Mainstream and art-house flicks from all over the world feature in early- to mid-April on outdoor screens, including SIPFest, two nights of short films screened right on the beach.
For three days in October, the streets of Surfers are transformed into a temporary race circuit for high-speed racing cars.
Held in July, the Gold Coast Marathon sees runners take to the course alongside the beach and broadwater. There's also a half-marathon, 5.7km fun run, 15km wheelchair race, and 2km and 4km runs for kids.
A free four-day music festival with a line-up of Aussie artists, both acclaimed and emerging.