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: Usher Cup

When? Thursday January 18th – Sunday 21st January

Southern Gold Coast’s Snapper Rocks will come alive with 32 surfers from 8 International Boardriding Clubs competing against 128 surfers from 32 Australian Boardriding Clubs over 4 days, from 18 to 21 January.

Venue: Snapper Rocks, Snapper Rocks Road, Coolangatta

#2: Sea World Carnivale

When? Select Fridays and Saturday from 28th January to 25th Feb

Saturday January 28th

Saturday February 4th

Saturday February 11th

Saturday February 18th

Friday February 24h

Saturday February 25th

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 5:30–8:30 pm on selected Friday and Saturday nights from January 28th to February 25th.

#3: 2023 Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo

When? Sunday January 8th, 9:00 am to 5:30 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? Thursday January 26th 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 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!