Laser Light Shows at Robina Town Centre
Now 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

Gold Coast Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo
Now 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

Chinese New Year at Sanctuary Cove
Now thru to Sunday February 22 // 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

2015 Sand Safari
Now 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

Fine Food & Farmers’ Market – Palm Beach
Saturday February 21 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 21 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 Kids
Saturday February 21 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! This week the kids will be working with soft pastels and will draw a replica of the photo image on the right, focusing on reflections and placement of transparent objects. 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.

For more info email create@mrsredsartroom.com.au or visit www.mrsredsartroom.com.au

Magic in Paradise
Saturday February 21 thru to Sunday April 19 // Paradise Centre, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

Come see the Paradise Centre transform into a magical wonderland from February 21 – April 19. There will be magic shows, face painting, storytime and arts and crafts each weekend until the end of March. This weekend’s timetable is: 1pm – 2pm Sand Art Arts & Crafts, 2pm – 2.30pm Magic Show, 2.30pm – 3.30pm Sand Art Arts & Crafts and 3.30pm Storytime. Arts and crafts, magic shows and storytime will be in a magical room located on the ground floor next to Factorie.

For more info visit www.paradisecentre.net.au

Marketta Street Food
Saturday February 21 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 – Mr Peabody & Sherman (PG)
Saturday February 21 at 7pm // Lawrence Hinde Park, Explorers Way, Worongary

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

Fun Sail
Saturday February 21 & Sunday February 22 from 9am – 10.30am // Southport Yacht Club, 1 Macarthur Pde, Main Beach

A great way of getting on the water is to come along to the Southport Yacht Club’s Fun Sail sessions. No experience is required and it is a fantastic way to introduce your children to the sport! The instructors will teach all they need to know to get out on the water and sail safely. They stay by their side encouraging the kids the whole way through and always making sure they’re having fun!

For more info visit www.southportyachtclub.com.au

Pixar Film Festival – Toy Story (G)
Saturday February 21 & Sunday February 22 from 10am // Various locations, Event Cinemas

All your favourite films are back on the big screen at the 2015 Pixar Film Festival. Tickets are only $8 each and include a special Pixar activity book to guide you through the festival. Plus, every week there will be a new collector card for each film as well as prizes for best dressed person at every screening! Bring the kids along early so they can join in the pre-film activities at your local cinema. Dust off your costumes and join us at the exclusive Pixar film festival.

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au

Art & Craft Beach Market
Sunday February 22 from 8am – 2pm // Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads

Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, the weird and the wonderful has never been easier. With all your favourite stalls and new stalls starting every week there is always plenty of unique Australian made products on offer at the Gold Coast’s famous art and craft markets. Large, colourful and a buzz with atmosphere, if you’re looking for a fun family stroll out this Sunday, come and hang out on the beachfront for a unique market shopping experience.

For more info visit www.artandcraft.com.au

The Village Markets
Sunday February 22 from 8am – 1pm // Paradise Point Parklands, The Esplanade, Paradise Point

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

Disabled Surfers Association’s Hands On Day
Sunday February 22 from 9am – 1pm // Len Wort Park, Flat Rock Beach, Currumbin

The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia (DSAA) is a not-for-profit, total voluntary organisation which sets world’s best practice for Disabled Surfers and puts “Smiles On Dials” at events all around Australia and New Zealand.

For more info visit www.disabledsurfers.org

Family Five-0
Sunday February 22, Monday February 23 & Tuesday February 24 // 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

Kids Eat Free Mondays
Monday February 23 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

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday from 5pm – 10pm // The Foreshore, Surfers Paradise

Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, treasure hunters, bargain spotters and after-dinner walkers make their way to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets to wander along the coastal stretch of more than 120 market stalls, while live entertainers set a casual mood in their performance. Why not make a night of it and head into Surfers Paradise for a markets and dinner family night out. Visit one of the many restaurants and cafes, and have a truly magical night in the city.

For more info call 07 5584 3700

Community Talks – Myths Around Mental Health
Thursday February 26 from 5.30pm – 7pm // Somerset College, Great Hall, Somerset Dve, Mudgeeraba

There is a fear of the unknown and ‘Mental Health’ is an unknown to many people. Be introduced to a different approach of understanding ‘Mental Health issues’ including ‘bipolar, schizophrenia and personality disorders’. The focus of this talk will be on ‘responsibility’ and how with learning self-responsibility, the mental health status of many can be changed.

For more info call 07 5530 5099

Marketta Arts Creative
Friday February 27 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



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