The long summer days are turning into golden autumn, and the Gold Coast is proving why it’s a world-renowned destination for visitors around the globe. The events of autumn on the Gold Coast offer atmosphere, excitement, and entertainment regardless of your interests.
Here are some of the best events of autumn coming to the Gold Coast.
Various Markets | Every Sunday
Miami Farmers markets, Bundall Farmers markets, HOTA Farmers & Artisan Markets – there are so many opportunities to get out and get browsing. These are just a few examples of what’s around, so check out the next date and get you and your family along for a fantastic time to wander and shop.
Shen Yun 2022 | May 6-8
Be transported back in time as Shen Yun’s works convey an extraordinary history of Chinese culture, and bring the magnificence of five thousand years of civilization back to life on stage. With breathtaking performances, this artistic event is not to be missed.
Flickerfest | 23 Mar
The annual short film festival is returning to the Gold Coast! Hosted by HOTA, the event will be premiering some of the best short film from Australia and around the globe. Be challenged and entertained as you watch these exciting and award-winning offerings.
CBD Sundown: Laneway Cabaret | 25 Mar
Head to Regent Lane and discover something new as you experience some of the mini-cabaret performances including acrobatics, juggling, roving performers, and local DJs to flood the night with music. Entry is free, and the show times are at 6:20, 7:20, and 8:20. Afterwards, why not check out the local businesses to keep the night rolling.
Blues on Broadbeach | 19 Apr
The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival features international and Australian talent. A free annual event, the festival takes place across outdoor stages and venues throughout the Gold Coast. The event, staged in the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach over four huge days, offers talent from all genres of Blues music.
SkyPoint Sea to Sky Stair Challenge | 20 Mar
It ain’t weak to speak. You can step up to promote that message as you climb 77 floors to raise funds for mental health charity LIVIN Organisation. With a $35 entry fee, take the challenge and test your physical endurance while raising awareness and funds for mental health – it’s an all-round win!
Gold Coast Triathlon | 03 Apr
One of the leading triathlon events in Australia, the Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial draws athletes from all over. The events are set in the stunning Gold Coast and make the most of the fantastic autumn weather. It’s not to be missed for all supporters and competitors.
Gold Coast Running Festival | 24 Apr
Get involved on Sunday 24 April 2022 for the 11th anniversary of the 7 News Gold Coast Running Festival. Famous for its family friendly atmosphere and catering to all different abilities, there’s an event for everyone to get involved.
2022 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships | 02 Apr – 10 Apr
Watch members from Australia’s 314 surf clubs compete in over 480 different beach-based events. It’s an awesome opportunity to see some of Australia’s real heroes in action, as well as a chance to get down to the world famous beaches yourself.
Mov3 Gold Coast Event Day | 26 Mar
Get your family outdoors and active, with a round-robin style activities event that caters for anyone 7 years and older. Get moving, and participate in the games and relays. They’re designed to help you and the kids develop fundamental skills, no matter your sporting preference.
Movies Under the Stars | Throughout Autumn
Enjoy some family-friendly blockbusters on the big screen. A range of fantastic Gold Coast locations play host to these free movie nights. Bring a picnic, blankets, and get comfy for a movie night under the beautiful autumn sky. Check out the program to find out what’s on, where.
Shout Out Fest 2022 | 09 Apr
A free event for young people that will have them entertained and delighted. Featuring live music, BMX displays, workshops, great food, and unbeatable atmosphere. Head along for fun, action, and challenges.
Getting Around the Gold Coast
If the Gold Coast is your destination, Airtrain runs express to the Gold Coast but stops at all Gold Coast stations. That includes Ormeau, Coomera, Helensvale (connects with G:link tram at Helensvale station), Nerang, Robina, and Varsity Lakes. From there, trams and buses provide connecting services to other locations around the Gold Coast, or you can take advantage of our AirtrainConnect (Train & Transfer) service.
Brisbane and the Gold Coast are connected by an extensive network of trains, buses, and trams. All Brisbane public transport uses a smart card for travel, or you can purchase a paper ticket.
Short term visitors should check out the go seeQ card, which allows you unlimited travel for 3 or 5 consecutive days on buses, trains, ferries and trams. It also includes 2 Airtrain journeys to/from the Brisbane Airport.
For longer stays, travel like the locals with a go card – just touch on at your station of departure and touch off when you arrive at your destination.
Events of Autumn Gold Coast
Before, after, or during an autumn event – don’t forget to head to the beautiful beaches that the Gold Coast is so famous for. You can also find plenty of places to dine – check out our list of the top 10 unforgettable dining experiences on the Gold Coast.
Summer is coming to a close, but the jam-packed line up of events on the Gold Coast show no signs of slowing down. Make the most of the lovely autumn days and get yourself to the Gold Coast with Airtrain.