Sunday October 7 from 11am ‘til 4pm // Thomas Drive, Chevron Island
Everyone loves a village street party, especially when it’s free! Celebrate GC is bringing fun for the whole family to Chevron Island, with live tunes all afternoon, arts and crafts, skateboarding, roller derby demos, a silent disco and local street food. There will be a HOTA ArtLab, a beauty bar and even a Castle and Cubby Play Village.
LIGHT THE NIGHT
Friday October 5 from 5.30pm // Cultural Forecourt, South Bank & Broadwater Parklands, Southport
Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s evening lantern walk, where Australians come together and transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light to beat blood cancer and remember loved ones lost. Family-friendly entertainment and food will also be available, so be sure to book in to attend this important fundraising event.
SURFERS PARADISE KIDS WEEK // FINAL MASCOT DANCE PARTY
Friday October 5 from 5.40pm ‘til 6pm // Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise
See off Surfers Paradise Kids Week the right way, dancing ‘til you drop in the very last Mascot Dance Party before the free, family-friendly festival finishes up tonight. Bust a move with all of your favourite Surfers Paradise mascots. Meet outside Mövenpick Ice Cream for a dance party like no other!
MEET THE SENSES
Now thru to Friday October 5 from 10am ‘til 1pm // Robina Town Centre, Robina
Heighten your senses at Robina Town Centre, with these five FREE sense-ational, kid-friendly activities! Put your sniffing skills to the ultimate test with ‘Smell-A-Vision’ or dance in a music bubble at ‘Sounds Like Fun’. Kinetic sand will have you ‘Feelin’ Arty’, while ‘Taste Bud Time’ will have your tastebuds tingling! Finally, make your very own take-home placemat, or play eye spy at the rainbow realm of ‘Kal-Eye-Do’.
OKTOBERFEST AT NIGHTQUARTER // KIDS DANCE PARTY
Friday October 5 & Saturday October 6 // NightQuarter, Helensvale
Frau and Fräuleins, get ready to don your lederhosen and dance like you’ve never danced before! From the Chicken Dance to the Floss, and even some traditional German dances too, there’s no better place to welcome in Oktoberfest than at NightQuarter. Then, be sure to grab a cheese kransky to reward your hard work when you’re done.
OKTOBERFEST BRISBANE // FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOP
Saturday October 6 from 11am ‘til 5pm // KinderZone, Brisbane Showgrounds
Oktoberfest is back! Get in on all of the fun of Australia’s largest German festival with a number of family-friendly events. If your kids love crafts, Oktoberfest Brisbane’s Flower Crown Making Workshop is the place to be! Bring the kids down for some hands-on fun creating these beautiful hand-made accessories, with the workshop hosted by Brisbane-based arts organisation, Bazil Grumble.
CRAFTED BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL (18+ EVENT)
Saturday October 6 from 12pm ‘til 8.30pm // Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
This year’s Crafted Festival is set to be even bigger and better than the last, with a jam-packed afternoon and evening of celebrations in store. Over 35 breweries from near and far will bring along over 150 craft beers, ciders and ginger beers, perfect to sip on while you enjoy the live music and chomp down on some delicious eats from some of South East Queensland’s finest food trucks.
AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMAS // THE INCREDIBLES 2
Saturday October 6 at 6pm // Rainforest Green, South Bank
The world’s favourite super family are back in their long-awaited film! Follow the Incredibles on their mission to protect the world from evil, while eating yummy food and indulging in Häagen-Dazs ice cream under the stars. There’s no better way to see a movie than at the Openair Cinemas!
PACIFIC FAIR // SCIENCE FAIR
Now thru to Saturday October 6 from 10am ‘til 3pm // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
The kids will be captivated by a world of seriously fun science with the last few days of Pacific Fair’s drop-in style science labs. Free workshops include a Glow in the Dark Bubble Slime Experiment, Neon Bouncy Ball Making Experiment, a sherbet making experiment and loads more science-tastic fun!
Saturday October 6 & Sunday October 7 // Coolangatta Beach, Coolangatta
It’s one of biggest events on the Ironman calendar, and the Coolangatta Gold is back this weekend. See athletes from far surf ski, swim, board and run their way to the finish line, including a youth event that’s specifically designed for aspiring lifesavers and future ocean and beach event competitors (under 11’s to under 16’s). It’s not an event to be missed!
THE VILLAGE MARKETS TURN 10
Sunday October 7 from 8.30am ‘til 1pm // Burleigh Heads State School, Burleigh Heads
One of the Gold Coast’s favourite markets is turning 10! The Village Markets are throwing a party to celebrate this massive milestone, complete with live music acts like Mitch King and Tones & I, creative workshops and stalls run by some of TVM’s biggest brands – including Children of the Tribe, Duke of London and Kivari. It’s not a market to miss, so make sure you pencil it in your diaries.
JUSTINE CLARKE // SILLY SONGS TOUR 2018
Sunday October 7 at 10am // QPAC, South Bank
The homegrown queen of children’s entertainment, Justine Clarke, will take fans through a marvellous musical cacophony on her Silly Songs Tour. Performing her favourite songs as well as hits from her TV show and new album, audiences will love singing, dancing and laughing along with Justine as she shares songs that make you smile, clap and stomp like a dinosaur.
LAH-LAH’S 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Now thru to Sunday October 7 // Gold Coast & Brisbane
Come and party with stars of ABC KIDS Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band as they celebrate their 10th birthday! Lah-Lah and the crew are touring Australia right now, bringing they’re colourful, funny, stripy show on the road to a venue near you! Party to their ‘best of’ album and help them celebrate ten great years of entertainment.
KIDS EXHIBITION // TONY ALBERT: WE CAN BE HEROES
Now thru to Sunday October 7 // GOMA, South Bank
We can all be empowered by overcoming our fears, and Tony Albert has collaborated with children and artists from Warakurna to teach kids exactly that. View a number of artworks in the exhibition space, including the photographic series Warakurna – Superheroes 2017 and illuminated paintings featuring the Mamu, the fearful trickster spirits found in Warakurna, before the kids create their very own digital superhero identity, assemble a monster using collage or bring imaginative creatures to life.
WORLD PARACHUTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday October 7 thru to Sunday October 13 // Sports Super Centre, Runaway Bay
The fun and excitement of the World Parachuting Championships kicks off this weekend, when the best skydivers from around the world compete for the top spot, all the while soaring over the blue waters and golden sands of the Gold Coast. Have a go in the mobile wind tunnel or watch the parachutists land, pack parachutes and jump again from the big screen of the Sports Super Centre.
LITTLE PACCAS KIDS CLUB // BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP (FREE EVENT)
Tuesday October 9 thru to Friday October 12 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
Little Paccas, there is a FREE Build-A-Bear workshop happening this coming week! Kids will construct and bring to life their very own bear to take home and will receive a birth certificate for their new furry friend.
LITTLE ARTLAB // I AM THIS BIG!
Wednesday October 10 at 10am & 1pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Kids are given free rein to explore their unique and bright personalities, making life-size portraits by tracing around their bodies and filling them in with their own unique selection of colour, shape, line and texture. Children under five are invited to come along to the one-hour class with their parents or carers.
WESTFIELD COOMERA GRAND OPENING
Thursday October 11 thru to Sunday October 14 // Westfield, Coomera
Westfield Coomera will pull out all stops with four full days of festivities, including live music, retailer offers, roaming entertainment, art installations, complimentary fresh food carts, pop-up activations, homewares giveaways, night time fireworks and more, as they open their doors for the first time. Key launch events include store openings and ribbon cutting from 9am, unveiling of ‘The Backyard’, LEGO Immersive Zone, roaming kids entertainment, community lantern installation and workshops, live music and fireworks!
BRICKMAN AWESOME EXHIBITION
Now thru to Sunday October 14 // Dreamworld, Coomera
School holidays just got a bit more awesome with the ultimate Dreamworld experience – the new Brickman Awesome LEGO® brick exhibition – now open! The dedicated interactive display contains 39 exclusive LEGO® brick models, totalling more than 2 million bricks and clocking up over 5,000 hours of build-time.
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