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Celebrate GC

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

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Celebrate GC

Celebrate GC 2018

Celebrate GC is over for another year. Details about the 2019 event will be announced in due course.

In 2018 there was fun for the whole family with live tunes all afternoon, arts and crafts, skateboarding, roller derby demos, a silent disco and local street food.

The music program included folk inspired pop Queensland duo, Busby Marou, supported by Caravana Sun and a host of local and interstate artists including Katie Who, Tully John and Liza-Jane, ELSKA, Karuah, Izzy Day and Old Man Friday Music.

Check out the images below from the 2018 event:

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Proudly supported by:

Sponsor - 7 Gold Coast News
Celebrate GC sponsor logo Sea 90.9
Celebrate GC sponsor logo Blank Gold Coast
Celebrate GC sponsor logo Castle Cubby
Celebrate GC sponsor logo Design Collective
Celebrate GC sponsor logo HOTA - Home of the arts

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  • Is the event free?


  • Are there free activities?

    Yes. There will be two stages with live music, a silent disco, Castle and Cubby play village, HOTA ArtLab, roller derby demos and a skateboard school. 

  • How do I get there?

    Celebrate GC is a street party held along Thomas Drive and Mawarra Street, Chevron Island. Catch the G:link to Cypress Avenue Surfers Paradise station and cross the Chevron Island bridge, or make your journey active and walk, ride, scoot or skate to the event.

    Limited parking will be available in surrounding streets on Chevron Island. Translink will continue to operate buses servicing Thomas Drive with two temporary bus stops.

    For information on these changes to bus routes servicing Chevron Island on Sunday 7 October 2018 visit the Translink website.

  • Can I bring alcohol?


  • Can I bring my pet?

    For the wellbeing of all attending the event, we recommend pets are left at home.

  • What if it rains?

    If the event is cancelled due to wet weather or for any other reason, we will update the Facebook event page

  • What time is the event?

    11am to 4pm.

  • What time is Busby Marou playing?

    3pm to 4pm on the main stage.

  • What food will be available?

    Celebrate GC is proud to present Tastes of Chevron. Sample some of the Island’s best restaurants who will be offering both dine in and takeaway street food at the event, including: 

    • Arlo's Pizzeria
    • Bangkok Thai on Chevron
    • Espresso Bonsai
    • Boom Boom Burgers
    • Café Alfons
    • Chevron Island Seafoods
    • Chevron Social
    • Chevron Tavern
    • Lil Mynt Café
    • Obsessions on Chevron
    • Ravens Lounge Bar & Dining
    • The Lean Chef Kitchn
    • The Noodle House
    • Wagyu-Ya on Chevron
  • Can I bring my own food?


  • Can I still get across Chevron Island?

    Yes. Traffic is being diverted around Chevron Island via both Anembo Street and Stanhill Drive. Directional signage will be in place.