GOLD COAST EVENTS
Events may be subject to change. Please check with the event organisers before booking.
BROADBEACH ART & CRAFT MARKETS
1st & 3rd Sunday of every month
The Art & Craft Markets are open every 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, between 8 am - 2 pm, weather permitting.
LUNAR ELECTRIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
11 March 2023
Located at Doug Jennings Park, Lunar Electric is back in 2023 and levelling things up with an awesome line up of national and international acts to be announced.
Gold Coast Film Festival
10 – 30 April 2023
The Gold Coast Film Festival brings films to life across the Gold Coast with more than 100 films, panels, parties and pop-up events in unique venues and locations.
SWIM THE GOLD COAST
06 May 2023
Swim the Gold Coast 2023 program will feature both 10km and 21km distances for teams and individuals. The course spans the length of the Gold Coast, from Coolangatta Beach in the South, to the iconic cityscape of Surfers Paradise in the North.
Blues on Broadbeach
18 – 21 May 2023
The Blues on Broadbeach festival highlights the best parts of the Sunshine State, with 20 performance areas both on the stunning beachfront and throughout the vibrant streets of Broadbeach, amazing food at local bars and restaurants, and activities for all ages throughout the festival precinct.
03 June 2023
The iconic SeaFire is returning with a BANG! The City’s very own international fireworks competition, complete with an acrobatic comedic street show, local DJs, traditional Brazilian drummers, Capoeira displays and Samba dancers!
SeaFire is a FREE family-friendly event that kicks off at 6pm.
Memory Walk & Jog
4 June 2023
The foreshore at Broadbeach’s Pratten Park is the perfect place to get together to enjoy some truly beautiful open spaces for a walk, jog or run to beat dementia! Choose to register as an individual or a group and whether you’d like to walk, jog, or run the 2.5km, 4.5km or timed 9.5km course.
GOLD COAST MARATHON
1-2 July 2023
Run alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches south to the Burleigh Heads turn point and then head north along to Paradise Point before being championed to the grandstand finish chute located adjacent to the Broadwater in Southport.
Further 2023 event information will be available closer to the event.
18-20 August 2023
The Pacific Airshow is taking to the skies over the Gold Coast for the first time in history! This is the BIG event you absolutely do not want to miss! Originating in Huntington Beach, California (USA), Pacific Airshow first transpired in 2016 and it’s now coming to Australia.
Groundwater Country Music Festival
20-22 October 2023
For three days of FREE live music on the Gold Coast, the Groundwater Country Music Festival (CMF) brings together some of the top country musicians in the business. There isn’t another country music festival quite like it, and it will be back in 2023 for its tenth anniversary from October 20–22.
Gold Coast 500
27-29 October 2023
The Gold Coast 500 is one of the premier motorsport racing events in Australia and the Gold Coast welcomes visitors back each year for this thrilling event. Aside from the thundering V8 race cars roaring around the track, there is also plenty of live entertainment, concerts and great activities for kids.