Gold Coast Spiritual & Wellbeing Fair / 7th annual Garter Belts & Gasoline Festival / Mahjong at Southport

Whether you’re chasing high-octane thrills, a spiritual journey or simply a relaxed game of Mahjong, you’ll find it all here on the gorgeous Gold Coast over September and October.

The Gold Coast Little Light Spiritual & Wellbeing Fair will be held on September 5 and 6, while the 7th annual Garter Belts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival will be held on October 2 to 5 and Southport RSL’s ever-popular Mahjong games, with prize money up for grabs, are held regularly.

Keep in mind, these events accompany the Gold Coast’s usual attractions, which draw tens of thousands of visitors each and every year.  Expect pristine beaches, sunny weather, Australia’s best theme parks, celebrated leisure and dining venues and much more – there’s a reason the Gold Coast is often cited as Australia’s tourism capital.

Gold Coast, Australia’s tourism capital

The Grand Apartments in Labrador offer a central location close to all of the region’s highlights, and it’s just a short drive from the Spiritual & Wellbeing Fair and Garter Belts & Gasoline, which will be located at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Tamborine Mountain, respectively.

Gold Coast Little Light Spiritual & Wellbeing Fair –
September 5-6

The Little Light Fair will include a Psychic Reading Room (with celebrity psychics), keynote speakers, health and wellbeing exhibitors, free entertainment and other services, such as massages.

The fair will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th and tickets cost about $14. Psychic readings will cost about $50 for half an hour in the Reading Room.

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The Little Light Fair

 7th annual Garter Belts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival –
October 2-5

The Garter Belts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival will be held in the Gold Coast Hinterlands from October 2 to 5 and will include the Sunday Hot Rod Carnivale, the Friday Night Rockabilly Ball, the Saturday Night Meltdown and the Garter Belts & Gasoline Pinup Contest.

The festival also includes the Kustom Kulture Art Exhibition at the Vintage Hall at Tamborine Showground, which draws influence from hot rod culture, 1950s pop culture, B-grade movies, monsters and all things decidedly ‘cool’.

The main drawcard will definitely be the Hot Rod Carnivale, attracting hundreds of 1970s or older hot rods, customs, beaters and even vintage caravans to the Tamborine Showground. The interesting rides will be accompanied by two alt-music stages and a vintage market. The venue is a grassy, shaded area, allowing attendees to lay down a blanket and soak in the sights.

The Garter Belts & Gasoline Nostalgia Festival

The Vintage Soap Box Derby is also expected to draw strong crowds – it’s likely the only race of its kind held on public roads and will feature more than 50 custom built soap box racers.

Tickets to the festival cover three categories: the Friday Night Rockabilly Ball ($12.50), Saturday Rockabilly Meltdown ($17.50) and the Garter Belts & Gasoline Sunday Carnival ($10).

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Mahjong at RSL Southport
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a relaxed diversion from the usual sights and sounds of the Gold Coast, why not stop into Southport RSL for a game of Mahjong?

Originating in China, the popular multiplayer card game is similar to Rummy and it rewards strategy, skill and calculation. It’s spread across Australia in recent years and continues to gather popularity. Why not give it a go – it’s free and you might even take home a share of the prize money.

Mahjong at Southport RSL

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