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Australia Day events 2020

Jade McGarry | January 2020

The Gold Coast is hosting a bunch of events this Australia Day long weekend.

From the family-friendly celebration at the Broadwater Parklands featuring local musicians, to enjoying a a bottomless Aussie brunch at a Surfers Paradise bar, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s some of our top picks:

Australia Day Celebrations 2020 – Sunday – 4pm-8pm – Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Headlined by The Round Mountain Girls and supported by an impressive line-up of local talent including Electrik Lemonade, San Mei and Liv Heyer, this FREE event kicks off at 4pm and concludes at 8pm.

With fun for the whole family, the night will boast delicious food vendors, the JJ Richards ‘Aussie Activities Zone’ including water play and arts activities as well as beach volleyball on the foreshore.

Australia Day Pool Party – Sunday – 11am-2pm – Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Southport

Grab your friends and family and splash into Australia Day at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Pool Party with novelty races, giant inflatables, dive boards, a sausage sizzle and dive bomb competitions until 2pm.

The Goldie’s 92.5 Triple M will be coming to the party with a line-up of awesome Aussie music and giveaways, all this for just normal gate entry charges.

For those wanting to continue the party, it’s just a quick stroll over to the Broadwater Parklands for more Australia Day celebrations, where from 4pm you can grab a spot on the lawn for an evening of music and entertainment.

Australia Day at The Star – all weekend – The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach

See the Colours. Hear the Songs. Feel the Pride. The Star is putting on a spectacular weekend of all -Australian entertainment to help you celebrate our beautiful nation all weekend long.

Enjoy Australian inspired menus on The Lawn and Australian themed menu additions at the delicious Harvest Buffet, as live Aussie music and entertainment keep you kicking on and belting out some classic Aussie tunes.

The Island Gold Coast Australia Day Long Weekend – all weekend – The Island Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise legend, The Island is bringing the outside in and making it so much better! Guests can beat the crowds, avoid the sunburn, and skip the sand in unfortunate places, it’s only great cocktails, delicious food, fantastic entertainment and good vibes in the heart of Surfers Paradise.

Set over 4 days and 4 spectacular venues: Rooftop Bar, Pool Deck, Goldie’s and Duke’s Parlour, this is a long weekend you’ll wish would never end.

Australia Day Sanctuary Cove – Sunday – 12:30- 6pm – The Docks Precinct

Head on down to Sanctuary Cove Marine Village where the Australia Day celebrations will be in full swing, with Australian inspired menus on offer at the Cove Tavern and Anchor Buoy, while the IGA will be putting on an Aussie classic barbeque serving up all the favourite Australia Day classics.

Entertainment will include legend James Fox Higgins, a songwriter and producer who has toured his music internationally, and The Alex Fietz Duo who will be belting out timeless Aussie classics to help you relish in an ultimate Australia Day celebration. The kids are set to be entertained with a shaded inflated obstacle course, face painting and delicious snacks to keep them smiling all day!

Australia Day Gin and Tins – Sunday -12pm onward – Aviary Rooftop Bar, Southport

The Aviary is putting on an epic all-Australian celebration with the help of delicious ‘Brookies Gin Spritz’ and ‘Pirate Life Beer.’ This Australia Day celebration also includes acoustic music from Benny Hanna Music, a delicious variety of $15 pizzas, and an awesome selection of giant games to keep everyone entertained.

Come on down and kick back with your mates this Australia Day, playing games under the sun with a spritz in hand!

Aix Rose X Hyde Paradiso: Australia Day Takeover – 12pm onward – Hyde Paradiso Gold Coast

Hyde Paradiso Gold Coast has partnered with AIX Rose this Australia Day to bring you their famous Bottomless Brunch, Australia Day style.

With decadent and delicious share cocktails on arrival, free flowing rosé or beer, platters of Australian classics, live tunes and oceanside views, what more could you want!

Make sure you jump online to make a booking; they will be selling out fast!

Visit our What’s On page for more Australia Day events.

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