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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VIVA Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
13 – 22 July 2018
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.

Infamous the Show

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$40 - 248
Weekly from 20 – 21 July 2018
From the World to you, a unique event… Prepare to be dazzled… if you consent! Mystery and intrigue, mirrors and smoke… For adult eyes, by extraordinary folk! Circus and Cabaret… A 2018 sensation touring the nation!

Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 20 – 21 July 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.

Deluxe Deluxe

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 89
20 – 21 July 2018
A world premiere from the creators of BLANC de BLANC. The glitterati of international cabaret and circus talent will light up the Gold Coast this July. From the acclaimed creative minds behind the sellout sensation BLANC de BLANC and Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart tour comes Deluxe Deluxe.

A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
21 July – 9 September 2018
A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift is the story of a deep commitment to contemporary art and to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Since 2002, Tim Fairfax AC has supported the acquisition of some of the most remarkable works to have entered the Collection.

Transform Your Life With Meditation

Nobby Beach, Gold Coast Area
21 July 2018
Now available as an in-depth three-hour workshop that fits into your busy schedule! Are you looking to feel balanced and grounded in your daily life? To connect with like-minded people, crush your goals and learn new things?

Somerset Gift

Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast Area
21 July 2018
The second annual Somerset Gift will take place at the Somerset College synthetic Athletic Track and is sure to feature some of the best Athletes in the local region. Following on the inaugural event's success and with a prize pool of AUD20,000, the 2018 Somerset Gift is certain to be a highlight of the Gold Coast Athletics Calendar.

The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.75 - 12.15
Weekly from 21 July 2018
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. The walls each offer over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, including crack only climbs for more experienced climbers.

Royal Opera House Cinema Season: Swan Lake

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
21 – 22 July 2018
A brand new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classic Swan Lake will screen exclusively nationally as part of Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season. Presented in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, the 2018 production includes additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett to perfectly close the season.


Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
21 July 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!
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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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