Thoroughbreds or polo ponies? Musicals or markets?
Beat the summer heat at one of the top Brisbane events this weekend. Whether you want to get fit, pig out or party on, there’s something to suit you.
Cirque du Soleil’s latest and greatest show is only in town for one more weekend. The beautiful costumes and amazing acrobatics of Kooza are sure to capture your imagination and get your pulse racing. Make sure you don’t miss out!
Under the Grand Chapiteau. 1 Airport Dr, Brisbane Airport
TICKETS: From $80pp
DATES: Show times vary; check website for details
After delighting audiences around the world, the multi-award winning show has burst onto the Brisbane stage. Matilda the Musical is perfect for the whole family – get ready to be swept up in the magic.
Lyric Theatre, QPAC. Corner of Grey St & Melbourne St, South Brisbane
TICKETS: From $55pp
DATES: Until Sunday, February 12
Be taken on a journey of the senses at Sea World’s Carnivale! Pop-up food stalls, roving entertainers and plenty of hands-on activities will keep the whole family entertained. It’s the perfect day out for the whole family.
Sea World Dr, Gold Coast
TICKETS: Adults $20pp | Children $10pp | Family passes available
DATES: From 6pm on Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7
Keep that New Year’s resolution of getting toned, tanned, fit and ready by heading along to the free Pound Fitness class. The full-body cardio jam session will get your blood pumping.
Opposite Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
DATES: From 7am on Saturday, January 7
Ladies Day at the Gold Coast Turf Club will kickstart Magic Millions Week with a brand-new entertainment precinct – Racelandia. With some of the nations best DJs, including Will Sparks, Mashd N Kutcher and Brooklyn hitting the decks it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the fashion, food, culture and non-stop entertainment that a day at the races provides.
Racecourse Dr, Bundall, Surfers Paradise
TICKETS: From $45pp
DATES: Gates open at 1pm on Saturday, January 7
The Brisbane Roar is back and ready to take on the mighty Newcastle Jets as Season 12 of the Hyundai A-League gets well underway. Grab your tickets and get your orange on because this season is one not to be missed!
40 Castlemaine St, Milton
TICKETS: From $16pp
DATES: From 4.35pm on Saturday, January 7
For a great night out on the Gold Coast, head along to the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club Night Markets. Indulge in some barefoot bowls and groove to some smooth tunes, hang out in the beer garden and enjoy some of the best food from the food trucks. There’s even fashion, arts and crafts to peruse.
9 Markeri St, Gold Coast
DATES: 4pm-9pm on Saturday, January 7
The Jeep Magic Millions Carnival has added polo to an already packed program of events. Get ready to stomp some divots and back your favourite team of polo ponies as they thunder around the pitch.
Doug Jennings Park, Seaworld Dr, Gold Coast
TICKETS: From $15.30pp
DATES: From 11.30am on Sunday, January 8
If you need a place to chill this Sunday with some scrumptious food, great tunes and awesome drink specials then look no further than the Summer Sunday Fiesta at Tamborine Mountain Memorial Sports Centre. With an early kick-off you won’t even have to worry about getting to work on Monday!
Tamborine Mountain Memorial Sports Centre
6-12 Beacon Rd, Tamborine North
DATES: From midday on Sunday, January 8