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Southern Gold Coast Launches into Spring with Major Events

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast is gearing up for a huge season of major events hitting our region this spring, playing host to artists, musicians and elite athletes with events that celebrate our destination, our culture and this spectacular time of year. ..

Tourism Minister Releases Rocking Festival Impact

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast’s annual nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On, celebrated record growth in 2019, with Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, releasing the official festival statistics with Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Josh Martin, last week.   ..

Registrations for 2019 Tour De Valley Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast’s biggest annual cycling event, the Tour de Valley, returns for its 8th year on Sunday October 20, with early bird entries now open. ..

Join SWELL Walks, Talks, Workshops and Masterclasses this September

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is just around the corner, from 13 – 22 September, 2019, and this year’s program is packed with walks, talks, workshops and masterclasses for all ages.   ..

Applications open for Coolangatta Christmas Carols Market Stalls

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Coolangatta Christmas Carols are back on Sunday 15 December, 2019 in Queen Elizabeth Park, with thousands of locals and visitors expected to attend the annual celebration of Christmas on the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride Rolls into Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019

For the first time in 2019, the Southern Gold Coast will host the city’s Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride on Sunday 29 September, as hundreds of distinguished gentlefolk don their cravats, tweak their moustaches, press their tweed and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.  ..

7,000 Celebrate Christmas in Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Coolangatta was buzzing with Christmas spirit on Sunday 9 December at the annual Coolangatta Christmas Carols, with an estimated 7,000 people turning out to enjoy the perfect weather under our Southern Gold Coast skies.  ..

Carols Return to Cooly

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2018

Queen Elizabeth Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas on Sunday 9 December as the iconic free Coolangatta Christmas Carols returns.  ..

Tugun Lights Up This Christmas

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018

The annual Tugun Lights Up returns in December to kick off a month long celebration of Christmas in Tugun Village. ..

Cooly Rocked in 2018

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018

An estimated 115,000 festival-goers converged on Coolangatta for five days and nights from June 6 – 10, celebrating everything there is to love about the 50s, 60s and 70s during this year’s Cooly Rocks On™. ..

Miss Rockabilly 2018 Announced

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018

More than 130 people gathered at Coolangatta Sands Hotel on Friday 8 June for the judging of Miss Rockabilly at Cooly Rocks On™.  ..

What’s On at Cooly Rocks On™ 2018

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018

The nostalgic festival celebrating cars and culture from the 50s, 60s and now the 70s, Cooly Rocks On™ - bigger and better than ever, June 6 to 10, 2018. ..

Cooly Rocks On™ announces a rocking 2018 festival line up

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50s, 60s and now the 70s, Cooly Rocks On™ will return bigger and better than ever from June 6 to 10, 2018. ..

Volunteer at Cooly Rocks On™ 2018

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2018

Over 50 volunteers have registered to shake rattle and roll into Coolangatta for the annual Cooly Rocks On™ Festival in June. Several are Gameshaper volunteers who caught the ‘bug’ of event volunteering playing their part during the Commonwealth Games held across the city in April. ..

Cooly Rocks On™ is back in 2018

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50s, 60s and now the 70s, Cooly Rocks On™ is returning to our seaside suburb from 6 – 10 June.  ..

Bleach* Returns Bigger and Better in 2018

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

The Gold Coast’s premier arts and culture festival, Bleach* is returning from 29 March to 15 April, bigger and better than ever.  ..

Sign up for Business Success in 2018

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s popular Business Success Program is taking registrations for the February 2018 round of workshops. ..

Coolangatta Turns Green for Christmas Carols

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC) is striving to make the upcoming Coolangatta Christmas Carols a plastic-free event, as the Southern Gold Coast moves towards becoming one of the world’s top sustainable destinations.  ..

Kites Light Up Kirra’s Sky

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017

Despite the rain, the Gold Coast Festival of Kites saw a range of kites of all shapes, sizes and colours take to the skies on Saturday 21 October at Kirra Beach.  ..

Save the Date for Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017

Local businesses are invited to attend the Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd annual dinner on Friday 15 December, 2017. ..

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