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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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A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
21 July – 9 September 2018
A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift is the story of a deep commitment to contemporary art and to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Since 2002, Tim Fairfax AC has supported the acquisition of some of the most remarkable works to have entered the Collection.

Circus Rio | Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$29 - 39
16 – 18 August 2018
Be amazed as the incredible performers of Circus Rio take the whole family on a journey around the world, beginning at the famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro! You'll be left speechless by FMX Motorbikes as they somersault over the stage - daring to go where no circus has dared to go before.

Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 17 – 18 August 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.

The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.75 - 12.15
Weekly from 18 August 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.

Gallery Restaurant - Gold Coast Turf Club

Bundall, Gold Coast Area
From AU$80.00 - 230
Weekly from 18 August 2018
The prestigious Gallery Restaurant is where you can enjoy a first class Seasonal Buffet with breathtaking views of the racecourse and the Gold Coast skyline. With tables presented on tiered levels, all guests will be perfectly positioned to enjoy a winning day at the races.

Dux Birthday Island Getaway

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20.00 - 30.00
19 August 2018
Join them for a private island retreat on Stradbroke Island as they celebrate Dux Anchorage Birthday! You will be entertained by Street Cafe as you relax with a complimentary glass of bubbles and birthday cake, or dance the day away.

The Village Markets

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
19 August 2018
The Village Markets (established in 2008) trades every month, on the first and third Sunday at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am to 1pm. This creative hub for emerging entrepreneurs (the likes of Peony Swimwear, F+H Jewellery, Grace Bijoux, Children of the Tribe and Kivari have all traded there) plays host to 100+ incredible boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, as well as street food, live tunes and a monthly pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sale.

The Color Run Hero Tour - Gold Coast

Southport, Gold Coast Area
19 August 2018
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No… it’s The Color Run Hero Tour! The Happiest five kilometres on the Planet zooms into the Gold Coast with a brand-new hero-themed tour! Color Runners will soar to new heights in the Hero Zone, confront double the color in Super Zones and suit up in limited edition participant merchandise at Broadwater Parklands.

Sunday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
19 August 2018
Free entry! Join them every Sunday night in The Palm Beach Hotel restaurant as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Karaoke at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 August 2018
The Avenue hosts the Gold Coast most popular Karaoke show every Monday night from 8.30pm. Featuring the amazing Karin from Red Hot Entertainment. Come and join the fun, where everyone becomes a star.
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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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