Things To Do

14 Unmissable Events To Check Out This June

By Morgan Reardon
30th May 2019


Sure, we may complain about the frosty mornings, but really, we don’t have winter too bad in these parts, especially when the GC are putting on some seriously stellar events. And there is absolutely no way we are accepting an ‘it’s too cold’ excuse not to get in on food fests, fireworks competitions and Cooly Rocks On!  

Here are the best things to do on the Gold Coast this June.

Yoga Festival

For a feel-good start to your weekend, make a beeline for Burleigh to enjoy an iconic annual festival commemorating the United Nations International Day of Yoga. Held on the beautiful Burleigh beach, enjoy inspiring yoga flows under the winter sun by much-loved local teachers. Wander through the boho tent village filled with relaxing meditation sessions, Ayurvedic workshops, yoga masterclasses, Vedic wisdom discussions and refuel with vegan treats at the food forest. 

When: Saturday 1 June, 9am to 3pm 
Where: Justins Park, Burleigh 
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Gold Coast Green Week 2019

Gold Coast Green Week is a curated 10-day calendar of environmental events that celebrate our unique natural environment. The handpicked events showcase the magnificent work that is done to preserve and protect the natural environment through local passion, innovation, research and creativity. The calendar consists of over 45 events from bushwalks and beach clean-ups to workshops and wildlife expos . See the full program here

When: From Saturday 1 June to Sunday 9 June 
Where: Various locations 
Cost: Free and ticketed events 
For more information, click here.

Polo By The Sea

Donning an oversized floppy hat or fascinator, towering wedges, and heading to the race track to get buzzed in the sunshine is a rite of passage for any Aussie. That’s where Polo by the Sea steps in. There’ll be marquees with flowing bubbles and canapés, live DJ tunes, opportunities to mingle with the polo riders, plus the popular divot stomp (yes, just like Pretty Woman). All set to a backdrop of yachts bobbing on the glittering Broadwater—sounds like the perfect Saturday to us. 

When: Saturday 1 June, 11:30am to 5:30pm 
Where: Doug Jennings Park, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Cost: From $85 per person
For more information, click here.


The sea to the sky will light up over Surfers Paradise beach in dramatic displays as nations compete for the 2019 SeaFire Championship title. Stuntmen and skydivers decked in the brightest and loudest fireworks will fall from the sky, while jet skis will cut through the whitewash below, leaving a trail of light in their wake. SeaFire 2019 is a celebration of multi-culturalism with four nations competing in what is still Australia’s only international fireworks competition. You can expect to see world-class pyrotechnic displays off ocean barges, choreographed to musical soundtracks.

When: Saturday 1 June, 4pm to 9pm 
Where: Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Young Hearts Run Free

Young Hearts Run Free is a nineties-inspired masquerade ball, set to the full Romeo and Juliet soundtrack. Think hits from favourites like Radiohead, Everclear, The Cardigans, Garbage, Des'ree and Butthole Surfers. The ball will be brought to life with performances by Patience Hodgson, Rhea Robertson and Dubarmarine with a 1997 DJ set will follow straight after. The Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne events all sold out, so get in quick. 

When: Saturday 1 June, from 7pm 
Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $52 per person
For more information, click here.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon 

The Ministry Of Magic is calling on witches and wizards to assist with the important task of containing the traces of magic that have appeared in Circle on Cavill. Six Golden Snitches, the smallest ball used in Quidditch, have gone missing and need to be returned urgently. The missing Snitches will instigate a Golden Snitch Hunt in the precinct from 5:30pm followed by a Harry Potter movie marathon where Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be screened under the stars with free popcorn and hot chocolate. 

When: Saturday 1 June, from 5:30pm 
Where: Circle On Cavill, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Cooly Rocks On

Dust off the Chevy and pull up at the levy in style at the Gold Coast’s favourite old school music festival and show 'n' shine, Cooly Rocks On. Jam-packed with live music stages, flash mobs, lindy hop competitions, pin up pageants, a mega vintage car display and more, your whole week is sorted as you dance down Cooly’s boulevard from dawn ‘til dusk with a sneaky flask in your back pocket.

When: Wednesday 5 June to Sunday 9 June
Where: Coolangatta beachfront and beyond
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Festival Of The Stone

Stone & Wood’s annual festival will be bigger and better than ever, taking place in their brand-new 1160-square-metre Byron Bay brewery. You’ll rock out to epic live music (Alex Lahey, Alice Ivy and Lisa Hunt), sip on limited edition brews and stuff your face with epic food truck eats (Spice Pirate BBQ, Pocket Curries and Zicatela). For good vibes and great times, grab yourself a ticket to this epic mini festival. Hot tip: book soon because it sells out quick. 

When: Saturday 8 June, 3pm to 10pm
Where: Stone & Wood Brewery, 100 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay
Cost: $45 plus booking fee
For more information, click here.

25 Year Anniversary Of Pulp Fiction With CHEAP FAKES

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the greatest movie and soundtrack of all time, and no, we’re not talking about Terminator 2 or The Notebook…we’re talking about the almighty Pulp Fiction! To celebrate Tarantino’s timeless masterpiece of cinema and music, the legends at Miami Marketta are throwing a seriously epic party. The amazing CHEAP FAKES will be performing the entire soundtrack live as an eight-piece big band with flawless renditions and amazing visuals on the big screen. Dress up is encouraged so grab your gang and party like it’s 1994. 

When: Friday 14 June, 7:30pm to 10pm
Where: Miami Marketta, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
Cost: From $30 per person
For more information, click here.

Beer Birthday Bash At Black Hops Brewery

After taking out a gong at the Australian International Beer Awards, (the equivalent of the Oscars of the beer world), the crew at Black Hops Brewing are celebrating—and rightly so. Their third birthday bash promises to be a goodie with a weekend-long celebration featuring three new beers for each year with an overall 16 tap line-up and eats from Wiener Haus. Even better, in an effort to reduce the use of single use plastic, they’ll be using reusable plastic cups. You’ll need to bring $2 coin as a deposit for the cup, and when you return the cup, you get your deposit back. All unclaimed deposits will then be donated to charity.

When: Saturday 15 June; 12pm to 6pm
Where: Black Hops Brewing, 15 Gardenia Grove, Burleigh Heads
Cost: Bring cash for beers and food
For more information, click here.

Burleigh Keg Jump

Grab your mates, a crisp beer and prepare to be wowed as some of the coolest pro skateboarders (Andrew Brophy, Jesse Noonan, Dennis Durrant to name but a few) battle it out, attempting their longest ollie while clearing as many kegs as possible. As well as all the epic entertainment there will be delicious food truck eats available and plenty of Burleigh Brewing’s craft drops to keep you watered. 

When: Thursday 20 June, 6pm to 10pm
Where: Burleigh Brewing Co, 2 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh 
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Pups, Plants + Pizza 

Never have we been so excited to see those three p’s together. Head to the Coast’s coolest plant shop, The Borrowed Nursery, for a day of pure fun. Bring your furry mates, buy some of owner Lauren’s sweet plants and chow down on some pizza from Napizzetta. There’s also doggy ice-cream available plus loads of pop-up dog treats like Dizzy Dog Collars, and Pluto and Ally Treatery. 

When: Saturday 22 June, 11am to 2pm
Where: The Borrowed Nursery, 44 Cronulla Ave, Mermaid Beach 
Cost: Free entry 
For more information, click here.

Burleigh Winter Solstice Festival

Proving we really do know how to do winter right on the Gold Coast, the annual Winter Solstice Festival is back and it’s better than ever. There will be sweet live music, incredible fire performers, street entertainment, lantern workshops, BMX and skateboarding demos, plus mouth-watering eats from local eateries. Get down to Burleigh and support the locals. 

When: Saturday 22 June, 4pm to 9pm
Where: James Street, Burleigh  
Cost: Free entry 
For more information, click here.

91st Mudgeeraba Show 

The Mudgeeraba Show has been around for 90 years and we cannot even deal with its cuteness. It’s amazing how you can cross the motorway and all of a sudden you can get in on a country fair. Pat all of the baby animals, meander through stalls and indulge all the fudge and fairy floss you can handle. There will be rides, live music and expect a sizzle of fireworks to end the second night. 

When: Saturday 28 to Sunday 30 June
Where: Mudgeeraba Showgrounds; Corner Mudgeeraba Road and Worongary Road, Mudgeeraba
Cost: Adults from $15, children from $10 
For more information, click here.

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Image Credit: Seafire

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