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It has been announced that the annual Christmas lights competition will not go ahead this year in 2021. The future of the event in 2022 will be...

Christmas Light Up Competition

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 2021/2022 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!




Groundwater Country Music Festival

Groundwater Country Music Festival

Various Locations, Broadbeach, QLD
12 November 2021 to 14 November 2021

Groundwater Country Music Festival (formerly the 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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Schoolies

Schoolies

Surfers Paradise Beach & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
20 November 2021 to 11 December 2021

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

Online, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - December 2021

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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Christmas In The Clouds

Christmas in the Clouds

SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise, QLD
11 December 2021

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 2021

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 In Surfers Paradise

Christmas in Surfers Paradise

Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - December 2021

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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New Years Eve

Gold Coast New Years Eve

Surfers Paradise Beach & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
31 December 2021 to 01 January 2022

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 - January 2022

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
TBA - Jan 2022

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
22 January 2022

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

All Around the CIty, Gold Coast, QLD
26 January 2022

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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Triathlon Pink

Triathlon Pink

Gold Coast Performance Centre, Runaway Bay, QLD
20 February 2022

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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Sand Safari

Beyond the Sand

Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - March 2022

Beyond the Sand transforms the Surfers Paradise beachfront into a gallery of colour, movement and music with larger-than-life artworks. The free multi-medium arts festival will be held across nine spectacular days and...

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Supanova Gold Coast

Supanova Gold Coast

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, , Broadbeach, QLD
08 April 2022 to 10 April 2022

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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Gold Coast Running Festival

Gold Coast Running Festival

Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, QLD
24 April 2022

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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Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, Coolangatta, QLD
10 April 2022

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
20 April 2022 to 01 May 2022

Movie lovers and potential filmmakers meet at the Gold Coast 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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Gold Coast Open

Gold Coast Open

Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads, QLD
TBA - April / May 2022

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 Men’s Pro

Corona Open Gold Coast

Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, QLD
TBA - May 2022

The World Surf League (WSL) has officially confirmed the cancellation of the annual Gold Coast Corona Open at Snapper Rocks.in 2021. “The difficult decision to cancel this event was based on the genuine...

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Gold Coast Careers Festival

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, QLD
10 March 2022 to 12 March 2022

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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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Marine Village, Hope Island, QLD
19 May 2022 to 22 May 2022

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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Blues On Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach

Broadbeach CBD, Broadbeach, QLD
19 May 2022 to 22 May 2022

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
08 June 2022 to 12 June 2022

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

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Seafire

Seafire

Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
10 June 2022

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
11 June 2022 to 24 June 2022

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
24 June 2022 to 26 June 2022

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
02 July 2022 to 03 July 2022

It is with the utmost regret that due to the three-day lockdown enforced by the Queensland Government to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, Events Management Queensland has been left with no choice but to cancel the 2021...

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Kokoda Challenge

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Mudgeeraba, QLD
TBA - July 2022

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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Bleach Festival

Bleach Festival

Various locations, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - August 2022

The Bleach Festival is the biggest cultural arts festival on the Gold Coast and serves suburbs such as Burleigh Heads, North Burleigh Heads, Southport, Gold Coast Botanical Gardens, Currumbin, and Mudgeeraba. The...

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Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Show

Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
TBA - August 2022

The Gold Coast Show is the largest community event held on the Gold Coast, celebrated year after year. In 2021, the Gold Coast Show public holiday is held on Friday, 27th August 2021. The Gold Coast Show is one of the...

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Swell Sculpture Festival

Swell Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach, Currumbin, QLD
TBA - September 2022

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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Coolangatta Gold

Coolangatta Gold

Coolangatta Beach, Coolangatta, QLD
TBA - October 2022

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

Locations all Over the Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
04 November 2022 to 13 November 2022

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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Gold Coast 600

Gold Coast 500

Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, QLD
TBA - November 2022

Every year, the Gold Coast welcomes thousands of visitors to come and watch the excitement of the Gold Coast 500. The Gold Coast 500 is one of the premier motorsport racing events in Australia and the Gold Coast...

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Christmas Light Up Competition

Christmas Light Up Competition

Various Gold Coast Locations, Gold Coast, QLD
TBA - December 2022

It has been announced that the annual Christmas lights competition will not go ahead this year in 2021. The future of the event in 2022 will be reviewed at a later date The annual Christmas Light Up competition is one...

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