Gold Coast | Events

The Gold Coast offers the perfect backdrop for a large variety of sport, endurance and entertainment events. It’s the new home of the TV WEEK Logie Awards and the host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Festival 2018 and the iconic Magic Millions Carnival.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

From the 4-15 April 2018, punters will be able to support their favourite athletes as they compete in a variety of sports from Athletics and Swimming to Lawn Bowls and Cycling. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games also includes 12 action-packed days of free celebrations called Festival 2018.

Surf Events

Known as a surf capital amongst both professional and amateur surfers, the Gold Coast is the best stage for world class surfing events like the World Surfing Reserve, Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro and the Burleigh Pro. Grab a spot on the beach and watch as the world’s best carve up gnarly waves.

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Gold Coast Film Festival

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15 - 95
20 – 21 April 2018
The 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival will run 17 to 29 April, immediately after the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and will screen around 40 feature films, 125 shorts, host over 12 industry panels and over 10 filmmaker Q and As and bring film to life through a dozen special film events that run across the Gold Coast.

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 20 – 21 April 2018
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.

Gold Coast Film Festival – Dance Classics at Kirra

Gold Coast, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
20 – 21 April 2018
From toe tapping to twirling and tango, Dance Classics at Kirra will bring two free dance filled films to Giltrap Park on 20 and 21 April. As part of the Gold Coast Film Festival, this is the second year the Southern Gold Coast has participated in the city-wide Film Festival program.

Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 20 – 21 April 2018
Ever wanted to be involved in a murder and solve the case yourself, or even be a murderer? At the Fox & Hounds they have four murder themes in 2018. Games of Crowns - Medieval Murder at the Grand Gatsby - 1920's Factions - Vampires, Sorcerers and Werewolves Witches - too many spoil the brew Choose a theme, they will send you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening.

Dancing On The Green

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 21 April 2018
Every month, HOTA invites locals and visitors to get their groove on in a series of free sunset events on the lawn – think good vibes, fine tunes, perfect weather and the chance to dance. From swing to salsa, Bollywood to booty beats to ballroom – each month brings a new flavour with a live band or DJ.

The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.75 - 12.15
Weekly from 21 April 2018
Want to experience the thrill of climbing an artificial vertical rock face over nine and a half metres high? The Rock Face is open to the public at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre. The walls each offer over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, including crack only climbs for more experienced climbers.

St Georges Day Medieval Dinner

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$49 - 49
21 April 2018
Court Justice by Battle - knights, noblemen and ladies join to celebrate St George - but then a crime is committed right under their very eyes. Now, the fate of this low life is in the hands of the courts.

Simple Plan Live at NightQuarter

Gold Coast,
From AU$79 - 130
21 April 2018
Multi-platinum Canadian pop-punk legends Simple Plan are bringing their No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls 15th Anniversary World Tour to NightQuarter! Opening to rave reviews across North America, the No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls 15th Anniversary Tour is a killer night chock-a-block full of Simple Plan’s pop-punk classics, and now Australian fans get their one and only chance to hear the album in its entirety!

Roving NightQuarter Spectacular at NightQuarter

Gold Coast,
Free Entry
21 April 2018
Fire! Acrobatics! Energy! A mesmerising stage show set to surprise and delight. From high energy fire shows with spectacular movement, thrilling acrobatics, magicians, aerial performances and more. Come down for dinner and a show!

Jewells and the Wolfe Pack Live in The Backyard

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
21 April 2018
Jewells and the Wolfe Pack entertains you with a mix of Rockabilly, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Swing and Blue’s Rock! Don’t miss their show in The Backyard this April! NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday with music, markets, food and fashion.
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Endurance Events

Beginners and professional athletes can achieve their new personal bests and put their endurance to the test at triathlons, marathons and ocean swim events across the Gold Coast. Beginners can head straight for the Gold Coast Marathon; the world’s flattest and fastest marathon and qualifying professionals can be involved in more competitive events like the Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial.

Sport Events

The Gold Coast hosts blockbuster sport events like the PGA Golf Championships, Supercars Gold Coast 600, Rugby League, AFL and Soccer matches and participation events including the Australian Open Lawn Bowls.

Music Festivals

The Goldie (as local’s call it) is also a place where music, good food and good vibes are aplenty. Check out the annual Groundwater Country Music Festival or the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival to get your hips swaying and feet tapping.

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