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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National Clubs Gymnastics Carnival 2018

Carrara, Gold Coast Area
13 – 20 September 2018
National Clubs Gymnastics Carnival is Australia’s largest gymnastics participation event with more than 3500 gymnasts across seven Gymsports expected to compete at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre.

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
14 – 23 September 2018
Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 16th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 50 large built by distinguished local, national and international artists.

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.

Women In Art, Spring Exhibition

Paradise Point, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
17 – 21 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.

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 20 September 2018
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 and "Scarlett Fever" 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.

Meditation Night – Mantras On Tahiti

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
20 September 2018
Yoga Meditation Fans, this is truly a night not to be missed. Let’s get together for a couple hours, meet up, make new friends, eat healthy foods in an uplifting environment and of course learn how to meditate.

Thursday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
20 September 2018
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. Get in early and reserve your table for a great Thursday Night Show at the Dog and Parrot Tavern.

Weekly Gin and Jazz

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
20 September 2018
Free weekly jazz by the Tonic quartet featuring Gary Mulholland on saxes, Ben Gilgen on keys/vocals, Philip Jack on string/electric bass and Cvitan Barac on drum kit. Fantastic food, refreshing drinks and awesome music!

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 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.

Cuban Carnival Party

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 September 2018
Get swept away to a world of tropicana showgirls and amazing Latin American fare every Friday night at The Cuban Bar and Lounge. The glamorous showgirls will be dazzling guests with eye catching costumes and hypnotising moves at "The Cuban Carnival Party".
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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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