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EVENTS GUIDE Feb-Apr 2016

EVENTS GUIDE Feb-Apr 2016

The Gold Coast boat show festivities are coming in May, and the city is set out to be the exciting and thrilling events destination for this season! Mark your calendars, so you don’t miss out!

SYDNEY TRAILER BOAT SHOW 27-28 Feb
Organised by Boating Industry Association of NSW, the Sydney Trailer Boat Show will display an array of boats for most boating tastes, with lots of gear for boating also available. It will be a great day out for boating novices and enthusiasts. Held at Sydney Showgrounds at Sydney Olympic Park, admission is free and the show will operate from 9am to 5pm on both days. (myoutdoorlife.com.au)

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2016 12-14 Feb
This event marks the new lunar year (starting 8 February) in the Chinese calendar. Sanctuary Cove welcomes visitors to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Enjoy traditional Chinese crafts, kite making, mask painting and Chinese calligraphy, and also Chinese music and lion dancing, fire cracker and kung fu display. Try a special New Year banquet on offer at Dragon Cove Chinese Restaurant, Sanctuary Cove Marine Village. (sanctuarycove.com)

BLEACH FESTIVAL 4-20 March
The Bleach Festival will drench the Gold Coast with a three-week, high-energy, action-packed parade of live music, beach concerts, theatre, performing arts, film and fun. Bleach Festival HQ is the Southern Gold Coast but this year satellite events through the Northern Gold Coast will spread the best of Bleach across the length and breadth of the city. Get set to get wet! Get ready to party! (bleachfestival.com.au)
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QUIKSILVER PRO 10-21 March
The WSL Championship tour kicks off at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast. Join the world’s best male and female surfers as they battle it out in the 2016 Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro. Held in the oasis of the beachside town of Coolangatta, this is a popular event to a number of participants from all parts of Australia. (worldsurfleague.com)

AUSTRALIAN STREET ENTERTAINMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS 25-28 March
This Easter long weekend, Surfers Paradise will once again transform into carnival of laughter and entertainment with four stages, each zone will buzz with colour and activity. See clowns, mimes, magicians, jugglers, dancers and performers take to stages across Surfers Paradise, all vying for the crowd’s attention. (surfersparadise.com)

ITU WORLD TRIATHLON GOLD COAST 9 April
World class triathletes will descend on the Gold Coast to battle it out for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series. With the 2016 Olympics on the horizon these top triathletes will try to secure their spot on the team. The event schedule includes the world’s best athletes in action in the ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on Saturday 9 April and Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial on Sunday 10 April. The line-up includes a packed entertainment schedule for the whole family. (goldcoast.triathlon.org)

SURFERS PARADISE LIVE 6 -8 May
It’s the biggest music festival to hit Surfers Paradise that is held over three days. Surfers Paradise LIVE will showcase a diverse, eclectic mix of live music genres with multiple stages throughout the precinct, so no matter where you are in Surfers Paradise, you’ll hear the sounds of the best raw, live music. (surfersparadise.com)

BLUES ON BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 19-22 May
The 15th annual Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will headline Ron Burdon and the Animals. It is Australia’s largest free music festival which is held for four huge days and nights, and features Australian talent as well as providing a stage for international acts. Blues music is food for the soul and this festival combines the best of blues with the cream of the Gold Coast cuisine. (bluesonbroadbeach.com)

AUSTRALIAN SUPERYACHT & MARINE EXPORT CONFERENCE (ASMEX) 16-18 May
An Australian International Marine Export Group and Superyacht Australia Industry conference, the ASMEX, provides an opportunity for the industry to gain up-to-date information and potential opportunities to drive business. Intercontinental Hotel at Sanctuary Cove. (Aimex.asn.au)

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SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW (SCIBS) 19-22 May
This year marks the 28th anniversary of this world-famous festival, where fortunes are launched and dreams set sail. Get set to experience Oceans of Awesome celebrating everything marine, showcased against the spectacular backdrop of the Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove. (sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au)

GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO 19-22 MAY
The Expo will feature boats, marine equipment and boat-building and service facilities. Staged within the facilities of Australia’s largest manufacturing plants and shipyards at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera, the Expo will include an interactive demonstration and experience arena. (gcmarineexpo.com.au)

RIVIERA FESTIVAL OF BOATING 19-22 May
An educational and social event where Riviera and Belize owners and boating enthusiasts from around the globe will unite. The festival will cover all aspects of boating and conduct over 70 educational seminars and practical workshops. Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera. (riviera.com.au/events)

 

Compiled by Andy Kancachian

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