BLUE'S ON BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL
16 - 19 MAY
The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival hosts free international and Australian talent annually across 20 outdoor stages and venues throughout Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. The free event, staged in the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach over four huge days, throughout the popular Gold Coast hub will also feature plenty of talent from all genres of Blues music and is unique in its location with access to plenty of accommodation, dining, retail options.
SANCTUARY COVE BOAT SHOW
23 - 26 MAY
The Southern Hemisphere’s premier marine event is back. With over 300+ exhibitors and 500+ watercraft on display, you’ll be treated to best-in-class superyachts, fishing boats, trailers, watercraft, marine tech and much more.
GC FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
30 MAY - 17 JUNE
Utilising the Gold Coast’s world famous landscapes and venues, from the north at Beenleigh, to the south at Coolangatta, the festival celebrates the Gold Coast as a food destination. Bringing together the best local chefs, street food, restaurants, precincts, wineries, breweries and distilleries across a weekend at the start of winter, there are degustations, picnics, workshops, demonstrations and signature food events.
SEAFIRE SURFERS PARADISE
31 MAY - 1 JUNE
Surfers Paradise becomes a playground of light, music and entertainment over two huge nights. Sea to sky will light up over Surfers Paradise beach in dramatic displays as nations compete for the 2019 title at Australia’s only international fireworks competition, SeaFire, from 31 May -1 June
MCLAREN POLO BY THE SEA
Polo by the Sea is part of the Urban Polo circuit, which is the largest national polo series in the world. Established in 2005, award winning Urban Polo has cemented its position as Australian market leader within the premium, luxury and performance niche, in areas of hospitality as well as brand promotion.
FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE - RUMOURS
"It's been said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I say THANK YOU!" - Richard Dashut (Fleetwood Mac Producer) Rumours was formed in Los Angeles, CA, the Summer of 2012. Shortly after they finished their residency at the legendary Roxy, LA. They were asked to be on AXS TV's "World Greatest Tribute Bands". Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. Recreating the band's legendary persona, in all it's youthful glory from 1975-1987. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren't afraid to put on a show. Relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours.
LIVIN' ON A PRAYER - BON JOVI TRIBUTE
LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER has a 90-minute production of BON JOVI’S greatest hits that recreates the image, sound, and stage persona of one of the biggest bands in history. Unlike other tribute bands, no background tracks are used – they are 100% live musicianship! The video above is completely live, taken from concerts around the globe.
COOLY ROCKS ON
5 - 9 JUNE
Established in 2011, Cooly Rocks On™ has evolved to become Australia’s largest rock’n’roll and nostalgia festival and a signature event on Queensland and Australia’s event calendar. Set on a combination of outdoor stages and venues within the beachside streetscape of iconic Coolangatta, the highlight of Cooly Rocks On™ is the destination; the spectacular Southern Gold Coast beaches, the relaxed and friendly hospitality and family-friendly atmosphere for which the Southern Gold Coast is renowned.
DANGEROUS LIAISONS AT HOTA
14 - 15 JUNE
Based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ time honoured novel, Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Associate and world-renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett breathes life into this sultry tale. Set amongst the aristocratic elite of late 18th century France, this evocative and vivid work will scintillate audiences. With a story that has captivated audiences around the world for over 200 years, Dangerous Liaisons is a hedonistic tale of love, virtue and humanity, reimagined into a dramatic new ballet for mature audiences.
WICKED AT HOTA
25 JUNE - 6 JULY
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroad and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.
GOLD COAST SUNS VS. RICHMOND TIGERS
Watch all the live action at Metricon Stadium as the Gold Coast Suns take on the Richmond Tigers in what is set to be an epic battle!
GOLD COAST MARATHON
6 - 7 JULY
Celebrate the 41st edition of the Gold Coast Marathon and run for the good times on Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 July 2019 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The world class international marathon will attract 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4km Junior Dash and Garmin 2km Junior Dash.
VIVA SURFERS PARADISE
12 - 21 JULY
Experience a rush of nostalgia and be transported back in time as homage is paid to some of the world’s greatest music legends at VIVA Surfers Paradise. Re-live the music, memories and moments that have played a pivotal role in shaping our music history. Over ten days of free and ticketed events experience amazing live performances by the world’s best tribute artists, including the King of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley. VIVA Surfers Paradise is Australasia’s largest tribute artist festival. It features an array of music and entertainment from some of the world’s best tribute artists as well as the ever popular Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, official Renewal of Vows ceremony and the classic car show ‘n’ shine. From Rock ‘N’ Roll and Blues and Soul Revival to Beatlemania and other timeless genres, visitors of all ages will enjoy the classic music on offer across a variety of entertainment acts, in the most iconic destination on the Gold Coast.
GROUND WATER COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
26 - 28 JULY
We would like to introduce to you all Groundwater Country Music Festival. The name change and new look reflects our festivals status as Australia’s fastest growing country music festival and is indicative of the growing appeal of country music in Australia. Yes it may look different but rest assured the festival will remain the same with the event staying in the heart of Broadbeach and we are definitely ’keeping it country’. Groundwater Country Music Festival will stay true to its Country roots whilst following the current global music landscape which continuously blurs musical genres.
Botanical Bazaar is the Gold Coast Garden Festival where naturally wild, urban gardeners and nature lovers connect. The festival is set to educate and inspire nature enthusiasts of all ages. See a huge variety of green exhibitors plus family activities, workshops and educational talks by celebrity gardeners and horticulture experts. Learn hints and tips about growing your own food, urban and small space gardening, sustainable living concepts, health and medicinal herbs.
GOLD COAST EISTEDDFOD
6 - 20 AUG
Our Gold Coast Eisteddfod provides opportunities and encouragement for young performers who receive critiques of their skills by highly qualified professionals – whilst promoting the performing arts in all genres of music, dance and drama - in the friendly, lively spirit of worthy competition.
CRAFTED BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL
Mark Saturday 7th September 2019 in your calendar, as Crafted Beer & Cider Festival returns to Broadbeach. Bringing you more brews and more bites, Crafted Festival is paired nicely with a full day of live music to create the perfect beach-side spring sundowner. Head to https://craftedfestival.com.au/ and sign up to the mailing list to get the first access to tickets, and hear how you can nab yourself a free 2019 stubby cooler.
HITLERS DAUGHTER - HOTA
Hitler’s Daughter poses powerful questions and examines moral issues in relation to society’s fears and prejudices in a fresh, compelling light. Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Monkey Baa.
GOLD COAST 600
It's time to Party in Paradise. The Gold Coast's biggest weekend of entertainment is back for the Supercars Vodafone Gold Coast 600.
THE WEEKEND EDITION
WHAT'S ON NOW ON THE GC!
The Weekend Edition Gold Coast showcases the latest cafe and restaurant openings, what's on, fashion, design, events, culture and people.
There is so much to do and explore on the beautiful Gold Coast, what are you waiting for!
1ST & 3RD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Be sure to check out the Broadbeach Arts & Craft Markets happening at Kurrawa Park on the beachfront, opposite Oasis Shopping Centre.
Image Source: All images courtesy of Destination Gold Coast & Google