2018 Gold Coast Show

2018 Gold Coast Show

FREE at the Broadwater Parklands and Owen Park

What you can expect…

The Broadwater Parklands and Owen Park Southport is the new home of the 2018 Gold Coast Show on August 31 to September 2 2018, and for the first time ever it will be completely FREE to attend.

Celebrating its 112th year, this landmark Gold Coast event will be reimagined at the spectacular Broadwater Parklands, becoming the very first agricultural show of its kind to be held beside the water.

The Broadwater Parklands will come alive from the Southport Aquatic Centre through to the Sundale Bridge including a spectacular side-show alley, woodchopping, baby animal farms, arts and crafts, camel rides on the beach, live music, traditional show food, incredible roving entertainment, unicorn rides, mermaid appearances, fireworks and the gigantic Showbag Pavilion.

The Show footprint will also consist of a satellite location at nearby Owen Park and the Southport Pony Club, that will bring back a full Equestrian Program, the cattle and the not-to-be missed Dog Show.

In a festival first, the Gold Coast Show will take also over Southport with a nightly feast for the senses called LUMINOCITY, set to transform the Broadwater and dSouthport CBD hub by night with spectacular light installations, a laser and holographic show and fireworks.

The Show’s connection to the community has never been stronger, delivering a host of local talent, expertise and support and packs a serious punch of cultural, artistic and traditional show elements.

Here is a snapshot of what you can expect.


Friday August 31 (Gold Coast Show Day Public Holiday)             9am to 9pm

Saturday September 1                                                                             9am to 9pm

Sunday September 2 (Father’s Day)                                                   9am to 9pm



Held on the spectacular Broadwater and Owen Park Southport.

Broadwater Parklands will be home to;

Side Show Alley

Show Bag Pavilion


Arts and Craft Pavilion

Camel Rides

Entertainment Stages

Unicorn and Pony Rides

Roving entertainment

Mermaid appearances

Jet Pack Adventure Show

Jet Ski and Jet Pack Rides

Baby Animal Farm

Enchanted Fairies


Australia Fair Shopping Centre (Level 1) will host;

Cookery and Cake displays

Owen Park Southport will feature

Full Equestrian program

Cattle competition

Dog Show


31 August 2018 - 02 September 2018



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