Major Events on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to many of Queensland’s 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.


For a list of current events see the Upcoming monthly events.


 Major Events Calendar

Event Where Enquiries


National Rodeo Finals TBC
Burleigh Boardriders Honolua Single Fin Classic Burleigh Point
(07) 5520 1165
Summafieldayze Doug Jennings Park, The Spit, Main Beach
13 61 00
BMW Magic Millions Carnival Gold Coast Turf Club
(07) 5538 1599
Rotary Antiques Fair (Silver Jubilee – 25 years) Jupiter’s Casino
(07) 5598 8188
Point Danger Branch Surf Rescue Championships Tugun
(07) 3846 8000
South Coast Branch Surf Rescue Championships Miami
(07) 3846 8000
Queensland Open Beach Volleyball Tournament Surfers Paradise
(07) 3367 1991
BMW Magic Millions Race Day Gold Coast Turf Club
(07) 5538 1599
Oceans 38 (Surf Carnival) Broadbeach
(07) 3846 8000
Gatorade Queensland Tri Series – Race 4 Robina
(07) 3868 2444
Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships Surfers Paradise
(07) 3367 1991
Showcase National Dance Championships Conrad Jupiters
(02) 9662 1598
Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
(07) 5504 4000
Big Day Out Parklands Showgrounds, Southport
Gold Coast Australia Day Celebrations Evandale Parklands
(07) 5581 6877


Queensland State Board Riding Championships Currumbin
(07) 3846 8045
Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters (Golf Tournament) RACV Royal Pines Resort
Oceans 38 (Surf Carnival) Kirra
(07) 3846 8000


Clean Up Australia Day Gold Coast
Somerset Celebration of Literature Mudgeeraba
(07) 5530 3777
Crazy Johns Queensland Masters State Championships Kurrawa, Broadbeach
Gold Coast Caravan, Camping 4WD, Fish & Boat Show Parklands Showground, Southport
(02) 6769 4132
Gold Coast Home Show and Lifestyle Expo Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Kurrawa, Broadbeach
(07) 3846 8045
Earth Hour Gold Coast


National Youth Week Gold Coast
(07) 3008 8625
Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial (Gatorade Queensland Tri Series – Race 7) Broadwater Parklands, Southport
(07) 3868 2444
Anzac Day Gold Coast
Local RSL club


Monster Machinery Day TBC
(07) 5581 6877
Nissan/BRW Corporate Triathlon National Series Doug Jennings Park, The Spit, Main Beach
(03) 9596 2340
Prime Minister’s Cup Gold Coast Turf Club
(07) 5538 1599
Gold Coast Careers Expo Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
(07) 5510 3790
Australian International Seniors Golf Championships RACV Royal Pines Resort
(02) 9528 5637
Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival Broadbeach Precinct
(07) 5539 8416
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Sanctuary Cove
(07) 5577 6011


Cooly Rocks On (Rock and Roll Festival) Coolangatta
(07) 5599 2081
Mudgeeraba Show Mudgeeraba
(07) 5530 2754
Gold Coast Airport Marathon Broadwater Parklands, Southport


NAIDOC Week Gold Coast
Gold Coast Home Show and Caravan and Camping Expo Parklands, Southport
9th Midyear Antiques Fair Albert Waterways Hall
(07) 5598 8188


Broadbeach Jazz Festival Broadbeach precinct
(07) 5539 8416
Australian Children’s Book Week GCCC Libraries
(07) 5581 7210
Seniors Week Gold Coast
(07) 5581 6642
Gold Coast Science Fair Varsity College grounds, Varsity Lakes
(07) 5581 7764
Gold Coast Show Parklands Showgrounds, Southport
(07) 5591 3422


Gold Coast Multicultural Festival Evandale Parklands, Bundall
(07) 5510 3340
Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival Parklands Southport
Swell Sculpture Festival (10th Anniversary) Currumbin
(07) 5525 6392
Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo Central Park Oval and Varsity Lakes Sports and Arts Centre – Central Park Drive, Varsity Lakes


Mudgeeraba Street Party Swan Lane, Mudgeeraba 07) 5581 7310
Armor All Gold Coast 600 (V8 Supercars) Surfers Paradise
(07) 5630 0364
Wilson HTM Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge Brisbane to Gold Coast
(07) 3844 1144


Schoolies Week Surfers Paradise
(07) 5572 7627


Good Vibrations Festival TBA
1300 762 545
Christmas Carols & Celebrations Gold Coast
(07) 5581 6877
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Gold Coast
(07) 5581 6877