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. Check out their blog and subscribe to the newsletter to be first to know who is playing this month.

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

Australian Beach Ultimate Championships

Ultimate Australia's Beach National Championships returns the crisp, clean sands of Coolangatta Beach (Gold Coast) for the third annual Australian Beach Ultimate Championships. This is the peak championship event for Beach Ultimate in Australia and will be a showcase of the best ultimate players from across the sands of Australia and New Zealand. The event will run roughly 9am-4pm on both the Saturday and the Sunday and is free to spectate. In fact it will be hard to miss!

Start Date:
27/05/2017 View more details

Cooly Rocks On 50s and 60s Nostalgia Festival

Cooly Rocks On is an annual celebration of everything 50s and 60s, bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta, Kirra and Tweed together for the ultimate party. Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world. Bring the family and enjoy loads of free entertainment and retro markets. Watch the Cooly Rocks On Street Parade and join a Rock 'n' roll, Rockabilly or Swing dance workshop. See as many amazing shows as possible, dance every night away and have as much fun as you can possibly squeeze into your stay.

Start Date:
07/06/2017 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Show 'n' Shine

More than 1,300 custom and classic cars and hot rods will pack the streets for the number one Cooly Rocks On™ highlight, the Show ‘n’ Shine. See every vintage and classic make and model imaginable, and drool over rare and much-loved four-wheeled treasures along Marine Parade as cars stretch on for miles throughout Coolangatta and Tweed. Fans of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, classic cars, hot rods and the fashions of the 50s and 60s will converge on the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed for Cooly Rocks On™, Australia’s number one nostalgia festival, now in its seventh year. For five action-packed days, the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads will be fuelled with party atmosphere. Pre-1970 cars, nightly cruises, rock’n’roll and rockabilly music, buskers, dancing and family fun are all trademarks of this annual, much-loved festival. Last year, an amped-up crowd of over 100,000 people attended Cooly Rocks On, held in the colourful, vibrant and beautiful beachside destinations of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

Start Date:
07/06/2017 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ - Car Cruises

The Shannon’s Super Cruises will take place on the evenings of Wednesday 7 June, Thursday 8 June, Friday 9 June and Saturday 10 June, 2017. There are a total of five Cruises during this years' Festival! Fans of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, classic cars, hot rods and the fashions of the 50s and 60s will converge on the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed from 7 June to 11 June for Cooly Rocks On, Australia’s number one nostalgia festival, now in its seventh year. For five action-packed days, the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads will be fuelled with party atmosphere. Pre-1970 cars, nightly cruises, rock’n’roll and rockabilly music, buskers, dancing and family fun are all trademarks of this annual, much-loved festival. Last year, an amped-up crowd of over 100,000 people attended Cooly Rocks On, held in the colourful, vibrant and beautiful beachside destinations of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

Start Date:
07/06/2017 View more details

Pedal Car Show N Shine - Cooly Rocks On

Long gone are the days of little red wagons! Cooly Rocks On™ kids will be cruisin’ the streets and pavements in customised Tot Rods, built from the ground up. The next generation of car enthusiasts can enter the Kids Pedal Car Show’n’Shine so Dads, time to hit the shed and get cracking! Fans of Rock’n’Roll, rockabilly, classic cars, hot rods and the fashions of the 50s and 60s will converge on the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed for Cooly Rocks On, Australia’s number one nostalgia festival, now in its seventh year. For five action-packed days, the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads will be fuelled with party atmosphere. Pre-1970 cars, nightly cruises, Rock’n’Roll and rockabilly music, buskers, dancing and family fun are all trademarks of this annual, much-loved festival. Last year, an amped-up crowd of over 100,000 people attended Cooly Rocks On, held in the colourful, vibrant and beautiful beachside destinations of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

Start Date:
10/06/2017 View more details

Winter Wine Festival at Mountain Ridge Wines

Mountain Ridge Wines is proud to partcipate in the 14th Annual Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival! Their theme is Celebration. Both on Saturday and Sunday the party starts at 10am and keeps going non-stop until 7pm. Special music guests on Saturday and Sunday: King Dog and The Catz, Scotty Sax and Blackbird Hum. They are celebrating the natural beauty, productivity, industry and health of the region and they invite you to celebrate with them! The large greens provide a perfect platform for enjoying a prefect winter weekend, whether you prefer to relax on picnic blankets, to dance to the music, play Jumbo lawn games with your friends and family. This is a family friendly event. Buying your festival glass at Mountain Ridge Wines will enable you to enjoy tastings at all participating wineries from Gerringong in the north to Bawley Point in the south througout the weekend. Please note: Licensing regulations do Not permit BYO food or alcohol.

Start Date:
10/06/2017 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade

Coolangatta’s beautiful beachfront will provide the backdrop for the Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade, bringing rock, revs and old-fashioned glamour to the streets. The colour, excitement, music and fun stretches along the beachfront for two kilometres with tens of thousands of onlookers lining the streets to watch the parade of floats, vintage cars, surf wagons, bikes, vans and more. Fans of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, classic cars, hot rods and the fashions of the 50s and 60s will converge on the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed for Cooly Rocks On™, Australia’s number one nostalgia festival, now in its seventh year. For five action-packed days, the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads will be fuelled with party atmosphere. Pre-1970 cars, nightly cruises, rock’n’roll and rockabilly music, buskers, dancing and family fun are all trademarks of this annual, much-loved festival. Last year, an amped-up crowd of over 100,000 people attended Cooly Rocks On™, held in the colourful, vibrant and beautiful beachside destinations of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

Start Date:
10/06/2017 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ - Dance Championships

Fans of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, classic cars, hot rods and the fashions of the 50s and 60s will converge on the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed for Cooly Rocks On™, Australia’s number one nostalgia festival, now in its seventh year. For five action-packed days, the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads will be fuelled with party atmosphere. Pre-1970 cars, nightly cruises, rock’n’roll and rockabilly music, buskers, dancing and family fun are all trademarks of this annual, much-loved festival. Last year, an amped-up crowd of over 100,000 people attended Cooly Rocks On™, held in the colourful, vibrant and beautiful beachside destinations of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. Australia and New Zealand’s hottest dancers will hit the dancefloor at the Rock’n’Roll, Swing and Rockabilly Dance Championships on Sunday 11 June. Spectators are welcome to come along and see first-hand the passion and enthusiasm shared by talented dancers of all ages. Cheer on your favourites as they compete for cash and prizes.

Start Date:
11/06/2017 View more details

Cooly Rocks On 2017 - Miss Rockabilly Pageant

The hunt is on for Miss Rockabilly 2017 at Cooly Rocks On! Fans of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, classic cars, hot rods and the fashions of the 50s and 60s will converge on the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed from 7 June to 11 June for Cooly Rocks On, Australia’s number one nostalgia festival, now in its seventh year. For five action-packed days, the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads will be fuelled with party atmosphere. Pre-1970 cars, nightly cruises, rock’n’roll and rockabilly music, buskers, dancing and family fun are all trademarks of this annual, much-loved festival. Last year, an amped-up crowd of over 100,000 people attended Cooly Rocks On, held in the colourful, vibrant and beautiful beachside destinations of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. The iconic rockabilly style has shaped popular culture and without a doubt goes hand in glove with Cooly Rocks On. Dolls who live and breathe the rockabilly lifestyle are invited to enter this years’ competition. Miss Rockabilly finals will take place at the Coolangatta Sands Hotel on Sunday 11 June. Twelve finalists will be judged by a panel on categories including rockabilly fashion, rockabilly performance and rockabilly personality.

Start Date:
11/06/2017 View more details

Immerse SUP and Paddle Festival (Queensland State Titles)

The 2017 Immerse SUP and Paddle Festival Community SUP Surfing will be activated on the Gold Coast and give all SUP Surfers the opportunity to surf alongside Queensland's elite SUP Surfers aiming to qualify to compete at the 2017 Australian SUP Titles.

Start Date:
22/07/2017 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

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

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