Local Events

December 2023


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!

January 2024



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, Cassie, Mase and Mario. 

February 2024

3 – 4

Saturday – Sunday

Nutri-Grain IronMan Series Round 5

The final rounds of the 2023/24 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series, will be held at Kurrawa Beach, QLD.



Bowlzilla Gold Coast

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. Park skaters across Australia practice all year to travel to BOWLZILLA Gold Coast and prove themselves against their peers. With divisions across all ages, abilities and sexes, a goal of the event has always been to provide the most inclusive week of skating in Australia.

April 2024

6 – 7

Saturday – Sunday

Phoenix Gold Coast Triathlon

The Pho3nix Kids Gold Coast Triathlon on Saturday 6th April is a FREE fun, participation based non-competitive event. Bike / Run, Swim / Run and Fun Run options also available. Each child will receive a t-shirt, swimming cap and finishers medal.

The Pho3nix Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial on Sunday 7th April has long been known as the triathlon for triathletes – if there is one race on the calendar not to miss, this is it.  We can’t wait to showcase our beautiful Broadwater venue.



Ultra Beach Gold Coast

Ultra Beach Music Festival will be held at Broadwater Parklands, and will headline Armin Van Buuren, Drennan Heart, Darren Styles, Steve Aoki and Zedd

14 – 28

Gold Coast Swim Week

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

The 14th annual Cooly Classic Ocean Swim will open the program on April 14.  This is the Gold Coast’s largest ocean swimming event, with swims from 1.0km to 5.0km starting at Snapper Rocks.  It attracts a huge range of abilities, from past and present Olympians to the general public of all ages, including age categories from 8 to 70+ years.

19 – 30

Gold Coast Film Festival

The 22nd year of the Gold Coast Film Festival will feature over 100 films, panels, parties, pop-up cinemas and special events across the Gold Coast from Coolangatta to Coomera.

The Gold Coast Film Festival is an annual 12-day film festival in April with more than 100 film, panels, parties, pop-up cinemas and special events right across the Gold Coast. 

May 2024

16 – 19
Thursday – Sunday

Blues on Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach will return again in 2024!

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.

Keep an eye out for the lineup.

JUNE 2024

Wednesday – Sunday

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.

JUly 2024


Gold Coast Marathon

This world-class event, Australia’s favourite holiday marathon is staged annually on Queensland’s Gold Coast. This internationally famous event features a fast and flat course that follows the magnificent Gold Coast Broadwater, the golden beaches of the Gold Coast from Main Beach to Burleigh Heads. It starts and finishes in the iconic Southport Broadwater Parklands.

Featuring eight races over two days, this event has appeal for runners of all abilities, including two kilometres and four kilometres junior dash events, the five-kilometre Fun Run, and the ten kilometre Run, the Half Marathon (21.1kilometres) and the Gold Coast Marathon (42.195 kilometres).

Seasoned runners can combine events and complete one race on Saturday and another on Sunday.

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. 


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!




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!


SWELL Sculpture Festival

Surround yourself in creativity at SWELL Sculpture Festival in Currumbin. Wander along the golden beachfront dotted with thought-provoking sculptures by artists from Australia and beyond that will captivate your heart and mind.

SWELL is a 10 day culmination of conceptions and visual commentary presenting small, medium and large-scale sculpture installations, workshops and activations as a free outdoor gallery. The free event is the perfect way to immerse yourself in art for a few hours before a beach swim or cafe-hop, but the festival also includes morning beach meditations, workshops, and artist panels for those who want to dive a little deeper. 


Friday – Sunday

Groundwater Country Music Festival

The Festival gathers some of the best country artists in the industry for 3 days of free live music on the Gold Coast. The first lineup features country favourites like Lee Kernaghan, Casey Barnes, Amber Lawrence, as well as plenty of international stars like Jackson Dean, Asleep At The Wheel and The Dungarees.

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.


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.

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