4 Gold Coast Events You Shouldn’t Miss Out on While Holidaying at Broadbeach This Summer!

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Broadbeach is the perfect place to spend your summer holiday. Aside from the glorious beaches, super fun theme parks and stunning hinterland National Park hikes, there’s so much to see and do, and this summer, the events calendar is packed full of exciting things to keep you entertained. While enjoying a well-deserved break at your Broadbeach accommodation of choice, here are 4 of the best events happening on the Gold Coast this summer!

Naturally Gold Coast Discover Summer

If you’re looking for a fun and educational day out, look no further than Naturally Gold Coast Discover Summer. This event is all about getting back to nature and learning more about the animals and plants that call the Gold Coast home. You’ll get to meet some of the resident koalas, go on a bushwalk, and learn about how to take care of our environment. It’s a great day out for the whole family!

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There’s a range of free workshops and events for all ages and you can enjoy wildlife shows, see scaly reptiles, be immersed in indigenous arts and culture, and participate in creating some nature crafts.

When: Thursday, December 01 2022 until Tuesday, February 28 2023

Cult Classic Movie Program

Do you love cult classic movies? Then you’ll want to run, not walk, to the Cult Classic Movie Program at The Dendy, Southport. This summer, they’re screening classic cult films like Reservoir Dogs and A Clockwork Orange. This is a night out for the adults and a chance to catch up on some of the best cult films ever made.

When: Check with The Dendy to confirm movie details, but scheduled screenings are advertised at the following session times:

Thursday, 01 December 2022  (06:45 PM – 11:59 PM)

Friday, 02 December 2022 (08:30 PM – 11:59 PM)

Thursday, 08 December 2022 (06:20 PM – 11:59 PM)

Friday, 09 December 2022 (08:30 PM – 11:59 PM)

Guided Native Bee Walk in the Botanic Gardens

Did you know that there are over 1,500 species of native bees in Australia? Come along to the Guided Native Bee Walk in the Botanic Gardens and learn all about these amazing creatures! You’ll get to see them up close as they go about their daily business, and you might even spot a queen bee!


Friday, 02 December 2022 (09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

Friday, 16 December 2022 (09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

Friday, 06 January 2023 (09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

Friday, 20 January 2023 (09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

Friday, 03 February 2023 (09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

The Lord Mayor Christmas Carols presented by Village Roadshow Theme Parks

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by attending the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols?! This annual event is back for its 11th year and is always a hit with kids and adults alike. There will be plenty of carols to sing along to, as well as food stalls, face painting, and entertainment for the kids. It’s sure to be a night to remember!

Returning to the Broadwater Parklands and presented in conjunction with Village Roadshow Theme Parks, the evening will be hosted by local Chanel 7 personalities and the Australian Idol sensation, Anthony Callea, is the 2022 headline performer.

The Warner Bros. Movie World’s Looney Tunes Christmas Show is returning, with performances from Queenslander Faith Sosene, Frankie and the Holiday Seasons, the Brisbane City Gospel Choir. There’ll be fireworks lighting up the sky, carols to sing along to, and of course, Santa will also make an appearance!

When: Saturday, 03 December 2022 from 3 PM


The Gold Coast is certainly the place to be this summer, so get in quickly to book a Broadbeach apartment so you don’t miss out on these four great events! From getting back to nature with a guided Native Bee walk in the Botanic Gardens to singing your heart out at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Book your holiday today!

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