From family-friendly movies in the park to outback adventure and sporting events, cultural celebrations and music tribute shows, there’s plenty to do on the Gold Coast this February. Here’s our pick of some of the best events to hit the vibrant city.
Movies in the Park
From Nerang to Burleigh, and Palm Beach to Ormeau, the City of Gold Coast presents free outdoor movie nights throughout summer, with February seeing four great family movies hit the outdoor screen.
7 February: Kingsmore Park, Reedy Creek
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 214 February: Paradise Point Parklands, Paradise Point
Ghostbusters21 February: Lawrence Hinde Park, Worongary
Mr Peabody and Sherman28 February: Central Park, Pacific Pines
How to Train Your Dragon 2When: FebruaryWhere: As listed above
LGBTI Over 50’s Expo and Gathering
The LGBTI Over 50’s Expo and Gathering is the first event of it’s kind, catering especially for older members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, and intersex community. The day’s activities include live entertainment from performers such as Diddly Squat, practical workshops, free health checks, competitions, a screening of Gen Silent, and the Amazing Ageing Race.
When: 8 FebruaryWhere: Southport Community Centre
RACV Ladies Masters
One of Australia’s best known professional golf tournaments, the RACV Ladies Masters showcases the greatest in women’s golf. It will be played at the picturesque and newly renovated RACV Royal Pines Resort. The course has nine new holes to play, and Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne Woods has announced she will be defending her 2014 title.
When: 12 – 15 FebruaryWhere: RACV Royal Pines Resort
Sand Safari – Australian Sand Sculpting Championships
Be amazed as the Surfer’s Paradise Foreshore is transformed into an enchanted wonderland of Sand Safari’s Disney themed sand sculptures. Each competitor must express in sand what magical friendships mean to them, competing for the title of this year’s champion.
When: 13 February – 1 MarchWhere: Surfers Paradise
CCS Insurance Solutions Valentine’s Day Race
Enjoy a day at the races with your Valentine and treat them to one of four dining options. Eat in the Skyline Restaurant and enjoy a 4-course table d’hote menu or 5-course set menu, enjoy 3-courses in the Gallery Restaurant, or pre-order a platter packed with antipasto, prawns and oysters. All packages include entry to the racecourse for the Valentine’s Day Race at the Gold Coast Turf Club.
When: 14 FebruaryWhere: Gold Coast Turf Club
Chinese New Year Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
For a unique take on the traditional Chinese lantern, the skies above Gold Coast will celebrate the Chinese New Year with a display of daily hot air balloons. Celebrate the Year of the Sheep by floating over spectacular scenery, and finish with a champagne breakfast at the magnificent O’Reilly’s Vineyard.
When: 14 – 28 FebruaryWhere: Surfers Paradise
Cutback: Surfing Through Art
Explore the alternative aspects of the Australian surf culture with Cutback: Surfing Through Art. Delve through the stereotypes caused by 1950’s and 60’s films such as Blue Hawaii and bands such as The Beach Boys, or enjoy a free art activity with the kids. Themes will also explore depression in surfing and masculine identity issues.
When: Feb 14 – March 22Where: The Arts Centre, Gold Coast
2015 Gold Coast Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo
With more than 100 local and regional companies showcasing their latest caravans, camper trailers, 4WD’s, sporting goods and camping gear, the Gold Coast Adventure and Motoring Expo is the region’s largest event of its kind. View and compare products, seek tips from the experts, rub shoulders with TV personalities such as Scott Hillier and fishing guru Dave Moss, or take part in one of the fun competitions.
When: 20 – 22 FebruaryWhere: Gold Coast Turf Club
Chinese New Year Festival
The Chinese New Year Festival 2015 will be the first Gold Coast Chinatown event, marking the new lunar year in the Chinese calendar. Dedicated to showcasing the best of the Gold Coast’s street food traders, multicultural cuisine and entertainment, there will be plenty to see, do, and taste in Chinatown during February.
When: 21 FebruaryWhere: Chinatown, Gold Coast
Quicksilver Pro and Roxy Pro
Join the world’s best surfers as they battle it out at Snapper Rocks, competing in the 2015 ASP World Championship Tour. Watch as surfing stars Gabriel Medina and Stephanie Gilmore hit the high performance waves just metres from the beach.
When: 27 February – 11 March Where: Snapper Rocks
Elvis – I’ll Remember You
Relive and celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in a two-hour intimate concert, starring internationally renowned Mark Anthony. Performed in original Elvis style, Mark Anthony has been officially ranked as one of the five best Elvis impersonators in the world and is officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises USA.
When: 28 FebruaryWhere: Jupiter’s Theatre, Broadbeach Island