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Australian Gold Coast Events April

April is often a fabulous month on the Gold Coast. Not too hot, not too humid!

April, sometimes has Easter holidays (can be in March, moves around each year) and almost always has school holidays usually at the beginning to middle of the month.

Depending on when ANZAC Day ( 25 April) falls in relation to the school holidays, sometimes it is included at the end of the school holidays, or else is a separate day or if you are lucky a long weekend!

During April there are a surf life saving and other water sports events - all great for spectators. The Gold Coast Triathlon runs during April.

And for cultural events, the Surfers Pardise Festival and the Gold Coast Film Festivals are usually held this month.

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During April we hold one of Australia's most special days - ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance on 25 April.

Around the Gold Coast there are many places where dawn services and other commemorative services are held.

It is a day of paying tribute to the diggers who lost their lives to protect our nation.

It is a very patriotic day in Australia. And many tourist attractions are closed for some or at least part of the day, so make sure you check before planning your activities on ANZAC day.

As well as these events, there are events, markets and shows that run throughout the year. You can find more information through these links:

How to use this page? Scroll down to see all Gold Coast Events April. You can also use the search bar in the top of the page or at the bottom to locate an event.

Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to provide correct information, the information about Gold Coast events, festivals, shows and other activities shown on this and other pages within this website is a guide only. Dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with individual event organisers before planning your trip around these dates.

Australia's pride in our ANZAC traditions see many Australian flags on sticks being waved around at the ANZAC day marches and services. We are proud of our heritage.
Australian Flag on ANZAC Day

Gold Coast Events April

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim at Coolangatta

Dates

A Sunday in Late March or Early April

Location

Around Coolangatta, Snapper Point and Kirra SLSC, Kirra Beach

The Cooly Classic Coolangatta Ocean Swim is renowned for ocean swimmers as you get to swim across 3 famous surf breaks - Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

This is a great event for spectators too as you can watch the swimmers from along the beaches. There are now three races.

Cooly Clasic 2.0 for the ironmen amongst you is a 2km swim that starts at Snapper Rocks and is usually the first race - times change slightly each year.

The Cooly 1000 is a shorter course with a 1km swim which starts at Coolangatta Beach about an hour or so later.

The 300m Kid's Surf Dash for the little nippers starts at Kirra Beach and is the last race usally around midday (but please check for exact times) for swimmers aged 10 and over and parents are encouraged to swim along with them.

All presentations are at the Kirra Surf Club around noon. More information about the races, entries and times at the event website.

Surfers Paradise Easter & School Holidays Festivities

Dates

Around Easter & School Holidays in March or April

Location

Various Venues around Surfers Paradise

The "festival" is made up of different events and provides visitors with an opportunity to enjoy the best things about our city. Events run at various times and usually cover the Easter school holidays with a program of events intended to create a vibrant atmosphere within Surfers Paradise.

The format changes and may include some or all of the following:

SIPFest (Shorts In Paradise Festival) short film festival is part of the Gold Coast Film Festival and runs on a Sunday on Surfers Paradise beach.

Australian Street Entertainment Championships have been running for a few years over the Easter Weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday. It's carnival gone crazy! Clowns, mimes, puppeteers, jugglers, acrobats, magicians and more...

Most events are free but you will need to check the festival website for final details and ticketing information. www.surfersparadisefestival.com

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Dates

4 to 15 April 2018

Location

Various Venues around Gold Coast & Brisbane

Getting closer all the time! Things are starting to shape up. Gold Coast will be hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Claim these dates and make sure you are here to compete, watch and enjoy this amazing once in a lifetime event for the Gold Coast.

Preparations are taking shape and you can already swim in the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, which was built for the games.

More details to come as we get closer...

Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon

Dates

Sunday in April

Location

Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Three categories of events including Queensland Tri Series, Enticer Tri Series and Superkidz Tri Series.

World class triathletes compete in the ITU World Triathlon Series Round 3 on the Saturday. Expect there to be some disruption in the area across the weekend.

There are road closures in the areas of Southport, Labrador and Biggera Waters along the Gold Coast highway from Ada Bell Way in Southport through to Burrows Street at Biggera Waters.

Events start and end at Southport Broadwater Parklands, there is some accommodation in Southport which would be the closest option. You can also find accommodation in Main Beach or Surfers Paradise to the south of the event.

More information at www.usmevents.com.au

Gold Coast Film Festival

Dates

Thursday to Sunday. Approximately 10 days in mid to late April

Location

Various Locations

Did you know that the Gold Coast accounts for 75% of film production in Queensland? The Gold Coast film festival aims to raise the profile of film making in the area, as well as bring a diverse range of feature and short films to the region.

An expanding range of venues for these films - it's worth having a look at the website for more details if you like your film festivals.

Film makers can submit their films for consideration. Check the website for more details and film program www.gcfilmfestival.com.

ANZAC Day Services

Dates

ANZAC DAY 25 April

Location

Various locations and times around Gold Coast

Across the Gold Coast there will be ANZAC Day services including the famous dawn service at Burleigh Heads.

ANZAC day is also the only day of the year you are allowed to play Two-Up - but you can try ANZAC biscuits any day of the year!

For more details about ANZAC day services around the Gold Coast, please check the GCCC website


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Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to provide correct information, the information about Gold Coast events, festivals, shows and other activities shown on this and other pages within this website is a guide only. Dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with individual event organisers before planning your trip around these dates.



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