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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Aussie Wildlife Course - February/March

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$350 - 350
Weekly from 6 February – 27 March 2019
Love animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife.

Sand Safari Arts Festival 2019

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
8 – 24 February 2019
Kings and Queens of the castle will converge on Surfers Paradise as the annual Sand Safari Arts Festival returns to celebrate all things sand and sea, transforming the iconic foreshore into a family-friendly fantasy sandscape.

Pottery and Textiles Workshop Experience - February

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
17 – 21 February 2019
The Pottery and Textiles Experience is designed to inspire your creative energy through the discovery of various art forms, from Pottery to Rug Making and Basket Weaving, all with local based artists. Suitable for beginners, this is a fun filled experience for those wanting to unleash their creative side!

Creative Arts - Painting /Drawing Workshop Experience - February

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$883 - 1703
18 – 22 February 2019
Renowned local Tamborine Mountain artist Gaye Dell is offering a series of five-day creative workshop that stimulates the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations! Using the exquisite beauty and unique experiences Tamborine Mountain has to offer, Gaye shares a lifetime of creative endeavours with you and will delight in showing you the road less-travelled on the mountain as only a local can.

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$96 - 96
Weekly from 20 – 21 February 2019
Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic.

Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 February 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.

Thursday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
21 February 2019
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. Get in early and reserve your table for a great Thursday Night Show at the Dog and Parrot Tavern.

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 50
Weekly from 21 February 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 and "Scarlett Fever" 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.

Cuban Carnival Party

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 22 February 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".

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 22 February 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.
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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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