An ice cream festival is happening on the GC this weekend!

The Gold Coast is set for a sweet weekend!

Get ready for the ultimate celebration of summer at SCOOP! Festival, which is on at HOTA, Home of the Arts for the next three days.

There will be plenty of ice cream, a sprinkle of circus, a dollop of sunshine and a splash of surprise for visitors to enjoy across the festival.


SCOOP!‘s irresistible Ice Cream Alley will see over 30 vendors from across the state set up shop for the weekend including Ungermann Brothers ice cream, authentic Bologna export La Macelleria Gelateria, plant-based Coco Whip and Doughluxe introducing a new ice cream-filled doughnut for summer.

For those seeking a foodie delight like no other, the adults-only Ultimate Ice Cream Experience ticket will see guests sit down to a five-course chef’s selection of sweet and savoury ice cream-inspired degustation paired with a selection of boozy beverages.

There will also be world-class entertainment from some of Queensland and Australia’s best circus, cabaret and acrobatic performers, pop-up beer gardens with live music and DJs, sideshow rides and you can even cool down with a refreshing dip in the HOTA lake (BYO flotation devices and sun-safe gear recommended).

Plus from 6-9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday night, the festival will transform into CLUB SCOOP!, featuring after-dark tunes, plenty of cold brews, boozy ice cream combos and dedicated evening entertainment.

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Not worth the $26 entry fee. That’s alot of ice cream I could of bought 😲