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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Energies 2018

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
14 September – 14 October 2018
Energies 2018 profiles artwork from senior secondary schools across the Gold Coast, providing for many students their first opportunity to be represented within a gallery. The exhibition is known for exploring the issues important to younger generations such as body image, sexuality, psychology, environmental awareness and consumerism.

Women In Art, Spring Exhibition

Paradise Point, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 – 25 September 2018
Visit beautiful Ephraim Spa on Ephraim Island and delight in the paintings and sculptures exhibited by local women artists in their Spring Exhibition. Their regular exhibitions provide an opportunity for women to express themselves creatively and also to help raise funds for Paradise Kids.

Coast Club School Holiday Activities: Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$28.10 - 64.75
24 – 28 September 2018
During the school holidays the Gold Coast Recreation Centre will be running full day (six hour) and half day (three hour) activity programs for children eight years and over. Parents and families welcome.

Junior Ranger Activities at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 55
Quarterly from 24 – 27 September 2018
Calling all Junior Rangers, parents and friends! Kids can have an experience of the natural kind these school holidays and join the Park Rangers on a wildlife adventure! Become a Junior Ranger and go behind the scenes as a wildlife keeper to come face-to-face with one of your favourite animals.

Tuesday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
25 September 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.

Magic In Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$30 - 60
Weekly from 25 September 2018
“Magic In Paradise” by The Avenue and The Coast Magicians is THE MUST SEE event on the Gold Coast. Everyone comes to Surfers in search of a little Magic, so you now you don’t have to leave disappointed.

Avenue Comedy Night Every Wednesday Night

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 26 September 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.

Wednesday Night Comedy at Nobbys Arc

Miami, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 26 September 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?

Stand Up Comedy

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
26 September 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.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 26 September 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.
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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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