Your Surfers Paradise to do list!

Surfers Paradise, the iconic precinct of the Gold Coast and the home for SPRINGTIME from 1 – 3 September, 2023! 

If you’re wondering what else to do in Surfers Paradise apart from catching sets from Matt Corby, BENEE, Bag Raiders (DJ Set) plus many more, then keep reading! This list will take you all over so you can get the complete ‘Surfers’ experience.


If you’re still looking for a festival fit, stress less. There’s plenty of clothing stores and op shops where you can find the perfect spring outfit.

For a quick fashion win, our friends at Paradise Centre are the Official Shopping Centre for SPRINGTIME this year, complete with everything you’ll need for your SPRINGTIME adventures. But if you’re down to do some digging, there’s a few op shops that are the perfect spot for you to spend some time and find that unique vintage piece you didn’t know your life needed. 


Start each day of SPRINGTIME off right with a good cup of coffee. There’s plenty of incredible cafes amongst Surfers, so be sure to have a wander. Our hot tip, take a turn down some side streets for hidden coffee gems!

There’s also plenty of bubble tea shops, ice cream parlours, frozen yoghurt – you name it, Surfers has got it. Once you’ve got your sweet treat, take it down to the beach and soak up some vitamin D and breathe in that fresh ocean air, because is there anything else better than that?


If you happen to be near the Gold Coast on 18 – 20 August 2023, you don’t want to miss this. The Pacific Airshow is coming to Australia for the first time ever, with the best civilian performers and military aviators flying right across the Surfers Paradise beachfront. The only other place in the world where the airshow takes places is at Huntington Beach, California, so this is a spectacle not to be missed!


During SPRINGTIME, the beachfront of Surfers Paradise will be transformed into Quest of Chaos, a brand new interactive performance installation by Shock Therapy Arts that’ll be one part live action video game, and one part retro art installation!

There’s also one of Australia’s biggest arcades in Paradise Centre, as well as bowling and mini golf so you won’t ever be bored!


Presented by yours truly, the Gold Coast Music Awards (GCMA) offers even more incredible music and shines a line on some of the city’s best in music! 

The awards will be held on Thursday 31 August this year, and will feature a live concert after party to officially kick off SPRINGTIME 2023. Tickets to the GCMAs are on sale now, so hop to it!

With so much to do and see, there’s got to be plenty of accommodation as well. Secure a room for SPRINGTIME now to enjoy all that Surfers Paradise has to offer. Better yet, extend your stay so you can explore more of the Gold Coast as well! We’ve got a list of more free things you can check out on the Gold Coast here.

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