Where: Surfers Paradise Beach, Hanlan St, Gold Coast Cost: $50 per player. Details: This event is 15 years. This festival is all about the passion for beach volleyball! The festival will feature social beach volleyball comp, beach party, DJ, music, prizes to be won, fun games such as giant Twister, Coconut Toss and plenty of activities to be enjoyed. This is for all skill levels and you need to enter as a team, for all details see website.
2. Gold Coast Film Festival When: 9- 19 April 2015: from 7pm Where: The Gold Coast Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Rd, Gold Coast Cost: See website for ticket pricing and information. Details: This festival will feature film production in Australia. There will be exciting and emerging screen culture experiences, feature films, interactive and engaging activities, and plenty more things to see & do. See website for all information on this event including tickets.
3. Mothers Day Hot Air Balloon Festival
When: 10 May 2015: from 9am
Where: Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast, 23 Ferny Ave, Gold Coast
Cost: Tickets start from $250pp - see website for ticket prices.
Details: Celebrate with Mum on her special day and do something different together for breakfast, with a Gold Coast hot air balloon ride and champagne breakfast. Tickets include a table for the family. For full information see website.
4. Gold Coast International Marine Expo
When: 21-24 May 2015: 9am-5pm
Where: Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Waterway Dr, Gold Coast
Cost: General Admission: $10pp, Senior/Pensioner: $7pp, Kids under 15: free
Details: This event is not just a Boat Show! Set amongst the largest shipyards and manufacturing plants in Australia at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct. This event allows you to experience a truly unique behind the scenes view of the marine industry. The event includes a variety of live technical demonstrations, factory tours, attractions and plenty more activities to be enjoyed.
5. Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
When: 21- 24 May 2015: 10am-10pm
Where: Surf Parade Precinct, Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Details: This music festival contains a huge line-up of incredible artists assembling this free Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival. There is something for everyone whether you are a soulful Blues fan, or a lover of great entertainment. This four-day event is non-stop entertainment! See website for the line-up and more information on the festival.
6. Broadbeach Country Music Festival
When: 19-21 June 2015: 19th: 12pm-10pm, 20th: 10am-10pm, 21st: 10am-7pm
Where: Broadbeach Mall Stage, Broadbeach Mall, Victoria Ave, Gold Coast
Details: Set on the pristine beachfront of Queensland's Broadbeach, the festival will see a perfect mix of board shorts and banjos, surf boards and steel guitars as country music finest assemble for three days and nights of incredible entertainment. See website for the line-up and more event information.