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

January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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

May

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

June

Cooly Rocks On (Rock and Roll Festival) Coolangatta www.coolyrockson.com
(07) 5599 2081
Mudgeeraba Show Mudgeeraba www.mudgeerabashow.org.au
(07) 5530 2754
Gold Coast Airport Marathon Broadwater Parklands, Southport www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au

July

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

August

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

September

Gold Coast Multicultural Festival Evandale Parklands, Bundall www.goldcoastmulticulturalfestival.org
(07) 5510 3340
Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival Parklands Southport www.coastacoustics.com.au
Swell Sculpture Festival (10th Anniversary) Currumbin www.swellsculpture.com.au
(07) 5525 6392
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

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

November

Schoolies Week Surfers Paradise www.schoolies.com
(07) 5572 7627

December

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