Gold Coast events for the month ahead April

Here is the big list of what’s happening in the month of April here on the Gold Coast. Of course, the big attraction this month is the Commonwealth Games.


Gold Coast Events


    • 2018-04-06 – 2018-04-08Bleach* at Festival 2018 – Yargeh Wadjeleh (the language of the wind)Yargeh Wadjeleh is a sound installation created by emerging Indigenous leader Kyle Slabb, with Elders from South East Queensland and North West New South Wales.
    • 2018-04-06 – 2018-04-06NightQuarter at Festival 2018 – Opening nightNightQuarter would like to welcome locals and tourists alike to visit the opening night of the NightQuarter Festival as part of Festival 2018, the arts and culture program of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
    • 2018-04-06 – 2018-04-06Electrik Lemonade live at NightquarterCome see Electrik Lemonade perform live at the NightQuarter.
    • 2018-04-06 – 2018-04-06NightQuarter at Festival 2018 – Celebrate with ChampagneLet’s celebrate and pour the champers. Celebrate the opening night of NightQuarter at Festival 2018 with bubbles.
    • 2018-04-05 – 2018-04-08Festival 2018 – See Change Sand Tracks Workshops & Yarning CircleSee Change Sand Tracks Workshops will be held at the Kurrawa Park festival site on the same four days that the See Change Sand Tracks art will appear on the beach.
    • 2018-04-05 – 2018-04-07Bleach* at Festival 2018 – The Ninth WaveAgainst the stunning backdrop of the iconic beach at Surfers Paradise, The Ninth Wave is an apocalyptic narrative by The Farm.
    • 2018-04-05 – 2018-04-15Bleach* at Festival 2018 – Live at the CBD Street PartyBleach* at Festival 2018 brings you a daily line-up of the best local live music acts, from roots to reggae, folk to funk, and everything in between, at the Southport CBD.
    • 2018-04-05 – 2018-04-10NightQuarter at Festival 2018 – Sunshine Food AdventuresFocusing on “eating a rainbow” and exploring a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables along with other tasty ingredient.
    • 2018-04-05 – 2018-04-08Bleach* at Festival 2018 – Quiet by NatureExploring the Currumbin estuary by kayak, audiences are invited to keep their eyes and ears peeled for the unusual, unnatural and ‘wild’ life of the area.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-15City Libraries GC2018 ‘Games Rooms’Join us in the ‘Games Rooms’ at libraries across the city to watch and cheer along with fellow Gold Coasters.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-15CBD Street PartyThe CBD Street Party is on every day of the Games from early morning until late.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-04Festival 2018 – The Cat EmpireThe Cat Empire live shows never fail to deliver in the melody-driven-joyful-dancing stakes, so get ready to get moving.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-04Festival 2018 – Amy SharkAfter touring North America, headlining festivals across Australia and landing at #2 in triple j’s 2016 Hottest 100, Amy Shark hits the Queensland Music Stage.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-15Festival 2018 – Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram (UK)Museum of the Moon is an incredible seven-metre-wide, floating moon sculpture with detailed NASA imagery on its surface.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-04Festival 2018 – Yothu Yindi and The Treaty ProjectYothu Yindi and The Treaty Project kicks off Festival 2018. Featuring original members of ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Yothu Yindi.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-15Bleach* at Festival 2018 – Queensland Music StageThe Queensland Music Stage at Surf Parade, Broadbeach will showcase Queenland’s best and emerging musical talents to a diverse global and local audience.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-15Festival 2018 – Agnes and EarlDiscover the quiet, simple world of a pair of octogenarians and their dog in this charming pop-up puppet show.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-15Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesThe Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will provide a unique opportunity to showcase to the world the sporting abilities of the Commonwealth Nation athletes.
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-04Queen’s Baton Relay visits Griffith University Gold Coast campusJoin us in celebrating the Queen’s Baton Relay at Griffith University, and see the baton up close!
    • 2018-04-04 – 2018-04-07Bleach* at Festival 2018 – Intimate spaceExperience the Hilton Surfers Paradise as never before on this travelling adventure. Experience the Hilton Surfers Paradise as never before on this travelling adventure.
    • 2018-04-03 – 2018-04-03Queen’s Baton Relay in Palm BeachThe Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. Join us in celebrating in Palm Beach.
    • 2018-04-03 – 2018-04-03Queen’s Baton Relay on the beach (Surfers Paradise)The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. Join us in celebrating the Queen’s Baton Relay in Surfers
    • 2018-04-03 – 2018-04-03Queen’s Baton Relay in CoolangattaThe Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come.
    • 2018-04-03 – 2018-04-03Queen’s Baton Relay in BurleighThe Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come.
    • 2018-04-03 – 2018-04-03Queen’s Baton Relay in RobinaThe Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. Join us in celebrating the Queen’s Baton Relay in Robina.
    • 2018-04-01 – 2018-04-14Free yoga in April for veterans and active duty Australian Defence Force membersThe Australian School of Meditation and Yoga invites all veterans and active duty Australian Defence Force members to come to any class, any day, at no cost for the month of April.
    • 2018-04-01 – 2018-04-03Bleach* at Festival 2018 – Bleach* at BurleighBleach* Jnr and Super Souvenir – pop-up theatre for the young and young-at-heart to let their imaginations run wild across an ocean of exploration and dreamy possibilities on the Easter weekend.
    • 2018-03-31 – 2018-04-04Bleach* at Festival 2018 – String SymphonyA giant illuminated puppet is suspended within a network of ropes, ready to wake from its slumber. The mysterious sound of a harp is adrift on the autumn breeze…
    • 2018-03-29 – 2018-04-07Bleach* Festival – Home Visit AustraliaIt has been said over and over that the Gold Coast is a transient tourism town, but exactly who are the half-a-million locals who call the GC home?
    • 2018-03-24 – 2018-04-15Bleach* Festival – Sea Level | The Art of AwarenessInternationally renowned adventure and water photographer Ted Grambeau made a personal commitment to document the ocean at sunrise, creating a body of work that would tell a story and communicate a message of change.
    • 2018-03-03 – 2019-02-23The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation CentreWant to experience the thrill of climbing an artificial vertical rock face over nine and a half metres high? The Rock Face is open to the public at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre. The walls each offer over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, including crack only climbs for more experienced climbers. Their state-of-the-art automatic belay system means that you don’t need a partner to climb. Suitable for anyone aged five year
    • 2018-02-23 – 2018-04-09Felicity Lawless Live at NightQuarterFiery, bohemian rocker, Felicity Lawless stimulates the senses and elevates the soul with music fusing Gypsy, world, rock and folk elements. From the streets and tapas bars of Spain and bustling Japanese live music venues, to Australian festivals, bars, and restaurants, Felicity Lawless has delighted many diverse audiences with her journey through sound and emotion. Her music is characterised by a flashy, Spanish guitar style, soaring vocal melod
    • 2018-02-04 – 2019-01-20The Village MarketsThe Village Markets (established in 2008) trades every month, on the first and third Sunday at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am to 1pm. This creative hub for emerging entrepreneurs (the likes of Peony Swimwear, F+H Jewellery, Grace Bijoux, Children of the Tribe and Kivari have all traded there) plays host to 100+ incredible boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, as well as street food, live tunes and a monthly pre-love
    • 2017-12-01 – 2018-11-24Murder Mystery Dinner Gold CoastEver wanted to be involved in a murder and solve the case yourself, or even be a murderer? At the Fox & Hounds they have four murder themes in 2018. Games of Crowns – Medieval Murder at the Grand Gatsby – 1920’s Factions – Vampires, Sorcerers and Werewolves Witches – too many spoil the brew Choose a theme, they will send you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening. You will find how to dress and how you fitted into socie
    • 2017-10-08 – 2018-04-29Benny D Williams Live at The AvenueThe Avenue is proud to host the most entertaining performer you will ever see on your travels. Floating gently to you from the Coast of Gold, Benny D Williams brings his “junkyard soul” sounds to our ears. With a growing groundswell of support, Benny will place his crowd in the past, present and future with his rich vocal, killer grooves, stylish strumming, beat boxing and sound layering. Constantly working the road and all the pit stops, Benny
    • 2017-10-04 – 2018-09-26Wednesday Night Comedy at Nobbys ArcJoin them Wednesday nights from 7:30pm, with resident MC Dusty Rich (SA) for a night of laughter featuring the best comedians from around Queensland, Australia and the world! Based Comedy is bringing the most hilarious acts to Nobbys Arc every single week and, the best bit? It’s all free! You can laugh your face off without spending a cent – so grab your friends and check out the best thing that’s happened to Nobbys Beach in ages! Dusty Rich,
    • 2017-09-25 – 2018-09-24Karaoke at The AvenueThe Avenue hosts the Gold Coast most popular Karaoke show every Monday night from 8.30pm. Featuring the amazing Karin from Red Hot Entertainment. Come and join the fun, where everyone becomes a star.
    • 2017-09-13 – 2018-09-05Avenue Comedy Night Every Wednesday NightEvery Wednesday night, The Avenue welcomes local and international comedians to the stage for a hilarious night of entertainment. With free entry, electric atmosphere, talented guests and a delicious menu, make Wednesday night at The Avenue your new weekly ritual. Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue, every week from 7.30pm – the biggest night of laughs in Surfers with huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abr
    • 2017-08-15 – 2018-07-17Comedy at Mano’s Tedder AveComedy at Mano’s | Tuesday August 15 | 7.30pm Once a month at Mano’s Tedder Ave, resident MC Lindsay Webb hosts a hilarious night of comedy on Tedder Ave, Main Beach! Every third Tuesday they’ll be bringing you some of the best comedians from around the country – all for free! Shows start at 7.30pm. Join them, August 15 at Mano’s on Tedder Avenue at 7.30pm!
    • 2017-08-09 – 2018-04-25Comedy at The AvenueJoin them every Wednesday night at The Avenue from 7.30pm for a night of laughs with huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad! They can’t wait to see you there! Book your table early as shows have been packing out with reservations the past few weeks!
    • 2017-08-06 – 2018-08-03Surfers Paradise Beachfront MarketsThe iconic Beachfront Markets have been adorning the foreshore of the popular tourist precinct of Surfers Paradise since 1995, catering year-round to holiday-makers and locals alike. Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening, from 4pm to 9pm, thousands of visitors make their way to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets to enjoy some relaxed retail therapy by the world-famous beach. One of the largest markets on the Gold Coast, the Surfers Pa
    • 2017-07-28 – 2018-07-20Based Comedy at Oxenford TavernEvery Friday night at Oxenford Tavern, Based Comedy is bringing the very best comedians from around Australia and around the world to entertain you – all for free! Shows start at 7:30pm with top headliners and hilarious support acts! Get into it!
    • 2017-07-21 – 2018-07-14NightQuarterA festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques. With string lights above, vibrant storefronts, hawkers selling exotic street food, buskers and street performers, t
    • 2017-07-17 – 2018-08-06Groove Therapy Dance Classes Gold CoastThey are most well know for their beginner adult dance classes that have no mirrors, dim lights and loud pumping bass beats. They offer hip hop and street dance classes to the person who has always wanted to try a dance class but perhaps feels too intimidated/old/uncoordinated/curvy to step into a studio. This is a dim lights, no mirror and judgement-free space for adults that equips you with practical and legit skills for your next dance floor
    • 2017-06-26 – 2019-01-07Team Trivia NightThe Trivia Night is free to play and family friendly. There will be prizes for first, second and third. There will be music throughout the show and dinner specials available. There is a weekly accumulative jackpot. The evening will be fully licensed. Come out and see them for a fun night of general knowledge, question and answer, team trivia. No minimum or maximum for team sizes. Registration is at 6,30pm. Get a group together and join them for
    • 2016-11-05 – 2018-09-01Chinatown Street MarketsCome and enjoy an authentic Asian food experience with your family and friends at the Chinatown Street Markets. Gold Coast Chinatown – in the heart of Gold Coast Central Business District – will come alive with Asian culture, children’s activities and entertainment. The Markets will offer a blend of cuisines from across Asia, or why not try one of the many restaurants in Gold Coast Chinatown and enjoy the atmosphere. Operating from 5pm to 9pm,
    • 2016-07-14 – 2018-04-12Based Comedy at the Dog and Parrot TavernFree entry! Every Thursday night in the public bar from 7.30pm. Stand up comedians from around Australia take the stage to entertain you. Join Based Comedy for a night with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in the Australia.
    • 2016-07-12 – 2018-04-17Based Comedy at the Cecil HotelFree entry! Join them at 7.30pm every Tuesday night as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia. You must be over 18 years of age to attend this event.
    • 2016-07-11 – 2018-04-16Based Comedy at Broadbeach TavernEvery Monday, Based Comedy brings you a swathe of hilarious comedians from Queensland, around the country and occasionally around the world. It’s going to be a great way to start every week with big-name acts, acts you’ve never heard of and acts you’ll surely to want to forget. Every show is free, packed with talent and sure to leave you giggling through the rest of your work week.
    • 2016-07-10 – 2018-04-15Based Comedy at The Palm Beach HotelFree entry! Join them every Sunday night in The Palm Beach Hotel restaurant as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country and around the world take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia. 18+ event.

 


Surfers Paradise Events


    • NALive MusicLive Music
    • 8 – 24 February 2019Sand Safari Arts FestivalSurfers Paradise transforms into a precinct of art inspired by sand and sea.
    • 24 June 2018Laurie Anderson in conversation: All the things I lost in the floodUsing her recent book “All the Things I Lost in the Flood” as a jumping off place, Laurie Anderson engages in a conversation about stories and language with local writers and artists.
    • 16 June 2018From Jaws to Jurassic Park: The music of John WilliamsJoin Queensland Symphony Orchestra at HOTA for a night of exceptional music by five times Academy and 23 times Grammy Award Winner, John Williams.
    • 27- 29 April 2018Step Up featuring Australian Dance CupStep Up featuring Australian Dance Cup
    • 22 & 30 April 2018SIPFestShorts in Paradise Festival, is an annual showcase of the best short films of the Gold Coast Film Festival.
    • 21 April 2018Thundamentals at the Surfers BeergardenThundamentals – Decade of the thundakat 2018 tour. One of Australia’s most beloved Hip-Hop acts, Sydney via Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals, will celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2018 with an epic national tour – Decade Of The Thundakat. Announced on Triple J’s Breakfast Show after a very special Like A Version, Decade Of The Thundakat will see Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs take their revered live show across thirty-two regional dates nationwide in early 2018.
    • 4 – 15 April 2018Rooftop MarketsSurfers Paradise Rooftop Markets will be held daily from 4-15 April at THE 4217 Urban Village from 4pm – late.
    • 31 March 2018Full Moon Party at One CavillFull Moon Paradise is the new party concept at One Cavill Beach Bar & Restaurant in Surfers Paradise. The first edition was amazing! Get ready for the Full Moon Party – 2nd Ed – on 31st March, Saturday.
    • Every SaturdayAcoustic Saturdays at Our HouseAcoustic Saturdays at Our House
    • 30 June 2018Neil Finn with orchestra: Out of silenceA Neil Finn performance feels intimate, even in front of thousands. Experience one of the world’s greatest song-writing masters under the stars on our outdoor stage.
    • Every Friday, Saturday & SundaySkyPoint WeekendsSkyPoint Weekends
    • Every Wednesday, Friday & SundayBeachfront MarketsEach Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night treasure hunters, shoppers and after-dinner walkers make their way to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
    • Every WednesdayWeekly WalkWeekly Walk
    • NAGold Coast Music AwardsGold Coast Music Awards
    • Every Sunday (until the end of April)Beachside Summer SessionsHeat up your summer social calendar with our Beachside Summer Sessions at BMD Northcliffe Surf Club.
    • Every WednesdayThe Avenue Comedy NightThe Avenue Comedy Night
    • Every Friday & SaturdayWyndham CruisesWyndham Cruises
    • NABusking in Surfers ParadiseBusking in Surfers Paradise
    • Every SundaySunday Loving at BazaarSunday Loving at Bazaar

 

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