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Gold Coast Special Events

Thanks to its stunning beachside location, wonderful year round weather and excellent range of accommodation options, the Gold Coast is a popular spot for a variety of Queensland events. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the Gold Coast events scene is well-established, with all interests catered for. There's an event to enjoy for every interest including music, art, dance, culture and cuisine however the region is especially popular for sporting events and in particular motor sports.

The Gold Coast is host to many annual national and international events including the Asia Pacific Masters Games, the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, the Gold Coast Indy Festival, Gold Coast Marathon and the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival. The Gold Coast also hosts yacht classics, horse races, triathlons and competitions in a variety of sporting codes.

Browse through our Special Events Guide below to find out what's on when you next visit the Gold Coast. Please note, the events listed are usually held in the months indicated but to avoid disappointment, please confirm the details with event organisers as they are subject to change.

Upcoming Events


Magic Millions Race Carnival
Australia Day Celebrations


Australian Ladies Golf Masters
Sand Safari in Surfers Paradise


National Youth Week Celebrations


Bleach Festival


Blues on Broadbeach
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show


Cooly Rocks On Festival
Fiesta de la Musica


Gold Coast Marathon
Broadbeach Country Music Festival


Gold Coast Multicultural Festival
Gold Coast Show


Swell Sculpture Festival
Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour


Tropicarnival Festival
Gold Coast 600


Money in Sport Business Conference
Schoolies Week


Gold Coast Mayor's Christmas Carols
Cavill Mall New Years Eve Celebrations

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