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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VIVA Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
13 – 22 July 2018
Experience a rush of nostalgia and be transported back in time as homage is paid to some of the world's greatest music legends at VIVA Surfers Paradise. Relive the music, memories and moments as they pay tribute to those well-loved artists and bands who have played a pivotal role in shaping music history.

Tuesday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
17 July 2018
Join them every Tuesday night as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Deluxe Deluxe

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 89
18 July 2018
A world premiere from the creators of BLANC de BLANC. The glitterati of international cabaret and circus talent will light up the Gold Coast this July. From the acclaimed creative minds behind the sellout sensation BLANC de BLANC and Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart tour comes Deluxe Deluxe.

Stand Up Comedy

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
18 July 2018
Every Wednesday night they're taking over The Avenue's Back Room to bring you the biggest laughs in Surfers Paradise. The Avenue will be hosting some of the best comedians in the country and from around the world every week.

Avenue Comedy Night Every Wednesday Night

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 18 July 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.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 July 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 18 July 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?

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 19 July 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 "The Gender Bender", Terry Daktyl 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.

Infamous the Show

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$40 - 248
Weekly from 19 – 20 July 2018
From the World to you, a unique event… Prepare to be dazzled… if you consent! Mystery and intrigue, mirrors and smoke… For adult eyes, by extraordinary folk! Circus and Cabaret… A 2018 sensation touring the nation!

Thursday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
19 July 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.
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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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