Southern Gold Coast

Events

Queensland Grommet Titles - Event 1

This the first event of the 2017 Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles for the Under 14 and Under 12 Divisions. The Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles is the exclusive qualification pathway for the State's elite junior competitors aiming for selection in Queensland's State Junior Surfing Team, set to compete at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year.

Start Date:
24/09/2016 View more details

Live Music at Mountain Ridge Wines

Enjoy lunch and live music in a picturesque setting at Mountain Ridge Wines on the first Sunday of each month 12 noon to 3pm while enjoying lunch, wine or nibbles at the restaurant. Bookings for lunch are strongly recommended. Check out Mountain Ridge Wines website and subscribe to the newsletter to be first to know who is playing. They invite a variety of South Coast bands, duos and solo artists - featuring a different band or musician each month. August 6 - Richard and The Lionhearts. September 3 - Kate Young. October 1 - Elle May. November 5 - Firefly. December 3 - King Dog and The Catz.

Start Date:
02/10/2016 View more details

BeachCare Currumbin

BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in their events; no experience necessary! It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
05/03/2017 View more details

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Open Day

Be a Hospital Hero at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s Annual Open Day. Every ticket sold will mean another Eucalyptus tree in our plantations. Go behind the scenes and see the vets and nurses in action as they care for just some of the 10,000 animals that are admitted to the hospital each year. After you have watched the live animal diagnostics and demonstrations enjoy the fun activities and games as you listen to live music and be entertained with a special show by Borobi and other performances! Join them for a family day out for a great cause! Hospital Open Day Entry Only.

Start Date:
27/08/2017 View more details

Swell Sculpture Festival

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the fifteenth Swell Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 50 large and small scale works built by distinguished local, national and international artists. For 10 days, wander and weave amongst distinctive, thought provoking, intriguing and whimsical sculpted works. This magnificent outdoor gallery presents the occasion to enjoy guided twilight walks and artist talks. Visitors can take pleasure viewing small sculptures at the Swell Smalls Gallery or participate in artist master classes and children's workshops. The Swell experience extends with festivities such as performance art, music, yoga amongst the sculpture and culinary delights. This exhibition is free to the public and open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they light up under the southern sky. Swell inspires, amuses and uplifts and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.

Start Date:
08/09/2017 View more details

Bee Keeping workshops at Mountain Ridge Wines

Beekeeping workshops at Mountain Ridge Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant start in September! Price for full day course includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The groups will be a minimum of four people, and a maximum of six people. If you would like to attend a workshop please contact David at Illawarra Bees by sending an email. You will learn: Bee biology; Life cycles, duties in the hive, foraging behaviour, communication methods, hive defence behaviour; How to open and inspect a hive; How to identify pests and diseases and treatment methods; What’s needed to start beekeeping; – How to source bees and create nucleus hives; Hive management through the seasons; Honey extraction and wax recovery methods; How to register to become a beekeeper and your legal responsibilities.

Start Date:
17/09/2017 View more details

Griffith Opera on the Beach - Aida

A royal love triangle, a fight for freedom and the famous 'Triumphal March' will light up the sky when Aida comes to the beach. Fancy a short break on the Gold Coast? Plan it for September and combine days relaxing with a spectacular outdoor production of Aida on Coolangatta Beach in the evening. It’s a night at the theatre, re-imagined for the kind of evening where you couldn’t bear to go inside. A huge cast and orchestra perform Verdi's famous music in a new production featuring fireworks of the vocal and exploding kind, colourful costumes and local surf life savers parading past you on the sand.

Start Date:
21/09/2017 View more details

Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold

The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is the ultimate ironman challenge held on the Gold Coast. The event is open to the public and consists of a 32.4 kilometre Short Course and a 41.5 kilometre Long Course that can be taken on individually or as a team. This multi-disciplinary course combines swimming, running, board paddling and surf skiing, presented annually by Surf Life Saving Australia.

Start Date:
07/10/2017 View more details

BeachCare Rainbow Bay

BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in their events; no experience necessary! It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
08/10/2017 View more details

Buskers by the Creek

Awarded "Queensland's Best New Event" and "Gold Coast's Music Event of the Year"! In a celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking, over 300 performers will showcase their talents along the banks of Currumbin Creek. People of all ages will soak up the atmosphere, vibe and sunshine and immerse themselves in the melting pot of creativity, culture and surprise. A variety of singer/songwriters, artistic fire, magicians, bands and dancers will be scheduled into the program, with a full schedule of acts announced closer to the event date! Known for Australian and World First attempts! Throughout the park grounds, international festival fare will be available to tempt all tastebuds and artisans will be showcasing their creative wares and talents. Come and 'Discover the Undiscovered'! It's a weekend of magic and marvel not to be missed!

Start Date:
14/10/2017 View more details

Bleach* Festival

Bleach* Festival illuminates, reflects, beams, focuses and most importantly connects art, with community...go with them and challenge the conventional as they strive to change perceptions. As the signature annual multi-arts festival of the Gold Coast, they shine a light on their unique creativity and culture by presenting the city in a new way, to new audiences, both locally and internationally as they build towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city's best artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of accessible events. Utilising the Gold Coast's world famous natural landscapes as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival is a platform for expression, curated to encourage community ownership and participation, provide legacy building capacity and ultimately play a role amongst the world's leading arts sector festivals.

Start Date:
29/03/2018 View more details

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Beach Volleyball

Sweat glistens and drips off the bodies of each player. Soft golden sand squeaks under their feet as they take off. A ball is spiked over the net with ferocity and accuracy. A physically and technically demanding sport, Beach Volleyball will make its Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast. A team of two players will take the court in both the men’s and women’s competitions with only a net separating them from their opposition. Coolangatta Beachfront will provide the stage for epic encounters of high intensity serving, digging, setting, spiking and blocking. The grandstands will create a cauldron-like atmosphere in beautiful Queensland sunshine with the surf adding a refreshing backdrop. Get ready to experience close up the skill, speed and drama of a thrill-a-minute sport.

Start Date:
06/04/2018 View more details

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Road Cycling

The beauty of a Gold Coast backdrop with the beast of a challenging road course. That is what awaits many of the world’s best road cyclists as they ride for gold in both the Road Race and Individual Time Trial. Crowds will line the streets with flags, banners and cheers of support. Cyclists will whiz past with steely focus and determination. The Cycling Road Race will combine stamina with strategy as competitors plot when to make their breakaway from the pack. Will there be a telling early move or could it be a bunch sprint finish? The Cycling Individual Time Trial will combine stamina with speed as the cyclists race the clock. Who will time their race to perfection and record the fastest time? Starting and finishing at the stunning Currumbin Beachfront, spectators will have kilometre after kilometre of prime vantage points to witness the adrenaline charged racing.

Start Date:
10/04/2018 View more details

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Diving

With a calm focus and poise, the diver concentrates. With a quiet anticipation and glare, the crowd awaits. Then take off. Balance, speed, grace, flexibility and precision are all packaged into seconds. The diver pierces the water with barely a ripple or splash. The crowd erupts into cheers and applause as the diver emerges from the pool. Now the tense wait as the judges consider the dive’s degree of difficulty and execution. What will be their score? That is a glimpse of the aerobatic action set to absorb fans at the picturesque Gold Coast Aquatic Centre for the Diving competition. There will be individual competition for both men and women from the one metre springboard, three metre springboard and the daunting 10 metre platform. Adding another dynamic, pairs of divers will team up for the synchronised three metre springboard and 10 metre platform events.

Start Date:
11/04/2018 View more details