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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 event...

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 2017 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!


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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Gold Coast Folk Music Festival

Gold Coast Folk Music Festival

Albert Waterways Community Centre, Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - 2017

THE FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 2016 WAS CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK BACK AND WE WILL UPDATE THE PAGE IF A 2017 FESTIVAL IS ANNOUNCEDThe Gold Coast Folk Music Festival is an annual celebration of grass roots Australian...

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Netfest

Various Locations, Gold Coast, QLD
12 October 2017 to 15 October 2017

Netfest is a massive Netball participation event which is run for people over 18 years of age and is run by Netball Australia. Offering a tournament including outdoor netball and beach netball, there will be heaps of...

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Buskers by the Creek

Winders Park, Currumbin, QLD
14 October 2017 to 15 October 2017

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
20 October 2017 to 22 October 2017

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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Schoolies

Schoolies

Surfers Paradise Beach & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
18 November 2017 to 10 December 2017

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SCHOOLIES ACCOMMODATION NOW! 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...

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PGA Championship

Australian PGA Championship

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa, Qld
30 November 2017 to 03 December 2017

Australia has a rich sporting history and is pleased to play host to the Australian PGA Championship in 2017. 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
TBA - December 2017

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 in the Clouds

Christmas in the Clouds

SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise, QLD
9 December 2017 15 December 2017

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
13 December 2017 to 24 December 2017

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 Carols By Candlelight

Christmas Carols By Candlelight

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Various dates, December 2017 See notes above

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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Carols on the Beach

Carols on the Beach

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
23 December 2017

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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Gold Coast New Years Eve

New Years Eve

Surfers Paradise Beach & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
31 December 2017

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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Rotary Antiques Fair

The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
04 January 2018 to 07 January 2018

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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oceans 38

Oceans 38

Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - January 2018

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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Gold Coast Magic Millions

Magic Millions

Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall, QLD
TBA - January 2018

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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Womens Health and Wellbeing Expo

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Expo

Robina Community Centre, Robina, QLD
TBA - WILL NOT RUN IN 2017

THE WOMEN’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING EXPO WILL NOT RUN IN 2017 The Women’s Health and Wellbeing Expo is a FREE event for women of all ages where they can find information and inspiration on how to live a healthy...

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Big Day Out

Big Day Out

TBA, TBA, QLD
TBA - 2018

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 2018 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 Show

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - January 2018

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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Surf World Gold Coast

Burleigh Pro

Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads, QLD
25 January 2018 to 28 January 2018

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 Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day

The Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
26 January 2018

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
05 February 2018 to 28 February 2018

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 2018

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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Gold Coast International Marine Expo

Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera, QLD
TBA - March 2018

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is a boat show with so much more! This annual expo is a not-for-profit event which is held over 4 days. The Marine Expo is a family family-friendly event for boat lovers and...

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Bleach Festival

Bleach Festival

Various locations, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - March/April 2018

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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Seafire

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

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 Classic Ocean Swim

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, Coolangatta, QLD
TBA - April 2018

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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Gold Coast Film Festival

Gold Coast Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - April 2018

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

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, , Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - April 2018

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 Bulletin Fun Run

Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, QLD
TBA - April 2018

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 Super Stadium for this fantastic event and help...

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AustralianSuper Triathalon

AustralianSuper Corporate Triathlon

Douglas Jennings Reserve, Main Beach, QLD
TBA - April 2018

For decades, the popular Corporate Triathlon series entertains visitors from all around the Gold Coast and other regions of Australia. Each year, hundreds of corporate teams come together to compete in the...

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Surfers Paradise Live

Surfers Paradise Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
04 May 2018 to 06 May 2018

The biggest music festival on the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise Live and its returning again, bigger and better in 2018. Held over 3 days, this music festival has a huge range of headliners to keep visitors entertained...

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Prime Ministers Cup

Prime Ministers Cup

Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall, QLD
TBA - May 2018

With the gorgeous coastline and beautiful surrounding hinterland, the Gold Coast boasts an inviting atmosphere perfect for everyone to enjoy. There are plenty of fun-filled and exciting events hosted at this coastal...

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Gold Coast Careers Expo

Gold Coast Careers Expo

Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre, Broadbeach, QLD
TBA - May 2018

The GCETN (or Gold Coast Education and Training Network), organises 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 Expo is a...

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Blues on Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach

Broadbeach CBD, Broadbeach, QLD
17 May 2018 to 20 May 2018

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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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Marine Village, Hope Island, QLD
24 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

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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Cooly Rocks On

Multiple Venues, Coolangatta, QLD
06 June 2018 to 10 June 2018

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. This 5-day long car show is one of the major...

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Australian Open Bowls

15 Gold Coast Venues, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - June 2018

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
TBA - June 2018

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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Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
TBA - July 2018

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

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Viva Surfers Paradise

Viva Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - 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
TBA - 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
TBA - 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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Colour Run Gold Coast

Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast, VIC
TBA - July 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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Broadbeach Country Music Festival

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

The Broadbeach Country Music Festival is an amazing music event held on in the beautiful Broadbeach area on the sunny Gold Coast. Featuring heaps of Australian and international talent every year, the festival draws...

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Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Turf Club & Showgrounds, Bundall, 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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Commonwealth Games

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland
04 April 2018 to 15 April 2018

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will next be held on the Gold Coast, Australia. This is the fifth time that Australia has hosted the games and 2018 is sure to be the best one yet! Australia has been a competitor...

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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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Coolangatta Gold

Kurrawa Beach, Coolangatta, QLD
TBA - 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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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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