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This winter the Gold Coast offers an awesome array of vibrant events for everyone to love. Here’s a guide to your mid-year Gold Coast events experience, which boasts sport, art, festivals, food and music. Browse by month using the links below or view our full calendar of events. July August Kokoda Challenge - 18-19 July Kokoda Challenge - 18-19 July Gold Coast Airport Marathon - 4-5 July Gold Coast Events July Gold Coast Airport Marathon – 4-5 July What began in 1979 as a relatively low key event with almost 700 entrants has now grown to a premier international sporting…

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A guide to your mid-year Gold Coast events experience, which boasts sport, art, festivals, food and music.
Arts & Culture

D’arcy Doyle Arts Festival

These art awards founded in Mudgeeraba to showcase local artistic talent are now one of the most prestigious art prizes in Australia, and an important part of Gold Coast’s cultural heritage. D’Arcy Doyle is a famous Australian artist renowned for his landscape paintings and nostalgic images of post-war Queensland. Born in Ipswich, he made his home in Mudgeeraba for almost three decades and was Australia’s top-selling artist between 1986 and 1993. Doyle’s quintessentially Australian paintings were very well known as many of them were released as prints and also licensed for use on biscuit tins and calendars. In his heyday…

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Founded in Mudgeeraba to showcase local artistic talent, The Darcy Doyle Arts Festival is now one of the most prestigious landscape art prizes in Australia.
Arts & Culture

Cultural Concierge – Navrin Turnbull

The Brisbane City Youth Ballet will be performing Cinderella at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on June 30th and July 1st. One of the stars of the show is Navrin Turnbull – a young man who grew up on the Gold Coast and is set to conquer the world of classical dance. A career in classical ballet requires drive, determination and as much strength and discipline as a professional athlete. Navrin Turnbull has a long list of achievements to show for his 16 years. He began ballet at age 11 and was hooked right away. “The thing that got me was…

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Navrin Turnbull is a young man who grew up on the Gold Coast and is set to conquer the world of classical dance.
Arts & Culture

A Rich Tapestry of Cultures

A rich tapestry of cultures make up the fabric of the Gold Coast community and the benefits for residents are immeasurable. This Saturday, June 6, Diversity Gold Coast celebrations are being held in Chinatown as part of Queensland Week festivities. More than 200 new Australians from 70 different countries will take part in a citizenship ceremony in Southport and there’ll be live entertainment for the whole family from a range of musicians and performers from across the globe. Sue Graham heads Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast, the peak body for multicultural communities within the Gold Coast, and one of the…

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A rich tapestry of cultures make up the fabric of the Gold Coast community. Multiculturalism thriving in Gold Coast