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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Highland Month in the Hintlerland

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$29 - 29
1 – 31 May 2018
Remember the tunes of Amazing Grace or The Bluebells of Scotland? Some of these amazing classics and more will be featured during their Highland month. On arrival be welcomed by the lone Piper as he welcomes you to the Highlands of the Gold Coast.

Circus Rio - Robina

Robina, Gold Coast Area
From AU$29 - 129
10 – 27 May 2018
Unlike anything Australia has seen before, Circus Rio is themed as an international spectacular, a trip around the world beginning at the famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Circus Rio will take the whole family, big and small, on an amazing and inspiring journey;

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast Area
From AU$18 - 25
24 – 27 May 2018
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is on course for its milestone 30th anniversary showcase, mooring from May 24 to 27. Renowned as the southern hemisphere’s most highly-anticipated marine event, SCIBS will once again showcase and celebrate the industry’s latest and leading brands, with hundreds of boats and thousands of marine products on show across four action-packed days.

Magic Millions National Sale

Bundall, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 May – 7 June 2018
The Magic Millions National Sale is the largest breeding stock sale in the Southern Hemisphere and has ingrained itself into the psyche of the Australian and international racing and breeding community.

NightQuarter Spectacular Live in The Paddock

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 25 May 2018
Fire! Acrobatics! Energy! A mesmerising stage show set to surprise and delight. From high energy fire shows with spectacular movement, thrilling acrobatics, magicians, aerial performances and more. Come down for dinner and a show!

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 25 – 26 May 2018
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.

Based Comedy at Oxenford Tavern

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 May 2018
Every Friday night at Oxenford Tavern, Based Comedy is bringing the very best comedians from around Australia and around the world to entertain you - all for free! Shows start at 7:30pm with top headliners and hilarious support acts!

Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 25 – 26 May 2018
Ever wanted to be involved in a murder and solve the case yourself, or even be a murderer? At the Fox & Hounds they have four murder themes in 2018. Games of Crowns - Medieval Murder at the Grand Gatsby - 1920's Factions - Vampires, Sorcerers and Werewolves Witches - too many spoil the brew Choose a theme, they will send you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 May 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.

Cuban Carnival Party

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 May 2018
Get swept away to a world of tropicana showgirls and amazing Latin American fare every Friday night at The Cuban Bar and Lounge. The glamorous showgirls will be dazzling guests with eye catching costumes and hypnotising moves at "The Cuban Carnival Party".
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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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