Local Events

FEBRUARY 2024

24
Saturday

Bowlzilla

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.

Hosted at Elanora Skatepark, boasting an eight-foot bowl with metal coping on one side through the pipe to a twelve-foot vert on the other, this park is a must on any skaters travel agenda as one of the most famous bowls in the country.

april 2024

17 – 28

Gold Coast Film Festival

Major Events Gold Coast is proud to be supporting the 22nd year of the Gold Coast Film Festival featuring over 100 films, panels, parties, pop-up cinemas and special events across the Gold Coast from Coolangatta to Coomera.

The annual 12-day film festival will return in April April 2024, bringing film to life in a distinctly Gold Coast way for local and visiting audiences and to help grow and support Queensland’s screen industry.

24
Saturday

Gold Coast Swim Week & Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Gold Coast Swim Week is a week-long celebration of swimming  21-28 April 2024 with ocean swims and leading coaches and special guests hosting clinics and training sessions along Gold Coast beaches and pools.

The annual Cooly Classic Ocean Swim will open the program on April 21.  This is the Gold Coast’s largest ocean swimming event, with swims from 1.0km to 5.0km starting at Snapper Rocks.

27 – 4

Gold Coast Pro

The 2024 Gold Coast Pro presented by GWM will be held 27 April – 4 May at Snapper Rocks, the world’s most famous right-hand sandy point break and a favourite location for the globe’s best surfers.

With a great vantage point to watch the world’s top surfers go head to head, the seven-day competition will be held in the high-quality surf month of May with the Gold Coast Pro kicking off the 2024 WSL Challenger Series in Australia. Surfers will battle it out for a qualifying position on the 2024 WSL Championship Tour.

MAY 2024

16
Thursday

Blues on Broadbeach

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.

The 2024 lineup: 

– Melissa Etheridge
– Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton
– Ana Popovic 
– Eric Bibb
– Lloyd Spiegel 
– Hat Fitz & Cara 

and many more… for the full lineup visit here

June 2024

5-9 
Wednesday-Sunday

COOLY ROCKS ON

Returning from 5 – 9 June 2024, join us as we celebrate the motors, music and lifestyle of yesteryear at Cooly Rocks On! Recently awarded GOLD in the Major Festivals & Events category at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2022, come check out why Cooly Rocks On is Australia’s favourite nostalgia festival!

AUGUST 2024

TBA

PACIFIC AIRSHOW GOLD COAST

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

Stay tuned for updates and date releases!

Renowned for its heart-pumping aerobic displays, awe-inspiring aviation feats, huge crowds and dazzling party atmosphere, Pacific Airshow is the biggest event of its kind in the US and now the inaugural sister event – Pacific Airshow Gold Coast – is set to redefine the airshow experience in Australia too.

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. 

20 – 8

2024 World Lifesaving 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

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!

6 – 15

SWELL Sculpture Fesitval

This beloved outdoor arts festival will once more present over 70 words by Australian and international artists along the iconic stretch of Currumbin Beach. With well over 100,000 visitors expected, SWELL Sculpture Festival has grown to include satellite activations around the Gold Coast. The Currumbin precinct will also come alive with artist talks, live music, Kid’s classes, workshops and a Fringe festival, to boot. SWELL remains Queensland’s premiere outdoor sculpture festival and a flagship, not-to-be-missed annual event. And did we mention it’s free and family-friendly?

October 2024

18 – 20
Friday – Sunday

Groundwater Country Music Festival 2024

Free to attend, Groundwater CMF gathers some of the best country artists in the industry for three days of FREE live music on the Gold Coast. Set throughout the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach and just steps away from the beachfront, there’s no other country music festival quite like it!

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Please be advised of ongoing building maintenance works. Scaffolding will be built up above the retail shops as well as around the building on level 2 for Reflections Tower Two. Works will take place during weekdays and there may be some noise disturbance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

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