It’s that time of the year again – the days are shorter, and the bed feels extra cosy each morning. Add in a rainy afternoon, and you might not feel like doing much, or even leaving the house. What you don’t know yet is that we have combined a list of events that you absolutely can’t miss on the Gold Coast this winter! So grab your jumper, friends, family, and colleagues, and strap in for some winter fun.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect event to get your team out of a rut and bond over something other than complaints about the weather, want to treat your loved ones to a bespoke dining experience, or need something for the whole family to enjoy together, we’ve got you covered.

Events to check out on the Gold Coast this winter

Cooly Rocks On – 5-9 June

Travel back to the 50s and 60s with the groovy Cooly Rocks On! If you’ve never been, imagine this: the beach to your left, a row of old school Cadillacs to you right, a busker dressed up like Elvis Presley ahead, and people all around you dressed in 60s attire. With something to delight young and old – whether that’s food trucks, live entertainment, or simply the lively atmosphere – Cooly Rocks On will get you out of the house and for good reason. A fun day out for the whole family!

Find out more here

Golf Day – 19 July

The annual Storyfest Charity Golf Day is here, and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Golf Day is high on Gold Coast business people’s calendars, and for good reason: it’s the perfect opportunity to network or treat your team in a fun environment whilst supporting the development of children's literacy programmes. The best of both worlds!

As a business, you even have the opportunity to sponsor our Golf Day, set up an activation on the day, and have your company banner displayed not just on the day itself, but throughout the year.

Find out more about sponsorship opportunities here, or buy your tickets here

Paddock to Plate with Alastair McLeod – 27 July

Have you always wanted to try a real paddock-to-plate dining experience? We have the perfect opportunity to not only show support for your community – and for Craig Bassingthwaighte, the outgoing Headmaster of Somerset College in whose honour this event is organised – but to take part in a true culinary journey.

You’ll be transported across the region in a feast that brings together flavours, stories, and shared moments. And who will be cooking this feast, you may be wondering? None other than renowned celebrity chef, Alastair McLeod!

This is an opportunity too good to miss! Includes signature cocktail on arrival, meet and greet with Alastair McLeod, paddock to plate feast, dessert and entertainment.

Buy your tickets here

BLEACH* Festival – 1-11 August

Now this is something worth rugging up for! BLEACH* offers the perfect winter date night adventure on the Gold Coast. From Broadbeach to North Burleigh, BLEACH* Festival showcases the best of our beloved region. Renowned artists, entertainers, and groups come together to provide an experience like no other. 

During the course of the festival, you might come across live music, cabaret, delicious food, and every type of performance you can think of. With the winter sun, a bar and food onsite, and the ocean air, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Find out more here