Southern Gold Coast

Events

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 a cheese platter at the restaurant. Bookings for lunch are strongly recommended. Groups of 10 or more must book and pre-order. 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.

Start Date:
02/10/2016 View more details

Blue Jean Sisters Workshop

The Strand at Coolangatta’s new Level Up Studio + Gallery will be hosting the Blue Jean Sisters community art project workshop during the school holidays, giving participants the opportunity to have fun while making a difference. The free program invites participants aged 12 and up to make a doll out of reused or recycled denim. ‘Blue Jean Sisters’ is a collaboration between artist Belinda Smith and Outland Denim, an ethical clothing brand based in Mount Tamborine that provides sustainable employment and training opportunities for women who have been rescued from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Every doll made will contribute to the goal of installing 2000 dolls for A Fierce Hope, the keynote exhibition for Brisbane’s newest art and cultural hub, Adderton, opening in July 2019. After the exhibition the dolls will be sent to Cambodia and India to children in orphanages and rescue homes. Find more information on the project at Plummer and Smith website.

Start Date:
16/01/2019 View more details

Afrekete - Cuban Dance, Music and Cultural Festival

Afrekete is the Ocean Mother energy of the Arara Tradition. Originally from Dahomey region in Nigeria, this culture came to Cuba with the slaves. Afrekete is also Australia's unique Cuban Dance and Music cultural event where Afro-Cuban folklore is celebrated over a whole weekend on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Come and experience a real piece of Cuba at Coolangatta! It starts with an Opening Ceremony with cultural exchanges from local Indigenous knowledge holders and Afro-Cuban ritual dancers and drummers and continues with a whole weekend of dance and music workshops in the history of Cuba, with live Cuban music nights and performances by Cuba's best dance and music maestros. Feel the heartbeat of Cuba and let the rhythm move you.

Start Date:
25/01/2019 View more details

Afrekete presents - A White Hot Havana Night

The official dance party night of Afrekete Cuban Dance, Music and Culture Festival! A Hotter than Hot Cuban dance party for the whole community to enjoy! This time with a 'White Hot' theme, so dress code is anything white. Includes: amazing demonstrations by Cuba's most talented dance artists; live Cuban band with extra special guests Cuban musicians; the latest Cuban music by Cuban DJ AV El Cubano from Sydney and dance party till 2am! They would love to see you there to continue their annual Cuban Rhythm Revolution! More information about the whole weekend is on their website.

Start Date:
26/01/2019 View more details

Nath Valvo Live at Soundlounge

Fresh from a sold-out festival season and a Melbourne gala spot that went viral with over 2.2 million views, Nath Valvo is coming to the Gold Coast for one night only. Nath Valvo’s hilariously physical, high-energy comedy is impressing critics and winning crowds across the globe. Not many comedians can boast that their fan base includes television royalty, but Nath has the Tweet from Graham Norton to prove it. “Loved @nathvalvo tonight. A total natural.” Graham Norton “Gags that will leave you gasping.” ★★★★★ Herald Sun Winner Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe 2018 Nominee Best Newcomer Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 Nominee Best Comedy Show Perth Fringe 2016

Start Date:
01/02/2019 View more details

Animal Training and Conditioning - February

Training helps keeps animals minds healthy and active. This course will help you learn the fundamentals of general animal training, operant training techniques and how to teach desired behaviours from animals in your care. Every animal and species is different in their training needs, which will be explored in this course. Leave with skills to try with your own pets and animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
02/02/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. In this course students can participate in this multi-week program that showcases the daily duties of Keepers, including what Keepers need to know and why, enclosure design, enrichment purposes and animal behaviour and conditioning. For more about their other Wildlife Studies series programs visit their website. 8 week course : 6-9 years: 4th February 2019 – 25th March 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm 10-13 years: 7th February 2019 – 28th March 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm Condensed course 6-9 years: 3rd and 4th December 2019 – 10am to 2pm 10-13 years: 5th and 6th December 2019 – 9am to 3pm

Start Date:
04/02/2019 View more details

Aussie Wildlife Course - February/March

Love animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This course is conducted as an eight week course.

Start Date:
06/02/2019 View more details

Bloom performs Linda Ronstadt Songbook

Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979. Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally. She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians. Bloom has a feverish connection with the decades of the 60s and 70s and has a strong urge to bring Linda Ronstadt and the music that is her legacy to the future generations, embracing and reinvigorating Linda’s rich musical history and the architecture she has left on the music industry.

Start Date:
01/03/2019 View more details

Cooking on Country: Food Adventure - March

Be immersed in culture and refine your culinary techniques with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s brand new Cooking On Country: Food Adventure. Exploring multiple recipes, participants will get to taste and try foods everyday foods made with traditional Indigenous ingredients. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a one day course.

Start Date:
02/03/2019 View more details

Planting for Wildlife - March

Ever been camping and woken to the dawn chorus? Kookaburras laughing, magpies singing, kangaroos hopping and lizards lounging in the sun. You with your hot beverage in hand, soaking up the atmosphere wondering how you can recreate and incorporate this beautiful landscape in your own backyard? Come along to their 1 day program to help achieve these results, led by their skilled and knowledgeable horticulturist. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a one day course.

Start Date:
03/03/2019 View more details

BeachCare Activity Day - Currumbin

Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. 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 the 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:
09/03/2019 View more details

Millencolin Supported by Goldfinger

Punk rockers of Australia unite. Millencolin fans are always waging wars, pitting so many of their brilliant records against each other to see which comes out the victor. It’s a war that never will be won considering they are always shaking up their modus operandi and playing outside their comfort zone. The one consolation fans can take when the band tour here in March 2019 is that Millencolin will be playing an arsenal of hits from across their massive catalogue and also some new tracks from their forthcoming album ‘SOS’ out February 15 on Epitaph. Punk Rockers unite…this killer double bill of Millencolin and Goldfinger will see twisted flesh, flailing limbs and a sea of swarming bodies across Australia next March!

Start Date:
10/03/2019 View more details

Bleach* Festival

Bleach* Festival is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival 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. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world-famous natural landscape as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival aims to deliver incredible arts and cultural experiences that challenge expectations, change perceptions and provide a unique and authentic sense of place, inspiring both locals and visitors alike. Bleach* Festival has attracted more than 470,000 people since its inaugural year in 2012. The program features work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus and major public events.

Start Date:
17/04/2019 View more details

BeachCare Activity Day - Rainbow Bay

Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. 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 the 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:
27/04/2019 View more details

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 2019 - World Series Swims

Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic is a rare opportunity to swim a course with some of Australia’s most revered surf breaks as your backdrop – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. In 2019, the Cooly Classic celebrates its 10th birthday with the introduction of a new five kilometre marathon distance course. If you’re a seasoned ocean swimmer, the Cooly 5.0 is a great new opportunity to test yourself beyond the typical open water distances Events: Junior Giants 1000 metres, one kilometre, two kilometres, three kilometres, five kilometres.

Start Date:
28/04/2019 View more details

Mark Wilkinson | Live at Soundlounge

Singer-songwriter, Americana, Indie Folk, Acoustic – these are all labels that could aptly apply to Mark Wilkinson, but ultimately he lends his voice to the human condition. Those moments in life that bear memory, those questions that drive us all. So universal they aren’t bound by time or place, but so few can ever put into words. With three full length albums under his belt already, 2019 sees Wilkinson return to the live stage in support of his fourth record, "Blue Eyed Girls". Set for release in March 2019, this new collection of songs comes hot on the tail of "Wasted Hours" which hit number one on the Australian independent album charts in early 2018. The 'Blue Eyed Girls' tour will encompass a lengthy 20 plus date run across Australia throughout March, April and May before heading to North America and Europe. Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album along with fan favourites from his ever growing catalogue.

Start Date:
10/05/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Mammals and Birds

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. The Mammals and Birds studies series focuses specifically on these two animals across the 5 weeks, meeting a different animal each week. Lessons are loosely linked to the curriculum due to the range of ages present in one group. Covering life cycles, living things, body features, enrichment methods and much more, participants have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their feathered and furry friends. 5 week course 6-9 years old: 13th May 2019 – 10th June 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm 10-13 years old: 14th May 2019 – 11th June 2019, Tuesday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm

Start Date:
13/05/2019 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s, 60s and 70s bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta 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, check out thousands of classic cars, see as many amazing artists as possible, dance every night away and have as much fun as you can possibly squeeze into your stay.

Start Date:
05/06/2019 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:
08/06/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Scrub Up! Vet Nursing for School Students

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. In this multi-week study series, students will get a glimpse into what it’s like to work in a Veterinary Hospital, the duties of Vet Nurses, how triage is completed and what they do to care for sick and injured wildlife. Education Officers will endeavour to get participants outside and doing activities wherever possible. For more about their other Wildlife Studies series programs visit their website. 8 week course 10-13 years: 16th July 2019 – 3rd September 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm

Start Date:
16/07/2019 View more details

Aussie Wildlife Course - July/August/September

The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This is an eight week course run one evening per week.

Start Date:
24/07/2019 View more details

Australian Mammals: Our Backyard Buddies - July

Looking at a multiple species, participants will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of our most beloved Australian natives and what to do if you find an injured animal while you get it to qualified medical help. This hands on and engaging course will leave you empowered with knowledge about our local animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
27/07/2019 View more details

Animal Training and Conditioning - August

Training helps keeps animals minds healthy and active. This course will help you learn the fundamentals of general animal training, operant training techniques and how to teach desired behaviours from animals in your care. Every animal and species is different in their training needs, which will be explored in this course. Leave with skills to try with your own pets and animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
03/08/2019 View more details

Beach Rugby Australia Festival 2019 at Kirra Beach

Beach Rugby Australia is presenting a spectacular, fast paced and exciting game based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football. It’s the game you know, but not as you know it! Men and women play with “five” players a side with up to five substitute players per team, each half takes just five minutes and everything you have. The beach arena of play is 30 metres in length and 25 metres in width. Straightforward and easy-to-understand this contact sport is a huge hit for spectators and players alike. Taking off around the world in places like Rio, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France and even England, now Australia to get on board for its second year and where better place to host Australia’s annual international Beach Rugby tournament than on Kirra Beach - beautiful Gold Coast, known for its spectacular beaches, picture perfect natural surrounds and some of the best visitor experiences in the world.

Start Date:
06/09/2019 View more details

Cooking on Country: Food Adventure - September

Be immersed in culture and refine your culinary techniques with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s brand new Cooking On Country: Food Adventure. Exploring multiple recipes, participants will get to taste and try foods everyday foods made with traditional Indigenous ingredients. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a one day course.

Start Date:
07/09/2019 View more details

Planting for Wildlife - September

Ever been camping and woken to the dawn chorus? Kookaburras laughing, magpies singing, kangaroos hopping and lizards lounging in the sun. You with your hot beverage in hand, soaking up the atmosphere wondering how you can recreate and incorporate this beautiful landscape in your own backyard? Come along to their 1 day program to help achieve these results, led by their skilled and knowledgeable horticulturist. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a one day course.

Start Date:
08/09/2019 View more details

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore works of art 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 get in touch with their inner artist and participate in artist master classes and children's workshops. 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:
13/09/2019 View more details

Coolangatta Gold 2019

The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture over 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar. The iconic event returns to the Gold Coast on October 12 and 13, 2019, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Take on the ultimate challenge with the 41.8-kilometre long course or the 21-kilometre short course that will see you ski, swim, board and run your way to the finish line. Enter as an individual, or as a team!

Start Date:
12/10/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Reptiles

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. The Reptiles studies series focuses specifically on reptiles across the 5 weeks. The students will be able to meet a different reptile each week. Lessons are loosely linked to the curriculum due to the range of ages present in one group. Covering life cycles, living things, body features, enrichment methods and much more, participants have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their scaly friends. 5 week course 6-9 years old: 17th October 2019 – 14th November 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm 10-13 years old: 18th October 2019 – 15th November 2019, Friday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm

Start Date:
17/10/2019 View more details

Weekend Condensed Aussie Wildlife Course

Love animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of the community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities for example vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This course is conducted intensively across one weekend. Morning Tea and Lunch is included in the price and provided on-site.

Start Date:
19/10/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper (Condensed course for 6-9 years)

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. In this course students can participate in this multi-week program that showcases the daily duties of Keepers, including what Keepers need to know and why, enclosure design, enrichment purposes and animal behaviour and conditioning. For more about their other Wildlife Studies series programs visit their website. Condensed course 6-9 years: 3rd and 4th December 2019 – 10am to 2pm 10-13 years: 5th and 6th December 2019 – 9am to 3pm 8 week course 6-9 years: 4th February 2019 – 25th March 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm 10-13 years: 7th February 2019 – 28th March 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Start Date:
03/12/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper (Condensed course 10-13 years)

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. In this course students can participate in this multi-week program that showcases the daily duties of Keepers, including what Keepers need to know and why, enclosure design, enrichment purposes and animal behaviour and conditioning. For more about their other Wildlife Studies series programs visit the website. Condensed course 6-9 years: 3 and 4 December 2019 – 10am to 2pm. 10-13 years: 5 and 6 December 2019 – 9am to 3pm. 8 week course 6-9 years: 4 February 2019 – 25 March 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm. 10-13 years: 7 February 2019 – 28 March 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm.

Start Date:
05/12/2019 View more details

Australian Mammals: Our Backyard Buddies - December

Looking at a multiple species, participants will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of our most beloved Australian natives and what to do if you find an injured animal while you get it to qualified medical help. This hands on and engaging course will leave you empowered with knowledge about our local animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
07/12/2019 View more details