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.

Entertainment

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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The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39.95 - 172.00
26 April – 24 December 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.

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.

SCHOOLIES | WEEK 1 | 18+ CLUB SHOWS

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
16 – 22 November 2019
Schoolies.com, the #1 website for all things schoolies, is hosting an awesome line up of 18+ Club Shows in week 1 of Schoolies Week 2019. Hosted in the most popular nightclubs in Surfers Paradise, you'll be treated to hottest DJ line up across 3 awesome nights!

Schoolies | Week 1 | All Ages Parties

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
18 – 20 November 2019
Schoolies.com, the #1 website for all things schoolies, is hosting an awesome line up of All Ages events in week 1 of Schoolies Week 2019. Hosted in the most popular nightclubs in Surfers Paradise, you'll be treated to hottest DJ line up across three awesome nights!

Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 November 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.

Comedy at Mano's Tedder Ave

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 19 November 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!

Schoolies | Week 1 | Hilton Pool Party

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
19 November 2019
Nothing says summer like a pool party. Picture floating around on a giant inflatable flamingo and soaking up the sun with your besties, all while the hottest DJ’s perform for you and several hundred other schoolies revellers.

Insight into Vet Nursing - October to December

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$350 - 350
Weekly from 20 November 2019
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a veterinary nurse? Maybe you are considering a career change, looking to become a vet nurse, or are simply interested in the daily operations of this field.

Flaming Cheese Wheel and Wine Experience

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39 - 39
20 November 2019
Experience the Salt Meats Cheese infamous flaming cheese wheel experience. Every Wednesday night they offer their risotto cheese wheel demonstration made with three amazing flavours of your choice including smoked cheese, truffle pecorino or gorgonzola.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 November 2019
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets presented by Experience OZ, has been providing a unique shopping and cultural experience since 1995. Located at the end of Cavill Mall on the Esplanade, The Beachfront Markets operates all year-round - each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening.
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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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