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CIRCUS RIO
Now thru to Sunday August 26 // Rotary Park, Palm Beach

Australia’s biggest circus is coming to town! With samba and ballet dancers, soaring and dangling aerialists, tightrope walkers and SO much more, a night with Circus Rio is one you won’t forget!

For more info visit www.circusrio.com


LUIS AND THE ALIENS // ADVANCED SCREENING
Sunday August 26 at 10am // Various locations, Event Cinemas

It’s set to be one of the funniest, craziest and most out of this world kids’ films of the year, and you can see it before it’s officially released! Meet Luis and watch his alien adventure this Sunday and experience the fun family activities before the movie for just $11 by simply becoming an Event Cinemas member.

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au


STRAWBERRY JAM PICNIC PARK DAY
Saturday August 25 from 10am – 3pm // Aquis Park, Bundall

Strawberry jam fan, or simply just fancy a picnic? Head down to Aquis Park this Saturday for a trackside picnic and day of family fun – with virtual reality games, face painting, giant Angry Birds, cookie decorating, felt-mask making, a petting zoo, pony rides, food trucks and so much more, there’s seriously something for everyone!

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


TECHNICOLOUR MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday August 25 from 11.30am – 5.30pm // Multicultural Community Centre, Newmarket

For the past six years, the Technicolour Multicultural Festival has brought people from all walks of life together for a day filled with laughs, love and colour. It’s all about community spirit at Technicolour, with different groups showcasing and celebrating what makes them unique through food, music, dance and so much more. It’s free to enter, so mark it in your calendar!

For more info visit www.facebook.com


PEACH TREE VINTAGE GALA
Saturday August 25 from 7pm – 11pm // Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Take a step back in time to the golden age this Saturday, with Peach Tree’s Vintage Gala! Enjoy an evening chatting under the twinkling fairy lights of Brisbane City Hall’s hidden courtyard, or dancing beneath the vaulted ceilings and chandeliers of the refurbished Brisbane Room, all in support of Peach Tree, which provides much needed support and education for QLD’s expecting, new and existing parents.

For more info visit www.peachtree.org.au


BURLEIGH BBQ LOW ‘N’ SLOW CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday August 25 & Sunday August 26 // Ed Hardy Park, North Burleigh

It’s that time of year! If you live for the sizzle and smoke of a great barbecue, make sure you’re at Ed Hardy Park this weekend for the fourth annual Burleigh BBQ Championships! Watch the 50 BBQ teams compete for the title of Best BBQ’er or sink your teeth into the food on offer at the 15 stalls of local food producers and vendors who will participate in this unique event. Entry is free!

For more info visit www.burleighbbq.com


MAMA & CUB CRAFT WORKSHOP
Wednesday August 29 from 9.30am – 11am // The Craft Parlour, Palm Beach

Get crafty at The Craft Parlour this coming Wednesday with the highly-anticipated Mama & Cub craft workshop! Connect with like-minded mummas (or pappas, or aunties, or grandpas!) as you craft and create with your under-fives in The Craft Parlour’s gorgeous courtyard.

For more info visit www.thecraftparlour.com.au


FREE COMMUNITY TALK // PARENTING BEHAVIOUR TIPS
Thursday August 30 // Address confirmed on booking

Having cranky kid troubles, or just needing a bit of extra parenting advice? The behaviour experts at Fabic have teamed up with the Gold Coast’s Active & Healthy Program to deliver free community talks and wellbeing workshops at their specialist centre in Carrara. Come along to their talk on ‘Parenting Behaviour Tips’ this coming Thursday, or check out their list of upcoming talk topics on their website.

For more info visit www.fabic.com.au


CIRCUS RIO
Thursday August 30 thru to Sunday September 9 // Lismore Showground, Lismore

Australia’s biggest circus is coming to town! With samba and ballet dancers, soaring and dangling aerialists, tightrope walkers and SO much more, a night with Circus Rio is one you won’t forget!

For more info visit www.circusrio.com


TRACKY DACK DAY
Friday August 31

It doesn’t get much more Australian than donning a pair of ‘tracky dacks’ to show solidarity and support for hospitalised kids, and that’s exactly what next Friday – Tracky Dack Day – is all about! Rock your tracky dacks to work or around town, and get your kids in their comfiest trackies to raise money for TLC for Kids.

For more info visit www.trackydackday.com


GOLD COAST BEACH BAZAAR // OPENING WEEKEND
Friday August 31 thru to Sunday September 1 // 103 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Get excited! The Gold Coast Beach Bazaar is set to open this coming weekend, delivering delicious food and drinks from a number of exciting vendors, and all of the fun of the Gold Coast Snow Park right there on site!

For more info visit www.gcbeachbazaar.com


GOLD COAST SHOW
Friday August 31 thru to Sunday September 2 // Broadwater Parklands and Owen Park, Southport

When it comes to weekend fun for the whole family, it doesn’t get much better than the Gold Coast Show! For 112 years, the Show has delivered entertainment, animals, arts and crafts, great food and soooo much more, but this year, there’s just one difference – entry is totally free! That’s right, you can take your family to see all of the action at Broadwater Parklands and nearby Owen Park and the Southport Pony Club for FREE.

For more info visit www.goldcoastshow.com.au


THE JELLYFISH BLOOM
Now thru to Friday September 7 // Robina Town Centre, Robina

As if we needed another reason to head to Robina Town Centre?! This incredible interactive light installation has giant illuminated jellyfish dotted around the centre – watch how they flash when you walk beneath them! Scout around the shopping centre to find all of them yourself, or head to the website for their locations.

For more info visit www.robinatowncentre.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…

AUGUST 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

AUGUST 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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