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.

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.

Kathrin Longhurst 'Fighters and Dreamers'

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 4 – 31 October 2019
Gallery One opens Kathrin Longhurst’s solo exhibition on Friday 4 October. This new collection of work from the award-winning figurative artist brings together the artist’s ouerve of glamorous women in military attire and brave young people, and runs until October 31.

QT and Perrier-Jouët present the Art of Tasting

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$55 - 55
Monthly from 10 October – 17 November 2019
QT and Perrier-Jouët present the art of tasting, a five course visual feast in celebration of the craft of flavour. Culinary talent from five of their most adventurous venues share their local method in an effervescent exploration with Perrier-Jouët champagne.

Happy Halloween at Dreamworld

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
From AU$0 - 29
18 – 19 October 2019
Get ready for Dreamworld’s first ever Happy Halloween event, on select nights during October. Complete with all things fun and mysterious, this not-so-spooky family event is perfect for kids of all ages and is not to be missed.

Fright Nights at Warner Bros. Movie World

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
From AU$49.00 - 69.00
18 – 19 October 2019
Fright Nights returns on Saturday 28th September for another year of endless horrific fun at Warner Bros. Movie World. For the first time ever, take on FIVE horror mazes, FOUR skin crawling precincts, plus some of your favourite thrill rides after dark.

Rock Climbing - Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.50
Weekly from 19 October 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 - 70
Weekly from 19 – 20 October 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. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm.

The Village Markets

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
20 October 2019
The Village Markets (established in 2008) trades every month, on the first and third Sunday at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am to 1pm. This creative hub for emerging entrepreneurs (the likes of Peony Swimwear, F+H Jewellery, Grace Bijoux, Children of the Tribe and Kivari have all traded there) plays host to 100 plus incredible boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, as well as street food, live tunes and a monthly pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sale.

SkyPoint Sunday Sundowns

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 20 October 2019
On Sunday after dark, SkyPoint Bistro + Bar transforms itself into the Gold Coast’s highest altitude lounge bar with an electric atmosphere, exquisite cocktails, extensive wine menu and craft beer and ciders, along with live entertainment from locally sourced musicians and entertainers.
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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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