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    Gold Coast Events - April and May 2015

    Gold Coast Events - April and May 2015

    GOLD COAST EVENTS APRIL 2015

    SURFERS PARADISE FESTIVAL – 3-18 APRIL

    A free event celebrating the fun-loving carefree buzz of Surfers Paradise with 16 days of food, art, music and entertainment. The newest addition is the Festival Pavilion, filled with all-day entertainment like comedy, dance and workshops for kids. Other highlights are SIPFest (Shorts in Paradise) – the biggest short film festival, and the Australian Street Entertainment Championships – four days of competition between clowns, mimes, magicians, jugglers and dancers.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL (GCFF) – 9-19 APRIL

    This 10-day screen culture event encompasses a diverse, interactive and engaging program of film and film-related events at various locations around the city. Screenings include critically acclaimed feature and foreign language films, to genre classics and locally produced indie gems shot here in Queensland. For filmmakers and students, the festival runs a series of free seminars and workshops to educate, inspire and embrace the Gold Coast as a filmmaking destination.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    GLOW – 11 APRIL

    A free event to fully illuminate your senses, GLOW is the city’s unique night time light, laser and art experience. Staged Lakeside at Evandale Parklands, it includes art installations, glow yoga, live music and street food. A new feature this year is the “3D silent disco dome experience” held in a massive domed tent where, equipped with headphones and a pair of 3D glasses, you can dance to the sounds of the in-house DJ to dazzling imagery projected onto screens inside the dome. Another fun first-time activity is the “float-in” cinema, where boaties can moor their vessels on the Nerang River and watch a movie on the big screen.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    GOLD COAST TRIATHLON – LUKE HARROP MEMORIAL (INCORPORATING ITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES) 11-12 APRIL

    This is a major triathlon weekend for the Gold Coast combining two events and bringing in thousands of competitors and spectators. On the Saturday, 130 elite athletes from around the globe will compete in the ITU World Triathlon, which includes a 1500 metre swim, five kilometre cycle and 10 kilometre run. The course for this race will also provide athletes with a preview of what they will be facing at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games™. The next day, age group athletes will get the chance to test their own limits in the Gold Coast Triathlon-Luke Harrop Memorial. More than 2500 competitors will take to this course, which starts at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    3×3 NATIONAL BASKETBALL - 16-17 APRIL

    With over 250 million players worldwide 3×3 basketball is ranked amongst the most played recreational sports on the planet. The Gold Coast event, one of seven to be held around the country, will be staged in the Broadbeach Mall. It consists of teams of four with simple rules. The 3X3 Nationals are open to basketball players from across the community, including associations, schools, businesses and even local “street” courts.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS – 11-19 APRIL

    North Kirra will see 7,000 surf lifesavers representing 311 surf clubs competing across two kilometres of beach in over 400 events across nine action packed days. Showcasing youth, masters and open categories, this is the largest event of its kind in the world and the pinnacle event of surf lifesaving.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    QPOW INCLUDING SUPERNOVA POP CULTURE EXPO AND THE SUPANOVA COSPLAY PARADE – 17-19 APRIL

    Express your inner geek and see all your favourite pop culture heroes at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is an alternate world of comic books, animation, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, books and fan clubs. For the Supanova Cosplay Parade, Broadbeach is transformed into the ultimate world of fantasy and play, where you can dress up in your best superhero costume.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    PRIME MINISTER’S CUP – 25 APRIL

    One of the Gold Coast Turf Club’s premier race days, this year is extra special event as it falls on the 100th anniversary of Anzac. The race program offers close to $1.5 million in prize money, while the event boasts fashions on the field, a plethora of live entertainment and pop-up bars, a live streaming of the Gallipoli Dawn Service and the biggest two-up event on the Gold Coast. Free entry for service veterans and their family.

    See our events calendar for more information.

     

    GOLD COAST EVENTS MAY 2015

    AUSTRALIAN SUPER CORPORATE TRIATHLON – 2 MAY

    This is the Gold Coast leg of the Super Corporate triathlon series, which attracts 15,000 competitors from Australia’s corporate community to its five events. Its aim is to promote the pursuit of a healthy corporate culture and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle in general. The contest starts at Doug Jennings Park in Southport and includes a 400 metre swim,10km ride and 4km run.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    SURFERS PARADISE LIVE - 8-10 MAY

    Sneaky Sound System headline this new, three-day live music event, which features a diverse, eclectic mix of music genres with multiple stages throughout the Surfers Paradise precinct. Other acts include Phil Jamieson, Timberwolf, The Kite Machine, Ngaiire, Bonjah and Sun City.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    BLUES ON BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL – 21-24 MAY

    Transcending the barriers of age, gender and culture, Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia’s most iconic Blues festivals. And the best thing about this festival is that it’s free. This year, Andrew Strong and The Commitments Tour, James Morrison, The Black Sorrows and Charlie Parr direct from the USA are just a few of the massive names on the program.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW – 21-24 MAY

    They describe it as “Oceans of Awesome” and “the first and foremost event on the Asia Pacific boating calendar” – and they’re totally right. Whether you have millions to spend on a ritzy yacht, you work in the marine industry, or you’re just looking for a modest tinnie, you’ll find what you’re looking for among the 500 boats at this show. Even if you don’t want to buy a boat, you’ll still have fun at this show.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO – 21-24 MAY

    A complementary event to the Sanctuary Cove show, the expo is staged within Australia’s largest manufacturing plants and shipyards at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera. You’ll seeboat building, refitting and repairing first-hand, technical demonstrations and everything from kayaks to superyachts.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    COOLY ROCKS ON – 29 MAY – 8 JUNE

    The streets and parks of the far southern Gold Coast become living tributes to the 1950s and 60s for the 11 days of this nostalgia festival. Highlights include custom and classic car displays, rock ‘n roll, rockabilly and swing entertainment, 50s and 60s paraphernalia and street parades.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    MONSTER MACHINERY DAY – 31 MAY

    A child’s fantasy becomes reality when City of Gold Coast brings its big machines to Mitchell Park in Southport and lets the little ones get hands-on with these life-size toys for the day. Excavators, graders, loaders, tip trucks, road sweepers, beach tractors and quad bikes will all be on display, while stage shows, giveaways and fresh food make the day complete.

    See our events calendar for more information.

    Courtesy of: City of Gold Coast Community News

    Article: http://www.moregoldcoast.com.au/experience-events/
    Homepage: http://www.moregoldcoast.com.au/
    What's On Calendar: http://www.moregoldcoast.com.au/whats-on-calendar/


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