Gold Coast | Events

You’ll find more than sand and surfers on the Gold Coast this year. 

Queensland’s playground for young and old plays host to an epic events calendar, and its iconic stretch of coastline is the backdrop for a huge line-up of entertainment, sports and endurance events.


Play among the who’s who at The Star Magic Millions Carnival and TV Week Logie Awards

Surf Events

The surf capital welcomes world-class events to our breaks, including the Gold Coast Open in February, and World Surf League Gold Coast Pro in March.

Find your spot on the sand and watch the pros in action. 

Endurance Events

Beginner or professional, put your personal best to the test at the Gold Coast’s triathlons, marathons, surf life saving and ocean swim events.

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Escape Room Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 10 August 2019 – 31 July 2020
At the Fox and Hounds they have a murder mystery that also includes an escape room. You will be sent you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening. Can you solve the crime? This applies to private and group murders only.

Australian Street Entertainment Championships

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
10 – 13 April 2020
Step right up, step right up to the annual Australian Street Entertainment Carnival (ASEC). This free entertainment festival will have you wanting more with skilled performances by the most remarkable international and national street entertainers.

Easter at Sanctuary Cove

Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
10 – 13 April 2020
As one of the last opportunities to enjoy warmer weather, there is no better way to spend Easter than at Sanctuary Cove, one of the Gold Coast’s favourite boutique waterfront shopping and dining destinations.

Easter Seafood Buffet

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 72
10 – 11 April 2020
Over the Easter weekend, you will find an abundance of locally sourced seafood and house-made decadent chocolate desserts to fill your plate over and over again in Waves Buffet Restaurant. Add a little more to your plate and enjoy a variety of salads, hot and cold dishes - there's something for everyone.

Rock Climbing - Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.15
Weekly from 11 April 2020
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, with walls offering over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty.

Based Comedy at Last Night on Earth

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 20
Weekly from 11 April 2020
They're heading into the future and also heading to Last Night on Earth, Southport's coolest little dive, for a weekly rooftop comedy show that'll echo out all the way to Officeworks. Every Saturday they're bringing you the coolest comics from around Australia and around the world for drinks, laughs and loves.

Weekend Bloody Mary Station at Goldie's Buffet Breakfast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$27.50 - 35
Weekly from 11 – 12 April 2020
Goldie’s daily buffet breakfast has become a staple for locals and tourists alike – with it’s huge range of breakfast treats, from the fresh fruits, yoghurts, granola, cereals, smoked salmon and pastries, through to the free range eggs done your way, bacon, sausages and Eastern specialties.

Seaweed School | Artlab

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15 - 15
11 April 2020
A workshop for curious kids who love to experiment. Explore their parklands with Danni Zuvela, founder of the Seaweed Society, an artist, curator and writer who listens to plants and forages for wild seaweed.

The Island Gold Coast Australia Day Long Weekend

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$0 - 50
11 – 12 April 2020
This Australia Day Long Weeeeekend ride the wave of fun, sun and frivolity at The Island Gold Coast. They’re bringing the outside in and making it sooo much better…beat the crowds, avoid the sunburn, and skip the sand in unfortunate places…it’s only great cocktails, delicious food, fantastic entertainment and good vibes here.

Easter Sunday Brunch

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$44.50 - 125
12 April 2020
Enjoy their lunch buffet with a twist at our Award-Winning Restaurant, Citrique. Including additional breakfast items, a chocolate fountain, beverage on arrival and live entertainment! Public holiday surcharge applies to additional beverages.
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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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