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.

Winterfest at Dreamworld

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
29 June – 21 July 2019
Part of the sunshine state will see a rare touch of snow this Winter as Dreamworld launches its inaugural Winterfest celebration. For the first time, Australia’s biggest theme park will ring in the snow season with a unique spin on the iconic winter favourite adventures.

Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival

Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast Area
4 July 2019 – 3 July 2020
Bleach* is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events.

VIVA Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
12 – 21 July 2019
Experience a rush of nostalgia and be transported back in time as homage is paid to some of the world's greatest music legends at VIVA Surfers Paradise. Relive the music, memories and moments as they pay tribute to those well-loved artists and bands who have played a pivotal role in shaping music history.

'Foscari Chapter' an exhibition by Diana Watson

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Monthly from 13 July – 3 August 2019
The exhibition 'Foscari Chapter' takes its name from the Villa Foscari a patrician villa in the Veneto region, northern Italy, designed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. Like wandering the gardens and rooms of the villa, Diana's paintings are redolent in history and tradition inspiring a romantic journey of the imagination.

ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
17 – 20 July 2019
The ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival, Queensland’s premiere music festival, is a competition on a new level; attracting world-renowned adjudicators from across the globe and appealing to the best young musicians internationally.

Tinker Tailor Artist Maker: The Australian Mixed Media Event

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$195 - 195
17 – 21 July 2019
This July join them on the glorious Gold Coast for Australia’s Tinker Tailor Artist Maker: The Creative Collective. Straight from the USA and Canada, you will meet and create with leading artists who are Masters in their field.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 July 2019
Free entry! Every Thursday night in the public bar from 7.30pm. Stand up comedians from around Australia take the stage to entertain you. Join Based Comedy for a night with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in the Australia.

Pink Your Gin and Jazz

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 July 2019
Gin and Jazz at the Island Rooftop is turning PINK with the all new Beefeater London Pink Gin. Beefeater Pink Gin is the vibrant new strawberry gin and it's made it's way into their cocktail shakers this June and July.

Madame Butterfly

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$38 - 65
18 – 20 July 2019
Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time. U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed by her charms.
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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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