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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Sand Safari Arts Festival

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
9 – 25 February 2018
There is no better way to spend February than at the Sand Safari Arts Festival at one of Australia's most iconic beaches, Surfers Paradise. Over 17 days, the sands and streets of Surfers Paradise will come alive in a celebration of sand, sea and sport inspired art.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 February 2018
The iconic Beachfront Markets have been adorning the foreshore of the popular tourist precinct of Surfers Paradise since 1995, catering year-round to holiday-makers and locals alike. Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening, from 4pm to 9pm, thousands of visitors make their way to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets to enjoy some relaxed retail therapy by the world-famous beach.

The Village Markets

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
18 February 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.

Benny D Williams Live at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
18 February 2018
The Avenue is proud to host the most entertaining performer you will ever see on your travels. Floating gently to you from the Coast of Gold, Benny D Williams brings his "junkyard soul" sounds to our ears.

Based Comedy at The Palm Beach Hotel

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 February 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 and around the world 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 19 February 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.

Groove Therapy Dance Classes Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 160
Weekly from 19 February 2018
They are most well know for their beginner adult dance classes that have no mirrors, dim lights and loud pumping bass beats. They offer hip hop and street dance classes to the person who has always wanted to try a dance class but perhaps feels too intimidated/old/uncoordinated/curvy to step into a studio.

Based Comedy at Broadbeach Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 February 2018
Every Monday, Based Comedy brings you a swathe of hilarious comedians from Queensland, around the country and occasionally around the world. It's going to be a great way to start every week with big-name acts, acts you've never heard of and acts you'll surely to want to forget.

Comedy at Mano's Tedder Ave

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 20 February 2018
Comedy at Mano's | Tuesday August 15 | 7.30pm Once a month at Mano's Tedder Ave, resident MC Lindsay Webb hosts a hilarious night of comedy on Tedder Ave, Main Beach! Every third Tuesday they'll be bringing you some of the best comedians from around the country - all for free!

Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 February 2018
Free entry! Join them at 7.30pm every Tuesday night 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.
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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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