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GROUNDWATER COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday July 26 thru to Sunday July 28 // Various locations, Broadbeach

Groundwater Country Music Festival is returning for its seventh year, and it’s boasting a bumper line-up to celebrate. See performances by the reigning King and Queen of Australian Country Music, Lee Kernaghan and Beccy Cole, the winners at the 2019 Golden Guitars, The Wolfe Brothers, as well as the best and brightest artists in Australia’s country music scene.

www.groundwatercmf.com


ORACLE BROADBEACH’S BOOTYLICIOUS THROWDOWN
Friday July 26 thru to Sunday July 28 // The Oracle Broadbeach, Broadbeach

Get out your boots and get ready to scoot into the Oracle Boulevard’s saloons during this Groundwater Country Music Festival. Don’t have boots for World Cowboy Day? We have got you covered partner with your very own keepsake glass boot filled with a wide range of craft beers and cocktails served from the 26th to the 28th of July. The Oracle Boulevard’s saloons have something for every man, woman and their horse. Pony up, drink up and have a hoedown to some of the best Australian country music artists.

www.theoracleboulevard.com.au


SUPERCARS // IPSWICH SUPER SPRINT
Friday July 26 thru to Sunday July 28 // Queensland Raceway, Ipswich

There are non-stop thrills for all ages at the Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint, so round up your mates or your family and start planning a weekend packed full of action. Just an hour from Brisbane, Queensland Raceway offers one of the most accessible trackside experiences on the Supercars calendar, with easy parking and excellent vantage points around the circuit. Come and get your heart racing at Round 9 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship!

www.supercars.com


BALLOON ART WORKSHOP
Saturday July 27, from 10am to 3pm // Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Master the tools of the clown trade with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to make everyone’s favourite party trick – balloon art! Kids will love these balloon lessons to teach them how to twist and create some amazing balloon creations, whether it’s a poodle or a sunflower. It’s totally free!

www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


DRAX 4 KIDS
Saturday July 27, from midday // Dracula’s, Broadbeach

Your little vampires will never see another show like Drax4Kids, one of the best kids parties on the Gold Coast brought to you by the iconic Dracula’s Cabaret. Featuring pumping live rock music, special effects, comedy, puppetry, dancing and interactive games – it’s an unforgettable day out. The doors creak open for Drax4Kids Saturdays at midday. Bookings are essential. It’s the perfect kids “thing to do” on the Gold Coast, and the perfect kids party venue!

www.draculas.com.au


A WOMAN’S SONG
Saturday July 27, at 7.30pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Five remarkable Australian female artists will be collaborating in an exclusive one-off concert at HOTA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gold Coast MothersMilkBank Charity! A decade since the doors to their purpose-built facility first opened – providing screened and pasteurised donor mothers’ milk to families where the mother’s own is not available – HOTA is hosting an uplifting and deeply moving concert featuring the songs and voices of five other female artists, including Marcia Howard, Zardi, Parissa Bouas and Rebecca Karlen, with musical accompaniment by renowned Brisbane-based four-piece jazz and world music ensemble, Estampa.

www.hota.com.au


SLINGSBY’S THE YOUNG KING
Now thru to Saturday July 27 // QPAC, South Bank

The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. A cleverly staged immersive entry process brings the audience into the world of the show and casts the audience as the people of the kingdom. This is one performance the whole family will love!

www.qpac.com.au


SUNSETS BY SANCTUARY COVE
Saturday July 27 & Sunday July 28 // The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove

Sanctuary Cove is rolling out the red carpet for lovers of quality food, wine, beer and music with an all-new festival. Showcasing an exceptional range of food and beverages, chefs, wine and beer connoisseurs and gourmet food trucks – along with The Marine Village’s world-class restaurants – will serve up a mouth-watering experience for an expected 6000-plus visitors.

www.sunsetsbysanctuarycove.com.au


MT GRAVATT SHOW
Saturday July 27 & Sunday July 28 // Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Mt Gravatt

The annual Mt Gravatt Show is back for its 104th year, promising even more family fun and excitement than ever before. From farm animals to scream-tastic rides, as well as show bags, equestrian, live entertainment, arts and crafts, delicious food and so much more, there are a million reasons to pay the show a visit this year. Not to mention, it will certainly finish with a bang when the fireworks display explodes into the night sky on Saturday at 8pm.

www.mtgravattshow.com.au


GLOBAL TIGER DAY
Saturday July 27 thru to Monday July 29 // Dreamworld, Coomera

Paws for the cause and celebrate Global Tiger Day with Dreamworld this year! Have fun while helping save one of the world’s most magnificent animals by raising much needed funds through a range of family activities over three days. Try the scavenger hunt, book an experience with the brand-new cubs, Javi and Zakari, get in on the activities and buy tiger merchandise. It’s family fun for a great cause!

www.dreamworld.com.au


SECRETS FROM A BEAUTY INSIDER // MAKEUP CLASSES
Sunday July 28, 9am & 2.30pm // Ricocco Hair, Southport

Amanda Ramsay – the beauty insider – is hosting not one but two makeup masterclasses on the Goldy this Sunday! The first: a hands-on makeup class for busy superwomen, which will show you how to create luminous, fresh, healthy, younger looking skin. From skincare prep to choosing the right foundation, covering under eye bags, lifting & brightening your eyes, you’ll learn Amanda’s Ultimate 5 Minute Makeup to get the glow fast, every single day! Then, in her Smoky Eyes workshop at 2.30pm, discover the secret to transform your everyday/office makeup to event-ready in a flash. The two-hour hands-on smoky eyes workshop is inspired by winter warmer colours and includes a free glass of champagne.

www.amandaramsay.com.au


QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Now thru to Sunday July 28 // Various locations, Brisbane

For over 20 years, the Queensland Music Festival has delivered the gift of music to over a million people across more than 100 locations throughout Queensland. On the 2019 line-up, ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ has positioned 20 painted pianos around the city for you to discover, ‘Twilight in the Red Box’ on July 14 and 21 allows you to sit back and relax while watching the sun set over the Brisbane skyline in an intimate concert series, and ‘The Little Green Road to Fairyland’ delivers a magical fairytale for little lovers of music and dance.

www.qmf.org.au


ROALD DAHL’S REVOLTING RHYMES & DIRTY BEASTS
Now thru to Sunday July 28 // La Boite Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove

Think you know the stories of the Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks or Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again! Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show that takes the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranges them with surprising and hilarious twists. It will delight and disgust in equal measures. Don’t miss the return of this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine.

www.laboite.com.au


STORYFEST PRESENTS ANDY GRIFFITHS
Monday July 29, from 11am // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

Storyfest brings to the Gold Coast, Australia’s favourite children’s author – Andy Griffiths. Andy has added thirteen new levels of crazy fun to his fantastic ever-growing treehouse. So what are you waiting for? Come on up! Join Andy as he walks you through the new levels – prepare yourself for laugh-out-loud story telling.

www.hota.com.au


LITTLE PACCAS // RAINBOW DESSERT MAKING
Tuesday July 30, at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm // Cowch Dessert Bar, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Come into Cowch Dessert Bar to build your own colourful dessert bowl – the more rainbow, the better! Choose from ice cream, rainbow cake, fairy floss, 100’s & 1000’s, lollies, deluxe sprinkles and edible confetti when making your creation, then go crazy gobbling it up. This event is totally free, but spaces are limted – the first 150 Little Paccas members to reserve their spot will be able to get creative with their own sugary masterpieces.

www.pacificfair.com.au


PREMIERE // THE HUNTING
Thursday August 1, at 8.30pm // SBS

Starring Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh, The Hunting intimately and dramatically imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families throughout the lead up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. Tackling themes of misogyny, privacy, sexuality and sexualisation, online exploitation, masculinity and gender, the series uses this singular event as a way of exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of modern, multicultural Australia.

www.youtube.com


NIGHT NOODLE MARKET
Now thru to Sunday August 4 // South Bank Parklands, South Bank

Brisbane’s Night Noodle Market is back at the end of this month, delivering plenty of noodles, dumplings and other Asian staples to sink your teeth into – but all with a fun twist. Pick up dessert gyozas and fluffy bao buns, then chow down by the river looking back at Brisbane city’s skyline. This year the sizzling food market under the stars will once again be packed with exciting and oh-so-fresh Asian-influenced flavours from the likes of Hoy Pinoy, Gelato Messina, Shallot Thai, Bangkok Street Food, Twistto & Waffleland, as well as some new and exciting stallholders.

www.goodfoodmonth.com


MUSICAL // SCHOOL OF ROCK
Now thru to Sunday August 11 // QPAC, South Bank

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

www.qpac.com.au


AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMAS
Now thru to Sunday August 18 // City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

The Openair Cinemas are back, this year at a brand-new home: the iconic Botanic Gardens. An exciting festival program of food and films are on the menu once again, with a host of festival-vibe entertainment, an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Rocketman, Men in Black: International, X-men: Dark Phoenix, Yesterday, and Spiderman: Far from Home. Little and big kids alike will rejoice at screenings of family films such as Aladdin, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Toy Story 4. And there’s so much more to look forward to…

www.openaircinemas.com.au


JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Now thru to Saturday October 5 // Brisbane Arts Theatre, Petrie Terrace

James and the Giant Peach is back in Roald Dahl’s classic tale, a favourite for young and old, and a great introduction to live theatre. One day James meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known. When James accidentally spills the bag near an old peach tree, the most incredible things start to happen.

www.artstheatre.com.au


NASA – A HUMAN ADVENTURE
Now thru to Saturday October 19 // Queensland Museum, South Bank

Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken. Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight, and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology. NASA – A Human Adventure is the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world, featuring an extraordinary collection of more than 250 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs.

www.space.qm.qld.gov.au


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

JULY CALENDAR

For all of the best family-friendly events going on this week and all 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


JULY MARKETS

Market mad? Check out our market 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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AUGUST CALENDAR

For all of the best family-friendly events going on this week and all 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 market 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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