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Top Events of the Week // August 10 – August 17, 2018

Top Events of the Week // August 10 – August 17, 2018

Saturday September 8 at 10am (5-10 year olds) & 1pm (11-16 year olds) // HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Do you love to draw characters and comics? Make your own comic book with Gold Coast artist Dion Parker. Learn illustration and character drawing by playing with the expressions and adventures of Dion’s favourite character Dusty the Dog. Kids will get to take home their own comic book with illustrations and story. Book your spot now, as this is sure to be a sell-out workshop!

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Friday August 10 from 5pm – 7pm & 7.30pm – 10pm // Epic Skate Rink, 20/23 Enterprise Ave, Tweed Heads South

Come along to Epic Skate rink dressed up as your favourite Harry Potter character for an epic night of fun and skating! Entry is $12, skate hire $4.

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Friday August 10 thru to Sunday August 19 // Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills

It’s a Queensland institution and this year the Ekka is back with a bang. The Royal Queensland Show, at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds, will be bringing you all the classics – competitions, Side-show Alley, and loads of baby animals – as well as some new attractions, like the Ekka Cooking School and a 3D-augmented reality experience via the Ekka app.

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Now thru to Saturday August 11 from 5pm – 9pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Illuminate your senses and experience GLOW, a three-night festival of that will transform HOTA precinct into an enchanted illuminated setting featuring performances above and around, music, playful and immersive installations, culinary delights and more.

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Tuesday August 14 from 9.30am – 12.30pm // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Little Paccas, say hey to your fave pup, Duggee, this coming Tuesday! Kids can enjoy a live show, meet & greet and colour-and-construct their very own 3D paper Duggee to take home! Bookings essential.

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Saturday August 11 from 9am – 4pm // Suncorp Piazza, Grey St, South Bank

From kitchen chemistry to DIY science, fireballs, liquid nitrogen and more… catch a range of EXPLOSIVE science stage shows throughout the day on the Main Stage and enjoy some seriously fun science!

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Saturday August 11 at 10am & 1pm // HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Do you love to make things with your hands? Learn how to weave in circles with Gold Coast based artist Melissa Spratt. Play with the colour and feel of the wool to create a stunning platter to hang on your wall or to store your special things on. Every participant will also receive a bonus tapestry kit to take home and keep up your new weaving skills.

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Thursday August 16 from 9am – 10.30am // Coomera Anglican College, 8 Days Rd, Upper Coomera

Principal’s Tours are conducted each term throughout the year. These tours take place on campus focusing on the College’s ethos and curriculum. During the event you will hear from the College’s founding Principal, Dr Mark Sly and Head of Primary, Mr Graeme Kirkpatrick. Student leaders will conduct tours around the campus and escort you through the grounds pointing out specific areas and facilities. At the conclusion of the tour you will be invited to a morning tea and have the opportunity to meet and greet with key College personnel.

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On the lookout for family-friendly fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay? Check out our full list of calendar events…


For all of the best family-friendly events going on this week and aaaall month long in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, check out what we’ve got on the calendar!

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Market mad? Check out our calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art markets on this month in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!

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