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What’s on in August for the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast?

By admin | August 5, 2016

August has some great events on offer across the region. Which makes it a good time to head to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Brisbane.


Gold Coast Suns vs. GWS Giants              6th August 2016

Enjoy all of the action of live AFL and see the SUNS take on GWS Giants at Metricon Stadium. They are your Saturday entertainment with live music, Woolworths AFL playground, free face painting, roving entertainment, kick-to-kick post game and more!

Plus free public transport including shuttles from Broadbeach South Station, Nerang Station and Boowaggan Rd Park’n’Ride.

For more information, visit:http://www.goldcoastfc.com.au/

Brazilian Carnival           6th August 2016

As the world tunes in to celebrate the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympics, NightQuarter will be celebrating everything ‘Rio’ with a Brazilian Carnival!Learn to Samba with friends at the beginners dance workshop with ConXsions Dance Studio before you join in the social dance party and tunes of Zambabem’s Brazilian sambarock in The Paddock.And of course it wouldn’t be a Brazilian carnival without performances and parades with Brazilian drummers, beautiful samba ladies and a mesmering zouk couple.


Grab some Brazilian Paella from Little Spain or try the new Latin Barbecue restaurant in Tapas Street to complete your Latin party!Delight in the Brazilian flair and shake your tail feather to celebrate the opening weekend of the summer Olympics at NightQuarter! The fun begins at the Helenesvake Night Quarter Markets at 4pm.

For more information, visit: http://www.moregoldcoast.com.au/event/brazilian-carnivalcelebrating-rio-2016-olympics/

2016 Gold Coast Multicultural Festival   7th August 2016

‘Experience the Whole World in One Day’ and sample our region’s Cultural Diversity.2016 will be the 9th year of our annual Gold Coast Multicultural Festival, featuring International Performers from up to 35 Nations on our 3 Festival Stages, and up to 65 Stalls of International Food, Art, Craft and Information, as well as Children’s Rides and Entertainment. Event will be held at Southport Broadwater Parklands from 10am-4pm.

An event the whole family can enjoy.For more information, visit: http://www.goldcoastculturalfestival.org/

Gold Coast Bridal Expo               7th August 2016

At Your Local Wedding Guide Gold Coast Bridal Expo our aim is to help you create your perfect wedding day! By bringing together the best and most diverse wedding industry suppliers in your local area, our expos give you the opportunity to meet with a variety of leading wedding professionals to ensure you find the right team for your special day.

There’s so much to see, with many new products and ideas on display! Get a great start on your wedding planning by visiting Your Local Wedding Guide Gold Coast Bridal Expo at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre  9 – 3pm. Fashion Parades: 10:00am, 12:00pm & 2:00pm.


For more information, visit: http://www.gccec.com.au/y-l-w-g-g-c-b-e.html


Broadbeach Jazz Weekend          20- 21st August 2016

The Broadbeach Jazz Weekend is coming, and it is all completely free! The weekend will incorporate an expanded entertainment offering and family friendly vibe featuring outdoor stages and venues and a host of roving street entertainment, markets and more.

This completely free event will feature a host of incredible entertainment including, Bustamento, Monica Trapaga, Hanlon Brothers, Chukale, Caxton Street Jazz Band, Hot Potato Band, The Furbelows along with an array activity for people of all ages throughout Broadbeach.

To find out more visit: http://broadbeachjazz.com/




Sunshine Coast  Ocean Regatta               19th – 21st August 2016

This years’ Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta will be held on the sparkling coastal waters off the Sunshine Coast between Caloundra and Noosa. Located on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Mooloolaba offers a beautiful climate with great sailing conditions year round. It is an ideal location for a sailing holiday, family vacation, a quiet weekend away or a great place to escape to. As well as the beautiful beaches and crystal clear water, Mooloolaba offers great dining, shopping, scenic mountain drives and a good selection of golf courses.

The open waters of Mooloolaba offer beautiful sailing conditions where dolphins, turtles and whales are often sighted. Sailing back into the entrance of the Mooloolah River offers sailors beautiful views of the Mooloolaba lighthouse and beaches. A must visit location for any sea-lover! They welcome racing, cruising, multihull and sport boats to enter this fun and professionally run event and offer free berthing for the week long event.

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Sunshine Coast Marathon          19th – 21st August 2016

The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival is an annual running event in August with full 42km marathon, 21km half marathon, and 10km, 5km & 2km fun run events along a scenic beachfront course.

The Cricks Onesie Fun Run is held on the Friday evening before the Sunday main event and takes “competitors” through the event precinct and expo at dusk for two laps of mayhem and fun.

To find out more:



Image: https://www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au

2016 Motul MX Nationals           28th August 2016

Round ten of this thrilling motorsport series heads to Coolum Pines MX Track in Coolum Beach. Come for a weekend of exhilarating trackside action and stay to enjoy the best in adventure and outdoor sports in one the most beautiful parts of Australia.

Further information on the MX Nationals can be found on the official series website at www.mxnationals.com.au



EKKA     5th-14th August 2016

The Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka as it’s most commonly known, is Queensland’s largest annual event. Held over ten full days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from all across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane. Ekka began in 1876, attracting 17,000 visitors to the grounds and is now Queensland’s most celebrated event with an average attendance of 400,000 visitors annually. 2016 marks the 139th show and brings with it a variety of best talent, culture, produce, fun and entertainment.

Unearth Queensland’s Best food, animals and entertainment at this year’s Royal Queensland Show, Ekka, from August 5th to 14th 2016. A classic Queensland tradition for all ages to enjoy and remember.


Image: www.weekendnotes.com.au

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League of Legends Oceanic Pro League Final 2016           13th August

League of Legends will be holding the biggest e-sports event to ever hit Brisbane on 13 August at the Courier-Mail Piazza – the 2016 OPL Grand Final.

Pre-event activities will begin at 2pm, including pro-player signings, a dunk tank, photo opportunities and a community stage, which will showcase some of Australia’s best League of Legends cosplayers.

Starting at 5.30pm, Oceania’s two best e-sports teams will then battle it out in a best-of-five showdown in front of over 2,000 spectators and tens of thousands of fans online for the chance to progress to the World Championship Qualifiers in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

To find out more: http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/south-bank/whats-on/sport/league-of-legends-oceanic-pro-league-final-2016?sc_lang=en-au

The VW Polo Los Loosa at Fig Tree Pocket          20th August

Polo Los Loosa is the garden party of the season. It’s a VIP event tied to the sport of polo, with stunning polo ponies ridden by some of the best polo players from around the world.

Saturday 20 August will see the champagne flowing, the beats pumping and the polo playing all day. Among the marquees and the open fields, Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian fields will play host to the most fashionable event of the polo season.

For more information: http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/brisbane/whats-on/eat-and-drink/the-vw-polo-los-loosa-at-fig-tree-pocket?sc_lang=en-au


If your looking for a great place to stay while attending any of these events in August look no further then ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort or ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, ULTIQA Shearwater Resort on the Sunshine Coast or ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel in Brisbane.

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