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Events

Solid Gold: Artists from Paradise

The new HOTA Gallery’s first ever major exhibition premieres new works indoors and out, celebrating the diversity, richness and ambition of the Gold Coast. Established Australian artists including Hiromi Tango, Michael Candy, Samuel Leighton-Dore and Libby Harward will be exhibited alongside locally recognised artists and collectives.

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Australian Open Bowls

The World’s Biggest Bowls Festival will again hit the sunny Gold Coast – the lawn bowls capital of Australia. With $250,000 in prize money and the heart of the event centred at the Broadbeach Bowls Club freshly renovated hot off the back of the Commonwealth Games, this competition will see plenty of people ready to roll up.

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Gold Coast Marathon

Celebrate the 42nd edition of the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon and run for the good times on Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 July 2021 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The world class international marathon will attract participants of all ages and abilities from around the world across eight races including the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Wheelchair 10km, Gold Coast Airport 5km Fun Run, 4km Junior Dash and 2km Junior Dash

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Bleach* Festival

Bleach* Festival is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events.

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Swell Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach transforms into a vibrant outdoor gallery with Queensland’s largest, free outdoor exhibition SWELL Sculpture Festival. Open all hours, you can enjoy twilight walks, informative artist talks, discover new perspectives, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery or participate in artist master classes and children’s workshops. The artworks are lit at night for a totally different perspective.

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Coolangatta Gold

The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. It is open to the public and consists of a 21 km Short Course and a 41.8 km Long Course race. The multi-disciplinary course combines swimming, running, board paddling and surf skiing. Take it on as an individual or a team and challenge yourself.

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Tour de Valley

The Tour de Valley Festival of Time Trialing in the beautiful Currumbin Valley, SE Queensland will feature some exciting individual and team options in 2021!

 

The hallmark 36km Solo Time Trial event will again see the winners crowned as King and Queen of de Valley across four categories for men and women. The 72km Solo Time Trial features for the ‘endurance’ kings and queens with their chance to take on the longest individual time trial event on the east coast of Australia.

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Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses made our collective rock’n’roll dreams come true with 2017’s Not In This Lifetime tour and now Paul Dainty AM, President & CEO of TEG Dainty and Major Events Gold Coast are thrilled to announce one of the greatest bands of all time will return to tour our shores in November 2021.

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Pan Pacific Masters Games 2021

The evaluation has revealed stories of struggle and hardship from our stakeholders seriously impacted by COVID-19 and not having an event in 2020. Many of our sports partners who rely on the Pan Pacific Masters Games to provide economic benefits every two years are in dire financial situations due to the loss of the event in 2020. Many supporters and stakeholders are battling for survival, just like us.

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Groundwater Country Music Festival

Groundwater Country Music Festival is Australia’s fastest growing country music festival and is indicative of the growing appeal of country music in Australia.

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Queensland Triathlon Series 2021

The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7yrs+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri!

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Vodafone Gold Coast 600

Rev those engines, because the Supercars 2021 calendar has been revealed and the Gold Coast 600 will once again be roaring into the picturesque Surfers Paradise street circuit. For the first time in its history, the Championship will actually conclude on the streets of Surfers Paradise from 3-5 December, with the Supercars champion being crowned on Macintosh Island.

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Gold Coast Christmas Parade

Christmas on the Gold Coast will never be the same again.

In the biggest event of its type ever mounted in Australia, Santa Claus will be coming to town the Sunday 12th December 2021, in front of hundreds of thousands of excited families.

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Somerset Storyfest 

Following in the footsteps of literary tradition, Storyfest is the writers’ festival for the Gold Coast, the cornerstone of which is its annual writers festival event held in March. Delivering a series of literary experiences along with workshops, masterclasses and featured authors throughout the year, Storyfest nurtures emerging writers and provides opportunities for readers and writers alike. Offering over 130 events to the wider community, Storyfest has secured its place on the Gold Coast’s cultural calendar!

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2022 Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial

We’re back at the Broadwater in 2022!

The Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial has long been known as the triathlon for triathletes – if there is one race on the calendar not to miss, this is it.  We’re so happy to be back to our original venue and can’t wait to share this awesome course with you.

 

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Supanova

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming has been the welcoming home of Australia’s pop culture fandom since 2000; a place where fans inspired by imaginary worlds emanating from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, nostalgia and literature have been able to come together to celebrate. A place to rejoice in cosplay (‘cos’tume role-‘play’) in expressing your inner geek, your inner child.

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The Cooly Classic

Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic has a stunning course with a backdrop of beaches that set it apart from other swims – Snapper Rocks, Rainbow Bay, Greenmount, Coolangatta and Kirra.

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Gold Coast Film Festival

Gold Coast Film Festival returns with a jam-packed program of more than 100 films, panels and pop-up events across the Gold Coast and online from 20 April – 01 May 2022. Escape to a world of film this April and explore world cinema gems, discover new Australian films, enjoy unique popup outdoor cinemas plus hear from leading filmmakers at Q&As and screen industry events.

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Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival hosts free international and Australian talent annually throughout Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. The 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.

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Cooly Rocks On

Get your cars, dancing shoes and best outfits ready Australia’s largest Rock ‘n’ Roll and nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On. The free beachside event attracts thousands of Rock ‘n’ Roll and vintage car enthusiasts looking to celebrate the music, memories and moment of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

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