Clear your diary – there is so much to see and do this autumn on the Gold Coast, and we’re giving you the inside scoop. From comedy festivals to music festivals, boat shows to fashion shows, these are the top 10 events on the GC this coming season.
HOLI 2023: Gold Coast Festival of Colour
March 4, Broadwater Parkland South
Don’t miss this fun-filled day of music, dance and delicious food. Perfect for the whole family, the Gold Coast Festival of Colour will feature a colour play zone, colour fun run, live DJ, food stalls and multicultural performances.
Gold Coast Laughs Festival
March 17 – 26, HOTA
The Gold Coast’s annual comedy festival is back in 2023, and it’s set to be massive. GC Laughs will deliver a huge, hilarious, star-studded comedy line-up featuring the likes of Tom Gleeson, Lawrence Mooney, Rove McManus and more.
Disney 100: The Concert
March 31 – April 1, HOTA
Celebrate a century of everyone’s favourite Disney hits – Cinderella, Beauty & The Beast, The Lion King, Moana, Encanto and more. You will be dazzled as a cast of Australian musical theatre stars, 45-piece symphony orchestra and maestra Jessica Gethin bring your favourite Disney animated film scores to life.
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming
April 15 – 16, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Welcome to the welcoming home of Australia’s pop culture fandom – a place where fans inspired by comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, nostalgia and literature come together to celebrate.
Gold Coast Film Festival
April 19 – 30, various locations
This annual 12-day film festival will deliver more than 100 films, panels, parties, pop-up cinemas and special events right across the Gold Coast. There will be films from all over Australia and the world, by filmmakers from a diverse array of backgrounds – all coming together to celebrate our local film industry.
Red Hot Summer Tour
April 22, Broadwater Parklands
The Red Hot Summer Tour is bursting into 2023 with a line-up of Aussie music icons like no other. Catch Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins and more, all coming to the Gold Coast for an unmissable concert.
Blues on Broadbeach
May 18 – 23, Surf Parade in Broadbeach
Every year, Blues on Broadbeach hosts international and Australian talent throughout Broadbeach. This year, musicians like Tommy Emmanuel, Don Walker and more from the dazzling line up will take to the outdoor stages and venues – all for free.
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
May 25 – 28, Sanctuary Cove
It’s the most glamorous, immersive, unmissable boating lifestyle event in the Southern Hemisphere. From the luxury lifestyle of the superyacht set to the family fun of messing around with everything on, under and around the water SCIBS is sure to deliver.
Gold Coast Fashion Week
May 12 – 21, Gold Coast Fashion Project
The Gold Coast is truly coming of age as a fashion capital, and the Gold Coast Fashion Week is the ultimate celebration of that. Showcasing designs and designers that are unique and distinctly coastal, this year’s event will host a new generation of influencers, media and buyers, too.
For The Love
May 13 – 14, Doug Jennings Park
Join the For The Love team as they return to the stunning Gold Coast, joined by global pop sensation Charli XCX, Duke Dumont, Sonny Fodera and Snakehips, not to mention crowd favourites Cosmo’s Midnight and many more.