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Some say we like to see ourselves as the main event, but really, we do it all for you! High-energy stage show sound good? How about beach cinema or symphony under the stars? If sport's more your thing, why not check out a NRL or AFL game? Or for lovers of low-key, get into one of the many grassroots arts and food festivals. Check out the latest events on Gold Coast below.

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  • 31 Dec 2023 (Monthly)

    Lucky 2024

    It’s nearing the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024, which means celebrations are in order. Embark into the new year with a touch of luck from The Lucky Squire! Join them for Broadbeach’s best New Year’s Eve midnight package, complete with hours of premium substantial canapes, and flowing beverages. Don’t leave your NYE plans to chance, book now and let the lucky countdown begin!

  • 31 Dec 2023

    New Year’s Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner

    JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa will once again host the ultimate seafood buffet for New Year’s Eve at Citrique Restaurant, and they are delighted that you have considered JW Marriott for this special occasion. Enjoy a New Year’s Eve seafood buffet dinner in Citrique, including lobster, a glass of Champagne on arrival and live entertainment. 5:30pm - 7:30pm / 8:00pm - 10.00pm

  • 31 Dec 2023

    New Year’s Eve In Chapter & Verse

    Celebrate 2024 with a cocktail party including a four (4) hour canapé and premium beer and wine beverage package, a welcome signature cocktail and live entertainment.

  • 03 Jan 2024 - 16 Jan 2024

    The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival

    The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival is a fortnight-long celebration of all things equine. Join them for 14 magnificent days on Australia's number one holiday destination - The Gold Coast! Kicking off celebrations with the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo and Showjumping on Sunday. On the morning of Tuesday, the beauty and power of Thoroughbreds enjoying the Surfers Paradise foreshore will be a feature of The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw, while premium yearlings from around Australia will go under the hammer from Tuesday onwards in the action-packed Sales arena. Come Raceday all eyes will turn to the track for the renowned AUD11.75 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday, hosting the who’s who of the social and racing scenes - gathering to celebrate the highlight of the Carnival calendar. The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival in 2024 will be a year not to be missed!

  • 05 Jan 2024 - 09 Jan 2024

    National Futsal Championships 2024

    The National Futsal Championships will be returning in 2024 at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre in Queensland. Delivered by hosts Football Queensland in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Major Events Gold Coast. The 2024 National Futsal Championships will form part of Football Queensland’s Summer Festival of Futsal. Which will also feature Football Threes, Beach Soccer exhibition matches and the Gold Coast International in the following days. The 2024 National Futsal Championships will welcome players in the following age groups: U12 – U16 Boys, Youth Men and Open Men, plus U13, U15, U17 Girls, Youth Women and Open Women, and Open AWD (Athletes with Disabilities) Mixed.

  • 06 Jan 2024

    Tijuana Cartel - ALECTURA TOUR - Gold Coast

    Tijuana Cartel, the renowned Australian musical collective celebrated for their pioneering fusion of diverse genres, proudly presents their latest masterpiece, Alectura. This innovative album once again showcases the band’s expertise in blending organic house and melodic house with captivating rhythms, beats, and global influences. 'Alectura' is available now on all platforms. TIJUANA CARTEL Aussie band, Tijuana Cartel, has established itself as a distinctive musical entity through their innovative fusion of diverse genres. Combining electronic music production with a rich tapestry of world sounds, they have crafted a unique sonic landscape that captures a broad spectrum of global influences. Having graced some of Australia's largest stages, Tijuana Cartel has curated an east-meets-west wonderland for audiences in search of sensory stimulation, euphoria, and the driving force of fat beats and bass-fuelled electronica. Their sound embodies high-energy, guitar-driven world music, appealing to indie, electronic and roots music fans alike.

  • 09 Jan 2024 - 15 Jan 2024

    Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

    Join Magic Millions in January for a uniquely Gold Coast experience - at no other time or place can you work and holiday so effortlessly. Within minutes of the sale complex are endless beaches, hinterland adventures, golf courses, amusement parks and world-class dining and entertainment options. Magic Millions prides itself on real innovation and the development and progression of the flagship Gold Coast Yearling Sale is the perfect example. Through the years the Magic Millions has honed in on the winning formula to get the highest bid for your stock and we continue to inspire buyers through events like the ever-growing The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival. Magic Millions understands the auction necessity for a large and diverse buying bench calling upon long and trusting relationships with our buyers to ensure they are exposed to your stock. This sale isn’t an overnight success story, the Magic Millions team treats the promotion of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale as a 365 day per year perpetual mission and in recent years the results have gone from strength to strength – now is the time for you to join the magic!

  • 18 Jan 2024 - 21 Jan 2024

    Usher Cup

    Southern Gold Coast’s Snapper Rocks will come alive with 32 surfers from 8 International Boardriding Clubs. Competing against 128 surfers from 32 Australian Boardriding Clubs in WA, VIC, NSW and QLD over four days. The event is completely free to attend, and attendees can experience a live site with big screens and live streaming of the Usher Cup in the heart of Coolangatta at Queen Elizabeth Park.

  • 18 Jan 2024 - 21 Jan 2024

    Usher Cup 2024

    The Usher Cup is much more than a surf contest and in 2024, they aim to once again produce a kaleidoscope of community, culture and the arts along the full length of the coastline from Kirra, right through to the contest site at Snapper Rocks. While the Usher Cup is and will always remain committed to providing a platform which allows the sport’s emerging stars to showcase their talents and take their skills to the next level, in 2024 the contest founders are pleased to welcome more international board riding teams and Australian clubs totalling 31 teams, competing for the Usher Cup World Club Challenge.

  • 20 Jan 2024

    Juicy Fest

    If you’re guilty of trying to replicate Ashanti’s sweet vocals when ‘Foolish’ plays on the radio, you’ve got down and dirty in the clubs to the auto-tuned masterpiece that is ‘Buy U a Drank’ or you’ve jammed way too many times to ‘Hate It Or Love It’, then this is your sign to buy a ticket to 2000s-inspired hip-hop and R&B festival Juicy Fest. The 2024 edition of Juicy Fest, which is coming to Doug Jennings Park on the Gold Coast on Saturday January 20, will be headlined by a clutch of hip-hop and R&B legends includingT-Pain, Ashanti, T.I. and The Game. The line-up also features 90s and 2000s superstars like Trey Songz, Fabolous, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Keri Hilson and Mario. Following a dynamite debut in 2023, the 18-plus festival is scheduled for nine shows across New Zealand and Australia in January. The Gold Coast will be the last stop on the tour, so you know your favourite artists are going to put on one hell of a show. You can pre-register for Juicy Fest tickets right now via The Ticket Fairy website, with general admission tickets priced at $199. Tickets go on sale to the general public from Wednesday April 26 at 7:00 pm local time. Until Ashanti is ready to ‘Rock Wit U’, pop on your favourite R&B Spotify playlist to get you through. Image credit: Juicy Fest

  • 26 Jan 2024

    AusDay2023 Cultural Performance Event at Couran Cove

    Colourful Cultural Dance and Music Performances featuring the following artists from South East Queensland's Multicultural Communities: Gold Coast Hula Dance School Na Pua O Australia, Gold Coast Filipino Australian Performing Arts Ensemble, Kusuma Indonesia Community Australia, and Peranya Thai Music. The event is sponsored by the National Australia Day Council under the theme: ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate.' Enjoy the day at the Resort or book a studio, one bedroom Marine Apartment, Lagoon Lodge or four bedroom house. Restaurants available for Lunch and Dinner. NOTE: For Ferry transport to the resort and overnight accommodation bookings, please visit the website.

  • 27 Jan 2024

    Jimeoin - Who's Your Man!?

    ABOUT Who’s Your Man?! Ever wondered why dogs get so excited around 6pm? Or what the point of the little toe is? Or what to do when you forget someone’s name? Come along and see Jimeoin and you will find out all the answers to the worlds big questions. With more facial expressions than a baby eating a lemon, don’t miss Jimeoin as he takes you on a journey that’ll have you none the wiser by the time he takes his final bow! “See the man who is regarded as one of the top stand up comedians on the planet LIVE in his hilarious new show” Who’s your man? Why, it’s Jimeoin, of course! “What a fantastic performer, what a wonderful comedian!” ***** See Do Eat “Jimeoin had the crowd gripped to his every facial expression.” ***** Manchester Evening News

  • 10 Feb 2024

    2024 AACTA Awards

    The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is excited to announce that the 2024 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group will be held at HOTA, Home of the Arts on Queensland's stunning Gold Coast. Beyond the Awards, AACTA are set to roll out an array of exclusive events on the Gold Coast. The events will cater to diverse audiences, from industry veterans and budding screen creatives to ardent fans of both mainstream and niche screen mediums, as well as families. The festival will be a celebration of film, TV, streaming, music, and digital content. Full details of the 2024 AACTA Awards and festival will be released via the AACTA website in November. Begin planning your trip to Queensland now and take advantage of accommodation deals as well as discounts on exciting Gold Coast experiences available via the website.

  • 24 Feb 2024

    Leaving Jackson | The Johnny Cash Show

    ABOUT THE SHOW Experience Leaving Jackson this year. After performing sold out shows around Australia and New Zealand, Leaving Jackson The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show returns with a bigger show than ever. All the hits and stories that captured the life of a LEGEND - From the famous "Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues" to the Legendary songs of "Highway Men", Leaving Jackson will perform them all. Starring Jeff Carter Jnr and Narelle Ryan with full backing band. Jeff Carter leads the charge with an absolute no holds barred performance of a younger Johnny Cash. A high energy wholehearted performance you will love. So come and join Leaving Jackson for a night you will never forget.

  • 01 Mar 2024

    Echoes of Pink Floyd: Signs of Life Tour - Miami

    In 1988, Australia witnessed a rock concert event unprecedented in its scale, scope, and impact. English powerhouse rockers Pink Floyd, sparkling with fresh energy after enduring significant upheaval in the early 1980s, came to Australian shores in support of their smash hit A Momentary Lapse of Reason album. Stunning in its audio and visual impact, this tour set a benchmark still considered the gold standard for touring acts the world over. This tour was filmed and recorded for subsequent release as a live album, appropriately titled “The Delicate Sound of Thunder”. Now, 35 years later, Australia’s own Echoes of Pink Floyd bring you their painstakingly crafted homage to this amazing concert experience, Signs of Life. Signs of Life will take the listener on a voyage bringing back those heady years of 1988, with the best songs from the Delicate Sound of Thunder tour lovingly reproduced for Pink Floyd fans of all ages and backgrounds. Audiences will be able to thrill to tracks that have not been performed live in this country for decades, as well as enjoy all the smash hits and stadium anthems they know and love.

  • 04 Mar 2024

    Russell Howard - Live

    BOHM PRESENTS Russell Howard, “one of the world’s top comedians”(Sunday Times) is on his way to Australia & New Zealand in 2024. As we reel from one global crisis to the next, join Russell, ‘the uplifting Comedy King’, as he puts the world to rights in his own uniquely hilarious way. Selling over 300,000 tickets, Russell Howard’s previous third and biggest sell-out world tour to date, "Respite," saw him play the UK, USA, Europe, Australia & New Zealand taking him across 24 countries in 3 continents in total. The tour concluded with Russell taping his second Netflix special, "Lubricant" which is streaming internationally now.  Russell recently filmed his sixth series of "The Russell Howard Hour" where he shares his takes on stories dominating the cultural zeitgeist. The show features in-depth interviews, with an array of fascinating previous guests including Greta Thunberg, Ed Sheeran, Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Klein, Jim Carrey, Brian Cox, and Elizabeth Banks and is available on Russell’s YouTube channel, with over 1.4 million subscribers. Russell has had over 1 billion views on his content on his official social media channels. Hurry, this well sell out! ★★★★★Mail On Sunday ★★★★★Metro ★★★★★Chortle ★★★★Evening Standard ★★★★The Times  ★★★★The Independent ★★★★The Telegraph

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Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. 
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.