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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The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39.95 - 172.00
26 April – 24 December 2019
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.

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.

Rock Climbing - Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.50
Weekly from 16 November 2019
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.

Grazy Days Lunch

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$40 - 70
Weekly from 16 – 17 November 2019
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.

SCHOOLIES | WEEK 1 | 18+ CLUB SHOWS

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
16 – 22 November 2019
Schoolies.com, the #1 website for all things schoolies, is hosting an awesome line up of 18+ Club Shows in week 1 of Schoolies Week 2019. Hosted in the most popular nightclubs in Surfers Paradise, you'll be treated to hottest DJ line up across 3 awesome nights!

Based Comedy at The Palm Beach Hotel

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 17 November 2019
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 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.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 17 November 2019
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets presented by Experience OZ, has been providing a unique shopping and cultural experience since 1995. Located at the end of Cavill Mall on the Esplanade, The Beachfront Markets operates all year-round - each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening.

SkyPoint Sunday Sundowns

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 17 November 2019
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.

The Village Markets

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
17 November 2019
The Village Markets (established in 2008) trades every month, on the first and third Sunday at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am to 1pm. This creative hub for emerging entrepreneurs (the likes of Peony Swimwear, F+H Jewellery, Grace Bijoux, Children of the Tribe and Kivari have all traded there) plays host to 100 plus incredible boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, as well as street food, live tunes and a monthly pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sale.

Karaoke at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 November 2019
The Avenue hosts the Gold Coast most popular Karaoke show every Monday night from 8.30pm. Featuring the amazing Karin from Red Hot Entertainment. Come and join the fun, where everyone becomes a star.
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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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