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Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Surfers Paradise Kids Week is a family-friendly event run especially for kids along the Surfers Paradise foreshore on the beautiful Gold Coast. The...

Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Gold Coast Events

The number of upcoming Gold Coast events continues to rapidly grow; with magnificent all-year-round weather making events, shows, exhibitions and festivals ever-evolving.

Increasing its reputation as Australia’s event capital, The Gold Coast plays host to many annual major events; including the Gold Coast 600, the end of year Schoolies celebrations, the Magic Millions horse race and many popular surfing competitions.

Upcoming 2020/2021 Gold Coast Calendar of Events




The range of events also include Rugby and AFL sporting matches; with the great weather and incredible modern facilities making the Gold Coast ideal for outdoor festivals. There are also a number of new venues home to popular performing arts and theatre concerts.

Enjoy a day out at any of the food and wine festivals (which are really just an excuse to indulge) or even just visit a small town event or market and feel part of the local community.

One thing is for certain, you’ll never run out of things to see and experience during your stay on the Gold Coast!




Colour Run Gold Coast

Colour Run Gold Coast

Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast, QLD
18 August 2020

Colour Run Gold Coast is the most fun 5km run event in Australia where runners can run, skip, walk or dance their way around the course whilst they get flung with colour. This is an un-timed event where participants of...

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Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Show

Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
30 August 2020 to 01 September 2020

The Gold Coast Show is the largest community event held on the Gold Coast which is celebrated year after year. The Gold Coast Show is one of the largest community events in Queensland and, as a renowned community event...

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Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, Coolangatta, QLD
TBA - Spring 2020

The Cooly Classic is the most iconic open water swimming competition held on the Gold Coast. Every year, elite swimmers flock to this event to compete and also to conquer three of the country’s most challenging...

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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Marine Village, Hope Island, QLD
TBA - Late 2020

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is one of the most popular events held each year on the Gold Coast. With a range of brand new boat models, sailboats, marine products and accessories, the boat show attracts a...

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Mudgeeraba Show

Mudgeeraba Show

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Mudgeeraba, QLD
02 October 2020 to 04 October 2020

Nestled in a tranquil valley in the suburbs of the Gold Coast, Mudgeeraba is a beautiful suburb just ten minutes from the Gold Coast. Each year, the township of Mudgeeraba hosts the Mudgeeraba Show which draws thousands...

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Coolangatta Gold

Coolangatta Gold

Kurrawa Beach, Coolangatta, QLD
24 October 2020 to 25 October 2020

The Coolangatta Gold is a world-class Ironman event which is held in the beautiful Gold Coast suburb of Coolangatta each year. As one of the most challenging endurance races in surf lifesaving, the Coolangatta Gold now...

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Gold Coast 600

Gold Coast 600

Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, QLD
30 October 2020 to 01 November 2020

Every year the Gold Coast welcomes thousands of visitors to come and watch the excitement of the Gold Coast 600. The Gold Coast 600 is one of the premier motorsport racing events in Australia and the Gold Coast welcomes...

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Pan Pacific Masters Games

Pan Pacific Masters Games

Locations all Over the Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
06 November 2020 to 15 November 2020

The Pan Pacific Masters Games is a massive sporting event that invites many national and international participants to compete. Regarded as one of the most well-renowned sporting festivals in the country, the Pan...

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Bleach Festival

Bleach Festival

Various locations, Gold Coast, QLD
12 November 2020 to 22 November 2020

The Bleach Festival is the biggest cultural arts festival on the Gold Coast and serves towns such as Currumbin, Kirra, Tugun and Coolangatta. The festival runs for 16 days where hundreds of local and international...

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Schoolies

Schoolies

Surfers Paradise Beach & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
21 November 2020 to 12 December 2020

Schoolies week is an Australian tradition that allows high school graduates to enjoy a week-long holiday just after their last high school exams finish. As one of the most popular events amongst teenagers, Schoolies on...

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Christmas Carols By Candlelight

Christmas Carols By Candlelight

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - December 2020

Every year in December, the Gold Coast hosts a range of Christmas Carols by Candlelight events all along the coast. So bring gather up your family and friends and come and check out some of these fun events where you...

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Australian Pga Championship

Australian PGA Championship

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa, QLD
18 December 2020 to 21 December 2020

Australia has a rich sporting history and is pleased to play host to the Australian PGA Championship. Considered as the most popular PGA Tour, the Australian PGA Championship is Australia’s flagship competition...

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Christmas In The Clouds

Christmas in the Clouds

SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - December 2020

During the most exciting time of the year, come and celebrate Christmas on the Gold Coast with the unique Christmas in the Clouds event. Skypoint, the best place to get panoramic views of the Gold Coast, hosts this...

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Christmas In Surfers Paradise

Christmas in Surfers Paradise

Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - December 2020

Christmas is a time that is filled with joy and merriment when people all over the world come together to celebrate and have fun. If you happen to be on the Gold Coast this Christmas, then make sure you come down to...

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Carols On The Beach

Carols on the Beach

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - December 2020

Come down to Surfers Paradise and get in the Christmas spirit by joining in on Carols on the Beach, family-friendly night of fun! Hosted along the Surfers Paradise Beach, this is a casual setting with plenty of space...

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Christmas Light Up Competition

Christmas Light Up Competition

Various Gold Coast Locations, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - December 2020

The annual Christmas Light Up competition is one of the most fun events of the season, with the glowing festive spirit found all around the place, with many fun-filled light displays and activities. So, even though the...

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New Years Eve

New Years Eve

Surfers Paradise Beach & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
31 December 2020 to 01 January 2021

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations across the world, with the beautiful coastal city of the Gold Coast celebrating this amazing event with bright lights...

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Red Carpet Gold Coast Antiques And Collectables Fair

Red Carpet Gold Coast Antiques and Collectables Fair

Carrara Indoor Stadium, Nerang, QLD
TBA - Jan 2021

Apart from its many scenic tourist attractions and activities, the Gold Coast boasts an array of fantastic events. One such event is the Red Carpet Gold Coast Antiques and Collectables Fair, which occurs during January...

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Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, QLD
08 January 2021 to 10 January 2021

The Gold Coast is a premier beach holiday destination offering various fun things to see and do. While the attractions and activities keep visitors busy, the city’s countless events and shows also draw a number of...

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Magic Millions

Magic Millions

Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall, QLD
09 January 2021

The Magic Millions on the Gold Coast is recognised as the second-largest horse race event in Australia, after the Melbourne Cup. Held in January each year, the Magic Millions racing event is one of the most popular...

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Australia Day

Australia Day

The Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
26 January 2021

One of the largest celebrations held throughout the country year after year is Australia Day. Celebrated on January 26th, Australia day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on...

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Sand Safari

Sand Safari

Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - February 2021

The Sand Safari is a yearly event held on the Gold Coast where artists come and create sand sculptures for all to see. During this fun event, sculptors will transform the foreshore into a fantasy sandscape featuring all...

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Triathlon Pink

Triathlon Pink

Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre, Runaway Bay, QLD
TBA- February 2021

The Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia for all women, along with boys and girls aged 7 to 13 years old. The whole family can get...

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Gold Coast Men’s Pro

Gold Coast Men’s Pro

Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, QLD
TBA - March / April 2021

The Gold Coast Men’s Pro is a popular surfing event held on the Gold Coast each year at Snapper Rocks Coolangatta. This event includes a series of programs with a number of top Australian surfers heading to this...

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Gold Coast Film Festival

Gold Coast Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - April 2021

Movie lovers and potential filmmakers meet at Broadbeach for 10 days every year during the Gold Coast Film Festival. Here, visitors have the opportunity to watch some of the most recent award-winning movies or...

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Supanova Gold Coast

Supanova Gold Coast

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, , Broadbeach, QLD
16 April 2021 to 18 April 2021

Supanova Gold Coast is a massive pop culture expo, often lauded as Australia’s answer to ‘Comic-Con’. Supanova has grown exponentially since its inception in 2000, with heaps of celebrities, toys...

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Surfers Paradise Live

Surfers Paradise Live

Surfers Paradise Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - April / May 2021

The biggest music festival on the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise Live and its returning again, bigger and better in 2021. Held over 4 days, this music festival has a huge range of headliners to keep visitors entertained...

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Gold Coast Open

Gold Coast Open

Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads, QLD
TBA - May 2021

The Gold Coast Open (previously known as the Burleigh Pro) is a yearly surfing competition hosted by the World Surf League and is hosted at Burleigh Heads in Queensland. Burleigh Heads is the perfect location for this...

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Gold Coast Careers Festival

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Gold Coast Event Centre, Bundall, QLD
TBA - May 2021

Each year, the Gold Coast hosts a career expo during May every year. With a focus on helping and guiding students towards a career path, the Gold Coast Careers Festival is a popular event for students. Each year...

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Blues On Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach

Broadbeach CBD, Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - May 2021

Enjoy some wonderful blues music at the popular Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival on the Gold Coast. This popular music festival is a must-see for visitors and local residents. This fabulous event offers a wonderful...

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Cooly Rocks On

Cooly Rocks On

Multiple Venues, Coolangatta, QLD
TBA - June 2021

The Cooly Rocks On festival is a popular and unique, music and car show that boasts many classic car displays as well as vintage costumes, live music and a massive parade in Coolangatta. This 5-day long car show is one...

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Seafire

Seafire

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - June 2021

Seafire is a massive pyrotechnics extravaganza held on the magnificent Surfers Paradise beach on the Gold Coast. The festival brings together some of the world’s leading pyrotechnics designers in one place where...

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Australian Open Bowls

Australian Open Bowls

15 Various Gold Coast Venues, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - June 2021

The Australian Open Bowls championship is the biggest bowls event in the world with thousands of world-class competitors coming to the Gold Coast to compete. Competing for prizes valued at over $250,000, the Australian...

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Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
03 July 2021 to 04 July 2021

The Gold coast Airport Marathon is a major sporting event with spectators and participants coming from all over the world. Every June or July, the Gold Coast gets ready to host the biggest marathon race held in the...

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Viva Surfers Paradise

Viva Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - July 2021

Thousands of fans of the golden age of rock and roll will dust off their blue suede shoes as Viva Surfers Paradise returns. With 10 days of free live entertainment and shows by some of the world’s best tribute...

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Kokoda Challenge

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Mudgeeraba, QLD
TBA - July 2021

The Kokoda Challenge is a renowned cross-country team event that offers an amazing and challenging bushwalking experience. With over 96kms of walking course; including 12 creeks, trails and climbing routes, the Kokoda...

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Groundwater Country Music Festival

Groundwater Country Music Festival

Various Locations, Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - July 2021

Groundwater Country Music Festival (formerly Broadbeach Country Music Festival) has cemented its reputation of bringing together high calibre international and Australian artists to Broadbeach on the Gold Coast for...

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Gold Coast Running Festival

Gold Coast Running Festival

Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, QLD
TBA - SEPTEMBER 2021

Gold Coast Running Festival (formerly known as the Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run) is an annual community event that is suitable for experienced runners as well as beginners, families and children. Head over to the Cbus...

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Swell Sculpture Festival

Swell Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach, Currumbin, QLD
TBA - September 2021

Visit the wonderful Swell Sculpture Festival and see over 50 sculptures by various artists from all over the world. This is a free exhibition and opens all throughout the day. Apart from enjoying an array of displays...

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Palmy Fest

Palmy Fest

Rotary Park, Palm Beach, QLD
TBA- September 2021

Spend an amazing day with your family and friends at the first-ever Palmy Fest, Family Fun Day on the Gold Coast. PALMY FEST will be held in Rotary Park in Palm Beach (near Salk Oval) for all to enjoy with some of the...

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Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA- September 2021

Surfers Paradise Kids Week is a family-friendly event run especially for kids along the Surfers Paradise foreshore on the beautiful Gold Coast. The event celebrates all things kids with a week-long event filled with...

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