Events CalendarWhat's happening on the Gold Coast?

With magnificent beaches, a fantastic climate, a huge range of accommodation and a strong business infrastructure the Gold Coast is a helluva place to hold an event. That's why there's so much happening in this town. Whether you like car races, golfing tournaments, tennis, musicals, surfing or lawn bowls there's guaranteed to be something in the event calendar to suit you. See what's happening on the Gold Coast below!

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3 September

Father’s Day in the Laneway

Celebrate Father’s Day over breakfast, brunch or lunch and live music. Enjoy the sounds of our talented musician Zen Sean performing LIVE & FREE Sept 3rd from 11am – 2pm. ... Visit for more details

14 September

Hope Island Jazz and Cabaret presents Flamenco House

An authentic Flamenco and Spanish dance & music group, that puts together the leading exponents of this art in Queensland - Australia.Under the direction of Diego Perez, member of UNESCO International Dance Council, Flamenco House Brisbane will make you travel to the most beautiful regions of Spain and make you feel all the strength and magic o...

16-24 September

Kids Fun at Cavill Lane

Stop into Cavill Lane for lunch and school holiday fun between 12-2pm 16, 17, 23 and 24 of Sept. Enjoy a variety of restaurants and FREE entertainment for the whole family. Check out giant bubble artist, face-painter and more, there’s a different entertainer each day!

23-24 September

The Barbie Brunch: Gold Coast

Get ready to step into a world of pink and glamour as we announce the most exciting event for all Barbie enthusiasts! We are thrilled to present the Barbie Themed Brunch and Lunch, a one-of-a-kind extravaganza that will transport attendees into the fabulous universe of Barbie, the iconic doll loved by millions worldwide. ... This exclusive event pr...

30 September

"Cords and Strings" with Vocal Waves Choir

Vocal Waves Choir proudly presents "Cords and Strings" - a celebration of beautiful vocals and heavenly strings. Come and see Gold Coast's favourite choir Vocal Waves as they take you on a musical journey performing Rock & Pop favourites inspired by their lush string arrangements. Songs include "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay and...

13 October

Celebrate Friday the 13th at Cavill Lane

Can’t wait till Halloween, then come to Cavill Lane on Oct Friday the 13th from 6-8pm. Check out our Live DJ, roving characters and haunted surprises. ... Select from a variety of restaurants to dine in within our spooky setting. Dress up in costume and WIN tickets into the Haunted Maze - conditions apply. ... Please visit our website for d...

19 October

Hope Island Jazz and Cabaret presents The Ingrid James Quartet

Ingrid James, ​Award-winning international jazz vocalist and recently back from a European tour will perform the Great American and Brazilian standards. Ingrid is one of the top jazz singers in Australia and is coming to the Gold Coast. She is an original improviser, always swings and is skilled at embracing lyrics that she believes in. Her beaut...

27-31 October

The Haunted Passage Entrapment

This year Cavill Lane Surfers Paradise is showcasing an immersive Halloween party night over 4 nights from Oct 27-29 & 31. ... This atmospheric showcase will engulf and transport into a haunted passage entrapment influenced by horror films and theatrics. ... Designed to liven the senses with an aim for scary fun, we encourage everyone to dres...

11 November

2023 Kokoda Legacy

KOKODA LEGACY is back for one final year in 2023 ... Hike or trail run 10km, 20km or 30km through Kokoda Barracks in Canungra, or embark on a 5km Remembrance Walk to a memorial in Kokoda Barracks to lay down a poppy for our fallen servicemen and women. ...  There are no team requirements, you can register as a...

16-24 December

Christmas at Cavill

Cavill Lane Surfers Paradise loves showcasing family-friendly entertainment to all our visitors! We are adding to the celebrations of the festive season with a variety of roving performers and Christmas celebrations. Join us Dec 16, 17, 23 & 24 from 6-8pm for FREE entertainment and dining in the heart of Surfers Paradise.

31 December

New Years Eve Festivities & Fireworks on the Gold Coast

Expect breathtaking displays of fireworks all over the Gold Coast this New Years Eve with celebrations taking place from 8pm. The full list of fireworks extravaganzas on the Coast are below: ... Broadbeach - 8pm & MidnightKurruwa Park, Broadbeach ... Coolangatta - 9pm & MidnightCoolangatta beach ... Coomera - 9pm Viney Park, Dreamworld Park...

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Gold Coast Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions

The Gold Coast is a dedicated tourist town so there's plenty of fun stuff to do to keep you occupied! Take a tour of the canals, see the view from Q1, or hand feed some native animals. Check out our list of the best tourist attractions.


Gold Coast Hinterland & Mount Tamborine

Gold Coast Hinterland

Our best-kept secret is the picturesque mountain & rainforest region of the Gold Coast Hinterland. There's plenty of see and do. Take a scenic drive up Mount Tamborine, go on a bushwalk to a waterfall or visit a winery.


Gold Coast Theme Parks - Discount Passes

Theme Parks

Gold Coast theme parks come in all shapes and sizes and whether you like death-defying roller coasters, petting furry animals, or just looking to entertain the kids (and yourself), you've hit the jackpot!


Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

There's the beach of course, they don't charge you to use that, in fact in most places they don't even charge you to park on the waterfront, but if you're looking for a budget holiday, there's plenty of free stuff to do on the Gold Coast.


Gold Coast Beaches


The Gold Coast has more than 70km of fantastic beaches, and Surfers Paradise is home to the 'best beach in the world'. Getting to a Gold Coast beach is pretty easy - head east and you'll get wet! Read more about the fabulous beaches of the Gold Coast


Gold Coast Sightseeing Cruises

Gold Coast Cruises

Home to over 400km of canals and rivers, the Gold Coast is a boaties paradise! Choose from a wide range of cruise options including dinner cruises, island adventures, whale watching and even jet boating! Book a cruise online and save!


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