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Check out some of the answers to our frequently asked questions on the event so you can enjoy the occasion more.

When is the Event?

Saturday 5th August 2023
5.30pm – 8.00pm

Where is the Event?

Waterfront Stage – Varsity Promenade, 240 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes, QLD, 4227

Does this Event cost anything to Attend?

No, this is a free event, celebrating the local community and businesses.

How can I support this event?

The best way to support the event is to support the local performers and businesses. This is all about ‘local Gold Coasters’ supporting ‘local Gold Coast businesses’. Why not check out several of the restaurants/cafes or bars in the area and book a table with them directly online ‘before, during, after’ the event. Or purchase some products or other services from those within the event area. And at the same time, enjoy the free lakeside entertainment and activities.

Are any roads closed?

No – there are no road closures as part of this event.

Where can I park?

Surrounding side streets. However, we do suggest public transport or ride share.

Is public transport available?

Please see translink timetable here – Alternatively, taxi/uber/rideshare or make your journey active and walk, ride, scoot or skate to the event. Please plan accordingly.

Can I bring a picnic blanket?

Yes. We encourage you to bring a blanket to relax and enjoy the entertainment. Please note – venue is a mixture of grass, concrete steps, and pathways so please bring blankets and towels/cushions to help for comfort.

Can I bring a camping chair?

Yes – but if bringing a chair, we ask that you sit to the back (or side) of entertainment areas so as not to reduce the viewing of those behind you. Please ensure you take everything home with you that you bring, including any waste.

Can I bring food and drink?

We encourage attendees to support the many local food and drink businesses situated in and around the local area.

Can I bring alcohol?

No. This is a public event and alcohol is not permitted to be consumed onsite. QPS will be in attendance throughout the event.

Can I bring my pet?

Attendees can bring their pets as it’s a public space but please ensure they’re in your control and on leads at all times. Please note however, there will be a lot of people, stalls, activities and loud noises from audio speakers, so it might be worthwhile re-considering before bringing your furry friend.

Where is lost property?

If you find or lose something – please go to the Event Managers information tent on the day. After the event, any lost property will be kept at The Events Agency HQ for 21 days.

Might I be photographed or recorded at this event?

Yes, photographers and videographers may be present and by attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, or reproduction of the photographs and/or recordings without restriction or compensation. Attendees who do not wish to be photographed or recorded should not enter the event zone.

Where can I find out more?

Have any other questions? Please contact us here.