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 largest community events in Queensland and, as a renowned community event, has many things for visitors to see and do.
Gold Coast Show Day 2022, Public Holiday, Rides & Ticket Prices
The Gold Coast show has something for everyone. For kids, there are plenty of rides, including a Ferris Wheel & giant swing, carnival games, showbags, animal interaction, face painting, competitions and art shows. For adults, there are plenty of exhibitions and displays of art, science, history, education, culture, innovation and creativity. There are also motor cross displays, animal judging competitions as well as live music and dance shows.
Visitors to the show can also discover the country culture of Australia by visiting the various stalls and purchase some local arts and crafts. There are also art & cooking demonstrations where visitors can learn a new skill.
As of 2018, The Gold Coast Show has moved venues and is located at the Broadwater Parklands, and the best part is admittance is now free! Equestrian is brought back to the program, as well as spectacular nightly entertainment.
The rides that are at the Gold Coast Show have included: Big Whizzer, Skywalker, Hurricane, Waveswinger, Dodgem Cars, Soundwave, Ferris Wheel, Slide, Speed Boats, Haunted, Dark Ride, Super Fun Slide, Boot Camp, Plus MORE!
Showbags in the past have included: Bertie Beetle, Cadbury, Hubba Bubba, Yupi, Trolli, Warheads, Licorice Lovers, Ben 10, Best Friends Forever, Doctor Who, Dr Seuss, Fast & Furious, Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls, Shopkins, WWE, Assassins Creed, Captain Underpants, Girls Only, Girls Rule, Halo, Peppa Pig, Peter Rabbit, Pj Masks, Rick & Morty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thomas The Tank Engine, and more!
For information on each of the competitions, please click on the links below for the event schedules:
- Arts Competitions Schedule
- Equestrian Competitions Schedule
- Homecrafts Competitions Schedule
- Show Dogs Schedule
- Wood Chop Schedule
Please check out the event schdule and map in the image gallery below for further information.