Australian Gold Coast Events August
I don't mind August on the Gold Coast because I know that the end of Winter is almost here and you can start to feel it warming up ready for Spring. That isn't to say sometimes it isn't a little cold - well for us Queenslanders anyway ;-)
There are NO Australian school holidays during August, but there are school holidays in other parts of the world which means our overseas visitors enjoy holidaying in Queensland at this time of the year.
During August there are two main shows that may be of interest to visitors to the Gold Coast. Gold Coast Show at the end of the month, and Brisbane EKKA which runs roughly in the middle of the month.
There's also the Broadbeach Jazz Festival and Tweed Valley Banana Festival!
August is a popular time for visitors from overseas, in particular those from the VERY HOT middle eastern countries love to visit the Gold Coast for some rest from the heat.
Many local restaurants put on special Halal menus during this time of the year and most of the main attractions have facilities to enable visitors from the middle eastern countries to eat and observe their traditions without too much difficulty.
August is a winter month, but is summertime in the northern hemisphere where their main school holidays fall, so once again it is a popular time for visitors from Europe, USA and Canada to name a few.
Often visitors from these countries forget it is our winter, but they can rest assured the Gold Coast winter is quite mild.
The Gold Coast is a year round destination and in my opinion some of the best times can be had during the winter months on the Gold Coast.
As well as the major 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 August. 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.