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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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.

Mother's May

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
1 – 31 May 2019
Forget Mother’s Day…Hilton Surfers Paradise is celebrating mums throughout the whole month of May! From 1 to 31 May, Hilton Surfers Paradise is making sure all mothers feel extra special with offers from Catch Restaurant, FIX Bar and eforea Spa.

Dean Cogle - Beyond Nostalgia

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
11 May – 30 June 2019
A retrospective celebrating forty years of works by local artist Dean Cogle, including paintings, designs and illustrations that capture the Gold Coast’s iconic lifestyle. Synonymous with coastal culture, his work embodies themes of place, memory, and identity.

Mother Country Exhibition - Paintings by Barbara Weir

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
18 May – 2 June 2019
The Mother Country Exhibition is a selection of paintings by the Aboriginal artist Barbara Weir. The exhibition at the Boomerang Art Gallery shows the very best by Barbara Weir.

Pint of Science (Gold Coast)

Gold Coast, Gold Coast Area
20 – 22 May 2019
Pint of Science is a three day festival bringing the latest in science research to pubs across Australia (and the world!). Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub!

Comedy at Mano's Tedder Ave

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 21 May 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 21 May 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.

Insight into Vet Nursing - May to June

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$350 - 350
Weekly from 22 May 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.

Pizza Making With a Spin

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
22 May 2019
Chef run pizza making classes for any level of cook. Start your night right off with a complimentary champagne, wine or beer and get ready to roll, throw and toss your very own handmade pizza into the oven.

Avenue Comedy Night Every Wednesday Night

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 22 May 2019
Every Wednesday night, The Avenue welcomes local and international comedians to the stage for a hilarious night of entertainment. With an electric atmosphere, talented guests and a delicious menu, makes Wednesday night at The Avenue your new weekly ritual.
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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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