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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Junior Ranger Activities at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 55
Quarterly from 30 November 2018 – 24 January 2019
Become a Junior Ranger these school holidays and learn what you can do to protect native plants and animals. Go behind the scenes to see how wildlife rangers care for animals and explore the fascinating lives of Queensland’s native animals including reptiles and mammals.

Let There Be Rock

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019
An exhibition celebrating the heyday of the Gold Coast live rock scene through stories, memorabilia, photos and footage. This exhibition will stir some memories, reignite people’s passion for this era and create a new opportunity to relive legendary music and great times.

Live and Local: Gold Coast Music Photography

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019
Live and local is a showcase of artistic talent on the Gold Coast, where music and photography fuse seamlessly, and we, the audience, look on and listen in awe. Nadia Achilles, Leigh Kelly, Dan Maynard, Danny Santangelo, Leisen Standen and Pete Wheeler share a passion for photographing the Gold Coast live music scene that is rivalled only by the musicians they document.

Coast Club School Holiday Activities: Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$28.10 - 67.05
14 – 18 January 2019
During the school holidays the Gold Coast Recreation Centre will be running full day (six hour) and half day (three hour) activity programs for children eight years and over. Parents and families welcome.

The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.75 - 12.15
Weekly from 14 – 19 January 2019
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.

Play-Doh Immersive Zone

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
14 – 19 January 2019
Play-Doh has arrived these school holidays. Visit their Play-Doh Immersive Zone where your little ones can participate in interaction play, challenges and imagination play and display until their little hearts are content.

Skate Fest 2019 Free School Holiday Fun

Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
14 – 27 January 2019
Let’s roll parents and inject some fun into the January school holidays with a skate sesh at Pacific Fair. Back due to popular demand, their car park is transforming into a skate park so kids ages five and above can learn all of the tips on how to get started, perfect some tricks for the more experienced or, for the more creative kids, they can get crafty at design school.

Tuesday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
15 January 2019
Join them 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.

Comedy at Mano's Tedder Ave

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 15 January 2019
Comedy at Mano's Tedder Avenue on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Once a month at Mano's Tedder Ave, resident MC Lindsay Webb hosts a hilarious night of comedy on Tedder Avenue, 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 15 January 2019
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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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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