What's On - May
May is on it's way! And with it comes an array of exciting events on the Gold Coast.
We've got everything from international superstars in the comedy and music realms, sporting matches worth a long weekend on the Coast, meditation and relaxation on the beach, markets, and more.
Plus, let's not forget Mother's Day! Get in touch with us today and we can help you plan a fantastic May jaunt on the Gold Coast, and give you the very best in places to stay.
Things to Do
Cool2BeConscious Saturday Stillness
Every Saturday at 7:30 am, everyone is invited to join the stillness session on the beach in front of Justins Park in Burleigh Heads. The session is a powerful yet simple mindfulness flow, where the Cool2BeConscious team guides you through a five-minute intro, 10 minutes of breathwork and a 15-minute guided meditation.
Surfer's Paradise Beachfront Night Markets
If you’re looking for a bargain in the evening on the Gold Coast, you might just find treasure at the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets! Running every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night, the markets feature everything from fashion, jewelry and accessories, to artworks, photography, beauty products and home wares.
If you’re looking for an unusual gift or a one-off piece, these markets are your one-stop shop!
Flotsam Surf Film and Photography Festival
Igniting spaces across the Gold Coast between May 1 and May 14, the Flotsam Surf Film and Photography Festival features pop up short film installations, photography exhibitions, indoor and outdoor movie screenings, workshops and photo meets.
All covering the creative side of surf culture.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at The Collective
One of our favourite Gold Coast locations for great food is The Collective at Palm Beach. This month, they are throwing a Cinco de Mayo fiesta! On May 5, from 7:30 pm, the venue can host you for a four-course share-style feast on their rooftop, which is paired with a 90 minute drinks package including bespoke Patron cocktails.
There’s even live entertainment from a Mariachi Band and DJ beats!
Gold Coast Suns v Melbourne
The Gold Coast Suns return to Heritage Bank Stadium at Carrara on the Gold Coast this month, taking on Melbourne in the annual Round to RizeUp!
Tickets are available from as low as $11. The game is at 2:30 pm on Saturday May 6.
Get your tickets and find out more below.
Dreamworld Night Market
Once the rides shut down for the day, Dreamworld lights up with a different kind of fun! The Dreamworld Night Market is the Gold Coast’s newest night market. Entry is $2 or free for kids under 13 and ticketed passholders to the theme park. The market has food trucks, live music, shops, family entertainment and more.
Mother's Day on the Gold Coast
O’Reillys Mother’s Day High Tea Delight
Take in the stunning rainforest at O’Reilly’s, with the picturesque panorama of the McPherson Range and Lamington National Park as your backdrop while you devour high tea bites from Daniele Cavallucci - executive chef. On the menu for Mother’s Day is pistachio crumb, raspberry and white chocolate mousse, mango cheesecake slice, polenta and chocolate bon bon, macaroons and traditional lemon scones with strawberry jam and fresh whipped cream. There’s also savory options, like arancini, feta and spinach delights and buffalo caprese skewers. The best bit? Mum will receive a special O’Reilly’s gift on the day.
Mother’s Day At The Island
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for Mother’s Day, look no further than The Island in Surfers Paradise! Whether it’s an A La Carte lunch at Goldie’s, with pub classics, beer and woodfired pizza, a rooftop vibe at The Island Rooftop Graze, complete with welcoming mimosa and a tasty three course spread, or the Mother’s Day Buffet in The Glasshouse with a range of food stations, Mum will be spoiled for choice.
Mother’s Day High Tea Cruise
Spoil Mum with a high tea cruise at Sea World Cruises! Their spacious vessel will be delicately decorated with flowers fit for a Queen. Mum will be able to indulge in a delectable selection of sweet and savory treats, served on the classic three-tiered platters, from the air conditioned main deck. She’ll get a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, as she relaxes on the comfortable open air deck, passing stunning Gold Coast skylines and iconic landmarks.
Pacific Air Show - Gold Coast
We’re jumping on this one early, because it is sure to sell out. The Pacific Airshow is the most attended Airshow in the United States, and now it is coming to the Gold Coast! Pacific Airshow Gold Coast will be a three-day weekend event featuring heart-pumping aerobatic demonstrations by the world’s finest aviators, VIP meet and greet events, social parties, and so much more.
Featuring the best civilian performers and military aviators from around the globe, Pacific Airshow Gold Coast is set to be the largest Airshow event to ever take place in Australia.
Pacific Airshow is set to take to the skies over Gold Coast annually with the inaugural event occurring 18-20 August 2023.