What's On - September
Spring is in the air, and there's no better place to welcome the season than the sunny Gold Coast!
Get ready for a month filled with music, laughter, art, and, of course, delicious craft beer. From free music festivals to iconic musicals and quirky adventures, September is bursting with excitement.
So grab your sunglasses, put on your dancing shoes, and let's dive into all the fun happenings in the Gold Coast!
Things to Do
Kicking off the month in Surfers Paradise is SPRINGTIME, a three-day music extravaganza that will have you grooving to beachside beats. With two outdoor stages, this festival is set to bring the party to town.
And the best part? It's completely free! From September 1st to 3rd, you'll be treated to an incredible lineup of Australia's favourite acts, including the energetic Bag Raiders, the alt-pop sensation BENEE from New Zealand, and the soulful Matt Corby.
But the fun doesn't stop there. Sycco, Boo Seeka, Babe Rainbow, and many more talented artists will grace the stage. And while you're enjoying the tunes, don't forget to check out the Vans Skate Plaza, where you can witness jaw-dropping tricks from the official Vans Skate Team. Plus, there will be live mural painting, showcasing the incredible talent of local artists. SPRINGTIME is the perfect way to welcome spring with a bang!
Paws at the Park
If you're in the mood for some theatrical magic, get ready for the 50th-anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show. This legendary rock 'n' roll musical is touring Australia, and it's making a stop at The Star Gold Coast starting September 3rd.
Created by Richard O'Brien, this show has become a cult classic over the years, captivating audiences around the world. With over 30 million people having experienced its wild ride, The Rocky Horror Show is a celebration of music, characters, freedom, and empowerment.
Join Brad, Janet, and the eccentric Dr. Frank'n'Furter for a night of unforgettable fun, outrageous outfits, and of course, the iconic 'Time-Warp' dance. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a Rocky Horror rookie, this show promises a party like no other. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the madness!
Prepare your taste buds for a sizzling adventure at the Kingaroy BaconFest, the ultimate celebration of all things bacon.
As Australia's pork producing capital, Kingaroy brings you an action-packed festival filled with pork-inspired delights. Immerse yourself in a tantalizing culinary experience led by Spanish chef extraordinaire, Miguel Maestre, and let Alastair McLeod guide you through the 'Ready, Steady ... Bacon' series in the food hall.
Indulge in mouthwatering bacon-infused treats and immerse yourself in the festivities. Don't miss your chance to experience the porcine paradise at BaconFest - get your tickets now!
Byron Writers Festival
Literary lovers, rejoice! The Byron Writers Festival is back, and it's ready to ignite your imagination with its theme of 'Wild Imagination.'
Over three days, more than 120 writers and thinkers will converge at the beautiful Bangalow Showground to celebrate the power of stories and the written word. From music, art, and environment to philosophy, health, politics, and more, the festival offers a captivating blend of genres.
Join esteemed guests such as Grace Tame, Richard Fidler, Nakkiah Lui, Pip Williams, Kevin Jared Hosein, and Marele Day for engaging conversations, workshops, and feature events. Tickets go on sale June 28, so mark your calendars and prepare for a scholarly smorgasbord!
Brunch with Bite at the Island Gold Coast
Are you tired of the same old brunch routine? It's time to kick things up a notch and embark on an off-the-wall brunch adventure at the Island Gold Coast's Brunch with Bite!
This sensational brunch series, brought to you by the masterminds behind the famous Brisbane series at Cloudland, is all about indulging in a little naughtiness and a whole lot of niceties. Picture yourself slipping into something more comfortable, gathering your best friends, and stepping into a world filled with mouthwatering surprises and a dash of excitement. Get ready to experience a brunch like no other!
Brunch with Bite at The Island runs from 12 August onwards.
Pacific Air Show - Gold Coast
Hold onto your seats and prepare to be blown away by the awe-inspiring Pacific Airshow Extravaganza! This electrifying event is making its way from the sunny shores of Huntington Beach in California to the vibrant Gold Coast from August 18th to 20th. Along the iconic Surfers Paradise esplanade, you'll witness a mind-boggling display of live aerial performances by the world's most talented civilian and military aviators. Brace yourself for heart-pounding maneuvers, breathtaking stunts, and jaw-dropping skills that will leave you in sheer amazement. From VIP meet-and-greets to exhilarating parties and unforgettable family-friendly experiences, the Pacific Airshow has it all. Buckle up and get ready for an aviation extravaganza that will have you on the edge of your seat!
The Pacific Airshow Extravaganza runs from 18-20 August.