Local Events

May 2024

9 – 22

Australian Gymnastics Championships

Get ready for two weeks of Australia’s best gymnasts vying for the title of 2024 Australian Champion when the Australian Gymnastics Championships return to the Gold Coast on 9 – 22 May.

Athletes will compete for national titles across men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline gymnastics.

June 2024

21 – 7

Big City Lights

Big City Lights will be returning 21 June – 7 July 2024, keep an eye out for details. 

July 2024

7
Sunday

Gold Coast Marathon

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.

August 2024

1-11

Bleach Festival

Over 11 days, the beaches, parklands and unique locations of the Gold Coast become outdoor galleries and performance spaces to celebrate all things creative. BLEACH* is one of the finest showcases of art and community in South East Queensland; a chance to discover creative works by local artists that span painting, poetry, dance, music, comedy and so much more.

Taking place on the land of the Yugambeh People, the festival also offers numerous opportunities to connect to culture through performance art. Stay tuned for the 2024 program announcement.

16-18

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast – will take-off over Australia’s iconic Surfers Paradise Beach 16-18 August 2024.

The three day festival will transform the sky over iconic Surfers Paradise into Australia’s biggest stage, with high-flying performances by elite military aviators and the best civilian performers from around the world. The breathtaking aerial feats performed over Surfers Paradise Beach and backdropped by the iconic Gold Coast skyline are sure to excite and amaze.

20-8

2024 Surf Life Saving World Championships

All Beach and Ocean Events at the 2024 Lifesaving World Championships will be held at Kurrawa Beach, in the heart of the world famous Gold Coast, with competitors racing in some of the best waves in Australia.

Competitors and spectators alike will have the opportunity to sit back and relax after a day of action, with Kurrawa Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs and bars and restaurants close by offering incredible food and beverage options

30-1
Fri-Sun

Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Show is on at Broadwater Parklands on 30 August to 1 September 2024.

Don’t miss out on:

  • Arts, Homecrafts and Horticulture exhibits
  • Main Stage entertainment and Rovers
  • Woodchop competition
  • Show Dogs competition
  • Stall Holders/Exhibitors
  • Animal Farm/Petting zoo
  • Equestrian and much more.

Come join in the fun!

October 2024

18-20
Fri-Sun

Groundwater Country Music Festival

Free to attend, Groundwater CMF gathers some of the best country artists in the industry for three days of FREE live music on the Gold Coast. Set throughout the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach and just steps away from the beachfront, there’s no other country music festival quite like it!

25-27
Fri-Sun

Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500

The streets of Surfers Paradise will transform into a world-class street circuit as tens of thousands of racing enthusiasts flock to get a glimpse of the action whilst Australia’s hottest DJs and international stars take to the Club 500 stage on Macintosh Island at night. Be there as Mustang takes on Camaro at this iconic street circuit. Whether you are a long-term fan or someone looking to experience a Supercars event for the first time, there is entertainment both on and off track to suit all attendees.

November 2024

1 – 10

Pan Pacific Masters Games

The Gold Coast’s famous celebration of masters sport returns, showcasing competition in more than 40 sports at some of the world’s best sporting facilities and an amazing entertainment program at the Games Village (Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach).

Thousands of participants from all over the globe will converge on the Gold Coast to participate in the Asia-Pacific’s biggest annual masters games. Participants will compete in their age group with no qualifying standards or times to enter. The only criterion for entry is a minimum age for each sport, which for the majority is 30 years of age.

March 2025

29 – 6

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

The largest event of its kind, the Aussies is an annual event where members from Australia’s 314 Surf Clubs come together to compete in more than 480 beach and ocean events.

From 29 March to 6 April 2025, prepare to welcome the nation’s finest athletes to our beloved city. Hosted by the North Kirra and Tugun Surf Life Saving Clubs, Aussies 2025 promises to be a showcase of exceptional talent, fierce competition, and the unwavering spirit of surf lifesaving.

May 2025

15 – 18

Blues on Broadbeach

Broadbeach’s biggest blues party will return in 2025, keep an eye out for more details!

JUNE 2025

4 – 8

Cooly Rocks On

Celebrating the motors, music and lifestyle of yesteryear, Cooly Rocks On is back from 4-8 June 2025.

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.

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NOTE: Our TB1 Mushroom pool has now been RE-OPENED. For details on ongoing maintenance works & nearby construction please see our MAINTENANCE page.

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