If you’re heading for the Gold Coast over the holidays, check out this list of events all happening in the ever-popular Surfers Paradise. Welcome in 2019 with some exciting local New Year’s Eve events. From art to sports, street performers to world-class fireworks displays, you’re guaranteed to have a blast and enjoy your Gold Coast holiday. Don’t miss these Surfers Paradise events 2019.
New Year’s Eve Carnival 2018
Start the new year with a bang! Head over to Surfers Paradise beach and have an awesome New Year’s Eve. There will be family-friendly week-long festivities culminating in a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display, with an earlier session for the younger spectators, and a midnight session for the grown ups!
The annual Surfers Paradise Carnival has become iconic over the years, and visitors and locals alike make their way to the sandy shores to take in every minute of the entertainment. Fun rides for the kids, activities, and daily attractions from 3-9pm that is a treat for the whole family.
Surfers Paradise is the place to be this New Year. It’s a spectators delight to witness 30,000 fireworks effects light up the sky over the ocean from an offshore barge at both 8pm and midnight. Bring your friends and family along and celebrate the coming of a new year in a big way.
Carnival: 27 Dec - 01 Jan, 3-9pm, Surfers Paradise Esplanade
New Year’s Eve Fireworks: 8pm and midnight, Surfers Paradise beach
Enjoy the New Year’s Eve Carnival 2018 from 27 December to 1 January at Surfers Paradise Beach. This is a free event.
The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw
Head over to the beach on Race Day as Surfers Paradise welcomes The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw from 6am on Tuesday 8 January. All eyes are on the thoroughbreds with champion jockeys galloping at full speed down the golden sands of Surfers Paradise. Be there at 8:30am and enjoy the racing action.
Every runner will arrive in style before they choose the barrier from which their horse will start on Race Day, Saturday 12th January. The barrier draw for the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas will be drawn shortly afterwards at approximately 9:45am.
Don’t miss The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw on 8 January 2019 at Surfers Paradise Foreshore.
The world’s most elite lifesavers head over to Surfers Paradise Beach for Round Five of the Ocean6 Series. Lifesavers compete in a range of events that include paddle boarding, surf swimming, ocean6 ski and beach sprint events to declare the Round Five champion.
The weekend culminates in the Ocean6 Finals package which features the Nutri-Grain IronMan & IronWoman Series, First National Real Estate Board Series, Jolyn Female Surf Swim and the Kennards Hire Male Swim Series. The event is free.
Don’t miss this exciting event. Oceans 6 will be at Surfers Paradise Beach from February 1 – 2.
Sand Safari Arts Festival
Sand Safari Arts Festival is a popular event. Surfers Paradise transforms into a gallery of sand sculptures. From giant tentacles to mermaids, artists sculpt the sand into fantastical life-sized sand sculptures.
The festival highlights the importance of friendship. Visitors are invited to interact with sculptors and create ‘Treasures of the Sea’.
Sand Safari features wonderful works of art that connect people. Visitors get to admire the sand sculptures, talk to the sculptors, and pose with the sculptures. Enjoy Sand Safari Arts Festival from February 8 – 24 in Surfers Paradise.
Australian Street Entertainment Carnival
From Friday 19th - Monday 22nd April 2019, the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival returns to Surfers Paradise. Performers will compete across Surfers Paradise to get the crowd’s attention.
Some of Australia’s most talented buskers will bust a move and grab the audience’s attention. There will be sword swallowing, juggling knives, BMX stunts and many more. See the most amazing performers show off what they can do. They will entertain and amaze the crowd with their stunts, skills and showmanship.
Some hopeful buskers will battle over four days to complete for the title of 2019 Australian Street Entertainment Champion. They will have to impress a panel of judges. They have to show their creativity and originality and basically wow the judges. The performer who stands out the most and captivates the festival goers will win the cash prize, bragging rights and the title.
See some of the most talented professional street entertainers reinvent and integrate snippets of their acts at the end of each day in the Marquee pitch on Surfers Paradise Beach. Entry is free, but donation in the hat is much appreciated.
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Treat yourself to some shopping and fine dining. Visit the trendy Tedder Avenue, treat yourself at Marina Mirage, or combine local eateries with fantastic shopping at The Oasis, Australia Fair, or the newly upgraded Pacific Fair. Buy gifts, food and keepsakes for your family. Go on a culinary adventure and savour the various cuisines available.
The Gold Coast is well-known for its theme parks, and we don’t do things by half! Explore the range of Gold Coast theme parks with your family. From Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and all the native wildlife, to making a splash at Wet N Wild, screaming until your lungs give out at Dreamworld, or meeting your favourite Warner Bros characters at Movie World. There’s no shortage of memories to be made on your stay at Beachfront Viscount.