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 iconic Magic Millions Carnival.

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.

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.

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Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
2 March – 28 April 2019
If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck! Beautiful portraits, delicate costumes, movie posters and casting books from Australia’s filmmaking history will come to life in the exhibition Starstruck:

OPENING EVENT | STARSTRUCK: AUSTRALIAN MOVIE PORTRAITS

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
2 March – 28 April 2019
If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck! The National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia proudly present a new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39.95 - 172.00
5 – 24 April 2019
A Gruffalo? What’s a Gruffalo? Find out at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary when The Gruffalo Trail launches this April. Take a journey through the deep dark wood and meet your favourite characters along the way with the new augmented reality app.

Easter A-Maze-Ment

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
11 – 23 April 2019
Hop into Marina Mirage this Easter to take a journey through the enchanting Gold Bunny Chocolate Maze. Families revelling in the festivities will enjoy sweet treats along the way as they search far and wide for the elusive Lindt Gold Bunny hidden inside the maze.

'Seijaku' Group Exhibition

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
15 – 19 April 2019
Level Up Studio + Gallery at The Strand at Coolangatta will showcase the works of local artists at the upcoming group exhibition, Seijaku: tranquility in the midst of activity. The exhibition will feature the work of three female artists from the Gold Coast:

Bleach* Festival

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$0 - 0
17 – 28 April 2019
Bleach* Festival is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events.

Bleach at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
17 – 28 April 2019
Setting up shop at the Gold Coast’s iconic Burleigh Beach, is Bleach* Junior and Super Souvenir. This is their pop-up theatre for the young and young-at-heart to let their imaginations run wild across an ocean of exploration and dreamy possibilities on the Easter weekend.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 April 2019
Free entry! Every Thursday night in the public bar from 7.30pm. Stand up comedians from around Australia take the stage to entertain you. Join Based Comedy for a night with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in the Australia.

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 50
Weekly from 18 April 2019
Drag Queens take over The Avenue for an electric night of glam and glitter! Step into the glamorous world of Drag right here in Surfers Paradise with Dragalicious. Starring the "Three Legged Beauty", Natasha St James and "Scarlett Fever" who will be serving up a blend of cheeky risque comedy numbers, captivating costumes and high energy performances that will illuminate and delight their audiences.

Bingo

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
18 April 2019
We hold 2 sessions of Bingo a week with loads of fun and prizes. Mondays & Thursdays eyes down at 9:30am. Bingo packs start at $15 with extra jackpots $2 each.
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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.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

In April 2018, punters supported their favourite athletes as they competed in a variety of sports from Athletics and Swimming to Lawn Bowls and Cycling. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games also included 12 action-packed days of free celebrations called Festival 2018.


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