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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Aussie Wildlife Course - February/March

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$350 - 350
Weekly from 6 February – 27 March 2019
Love animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife.

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
2 March – 28 April 2019
If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck! Beautiful portraits, delicate costumes, movie posters and casting books from Australia’s filmmaking history will come to life in the exhibition Starstruck:

OPENING EVENT | STARSTRUCK: AUSTRALIAN MOVIE PORTRAITS

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
2 March – 28 April 2019
If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck! The National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia proudly present a new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$96 - 96
Weekly from 20 – 21 March 2019
Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic.

Somerset Storyfest

Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast Area
From AU$7 - 90
20 – 21 March 2019
Storyfest “…a festival of storytelling for the whole family.” Following in the footsteps of literary tradition, Storyfest is the writers’ festival for the Gold Coast, the cornerstone of which is its annual three day event held in March.

Thursday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
21 March 2019
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.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 March 2019
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.

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 50
Weekly from 21 March 2019
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.

Bingo

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
21 March 2019
We hold 2 sessions of Bingo a week with loads of fun and prizes. Mondays & Thursdays eyes down at 9:30am. Bingo packs start at $15 with extra jackpots $2 each.

Phil Wang – Gold Wang – GC Laughs Festival

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
22 March 2019
Phil Wang is a British-Malaysian stand-up comedian making his Gold Coast debut with a show about morality and what the heck it means to be good. It's absolute gold. He has been seen on ABC Comedy as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala, The Great Debate and has his own Netflix special on The Comedy Lineup.
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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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