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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Junior Ranger Activities at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 55
Quarterly from 30 November 2018 – 24 January 2019
Become a Junior Ranger these school holidays and learn what you can do to protect native plants and animals. Go behind the scenes to see how wildlife rangers care for animals and explore the fascinating lives of Queensland’s native animals including reptiles and mammals.

Let There Be Rock

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019
An exhibition celebrating the heyday of the Gold Coast live rock scene through stories, memorabilia, photos and footage. This exhibition will stir some memories, reignite people’s passion for this era and create a new opportunity to relive legendary music and great times.

Live and Local: Gold Coast Music Photography

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019
Live and local is a showcase of artistic talent on the Gold Coast, where music and photography fuse seamlessly, and we, the audience, look on and listen in awe. Nadia Achilles, Leigh Kelly, Dan Maynard, Danny Santangelo, Leisen Standen and Pete Wheeler share a passion for photographing the Gold Coast live music scene that is rivalled only by the musicians they document.

White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25.00 - 40.00
12 – 16 December 2018
Celebrate the wonder and excitement of White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World this December. Enjoy a Christmas experience like no other with a spectacular parade, a visit with Santa and enchanting precincts that will transport you to a whimsical winter wonderland.

Christmas in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
13 – 24 December 2018
Experience the sun-drenched magic of a quintessentially Australian Christmas in Surfers Paradise, as Santa dons boardies and arrives in a surfboat sleigh to spread festive cheer to families and visitors throughout the world-famous holiday precinct from Thursday 13 to Monday 24 December.

Life Drawing at HOTA

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 25
13 December 2018
Held on the second Thursday of every month (July to December), Life Drawing at HOTA combines live music with life drawing; giving you the ultimate artistic experience. Surrender to your auditory and visual surroundings as live music and rhythm inspire your creativity in this two and a half hour session.

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 13 December 2018
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.

Thursday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
13 December 2018
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.

Meditation Night – Mantras On Tahiti

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
13 December 2018
Yoga Meditation Fans, this is truly a night not to be missed. Let’s get together for a couple hours, meet up, make new friends, eat healthy foods in an uplifting environment and of course learn how to meditate.

Weekly Gin and Jazz

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
13 December 2018
Free weekly jazz by the Tonic quartet featuring Gary Mulholland on saxes, Ben Gilgen on keys/vocals, Philip Jack on string/electric bass and Cvitan Barac on drum kit. Fantastic food, refreshing drinks and awesome music!
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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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