Southern Gold Coast
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 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
ANZAC Eve Symbolic Sleep Out
Sleep under the stars at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on ANZAC Day Eve. This unique event is for everyone and will offer an insight into the lives of our service men and women. Entertainment for the kids with Critters Craft and Wondering Wildlife Experiences for the whole family, live entertainment and an outdoor cinema experience showing feature film 'Gallipoli'. The following morning be guided to the Currumbin RSL Dawn Service site at Elephant Rock where you will have a cordoned off area with a great view of the stage and ceremonial area. All profits from ticket sales and food sold through the Sanctuary cafe go directly to veterans' welfare. Enjoy all the sanctuary has to offer from 12pm Enter the Sleep Out zone from 5pm Live interviews with veterans + short doco + feature film Gallipoli 'Critters Craft' for the kids and 'Wondering Wildlife' for all Food stalls and live acoustic music by Mattie Barker and co. A stone's throw from the Dawn Service at Elephant Rock Exclusive parking unavailable to the public at the sanctuary A sectioned area with direct view of the stage and ceremonial area Seating upgrades available
Start Date:24/04/2017 View more details
Queensland Championship Circuit - Alley Classic
The Queensland Championship Circuit or QCC as it is more commonly known, was launched in 1998 and since its inception, has enjoyed a reputation as Australia’s premier open Men’s shortboard event series. The series is the strongest, stand-alone domestic surfing product in the country and attracts elite surfing talent within Queensland, Australia and around the Globe, substantial media results thanks to the strength of the series and a loyal following of supporters and competitors alike. Surfing Queensland is granted access to some of the world’s most famous surf breaks thanks to the stature of the Queensland Championship Circuit . A chance to surf these locations with only three other surfers is a rare opportunity for any surfer.
Start Date:13/05/2017 View more details
Mother's Day at Mountain Ridge Wines
Treat Mum this Mother’s Day to a festive champagne breakfast or celebratory three course set menu lunch at Mountain Ridge Wines Restaurant. Enjoy beautiful views and relax with your family. Complimentary glass of sparkling for Mums with breakfast and lunch. Champagne Breakfast: 8.30am – 11am. Three course set menu Lunch: 12 – 2.30pm.
Start Date:14/05/2017 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
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
Cooly Rocks On 2017 - Poodle Parade
For five action-packed days between June 7 to 11, 2017, 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, and let's not forget the poodles! The Poodle Oodle Parade, one of the best-loved family events on the festival calendar, returns for its seventh year! Poodles, schnoodles, foodles, moodles, labradoodles and cavoodles will hit the dogwalk for the Poodle Oodle Parade as they take the stage to perform tricks for Cooly Rocks on fans. Many of the regular canine contestants have become natural paw-formers, enjoying the attention of the crowd. Now it’s time for the young pups to teach these old dogs some new tricks. Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories including ‘Waggiest Tail’, ‘Owner and Pooch Lookalike’ and ‘Best Rock’n’Roll Dog’.
Start Date:10/06/2017 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!