Gold Coast events for the month ahead May

Here’s a roundup of whats happening on the Gold Coast this month – May 2018.


    Gold Coast Events


  • 2018-05-23 – 2018-05-23National Simultaneous StorytimeBring your children to hear this year’s National Simultaneous story, ‘Hickory Dickory Dash’, at participating City libraries.
  • 2018-05-20 – 2018-05-207 News Gold Coast Running FestivalFeaturing five distinct race distances, the festival caters for everyone from the serious half marathon runner, to groups, schools and families who want to get out and have some fun together.
  • 2018-05-20 – 2018-05-20Mudgeeraba Street PartyYou’re invited to celebrate our city’s heritage at the Mudgeeraba Street Party. The city’s friendly hinterland community will provide a day of free family entertainment and fun on Sunday 20 May.
  • 2018-05-19 – 2018-05-19Paradise Road Live in The BackyardHailing from a small town in Australia comes a refreshingly familiar sounding band that tugs at the heart strings and dirty’s up your dancing shoes.
  • 2018-05-19 – 2018-05-19Girls who STEAM – Digital Tech Tinker and Junior Entrepreneurship with Tech Girls MovementGirls who STEAM – Presented by Advance Queensland Digital Champion, entrepreneur and Tech Girls Movement founder, Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen.
  • 2018-05-19 – 2018-05-19Paint and Sip at NightQuarterJoin us for a creative afternoon in Tapas Street with our Arts, Crafts and Wine workshop.
  • 2018-05-17 – 2018-05-17Access your inner world to cure lonelinessRadha Krishna Das offers a beautifully clear and practical understanding of the profound wisdom of yoga. Learn authentic spiritual practices and methods of meditation that help you better understand the roots of happiness, love and inner-peace.
  • 2018-05-17 – 2018-05-17Gold Coast Seniors Health and Lifestyle Expo (Runaway Bay)See all the health and lifestyle information such as retirement living options, in home care, seniors travel, seniors insurance, financial planners, investment advice, free hearing and eyesight checks, and mobility aids.
  • 2018-05-16 – 2018-05-16Meet the entrepreneur: Jock FairweatherMeet entrepreneur Jock Fairweather, founder and director of thriving co-working space, Little Tokyo Two.
  • 2018-05-14 – 2018-05-16Pint of SciencePint of Science is an annual international festival that brings current scientific research to the public via your local pub.
  • 2018-05-13 – 2018-05-13Transform AngerLearn how our meditation practice can help us transform the darkness of anger and lift the burden from our hearts, minds and bodies as well as strengthen the inner ” forgiveness muscle” that all of us possess.
  • 2018-05-12 – 2018-05-12Lock N Load Live in The BackyardLock n Load are an energetic Rockabilly, Swing and early Rock n Roll band who love to get people’s feet tapping and dancing to the infectious beat of classic songs from the pioneers of these styles.
  • 2018-05-11 – 2018-05-12St Hilda’s School presents The Wizard of OzJoin St Hilda’s School as we travel down the yellow brick road in the much-loved musical, “The Wizard of Oz”.
  • 2018-05-11 – 2018-05-11AMISTAT live in the PaddockJoin us as AMISTAT perform live in the Paddock at NightQuarter.
  • 2018-05-10 – 2018-05-10Coomera Anglican College Prep Information NightCoomera Anglican College will be hosting a prep information night on Thursday 18 May 2017.
  • 2018-05-09 – 2018-05-09Luminary Lectures – Quantum physics and the nature of realityJoin us for our next Luminary Lecture with Dr Eric Cavalcanti on quantum physics and the nature of reality.
  • 2018-05-09 – 2018-05-09Author encounter: Amanda HampsonBest-selling author Amanda Hampson talks about her new book, ‘The Yellow Villa’, an intoxicating and entertaining drama about two couples doing their best to make a small village in South-West France their home.
  • 2018-05-07 – 2018-05-07Monday Mum’s Meditation ~ Relaxing Sound BathJoin us for a Monday morning re-alignment of balance in your busy week ahead.
  • 2018-05-05 – 2018-05-05NightQuarter Spectacular Live in the PaddockFire! Acrobatics! Energy! A mesmerising stage show set to surprise and delight. From high energy fire shows with spectacular movement, thrilling acrobatics, magicians, aerial performances and more. Come down for dinner and a show!
  • 2018-05-05 – 2018-05-05The Mezcaltones Live in the PaddockPlaying all things cool with a Tarantino and a strong Mexican flavour.
  • 2018-05-05 – 2018-05-05MAGNETIC FORCE Live in PaddockRock on over to the NightQuarter this 5 May as MAGNETIC FORCE take the stage on The Paddock.
  • 2018-05-05 – 2018-05-05Ella Belfanti live at The Busking StationElla Belfanti Live at The Busking Station this 5 May. Don’t miss her!
  • 2018-05-05 – 2018-05-05Gold Coast CupGold Coast Cup is a very popular fashion event, where attendees dress in their race-day finest with tailored suits for the men and colourful dresses, hats and headwear for the ladies.
  • 2018-05-05 – 2018-05-05Big Fish Little FishGold Coast are you ready for the launch of Big Fish Little Fish family rave? Award winning, world famous Big Fish Little Fish will launch in the Gold Coast with legendary UK trance act Binary Finary playing all your favourite trance classics.
  • 2018-05-05 – 2018-05-05Writers’ Block workshop: Social media for writersJoin Brisbane-based playwright and freelance writer, Lauren Sherritt, for our next Writer’s Block workshop.
  • 2018-05-05 – 2018-05-05Tallebudgera Heritage FestivalCelebrate and learn about the colourful past of our region, with lots of fun and interesting displays, workshops and activities.
  • 2018-05-04 – 2018-05-20Circus RioAn explosion of life, colour, motorbikes, aerialists and more will be in Gold Coast for eight dates only. Don’t miss out! Come along to feel the heat of Rio.
  • 2018-05-04 – 2018-05-27Circus Rio | RobinaA new, never before seen, international spectacular is about to explode in Australia. Brought to you by the team that have produced shows in all corners of the globe from Europe and Japan to the USA and Russia. Circus Rio has landed in Australia. A performance that was conceptualised in amidst the explosive party scene of Rio’s Carnival in Brazil has been transformed into an epic celebration of colour, magic and the capability of the human fo
  • 2018-05-04 – 2018-05-04Local library book sale – NerangCity Libraries hold regular book sales at our libraries throughout the year. Choose from a variety of non-fiction and fiction pre-loved titles.
  • 2018-05-03 – 2018-05-06Surfers Paradise LiveSurfers Paradise LIVE is an exhilarating live music festival. Across three days and four nights LIVE celebrates world class and home-grown live music acts among an iconic beach side setting. With a world class stage positioned on Surfers Paradise Beach, it provides the perfect setting for some of the biggest names in the industry to take front and centre at this free live music festival. For the second year, Surfers Paradise LIVE has teamed
  • 2018-05-02 – 2018-05-21Become a TAFE Queensland Volunteer TutorDo you have a passion for helping others? Volunteer tutors make a valuable contribution to English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Your support can help a student settle into life in Australia.
  • 2018-05-02 – 2018-06-20Aussie Wildlife Course – May/JuneLove animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This course is conducted as an eight week co
  • 2018-05-01 – 2018-05-31Highland Month in the HintlerlandRemember the tunes of Amazing Grace or The Bluebells of Scotland? Some of these amazing classics and more will be featured during their Highland month. On arrival be welcomed by the lone Piper as he welcomes you to the Highlands of the Gold Coast. Once seated, as tradition, the piper will pipe in the chef and present the feast on offer for the day. Then sit back and relax whist you are served lunch accompanied with some amazing classic pipe e
  • 2018-04-27 – 2018-05-13Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes MysteryFollow your favourite detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in this fast-paced Ken Ludwig comedy adaption of Conan Doyle’s, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’.
  • 2018-04-27 – 2019-04-26Cuban Carnival PartyGet swept away to a world of tropicana showgirls and amazing Latin American fare every Friday night at The Cuban Bar and Lounge. The glamorous showgirls will be dazzling guests with eye catching costumes and hypnotising moves at “The Cuban Carnival Party”. The perfect spot to kick start the weekend with your closest amigos. Cocktails, delicious share plates and fancy show girls, what’s not to love? Carnival festivities start at 7pm every Friday.
  • 2018-04-21 – 2018-06-09Dancing On The GreenEvery month, HOTA invites locals and visitors to get their groove on in a series of free sunset events on the lawn – think good vibes, fine tunes, perfect weather and the chance to dance. From swing to salsa, Bollywood to booty beats to ballroom – each month brings a new flavour with a live band or DJ. Gather your friends, kick off your shoes, learn the rhythms of the day, then dance the evening away under the stars. For friends and families
  • 2018-04-20 – 2018-05-13Circus Rio – RobinaA new, never before seen, International spectacular, is about to explode in Australia. Brought to you by the team that have produced shows in all corners of the globe from Europe and Japan to the USA and Russia. Circus Rio has landed in Australia. A performance that was conceptualised in amidst the explosive party scene of Rio’s Carnival in Brazil has been transformed into an epic celebration of colour, magic and the capability of the human f
  • 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
  • 2018-02-04 – 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
  • 2017-10-04 – 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!
  • 2017-08-06 – 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,

  • Surfers Paradise Events


  • 8 – 24 February 2019Sand Safari Arts FestivalSurfers Paradise transforms into a precinct of art inspired by sand and sea.
  • 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.
  • NALive MusicLive Music
  • 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.
  • NABusking in Surfers ParadiseBusking in Surfers Paradise
  • 13 May 2018Mother’s Day High Tea at the Novotel Surfers ParadiseSpoil your mum with High Tea this Mother’s day at the Novotel’s newest space, the On#5 Rooftop green.
  • 13 May 2018Mother’s Day High Tea at the Hilton Surfers ParadiseSpoil mum to morning or afternoon High Tea in the exclusive Executive Lounge at Hilton Surfers Paradise this Mother’s Day, and enjoy panorama views of the ocean and some quality time with Mum.
  • 3 – 6 May 2018Surfers Paradise LIVEIt’s the BIGGEST music festival to hit Surfers Paradise.
  • Every ThursdayDragalicious every ThursdaySurfers Paradise venue, The Avenue is setting the stage for an electric night of Glam and Glitter with its new addition, DRAGALICIOUS.
  • 28 April 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.
  • 2 June 2018SeaFireSeaFire promises its audience an awe-inspiring aerial fireworks display on a world-class beach
  • Every SaturdayAcoustic Saturdays at Our HouseAcoustic Saturdays at Our House
  • 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.
  • Every Friday, Saturday & SundaySkyPoint WeekendsSkyPoint Weekends
  • 13 – 22 July 2018VIVA Surfers ParadiseTen days of FREE classic entertainment at VIVA Surfers Paradise!
  • Every WednesdayWeekly WalkWeekly Walk
  • 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 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
  • NAGold Coast Music AwardsGold Coast Music Awards
  • Every SundaySunday Loving at BazaarSunday Loving at Bazaar

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