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Broadwater Parklands

The Gold Coast's world class Broadwater Parklands offers a range of diverse locations and facilities for hire, designed for everything from large events to small picnics.

Broadwater Parklands events

There is always something happening at the Broadwater Parklands. in addition to the events listed below, there are several Active & Healthy events for you to take part in on a weekly basis.

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The Broadwater Fair

Carnival rides, fairy floss, show bags and games galore! Be sure to check it out these school holidays.

  • Date: Friday 1 - Saturday 9 July
  • Time: 6pm - 10pm
  • Location: Southern Lawn
  • Cost: Various
  • Contact: 0412 729 073

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

The marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast's surf beaches and Broadwater and has a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world. It's ideal if you're striving for a personal best time. To register visit

  • Date: Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 July
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Entire Parklands
  • Contact: 07 5668 9888

DJ Party in the park with games

Be sure to bring the kids down to learn all the iconic dance moves and be prepared for plenty of fun games!

  • Date: Saturday 9 July
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Next to the Bouncy Pillow

Soul Pose

Get ready for a yoga experience like never before! This will be a yoga party for the people with colourful streamers, beautiful bubbles, and fresh beats. Whether you're a beginner to yoga or a seasoned guru, we've got you covered.

  • Date: Saturday 9 July
  • Time: 8am and 5pm sessions
  • Location: Fisherman's Lawn
  • Cost: $45
  • Contact:

Food Truck Feast

Food Truck Feast is on again at Broadwater Parklands with a fantastic selection of hearty winter warmers on offer! Come along, grab a bite and enjoy some great local entertainers while you sit back, relax and take in our beautiful Broadwater. This event will also highlight the Gold Coast's wonderful active and healthy lifestyle with heaps of fun activities including sports, fitness challenges, inflatables and nature play activities.

  • Date: Sunday 10 July
  • Time: 11am - 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Monster truck rides

Childs Vision is bringing their Captain Koala monster truck to the park as a fundraiser for the charity. Jump in the back, come for a ride and support this worthy cause. No bookings required, just turn up on the day.

  • Date: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Location: The Southern Lawn
  • Cost: $10
  • Contact: 07 5660 6205

Philippine Festival*

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and rich culture of the Philippines at the annual Philippine Festival. Enjoy the unique sights, tastes and internationally acclaimed male harmony trio, The Lions' Den.

  • Date: Sunday 17 July
  • Time: 9.30am - 5pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Contact: 0416 331 233

Salsa in the Park*

If you love salsa, bachata, cha cha cha or merengue, chances are you will love this free workshop. No partners or bookings required, just turn up on the day.

  • Date: Sunday 24 July
  • Time: 3pm – 6pm
  • Location: The Porch Stage
  • Contact: 0413 595 275

Pedal car rides*

Cruise around the Great Lawn on the coolest pedal cars around. With both kids and adults sizes, the whole family can share the fun.

  • Date: Saturday 30 July
  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Share, Talk and Read with City Libraries*

Come along with your little one and join us in reading and talking together. Share tips for developing language with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Open to parents and carers with children aged zero to five years.

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 9.30am - 11am
  • Location: Playground by the Rockpools

Stand up paddling for beginners

Learn the art of stand up paddling with this introductory beach instruction and water demonstration followed by free time to practise.

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 1pm - 4pm
  • Location: Meet in front of the Chapel
  • Contact: 0413 420 599
  • Cost: $10 - bookings required

Heart Foundation Walk*

Walking is a fun and cheap way to keep active and get fit. These walks are led by local residents in partnership with the Heart Foundation and City of Gold Coast.

  • Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: Tuesdays - 5.15pm
  • Thursdays - 6.30am and 5.15pm
  • Location: Meet outside the Cafe Rockpool
  • Contact: 0419 980 514


Active & Healthy Mums and Bubs

These classes are a great way to bounce back into shape and bond with your bub while getting your mind and body active and making friends with other new parents.

  • Date: Fridays
  • Time: 9.15am
  • Location: Meet outside the Cafe Rockpool
  • Contact: 07 5525 1110
  • Cost: $3

Tai Chi*

Improve your mind and body connection through control of breath and movement.

  • Date: Saturdays
  • Time: 8am
  • Location: Sculpture Walk / next to The Great Lawn
  • Contact: 0468 485 097

*Free activity
Limited parking is available onsite, additional parking at Carey Park or catch the G:link.

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