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Events in and around The Gold Coast

Seasonal Fun and Exciting Events in and Around Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast is one of Australia's premier tourist destinations, known for its beautiful beaches, spectacular hinterland, and thrilling theme parks. But it's not just a summer destination. There are plenty of fun and exciting events to enjoy throughout the year. Here are some of the best seasonal events happening in and around the Gold Coast.


When it comes to summer events, the Gold Coast is the place to be. From beach parties to music festivals, there are plenty of things to do and see. One of the biggest events of the summer is the Summer Series at Broadwater Parklands. This free event features live music, food trucks, and fireworks every Saturday night in January and February.

For music lovers, the Big Day Out Festival is a must-see. Held annually in January, the festival features major international and local acts and is an all-day event. Another popular summer event is the Sand Safari Arts Festival, held in February. This festival celebrates sand art and features impressive sculptures, interactive installations, and plenty of family-friendly activities.


Autumn is a great time to enjoy the Gold Coast's natural beauty. The cooler temperatures make it the perfect season for nature walks and outdoor adventures. One event not to be missed is the Gold Coast Film Festival, held in April. This festival features a range of independent films, workshops, and special events.

Another must-see event is the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which took place in 2018. Though this event doesn't happen every year, it is an international sporting event that showcases the best athletes from the Commonwealth. The legacy of this event lives on in the Gold Coast, with many sports facilities and venues available for public use.


Winter on the Gold Coast may be a little cooler, but that doesn't mean there's any less to do. In fact, winter is a great time to enjoy the region's food and wine scene. One event that foodies won't want to miss is the Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival, held in June. This festival showcases local cuisine and wine, with plenty of tastings, cooking demos, and workshops.

Another event that takes place in winter is the Coolangatta Gold. This iconic surf lifesaving event is held in October and features a range of water and beach events, including a surf ski race, beach sprints, and an open water swim. This event attracts athletes and spectators from around the world.


Spring is the perfect time to explore the Gold Coast's hinterland, with its stunning rainforests and waterfalls. One event that celebrates this natural beauty is the Gold Coast Hinterland Festival, held in September. This festival showcases the region's arts and culture, with a range of musical performances, art exhibitions, and culinary events.

Another must-see event in spring is the Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercars race. This event is held in October and features high-speed races through the streets of Surfers Paradise. The event also includes live music, food, and entertainment.


From summer beach parties to winter food festivals, the Gold Coast has something for everyone. Whether you're a family looking for fun activities or a solo traveler seeking cultural experiences, there are plenty of exciting events to enjoy throughout the year. Don't miss out on these seasonal highlights in and around the Gold Coast.

Contact Information:

Gold Coast Tourism: 1300 309 440

Broadwater Parklands: 07 5581 5286

Gold Coast Film Festival: info@gcfilmfestival.com

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: info@goldoc.com

Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival: info@gcfwf.com.au

Coolangatta Gold: info@coolangattagold.com.au

Gold Coast Hinterland Festival: info@goldcoasthinterlandfestival.com

Gold Coast 600: info@goldcoast600.com.au

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