SURFERS PAR­ADISE IS MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE. FROM MAR­KETS AND FES­TI­VALS TO BUSTLING NIGHTLIFE THERE’S A LOT GO­ING ON – AND THIS APRIL IS NO EX­CEP­TION.

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The Gold Coast’s pic­turesque beach­side precinct sin­gle pub­lic spec­ta­cle on Surfers Par­adise’s cal­en­dar that will wow crowds with hyp­notic py­rotech­nics per­for­mances on April 1. And be­tween the beach­front mar­kets, com­edy nights, busk­ing and live music there are quite a few other stand­out events in April…

AUS­TRALIAN STREET EN­TER­TAIN­MENT CHAM­PI­ONSHIPS

If you’re look­ing to spend your Easter long week­end ex­pe­ri­enc­ing some­thing un­for­get­table, look no fur­ther than the Aus­tralian Street En­ter­tain­ment Cham­pi­onships. This free, fam­i­lyfriendly event will fea­ture per­for­mances from dancers, ac­ro­bats, mu­si­cians, co­me­di­ans,

AUS­TRALIAN DANCE CUP FEA­TUR­ING STEP UP

April 21 to 23 will see var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across Surfers Par­adise host the Aus­tralian Dance Cup, fea­tur­ing the ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion, Step Up. The in­ter­na­tional-stan­dard dance fes­ti­val is ex­pected to at­tract hun­dreds of com­peti­tors of all ages, danc­ing it out for more than $8000 of prize money. The com­pe­ti­tion will show­case all styles of street dance, from jazz and break­dance to hip-hop an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for am­a­teur dances to in­dus­try judges, in­clud­ing renowned hip hop chore­og­ra­pher Jas­mine Meakin. Step Up also gives dancers the chance to learn from the best at one of the many work­shops dur­ing the event.

SIPFEST

A high­light of the Gold Coast Film Fes­ti­val will make its re­turn on April 23, trans­form­ing Surfers Par­adise Beach into a vi­brant cin­ema be­neath the stars. SIPFest (“Shorts in Par­adise Fes­ti­val”) Aus­tralia, cap­ti­vat­ing crows with 10-minute from around the coun­try. With thrillers, dra­mas, com­edy, doc­u­men­tary and so much more (all of in­dus­try ex­perts to win $10,000 in prizes as well as the Peo­ple’s Choice Award as judged by the au­di­ence on the night. With most pro­fes­sional op­por­tu­nity to scout and high­light up-and-com­ing tal­ent both lo­cally and from around Aus­tralia.

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