WATCH: See out summer in So-Cal style at The Star Gold Coast

Grab your crew for one last summer fling amid the palm trees of The Star Gold Coast’s pop-up Southern Californian wonderland until 28 February.

So-Cal on The Lawn transforms The Star’s Garden Kitchen & Bar alfresco space into a jet-setting party precinct, evoking the effortlessly cool festival vibes of Palm Springs, Joshua Tree and the Coachella Valley.

Party in paradise like a bona fide celebrity when the sun goes down every Thursday to Sunday, with The Star mixing up an on-theme menu of Gordon’s Gin cocktails and Golden State-inspired eats that will satisfy your California cravings.


The Gordon’s Pink Gin Spritz and frozen strawberry-infused Coachilla instil the rosy desert colours of Southern California while Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Gin lends an indie edge with a crisp yet refreshing twist to So-Cal on The Lawn’s Palm Springs G&T, Summer Spritz and The East Coast Cali-cocktails.

The Star’s California Cravin’ menu options look as heavenly as they taste, including Chilled Moreton Bay Bug Rolls, Sriracha Tuna Poke Bowls and Crispy Eggplant Tacos.

Enjoy a guilt-free summer splurge on Thursdays when a selection of snacks from The Lawn’s Container Kitchen are only $5 between 6.30pm and 9.30pm including Fried Cheeseburger Dumplings, Smoked Corn Burrito Bowls, Loaded Garden Fries and Fried Chicken Sandos.

Entry is free and features a festival-sized line-up of acoustic artists, live musicians and DJs plus Saturday night headline acts Bombs Away on 23 January, Havana Brown on 30 January, Rave Radio on 6 February and the Stafford Brothers on 27 February.

The Star Gold Coast Chief Operating Officer Jess Mellor said So-Cal on The Lawn continued the premier entertainment venue’s plan to bring dream holiday destinations to the Gold Coast while international travel was off the cards.

“We started the summer by transforming The Lawn into an exotic and energetic Caribbean-styled party precinct and ushered in the New Year by bringing the chic Riviera to the Gold Coast,” Ms Mellor said.

“Now, we’re farewelling the season with the fabulous festival vibes of the US’s iconic So-Cal region for one last summer fling – The Lawn offering the perfect spot to experience laidback long weekends, live and local music and endless summer celebrations.”

There’s always something on at The Star this summer, the best place on the Gold Coast to play, stay and dine. Visit

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