2 – 3
Saturday – Sunday
Fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival
The fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival is held across two days (Saturday and Sunday) with a course that hugs the jaw-dropping Gold Coast Coastline. There is a challenge on offer for everyone including 50km Ultra, 25km, 12km, 5km and Kids Dash events. The beautiful southern Gold Coast town of Coolangatta awaits you and your run crew!
The event will also be hosting the 2023 National 50km Championships, with runners from across the country battling it out for national honours.
Alongside the running, there’s pop-up yoga classes, running workshops and an expo to enjoy! Spectators are invited to take a front-row seat at the finish line or kick back in the Precinct Brewing beer garden whilst listening to live music from the main stage throughout the weekend. There’s also a range of tasty treats to enjoy from the on-site food trucks.
Surfers Paradise Christmas Markets
Saturday 9th of December, celebrate your spot on the nice list at Surfers Paradise Twilight Markets. Make it rein and shop the ultimate stocking stuffers from our curated collection of makers and their bespoke goods! Get into the Christmas spirit under the twinkling lights and rock around to some jingling tunes!
Celebrate the Christmas countdown with:
– Bespoke artisan handmade gifts
– Boutique clothing and accessories from local designers
– Spectacular Summer cheer and themed decorations
– Live music
– Roving entertainment
– Sweets and treats
Parking: There is plenty of parking around; Soul Surfers Paradise parking or The Paradise Centre car park on Hanlan Street are recommended
Public Transport: The closest tram stop to the action is Cavill Ave
5 – 14
Friday – Sunday
The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival
The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival includes the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo and Showjumping, the galloping of Thoroughbreds along the Surfers Paradise beach for the Barrier Draw, the Southern Hemisphere’s highest-grossing Yearling Sale and the jewel in the Queensland Summer Carnival crown, The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday.
The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival – 5 – 14 January 2024
Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo & Showjumping – 6 January 2024 – Doug Jennings Park, The Spit
The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw – 9 January 2024 – Surfers Paradise beachfront (opposite Trickett Street)
Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale – 10 – 14 January 2024 – Magic Millions Sales Complex, 28 Ascot Court, Bundall
The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday – 13 January 2024 – Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall
Juicy Fest is back – with new cities and a massive line-up of influential R&B and hip-hop stars of the 90s and 2000s confirmed for the 2024 tour.
Headlining the 2024 Juicy Fest edition is T.I., T-Pain, The Game and Ashanti – with one more special guest headliner to be announced soon. Joining these music heavyweights and rounding out the Juicy Fest line-up will be hit-makers Trey Songz, Fabolous, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Keri Hilson, Cassie, Mase and Mario.
3 – 4
Saturday – Sunday
Nutri-Grain Ironman Series Round 5
The final rounds of the 2023/24 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series, will be held at Kurrawa Beach, QLD.
PINK’s Summer Carnival 2024
Touring in support of her latest album, Trustfall, P!NK’s Summer Carnival (with musical guests to be announced later) will be live at Metricon Stadium on February 20, 2024.
P!NK is a three-time Grammy Award winner and has had 5 #1 albums in Australia, including Hurts 2B Human, Funhouse, Greatest Hits…So Far!!!, The Truth About Love and Beautiful Trauma.
Produced by Live Nation, P!NK’s first Australian tour in five years follows her UK/European and North American/Canadian tours.
Bowlzilla Gold Coast
Now in its ninth year, BOWLZILLA Gold Coast was established as the first all-encompassing National Park Skating competition in Australia. The annual skating festivities, 21-24 February 2024, include learn-to-ride clinics, art shows, workshops, music, and parties and is rounded out with a skate competition on the 24th February. Park skaters across Australia practice all year to travel to BOWLZILLA Gold Coast and prove themselves against their peers. With divisions across all ages, abilities and sexes, a goal of the event has always been to provide the most inclusive week of skating in Australia.
6 – 7
saturday – sunday
Phoenix Gold Coast Triathlon
The Pho3nix Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial on Sunday 7th April has long been known as the triathlon for triathletes – if there is one race on the calendar not to miss, this is it. We can’t wait to showcase our beautiful Broadwater venue.
The Pho3nix Kids Gold Coast Triathlon on Saturday 6th April is a FREE fun, participation based non-competitive event. Bike / Run, Swim / Run and Fun Run options also available. Each child will receive a tshirt, swimming cap and finishers medal.
14 – 28
Gold Coast Swim Week
Gold Coast Swim Week is a week-long celebration of swimming with ocean swims and leading coaches and special guests hosting clinics and training sessions along Gold Coast beaches and pools.
The 14th annual Cooly Classic Ocean Swim will open the program on April 14. This is the Gold Coast’s largest ocean swimming event, with swims from 1.0km to 5.0km starting at Snapper Rocks. It attracts a huge range of abilities, from past and present Olympians to the general public of all ages, including age categories from 8 to 70+ years.
19 – 30
Gold Coast Film Festival
The 22nd year of the Gold Coast Film Festival will feature over 100 films, panels, parties, pop-up cinemas and special events across the Gold Coast from Coolangatta to Coomera.
The Gold Coast Film Festival is an annual 12-day film festival in April with more than 100 film, panels, parties, pop-up cinemas and special events right across the Gold Coast.
16 – 19
Friday – Sunday
Blues on Broadbeach 2024
This hugely popular beachside music festival features international and Australian blues music performers in over 20 performance areas throughout the vibrant streets, venues and parks of Broadbeach.
Keep an eye out for the lineup!
Cooly Rocks On
Celebrating the motors, music and lifestyle of yesteryear, Cooly Rocks On is back from 5-9 June 2024.
With many free and ticketed entertainment options across the action-packed five-day festival, make the most of your festival experience with the official festival app.
Featuring one of Australia’s best Show ‘N’ Shine displays, the festival showcases an impressive collection of hot rods, kustom vehicles, lowbrow art and more. As for the music, some of the best rock ‘n’ roll, swing, rockabilly and tribute artists from around the world will take to the stage throughout the festival. From artists like The Go Getters (SWE), Boom! Boom! Deluxe (NZ), Johnny Pandora (JPN) and more, to world-renowned international Elvis Tribute Artists like Shawn Klush (USA) and Jimmy Holmes (USA), a good boogie won’t be hard to find!
Cooly Rocks On is also one of two festivals held in Australia to host an official preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, with the winner heading straight to Elvis Week in Memphis, USA. The annual Cooly Rocks Pin-up Pageant is another festival favourite and if you’re in need of some retro goods and memorabilia, make sure to check out the Nostalgia Markets on the Coolangatta beachfront.
30 – 1
Gold Coast Show
Gold Coast Show is on at Broadwater Parklands on 30 August to 1 September 2024.
Don’t miss out on:
- Arts, Homecrafts and Horticulture exhibits
- Main Stage entertainment and Rovers
- Woodchop competition
- Show Dogs competition
- Stall Holders/Exhibitors
- Animal Farm/Petting zoo
- Equestrian and much more.
Come join in the fun!
1 – 11
Over 11 days, the beaches, parklands and unique locations of the Gold Coast become outdoor galleries and performance spaces to celebrate all things creative. BLEACH* is one of the finest showcases of art and community in South East Queensland; a chance to discover creative works by local artists that span painting, poetry, dance, music, comedy and so much more.
Taking place on the land of the Yugambeh People, the festival also offers numerous opportunities to connect to culture through performance art. Stay tuned for the 2024 program announcement.
SPRINGTIME is one of four events proudly produced by Major Events Gold Coast and will return from 6 – 8 September 2024 for its third year.
Returning to the beaches and streets of Surfers Paradise, SPRINGTIME will be back with a massive artist lineup and Arts Program!
Save the date now and come celebrate the good vibes of Spring September 2024 at SPRINGTIME!
SWELL Sculpture Festival
Main exhibition held along Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland
Experience pop up exhibitions across the Gold Coast, as well as SWELL Smalls Gallery at it’s beachside venue and cultural programming at SWELL Fringe in Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin.
Come face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists.
Stay a little longer and discover a range of unique experiences; guided twilight walks through the artworks, live music, comedy, masterclasses, artist talks next to the sculptures and artist led workshops.
SWELL Sculpture Festival inspires and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.
18 – 20
Friday – Sunday
Groundwater Country Music Festival
Celebrating 11 years of country music on the Gold Coast, Groundwater Country Music Festival will return from 18 to 20 October.
The Festival gathers some of the best country artists in the industry for 3 days of free live music on the Gold Coast.
Set throughout the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach and located just steps away from the golden beachfront, there’s no other country music festival quite like it! Stay tuned for further festival updates by following Groundwater CMF on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok!
25 – 27
Friday – Sunday
Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500
The streets of Surfers Paradise will transform into a world-class street circuit as tens of thousands of racing enthusiasts flock to get a glimpse of the action whilst Australia’s hottest DJs and international stars take to the Club 500 stage on Macintosh Island at night. Be there as Mustang takes on Camaro at this iconic street circuit. Whether you are a long-term fan or someone looking to experience a Supercars event for the first time, there is entertainment both on and off track to suit all attendees.
1 – 10
Pan Pacific Masters Games
The Gold Coast’s famous celebration of masters sport returns, showcasing competition in more than 40 sports at some of the world’s best sporting facilities and an amazing entertainment program at the Games Village (Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach).
Thousands of participants from all over the globe will converge on the Gold Coast to participate in the Asia-Pacific’s biggest annual masters games. Participants will compete in their age group with no qualifying standards or times to enter. The only criterion for entry is a minimum age for each sport, which for the majority is 30 years of age.
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