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Forget public transport and hire a car from Carter's Car Rental, this includes pick up from the Gold Coast Airport when you arrive.
Please note: Daylight Savings Time is not observed in Queensland. Adjust your itinerary as required if you are flying into the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta.
19 August 2018
The Color Run Gold Coast
The Happiest 5k on the planet zooms into the Gold Coast with a brand new hero-themed tour!
Color runners will soar to new heights in the Hero Zone, confront double the color in Super Zones and suit up in limited edition participant merchandise at Broadwater Parklands. With no winners or official times, the Color Run caters to everyone from beginners to seasoned athletes. Families, friends and first-timers are encouraged to join the fun at the unique paint race to celebrate health, happiness and individuality.
19 August 2018
Paws in the Park
The Gold Coast's biggest and best community market for dog lovers is back at Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Sunday 19 August from 9am to 3pm.
Bring your dog for a great day out including over 80 market stalls with all your favourite doggy products and services, talks and demos, fundraising raffle for Animal Welfare League of Qld, Doga class, Flower crown classes and more!
There is even an off lead big and small dog area for your pups to play and socialise and best dressed and best trick competitions.
28 August 2018
Magic in Paradise
Magic in Paradise by The Avenue and The Coast Magicians is the must-see event on the Gold Coast.
Everyone comes to Surfers in search of a little magic, so you know you don't have to leave disappointed.
31 August - 2 September 2018
112th Annual Gold Coast Show
Celebrating its 112th year, the Gold Coast Show will be held at the Broadwater Parklands and Owen Park Southport from 31 August to 2 September 2018, and for the first time ever it will be completely free to attend.
The Broadwater Parklands will come alive from the Southport Aquatic Centre through to the Sundale Bridge including a spectacular side-show alley, woodchopping, baby animal farms, pig racing, arts and crafts, camel rides on the beach, live music, traditional show food, incredible roving entertainment, fireworks and the gigantic Showbag Pavilion.
The Show footprint will also encompass nearby Owen Park and the Southport Pony Club, that will bring back a full Equestrian Program, the cattle and the not-to-be missed Dog Show.
There is more to the show than ever before and Southport will be reimagined with LUMINOCITY, a breathtaking light festival illuminating the CBD each and every night.
1 September 2018
Spartan Race Gold Coast
Gold Coast, it's time to break the mould!
Prepare to run through mud, swim over dams, leap over fires, and scramble over obstacles. The worlds leading Obstacle Course Race is coming to you on 1 September 2018. From our shorter sprint to the obstacle manic super, and double trouble combo, we have a race and a challenge for all fitness levels.
Pick the distance that suits you, and lock in your Spartan transformation for 2018.