Must-See Summer Events on the Gold Coast

Experience the magic of summer as we unveil a lineup of events on the Gold Coast that are simply unmissable. From mesmerizing festivals to thrilling entertainment, the region is set to come alive with the vibrancy of the season. Mark your calendars as we guide you through the must-attend happenings that will make this summer on the Gold Coast truly extraordinary.


Big Bash Cricket on January 10


Witness the thrilling Big Bash Cricket action on Wednesday, January 10 at The Gabba, Brisbane. That day, the Brisbane Heat faces off against the Perth Scorchers. Moreover, don’t miss this dynamic cricket experience.


Pho3nix Qld Triathlon Series on January 14


Catch the excitement of Australia’s largest triathlon series, the Pho3nix Queensland Triathlon Series, on January 14 at Robina. With a diverse range of participants, from long Olympic-length triathlons to kids’ triathlons, this event showcases the skill and dedication of athletes of all ages and abilities.


Magic Millions on January 15


Dress up and join the glamour at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 13 for the internationally recognized Magic Millions race day. With massive prize money at stake, enjoy the festivities, high fashion, and thrilling races featuring $3 million prizes. It’s a day filled with excitement, luxury, and entertainment.


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Promiseland Festival on January 22


Dance to hip-hop and reggae beats at the scenic Doug Jennings Park during the PromiseLand Festival this year. Wait for the exciting lineup by keeping up to date with their social media channels. Enjoy the music and the beach views and indulge in the food truck offerings when you get to join the event.


Usher Cup from January 18 to 21


Participate in the Usher Cup on the Gold Coast from January 18th to 21, where Club President Jay Phillips and the Snapper Rocks Surf Riders Club will once again host the event at the iconic Snapper Rocks for the World Club Challenge.


Summer Of Surf from February 23 to 25


Another summer event to witness on the Gold Coast is the Summer Of Surf. Experience the thrill of surf racing at the Shaw & Partners Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic at Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club from February 23 to 25. Round Three of the Summer Of Surf championships features some of the world’s finest athletes. They’ll be competing for points and celebrating the career of local Ironman hero Shannon Eckstein.


Bowlzilla from February 21 to 24


Discover the best of skateboarding at the Bowlzilla festival from February 21 at Elanora and Tugun skate parks. As one of Australia’s largest skateboard festivals, Bowlzilla showcases top skaters and offers the biggest prizemoney. Moreover, enjoy everything from food and music to arts, and don’t miss the free clinics for female skaters at Tugun Skate Park.


Movies Under the Stars Throughout Summer


Enjoy free and family-friendly movie nights under the stars with The City Of Gold Coast Movies Under The Stars. This event will be running at various outdoor venues across the Gold Coast throughout summer. The screenings include popular films like The Croods: A New Age, Abominable, and How To Train Your Dragon.


Experience Sports, Music, and Fun in These Summer Events on the Gold Coast!


As the Gold Coast gears up for a summer filled with a diverse range of sports, music, and cultural events, residents and visitors alike have many exciting experiences to anticipate. From thrilling cricket matches and sailing regattas to lively music festivals and family-friendly movie nights, the Gold Coast promises a summer of entertainment, fun, and memorable moments for everyone to enjoy.


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