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What’s On – Gold Coast

2024

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

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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9-22

Australian Gymnastics Championships

THURS 9TH – WED 22ND MAY

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.

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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 18TH 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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20-8

Life Saving World Championships

TUES 20TH AUG – SUN 8TH SEP

The action-packed event, hosted by Surf Life Saving Queensland, will run for three weeks between the 20 August and 8 September 2024.

During this time, up to 7,000 athletes, including Olympian and World Champions, from youth to masters, and an additional 12,000 supporters from 50 countries will descend upon the Gold Coast to take part in the competition.

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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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NOVEMBER

13

Pearl Jam Dark Matter World Tour 2024

WED 13TH NOV

After a decade-long wait, Pearl Jam will grace the stage at Heritage Bank Stadium on November 13, bringing with them a wave of anticipation and energy.

As the exclusive Queensland concert on their Dark Matter World Tour 2024, this event promises to shine a spotlight on our vibrant city like never before with up to 50,000 fans expected to attend.

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1-10

1-10

2024 Pan Pacific Masters Games

FRI 1ST – SUN 10TH NOV

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.

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23-24

Fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival

SAT 23RD – SUN 24TH NOV

The fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival is held across two days (Saturday and Sunday) with a course that hugs the jaw-dropping Gold Coast Coastline. There is a challenge on offer for everyone including 50km Ultra, 25km, 12km, 5km and Kids Dash events. The beautiful southern Gold Coast town of Coolangatta awaits you and your run crew!

Alongside the running, there’s pop-up yoga classes, running workshops and an expo to enjoy! Spectators are invited to take a front-row seat at the finish line or kick back in the Precinct Brewing beer garden whilst listening to live music from the main stage throughout the weekend. There’s also a range of tasty treats to enjoy from the on-site food trucks.

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