Summer sees the Gold Coast at its best. As the weather takes a turn for the warmer, the Gold Coast truly comes alive with something on almost every day. Whether you’re into sports, cars, culture or shopping, come the weekend you can hop into a Gold Coast car hire from Hertz and head out for a day of fun. Here are some upcoming events worthy of your attention.
7 November - Surfer’s Paradise Esplanade
Big Give2 began in 2011 with a dream of raising funds for frontline charity services. In 2014, it kicks off at sunrise with an opening event at Sydney’s Bondi Beach and finishing at Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast. It promises to be an exciting night with fireworks, dancers, singers and more lighting up the beach – and the spectacle of a gigantic monster truck. Bring along $2 to drop into the Big Give2 thermometer, or set up your fundraising page prior to the big day.
15-16 November - Mudgeeraba Show Grounds, Mudgeeraba
The annual Sunday Gold Coast Car Show, held about 20 minutes from the Gold Coast, attracts thousands of keen car enthusiasts. Cars, trucks and bikes will all be on display, with hundreds of vehicles from the early 1900s to the latest makes and models. All ages will be enthralled by vintage hot rods, muscle cars, dragsters and custom autos. Plus there will be live entertainment, demonstrations, rides, market stalls, an international food court and more.
21-23 November - 400 Long Road, North Tamborine
This unique mountain sports festival is set in the subtropical paradise of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Weekend warriors from all around Australia will flock to the mountain, an hour north from the Gold Coast for a day of action. Categories include challenges in cycling, running, walking, and trails, over several distances. There’ll be free entertainment and attractions keeping spirits high and lively.
November 23 - Evandale Parklands
The Bonjour French Festival will be the first ever free French themed event to be held on the Gold Coast. Food, wine, entertainment, sports and all things French will all be on show in Surfer’s Paradise on this day.