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.

Dean Cogle - Beyond Nostalgia

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
11 May – 30 June 2019
A retrospective celebrating forty years of works by local artist Dean Cogle, including paintings, designs and illustrations that capture the Gold Coast’s iconic lifestyle. Synonymous with coastal culture, his work embodies themes of place, memory, and identity.

Come See Do – Pro Cycle Gold Coast

Gold Coast,
From AU$3289 - 4862
17 – 21 June 2019
Join them for five days of expert training and coaching with former professional cyclist and National Champion Nick Gates. Whether you’re an experienced competitor keen to improve, or new to cycling and want to start right, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to explore a sporting paradise on two wheels with a champion guide.

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 50
Weekly from 20 June 2019
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.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 June 2019
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.

Cuban Carnival Party

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 June 2019
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".

Puttin' On The Ritz - Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
21 June 2019
Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes. It’s time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Following the huge success of their 2017 debut Australian tour, Puttin’ On the Ritz is back by popular demand and gliding its way across Australia in May and June for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time.

Date Night Clay Class

Tugun, Gold Coast Area
From AU$100 - 100
21 June 2019
Join them for two hours in their studios with a partner or friend, while they turn the lights down for a relaxing and romantic night of throwing clay. In this intensive throwing clay class, perfect for beginners, you will be guided by their teacher and you will relax using clay in a perfect date night with music and nibbles provided by them;

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 June 2019
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.

World Music Day

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
21 June 2019
You are invited to World Music Day at the Fox n Hounds. If you can sing, whistle, dance, clap, play an instrument or smile come on along for a bit of fun. The Fête de la Musique, also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration.
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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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