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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 and popular events listing below. Alternatively, you can find an event near you by using our Events Calendar. You can also browse our City-run celebrations and awards, or check out our guide to all major events occurring in the city.

Festival 2018

Take the plunge into Festival 2018 Gold Coast - 12 action-packed days of culture to celebrate the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games from 4-15 April 2018. Experience music, theatre, circus, dance, ideas, visual arts and film – it's free and there's something for everyone.

Queen's Baton Relay

Join us in celebrating the Queen's Baton Relay as it travels through our city from 1-3 April 2018.

International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Award

City of Gold Coast is a proud recipient of an IFEA World Festival and Event City Award for 2017.

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

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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