Entertainment & Events at Mercure Gold Coast Resort

If you’re seeking accommodation near Carrara Stadium, Metricon Stadium or Broadbeach, no hotel offers more convenience to the Gold Coast’s best attractions and activities than Mercure Gold Coast Resort. From holiday celebrations to seasonal festivals, concerts and sporting events, the most popular things to do in Gold Coast are just moments away.

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    8th Dec - 17th Feb

    Let There Be Rock

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    1st February

    Gold Coast Superfoiler Grand Prix

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    8th - 24th February

    Sand Safari Arts Festival

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    8th - 9th February

    EUROVISION – Australia Decides

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    30th Mar - 7th Apr

    The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

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    3rd - 14th April

    Gold Coast Film Festival

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    11th Apr - 14th May

    Gold Coast Superhero Weekend

Let There Be Rock

8th Dec - 17th Feb

Reliving the Gold Coast's live rock scene with stories, memorabilia, imagery and footage to stir up some memories and reignite your passion! Relive legendary music and great times.

Gold Coast Superfoiler Grand Prix

1st February

It's back for series two.

The SuperFoiler is a national circuit – bringing the world’s best sailors to compete in an international circuit combining three domestic venues and three international venues.

The sailors will compete on eight revolutionary sailing machines – which fly across the water at 80 kilometres per hour. 

There are three sailors on each machine and they are competing for the Regatta trophy and an overall series victory (The Ben Lexcen Trophy).

There will be 12 races at each SuperFoiler Grand Prix event (three per day).

Sand Safari Arts Festival

8th - 24th February

Kings and Queens of the castle will converge on Surfers Paradise as the annual Sand Safari Arts Festival returns to celebrate all things sand and sea, transforming the iconic foreshore into a family-friendly fantasy sandscape. 

An initiative of Surfers Paradise Alliance, the free event will commence with the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships where spectators are invited to witness the nation’s best professional sculptors as they carve mesmerising, life-sized masterpieces from 10 tonnes of sand.

EUROVISION – Australia Decides

8th - 9th February

Be a part of history! It's the first Eurovision show on Australian soil, where you can get a taste of the world's largest and most exciting television music event.

Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast 2019 will feature some of Australia's greatest music performers and the winner will go on to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Be a part of the action on Queensland's Gold Coast! Hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst, experience the dramatic brilliance of Eurovision!

Three shows now on sale - Jury Preview Show, Matinee Preview Show and the Live Television Final where every vote counts!

Artists announced so far are:
Sheppard
Kate Miller-Heidke
Electric Fields
Mark Vincent
Courtney Act
Aydan
Leea Nanos

More artists announcements to follow.

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

30th Mar - 7th Apr

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, also known as the Aussies, is an annual event where members from Australia’s 311 Surf Clubs come together to compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events. It is the largest event of its kind, only comparing the likes of the Commonwealth Games.

Surf lifesavers, who each year volunteer their services to keep Australian beaches safe, will test their competitive skills in events including swimming, board and ski paddling, sprinting, surf boat rowing and the spectacular Ironman and Ironwoman. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Australia's best surf lifesavers in action on your doorstep. With plenty of fun for the family, the event is a must-visit with entertainment running all week long.

From 8am daily at Broadbeach SLSC and North Burleigh SLSC.

Gold Coast Film Festival

3rd - 14th April

The 17th annual Gold Coast Film Festival will run from 3-14 April 2019 across the Gold Coast. 

Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. Learn from Australia's leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops. Be captivated by internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, local indie gems, engaging documentaries, family features, and the scariest horror films. 

As the City's flagship film event, the Gold Coast Film Festival brings film to life in a distinctly Gold Coast way for local and visiting audiences and to help grow and support Queensland’s screen industry from one of Australia's top filmmaking destinations - the Gold Coast.

Special events include the Women in Film Lunch, Movie & Music Trivia, free outdoor film screenings, industry panels and workshops, and SIPFest, the annual short film competition transforming Surfers Paradise beach into a vibrant and unique cinema featuring 12 cinematic masterpieces by emerging filmmakers from around Australia. YScreen - a selection of entertaining and intelligent films and workshops for children and teens is open to schools and families.

Gold Coast Film Festival's full program of 100+ films, panels, parties and events will be announced in early 2019.

Gold Coast Superhero Weekend

11th Apr - 14th May

Are you just a Superhero in disguise? Mark the calendar, because Gold Coast Superhero Weekend is heading to Broadbeach. This supercharged weekend will include the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Gold Coast Film Festival and a ton of action packed events for the young and the young at heart. 

The weekend will take over Broadbeach from Friday to Sunday featuring action packed activities for the whole family including movies in the park, meet and greets and the Supanova Superhero Parade which shuts down the streets of Broadbeach for an epic display of superheroes, comic-book characters, cars, policemen and heaps more. Plus plenty of opportunities to have photos with all kinds of characters.