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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Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast

Wongawallan, Gold Coast Area
From AU$85 - 85
Weekly from 22 – 23 June 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.

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 22 – 23 June 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.

The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.75 - 12.15
Weekly from 23 June 2018
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. The walls each offer over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, including crack only climbs for more experienced climbers.

Karaoke Competition

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
23 June 2018
Nothing beats a good Karaoke Competition especially when it's at Nerang Bowls Club every Saturday night with an awesome club voucher. Prizes and cash available! Get ready to sign yourself up! Heats run through until June 23.

Stormtroopers Weekend at Dreamworld

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
From AU$75 - 280
23 – 24 June 2018
Stormtroopers Weekend. The Force will be strong when more than 150 Stormtroopers return to Dreamworld. The event run by the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars® organisation, is one of the major fundraisers for TLC for Kids - Gold Coast.

Lifeline $2 Clothing Sale

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
23 – 24 June 2018
Rummage through almost 15 tonnes of pre-loved quality items at the huge Lifeline Gold Coast $2 Clothing Sale. With men’s, women’s and kids’ clothes on offer—plus ties, belts, travel bags and leather goods—you can refresh your winter wardrobe for just $2 a piece.

Concert For Dogs

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 June 2018
Canal Street Communications, Pomegranate Arts and HOTA present Concert For Dogs. Playing with melodies, frequencies and riffs she has composed especially for dogs, Laurie Anderson presents the latest in her series of Concerts for Dogs.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 24 June 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.

Sunday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 June 2018
Free entry! Join them every Sunday night in The Palm Beach Hotel restaurant 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.

Laurie Anderson In Conversation: All The Things I Lost in the Flood

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 June 2018
Presented by Canal Street Communications, Pomegranate Arts and HOTA. Using her recent book “All the Things I Lost in the Flood” as inspiration, Laurie Anderson engages in a conversation about stories and language with local writers and artists.
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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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