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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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.

Sunday Sessions at Kurrawa Surf Club

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 24 November 2019 – 29 March 2020
Join them on their private balcony at Kurrawa Surf Club 2 every Sunday until 29 March 2020 for local musicians, Summer fresh cocktails, delicious bites, lawn games and an uninterrupted view of the picturesque Pacific Ocean.

The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39.95 - 172.00
26 December 2019 – 5 April 2020
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.

Sand Safari Arts Festival 2020

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
14 February – 1 March 2020
Once upon a time in the city of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise was transformed into Sand Safari Arts Festival, an award-winning wonderful place of discovery with captivating and gigantic sand sculptures and larger than life art pieces.

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 50
Weekly from 27 February 2020
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, "Scarlett Fever" and "Selma Soul"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.

Mother

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$26 - 48
27 – 29 February 2020
Starring Noni Hazlehurst. Written by Daniel Keene. Directed by Matt Scholten. An If Theatre Production. A remarkable award-winning one woman show written for Noni Hazlehurst, Mother tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 27 February 2020
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.

Friday Live at Fat Freddy's

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 28 February 2020
Kick off your weekend at Fat Freddy's! Live music on Fridays from 5pm with epic eats. Tyson Faulkner playing live 70s, 80s and 90s covers and requests!

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 28 February 2020
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.

Cuban Carnival Party

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 28 February 2020
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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