival this Saturday – it’s going to be huge! Gates open at 10am and the first 1000 visitors through the gate will receive a free souvenir Scenic Rim shopper bag. This is Eat Local Week’s signature event and is a chance to eat and drink your way around the region – quite literally. This year’s Winter Harvest Festival is the biggest yet – with 60 stalls selling everything from local vegetables to cheese, beef, bread, craft beer and even camel milk ice-cream. Don’t forget there are free kids’ rides all day and plenty of lovely places to put down a picnic rug, or a chair, and settle in to enjoy the live music and cooking demonstrations.

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Saturday July 1 at 2pm // Brunswick Picture House, 30 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads

Bunny Racket is Rock ’n’ Roll for kids. Pure and simple. King Bunny is a guitar-wielding, skateboarding, nature-loving rabbit with a passion to share his love of rock ’n’ roll. Bunny Racket is born of King Bunny’s fierce love for rock music and a yearning for kid-friendly tunes that are relevant and positive. King Bunny travels the open highways in his old van, seeking collaboration, inspiration and knowledge, and on a quest to share his unique brand of rock ’n’ roll with the younger generation of bunny racketeers and to create the greatest kids’ rock record of all time. Come and see King Bunny LIVE at the Brunswick Picture House this weekend!

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Saturday July 1 // Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde, Southport

Did you know the Gold Coast Marathon is also an event our children can enjoy? Join hundreds of youngsters aged between 5 and 14 in the Zespri 4km Junior Dash held on Saturday. Run the same course as some of the world’s greatest athletes and soak up the cheers from family and friends in the famous finish chute. Note that parents/guardians are not permitted to accompany children competing in the Zespri 4km Junior Dash. If you feel that your child needs to be accompanied then they should participate in the Zespri 2km Junior Dash (ages 5-10).

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Monday July 3 thru to Saturday July 8 from 11am – 2pm // Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Scarborough St, Southport

Week two of the mid-year holidays will see the Play-Doh Fun Zone take centre stage at Australia Fair, offering three areas that will inspire kids to imagine, create and play! Making its Queensland debut, the action-packed zone comprises a Play-Doh Tub & Slide, a challenge area where kids use Play-Doh to create a word, object or person that team mates have to identify, and an imagination play and display space where kids can let their creativity run wild. The Play-Doh Fun Zone opens each day from 11am!

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Monday July 3 thru to Friday July 7 // Burleigh Heads & Palm Beach

Join the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management’s CoastEd team as they guide you through fun-filled activities these winter school holidays. From dune detectives to treasure hunts or our ever popular marine biologist for a day to a coastal walk. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited.

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Thursday July 6 & Friday July 7 at 10am & 2pm // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, The Space, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

This delightful production takes its audience on adventures that remind you what you’ve always loved about stories, and why they truly matter. White Rabbit Theatre Ensemble’s Pocketful of Pebbles is a reimagining of three lesser-known traditional folk and fairy tales, The Noon Witch, The Foundling Bird and The Water Nixie. This production, created collaboratively by the ensemble in consultation with Gold Coast children, explores the fear and the fun of storytelling and asks its audience to become the custodians of these important tales – tales that can only exist if they are shared, and that prove that every child can be the hero of their own story. It’s time to pass the torch.

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Friday July 7 from 9am – 4.30pm // Func Fitness, 1/20 Junction Rd, Burleigh Heads

A teen retreat guiding young girls to self-empowerment, body love and respect. Join in for a day filled with Self Love, Self Care + Worth practices, learning how to take care of ourselves, use movement to our advantage and understand the transition in our bodies and life. Learning how to move your body that feels natural to you, understand the transformation and waves of change, express yourself through mandala creations while connecting with other like-minded teens. Additionally, learn the importance of balanced nutrition and indulge in a wholefoods lunch provided.

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Now thru to Saturday July 8 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Centre Court, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Find the fun in food these school holidays at Pacific Fair! Your little ones will be qualified chefs in no time with the fun school holiday cooking classes. Kids will learn how to make pasta from scratch, create their own dessert pizzas, plant a veggie garden and more!

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Now thru to Sunday July 9 // Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Ryan McNaught’s Brickman Experience is the largest touring exhibition of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere… and it’s heading to the Gold Coast for the school holidays! The exhibition is made up from more than 5 million LEGO® bricks and includes Ryan’s biggest ever Star Wars LEGO® build, a model Airbus A380, a quarter scale LEGO® Ferrari and the world’s largest LEGO® flower. For all the budding brickies who are feeling awe-inspired by Ryan’s work, the specially designed interactive master builder zones will give visitors the opportunity to build their own LEGO® creations.

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Now thru to Sunday July 9 // Mitchell Park, Marine Pde, Southport

You won’t believe your eyes! Or will you? The critically acclaimed Circus of Illusion brings its talented troupe of world-class performers from across the globe to the Gold Coast for almost three weeks of spectacular and mind-blowing performances under the big top! The show fuses circus and illusion into a two-hour experience of whimsical wonder, mystery and pure dramatic spectacle! This colourful parade of top circus artists, clowns, jugglers, mimes, magicians and illusionists will perform under the Big Top in Southport.

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Places to go and fun things to do. Stacks of ideas to entertain the kids these school holidays. Keep the kids busy and happy with activities from roller skating to outdoor adventures!
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Check out our July calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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