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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.

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Celebrate Gold Coast

Celebrate Gold Coast is over for another year. Details about the 2018 event will be announced in due course.

The 2017 event

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Celebrate Gold Coast highlights what makes our city great!

Whether it is the Gold Coast's envious beach culture, or the green behind the gold, the event shines a light on what the city has to offer.

In 2017, the event turned its focus to the city's sporting achievements in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games. The day was hosted at the brand new Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre at Carrara and featured different interactive sporting events, an array of active and healthy activities, live entertainment, fitness demonstrations and plenty of features to wear the kids out.

The National Basketball league (NBL) also returned to the Gold Coast with an official game of the 2017-18 season, which saw the Brisbane Bullets defeat Melbourne United by two points, 87-85.

Check out the images below to see what the event had to offer:

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The 2017 event was proudly supported by:

Sponsor - 7 Gold Coast News
Sponsor - Brisbane Bullets
Sponsor - National Basketball League
Sponsor - 92.5 Gold FM
Sponsor - Von Bibra Auto Village

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  • Is the event free?

    All activities from 11am to 4pm are free. The NBL game is ticketed and tickets can be purchased from Ticketek. Gold Coasters can use the code: BULLETSGC to receive a 25 per cent discount on silver and maroon ticketing.  

  • Which activities are free?

    All the interactive sporting events, Active & Healthy activities, fitness classes and live entertainment are free.  

  • What should I wear?

    As the event is sport focussed, wear something comfortable and casual that’s easy to move around in.

  • What does the NBL game entail?

    The Brisbane Bullets will take on Melbourne United with tip-off time at 4.30pm. Attendees are able to experience the newly developed Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre world-class competition facilities that have been designed in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Tickets for the game are available from Ticketek.  

  • Why the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre?

    The Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre offers attendees an insight into the newly developed Commonwealth Games facility. It is set to provide world-class competition and training facilities capable of hosting international sporting events like the badminton, weightlifting and wrestling competitions during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.  

  • Is there parking?

    Parking will not be available for the general public at the venue (Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre). Only permit holders will be able to park at Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre upon displaying their permit.

    Free general public parking is available across the road from the venue at Alabaster Drive. Pedestrians can then cross the road to the venue.

    Alternative public parking, also free, is available on Birmingham Road at Emmanuel College. Pedestrians can reach the venue in approximately 10 to 15 minutes. 

  • What public transport will get me there?

    Buses travel to and from the venue – check out to plan your journey.  

  • Can I bring alcohol?


  • Can I refill my water bottle for free?

    Yes you can – look out for the water truck and bring your own water bottle to refill for free all day. 

  • Can I bring my pet?

    We don’t encourage pet attendance at our events. 

  • 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 with basketball tipping off at 4.30pm.