Gold Coast | Events

You’ll find more than sand and surfers on the Gold Coast this year. 

Queensland’s playground for young and old plays host to an epic events calendar, and its iconic stretch of coastline is the backdrop for a huge line-up of entertainment, sports and endurance events.

Entertainment

Play among the who’s who at The Star Magic Millions Carnival and TV Week Logie Awards

Surf Events

The surf capital welcomes world-class events to our breaks, including the Gold Coast Open in February, and World Surf League Gold Coast Pro in March.

Find your spot on the sand and watch the pros in action. 

Endurance Events

Beginner or professional, put your personal best to the test at the Gold Coast’s triathlons, marathons, surf life saving and ocean swim events.

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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.

Sunday Sessions at Kurrawa Surf Club

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 24 November 2019 – 29 March 2020
Join them on their private balcony at Kurrawa Surf Club 2 every Sunday until 29 March 2020 for local musicians, Summer fresh cocktails, delicious bites, lawn games and an uninterrupted view of the picturesque Pacific Ocean.

Christmas Commission 2019: Samuel Leighton-Dore

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
25 November – 27 December 2019
Each year, their Christmas Commission sets a local artist the task of creating a new work to help them celebrate the Holiday Season there at HOTA. This year, Samuel Leighton-Dore will deliver a Christmas extravaganza complete with Santa and all his reindeer.

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Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
1 – 15 December 2019
Make HOTA your home this summer as we host 20 events over 15 sun kissed days and long warm nights with something for everyone. Slip into Summer with the Gold Coast’s first Roots Music Festival or witness the ladies of Hot Brown Honey bring the heat before kicking up your heels at Dance Beneath the Stars.

Christmas ArtLab

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
6 – 15 December 2019
by Samuel Leighton-Dore Create something you can wear and something you can give at this Christmas crafts pop-up ArtLab session with Gold Coast artist and writer Samuel Leighton-Dore. It’s fun and free – on the Entrance Terrace.

Osadia

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$0 - 0
Weekly from 6 – 15 December 2019
The sculptural quality of hairdressing becomes theatre in the barbers chairs of OSADIA. This street theatre company formed in Barcelona in 1996 designed multifaceted hairdresser Alex Rendon. He envisaged a moment where an audience member becomes the central performer and is transformed on stage as styling becomes a showpiece, much to the enthralled rapture of the remaining audience.

Home Artisan Market

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
6 – 15 December 2019
Tis’ the season to shop at our Artisan Market. If you’re looking for something a little different to gift this year then you’ll enjoy wandering round our curated market stalls and browsing beautiful gifts that are a bit arty.

Australian Volleyball School Cup

Carrara, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
11 – 12 December 2019
The AVSC is the largest school-based sporting event in Australia and is the marquee junior participation event within Volleyball Australia's national events portfolio. The annual event, held in December, brings together more than 5,000 students representing over 500 secondary schools teams.

White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
From AU$27.00 - 42.00
12 – 15 December 2019
Celebrate the wonder and excitement of White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World on selected dates this December. Enjoy a Christmas experience like no other with a spectacular nightly parade at 8pm, Christmas festivities and enchanting precincts that will transport you to a whimsical winter wonderland.
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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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