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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The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39.95 - 172.00
26 April – 24 December 2019
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.

Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival

Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast Area
4 July 2019 – 3 July 2020
Bleach* is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events.

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? Mystery Synopsis:

National Clubs Gymnastics Carnival 2019

Carrara, Gold Coast Area
11 – 29 September 2019
National Clubs Gymnastics Carnival is Australia’s largest gymnastics participation event with more than 4000 gymnasts across seven Gymsports expected to compete at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre.

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
13 – 22 September 2019
Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore works of art built by distinguished local, national and international artists.

Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Free Entry
13 – 14 September 2019
The Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival is an annual event to celebrate the great lifestyle they enjoy on the Mountain and want to share with visitors. It is essentially a huge Sculpture Show with the subjects being Scarecrow related!

OutdoorX

Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast Area
From AU$10 - 15
13 – 15 September 2019
Australia's newest outdoor lifestyle event is coming. Get set to experience the very latest in caravans, motorhomes, 4×4’s, trailer boats, campervans, water sport and so much more. A truly interactive and experiential event, OutdoorX will give adventure-seekers the chance to see, touch and interact with the very latest in outdoor lifestyle products – all in the unique setting at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.

The Actress

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
13 – 15 September 2019
In her pre-show dressing room, the theatre's biggest name prepares for her farewell performance. Her tranquillity is constantly disrupted, however, by figures from her personal and private lives, each wanting something of the actress.

Rock Climbing - Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.50
Weekly from 14 September 2019
Want to experience the thrill of climbing an artificial vertical rock face over nine and a half metres high? The Rock Face is open to the public at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre, with walls offering over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty.

Grazy Days Lunch

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$40 - 60
Weekly from 14 – 15 September 2019
Make the most of the Gold Coast’s famously good weather and head to the Island Rooftop for the all new Grazy Days Lunch with a 'Bottomless Drinks' option, now available every Saturday and Sunday. Three Course Grazing-Style Lunch – $40 per person Three Course Grazing-Style Lunch with Bottomless Drinks Package – $60 *Kid’s eat free – one kid eats free per paying adult.
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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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