The Southern Gold Coast is set for a big year of events in 2016 according to tourism and economic development body, Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC).
As the primary entity for promoting the eight villages from Currumbin to Rainbow Bay, CSGC CEO Peter Doggett said more new events were being added to the region’s event calendar alongside old favourites in 2016.
“This year, we’re welcoming several new sporting events, including the National Beach Handball Titles in February at Coolangatta Beach, as well as seeing more boutique events pop up such as markets and arts and cultural related events,” said Mr Doggett.
“Bleach* Festival in March is shaping up to be one of the stand out events in 2016, with five events already confirmed for the Southern Gold Coast.
“Our world famous surfing beaches will again be in the spotlight with the return of the World Surf League’s Quiksilver and Roxy Pros, followed by the QCC Alley Classic later in March (20-21 March).
“We’ll also see the Cooly Classic back in April as part of the World Series Swims tour, attracting leading athletes from all around Australia to compete in this popular ocean swim between Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.”
Mr Doggett said the region’s natural attributes, strong accommodation sector and proximity to the Gold Coast Airport attracted organisers to the Southern Gold Coast as a hub for festivals and events.
“Events are a hugely positive economic driver for our region.The economic impact of Cooly Rocks On in June is second to none in our off-peak tourism season, however, it is no longer an isolated event – our calendar is filling up year round.”
For more information and to see what’s happening on the Southern Gold Coast, view the event calendar at: www.southerngoldcoast.com.au/event-calendar