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 2018 Commonwealth Games, Festival 2018 and the iconic Magic Millions Carnival.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

From the 4-15 April 2018, punters will be able to support their favourite athletes as they compete in a variety of sports from Athletics and Swimming to Lawn Bowls and Cycling. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games also includes 12 action-packed days of free celebrations called Festival 2018.

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.

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Gold Coast Film Festival

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15 - 95
23 – 24 April 2018
The 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival will run 17 to 29 April, immediately after the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and will screen around 40 feature films, 125 shorts, host over 12 industry panels and over 10 filmmaker Q and As and bring film to life through a dozen special film events that run across the Gold Coast.

Comedy at the Hinterland Hotel | Fabien Clark, Lindsay Webb

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
24 April 2018
Free Stand Up Comedy | Hinterland Hotel | 7.30pm Tuesday 24 April Fabien Clark - Comedian (Adelaide Comedian of the Year) is joining them from South Australia as your headline act with their very own Lindsay Webb (Good News Week, 7Days, Stand Up Australia) hosting the show, Paul Mcmahon joining them from Byron Bay with Aaron Pratt Comedy (MICF) and Jasmine Fairbairn (Canada) for the best night of comedy the Hinterland Hotel has seen yet!

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 April 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.

Wednesday Night Comedy at Nobbys Arc

Miami, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 April 2018
Join them Wednesday nights from 7:30pm, with resident MC Dusty Rich (SA) for a night of laughter featuring the best comedians from around Queensland, Australia and the world! Based Comedy is bringing the most hilarious acts to Nobbys Arc every single week and, the best bit?

Avenue Comedy Night Every Wednesday Night

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 April 2018
Every Wednesday night, The Avenue welcomes local and international comedians to the stage for a hilarious night of entertainment. With free entry, electric atmosphere, talented guests and a delicious menu, make Wednesday night at The Avenue your new weekly ritual.

Gold Coast Superhero Weekend

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
27 – 29 April 2018
Are you just a Superhero in disguise? Mark the calendar, because Gold Coast Superhero Weekend is heading to Broadbeach. This supercharged weekend will include the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Gold Coast Film Festival and a ton of action packed events for the young and the young at heart.

Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 27 – 28 April 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.

Based Comedy at Oxenford Tavern

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 27 April 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!

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 27 – 28 April 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.

Harry J Hart Live At The Busking Station

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
28 April 2018
Described as “One of the city’s best young talents”, Harry J Hart is not your average 16 year old. A multi-talented musician, Harry draws inspiration from many genres over many decades. NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday with music, markets, food and fashion.
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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.

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.

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