Epic cultural events to check out on the Gold Coast today!

While there is plenty of sporting action to enjoy at the Games, there is also a stack of cultural events for locals and tourists to enjoy.

Both Festival 2018 and Bleach* Festival have an epic lineup of performances and installations to check out, plus many venues around the city are also offering free entertainment for the public to enjoy as well.

Here are some fun events we think you should head along to today:


The Lost Lending Library
What: Venture inside a travelling museum of curiosities. Young imaginations are needed to write new stories for the permanent collection. This 45-minute experience is recommended for ages 5-12 years.
When: Everyday of the Games, from 9am to 5pm
Where: Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
Cost: Free
More Info: gc2018.com/event/lost-lending-library-punchdrunk-uk

Sparkle in the Sand
What: Celebrate the worldwide LGBTQI community with an evening of song, dance, laughter and delight with performers, athletes and speakers from across the Commonwealth. Hosted by International Drag Sensation Courtney Act with special guests including Marcia Hines, Beccy Cole, Luke Antony, DJ Kitty Glitter, Matthew Mitcham and more.
When: Monday 9 April at 7pm-11pm.
Where: Main Stage, Surfer Paradise Esplanade
Cost: Free
More Info: gc2018.com/event/sparkle-sand

Interactive Sports Games at Pacific Fair
What: Test your skills at the Virtual Rugby Kick, flex your Volleyball skills at the Beach Volleyball reaction wall and test your stamina and strategy against the road cycling course.
When: Everyday of the Games
Where: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Cost: Free
More Info: pacificfair.com.au/

By The Beach
What: See some of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians perform live. Hear laid back coastal tunes, belting ballads and party anthems.
When: Monday 9 April to Sunday 15 April
Where: Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
Cost: Free
More Info: bleachfestival.com.au/events/by-the-beach/

Fun & Games at The Star
What: Get into the spirit of the Games at The Star’s Celebration Lawn. Enjoy live music, DJ sets, a pop-up food stall showcasing flavours of the commonwealth and giant outdoor screens so you don’t miss a minute of the Games action.
When: Everyday of the Games
Where: Garden Kitchen & Bar lawn
Cost: Free
More Info: star.com.au/goldcoast/