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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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  • 25 Oct 2023

    Life Uncut

    Life UncutCalling all Lifers! Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley, the creators of podcast sensation LIFE UNCUT, are bringing their hugely popular and somewhat unfiltered take on love, life and lust (and a bunch of other stuff) to the HOTA stage. A live show that is real, raw and downright hilarious.  Experience the laughs and deep dives that have made them household names. If you've ever found yourself chanting 'WE LOVE LOVE' at the end of an episode, have fumbled your way through the dating world, or need a wine and your best girlfriends - this is the show for you. Featuring special guests, Ellidy Pullin and Em Carey. Ellidy Pullin is one half of the Darling Shine podcast, she's the author of Heart Strong and the partner of Alex Chumpy Pullin, who tragically passed away in 2020. Ellidy went on to have their beauitful baby girl Minnie and is dedicated to keeping his spirit and memory alive. Em Carey is the author of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky,. From a terrible accident that left her paraplegic, Em has become an inspiration for hundreds of thousands online to live life to the fullest and remind us that if we can, we must.  'Last year we had the most amazing time in Sydney with our first live show, and we are absolutely buzzing to be taking LIFE UNCUT on tour across Australia and to Auckland. Grab your besties and make a night of it, or come solo and we guarantee you'll make some new besties. It will be everything you love about the podcast, with some very special guests in tow too.'Laura Byrne & Brittany Hockley  Presented by Live Nation

  • 26 Oct 2023

    A Taste of Ireland - Gold Coast

    ‘A Taste of Ireland―The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ ​will make you laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands. Starring dancers from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, Riverdance & Gaelforce Dance ​‘A Taste of Ireland’ delivers all-new sets, costumes, tunes and effects, hot off its premiere New York City run. With revamped classics like ​‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Tell Me Ma’ ​the show’s live, energetic blend of jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, world-class dancing, melodic folk music mash-ups and ​craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history. Set to tour the USA, Canada and the UK, don’t miss your chance to see ‘A Taste of Ireland’ in 2021. It’s truly ‘Celtic―for this decade’.

  • 26 Oct 2023

    A Taste of Ireland

    A Taste of Ireland‘A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ returns with a performance that is ‘Celtic - for this decade’. Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands.  After performing over 200 shows since 2019, ‘A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ heads to HOTA. Experience the performances that have brought the house down night after night around the world as ‘A Taste of Ireland’ wows audiences in 2023. Featuring acclaimed Irish dancers, dazzling folk musicians and contemporary vocalists, experience the raw, rhythmic passion that is the original story of the Celtic motherland.  Featuring the Irish tunes that we all know and love, the show’s live, energetic blend of well-known tunes, jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, world-class dancing, melodic folk music mash-ups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history, complimented by stunning production and lighting. Including beautiful scenic visuals, glitz, glamour and poetic narration, A Taste of Ireland combines toe-tapping rhythms with heart-warming emotion to create a contemporary Irish dance showcase that will leave you shouting for more. Starring dancers from Lord of the Dance alongside a treasure trove of Irish dancing Champions, A Taste of Ireland delivers the very best talent in the globe.  A Taste of Ireland is exactly what it promises: a taste of everything you love about Ireland with a generous helping of more! Experience one of the most prominent Irish music & dance shows in the world today.  With tours lined up in the USA and UK, don’t miss your chance to see A Taste of Ireland before their world tour.  It’s truly ‘Celtic―for this decade’.

  • 27 Oct 2023

    2023 NAB AFLW Season - Round 9: Gold Coast SUNS v Giants

    COST: 0 - 10 AUDConsider your Friday night plans sorted and be at Heritage Bank Stadium to witness the SUNS AFL Women’s team take on the Giants! Arrive early with your family and friends in your best and brightest SUNS colours and enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of this Friday night footy blockbuster! Tickets available via the booking link with Ticketek. Parking is free in the Blue Car Park at Heritage Bank Stadium. Normal Translink services will operate, including Surfside Bus services, Queensland Rail City network trains, and G:Link services. Event shuttle buses will not be in operation. Never Say Die. Challenge Accepted.

  • 27 Oct 2023 - 29 Oct 2023

    Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500

    The party is back! The Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 returns to the streets of Surfers Paradise 27 – 29 October 2023 for Round 11 of the Repco Supercars Championship. Be there as Mustang take on Camaro for the first time at this iconic street circuit. Whether you are a long-term fan or someone looking to experience a Supercars event for the first time, they have you covered with entertainment both on and off track. With exciting support category racing, stunt shows, aerial displays, merchandise alley and our Super Kids Zone plus much more, there is plenty on offer for the whole family. Purchase a Grandstand ticket to receive a limited edition Supercars lanyard. Enjoy 3 days of full throttle on-track action, off track entertainment, displays and activities and great food and beverage options. Don't forget, kids 12 and under receive FREE General Admission with a paying adult.

  • 27 Oct 2023 - 31 Oct 2023

    The Haunted Passage Entrapment

    The horror and excitement of Halloween is taking over Cavill Lane Surfers Paradise over four immersive nights. This atmospheric showcase is designed to thrill, entertain, and of course scare you. Influenced by horror films, and themed theatrics we welcome you to The Haunted Passage Entrapment. These Haunted Halloween nights will feature a Haunted Maze, pop-up bar, cinematic DJ, scare performers, restaurants, themed stalls and get dressed up and make a night out of it! Please be WARNED these event nights are not for the faint hearted. General entry into the laneway is free, and fee and conditions apply to enter the Haunted Maze. For more details check out the website.

  • 27 Oct 2023

    Comedy Safari | Kevin Fraser

    Comedy Safari TourThere's a rumble in the jungle this spring, mate! After his sell-out tour between Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth earlier this year, your 'Minister of Entertainment' has exchanged his limousine for anything with wheels to get him to Australia's most remote, wild, and sometimes overlooked regions! South African-born, Australian-seasoned comedian and content creator, Kevin Fraser, has no clue about what is in store as he brings his Comedy Safari Tour to the Gold Coast after entertaining fans in Toowoomba, Hobart, and Canberra before heading to Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, the Sunshine Coast, and of course, Adelaide in this comedy trot! After a decade of DJ-ing and nobody liking his music anymore, he opted for the microphone instead and rose to the comedy stage in Perth in 2016. Since then, he has delivered countless comedy videos via his social media pages, toured Australia, and now the globe extensively. Since Kevin's appearance on Australia's Blind Date with Julia Morris, Kevin continued to evolve his career. His content has been viewed millions of times, with multiple viral videos, TV, and radio interviews. From Australia to his home soil in South Africa, to the UK, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Africa itself, Kevin strives to bring his brand of comedy to every heart he touches on tour. Join Kevin now on his Comedy Safari Tour across the wetlands of the Australian desert this spring as he dabbles his jokes between his visits to some of Australia's most remote towns. This theatrical safari of nostalgic impersonations, heartwarming tales of comedy, and groundbreaking rhythms of energy and laughter will see Kevin warming up for his big new tour, 'Africa Is A Feeling!'

  • 27 Oct 2023

    The Beatles 50 Years On

    THE BEATLES – 50 YEARS ON! “Recreating The Magic Of The Beatles & Beatlemania including The Timeless Hits Of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr!" Exclusively come and relive all the Beatles Classic hits in one sensational two-hour concert experience presented by the world’s Premier ‘Beatles’ band, The Sensational Beatle Boys. Direct from sold out concerts in Canada & North America, South Africa and Asia, The Beatle Boys will transport audiences back to those incredible days when the Beatles dominated the music charts with as many as 7 songs in the Top 10 starting at No1. Hear every classic Beatles song that ever made it to No 1 and relive the magic and unique sound that made the Beatles the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band the word has ever known. No less than 35 chart toppers that made the four ‘mop tops’ so much a part of our lives back in those heady days of the 60’s together with the timeless hits of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr. You’ll hear and sing along to: Help, A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Love Me Do, She Loves You, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Let It Be, and many more; brought to Australian audiences with love from us to you. The ‘Sensational’ Beatle Boys are as close and as good as it gets to the original four lads from Liverpool as they run the musical gambit from 1962 to 1969. Audiences will be blown away by the musical and physical similarities to the originals. Internationally recognised rock music guru and Beatles author Glenn A Baker describes The Beatle Boys thus: “The Fabulous Beatle Boys impress with their deft grasp of the Fab Four’s entire span.”

  • 28 Oct 2023

    Halloween Hustle Fun Run

    COST: From $35Get into the ‘spirit’ and see what lurks in the haunted forest! Dress up or come in your race kit; the night is what you make it – assuming you make it out alive…? Three race distances, three levels of scare; friendly ghosts only for the little kids in the 2k but the scare squad start to kick into gear in the 5km and 11km events that happen in the dead of night…

  • 28 Oct 2023

    'The Cut' Ultra Marathon*

    COST: From $75How long can you survive?! Things start off easy enough; running 1.5km loops with up to 15 minutes to do it in…. but once everyone has done 10.5km, THE CUT gets real; runners eliminated each and every lap until there’s just 4 runners left for the final 500m HOT LAP that will see the final four complete 50km. Only one can survive ‘THE CUT’ – but everyone can have fun trying!

  • 28 Oct 2023

    Halloween event - Learn to paint Wizardy Night - Mount Tamborine Sip 'n' Dip

    Here at Sip 'n' Dip they offer fun art not fine art. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious meal as one of their incredible art instructors takes you through a guided art class. They have a number of resin, alcohol ink, painting, and kokedama classes coming up. Join us for this Halloween event and learn to paint "Wizardy Night"! Come in your best costume - the best dressed wins a prize on the day. Food and beverage will be provided by The Club. Head to the website for booking or for more classes in different regions across Brisbane, Gold Coast and surrounds. No experience? No worries. Art classes are beginner friendly and their teachers are more than happy to answer any questions. If you're a seasoned artist, keep an eye out for their master classes. Whether you're coming on your own, with a group of friends, or you have planned a cute date, you're sure to have a good time. They can't wait to see you there.

  • 28 Oct 2023

    Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers Raceday

    Get ready to gallop into the Cox Plate Presented by Lloyds Auctioneers & Valuers at Aquis Park, the ultimate destination to celebrate in style during the Spring Carnival. Whether you're a seasoned racing enthusiast or simply looking for a remarkable day out, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience. Don't miss your chance to be part of the action—book your tickets now and get ready to revel in the magic of the Spring Carnival!

  • 28 Oct 2023

    Comedy Underground | Ivan Aristeguieta

    Comedy Underground | Ivan AristeguietaWinner - Best Comedy Award, 2023 Adelaide Fringe Say 'Hola' to Australia’s newest Aussie! This happy immigrant has just become one of us - crikey amigo! Direct from his latest Paramount+ TV special, book tickets now for one of the rising stars of Aussie comedy. As seen on Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy We Have A Problem.  Presented by Based Comedy

  • 28 Oct 2023

    The Great Gig In The Sky - A Pink Floyd Celebration

    ABOUT 'The Great Gig In The Sky' is an authentic celebration to the magical hits of Pink Floyd and will finally make its way to The Star Gold Coast on Saturday October 28 2023. This brilliant homage concert features numerous gems from The Wall, Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of The Moon showcased by some exceptional guest vocalists including Spencer Jones (The Voice), Susannah Mirana (Moulin Roque), Marc Da Kosta (Idol) Jessica Lingotti (Burn The Floor) plus special guest Amy Nelson (Little Green). Inimitable creative director Joseph Calderazzo (The Bloomvilles / Jenny Morris) will coordinate a superb eight-piece band including Glenn Moorhouse (American Idiot), Bennet Livingston, Ian Tilley (Boom Crash Opera), Claudine Field and Paul Najar (Wa Wa Nee). With a reputation for breathtaking moments and stunning interpretations, this show is simply unmissable. Don't just wish you were there, book now!

  • 29 Oct 2023

    Springbrook - Festival of Small Halls Spring Tour 2023 - Outback Queensland

    Festival of Small Halls has announced that Shane Pendergast and Monique Clare will feature on their upcoming Spring Tour 2023 -Outback Queensland. Presented by the world-renowned team behind Woodford Folk Festival (Woodfordia Inc), the Festival of Small Halls is Australia’s largest regional music tour. This tour marks the 35th venture into rural, regional and remote areas of the country, with a van full of bunting, instruments, and folk spirit. Festival of Small Halls Spring Tour 2023 starts at the Drayton Memorial Hall before continuing to 24 other communities across Western and North Queensland. The tour concludes at Springbrook Community Hall.

  • 31 Oct 2023

    Pevan & Sarah in Concert

    Pevan & Sarah in ConcertPevan & Sarah are on the road again bringing the joy of their music to delight audiences in theatres across the country. This live edutainment extravaganza is jam-packed with all your favourite Pevan & Sarah bangers. Audiences will sing, learn and laugh their way through a 50 minute adventure and have their little minds blown as they witness this dynamic duo come to life on stage.  This interactive performance will weave its way through many points of the literacy and numeracy curriculum as well as highlighting key early years experiences such as teamwork, social skills and managing emotions.Together, the big friendly tiger and his pocket rocket bestie will rock the house with a performance that’s equal parts musical, educational, hilarious and downright FUN! Prepare your little ones for a show like no other and one they’ll never forget. So don your tiger ears, brush up on your favourite lyrics and get ready to rock because Pevan & Sarah can’t wait to see you all! For school bookings, please head to the School Visits page. If any member of your party requires an Auslan interpreter, please contact Presented by Studio Eighty Five

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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.