January on the Gold Coast is jam-packed with fun events, mix that with some beautiful Gold Coast sunshine and add your family and friends – and you’ve got a beautiful start to the year. We’ve compiled our favourite events and activities in January on the Gold Coast, and there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on #4.

#1: Burleigh Heads Boardriders Single Fin Festival

When? Saturday January 8th – Sunday 9th January 2022

The Burleigh Heads Boardriders Club annual Single Fin Festival sees surfers competing on single fin surfboards, made pre-1985. Presented by Billabong and held at the beautiful Burleigh Heads beach, this event celebrates the surfing culture of the Gold Coast, and a simpler time. Surfers who have competed in this unique event in the past include Parko, Taj Burrow, Rasta and Mick Fanning.

#2: Sea World Carnivale

When? Select Fridays and Saturday from 29th January to 26th Feb 2022

Saturday January 29th

Saturday February 5th

Friday February 11th

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Friday February 25h

Saturday February 26th

Returning due to popular demand, Sea World Carnivale is back in January and sure to dazzle the entire family. The Aquacolour Spectacular will shine brighter than ever before with a dazzling mix of a refreshed music and magical light show over the Sea World lake. This family friendly festival features exotic food and entertainment including aerialists, fire twirlers, musicians and more! Carnivale events take place from 6:00–9:00 pm on selected Friday and Saturday nights from January 29th to February 26th 2022.

#3: 2022 Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo

When? Sunday January 9th, 9:15 am to 6:00 pm

Venue: Doug Jennings Park, Main Beach

Mingle with royalty, polo players and celebrities as you enjoy a stylish day out at The Polo. Pacific Fair will be running a pavilion, offering luxurious hospitality in a stylish tent. For a more relaxed day, why not pack a picnic basket and rug and enjoy a family day out with General Admission for only $50.

#4: Australia Day Fireworks at Broadwater Parklands

When? Wednesday January 26th 2022 from 4pm to 8pm

Venue: Broadwater Parklands

January on The Gold Coast means celebrating Australia Day in true Aussie style, with family and friends and delicious food and drinks. Be part of the festivities at the Gold Coast’s 2022 Australia Day Celebrations on Wednesday 26 January at Broadwater Parklands, Southport. From 4pm to 8pm there’ll be:

  • Live local musicians performing
  • An assortment of food trucks
  • Free kids activities
  • Fantastic fireworks finale!

To join events and activities in January on the Gold Coast, Holiday Holiday have very limited availability for accommodation. To secure your holiday book online or call us on 07 5554 3200!