2015 Sand Safari
Friday February 13 thru to Sunday March 1 // Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise
For two magical weeks the Surfers Paradise Foreshore will come to life with a sand-tastic display of sculpting talent as part of the 2015 Sand Safari. Families are encouraged to visit and watch the stories unfold as sculptors interpret the theme of ‘Magical Friendships’, presented by Disney, where international sand sculptors battle it out for the coveted title and visitors vote for their favourite finished product for the People’s Choice Award. Sand Safari offers plenty of free activities for families and children alike including beachfront sand sculpting workshops, sand art, sand bottle making and more!
For more info visit www.surfersparadise.com
Laser Light Shows at Robina Town Centre
Now thru to Saturday February 14 & Thursday February 19 thru to Saturday February 21 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm // The Promenade, Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Dr (off Robina Parkway), Robina
Robina Town Centre is set to light up Gold Coast skies by night, with a series of spectacular, free laser light shows taking place lakeside on The Promenade during February, including Valentine’s Day! Using innovative laser graphic technology, a series of moving images will be projected onto an impressive 25 metre wide ‘Aqua-Screen’ positioned in the lake. This will create a stunning holographic vision and tell a unique story for audiences to enjoy. The laser light spectacle will also be synchronised with surround-sound music, transforming a typical visit to The Promenade into an extraordinary feast for the senses!
For more info visit www.robinatowncentre.com.au
Mumzbuzz Valentine’s Day Soiree
Friday February 13 from 9.30am – 11.30am // Tabatinga, Seagulls Leagues Club, Gollan Dr, Tweed Heads
Join in for a special Valentine’s Day Soiree, packed with giveaways, scrumptious food, talented vendors and loads of fun for the little (and the young at heart) kids! The morning will include morning tea for the mums and children (due to allergy reasons, only water and fruit is allowed to be brought into the centre) whilst the kids enjoy cupcake decorating, and playing in vast activities that Tabatinga has to offer. Tickets are just $30 (admits one adult and one child under and one child over 12 months of age).
For more info visit www.mumzbuzz.com.au
The BIG Book Sale
Friday February 13 from 4pm – 7pm & Saturday February 14 from 8am – 2pm // Albert Waterways Community Centre, 61 Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters
The only thing that beats a big book is a big book sale, and the library has that covered as well! Be at Albert Waterways Community Centre (behind the Broadbeach Branch Library) on Friday February 13 & Saturday February 14 to grab a great book bargain, and support programs in your local libraries. The library has withdrawn some of their older stock to make way for new books so, whether you are looking for fiction or non-fiction, big books or little books, romances or mysteries, there will be something for everyone, all priced to sell. The money that’s raised from the sale will be put back into the library programs so, not only do you get to take home and keep some fabulous books, you also get to enjoy more wonderful programs.
For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library
Marketta Arts Creative
Friday February 13 from 5pm – 10pm // Rabbit + Cocoon Creative Precinct, 23 Hillcrest Pde, Miami
Set in the grounds of the Rabbit + Cocoon creative precinct, come on down this Friday night and watch Miami come alive with this month’s Miami Marketta Arts Creative. We’re talking live local music, great food with a great atmosphere and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the range of independent designer and artist market stalls to browse and pick up some unique beauties to stash away for those upcoming birthday pressies! Come and support your community and enjoy a free evening with the family, with perhaps a little bit of shopping too.
For more info visit www.miamimarketta.com
Wine & Untangle
Friday February 13 from 6pm – 8.30pm // Mrs Red’s Art Room, 151 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads
PARENTS! This evening is for YOU to come along to Mrs Red’s art room for an enjoyable evening of relaxing and letting that inner child escape by doodling, colouring and chatting. BYO drink/nibbles and the class with cost you $25 per person. All art materials and theme supplied. No skill necessary and you receive a very guided class with a lot of fun to be had. Art therapy at its best! Bookings are essential, so round up your mama friends and book your spot!
Fine Food & Farmers’ Market – Palm Beach
Saturday February 14 from 6am – 11am // Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Dr, Palm Beach
A truly great spot for a market, the PBC Markets started with around 50 stallholders and less than a year later consistently featured up to 80 stallholders and thousands of shoppers every week. Another great fresh and value-added food and farmers market with all of the fantastic produce you’ve come to expect. Bring your basket as there’s free on-street parking, wheelchair accessible and bike racks are available.
For more info visit www.yourlocalmarkets.com.au
Fine Food & Farmers’ Market – Helensvale
Saturday February 14 from 6am – 11.30am // Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Dr, Helensvale
A brand new location for our favourite local farmers’ market! Another great fresh and value-added food and farmers market with all of the fantastic produce you’ve come to expect. Bring your basket, bring the family and make a morning adventure out of it!
For more info visit www.yourlocalmarkets.com.au
Saturday February 14 at 9.00am for ages 6-GR3 & 11.30am for GR4+ // Mrs Red’s Art Room, 151 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads
Saturday art classes for your budding artist! The cost for this class is $29 and bookings are essential as classes are extremely popular! Each week varies as to what art activity the kids will tackle.
Gold Coast AFL Open Day
Saturday February 14 from 9am – 1pm // Metricon Stadium, Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Carrara
Love your AFL? Then you may want to get to Metricon Stadium this Saturday for the massive Gold Coast AFL Open Day event! The day will be packed with everything AFL featuring heaps of entertainment and activities for the whole family including the AFL Playground, inflatable jumping castle, rock climbing wall, animal farm, roving entertainment, face painting, Sunny Ray will be in attendance – and so much more on offer!
For more info visit www.goldcoastfc.com.au/openday
Fifty Shades of Grey – Valentine’s Day Gold Class Sessions
Saturday February 14 from 12pm (check your nearest cinema location for details) // Event Cinemas
Spend your Valentine’s Day with Mr Grey (and your loved one). Enjoy the Valentine’s Day package in the luxury of Gold Class with two glasses of Mumm champagne on arrival, you’ll enjoy sweet corn and chicken dumplings, cheese arancini, Vietnamese spring rolls, signature Peking duck pancakes and side sauces, mezze tasting plate to share and finish off with a dessert tasting plate. The cost is $175 and available for sessions after 12pm only.
For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au
Marketta Street Food
Saturday February 14 from 4pm – 10pm // Rabbit + Cocoon Creative Precinct, 23 Hillcrest Pde, Miami
A night food market experience. Soak up and indulge in the tastes of the world whilst listening to blues, jazz or flamenco music at the Marketta Street Food any Saturday night of the month. Street performers and buskers will keep you and the kids entertained throughout the open air private street of Rabbit + Cocoon art’s precinct. It’s free entry, its family friendly and there’s live entertainment, so pack the kids in the car and have dinner served up by someone else this Saturday night!
For more info visit www.miamimarketta.com
Movies in the Park – Ghostbusters (PG)
Saturday February 14 at 7pm // Paradise Point Parklands, The Esplanade, Paradise Point
There is no better way to spend a hot summer’s night than slouching back under the stars in the great outdoors watching a movie. The GCCC will provide the movie and the venue, so just grab a rug, bring a picnic or support your local community food vendors there and have a great fun night out with family or friends!
For more info visit www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/moviesinthepark
The Village Markets
Sunday February 15 from 8.30am – 1pm // Burleigh Heads State School Oval, 1750 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
The Village Markets is the Gold Coast’s first and largest fashion and lifestyle market. A free market to attend, TVM features up to 100 carefully edited emerging designer, vintage clothing and accessories, homewares and art stalls, plus live local music and gourmet eats. It’s more than just a market; it’s a fun family friendly morning out with your friends and your little ones.
For more info visit www.thevillagemarketsgc.com.au
Sunday February 15, Monday February 16 & Tuesday February 17 // North Burleigh SLSC, 293 The Esplanade, Miami
Surfs up every Sunday, Monday & Tuesday night at the North Burleigh SLSC when 2 x adults and 2 x kids can dine for $50! Adults can choose from a caesar or chicken caesar salad, chicken schnitzel, lasagne, trawler basket, pork sirloin or barramundi, while the kids can select from the Nippers menu. Let someone else do the cooking and treat the family to an early week night out!
For more info visit www.surfclubaustralia.com
Free Children’s First Aid Awareness
Monday February 16 from 9am – 11am // Paradise First Aid, Shop 15 Pacific Square, 2532 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
Each day, thousands of children in Australia require medical attention and countless others are taken to the hospital for treatment. The Babies and Children First Aid Awareness course provides participants with basic first aid and resuscitation training. Training is offered free to all participants. This course is not suitable for those needing a first aid certificate for work or further study.
For more info visit www.paradisefirstaid.com.au
Kids Eat Free Mondays
Monday February 16 from 6pm // Southport Sharks, Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Ave’s, Southport
Children 12 years and under eat for free from the buffet with every full-paying adult in Frenzy Food Court at Southport Sharks on Monday evenings from 6pm. The adult buffet price is $28 for members and $32 for guests. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 07 5532 1155.
For more info visit www.southportsharks.com.au
Create Your Business Website
Thursday February 19 from 5pm – 6pm // Helensvale Branch Library, Helensvale Plaza, Cnr Lindfield Rd & Sir John Overall Dr, Helensvale
If you run a small business, especially one selling handmade items, you might like to think about your online presence. Do people know what you make, and where they can buy it? Do you have new products that past customers may be interested in? You can make this information available online. You can start out small and scale it up as you expand. You can keep things flexible so you can add a shopping cart option later on. If you would like to learn how to set-up an inexpensive website for your business, using tools that are freely available, join James Pollock at, and get started on your business website.
For more info or to book your spot call 07 5581 1625
Chinese New Year at Sanctuary Cove
Thursday February 19 thru to Sunday February 22 from 6.30pm // The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove
Sanctuary Cove is welcoming in the 2015 Chinese New Year with a free 4-day celebration to salute the Year of the Sheep. A range of family fun activities will be on offer including traditional lion dancing, fire cracker and kung fu displays, Chinese-inspired craft workshops, entertainment and authentic cuisine.
The whole family will be entertained by exhilarating performances featuring colourful lion dancers, as well as a fire cracker and a kung fu display, at 6.30pm daily and 12.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Everyone can get involved in the weekend’s traditional Chinese activities and workshops with Griffith University’s Tourism Confucius Institute, which includes kite masking, mask painting and Chinese calligraphy.
For more info visit www.sanctuarycove.com
Gold Coast Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo
Friday February 20 thru to Sunday February 22 from 9am – 4pm // Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Dr, Bundall
The 2015 Gold Coast Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo will be one of the region’s largest events of its kind. Over 100 local and regional companies will be involved, displaying the very latest caravans, camper trailers, motor homes, water sports, camping gear, trailers, boating and more. The event will also feature some great daily entertainment and major prize draws!
For more info visit www.goldcoastexpo.com.au