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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Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
20 October – 25 November 2018
The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award exhibition honours the philanthropy of Mrs Win Schubert AO (1937-2017). The Award is a touchstone of contemporary photographic practice in Australia, and an exciting platform for established and emerging photographers to showcase their work.

Breathing In Trees: Nicola Moss

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
25 October – 25 November 2018
Breathing in trees is a delicate observation of the intertwined relationship between the human experience, the built environment and urban green spaces. In 2017, Moss undertook a residency at Youkobo Art Space in Suginami City, one of the 23 special wards (municipality areas) that makes up Tokyo.

We Will Rock You by Queen and Elton John

Benowa, Gold Coast Area
26 October – 17 November 2018
"We will Rock You" by Queen and Ben Elton, directed by Clay English will open at Spotlight Theatre, Benowa in October. Set to the legendary songs of Queen, "We Will Rock You" follows the journey of a young man named Galileo caught up in a future world run by the Globalsoft Corporation where rock music has been destroyed.

A Kick in the Baubles by Gordan Steel

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
9 – 24 November 2018
A Comedy at Javeenbah Theatre, Nerang. It's another peaceful Christmas in the Bauble household, but chestnuts aren't roasting on an open fire. And although a Silent Night would be welcome, all is not calm and all is certainly not bright.

O'Reilly's Annual Bird Week

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
11 – 17 November 2018
Join Australia’s longest running birding program, now in it’s 41st year, at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat from November 11 to 17, 2018. Home to Australia’s largest collection of sub-tropical birds, witness over 200 species of the 230 varieties residing World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park on daily guided tours.

Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 13 November 2018
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.

Tapas and Dinner Party Bites Cooking Masterclass

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$95 - 149
Monthly from 13 November 2018
Every month Bistro Chico provides a Masterclass to motivate our intrepid foodies and cooking enthusiasts. Starting Monday March 26, Daran will be inspiring participants to create their own tapas and dinner party bites.

Tuesday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
13 November 2018
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.

Stand Up Comedy at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 14 November 2018
Every Wednesday night they're taking over The Avenue's Back Room to bring you the biggest laughs in Surfers Paradise from 7:30pm. The Avenue will be hosting some of the best comedians in the country and from around the world every week - they might not all be names you've heard of, but they guarantee they'll leave you in stitches.

Avenue Comedy Night Every Wednesday Night

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 14 November 2018
Every Wednesday night, The Avenue welcomes local and international comedians to the stage for a hilarious night of entertainment. With free entry, electric atmosphere, talented guests and a delicious menu, make 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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