As families flock to the beautiful Gold Coast for summer holiday fun, more exciting events are added to the list of things to do. From dancing the night away and movies under the stars to nature trails and great food and wine, there’s plenty happening in the City of the Gold Coast.
Brazouka is a spectacular dance story, born on the streets of Brazil. Performed by Brazil’s most thrilling new dance troupe, Brazouka is the personal story of Braz Dos Santos’ struggle to become the world’s best freestyle Lambazouk dancer.
When: 4 December – 18 JanuaryWhere: Jupiters Hotel & Casino
Movies in the Park
What better way to spend a balmy summer evening then by curling up under the stars for a great movie. An initiative of the City of Gold Coast, movies in January include: Rio 2, Frozen, Lego Movie, and Rise of the Guardians.
When: 3 – 31 JanuaryWhere: Various locations
2015 Jeep Magic Millions Yearling Sales
Australia’s number one Summer Racing Carnival is the leading source of Champions and high class performers. Over 25 sales are held each carnival, including yearlings, breeding stock, and ready to run sales. The event closes with the Magic Millions Race Day, which offers an impressive $4.7 million in prize money, making it the world’s richest sales-based incentive raceday.
When: 6 – 10 JanuaryWhere: Gold Coast Turf Club
Chuparosa – Summer Tour
The ever expanding conglomerate of reggae, groove, dub, ska, dubstep, and upbeat funk is celebrating the release of their second EP by offering a free summer show at the Coolangatta Hotel. As the happiest crew in Australian music, it looks set to be a fun night!
When: 8 JanuaryWhere: Coolangatta Hotel
6th International SURF n’ Ink Tattoo Festival
Whether you want a new tattoo or simply want to see some incredible art, the Surf n’ Ink Festival is the place to be. Featuring renowned international and national tattooing artists, bands, DJ’s circus acts, street artists and competitions, there’s lots of fun to be had.
When: 9 – 11 JanuaryWhere: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Summer Series
Get creative over summer and take part in a range of free activities at The Arts Centre. Learn to dance, unleash your inner artist or try your hand at some circus acrobatics.
When: 12 – 23 JanuaryWhere: The Arts Centre
Curtis Falls Walk
Enjoy the majestic rainforest and wet eucalypts as you take a ranger-guided tour of the Joalah section, finishing at the spectacular Curtis Falls.
When: 15 JanuaryWhere: Joalah Section, Tamborine National Park
Free Community Talk on Depression, Sadness, Grief and Loss
In tough times, the world can often seem overwhelming. Loss, be it the loss of a loved one, job or relationship, can feel all too encompassing. This talk aims to equip participants with the right tools for handling their sadness.
When: 15 JanuaryWhere: Nerang Library
FMX & Monster Truck Spectacular
The biggest indoor monster truck spectacular is hitting the Gold Coast, this event includes extreme Monster Slam Freestyle Trucks, FMX Motorcross stunts, BMX death-defying airborne flips, fireworks, a laser light show, and a battle between Australia’s most famous monster trucks, Outback Thunder and Scooby Doo.
When: 17 JanuaryWhere: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Kazoos What’s Up Croc? A Musical Adventure
A fast-paced comedy, music and dance show that every kid will love, The Kazoos What’s Up Croc? will follow the antics of Professor Silly and friend Tulip.
When: 20 – 21 JanuaryWhere: The Arts Centre
Laugh Your Pants Off
Start the Australia Day long weekend with a laugh, with acts such as Judith Lucy, Lawrence Mooney and Troy Kinne hitting the Casino stage.
When: 23 JanuaryWhere: Jupiters Hotel & Casino
Australia Day Race Day
With a jam-packed program of family fun activities, the Summer of Sounds music festival and live horse racing, thousands of people will flock to the Gold Coast Turf Club in a patriotic celebration.
When: 24 JanuaryWhere: Gold Coast Turf Club
Australia Day Celebrations
Celebrate all things Aussie with a family fun day full of food and entertainment. Dress in green and gold, wave the flag proudly and come join in the patriotic excitement.
When: 26 JanuaryWhere: Evandale Parklands and Lake
Gold Coast Health Harmony Soul
Over 100 exhibitors and leaders in health, wellbeing and spirituality will gather at the Gold Coast Convention Centre for three days of workshops, shopping, presentations and entertainment.
When: 30 January – 1 FebruaryWhere: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo
More than 150 exhibitors and food and wine experts will gather for the annual 3-day Food & Wine Expo. Check out your favourite chef as they cook up a storm on the Celebrity Main Stage, enjoy a delicious dinner or lunch, and taste, sample and learn the art of fine food and wine.
When: 30 January – 1 FebruaryWhere: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre