Gold Coast Events

The Gold Coast is home to around 30 major events every year attracting thousands to the city.


Event List

Gold Coast Triathlon

The Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial takes place on Sunday 5th April. It will be held at Mitchell Park in Southport. Event Schedule Saturday Time Activity 1:00-3:00pm Triathlon Check In, Transition & Expo Open Sunday 5:00am Road Closures in place 5:00am Triathlon Check In, Transition & Expo Open 6:15am Triathlon Check In & Transition Closed 7:15am Kool Kids Start… Read more →

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is a major event on the Gold Coast calendar attracting over 45,000 people. For 2020, over 300+ exhibitors and 600+ watercraft on display are expected,  including superyachts, fishing boats, trailers, watercraft and marine tech and much more. The event takes place at Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove from 9am to 5pm, 21 – 24 May, 2020. Highlights… Read more →

The Australian Surf Life Saving Masters and Open Championships

The 2020 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships will be hosted by Broadbeach SLSC and North Burleigh SLSC from 18 April to 26 April 2020. The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships is an annual event where members from Australia’s 314 Surf Clubs come together to compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events. It is the largest event of its… Read more →

World Bowls Championships 2020

The 2020 World Bowls Championships is one of the pinnacle international events on the bowls calendar. The two-week tournament takes place at Broadbeach Bowls Club, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club and Club Helensvale. 2020 World Bowls Championships – Over 24 nations & 240 bowlers – Broadbeach Bowls Club, Club Helensvale & Musgrave Hill Bowls Club – May 23 – June 7, 2020 Reviews There… Read more →

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual event celebrating the cars, music and culture of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Best of all, it all takes place in beautiful Coolangatta. Running from 3-7 June 2020 featuring classic car show n shine, live music and much more. Event Highlights Classic Car Show n Shine Location: Marine Parade and Griffith Street, Coolangatta Live Music Numerous artists performing… Read more →

Australian Open Bowls

Marketed as the world’s biggest bowls festival, the Australian Open runs from June 13-26, 2020. Events will be hosted across 13 venues on the Gold Coast Broadbeach Bowls & Community Club Burleigh Heads Bowls Club Club Helensvale Club Robina Coolangatta Bowls Club Gold Coast Bowls and Community Club McKenzie Park Nerang Bowls Club Mermaid Beach Bowls Club Mudgereeba Bowls Club Musgrave… Read more →

Gold Coast Expo

The 2020 Gold Coast Expo runs from the 24 – 26 July and showcases the latest caravans and camper trailers, plus 4×4’s, motorhomes, boats, fishing gear, accessories, holidays, tourism information and loads more. Tickets Adults $12 Seniors Card $10 Children Under 16 FREE* Hours Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Sunday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Location… Read more →

Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival

Bleach* is the Gold Coast Festival is an annual contemporary arts event that has been running since 2012. Featuring local, Australian, and international artists across genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus, and major public events.   More details to come closer to the event date.     Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first one… Read more →

National Clubs Gymnastics Carnival

The National Clubs Gymnastics Carnival is a festival of gymnastics, running from 17 September – 4 October 2020 that is expected to attract 5000 competitors, officials, staff and spectators. Events will be held at Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre located at 296 Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write one. Add Your… Read more →

Groundwater Country Music Festival

The Groundwater Country Music Festival is a country music festival held in the heart of the Broadbeach. Amazingly, it’s a free event running over 3 days and nights featuring a host of famous artists performing on stages located on Surf Parade, Old Burleigh Road, Victoria Avenue, and Oracle Boulevard.     In previous years it has attracted as many as 70,000 visitors… Read more →

Gold Coast World Masters

The Gold Coast World Masters is a championship golf 72-hole single stableford event with competition rounds conducted on Thursday 15 October, Friday 16, Sunday 18 and Monday 19 October 2020 at some of the Gold Coasts leading Golf Courses.   2020 Event Schedule Wednesday 14 October 2020 (Arrival & Registration) 8.30am: 2 Person Ambrose at Sanctuary Cove The Palms inc burger… Read more →

Gold Coast Film Festival 2020

The Gold Coast Film Festival is a regular event on the Gold Coast calendar and will run from 15-26 April, 2020. The 18th annual Gold Coast Film Festival will feature 100+ films, panels, parties and events at 13 locations from Coomera in the north to Coolangatta in the south. Highlights for 2020 Opening Night Wednesday 15 April HOTA, Home of the… Read more →

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival 2020

The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is a major event on the Gold Coast calendar attracting thousands of visitors for the 4 days. Amazingly, there are no tickets required to go see the performances which are held on the streets of Broadbeach. You are free to wander and enjoy, although if you want to get up front to the stage you’ll… Read more →

Corona Gold Coast Pro

The world’s best surfers head to Snapper Rocks to battle it out at the season opener for the WSL Championship Tour, the Gold Coast Pro. The Gold Coast Pro features several days of surfing comps and Coolangatta comes to life with live music and nightlife. The event will be held Mar 26 – Apr 5, 2020 – More details to come… Read more →

SWELL Sculpture Festival 2020

The SWELL Sculpture Festival held annually on Currumbin Beach in early September and is now in its seventeenth year. The ten-day festival brings up to 50 works by nationally and internationally renowned artists to a free public exhibition on the beautiful beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast. The event has grown each year and become a major event attracting thousands of… Read more →

Gold Coast Show 2020

The 2020 Gold Coast Show will be held at Broadwater Parklands from 28th – 30th August 2020 and is FREE to attend. It is open from 9am to 9pm. The Gold Coast Show features equestrian events, side-show alley, wood chopping, baby animal farms, arts,  crafts, camel rides on the beach, live music, and of course, the ever-popular showbag pavilion. Public… Read more →

Gold Coast Marathon 2020

The Gold Coast Marathon 2020 will take place Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 July 2020. The internationally popular marathon will attract 28,000 participants from over 50 countries to participate in eight races including the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon Wheelchair Marathon ASICS Half Marathon Wheelchair 15km Southern Cross University 10km Run Gold Coast Airport Fun Run Garmin 4km… Read more →

SeaFire 2020

SeaFire is a fireworks competition held along the coastline of Surfers Paradise. Being an international event, nations compete to take home the 2020 SeaFire Championship title. What to expect Professional world-class pyrotechnic displays choreographed to music along with stuntmen, skydivers, jetski’s taking it up a level. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write one. Add… Read more →

Surfers Paradise Live 2020

Surfers Paradise LIVE is free and open to all ages four-day music festival taking place on Surfers Paradise beach. Details for 2020 to be updated soon. 2019 acts included The Living End, Jebediah, Reece Mastin, Hoodoo Gurus, Daryl Braithwaite, Thirsty Merc, The Screaming Jets, Chocolate Starfish, Boom Crash Opera, Bachelor Girl, Casey Barnes, San Mei and Peach Fur. Reviews There… Read more →

Gold Coast 600 2020 – Guide & Track side Accommodation

The Gold Coast 600 is run on the streets of Surfers Paradise featuring Supercars battling for championship points along with supporting races throughout the event. The now-famous Surfers Paradise Street Circuit is a 3 km track that runs along Surfers Paradise Esplanade and Main Beach Parade, Breaker Street, the Gold Coast Highway, and Surfers Paradise Blvd. Full 2020 Event Details… Read more →