Your Event Line Up
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.
05 Oct 2023
Radical Reels Adventure Film Tour - Gold Coast
Designed to take you into the wilds and out of your comfort zone, this film festival features a collection of short films with daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, wing-suit pilots, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today. Each action-packed film has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of adventure films packed full of action. Filled with wild rides, long lines, steep jumps and skilful stunts, the films celebrate the camaraderie, courage and conviction of today’s most out-there adventurers. Captivating cinematography, complete with stunning vistas shot from unbelievable vantage points, pays homage to the wild and rugged playgrounds today’s thrill-seekers explore with their mountain bikes, paddles, ropes, skis, snowboards and wing-suits in tow.
From now until 28 Mar 2024
Based Comedy at Last Night on Earth
Last Night on Earth is shaking things up, bringing you comedy in Southport on Thursdays. Comedy at Last Night on Earth in Southport every Thursday at 7 pm with a bang! Seating is limited and gas masks are more acceptable to wear than ever – get your tickets via the website.
From now until 25 Jan 2024
Comedy Night At Burleigh Barrels
Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter at Burleigh Barrels Brewery's Comedy Night every Thursday at 7pm. This uproarious event guarantees endless laughs and good times. For just AUD20, enjoy a hilarious lineup of comedians and a free drink of your choice. Whether you're a comedy connoisseur or new to the scene, this is the perfect opportunity to let loose and have a blast. With the inviting atmosphere of the brewery, you'll be grinning from ear to ear. Bring your friends, colleagues, or that special someone and immerse yourself in a lighthearted evening of amusement. Don't miss out on the highlight of your week - book your tickets now and prepare to laugh your heart out at Burleigh Barrels Brewery's Comedy Night!
From now until 26 Oct 2023
Sip, Create and Clay away...
Sip, Create and Clay away... Construct a clay masterpiece in their authentic working art studio sipping on your favourite beverage and hanging with your friends or making new ones! Remember to bring your fave bottle of vino (or beer, cider, spritz etc) they are BYO! Plus a selection of your fave nibbles, an open creative mind and a willingness to have fun. Sessions run for 2-2.5 hours. Wine glasses are provided (they’re clean although a little covered in paint) and a fridge to keep the essentials fresh and cool. The studio will have all art supplies needed for your creation, as well as artist grade, premium air-hardening clay along with professional clay tools. Plus the option to paint your clay creation with full use of their artist grade paints available to you in the session. With no experience necessary, their clay host will offer a variety of techniques to take you through the techniques needed for creating your own masterpiece with as little or as much guidance as you like.
06 Oct 2023
Hindley Street Country Club
Hindley Street Country ClubInternet-busting Australian collective Hindley Street Country Club are a musical force to be reckoned with. Hailed as the ‘greatest cover band in the world’ by experts and fans alike, HSCC’s weekly musical showcases deliver the very best talent of world-class musicians and vocalists based in Adelaide, South Australia, producing unique interpretations of iconic anthems and heart-wrenching ballads - recorded live from start to finish. A dynamic performance that must be experienced to be understood. 'Simply Fabulous'Mick Fleetwood 'WOW….are you kidding me!!!'Christopher Cross 'Great band, vocally exceptional'Russell Hitchcock 'Awesome! I really love this band'Leo Sayer 'SENSATIONAL'Patty Smyth Presented by TEG Dainty
06 Oct 2023 - 28 Oct 2023
Fright Nights at Warner Bros. Movie World
Face your deepest fears this October as Fright Nights returns to Warner Bros. Movie World. Prepare for non-stop scares with five mazes, including a world’s first DCeased Maze and the NEW Circurse and Hellship Mazes. Survive terrifying precincts, plus your favourite thrill rides. Get ready for the endless horror. There is no hope, just survival! Tickets now on sale!
06 Oct 2023
Red Desert Dream - Album Launch - Free Event
Selve are burning up a fever with the release of their debut album Red Desert Dream and they want you to come and celebrate with them as they launch it into the stratosphere at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse on Friday the 6th of October. In-between sending bolts of lightning from their eyes and shockwaves to the furthest reaches of space, Selve will be performing their brand new music and delivering their bombastic live show that has dazzled audiences at Woodford Folk Festival, Black Day Out, Springtime Festival, Brisbane Festival, Horizon Festival, Bleach* Festival and BIGSOUND. Joined by the incredible Keely and the way too deadly Rudy Matoy, Selve are sweeping out their widest radar and pulling you in from the edge of the universe into this free gig that will change your life forever. Don’t miss out. Doors open at 7pm Please note this is a 18+ event.
06 Oct 2023
Red Desert Dream - Album Launch
Join the celebration as Selve launches their debut album, 'Red Desert Dream,' at Mo's Desert Clubhouse. Experience the feverish excitement as Selve performs their new music and delivers their electrifying live show. Having wowed audiences at Woodford Folk Festival, BLAK DAY OUT, Springtime Festival, Brisbane Festival, Horizon Festival, Bleach* Festival, and BIGSOUND, they are ready to sweep you off your feet. With the incredible Keely and the exceptionally talented Rudy Matoy joining the lineup, this free event promises to be a life-changing experience. Don't miss your chance to be part of it. Please note that this is an 18+ event
06 Oct 2023 - 08 Oct 2023
2023 Australian Championships
A massive Event from October 6-8 housing teams from all over Australia. 100 teams will compete in this prestigious event to see who will be crowed Australia's best TRL region across Men's, Mixed, Women's, Men's 30s and Mixed 30s divisions.
06 Oct 2023
ABOUT Ben Maiorana & CC Entertainment Present: The EAGLES - Anniversary Celebration Concert The Eagles, who were one of the most successful musical acts of our time, released their self-titled debut album in 1972. This concert puts the spotlight on songs from their extensive catalogue including; Take it Easy, One of These Nights, Desperado, The Long Run, New Kid in Town, I Can’t Tell You Why and of course Hotel California plus many more. This unmissable homage concert features some exceptional guest vocalists including Mick Pealing (Stars), Hugh Wilson (Lenny Kravitz Band), Mark Da Costa (Idol), Jessica Lingotti and special guest Lozz Benson (That Redhead/The Voice). Inimitable and experienced creative director Joseph Calderazzo (The Bloomvilles /Jenny Morris) will coordinate a superb nine-piece band including Glenn Moorhouse (American Idiot), Ian Tilley (Boom Crash Opera), Bennett Livingston and Charmaine Ford. Get that peaceful, easy feeling and take it to the limit one more time and book your tickets now!
06 Oct 2023
Fridays on the Big Lawn FEAT. Mzaza
Fridays on the Big Lawn FEAT. MzazaIn this Special edition of Friday’s on the Lawn, we take the experience to the Outdoor Stage under the lights of Borealis with the sublime sounds of MZAZA. Three-time QLD Music Award Winners MZAZA boast an impressive musicianship deftly realised with accordion, violin, percussion, double bass and flamenco guitar to embrace diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign, through timeless melodies and stories that fuel an intense musical journey. Experience the uplifting joy of MZAZA with the stunning lights of Borealis overhead, complete with food, bar and a dedicated Kids Play Space, in this family friendly (and free) evening on the lawns of the Outdoor Stage. This event is in laid-back picnic mode. View laid-back picnic mode FAQs. Performance times are 5.30pm-6.15pm and 6.45pm-7.30pm.
06 Oct 2023 - 14 Oct 2023
Kids Play Space of Wonder & Colour
Kids Play Space of Wonder & ColourLet your imagination run wild in this play space of wonder and colour as HOTA’s Lawn Bar is transformed with activities and making just for kids. Inspired by lights, play, colour, and wonder. Available during Fridays on the Big Lawn and Night Bites Under the Lights. Under Lights means there is something for everyone as your play, eat, listen, and experience the Wonder of Borealis.
07 Oct 2023
Sausage Fest Gold Coast 7.10.23
COST: 2 - 2 AUDPrepare for a sausage party that’ll rock your world, and leave your taste buds doing the salsa! They’ve got sausages from far and wide, so bring your appetite and loosen those belts! Their chilli sauce stalls are hotter than a jalapeno in a sauna! From mild to wild, they’ve got chilli sauces with sass – the kind that’ll make you breathe fire, and still come back for seconds! Free samples galore, so bring a big shopping trolley and stock up for summer BBQ season! Toast to a good cause with all of the craft beers and beverages – liquid courage for all the fun and games ahead! The beer garden is the hoppiest place to be, where sipping and laughter go hand in hand! Games Galore! Sausage toss, chilli-eating comps, and the Men’s Wet T-Shirt comp – get ready to put the “wurst” puns to work! Can you handle the heat in the chilli challenge? Will your sausage-tossing skills impress the crowd? Can you catch a sausage in your mouth!? Then get ready to get wet dudes! Making a Hot Dog Difference: Sure, they’re all about silly puns and belly laughs, but their real mission is to make a difference! Your $2 entry, every sausage bite and chilli sample contributes to local charities. Supporting Prostate Cancer Research and Rural Aid.
07 Oct 2023
Gnarly Days ~ Party like it's the 90's
Return to the punk rock sounds of the 80's and 90's with the Agents of Strange and Persons Unknown as they mosh their way down memory lane along with some classic punk, skate and surf videos and rad playlists to get the party pumping... So, bust out your old 80's & 90's band T-Shirts (the cheesier the better) and rock down to Mo's for some old school vibes. Doors open at 12pm Please note this is a 18+ event.
07 Oct 2023
ArtLab | World in a Jar
ArtLab | World in a JarUsing paper clay and craft materials create your very own mini world that can fit in the palm of your hand! Children must be accompanied by an adult or carer and cannot be left unsupervised at any time. Thank you for your understanding. Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts
07 Oct 2023
ABOUT “Dare I Say It – As Good As ABBA – Molly Meldrum For 26years BABBA have been thrilling audiences worldwide with their superb re-creation of 70’s super group ABBA and the legacy of hits they gave us. Bring your dancing shoes and join the party as we celebrate all the iconic hits of 70’s supergroup ABBA. In 1994 a plot was hatched in a pub in Richmond, Victoria, to create the best ABBA tribute band in Australia, now, 21 years on, BABBA are still wowing crowds across the length and breadth of the country and Internationally with their sparkling re-creation of the 70’s super group and that plot has definitely come to fruition. A BABBA show is so much more than simply the songs of ABBA. The show is about memories, songs that in a second take you to another place and remind all of us of people and places and times that have touched our lives. For 2 hours, Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha and Frida and the incredible legacy they gave the world, can be ours once again. From the glitz and glamour of the costumes and dance moves, all served up with a Swedish accent, to the precision and expert delivery of the music; even the most sceptical of audience members are transported back to 1977 and instantly become immersed into the wonderful musical illusion that is BABBA. Not a single hit is missed as audiences become choirs, singing along, and on many occasions taking over the vocal lead, to songs as familiar as their own names. From the gentle ballads with heart warming melodies and angelic harmonies to some rock and roll excitement as Benny asks Bjorn if he’s ready to rock them, the superb musical finesse of this show is as polished and precise as the day the songs were written. BABBA will perform all Abba’s Greatest Hits such as – SOS, Waterloo, Fernando, Thank You For The Music, Money Money Money, The Winner Takes It All, Does Your Mother Know, Take A Chance On Me, Dancing Queen, Ring Ring, Mamma Mia and many many more in this 2 hour concert spectacular. Seats become redundant as the hits keep on coming and the uncontrollable urge to get up and dance takes control. The energy that exudes from the stage is highly contagious and has no known cure other than to simply indulge your senses and believe; the 70’s are alive and well and right in front of your eyes. From Eurovision winners to winners taking it all, the show builds and climbs, leading the audience on their journey through time, to their ultimate destination, as the Dancing Queen arrives to take the crowd to yet another high. BABBA is the ultimate fun time; no matter how old or how young you may be, the show, just like the music, is timeless. Audiences know when they have seen the best and been a part of something very special and they just want more; that is why BABBA audiences keep coming back, time after time after time.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
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.