The Gold Coast’s events calendar heats up in summer, with a stack of sizzling events to enjoy right across the city.
If you’re keen to make the most of the warmer weather, we’ve got you covered with some of the best events happening on the Gold Coast this summer.
Here are 12 events worth checking out before summer ends:
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The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday returns in 2021 with a showcase of heart-pumping action and entertainment both on and off the track. There’s seven days of horse sales and events, leading up to the glitzy The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 16.
Find out more here: mygc.com.au/2021-the-star-gold-coast-magic-millions-carnival/
Enjoy everything you love about summer in one sweet weekend with Scoop! taking over HOTA from 15-17 January. This amazing circus and ice-cream festival will feature some incredible circus and pop-up performances on and around the lake, as well as an Ice Cream Alley with loads of specialty ice-creams and sweet treats that will make your mouth water.
Find out more here: hota.com.au/scoop/
DC SUPER HEROES AND SUPER VILLAINS
The most heroic event of the year has returned to Warner Bros. Movie World – DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains! Enjoy a line-up of entertainment, limited time only street shows, and meet some of your favourite Super Heroes and Super Villains of the DC Universe until January 16.
Find out more here: movieworld.com.au/dc-super-heroes-and-super-villains
THE BEATLES 50 YEARS ON
Relive all the Beatles Greatest Classic hits in one sensational two hour concert experience at The Star Gold Coast on January 23. Presented by the world’s Premier ‘Beatles’ band, The Sensational Beatle Boys, audiences will be transported back to those incredible days when the Beatles dominated the music charts.
Find out more here: star.com.au/goldcoast/entertainment/live-concerts/the-beatles-50-years-on
BURLEIGH SWIM RUN
The iconic Slater + Gordon Burleigh Swim Run Australia Day Challenge returns on January 26, with entry open to everybody from kids as young as 5 years old to adults 60-plus. There will be three events on offer in 2021, with funds to be donated to SLDO ‘Save Lives Donate Organs’.
Find out more here: burleighswimrun.com.au/
Wander the pop-up Museum of Love and Disappointments at QT Hotel from February 1-21. With a collection of heartbreak and love that’ll give you all the feels, you will want to come prepared with waterproof mascara. There’ll be stories to warm your heart, trigger a giggle and tug at your heart strings.
Find out more here: qthotels.com/gold-coast/offers/eat-drink/heartbreak-hotel-exhibition/
FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY
Join your six favourite friends at their favourite café for a night of unstoppable laughs at The Star Gold Coast on February 11. Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates the misadventures of our favourite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.
Find out more here: star.com.au/goldcoast/friends-musical-parody
YOT CLUB SUNDAY SUNSET SESSIONS
Celebrate Sunday afternoons out on the water this summer with a Sunday Sunset Session on the YOT Club. Enjoy superb beats from local headline DJs as your cruise into a magical sunset on the calm sheltered waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater.
Find our more here: yotclub.com.au/whats-on/
SUPERCELL: FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Bursting with powerful performances, inspiring workshops and thought-provoking conversations, Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance makes a return to HOTA from February 16-25. The 2021 festival celebrates artists and their creative processes and sees the launch of the brand-new ‘The Makers Program’.
Find out more here: supercelldancefestival.com/homepage
CARNIVALE AT SEA WORLD
A not to be missed festival of culture and colour, Sea World Carnivale returns January 29 – February 27. Mexico, Rio, Africa and New Orleans will come to life, with live beats, street eats and magical performances that are sure to amaze.
Find out more here: seaworldcarnivale.com.au/
CRAFTALIVE GOLD COAST
Australia’s longest running craft event series, CraftAlive, is coming to the Gold Coast Turf Club Event Centre from February 19-21. Learn from leading craft experts at interactive classes and check out the latest craft supplies, kits and equipment.
Find out more here: craftalive.com.au/locations/gold-coast/
QT POOLSIDE CABANAS
Spend a sun-drenched day reclining in one of QT Gold Coast’s luxurious VIP cabanas this summer. Deep dive into theatrical cocktails, delectable bites and bottle service served with a dash of Palm Springs style at The Spring, QT’s luxurious poolside precinct.
Find out more here: qthotels.com/gold-coast/offers/eat-drink/poolside-cabanas-comin-in-hot/