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Events calendar

There are many family-friendly, free and low-cost events taking place across the Gold Coast every week. Browse our calendar to find an event that interests you.

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Event assistance

Thinking of hosting an event on the Gold Coast? We provide a one-stop shop for event organisers with logistics, approvals and planning support, and in some cases, financial assistance.

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Host an event on the Gold Coast

Event organisers must complete a brief application for events being delivered on public land.

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Gold Coast events

Find an event

Check out our featured events below, and use our Events Calendar to find events or things to do near you. You can also browse our City-run celebrations and awards, or check out our guide to all major Gold Coast events.

International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Award

City of Gold Coast is a proud recipient of an IFEA World Festival and Event City Award for 2018.

The Gold Coast has again claimed the title of one of the world's top event destinations for the second year running, cementing the city's reputation as a global event destination.

The award submission was a joint initiative between City of Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast and Tourism Events Queensland.

The Award recognises "the best in community leadership and festival and event partnerships around the world"; granted to cities that openly encourage, support and recognise positive local environments for festivals and events.

Check out the Highlights reel of just some of the City's top events over the past twelve months.

Suppliers for City events

Add your details to our database and supply goods or services to the City Events Unit. Please remember to select the 'Events' category on our form.

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