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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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.

Sunday Sessions at Kurrawa Surf Club

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 24 November 2019 – 29 March 2020
Join them on their private balcony at Kurrawa Surf Club 2 every Sunday until 29 March 2020 for local musicians, Summer fresh cocktails, delicious bites, lawn games and an uninterrupted view of the picturesque Pacific Ocean.

The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39.95 - 172.00
26 December 2019 – 5 April 2020
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.

Summer Holiday Program at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$16.20 - 104.00
Quarterly from 11 – 27 January 2020
Everyone can have an adventure of the natural kind these summer holidays! Join the Park Rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park for a trip to the wild side. Become an Eco Ranger and learn how to protect and care for our local wildlife, get to know all about the legacy of Dr David Fleay as you become a Fleay’s Hero, or, get crafty and try your hand at some indigenous artwork with renowned Indigenous artist Arthur Conlon.

Rock Climbing - Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.50
Weekly from 13 – 18 January 2020
Want to experience the thrill of climbing an artificial vertical rock face over nine and a half metres high? The Rock Face is open to the public at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre, with walls offering over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty.

Carnivale at Sea World

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$27.00 - 42.00
16 – 18 January 2020
Ignite your senses at Sea World Carnivale across 8 summer nights this January. Immerse yourself amongst the Aquacolour Spectacular, with the all new Queen of Carnivale lightshow. An aquatic spectacle of colour, lights, dance and fire!

Summer Saturdays

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$30.40 - 31.30
Weekly from 18 January 2020
Spend your Saturdays learning some of Queensland's favourite outdoor pastimes at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre. Join them from 9am-12pm every Saturday over the summer and experience surfing, stand up paddle boarding, abseiling and the high ropes course.

Grazy Days Lunch

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$40 - 70
Weekly from 18 – 19 January 2020
Make the most of the Gold Coast’s famously good weather and head to the Island Rooftop for the all new Grazy Days Lunch with a 'Bottomless Drinks' option, now available every Saturday and Sunday. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm.

Gold Coast Summer Swims

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Monthly from 19 January 2020
The Gold Coast Summer Swims are super social and the distances are great training goals – think of them as stepping stones to longer distances and other events throughout your Summer. The courses offer a mix of surf and flat water, from the sheltered Greenmount Beach around to Kirra Beach, home of the Cooly Classic.

Based Comedy at The Palm Beach Hotel

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 January 2020
Free entry! Join us every Sunday night in The Palm Beach Hotel restaurant as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country and around the world take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.
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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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