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Celebrate Gold Coast

Celebrate Gold Coast is a free event for the community to celebrate everything that is quintessentially Gold Coast - our culture, lifestyle, food and sense of fun.

Celebrate Gold Coast

Click to enlarge Mat Mchugh The Beautiful Girls Band


Hot Potato Band

Suitcase Rummage

You’re invited to kick start summer and celebrate our Gold Coast lifestyle at Celebrate Gold Coast. The theme of the 2016 event is to celebrate 'village life' on the Coast by highlighting the laid-back feel of one of the city's most unique islands – Chevron Island.

The Celebrate Gold Coast event schedule is now available.

To be held on Sunday 9 October from 10am to 4pm, this year’s event will have a vintage feel and a village atmosphere. Australian surf-roots-reggae music group, The Beautiful Girls will headline the event with support acts including Hot Potato Band and local groups, IVEY and City over Sand.

Other activities include a circus school, skateboard, BMX and ‘crafternoon’ (craft activities). Chevron’s food and beverage outlets will offer cheap eats and street food menus.

A Suitcase Rummage filled to the brim with handmade, vintage, second hand, recycled and up cycled wares will also take place on the day. For more information and to register a Suitcase Rummage market stall at the event, please visit

Thomas Drive will be closed in the centre of Chevron Island for the event. Traffic will be diverted around the outside roads.

Patrons can ride the G:link to Surfers Paradise station and cross the Chevron Island bridge.

Limited parking is available on Chevron Island.

Celebrate Gold Coast is proudly supported by 7 NEWS Gold Coast, Blank GC, Bendigo Bank, Gold Coast Waterways Authority and Chevron Island Traders Association.

Key details

Date: Sunday 9 October 2016
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Thomas Drive, Chevron Island
Cost: Free

Celebrate Gold Coast music line-up

Main stage
11am Jake Whittaker
12pm City over Sand
1pm Hot Potato Band
2pm The Beautiful Girls
3pm IVEY
Mawarra Street stage
10am Jake Fox
11am Julie Hayes
12pm James D’Khan
1pm The Elliotts
2pm Wayward Suns
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