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.

Chinese New Year at Harbour Town Premium Outlets

Biggera Waters, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 January – 8 February 2020
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Harbour Town Premium Outlets with Chinese Lion Dancers, stunning lantern displays, a free gift with purchase and sweet treats from their award-winning Tourism Lounge. For all the details make sure to visit their website.

Pacific Fair Lunar New Year Festival

Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
25 January – 3 February 2020
Bring in the Lunar New Year at Pacific Fair, where you will be immersed in traditional Chinese entertainment and customs. Enjoy live lion dance performances, traditional red lantern displays, a giant maze and gift with purchases when you spend with AliPay, WeChat Pay or Union Pay from 25 January - 3 February.

Tuesday Night Comedy at the Roosevelt Lounge

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 28 January 2020
Bringing you the best acts from all over the country and from all over the world. Join us on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm for an intimate and hilarious night of comedy. $20 entry charge (incl. a drink).

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 29 January 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.

Flaming Cheese Wheel and Wine Experience

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$39 - 39
29 January 2020
Experience the Salt Meats Cheese infamous flaming cheese wheel experience. Every Wednesday night they offer their risotto cheese wheel demonstration made with three amazing flavours of your choice including smoked cheese, truffle pecorino or gorgonzola.

Stand Up Comedy at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 29 January 2020
Every Wednesday night they're taking over The Avenue's Back Room to bring you the biggest laughs in Surfers Paradise from 7:30pm. The Avenue will be hosting some of the best comedians in the country and from around the world every week - they might not all be names you've heard of, but they guarantee they'll leave you in stitches.

Avenue Comedy Night Every Wednesday Night

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 29 January 2020
Every Wednesday night, The Avenue welcomes local and international comedians to the stage for a hilarious night of entertainment. With an electric atmosphere, talented guests and a delicious menu, makes Wednesday night at The Avenue your new weekly ritual.
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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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