Local Events

May 2024

9 – 22
Friday – Sunday

Australian Gymnastics Championships

Get ready for two weeks of Australia’s best gymnasts vying for the title of 2024 Australian Champion when the Australian Gymnastics Championships return to the Gold Coast on 9 – 22 May.

Athletes will compete for national titles across men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline gymnastics.

JUNE 2024

1
Saturday

SeaFire

Save the date! SeaFire, the Gold Coast’s very own fireworks competition, is returning to the shores of Surfers Paradise Beach.

SeaFire is a free family-friendly event. Why not make a weekend of it with a Staycation or book the family in for dinner at one of the mouth-watering Surfers Paradise restaurants.

More information including timings to come!

2 & 15
Sunday

Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets

Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, the weird and the wonderful, has never been easier. Just come along to the Gold Coast’s famous art and craft markets, held at Kurrawa Park every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. 

5-9
Wed-Sun

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.

23
sunday

Urzila Carlson – Just Jokes

Australia’s favourite South African-New Zealander URZILA CARLSON has announced her brand new 2024 national tour – JUST JOKES! According to Carlson, the show premise is simple. “Just Jokes is as it says on the label! Just jokes! Come for a show and leave with a sore face from laughing! Switch off and relax.”

JUly 2024

6 – 7
saturday – sunday

Gold Coast Marathon

The world-class international marathon attracts tens of thousands of participants of all ages and abilities from around the world across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, CPL Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Southern Cross University 10km Run, CPL Wheelchair 10km, Gold Coast Airport 5km Fun Run, Health and Wellbeing Queensland 4km Junior Dash and Health and Wellbeing Queensland 2km Junior Dash.

7 & 21
Sunday

Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets

Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, the weird and the wonderful, has never been easier. Just come along to the Gold Coast’s famous art and craft markets, held at Kurrawa Park every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. 

August 2024

4
Sunday

Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets

Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, the weird and the wonderful, has never been easier. Just come along to the Gold Coast’s famous art and craft markets, held at Kurrawa Park every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. 

1 – 11

Bleach Festival

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. 

16 – 18

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast – will take-off over Australia’s iconic Surfers Paradise Beach 16-18 August 2024.

The three day festival will transform the sky over iconic Surfers Paradise into Australia’s biggest stage, with high-flying performances by elite military aviators and the best civilian performers from around the world. The breathtaking aerial feats performed over Surfers Paradise Beach and backdropped by the iconic Gold Coast skyline are sure to excite and amaze.

20 – 8

2024 Lifesaving World Championships

All Beach and Ocean Events at the 2024 Lifesaving World Championships will be held at Kurrawa Beach, in the heart of the world famous Gold Coast, with competitors racing in some of the best waves in Australia.

Competitors and spectators alike will have the opportunity to sit back and relax after a day of action, with Kurrawa Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs and bars and restaurants close by offering incredible food and beverage options

30 – 1
Friday-Sunday

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!

SEPTEMBER 2024

1 & 15
Sunday

Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets

Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, the weird and the wonderful, has never been easier. Just come along to the Gold Coast’s famous art and craft markets, held at Kurrawa Park every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. 

6-8
Friday-Sunday

Springtime

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!

14
Saturday

Crafted Beer Festival

Crafted Beer Festival is the Gold Coast’s premier craft beer festival, held annually beachside in Broadbeach. Get up close and personal with brewers and try some of the 400 plus new and exciting brews on offer, including festival exclusives that have been batched specifically for the festival and many of the seasonal small-batch releases. 

6-15
Friday-Sunday

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.

OCTOBER 2024

6 & 20
Sunday

Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets

Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, the weird and the wonderful, has never been easier. Just come along to the Gold Coast’s famous art and craft markets, held at Kurrawa Park every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. 

13 – 19
Friday – Saturday

Gold Coast World Masters Golf Championship

Week-long golf tournament featuring up to 6 rounds plus nightly social and entertainment events. Day tours, non-player programs, and pre & post touring options are promoted and booked for attendees. Play Go Golfing’s exciting Gold Coast Masters Golf Championship Format with 4 rounds at exceptional resort courses. Compete in 1 of 15 divisions based on age and handicap.

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.

november 2024

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.

3 & 17
Sunday

Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets

Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, the weird and the wonderful, has never been easier. Just come along to the Gold Coast’s famous art and craft markets, held at Kurrawa Park every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. 

13

Pearl Jam Dark Matter World Tour 2024

After a decade-long wait, Pearl Jam will grace the stage at Heritage Bank Stadium on November 13, bringing with them a wave of anticipation and energy.

As the exclusive Queensland concert on their Dark Matter World Tour 2024, this event promises to shine a spotlight on our vibrant city like never before with up to 50,000 fans expected to attend.

22 – 1

Festival of Touch

The Festival of Touch is a 10 day celebration of all things Touch Football. The event aims to invigorate, inspire and connect the touch football community in Queensland. The 10-day Festival, to be held 22 November – 1 December 2024, encompasses two flagship touch football events on the Queensland Touch Football (QTF) calendar, including the Queensland State Cup and Queensland All Nations, which are held on consecutive weekends on the Gold Coast. 

February 2025

Dates TBA

Sea World Carnivale

Sea World Carnivale will return in 2025, keep an eye out for dates & further information!

March 2025

29 – 6

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

The largest event of its kind, the Aussies is an annual event where members from Australia’s 314 Surf Clubs come together to compete in more than 480 beach and ocean events.

From 29 March to 6 April 2025, prepare to welcome the nation’s finest athletes to our beloved city. Hosted by the North Kirra and Tugun Surf Life Saving Clubs, Aussies 2025 promises to be a showcase of exceptional talent, fierce competition, and the unwavering spirit of surf lifesaving.

April 2025

12 – 13
saturday – sunday

Gold Coast Comic Con

Australia’s BIGGEST and BEST pop culture event. It’s comic con, down under! 💥

The event will take place at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. 

May 2025

15 – 18
thursday – sunday

Blues on Broadbeach 2025

Broadbeach’s biggest blues party will return in 2025, keep an eye out for more details!

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