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‘Bring on Spring’ at the Broadwater Parklands

Thursday, 30 August 2012 1:00 PM

Alan Buchan and Cr Crichlow ready for Bring on SpringBroadwater Parklands will come alive with the sound of music, movies, car shows, skating, fun games and competitions during September as part of Council’s ‘Bring on Spring’ celebration.

The third annual month-long festival kicks off on Saturday 1 September with ‘Be the Voice’ a youth music showcase on the Great Lawn from 11am to 3pm.

Division 6 Councillor Dawn Crichlow said that every weekend throughout September would be jam-packed with entertainment for the young and the young at heart.

“The weather is warming up so what better way to enjoy the spring than to come along to the beautiful Broadwater Parklands,” said Cr Crichlow.

“This is only the third annual Bring on Spring but the people have told us they love it because it’s about family fun, music concerts, kids’ activities, outdoor movies and more. The line-up is exciting with something for everyone.”

Activities include ‘Be the Voice’ singing competition, skateboarding demonstrations and a roller skate night. For music lovers there is the Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival and a concert featuring Australia’s Got Talent winner Andrew De Silva.

“The Broadwater Parklands is the perfect spot for this type of festival. You’ve got the water, the pavilion and a vast lawn area for people to relax and enjoy. No wonder the Broadwater Parklands is one of the most popular open spaces for these types of events in South East Queensland,” she said.

“Families can come along, spread a rug on the Great Lawn and enjoy some of the best entertainment around. Best of all, Bring on Spring is free, which means that families can enjoy a treat while they enjoy the activities.”

For more about Bring on Spring visit on Spring at Broadwater Parklands

Events for the month:

Saturday 1 September, Great Lawn 11am - 3pm: Be the Voice. A youth music showcase. Enter online at There will also be a fly wall,

Sunday 2 September Great Lawn 11am - 3pm: Be the Voice. A youth music showcase. Enter online at There will also be a Hawaiian surf board,

Saturday 8 September, Great Lawn 1pm - 5pm: Skating competition and demo. Boardshop and Headspace present a youth day full of skating competitions, demonstrations, the chill out zone, and a dj.

Saturday 8 September, Great Lawn, 6.30pm: Broadwater Parklands movie: The Search for Animal Chin.

Saturday 8 September, Great Lawn, 6.30am – 12.30pm:Gold Coast 100 bike race. Charity bike ride event - with free kids activity from 11am - 3pm.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, Great Lawn, 9am – Annual Concourse. Corvettes displayed on the Great Lawn with fun cars for the kids from 11am - 3pm.

Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 September, Great Lawn, 11am – 8pm. Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival. Folk and Acoustic Music Festival (concert and workshops). Royal Queensland Arts society will be displaying and selling paintings. On the Saturday there will be pony rides and on Sunday there will be the reptile team both 11am to 3pm.

Wednesday 26 September, Main Car park, 6.30pm – 9pm.Roller skate night. Bring your skates or scooter and come down to see our main car park transformed into a skaters paradise.

Saturday 29 September, The Porch, 6pm – 9pm. Concert Andrew De Silva (Australia’s got talent 2012 winner). The line up is:

  • 5.30 to 5.45 – Bree De Rome 
  • 6 to 6.45 - Speak Easy – Dan And Natt
  • 7 to 7.45 - Emma Lancaster Band
  • 8 to 9 - Andrew De Silva