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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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  • 09 Mar 2024

    Michael Jackson History Show

    ABOUT Showtime presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances evoking his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued domination of Pop culture into the 21st century. Songs include Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more. Get the full Michael Jackson concert experience with triple-threat performer Garth Field – electrifying in his role as Jackson – plus a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes, state-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting, vision and effects. Truly a mind-blowing stage production – not to be missed!

  • 09 Mar 2024 - 10 Mar 2024

    Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle 2024

    They’re so excited to see the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Grand Final move to the Gold Coast’s world-famous point break at Burleigh Heads for the next three years. The Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle (ABB) is one of the most highly anticipated events on the Surfing Australia calendar. Each year, the ABB pits the best boardrider clubs from each state against one another in an epic surfing battle that culminates in a world-renowned Grand Final where Australia’s best boardrider club is decided. The first Grand Final on the Gold Coast will be held 9-10 March 2024. With the likes of Joel Parkinson, Danny Wills, Jay Thompson, Josh Kerr, Ace Buchan, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler & Owen Wright and Sophie McCulloch having competed in previous years, Burleigh Heads will be the place to be for surfing fans around the country in March next year. #MajorEventsGoldCoast #PlayGoldCoast #ThisIsQueensland #SeeAustralia #SurfingAustralia #AustralianBoardridersBattle #ABB #AustralianBoardridersBattleGrandFinal #ABBGF

  • 06 Apr 2024

    Pho3nix Kids Gold Coast Triathlon

    The Pho3nix Kids Gold Coast Triathlon is a free, fun participation based non-competitive event. Bike / Run, Swim / Run and Fun Run options also available. Each child will receive a tshirt, swimming cap and finishers medal.

  • 06 Apr 2024 - 07 Apr 2024

    Pho3nix Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial

    The Pho3nix Gold Coast Tri – Luke Harrop Memorial has long been known as the triathlon for triathletes – if there is one race on the calendar not to miss, this is it. Come and join in some fast and flat racing at the beautiful Broadwater Parklands at the northern end of the Gold Coast. With Sprint, Enticer and Pho3nix Kids Triathlon options available, there is something for everyone. (There is even a 1km kids run for some fun!) Why not make a weekend of it and bring the kids down to "Try a Tri" in the Pho3nix Kids Triathlon, before you take on your own race on the Sunday! It's completely free.

  • 07 Apr 2024

    Pho3nix Gold Coast Triathlon

    The Pho3nix Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial has long been known as the triathlon for triathletes – if there is one race on the calendar not to miss, this is it. The event organisers are thrilled to announce the triathlon returning to its original venue.

  • 13 Apr 2024

    Dreamworld Parade Events

    Be a part of Dreamworld's Street Food Festival Entertainment and perform down Main Street in a Parade style performance! The events operate April and September school holidays!

  • 19 Apr 2024 - 21 Apr 2024

    Kalbar Sunflower Festival

    An opportunity for tourists to visit a sunflower farm based at Kalbar in the picturesque Scenic Rim Region, walk among half a million sunflowers and totally immerse themselves in the beauty and happiness they provide. Excellent photography opportunities, a great event for the whole family. As well as the excitement of being up close and personal with acres of sunflowers, there is entertainment, helicopter rides over the sunflowers and adjacent farmlands, merchandise as well as food and beverages on sale. Workshops for children, and for the adults sunflower art, cooking classes, photography and craft. Experience the River 94.9 4 acre sunflower maze. Enjoy a long table lunch prepared by Chef Richard Ousby in the sunflowers and perhaps a sunflower cocktail by Brasshound Distillery.

  • 20 Apr 2024

    St Georges Day Medieval Dinner

    The Tale of St George. You surely cannot sacrifice a princess to the ferocious Dragon! George thought to himself and then went on a mission to protect her and the village from the Dragon. An event you can witness the story and choose to believe in Dragons. After the battle has taken place all will join in a feast not only to celebrate victory but to St George himself with live entertainment provided by Belswagger Morris Dancers Two-course Banquet dinner with platters of meat and vegetables and Trifle pudding. Dietary requirements in advance, vegans and vegetarians also catered for

  • 20 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

    2024 Cooly Classic & Gold Coast Swim Week

    It’s official, the Gold Coast is now home to Australia’s largest swimming festival! Gold Coast Swim Week is a week-long celebration of swimming that sees two existing major events join forces, plus leading coaches and special guests hosting clinics and training sessions at Gold Coast beaches and pools. On Sunday April 21, the Cooly Classic - a rare opportunity to swim a course with some of Australia’s most revered surf breaks as your backdrop – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. There are four distances, from 1km to 5km, but it’s always the 2.0km Cooly Classic from Snapper Rocks to Kirra Beach which attracts the masses. Your Start line, Snapper Rocks, is one of the world’s most famous surf breaks. Then, your course is a straight line to Kirra Beach, passing Rainbow Bay, Greenmount and Coolangatta Beaches as you swim. On the following weekend, Sunday April 28 , Swim the Gold Coast, a marathon distance for individuals and teams that starts at Burleigh Heads and finishes at Surfers Paradise. Throughout the week, there’ll be a range of small group sessions and clinics with guest coaches. This is a chance to receive specialist coaching and also swim with local squads at some of the Gold Coast’s favourite open water training locations.

  • 28 Apr 2024

    7News Gold Coast Running Festival

    Join in the fun for the 13th anniversary of the 7News Gold Coast Running Festival. Bring your whole crew along or simply come and run in the Gold Coast sunshine and take in the family friendly atmosphere this event is so well known for. Distances available for all running (and walking) abilities. 3/4 Marathon! Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, 2.5km & 1km Kids Dash. See you there!

  • 28 Apr 2024

    7 News Gold Coast Running Festival

    7 News Gold Coast Running Festival is proudly supported by the Queensland Government. Join in for the 13th anniversary of the 7 News Gold Coast Running Festival. Come and run in the Gold Coast sunshine and enjoy the fast, safe, closed road circuit. With distances available for all running and walking abilities, we have a race for you, your running group and the whole family!

  • 04 May 2024


    ABOUT EIREBORNE'S IRISH DANCE ROCK SPECTACULAR RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA BY POPULAR DEMAND! Critically Acclaimed Show Returns for a 100% Live and Unforgettable Australian Production.  After a sensational and sold-out success in 2022, Eireborne the Irish Dance Rock is back in 2024 by popular demand! The wait is finally over for all the fans who have eagerly anticipated its return. Eireborne's unique fusion of live rock music with a live band and the world’s best Irish dance and tap dancers has captivated audiences around the world. This all-Australian production features a talented cast of 20 of the best Irish, tap and ballroom dancers in the world. All dancing completely live with no mimed tap!  With the show's 100% live presentation as its defining feature, Eireborne is set to revolutionize Irish dance once again. The electrifying performance, accompanied by a six-piece band featuring renowned singers Reigan Derry and Pete Murphy, will immerse the audience in the anthems of Irish artists such as U2, The Cranberries, Van Morrison, The Corrs, Hozier, The Script, Enya, and more.

  • 05 May 2024

    Surfing State of Origin

    Surfing State of Origin event is set to take place at Burleigh Heads. The event promises to showcase some of the best surfers from Queensland and New South Wales, as they go head-to-head for state pride and bragging rights.

  • 06 May 2024

    Live Morris Dancing

    Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers, usually wearing bell pads on their shins. Implements such as sticks, swords and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. In a small number of dances for one or two people, steps are near and across a pair of clay tobacco pipes laid one across the other on the floor. The earliest known and surviving English written mention of Morris dance is dated to 1448, and records the payment of seven shillings to Morris dancers by the Goldsmiths' Company in London. Further mentions of Morris dancing occur in the late fifteenth century, and there are also early records such as bishops' "Visitation Articles" mention sword dancing, guising and other dancing activities, as well as mumming plays. Join them on an evening of dance and music as they celebrate old traditions of historic England. Morris Dancers will be performing on both May Day and the Queens Birthday Long weekend Holiday Mondays from 1pm.

  • 16 May 2024 - 19 May 2024

    Blues on Broadbeach

    Blues on Broadbeach will return for its 23rd year from 16 - 19 May, 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. 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!

  • 19 May 2024

    fisiocrem GC30 Main Beach

    The fisiocrem GC30 Main Beach returns Sunday 19 May, 2024 with an event filled with nature, ocean views and good vibes! With a course that combines closed roads and some of the best running trails the Gold Coast has to offer, this multi-distance event has a challenge for everyone, including 30km, 15km, 7.5km and Kids Dash events! The 30km event provides the ideal stepping stone distance between Half-Marathon and Marathon. The course, starts and finishes from Doug Jennings Park on Seaworld Drive and rewards runners with some of the best run views around.

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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.