Christmas has crept up fast this year and if you weren’t prepared you may have missed out on the affordable plane tickets or can only find accommodation that will cost you an arm and a leg.
With Affordable Holidays destination of the month going to Queensland’s Gold Coast, let’s look at the biggest and best events of Surfers Paradise early next year so you can get in early and avoid missing out!
Surfers Paradise Festival (SPF)
2nd to the 27th of April 2014
In only its third year, you may not have heard of SPF before, but it’s fast becoming one of the ‘must-attend’ festivals of the Gold Coast. And what better place than Surfers Paradise to enjoy the vibrant and dynamic events of SPF including:
Street Parade– The opening event featuring incredible lanterns, acrobats and marching bands
Launch it– A beach concert spanning 3 themed nights
Surf, Seafood and Symphony– the premier food event of the SPF festival and a symphony orchestra performing right on the beach.
Australian Street Entertainment Championships– clowns, mimes, acrobats, jugglers, magicians, break-dancers and musicians over 3 energy-filled days.
Seafire Fireworks Challenge– pyro-technicians go head to head, lighting up the sky.
One Way Street Party– art, music, fashion stalls, a beach cinema, food and hours of entertainment to bring the festival to a close.
And the best part of all- it’s free!
Call now to get an early bird deal on Gold Coast accommodation: 1300 468 268
Chinese Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast Fiesta and Chinese New Year
Saturday 19th January to the 9th of February
For every day of the celebration, at 9am numerous hot air balloons will take to the skies over the Gold Coast and the hinterland. Voyagers are also treated to a Champagne breakfast at O’Reilly’s vineyard afterwards. Whether you enjoy the balloons from the sky or from the ground, it will be a sight to behold.
If you’re after something more traditionally Chinese, on the 1st of February, Surfers Paradise with host cultural displays, delicious Chinese food and dragon and lion dances.
Australian Sand Sculpting Championships
February 14th to March 2nd 2014
Sand sculpture is the art of creating incredible sculptures using only sand and water. The key to sand sculpting is finding the right sand- the finer the sand and more angular the grains are the best. Especially for the 10 professional sand sculptures who will be turning 180 tonnes of sand into awe-inspiring sculptures on The Foreshore at Surfers Paradise. The theme for 2014 is myth, legends and fairy tales. Look out for the main attraction- the mass collaboration. You’ll be amazed by what these sculptors can achieve.
A la Carte in the Park
21st and 22nd June 2014
Pack your picnic basket and get ready to roll out your blanket on the lush green of Lionel Perry Park for a relaxing day of food sampling, riverside jazz, pop and opera and a nice glass of wine. It’s classy and romantic and it won’t break the bank (dishes are mostly under $10!).
To get accommodation for any of these festivals and more you’ll need to book early. Don’t leave it until it’s too late- call our friendly hotcotz reservations team on 1300 468 268 now.