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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Based Comedy at Last Night on Earth

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 20
Weekly from 29 August 2020
They're heading into the future and also heading to Last Night on Earth, Southport's coolest little dive, for a weekly rooftop comedy show that'll echo out all the way to Officeworks. Every Saturday they're bringing you the coolest comics from around Australia and around the world for drinks, laughs and loves.

Marina Mirage Farmers Market

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 29 August 2020
Marina Mirage Farmers Market is indoors and undercover every Saturday from 7am to 12pm. Marina Mirage Farmers Market showcases farm fresh seasonal spray free and organic produce, gourmet artisan delicacies and homemade Arts and Craft.

Based Comedy at The Palm Beach Hotel

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 30 August 2020
Free entry! Join us every Sunday night in The Palm Beach Hotel restaurant as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country and around the world take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Benny D Williams Live at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
30 August 2020
The Avenue is proud to host the most entertaining performer you will ever see on your travels. Floating gently to you from the Coast of Gold, Benny D Williams brings his "junkyard soul" sounds to your ears.

Markets in the Meadow

Bundall, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 30 August 2020
Every Sunday, Markets in the Meadow will host a comprehensive farmer's market at Aquis Park, Racecourse Road Bundall. Glorious coastal open-air; is there a safer place to shop? Support the local Queensland and Northern Rivers growers in a paddock to plate experience and get a little exercise as well.

Carrara Markets Car Boot Sale

Carrara, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20.00 - 20.00
Weekly from 30 August 2020
Carrara Markets is famous for its Sunday morning Car Boot Sale! If you love a second hand bargain then you're sure to find it amongst the boots full of preloved fashion, books, toys, homewares, tools, bibs & bobs!

Karaoke at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 31 August 2020
The Avenue hosts the Gold Coast most popular Karaoke show every Monday night from 8.30pm. Featuring the amazing Karin from Red Hot Entertainment. Come and join the fun, where everyone becomes a star.

Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 1 September 2020
Free entry! Join us at 7.30pm monthly Tuesday night 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.

Tuesday Night Comedy at the Roosevelt Lounge

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 1 September 2020
Bringing you the best acts from all over the country and from all over the world. Join us on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm for an intimate and hilarious night of comedy. $20 entry charge (incl. a drink).

Australian Grand Slam of Surfing - Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
1 September 2020
To bring world-class competitive surfing to fans during a time of restricted international travel, the WSL will host a series of regional, pre-season exhibition events featuring CT surfers in the USA, Australia, France, and Portugal called The WSL Countdown.
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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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