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 2018 Commonwealth Games, Festival 2018 and the iconic Magic Millions Carnival.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

From the 4-15 April 2018, punters will be able to support their favourite athletes as they compete in a variety of sports from Athletics and Swimming to Lawn Bowls and Cycling. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games also includes 12 action-packed days of free celebrations called Festival 2018.

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.

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Sand Safari Arts Festival

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
9 – 25 February 2018
There is no better way to spend February than at the Sand Safari Arts Festival at one of Australia's most iconic beaches, Surfers Paradise. Over 17 days, the sands and streets of Surfers Paradise will come alive in a celebration of sand, sea and sport inspired art.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 22 February 2018
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.

Our Land People Stories - Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$21 - 48
23 February 2018
HOTA presents Our Land People Stories by Bangarra Dance Theatre. Bangarra brings you three personal and profound dance works, showcasing the infinite stories of Australia’s cultural heritage. The stunning paintings of Yirrkala artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu are brought to life in Nyapanyapa, Wiradjuri family and kinship is explored in Miyagan, and the two sides of Sydney’s Governor Macquarie are uncovered in Macq.

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 23 – 24 February 2018
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.

Gold Coast SUNS Family Night Out

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
23 February 2018
Come along to the Gold Coast SUNS Family Night Out! Join them at Bond University AFL field from 3.30pm for a night of family fun with family activities, petting zoo, rock climbing wall food trucks , SUNS membership and merchandise and 102.

Thando 'Numb' Tour - Gold Coast at Nightquarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
23 February 2018
In her first collaboration and with one of the fastest-rising Hip Hop acts in Australia, Zimbabwean born Thando has released her brand new single ‘Numb’ ft Remi with an accompanying clip to coincide with her upcoming National ‘Numb’ tour Feb – April 2018.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 23 February 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.

Based Comedy at Oxenford Tavern

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 23 February 2018
Every Friday night at Oxenford Tavern, Based Comedy is bringing the very best comedians from around Australia and around the world to entertain you - all for free! Shows start at 7:30pm with top headliners and hilarious support acts!

Thando Live at Nightquarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
23 February 2018
Zimbabwean born songstress Thando has been gracing stages around Australia with electric presence and powerhouse vocal, and now she’s bringing her NUMB. Tour to NightQuarter! Heralded as a commanding performer, her ability to tell a story takes her audience on a journey of loving oneself and reflection.

Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 23 February 2018
Ever wanted to be involved in a murder and solve the case yourself, or even be a murderer? At the Fox & Hounds they have four murder themes in 2018. Games of Crowns - Medieval Murder at the Grand Gatsby - 1920's Factions - Vampires, Sorcerers and Werewolves Witches - too many spoil the brew Choose a theme, they will send you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening.
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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.

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.

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