THIS spring, the Gold Coast is set to host an array of sporting and cultural events and locals are encouraged to be a part of it.
Mayor Tom Tate launched the city’s spring events calendar today and said $3.2 million had been invested into local events and festivals for the 2014-15 financial year.
“The Gold Coast’s reputation as a vibrant events city is growing rapidly and the smorgasbord of events on offer this spring is a testament to this,” he said.
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Cr Tate said events were a crucial facet of the city’s economy, bringing thousands of visitors to the city who generated millions of dollars for local businesses and services.
“By supporting a local event, you’re helping to support the local economy. You’re also bolstering the Gold Coast’s reputation as an events capital.”
The spring events season kicks off with Bring on Spring at the Broadwater Parklands, followed by the Gold Coast Multicultural Festival, Swell sculpture festival and the Gold Coast Folk Music Festival.
Over the next three months, some of the highlights include:
• Celebrate Gold Coast, Coolangatta
• Pet and Animal Expo, Varsity Lakes
• Gold Coast Rugby Sevens, Robina
• Opera in the Park, Broadbeach
• Gold Coast Cycle Fest, Carrara
• Castrol GC600, Surfers Paradise
• Coolangatta Gold, Coolangatta
• Pan Pacific Masters Games (city-wide)
• Bonjour French Festival, Evandale
“The best thing about the spring calendar is that there’s truly something on offer for all tastes, all abilities and all ages,” said Cr Tate.
“I encourage residents to spread the word to their family and friends – especially those living interstate – to pay a visit to the Gold Coast to experience one of these events.”
More information on all the Gold Coast spring events can be found at www.moregoldcoast.com.au