Gold Coast | Events

The Gold Coast offers the perfect backdrop for a large variety of sporting and entertainment events.  The host city for the next Commonwealth games, the Gold Coast has world class stadiums and venues catering to local matches as well as the big events on an international scale. The Gold Coast also puts on a good show for major music festivals, PGA Golf Championships, Motorsport Racing GC600, football games and participation events including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. 

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Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$0 - 12
25 November 2017 – 18 February 2018
The worlds biggest names in fashion photography are coming to Gold Coast City Gallery at The Arts Centre Gold Coast in Summer 2017 to 2018. Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast celebrates iconic images from the first fashion photographs of the early twentieth century through to the modern day.

The Lobster Shack

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
11 – 28 January 2018
Get ready people, the drool-worthy food sensation of 2018 is hitting Broadbeach for three weeks only. The Lobster Shack is offering lobster rolls with truffle chips and a glass of champagne until January 28.

Pacific Fair Skate Fest 2018

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
15 – 28 January 2018
Skate Fest 2018 offers kids aged five and above a few cool ways to get started with skateboarding these school holidays at Pacific Fair. Book them into the Skate Skool where there team from Stoke Skateboarding will teach beginners to experienced board riders all the tricks you need to know to have you skating on your own.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 January 2018
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.

Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$5.00 - 95.00
19 January 2018
The Food and Wine Expo is an annual 3-Day event dedicated to Celebrity Chefs, Food and Wine, Cheese, Cocktails and everything Gourmet! Indulge in the Celebrity Dining Room, watch Masterchef and MKR fa

Afrekete - Cuban Dance, Music and Cultural Festival

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 225
19 – 21 January 2018
Afrekete is the Ocean Mother energy of the Arara Tradition originally from Dahomey region in Nigeria and came to Cuba with the slaves. It is also an annual Cuban Dance and Music event hosted where Tallebudgera Creek meets the Pacific Ocean, creating an energetic centre so conducive to reconnecting to the roots of this sacred ancestry.

Based Comedy at Oxenford Tavern

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 January 2018
Every Friday night at Oxenford Tavern, Based Comedy is bringing the very best comedians from around Australia and around the world to entertain you - all for free! Shows start at 7:30pm with top headliners and hilarious support acts!

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 January 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.

Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 19 January 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.

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 19 – 20 January 2018
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.
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