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.

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.

Corona Open Gold Coast

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
26 March – 5 April 2020
Join the world’s best male and female surfers as they battle it out at the Corona Open Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks. As the season opener for the WSL Championship Tour, it sets the tone for the year.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 2 April 2020
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.

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 50
Weekly from 2 April 2020
Drag Queens take over The Avenue for an electric night of glam and glitter! Step into the glamorous world of Drag right here in Surfers Paradise with Dragalicious. Starring the "Three Legged Beauty", Natasha St James, "Scarlett Fever" and "Selma Soul"who will be serving up a blend of cheeky risque comedy numbers, captivating costumes and high energy performances that will illuminate and delight their audiences.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 3 April 2020
Following the recent announcement by the Australian Government advising the ban on outdoor events exceeding 500 people and the further direction issued by the Queensland Government under section 362B, it is with sadness that the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets have been temporarily postponed.

Friday Live at Fat Freddy's

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 3 April 2020
Kick off your weekend at Fat Freddy's! Live music on Fridays from 5pm with epic eats. Tyson Faulkner playing live 70s, 80s and 90s covers and requests! Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Autumn Plant Sale Spectacular

Carrara, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
4 – 5 April 2020
Grab a bargain for your garden! The Plant Sale Spectacular is a two day plant sale like no other with an abundance of specialist plant growers set up under the one massive roof. Load up on plant varieties including bromeliads, succulents, orchids and tropical plants.

Rock Climbing - Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.15
Weekly from 4 April 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.

Based Comedy at Last Night on Earth

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 20
Weekly from 4 April 2020
They're heading into the future and also heading to Last Night on Earth, Southport's coolest little dive, for a weekly rooftop comedy show that'll echo out all the way to Officeworks. Every Saturday they're bringing you the coolest comics from around Australia and around the world for drinks, laughs and loves.
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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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