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Top Events of the Week // September 14 – September 21, 2018

Top Events of the Week // September 14 – September 21, 2018

PACIFIC FAIR // SCIENCE FAIR
Sunday September 23 thru to Saturday October 6 from 10am – 3pm // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

The kids will be captivated by a world of seriously fun science these school holidays, with a truckload of science activities on at Pacific Fair! There are free hands-on workshops and exciting experiments to try, including slime making, neon bouncy balls and DIY sherbet for your little scientist. There’s something on every single day, so be sure to stop by for some slimy, slippery, science-y fun.

For more info visit pacificfair.com.au


TALLEBUDGERA COUNTRY FETE
Friday September 14 from 10am – 2pm // Tallebudgera State School, Tallebudgera

Seeking a ton of school fete fun! The Tallebudgera Country Fete is on today, with awesome activities like rock-climbing and mini Jeep driving, pony rides and animal farms, raffles with fantastic prizes and plenty of yummy food and treats on offer. It’s sure to be a jam-packed day of community spirit, so don’t miss out!

For more info visit www.facebook.com


ORCHID SPRING SHOW 2018
Friday September 14 & Saturday September 15 // Albert Waterways Community Centre, Mermaid Waters

Simply can’t wait for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers later this month? The Gold Coast’s own floral festival – the Orchid Spring Show – kicks off today, bringing colourful flowers and lush foliage to Mermaid Waters and promising a family day out like no other. Watch the orchid show being judged, or browse the many plants on display to take one home for yourself!

For more info visit www.facebook.com


SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Friday September 14 thru to Sunday September 23 // Pacific Parade, Currumbin

SWELL Sculpture Festival is back, and this year it promises more inspirational artwork than ever before! Watch as Currumbin is transformed by awe-inspiring sculptures by nationally and internationally-acclaimed artists, and stay around after nightfall to enjoy guided twilight walks, artist talks and artist-led workshops over the ten day festival.

For more info visit www.swellsculpture.com.au


VICTORY KIDS
Saturday September 15 from 8am – 10am // Corymbia Park, Jindalba Dr, Coomera

The FREE, fun fitness program designed to boost self-esteem and positive self-image is on again tomorrow, so bring your primary school-aged kids along for a morning of classic Victory Kids fun. Bring a chair and a coffee and watch as your kids come out of their shell and enjoy fun fitness and relationship-building activities.

For more info visit www.facebook.com


2018 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday September 15 & Sunday September 16 // Broadwater Parklands, Southport

There’s no sport quite like woodchopping, and this weekend the Gold Coast will host some of the best in the timbersports game when the STIHL Timbersports Australian Championships hit Broadwater Parklands. Expect nail-biting competition on the stage and a selection of food truck delicacies in the entertainment precinct.

For more info visit www.stihl.com.au


BRICKMAN AWESOME EXHIBITION
Saturday September 15 thru to Sunday October 14 // Dreamworld, Coomera

There’s always something to see and do at Dreamworld and, starting tomorrow, the Brickman Awesome Exhibition is sure to delight LEGO-loving visitors. The interactive display will feature 39 exclusive LEGO models, made with more than 2 million bricks and taking over 5000 hours to construct – it has to be seen to be believed!

For more info visit www.dreamworld.com.au


BOTANICAL BAZAAR
Sunday September 16 from 9am – 4pm // Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang

See over 100 green exhibitors, botanica art exhibition, a Beekeepers Open Day and enjoy tonnes of fun family activities, workshops and education talks led my celebrity gardeners and experts at the Botanical Bazaar. Then, relax in the gardens enjoying the food and live music on offer.

For more info visit www.botanicalbazaar.com.au


POWERKIDS // LITTLE ARTISTS AT PLAY
Tuesday September 18 from 9am – 12pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Come along to the last few Powerkids sessions before the September school holidays for plenty of free, creative fun! Kids aged 0-12 can play, imagine and explore with the multi-art form experiences, while also developing core learning skills and creativity.

For more info visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org


FREE COMMUNITY TALK // MENTAL HEALTH – IT’S NOT SO SCARY
Wednesday September 19 from 6.30pm – 7.30pm // Fabic Behaviour Clinic, Carrara

Experts in behaviour and psychology, the team at Fabic have partnered up with the Gold Coast City Council to bring the local community a series of workshops designed to tackle the tricky topics.

For more info visit www.fabic.com.au


KIDS COLLECTIVE // RUGBY PLAY AND STORYTIME AT PICNIC ISLAND GREEN
Thursday September 20 from 9am – 1pm // South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

Got a little rugby player, or a bookworm? Your kids will love the next Kids Collective program, which is on for FREE next Thursday! Bookings aren’t required, and the program is reset at regular intervals meaning you and your kids can come and go as you please.

For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au


THE GRUFFALO // LIVE ON STAGE!
Thursday September 20 thru to Thursday September 27 at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm (select days) // QUT Gardens Theatre, Brisbane City

The Gruffalo leaps off the page and onto the QUT Gardens Theatre stage in the live adaptation of the beloved children’s book, returning to Brisbane after enjoying sell-out seasons all over the world. Meet the eccentric, cunning and just plain mad characters in this unmissable production.

For more info visit www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au


TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS
Friday September 21 thru to Sunday September 30 // Toowoomba

The award-winning Carnival of Flowers is a yearly highlight for Toowoomba locals and tourists alike, and this year’s carnival is set to be the best one yet. Trek West to enjoy tours, floral gardens and parks, delicious food and tonnes of entertainment.

For more info visit www.tcof.com.au


BRISBANE FESTIVAL
Now thru to Saturday September 29 // Various locations, Brisbane

The Brisbane Festival will explode across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events like the iconic Sunsuper Riverfire. Don’t miss the best food, fun and festivities that Brisbane has to offer – head to the website to read the full program, and ensure you don’t miss a thing!

For more info visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au


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

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

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!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

SEPTEMBER MARKETS

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!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au


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