Local Events

June 2024

15 – 7

Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Celebrating the life and music of award-winning, cultural icon and rock ‘n’ roll superstar, Elvis Presley, this bio-musical explores pivotal moments in Elvis’ life

22 – 23

Seas the Day Surf Festival

Surfing Australia is excited to bring you the world’s biggest female participation surf festival. Join us for an unforgettable two-day event, filled with shortboard and longboard surfing contests, and a festival program that celebrates the incredible women of surfing.

July 2024

6 – 7

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.

14

Coolangatta 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 Coolangatta every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month (ONLY in five Sunday month).

AUGUST 2024

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 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.

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!

18 – 20
Friday – Sunday

Gold Coast Beach 5s Rugby Spring Festival

From 18-20 October 2024, the festival will host a mix of social and elite sporting divisions, masters and junior competitors, providing fun in the sun, on the beach, with a relaxed party theme.

Beach 5s Rugby is a spectacular, fast-paced and exciting sand-based competition based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football.

Greenmount Beach is on the Southern Gold Coast and is an idyllic spot for swimming. Take a stroll along the oceanfront path around Greenmount Point, which is the coastal headland separating the stretch of Coolangatta beach and Rainbow Bay.

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

2024 Pan Pacific Masters Game

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.

13
Wednesday

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.

23

Gold Coast Beach Oztag

Beach Oztag is coming back to the Gold Coast for the second year, 23 November 2024.

The event will offer senior and junior divisions with seniors to be played on Saturday and juniors to follow on Sunday. The day will be vibrant and filled with fun for the players and spectators with the inclusion of live music, bars & food trucks.

23 – 24

Fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival

The fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival returns to Coolangatta 23-24 November 2024 for a weekend festival of running and beach-side vibes!

With a course that hugs the jaw dropping Gold Coast Coastline we are delighted to offer a challenge for everyone this December, including 50km, 25km, 12km, 5km  and Kids Dash events.

28

Festival of Touch – Schools Beach Gala Day

 the South East Queensland Schools Beach Gala Day is open to all school teams from grades 7 and above and will be a fun-filled celebration in the heartland of Touch Football here on the Gold Coast. Held at North Kirra Beach, this will not be a normal day of touch football. The day will include a mixture of fast, speedy, four (4) on four (4) games as well as skill challenges and activations in between games where all students can come together, have fun and celebrate the year gone by.

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.

May 2025

15 – 18

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.

 

June 2025

4 – 8
Wednesday-Sunday

Cooly Rocks On

Returning from 5 – 8 June 2025, 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!

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