Tugun, Gold Coast Events


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October

Buskers by the Creek

When: 17th and 18th October, 2015. 10am to 6pm Where: Win..
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When: 17th and 18th October, 2015. 10am to 6pm

Where: Winders Park, Duringan Street, Currumbin

Head along to Buskers on the Creek for a weekend celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking! Over 200 performers will be showing off their talents.

Don't miss sword-swallowing Guinness World Record holder 'Space Cowboy' or the electric Samba-Blisstas when they thunder through the street with their riotous red rhythms.

There will also be family fun and great food including cuisines from Persia, Italy, Spain, Jamaica and Mexico.

The event is FREE to attend. For more information please visit Buskers by the Creek.

Book accommodation staying with us here at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. Located on the beachfront, and boasting great facilities to make your weekend a memorable holiday on the Gold Coast. To view our rates and make your reservation CLICK HERE.





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October

Castrol Gold Coast 600

The Gold Coast's biggest party is revving up for this October..
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The Gold Coast's biggest party is revving up for this October, with an impressive line-up of on and off the track action!

The Castrol Gold Coast 600 will be held on the weekend of the 23rd to the 25th of October, 2015, on the Gold Coast.  With the main action occurring in Surfers Paradise.

Highlights of GC600 2015 include:
* Legendary Australian Rock Band 'COLD CHISEL' will play live on the Saturday night at 600 Sounds powered by Gold FM.
* Club 600; this Las Vegas inspired day club features all female DJs, chill zones, Miss V8 Supercars and more. 18+ years only.
* Stadium Super Trucks will join the action on track, with the international spectacle joining Porsche Carrera Cup, V8 Utes, and Formula 4 supporting the V8 Supercars Championship.
* PIRTEK Enduro Cup Final - don't miss the V8 Supercar drivers doing battle on one of the world's toughest street circuits.

For more information visit Castrol Gold Coast 600

Don't stay in Surfers Paradise with everyone else!  Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. You can still go and enjoy the action, but you'll have a quiet oasis to retreat to and escape away from the crowds!  CLICK HERE



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February

Quicksilver Pro and Roxy Pro

Every year the top male and female surfers in the world conve..
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Every year the top male and female surfers in the world converge on the Gold Coast for the opening leg of the ASP World Championship Tour, the Quicksilver Pro and Roxy Pro.

In 2016 the event dates are planned for commencing on the 24th of Feb and wrapping up by the 5th of March. The event allows for lay days, as they only surf when the conditions are good - so exact dates of surfing can't be promised.

Best book accommodation for the entire period and enjoy a Gold Coast holiday of surf, sun and sand! This Gold Coast event is suitable for the whole family. Don't miss it!

For more information please visit the ASP World Tour website. 

Book accommodation on the Southern Gold Coast staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun, just a short 12 minute drive by car or approximately 25 minutes by bus with buses running regularly during the day. 


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March

Bleach* Festival

When: 4th to 26th March, 2016 Where: Various locations ac..
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When: 4th to 26th March, 2016

Where: Various locations across the Gold Coast.

Bleach* Festival is the largest arts and culture festival on the Gold Coast and 2016 will be it's 6th event. 

Over the past few years the festival has attracted more than 140,000 people, with close to one thousand artists and creatives involved in the production of hundreds of events. 

The festival usually also coincides with the launch of the World Surfing Tour; Quiksilver and Roxy pro.

Stay tuned for the program closer to the event date!

'Expect the unexpected, prepare to be amazed and keep your eyes peeled for eye-popping antics, street parties and picnics in unusual and whimsical settings. Like a giant wave, the Bleach* Festival program will sweep from the Southern Gold Coast across the city, bringing an artistic celebration of everything there is to love about our coastal lifestyle. Feel the sand between your toes and enjoy some fun in the sun and under the stars when Bleach* Festival presents a feast of Australia’s and the Gold Coast’s best contemporary musicians and artists over three mega weekends.'

Book your Southern Gold Coast accommodation for Bleach* Festival staying at San Simeon Apartments in Tugun.



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April

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

When: 3rd of April 2016. The Cooly Classic is an annual e..
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When: 3rd of April 2016.

The Cooly Classic is an annual event on the ocean swimming calendar that draws people from all over Australia for the Gold Coast's premier ocean swim.

The event is comprised of several different options for different swim abilities:

New for 2016 is the Marathon Distance 3km swim.

Cooly Classic 2.0 - 2km event

Cooly 1000 - a shorter 1.0km course

300m & 1000m Junior Giants Event - Open to kids over 8 years old. Family and friends are welcome to swim alongside the kids.

For further information visit The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim website.

For your Gold Coast accommodation needs book your family in at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. BOOK HERE!


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June

Cooly Rocks On

3rd to the 13th of June 2016! Take a ride back in time to..
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3rd to the 13th of June 2016!

Take a ride back in time to Australia's biggest 50s and 60s nostalgia festival! Cooly Rocks On!

The dates for 2016 have been set and will provide almost two huge weeks of entertainment from the 3rd to the 13th of June 2016!

This annual event boasts over 2kms of Rock n' Roll, Rockabilly, Swing music and more than 1,000 hot rods, customs cars and vintage classics lining the beachfront of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

Visitors can meander though over one hundred retro market stalls and one hundred craft stalls, you can also enjoy vintaged style food from the era.

The Grand Finale weekend is so big that they close down the streets to make way for the outdoor stages, street parades, shows and more. Don't miss this popular event that attracts more than 100,000 people every year! For more information visit Cooly Rocks On!


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July

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

The 38th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon dates have been a..
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The 38th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon dates have been announced. Be part of Australia's premier road race and the first marathon in the country to hold an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.

When: 2nd-3rd of July 2016.

In 2015, over 27,000 entrants were expected to participate from a wide range of ages and abilities. Races on offer include the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and for the younger runners there's the Junior Dash 4km and 2km.

The Gold Coast Airport Marathon attracts runners from all over Australia and the world. Traditionally great running conditions in July coupled with a fast, flat and scenic course, add to the appeal of the race. Run alongside the surf beaches and broadwater of the Gold Coast, while you strive for your personal best.

Pick your favourite race, then head on over to the Gold Coast Airport Marathon for full details and registration.

Run the race of your life, then slow down the pace with a few days staying with us here at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun on the Gold Coast. CLICK HERE.



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July

Viva Surfers Paradise

Viva Surfers Paradise will return in July - Friday the 8th to..
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Viva Surfers Paradise will return in July - Friday the 8th to Sunday the 17th of July.  

Stay tuned for more information when it becomes available.  or visit the Surfers Paradise Gold Coast website.

Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying with us at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments, close to all the action but far enough away to also enjoy relaxation and quiet. 

If you are travelling with your own vehicle or hire car, Surfers Paradise is just a short drive up the Gold Coast Highway. You can also get there by public transport. 

For our rates and reservations please CLICK HERE.




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September

Swell Sculpture Festival 2016

Stay tuned for more information about the Swell Sculpture Fes..
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Stay tuned for more information about the Swell Sculpture Festival - 9 to 18 September, 2016.

For all the information visit the Swell Sculpture Festival website.

Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments


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September

Gold Coast Folk Music Festival

NEXT FOLK FEST 17-18 SEPTEMBER 2016 Program to be announ..
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NEXT FOLK FEST 17-18 SEPTEMBER 2016

 Program to be announced in July 2016 - Stay tuned!

Book accommodation staying with us here at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. Located on the beachfront, and boasting great facilities to make your weekend a memorable holiday on the Gold Coast. To view our rates and make your reservation CLICK HERE.



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A La Carte on the Beach

Over for 2015! Stay tuned for the 2016 date announcement. ..
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Over for 2015! Stay tuned for the 2016 date announcement. 

Attention food lovers!  'A La Carte on the Beach' is a festival of wine, food, arts and crafts that will showcase the Gold Coast's diverse multi-cultural cuisine in an exciting carnival atmosphere. The day will include live entertainment on stage.

This is a family-friendly event that is suitable for all. 

When: Stay tuned

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade Coolangatta

Time: tbc

Cost: FREE!

Book Southern Gold Coast accommodation staying in the relaxed village atmosphere of Tugun, at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments. CLICK HERE.


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Australian SUP Titles

This event is over for 2015. Please stay tuned for the 2016 d..
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This event is over for 2015. Please stay tuned for the 2016 date announcement.

The Australian SUP Titles will take place on the Gold Coast. Staged on the Southern Gold Coast around Currumbin, this event is designed to provide elite SUP athletes from Australian the chance to compete in a professional event.

The Australian SUP Titles are recognised by the International Surfing Association and are the exclusive pathway to the World ISA Games. For more information on the Australian SUP visit Surfing Queensland.

SUP (stand up paddleboarding) is a popular watersport that can be done on flat water or for the more advanced in the waves. The Gold Coast provides some excellent opportunities for stand up paddleboarding with our many rivers, canals and beaches. Why not try out the sport next time you come to stay with us at our Gold Coast Holiday Accommodation at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. To book your self-contained Gold Coast accommodation CLICK HERE.


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Beach Bash Obstacle Challenge

Over for 2015! Stay tuned for the 2016 date announcement. ..
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Over for 2015! Stay tuned for the 2016 date announcement.

Participate in Australia's sandiest obstacle challenge! Beach Bash is a new challenge and experience to Obstacle Racing that promotes health, fitness and fun!

Beach Bash is held at Kirra Coolangatta. There are options for kids (0ver 5 years) and adults. The event is held at Roughton Park, corner Musgrave and Winston Streets North Kirra.

For more information please head to the Beach Bash website.

Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun! CLICK HERE.



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Botanical Baazar Currumbin

Over for 2015 - please stay tuned for future date announcemen..
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Over for 2015 - please stay tuned for future date announcements.

Calling all green-thumbs! This is a truly unique gardening expo! 

Don't miss Botanical Bazaar; a fully interactive green event that will educate and inspire all levels of garden enthusiasts and lovers of botanics.

Discover new urban gardening ideas, enjoy live presentations, taste exotic tropical fruits, purchase unique plants and check out the botanical themed homewares and artworks! 

There are also nature craft workshops on offer, or you could attend one of the 7 educational presentations that will be held in the ‘Education Hub’. 

Take your new found knowledge home to incorporate into your own gardening visions and living environments.

Here are some of the highlights of the 2015 Botanical Bazaar included:

  • Learn How To Grow Your Own Garden
  • Taste Tropical Fruits
  • View Botanical Art Display
  • Learn about Vertical Gardening
  • Edible Gardens Inspiration
  • Unusual Plants and Plant Sales
  • Craft your own Botanical Art
  • Learn about Native Stingless Bees
  • Purchase Botanical Décor
  • Trial Botanical Beauty products
  • Organic Gardening Mediums and Tools available
  • Hear about Keeping Backyard Chickens
  • Weed Management and Identification
  • Outdoor Landscape Options such as Fire Pits, Planters
  • Test Botanical Inspired Beverages
For all the information please visit Botanical Bazaar. 

Book Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. To view our availability please CLICK HERE.


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Coolangatta Gold

This event is over for 2015. Stay tuned for the 2016 date an..
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This event is over for 2015.  Stay tuned for the 2016 date announcement.

Running for over 30 years, the race began as the central theme for a motion picture. The race fast gained momentum and now is a firm favourite on Queensland (and Australia's) sporting calendar.

The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is a challenging endurance race in surf sport disciplines. The course combines swimming, running, board paddling and surf skiing. Competitors can enter as individuals or teams. There is a 33.6km short course or a 41.8km long course on offer.

For all the information head to the Coolangatta Gold website.

Book Gold Coast accommodation staying on the Southern 'Goldie' at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. BOOK NOW!

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Gold Coast International Kite Festival

The 2015 event is now over. Stay tuned for the details of the..
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The 2015 event is now over. Stay tuned for the details of the next Gold Coast International Kite Festival

Book Gold Coast accommodation staying in Tugun on the Southern Gold Coast at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments, our location is right on the beachfront and boasts a selection of self-contained apartment accommodation. CLICK HERE.


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Saltfest Surf Festival 2015

Over for 2015. Please stay tuned for future date announc..
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Over for 2015. Please stay tuned for future date announcements.

Saltfest is a unique Surf Festival held at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. The free event is a fusion of surf products, surf lifestyle and surf culture all in the one amazing location.

 Our first year sees the event held on 1 March 2015 to coincide with the Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast, held at the Kirra Community Hall perched on top of a grassy hill overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean. The event catches the best of what the Gold Coast has to offer in terms of surf culture and history. 

The day will cater for ocean lovers and families who are looking for a unique experience and a tast of what the Gold Coasters enjoy from one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Come and meet local shapers, surf photographers, surf clothing businesses, surf rider groups and local tasty food vendors.



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Toolona Street Festival

Over for 2015. Please stay tuned for 2016 date announcem..
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Over for 2015. Please stay tuned for 2016 date announcement.


Toolona Street Festival, an expansion of the extremely popular Eat Street, will flood the streets of Tugun with a tidal wave of colour, music, food and frivolity. Kick back in a giant outdoor dining area set beneath a canopy of twinkling lights strung from Tugun’s famous 89-year-old fig tree. Foodies will be spoiled for choice with special guests and Tugun locals, Paul and Blair, the two surfing dads from MKR, making a guest appearance. Plus, there’ll be an array of local restaurants, food stalls and bars.Giant puppets and the Ants will parade their way along the streets entertaining the kids with their movement, mayhem and silliness.Find some hidden ‘treasures’ at the Suitcase Rummage and enjoy free workshops and community spirit from local groups.Dance barefoot on the beach, the streets and in the parks to music from acclaimed songstress Nadia Sunde, guitar-slinging, banjo-wielding blues singer Karl S Williams, and the powerful and infectious tunes of Good Oak plus so much more

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