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

When is the Event?

Saturday, 26th November 2022
4pm – 8pm

Where is it Located?

Ron Short Park, 28 Alicia Street, Southport, 4215

Does this Event cost anything to watch/attend?

This is a public event and admission is free. Tickets are not required.

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 entertainment and activities.

Are any roads closed?

Yes – the event area includes parts of Alicia Street – times and location to be confirmed.

Where can I park?

This is a local event for the local community so we envisage most attendees will walk/scooter/bike to the event area. There is limited car parking around the venue and side streets but would encourage people to use public transport or ride share where possible. In the interest of community safety and to avoid parking infringements, please follow the City Parking Guidelines here.

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. Please COVIDSafe travel here –

Is the event COVIDSafe?

There will be a heap of COVIDSafe measures in place to ensure the event complies with the requirements set out by Queensland Health. Being COVIDSafe is a shared responsibility and we are asking all attendees to follow the rules and work together to ensure we can continue hosting events in a safe manner and support the local organisations and local entertainers.

Is there allocated seating?


How much space do I get?

We encourage attendees to spread out throughout the venue.

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 pathways and concrete so bring blankets and towels/cushions to help for comfort. The oval is on grass so space also available here. Please check weather conditions prior to ensure preferred options.

Can I bring a camping chair?

Yes – but if bringing a chair to watch the stage, 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. Space is limited with the stage on street and surrounding stalls/businesses.

Can I bring food and drink?

We encourage attendees to support the many local food and drink businesses situated in and around the area by buying food and drinks locally on the day.

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.

Will security be onsite?

Yes. Security will be in attendance. Attendees failing to follow the rules will be asked to leave the event area.

I’m keen to attend but but feel unwell, can I still come?

If you are feeling unwell, you should not attend the event. 2022 is not the year to ‘push yourself’ or risk other attendees health. Stay home – get better – and come back stronger for the next event. We also reserve the right to refuse entry to the event zone at any time.

Can I bring my pet?

Attendees can bring their dogs but please ensure they’re in your control and on leads (unless within designated ‘unleashed’ areas). Please note, there will be a number of zones with lots of people, stalls, activities and loud noises from stage audio speakers, so find the best location that makes your furry friend comfortable and happy to enjoy the festive occasion too. The Gold Coast Dog Obedience Training Club – based at Ron Short Park – will also be in attendance offering information, advice and support.

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.