Local Events

december 2023

9

saturday

Surfers Paradise Christmas Twilight Markets

Celebrate the Christmas countdown with:
Bespoke Artisan Handmade Gifts
Boutique clothing and accessories from local designers
Spectacular Summer Cheer and themed Decorations
Amazing Live Music
Roving Entertainment
Sweets and treats

Gather all the little elves, and get extra santa-mental for the Christmas season! From 4pm-9pm, Saturday December 9th!

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

Entry: Free!

10

sunday

Cooly Carols

Tis’ the sea-sun to be jolly! The iconic Cooly Carols will once again be oceanside at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Gather your nearest and dearest for a memorable evening with an all-Aussie cast of singers and dancers performing the Christmas carols we all know and love.

There will be a delicious assortment of savoury and sweet food trucks, Santa will be dropping in and we’ll finish the night with a shimmering fireworks finale!

24

sunday

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 on Sundays on the fabulous Coolangatta beach-front. Large, colourful and a-buzz with atmosphere, these markets boast over 150 stalls showcasing the best and most original of Australian-made products, fresh produce, yummy food and live entertainment every Sunday.

JANUARY 2024

20
Saturday

Juicy Fest

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, and Mario. 

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

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.

MAY 2024

16
Thursday

Blues on Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach will return for its 23rd year.

Held throughout the beautiful Broadbeach precinct across four days, the festival is a celebration of live rhythm and blues music featuring artists from around the world.

The 2023 lineup included international and national legends like acoustic guitar icon Tommy Emmanuel, Don Walker, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Chris Cheney, Memphis’ own Marcus Scott and the Bo-Keys (USA), and so many more. Be sure to follow Blues on Broadbeach on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all the latest festival news!

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.

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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