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What’s On – Gold Coast

2024

FEBRUARY

3-4

Sea World Carnivale

SAT 3RD – SAT 24TH FEB

Ignite the night at Sea World Carnivale this February! Enjoy an exotic night out with the whole family and witness the biggest, brightest and tallest water and light show on the iconic Sea World Lake. Treat the kids to a feast of internationally inspired foods, music and dance. Enjoy your favourite rides and attractions, plus experience the New Atlantis after dark. Get one free entry with a Village Roadshow One Pass.

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8-11

AACTA Festival & Awards

THURS 8TH – SUN 11TH FEB

HOTA will also be home to the debut of the AACTA Festival, a four-day celebration of Australia’s vibrant screen industry with more 70 events promising an immersive experience for everyone from industry professionals to film enthusiasts, school-leavers, families, and aspiring creatives.

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20

PINK's Summer Carnival

TUE 20TH FEB

Touring in support of her latest album, Trustfall, P!NK’s Summer Carnival (with musical guests to be announced later) will be live at Metricon Stadium on February 20, 2024.

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APRIL

19-30

19-30

Gold Coast Film Festival

FRI 19TH – TUE 30TH APR

The 22nd year of the Gold Coast Film Festival will feature over 100 films, panels, parties, pop-up cinemas and special events across the Gold Coast from Coolangatta to Coomera.

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13-14

Gold Coast Comic Con

SAT 13TH – SUN 14TH APR

Australia’s BIGGEST and BEST pop culture event. It’s comic con, down under! 💥

The event will take place at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. 

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14-28

Gold Coast Swim Week

Sun 14TH – SUN 28TH APR

Gold Coast Swim Week is a week-long celebration of swimming with ocean swims and leading coaches and special guests hosting clinics and training sessions along Gold Coast beaches and pools.

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28

Gold Coast Running Festival

SUN 28TH APR

Come and run in the Gold Coast sunshine and enjoy the fast, safe, closed road circuit.  With distances available for all running and walking abilities, we have a race for you, your running group and the whole family!

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MAY

16-19

Blues on Broadbeach

FRI 16TH – SUN 19TH MAY

This hugely popular beachside music festival features international and Australian blues music performers in over 20 performance areas throughout the vibrant streets, venues and parks of Broadbeach.

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JUNE

5-9

Cooly Rocks On

WED 5TH – SUN 9TH JUN

Celebrating the motors, music and lifestyle of yesteryear, Cooly Rocks On is back from 5-9 June 2024. With many free and ticketed entertainment options across the action-packed five-day festival, make the most of your festival experience with the official festival app.

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JULY

6-7

Gold Coast Marathon

SAT 6TH – SUN 7th JULY

 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.

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AUGUST

1-11

1-11

Bleach Festival

THU 1ST – SUN 11TH AUG

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.

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16-18

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

FRI 16TH – SUN 11TH AUG

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. 

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30-1

Gold Coast Show

FRI 30TH AUG – SUN 1ST SEP

Get ready for an exhilarating long weekend as we invite you to immerse yourself in the fun and excitement of the 2024 Gold Coast Show. This annual extravaganza is a celebration of all things vibrant, entertaining, and unforgettable.

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SEPTEMBER

6-8

SPRINGTIME 2024

FRI 6TH – SUN 8TH SEP

Returning to the beaches and streets of Surfers Paradise, SPRINGTIME will be back with a massive artist lineup and Arts Program!

Save the date now and come celebrate the good vibes of Spring September 2024 at SPRINGTIME!

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6-15

SWELL Sculpture Festival

FRI 6TH – SUN 15TH SEP

Experience pop up exhibitions across the Gold Coast, as well as SWELL Smalls Gallery at it’s beachside venue and cultural programming at SWELL Fringe in Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin.

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OCTOBER

25-27

Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500

FRI 25TH – SUN 27TH OCT

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.

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18-20

Groundwater Music Festival

FRI 18TH – SUN 20TH OCT

The Festival gathers some of the best country artists in the industry for 3 days of free live music on the Gold Coast. The first lineup features country favourites like Lee Kernaghan, Casey Barnes, Amber Lawrence, as well as plenty of international stars like Jackson Dean, Asleep At The Wheel and The Dungarees.

Set throughout the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach and located just steps away from the golden beachfront, there’s no other country music festival quite like it! Stay tuned for further festival updates by following Groundwater CMF on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok!

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