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Top August Events 2018- Gold Coast

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Published July 25th 2018
Experience these fun & entertaining events
This August there will be an array of events for all ages, interests and budgets to enjoy.

The list below features free & ticketed events across the Gold Coast:

1. All Saints Fair
When: 4 August 2018: From 10am
Where: All Saints Anglican School, Highfield Drive, Merrimac
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will feature a fun day out with entertainment, live music, food stalls, sideshow alley, face painting, chocolate bed, cake stall, auctions, amusement rides (see website for wristband prices), carnival activities, jumping castles, firework displays at 7pm and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from All Saints Anglican School Facebook


2. Natural Therapies Academy Open Day
When: 4 August 2018: 9am-3pm
Where: Natural Therapies Academy Gold Coast AMINYA, 40 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin
Cost: Free
Details: If you have an interest in natural therapies then this event is for you! This Open Day Event will feature pop-up stalls with information for courses on aromatherapy, aromatic medicine, reflexology, remedial massage, integrated therapies, Ayurveda aromatherapy, workshops and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Aminya Natural Therapies Academy Facebook


3. Varsity Winterfest
When: 4 August 2018: 12pm- 7:45pm
Where: Varsity Lakes surrounds- see website.
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly winter festival will feature entertainment and cultural entertainment, street art displays, jumping castles, kid's activities, exhibitions, displays, firework displays, performances, art, dance, shows, food stalls, demonstrations and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Varsity Winterfest Facebook


4. Australian Taxation Office Pop-up Shop
When: 6-8 August 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: The Pines Shopping Centre, Elanora Library, Guineas Creek Rd, Elanora
Cost: Free
Details: This pop-up shop will feature an ATO face-to-face service which will provide you with the opportunity to speak to ATO staff about tax and super related questions, queries or concerns. Click here for the website.

5. Glow Festival
When: 9-11 August 2018: 5pm-9pm
Where: The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall St, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will transform HOTA precinct into an enchanted illuminated setting showcasing entertainment, performances, music, immersive installations, culinary delights, market stalls, playful installations, face painting, activities and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City of Gold Coast Facebook


6. National Science Week
When: 10-18 August 2018
Where: City Libraries across Gold Coast- see website.
Cost: Free
Details: This spectacular science event will feature meeting scientists, exploring new technologies, action-packed activities, workshops, demonstrations, entertainment and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from National Science Week Facebook


7. Tweed Antiques & Collectables Fair
When: 11 & 12 August 2018: 9am-5pm
Where: Tweed Heads Civic Centre, cnr Brett & Wharf Streets, Tweed Heads
Cost: Adults: $5pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: This fair will showcase all things antiques and collectables with market stalls selling an array of antiques, fine china, ceramics, jewellery, retro items, collectables, vintage items and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Tweed Gold Coast Family History & Heritage Assn Facebook


8. Assisi College Fete
When: 11 August 2018: 1pm- 6:30pm
Where: Assisi Catholic College, 173 Billinghurst Crescent, Upper Coomera
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fte will be jam-packed with entertainment, activities, games, carnival festivities, jumping castles, face painting, food trucks, performances, shows, displays, market stalls, firework displays and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Assisi Catholic College P&F Facebook


9. Naturally GC Birds of our Wetlands Photography Walk
When: 11 August 2018: 7am-9am
Where: See website.
Cost: Free
Details: This event will take you on a pleasant photography guided walk by a local birdwatcher and nature photographer Todd Burrows. Click here for the website.

10. South East Species Orchid Society Show & Trade Day
When: 11 August 2018: 9am-4pm
Where: Nerang Senior Citizens Centre, 18 Ferry St, Nerang
Cost: $3pp
Details: This event will feature beautiful species of orchids on display. There will be stalls selling these beautiful flowers, growing advice talks and refreshments. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South East Species Orchid Society Qld Inc Facebook


11. Gold Coast Car Show
When: 11 & 12 August 2018: 11th: 11am-7pm & 12th: 6am-3pm
Where: Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba
Cost: Adults: $20pp, Concession: $15pp, Children (13-17yrs): $15pp- there are also weekend passes- see website for prices.
Details: This family-friendly Show will feature all things cars with entertainment, displays, shows, hot rods, retro displays, VW bugs, monster trucks, vintage, classic, Lamborghinis, muscle cars, bikes, caravans, and much more displays. There will also be trade and market stalls, activities, firework displays and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Gold Coast Car Show Facebook


12. Gold Coast Multicultural Festival
When: 12 August 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Southport Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural and family-friendly festival will feature a lineup of non-stop multicultural entertainment, activities, performances, multicultural foods, art & craft, demonstrations, displays, amusement & carnival rides, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Queensland Cultural Events Association Inc. Facebook


13. Emmanuel College Fete
When: 18 August 2018: 11am-7pm
Where: Emmanuel College, Birmingham Rd, Carrara
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Fete will feature plenty of fun for the whole family with entertainment, performances, competitions, talent shows, DJ, market stalls, carnival rides, animal farm, prizes to be won, firework displays and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Emmanuel College Fete Official Facebook


14. Biggera Waters State School Fete
When: 19 August 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: Biggera Waters State School, Morella Ave, Biggera Waters
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fete will be jam-packed with entertainment, activities, games, market stalls, performances, displays, food stalls, amusement rides, carnival festivities and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Biggera Waters State School Fete Facebook


15. Active Seniors: Kayak Explore
When: 24 August 2018: 8am-10am
Where: Lake Orr, Varsity Lakes
Cost: $5pp
Details: This event will be a great opportunity to enjoy a relaxing paddle and explore your local waterway with a group of friends or meet some new friends. All equipment and instructions will be provided. Click here for the website.

16. Burleigh Barbecue Low 'n' Slow Championships
When: 25 & 26 August 2018: 9am-6pm
Where: Ed Hardy Park, North Burleigh
Cost: Free
Details: It will be one smoking event this August with 50 of Australia and the United State's best barbecue competition teams battling it out for the highest honour at this annual Burleigh BBQ Championships. There will be entertainment, market stalls, pit yard will be open to the public from 9am-4pm, food trucks/ stalls and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Burleigh BBQ Facebook


17. Theravadin Buddhist Meditation Event
When: 25 August 2018- 8 September 2018: 2pm-3:30pm
Where: Wat Sangharatanaram Thai Temple, 137 Beaudesert-Nerang Rd, Nerang
Cost: Free
Details: This meditation event will include an afternoon session of meditation and learning basic teachings. Click here for the website.

18. Naturally GC Creatures of the Dark
When: 25 August 2018: 6:30pm-8pm
Where: See website.
Cost: Free
Details: This event will include a one-hour-walk spotting some of Australia's most iconic animals. The walk will be followed by a half hour wildlife show. This event is suitable for ages eight and above. Click here for the website.

19. Gold Coast Show
When: 31 August 2018- 2 September 2018
Where: Broadwater Parklands & Owen Park Southport
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Show will showcase a jam-packed lineup of entertainment, celebration of agricultural history, activities, games, competitions, demonstrations, displays, exhibitions, carnival festivities, food stalls & trucks, fairground rides, firework displays and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Gold Coast Show Facebook
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Why? Have fun this August in the Gold Coast & its surrounds
When: 1-31 August 2018
Where: Gold Coast & Surrounds
Cost: Free & Ticketed Events
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