8th to the 11th of October
NetFest is Netball Australia's 18+ mass participation netball event with a choice of traditional (outdoor) or beach netball tournaments, supported by a range of social activities on the Gold Coast. NetFest participation more than doubled in 2012 attracting a whopping 1,757 netballers from around Australia and New Zealand for a celebration of netball, fun and friendship!
Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair
9th to the 11th of October
This years’ fair will showcase the handmade craft of local and South East Queenslanders all of which will be available for purchase. The Fair will have a Christmas theme with plenty of Christmas items on display.
The big race is on again! The toughest sporting event on the Coast, the iconic event will return to the Gold Coast in 2015 over the weekend of October 10 and 11. It is open to the public and consists of a 33.6 kilometre Short Course and a 41.8 kilometre Long Course race. The multi-disciplinary course combines swimming, running, board paddling and surf skiing. Try it out as a team or an individual!
Paradise Kids' successful annual Cocktails and Couture Fashion Parade is back in 2015.
The event will take place in the Paradise Room of The Arts Centre Gold Coast where fantastic designers will showcase their latest fashion with models from Reeder Management.
Guests will be treated to a cocktail on arrival and selection of canapés (served from 6-6:30), live entertainment and the opportunity to bid on fantastic auction items.
October 11th to 15th at Currumbin
The Australian SUP Festival is a unique event designed to provide Australia's elite stand up paddleboarders and surfers the opportunity to compete at an exciting level! Head down to Currumbin to cheer on the guys.
From October 15th
Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema is quintessential outdoor event, with music by day and movies by night coming to the Gold Coast for the first time ever.
Cinemagoers can chill out before their movie with gourmet food cooked fresh on site and frosty beverages from the licensed bar, while relaxing to sounds from the best of the Australian music scene and sets from the most exciting emerging local musicians.
Then once the sun sets, a mix of the latest and greatest releases light up our cinema under the stars for a truly memorable experience. There is a flavour for all filmophiles and to top it off, every Sunday is a 'Sundae Session' with live music, games on the lawn with prizes to be won and free Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
From October 15th to 25th
Free The Hops is Gold Coasts first craft beer festival celebrating all that is glorious about beer! 11 days of non-stop events in your favourite venues all over the Gold Coast.
16th to the 18th of October
Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival is a fun-filled event bursting with prizes, live music, weekend family fun, arts, crafts and more celebrating the lifestyle of the Mt. Tamborine.
Everyone is encouraged to make a scarecrow and display it on the 'Spot the Scarecrow Discovery Trail' or in front of homes and businesses.
On October 17 and 18 2015, "Buskers by the Creek" will showcase over 200 performers across 13 stages throughout Winders Park and Currumbin Creek Esplanade. Confirmed entertainers to date include Guinness Book of Records Sword Swallower, "Space Cowboy" and Bluesfest Busking 2015 Champions "Grizzlee Train". A variety of singer/songwriters, artistic fire, magicians, bands and dancers will also be scheduled into the program, with new acts still to be announced!
23rd to 25th of October
One of the Gold Coast’s biggest events drawing spectators from across the country, the Gold Coast 600 is on again!
Party with Australia's greatest ever rock band, Cold Chisel performing live on Saturday night powered by Gold FM. Club 600 is back bigger and better as the Las Vegas-style day club heats up with an all-female DJ line up, chill zones, Miss V8 Supercars and more in an exclusive 18 years and over hidden trackside haven.
The Super Cars will do battle along with plenty of other races to make the weekend even more exciting than ever before! Grab your tickets now.
Starts October 30th
Discover the secrets, mysteries and magic lost world of O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. Watch as the Rainforest comes alive with activity of the supernatural kind when the sun fades into darkness. Hear of historic remnants and playful min min lights that emerge silently out of the midnight shadows.
Come to a spooky Ghoul's Night Out on Halloween at Nerang’s Commercial Hotel with a terrifying sensational party.
Costume Dress optional but discounts given to those who dress in costume. All heathens, pagans and witches welcome... show them your pentagram and get a discount.