Events

Major Events on the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia.

The Gold Coast is home to some of Queenslands major events, these include:

The Gold Coast 600
Held in October this is one of the biggest events in Queensland attracting a crowd of around 300,000 + fans. Formerly the Indy 300 featuring US Champ Cars, the streets of the Gold Coast are now ruled by V8 Supercars, in an event touted as a Super Carnivale of motorsport.

The Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival
Taking place in January and attracting spectators, betters and buyers from around the globe to a week of horse sales, racing and events.

Gold Coast Airport Marathon
In July around 12,000 competitors hit the pavement each year.

RACV Ladies Masters Golf
Held in Febuary at the Royal Pines Golf Corse.

Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Growing every year and attracting visitors from all over the globe the Boat Show is held over four days in May.

Pan Pacific Masters Games
Held in November and attracting around 10,000 competitors the sports events include athletics, swimming, pistol shooting, fencing, motocross, touch football, futsal, softball, rugby league and netball.

2018 Commonwealth Games 

Dates: 4 to 15 April 2018 – One of the biggest events to hit Queensland the Gold Coast will be the host to almost 17 different sports disciplines and athletes from across the world.

For a list of current events see page whats on – Gold Coast

 Major Events Calendar

Date Event Where Enquiries

January

TBA National Rodeo Finals TBC www.nfrgoldcoast.com.au
TBA Burleigh Boardriders Honolua Single Fin Classic Burleigh Point www.burleighboardriders.com
(07) 5520 1165
2 Summafieldayze Doug Jennings Park, The Spit, Main Beach www.summadayze.com
13 61 00
2 to 14 BMW Magic Millions Carnival Gold Coast Turf Club www.magicmillions.com.au
(07) 5538 1599
5 to 8 Rotary Antiques Fair (Silver Jubilee – 25 years) Jupiter’s Casino www.rotaryantiquesfair.com
(07) 5598 8188
6 to 7 Point Danger Branch Surf Rescue Championships Tugun www.lifesaving.com.au
(07) 3846 8000
7 to 8 South Coast Branch Surf Rescue Championships Miami www.lifesaving.com.au
(07) 3846 8000
13 to 15 Queensland Open Beach Volleyball Tournament Surfers Paradise www.qva.org.au
(07) 3367 1991
14 BMW Magic Millions Race Day Gold Coast Turf Club www.magicmillions.com.au
(07) 5538 1599
14 to 15 Oceans 38 (Surf Carnival) Broadbeach www.lifesaving.com.au
(07) 3846 8000
14 to 15 Gatorade Queensland Tri Series – Race 4 Robina www.usmevents.com.au
(07) 3868 2444
16 to 18 Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships Surfers Paradise www.qva.org.au
(07) 3367 1991
17 to 23 Showcase National Dance Championships Conrad Jupiters www.showcasedance.com
(02) 9662 1598
20 to 22 Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre www.foodandwineexpo.com.au
(07) 5504 4000
22 Big Day Out Parklands Showgrounds, Southport www.bigdayout.com
26 Gold Coast Australia Day Celebrations Evandale Parklands www.goldcoastcity.com.au
(07) 5581 6877

February

TBA Queensland State Board Riding Championships Currumbin www.lifesaving.com.au
(07) 3846 8045
2 to 5 Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters (Golf Tournament) RACV Royal Pines Resort www.ladiesmasters.com
4 to 5 Oceans 38 (Surf Carnival) Kirra www.lifesaving.com.au
(07) 3846 8000

March

4 Clean Up Australia Day Gold Coast www.cleanup.org.au/au
14 to 16 Somerset Celebration of Literature Mudgeeraba www.somerset.qld.edu.au/celebration
(07) 5530 3777
16 to 18 Crazy Johns Queensland Masters State Championships Kurrawa, Broadbeach www.lifesaving.com.au
16 to 18 Gold Coast Caravan, Camping 4WD, Fish & Boat Show Parklands Showground, Southport www.ruralscene.com.au
(02) 6769 4132
24 to 25 Gold Coast Home Show and Lifestyle Expo Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre www.australianevents.com.au
26 to 1 April Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Kurrawa, Broadbeach www.sls.com.au/aussies
(07) 3846 8045
31 Earth Hour Gold Coast www.earthhour.org

April

13 to 22 National Youth Week Gold Coast www.youthweek.com
(07) 3008 8625
21 to 22 Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial (Gatorade Queensland Tri Series – Race 7) Broadwater Parklands, Southport www.usmevents.com.au
(07) 3868 2444
25 Anzac Day Gold Coast www.goldcoastcity.com.au
Local RSL club

May

TBA Monster Machinery Day TBC www.goldcoastcity.com.au
(07) 5581 6877
5 Nissan/BRW Corporate Triathlon National Series Doug Jennings Park, The Spit, Main Beach www.supersprint.com.au
(03) 9596 2340
5 Prime Minister’s Cup Gold Coast Turf Club www.goldcoastturf.com.au
(07) 5538 1599
10 Gold Coast Careers Expo Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre www.gccareersexpo.com.au
(07) 5510 3790
6 to 12 Australian International Seniors Golf Championships RACV Royal Pines Resort www.avga.com.au
(02) 9528 5637
24 to 27 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival Broadbeach Precinct www.bluesonbroadbeach.com
(07) 5539 8416
24 to 27 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Sanctuary Cove www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au
(07) 5577 6011

June

1 to 11 Cooly Rocks On (Rock and Roll Festival) Coolangatta www.coolyrockson.com
(07) 5599 2081
23rd and 24th Mudgeeraba Show Mudgeeraba www.mudgeerabashow.org.au
(07) 5530 2754
30 to 1 July Gold Coast Airport Marathon Broadwater Parklands, Southport www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au

July

1 to 8 NAIDOC Week Gold Coast www.naidoc.org.au
20 to 22 Gold Coast Home Show and Caravan and Camping Expo Parklands, Southport www.australianevents.com.au
20 to 22 9th Midyear Antiques Fair Albert Waterways Hall www.rotaryantiquesfair.com
(07) 5598 8188

August

17 to 19 Broadbeach Jazz Festival Broadbeach precinct www.broadbeachgc.com
(07) 5539 8416
18 to 24 Australian Children’s Book Week GCCC Libraries www.goldcoastcity.com.au/libraries
(07) 5581 7210
18 to 26 Seniors Week Gold Coast www.goldcoastcity.com.au
(07) 5581 6642
20 and 21 Gold Coast Science Fair Varsity College grounds, Varsity Lakes www.goldcoastcity.com.au
(07) 5581 7764
31 to 2 Sept Gold Coast Show Parklands Showgrounds, Southport www.goldcoastshow.com.au
(07) 5591 3422

September

18 Gold Coast Multicultural Festival Evandale Parklands, Bundall www.goldcoastmulticulturalfestival.org
(07) 5510 3340
22 and 23 Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival Parklands Southport www.coastacoustics.com.au
14 to 23 Swell Sculpture Festival (10th Anniversary) Currumbin www.swellsculpture.com.au
(07) 5525 6392
29 and 30 Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo Central Park Oval and Varsity Lakes Sports and Arts Centre – Central Park Drive, Varsity Lakes www.goldcoastpetexpo.com.au

October

TBA Mudgeeraba Street Party Swan Lane, Mudgeeraba 07) 5581 7310
19 to 21 Armor All Gold Coast 600 (V8 Supercars) Surfers Paradise www.goldcoast600.com.au
(07) 5630 0364
TBA Wilson HTM Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge Brisbane to Gold Coast www.bq.org.au
(07) 3844 1144

November

17 to 9 Dec Schoolies Week Surfers Paradise www.schoolies.com
(07) 5572 7627

December

TBA Good Vibrations Festival TBA www.gvf.com.au
1300 762 545
December Christmas Carols & Celebrations Gold Coast www.goldcoastcity.com.au
(07) 5581 6877
1 to 24 (TBC) Christmas Light Up Competition Public Viewing Tours Gold Coast www.goldcoastcity.com.au
(07) 5581 6877
31 New Year’s Eve Fireworks Gold Coast www.goldcoastcity.com.au
(07) 5581 6877

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