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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Energies 2018

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
14 September – 14 October 2018
Energies 2018 profiles artwork from senior secondary schools across the Gold Coast, providing for many students their first opportunity to be represented within a gallery. The exhibition is known for exploring the issues important to younger generations such as body image, sexuality, psychology, environmental awareness and consumerism.

Hide and Seek Children's Market

Miami, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
22 September 2018
Join them for a dedicated children's market outdoors, with all day live music, the best food trucks on the coast and a range of activities for the kiddies...there is something for everyone to have a great family day out!

Gallery Restaurant - Gold Coast Turf Club

Bundall, Gold Coast Area
From AU$80.00 - 230
Weekly from 22 September 2018
The prestigious Gallery Restaurant is where you can enjoy a first class Seasonal Buffet with breathtaking views of the racecourse and the Gold Coast skyline. With tables presented on tiered levels, all guests will be perfectly positioned to enjoy a winning day at the races.

UniSport Nationals Div 1

Carrara, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
22 September 2018
UniSport Nationals Div 1, will feature a range of sporting Championships for university representative teams from across the country, seeking to both win a National Championship and qualify their university to Nationals Div 1 in 2019.

The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.75 - 12.15
Weekly from 22 September 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.

SkyPoint Sunday Sundowns

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 23 September 2018
On Sunday after dark, SkyPoint Bistro + Bar transforms itself into the Gold Coast’s highest altitude lounge bar with an electric atmosphere, exquisite cocktails, extensive wine menu and craft beer and ciders, along with live entertainment from locally sourced musicians and entertainers.

Sunday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
23 September 2018
Free entry! Join them every Sunday night in The Palm Beach Hotel restaurant 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.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 23 September 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.

Benny D Williams Live at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
23 September 2018
The Avenue is proud to host the most entertaining performer you will ever see on your travels. Floating gently to you from the Coast of Gold, Benny D Williams brings his "junkyard soul" sounds to your ears.

Women In Art, Spring Exhibition

Paradise Point, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 – 25 September 2018
Visit beautiful Ephraim Spa on Ephraim Island and delight in the paintings and sculptures exhibited by local women artists in their Spring Exhibition. Their regular exhibitions provide an opportunity for women to express themselves creatively and also to help raise funds for Paradise Kids.
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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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