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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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  • 23 May 2024 - 26 May 2024

    2024 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

    Welcome to Australia’s must-see boating blockbuster! The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is the greatest show afloat! The Southern Hemisphere’s marquee marine event with a superstar lineup of more than 330 exhibitors across everything from the latest marine gadgets and must-have technology to a massive display of trailer boats, sail boats, motor yachts and superyachts plus a raft of exciting new product launches. The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show promises plenty of showstopping moments from exclusive VIP experiences in The Lagoon Lounge to boatloads of activities, including live entertainment stages, fishing demonstrations, street performers and a fun-filled kids activities. Get along to the biggest and best boating lifestyle show with over 600 boats and thousands of marine products. Don’t miss this full-on, four-day, action-packed event of all things aquatic. Save the Date - May 23-26, 2024

  • 05 Jun 2024 - 09 Jun 2024

    Cooly Rocks On

    Celebrating the motors, music and lifestyle of yesteryear. 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, with more than 900 vehicles lining the streets of Coolangatta. 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. The 2023 artist lineup featured the likes of The Go Getters (SWE), Boom! Boom! Deluxe (NZ), Johnny Pandora (JPN), as well as international Elvis Tribute Artists like Shawn Klush (USA) and Jimmy Holmes (USA). 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. With many free and ticketed entertainment options across the action-packed five-day festival, we can’t wait to turn back the clock on Coolangatta!

  • 06 Jun 2024

    Burleigh Heads Milky Way Masterclass 2024

    Do you want to learn night photography to capture the beautiful Milky Way? Join multi-award-winning photographer David Magro for a night under the stars! Beginners and enthusiasts are welcome. The Masterclass takes place in a classroom before spending the night photographing the stars. You will leave with beautiful photographs. Most cameras can photograph the Milky Way and galaxies. Borrow one of their cameras on the night. Masterclass details will be provided upon booking . The Masterclass venue is the Burleigh Leagues Club, and the amazing nearby dark sky photography location will be along Fingal Head Lighthouse, directions will be provided on the night. You will learn how to: Photograph the Milky Way and night sky. Compose your photographs in the dark. Produce noise-free photographs. Easily photograph panoramas. Plan your future photographs. Edit your photographs with the Milky Way Masterclass Suite included. Plus receive access to the Milky Way Masterclass Suite learning tutorials guides and the Facebook support group, David Magro Masterclass. Photographing the stars have never been easier.

  • 14 Jun 2024

    Boney M | The Farewell Tour

    ABOUT Disco Superstars BONEY M Featuring Maizie Williams return for The Farewell Tour Performing all their Greatest Hits including “Rasputin”, “Daddy Cool”, “Ma Baker”, “Gotta Go Home”, “Rivers Of Babylon”, “Brown Girl In The Ring”, “Sunny” + more with a full live band! BONEY M’s insanely catchy songs mixed with the glitz and glamour of the disco era gave them an incredible run of chart toppers. They have sold over 150 million records worldwide making them one of the best selling artists of all time Always fun and perfect for the dance floor, hit-makers BONEY M are one of the most beloved bands to emerge from the Disco era. Their Farewell Australian tour is guaranteed to bring joy to their fans as they perform all their Greatest Hits. Put on your dancing shoes, this will be a disco inferno of epic proportions!

  • 15 Jun 2024

    Creedence Clearwater Collective

    ABOUT We invite you to join us for a night of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty, as we celebrate the music of one of the world’s most iconic bands – from the songs they wrote, to the songs covered, to the songs they wrote for others.  From their album debut in 1968 to their last album in 1972, CCR was a juggernaut of phenomenal proportions.  No other band has created such an impact in such a short time. The Creedence Clearwater Collective brings to the stage a band that captures the unique CCR sound. You do not want to hear through the grapevine that you missed out on this fun, hit packed live concert. Join us, a real-life travelling band.

  • 24 Jun 2024 - 08 Sep 2024

    Lifesaving World Championships

    The Lifesaving World Championships is the biggest competition in life-saving sport worldwide. This event showcases excellence in lifesaving sport and rescue through different competition events on the beach, in the ocean and in the pool. It attracts the world’s most talented and skilled lifesaving athletes, competing for the title of 'the world’s best'. Over 5,000 athletes including Olympians and World Champions from youth to masters, and 12,000 supporters from 50 countries will take part in the competition running over 19 days. Beach and ocean events are being held at Kurrawa, Broadbeach and pool rescue events at the world-class Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. The event program will include a spectacular Opening and Closing ceremony, rescue demonstrations, a festival zone with entertainment for your family and friends to enjoy and the historical March Past is not to be missed.

  • 27 Jun 2024 - 07 Jul 2024

    The Doyles Art Award

    An annual not-for-profit art award and exhibition held in the beautiful historic village of Mudgeeraba. Artists compete for cash prizes with the winner taking home $20,000. Focusing on representational art, The Doyles Award exhibits over 300 artworks entered by local and national artists. Categories include Landscape, Still Life, Figurative, Juniors and All Abilities. Start your art collection, or add to an existing one! All adult artwork is available for purchase. Entry is absolutely free. Come along and enjoy a few hours discovering the inspirational talent on display. Follow on socials or visit the website to see what activities, workshops and events are happening during The Doyles.

  • 06 Jul 2024 - 07 Jul 2024

    Gold Coast Marathon - Powered by Chery

    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.

  • 04 Aug 2024 - 05 Aug 2024

    Botanical Bazaar 2024

    The Botanical Bazaar is the Gold Coast's premier Gardening and Sustainability Festival. It is an interactive Gardening and Sustainable living event aimed to educate and inspire all nature enthusiasts. Botanical Bazaar is where naturally wild, urban gardeners and nature lovers connect. Educating and inspiring nature enthusiasts of all ages. See around 90 green exhibitors plus celebrity gardener’s talks, demonstrations, botanical art, community groups and kids nature activities. Learn how to grow your own food, urban and small space gardening, and sustainable living concepts. Explore plant nurseries and landscape designs, garden materials and tools, organic beauty products and even botanical homewares. A relaxing weekend at the Parklands with live music by Leopold’s Treat, Joseph Brown and the Satisvibes and buskers with delicious food, kids hub, market stalls and more.

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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.