There are many family-friendly, free and low-cost events taking place across the Gold Coast every week.
Browse the list below to find an event that interests you, or search for events by entering a keyword, category, region or date.
A list of major events held on the Gold Coast is available on our Major events page.
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Journeys to Sugaropolis is an historical exhibition that looks at the Australian South Sea Islander contribution to the development of the Gold Coast and adjacent parts of Logan and the Tweed.
20 Aug 2013 - 20 Feb 2014
Help your business become more online savvy with fully funded workshops. Topics include website development, search engine optimisation and cloud computing. Register today for free.
04 Nov 2013 - 19 Mar 2014
Wayne Donnelly can get you to do things you’ve never done before and with his comedy hypnosis show you will laugh yourself silly.
18 Nov 2013 - 12 Dec 2013
Tugun Village Lights up Celebration
30 Nov 2013 - 31 Dec 2013
A delicious serving of local talent will entertain you in this wonderful celebration of Christmas cheer.
09 Dec 2013 - 09 Dec 2013
This event will be the perfect occasion to seek general feedback, query specifics, and understand the reasoning behind the decisions made to date, straight from the decision makers for Southport.
09 Dec 2013 - 09 Dec 2013
The Miniature Train Club - Gold Coast Inc will host a model Railway Display. Fun for all the family.
12 Dec 2013 - 15 Dec 2013
See Cavill Mall light up this Christmas, as the weather warms up for a great Australian Christmas on the Gold Coast.
13 Dec 2013 - 24 Dec 2013
Bring your family and friends to The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove and enjoy a program of free family events this festive season.
13 Dec 2013 - 15 Dec 2013
Come along to City of Gold Coast's free Sustainable Gardening Workshops where you can learn all about composting, worm farming and using a bokashi bin.
14 Dec 2013 - 14 Dec 2013