What's On - August
Get ready to heat up the last month of winter with an electrifying array of events on the Gold Coast this August.
From seductive cabaret shows to dog-friendly festivals, sizzling bacon extravaganzas, and awe-inspiring aerial performances, the stage is set for an unforgettable month of fun and excitement.
Let's dive into the exhilarating lineup of adventures that await you on the Gold Coast!
Things to Do
Risque Cabaret Show
Step into a world of glamour and intrigue at Risque, the 16+ cabaret show that will fulfill all your wildest dreams.
Brace yourself for an evening of iconic numbers, breathtaking partner stunts, dazzling showgirl acts, LED-light hula hoops, and scorching hot performances that will leave you craving for more.
Let your imagination soar as women take charge in uniforms, or surrender to the allure of men in control. With seduction, classical showgirl performances, and a Latin dance infusion, Risque promises an unforgettable night of entertainment. Secure your tickets now and prepare to be captivated!
Paws at the Park
Calling all dog lovers and their furry companions! Get ready for a day of wagging tails, excitement, and non-stop entertainment at Paws at the Park. Located at the picturesque Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, this event features over 100 stalls showcasing the best dog products and services from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Indulge in delicious food from food trucks, groove to live music, participate in talks and competitions, and enjoy a wide range of activities designed for both dogs and their humans.
With dedicated off-lead areas for small and big dogs, Paws at the Park promises a tail-wagging extravaganza. Join the fun and support the Animal Welfare League QLD (AWLQ) while having a blast!
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.