Surfers Paradise Festival
The Surfers Paradise Festival is back! A celebration of food, art, music and entertainment, the festival delights Surfers Paradise across four weekends of community events. See the welcome event, the Surfers Paradise Festival Street Parade, as they weave a colourful lantern display through Surfers Paradise.
Dance along to the Launch It beach concert series, with three nights of great live music! Indulge your senses in a seaside food festival followed by a beach-set symphony at Surf Seafood and Symphony, or why not get arty at One Way Street Party and sit back for cinema under the stars in SIPfest Short Film Festival. There's so much to see and do at this year's Surfers Paradise Festival!
Location: Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217 Phone: 07 5584 3700 Start Date: 02-Apr-2014 End Date: 26-Apr-2014 Visit www.surfersparadise.com for more information.
Gold Coast Film Festival
The Gold Coast Film Festival is an annual celebration of screen culture which runs for 11 days.
The festival includes:
Queensland Showcase - cinema screenings of independent films shot in Queensland.
International and Australian pre-release films.
Asia Pacific Screen Award winning films.
Cool Japan: a screen culture program designed to celebrate Japan's creative industries.
In addition the festival hosts free filmmaking workshops and runs a free outdoor screening program oriented towards children's and family films. 75 per cent of Queensland's film industry is located on the Gold Coast, and this event seeks to be the flagship of and porthole to that industry. The full program and special guests list is set to be announced soon.
Location: Hooker Boulevard Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach QLD, 4218 Phone: 07 5571 2666 Start Date: 03-Apr-2014 End Date: 13-Apr-2014 For more information visit www.gcfilmfestival.com.
Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music Festival
The inaugural Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music Festival will be a region-wide event, with a festival village based in Palm Meadows. Social functions will be held at various venues across the Gold Coast featuring delights both for the palate and ears of guests.
Some highlights for the inaugural event will include: Breakfast on the beach, Fundraising Gala dinner, numerous gourmet food and wine workshops and masterclasses, concerts and private dinners in exclusive venues.
The program will invite residents and visitors to discover and re-discover what the region has to offer with a unique showcase of local produce and pop-up restaurants.
Celebrity chefs demonstration, world-class musical entertainment and social events will contribute to make it a not-to-be-missed event for food, wine and music lovers.
Location: Various Venues, Broadbeach QLD, 4218 Phone: 07 3334 4461 07 3334 4499 (Fax) Start Date: 11-Apr-2014 End Date: 13-Apr-2014 Head to www.goldcoastfoodwinemusic.com for more information.
SkyPoint's Longest Lunch
Fridays are perfect for long lunches, so why not be a part of the Gold Coast's highest and longest lunch at the SkyPoint Observation Deck. The table will be stretching 60 metres around the Observation Deck and guests can marvel at the 360 degree views from their seats on Level 77 of the iconic Q1 Building.
As the afternoon drifts by, an irresistible three course lunch will be served with accompanying beverages as guests enjoy live entertainment from the Casey Barnes Trio and admire the regions turquoise coastline, bustling city and lush hinterland.
The lunch will be part of the Surfers Paradise Festival. Lunch begins at 1230pm until 3pm and there are limited seats available so make sure you don't miss out.
Location: Level 77 & 78 Q1 Building Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217 Phone: 07 5582 2700 Start Date: 11-Apr-2014 End Date: 11-Apr-2014 Price Range All Tickets $89.00 See www.skypoint.com.au for more.
Ever dreamt of winning The Masters? Here's your big chance to realise that lifelong dream without even leaving the country.
Mingle through a swathe of Scotty-related memorabilia at the glorious Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club or sit back with a cold one at the luxurious InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, their home for the four-day event.
Oh, there's also golf to be played - in fact, some of the finest to be had this side of the equator, with two rounds at the redesigned Ross Watson Palms layout to be followed by a final round at the incredibly exclusive Pines course, the only Arnold Palmer signature course in Australia.
Watch the (real) Masters on a big screen television over breakfast each morning before heading out to play their own Individual Stableford event. They know you'll love it.
Location: Manor Circuit, Sanctuary Cove QLD, 4212 Phone: 07 5536 8681 Start Date: 12-Apr-2014 End Date: 15-Apr-2014 To find out more visit: www.gogolfing.net.au/tournament/168/OTG_Masters
Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial
Gold Coast Tri - Luke Harrop Memorial will take place at the newly developed Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast. Join family, friends and work-mates and get involved in this great event!
Event History - In 2002, one of Australia's most promising triathletes, Luke Harrop was tragically killed whilst on a training ride on the Gold Coast. A keen and dedicated sportsman, Luke was extremely popular within the Gold Coast community, and to honour Luke, the Gold Coast Triathlon now carries his name.
Location: Broadwater Parklands, Southport QLD, 4215 Phone: 07 5430 6700 Start Date: 13-Apr-2014 End Date: 13-Apr-2014 To enter or find out more visit www.ap.ironman.com/triathlon/events/asiapac/multisports/gold-coast.aspx#axzz2wpzMa3t2
Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise
Celebrate Easter with the family on aboard Rivers' Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise
Take in the spectacular views of Surfers Paradise over two luxurious decks and experience the best the Gold Coast has to offer from the indoor and outdoor viewing areas.
The menu features a sensational seafood and international buffet the whole family will love. Enjoy cooked prawns, spanner crab, calamari, honey glazed double smoked roast ham, Rivers beef rendang pie, spicy chicken drumettes, Mediteranean antipasto, salads, sushi and much more!
Location: 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD, 4217
Phone: 07 5527 6361
Start Date: 20-Apr-2014 End Date: 20-Apr-2014
Price Range Adult $79.00
One free infant (0-2) per adult ticket From: 20-Apr-2014 To:20-Apr-2014
Child (3 - 12 yrs): $49.00
From: 20-Apr-2014 To:20-Apr-2014
Opening Hours 1230 – 1500
To find out more head to www.rivers.net.au
Anzac Day by Currumbin RSL
The Anzac Day Dawn Service hosted by Currumbin RSL will once again be a major Australian Event.
Held at Elephant Rock, Currumbin on April 25, an invitation is extended for all to attend this national day of remembrance, Event goers are then welcome to return back at Currumbin RSL at the conclusion of the Dawn Service.
Full information about this event will be updated in early 2014. If you have any questions prior to this date, please contact Currumbin RSL direct.
Location: 741 Pacific Parade, Currumbin QLD, 4223 Phone: 07 5534 7999
Start Date: 25-Apr-2014 End Date: 25-Apr-2014 Opening Hours Public Holiday: Free bus shuttle from 0330. Dawn service starts at 0500. To find out more go to www.currumbinrsl.com.au/whats-on/read/anzac-day-2014/5684/
Seafire Fireworks Challenge
Surfers Paradise Festival celebrates their passion for pyrotechnics with Seafire, a night of hypnotic fire performance and thrilling fireworks above Surfers Paradise Beach.
Watch three teams of Queensland's greatest pyros go head-to-head in the skies above the foreshore, lighting up Surfers Paradise with cutting-edge fireworks timed to a thumping musical beat.
Everyone loves fireworks, everyone loves Surfers Paradise. Combining the two was easy.
Location: Surfers Paradise Beach end of Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217
Phone: 07 5584 3700
One Way Street Party
One Way Street Party, presented by Helm Bar and Bistro, celebrates the city's emerging cultural scene with a day and night laneway-style art and music festival. At One Way, indie bands, live art projects and street markets ladened with one-off vintage fashions swirl against a canvas of back-street bitumen, all reflecting this year's theme - Paradiso. One Way is Surfers Paradise's tribute to the alternative, the new, the undiscovered, and the cutting edge.
Take the time to browse all the diverse exhibits, and have a chat to each artist to really immerse yourself in the passion and fun that is One Way.
With market stalls, art installations, performance art, interactive art, a sustainable fashion runway show Undress Gold Coast plus live performances from Stonefield, The Vernons and more, there's so much to see and do!
Location: Appel Street Neal Shannon Park, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217 Phone: 07 5584 3700 Start Date: 26-Apr-2014 End Date: 26-Apr-2014 Find out more at www.surfersparadisefestival.com
Reeling in Australia's top emerging screen talent for all to see, the SIPfest is the Shorts in Surfers Paradise Film Festival and is back again in 2014! Featuring films from the country's best young directors.
Films of any genre - thriller, comedy, documentary, animation - are in the mix, with a panel of industry experts live-judging entries and audiences having their say voting for the People's Choice Award. They receive so many wonderful short films from filmmakers of all calibres, so they've brought in an esteemed panel of judges to decide the overall winner.
So grab a snack and a drink from the one of the tasty Surfers Paradise restaurants, secure your spot of grass before SIPfest's giant HD screen and settle in for a night of the new.
Location: Surfers Paradise Beach End of Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217 Phone: 07 5584 3700
Start Date: 26-Apr-2014 End Date: 26-Apr-2014 For more head to www.surfersparadisefestival.com