Viva Surfers Paradise

Thousands of fans of the golden age of rock and roll will dust off their blue suede shoes as Viva Surfers Paradise returns in July 2018. With 10 days...

Viva Surfers Paradise

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 2018 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 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!

Viva Surfers Paradise

Viva Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
13 July 2018 to 22 July 2018

Thousands of fans of the golden age of rock and roll will dust off their blue suede shoes as Viva Surfers Paradise returns in July 2018. With 10 days of free live entertainment and shows by some of the world’s best...

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Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo

Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, QLD
14 July 2018 to 15 July 2018

Each year the Gold Coast hosts a unique animal show, known as the Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo. This is a local event suited for residents and visitors with pets, and includes a variety of presentations, exhibits, and...

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Kokoda Challenge

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Mudgeeraba, QLD
14 July 2018 to 15 July 2018

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

Various Locations, Broadbeach, QLD
27 July 2018 to 29 July 2018

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 Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
30 June 2018 to 01 July 2018

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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Colour Run Gold Coast

Colour Run Gold Coast

Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast, QLD
19 August 2018

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
31 August 2018 to 02 September 2018

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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Swell Sculpture Festival

Swell Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach, Currumbin, QLD
14 September 2018 to 23 September 2018

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 open all throughout the day. Apart from enjoying an array of displays...

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Australian University Games

Australian University Games

Various Locations, Gold Coast, QLD
24 September 2018

The Gold Coast is one of the hosts of the popular Australian University Games. The Australian University Games was first held in Brisbane in 1993; with the Australian University Games moving locations around Australia...

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Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise, QLD
29 September 2018 to 05 October 2018

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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Coolangatta Gold

Kurrawa Beach, Coolangatta, QLD
06 October 2018 to 07 October 2018

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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Buskers by the Creek

Winders Park, Currumbin, QLD
13 October 2018 to 14 October 2018

Buskers by the Creek is a fantastic outdoor concert filled with over 200 performers for you to enjoy! From well-known performers to young musicians and from banjos to full bands, come on down to Currumbin to enjoy...

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Gold Coast 600

Gold Coast 600

Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, QLD
19 October 2018 to 21 October 2018

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

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Pan Pacific Masters Games

Pan Pacific Masters Games

Jupiters Casino, Broadbeach, QLD
02 November 2018 to 11 November 2018

The Pan Pacific Masters Games is a massive sporting event that invites a number of 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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Schoolies

Schoolies

Surfers Paradise Beach & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
17 November 2018 to 09 December 2018

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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Australian Pga Championship

Australian PGA Championship

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa, Qld
29 November 2018 to 02 December 2018

Australia has a rich sporting history and is pleased to play host to the Australian PGA Championship in 2018. Considered as the the most popular PGA Tour, the Australian PGA Championship is Australia’s flagship...

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Christmas Light Up Competition

Christmas Light Up Competition

Various Gold Coast Locations, Gold Coast, QLD
01 December 2018 to 24 December 2018

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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Christmas Carols By Candlelight

Christmas Carols By Candlelight

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Various dates and locations around the Gold Coast in December 2018.

Every year in December, the Gold Coast hosts a range of Christmas Carols by Candelight 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 can...

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Christmas In Surfers Paradise

Christmas in Surfers Paradise

Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, QLD
13 December 2018 to 24 December 2018

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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Christmas in the Clouds

Christmas in the Clouds

SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - December 2018

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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Carols On The Beach

Carols on the Beach

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - December 2018

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

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New Years Eve

New Years Eve

Surfers Paradise Beach & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
31 December 2018

New Years 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, entertainment...

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oceans 38

Oceans 38

Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - January 2019

Bordered by the golden sandy beaches and the breathtaking hinterland, the Gold Coast is a popular tourist destination in Queensland. The city’s many attractions and favourable weather makes it a common vacation spot all...

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Rotary Antiques Fair

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa, QLD
10 January 2019 to 13 January 2019

Apart from its many scenic tourist attractions and activities, the Gold Coast boasts an array of amazing events. One such event is the Rotary Antiques Fair. This event occurs during the month of January each year. Held...

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Big Day Out

Big Day Out

TBA, TBA, QLD
TBA - 2019

The Big Day Out has not run for the past 3 years on the Gold Coast. Please keep an eye on this page for any announcements about a 2019 show. The Big Day Out is an annual music festival held on the Gold Coast and in most...

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Gold Coast Food Wine Expo

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - January 2019

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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Burleigh Pro

Burleigh Pro

Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads, QLD
TBA - January 2019

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 surfing championship, as it has a natural...

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Gold Coast Magic Millions

Magic Millions

Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall, QLD
TBA - January 2019

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...

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Australia Day

Australia Day

The Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
26 January 2019

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

Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - February 2019

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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Quiksilver Pro

Quiksilver Pro

Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, QLD
TBA - March 2019

The Quiksilver 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 unique event...

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Bleach Festival

Bleach Festival

Various locations, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - April 2019

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

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Gold Coast Film Festival

Gold Coast Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - April 2019

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
TBA - April 2019

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, costumes, movies...

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Gold Coast Careers Expo

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Gold Coast Event Centre, Bundall, QLD
TBA - May 2019

Each year, the Gold Coast hosts a career expo during the month of May each 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...

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Surfers Paradise Live

Surfers Paradise Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBC - May 2019

The biggest music festival on the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise Live and its returning again, bigger and better in 2019. Held over 3 days, this music festival has a huge range of headliners to keep visitors entertained...

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Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, Coolangatta, QLD
12 May 2019

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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Blues on Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach

Broadbeach CBD, Broadbeach, QLD
TBC - May 2019

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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Gold Coast Running Festival

Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, QLD
TBC - May 2019

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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Seafire

Seafire

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBC - June 2019

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 the...

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Cooly Rocks On

Multiple Venues, Coolangatta, QLD
TBC - June 2019

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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Australian Open Bowls

Australian Open Bowls

15 Gold Coast Venues, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - June 2019

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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Mudgeeraba Show

Mudgeeraba Show

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Mudgeeraba, QLD
29 June 2019 to 30 June 2019

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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