What’s On In Sanctuary Cove

Let the fun begin.

Clear the calendar and make way for a never-ending schedule of events taking place at Sanctuary Cove. Sit back, relax and enjoy the best life has to offer. Every month is overflowing with things to do at Sanctuary Cove, including the iconic Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May. There’s exciting, new events being added to the calendar all the time, so check back in again soon.whats, on, entertainment, sanctuary, cove, gold, coast, events, live, music, family, activities, fu



Friday, November 9, 5pm – 7pm

Join us for our VIP Shopping Nights in The Marine Village, as the retailers open their doors from 5pm for an evening of twilight shopping. Enjoy exclusive one-night specials and live entertainment.

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A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

December 2018

Join us for a Sanctuary Cove Christmas this December as The Marine Village is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland. From Monday 17 December to Friday 21 December Sanctuary Cove will host its Christmas Carnival with an array of Christmas themed workshops and activities during the day and children and pets will be able to have photos with Santa i Santa’s Grotto. On Thursday 20 December the Village Green will come to life with Christmas Carols and the highly anticipated Buggy Parade. Merry Christmas!

Sanctuary Film Festival

December 1- 3

SANCTUARY Cove will welcome film buffs and movie lovers alike as the fourth annual Sanctuary Film Festival gets underway in the precinct from Saturday, December 1 to Monday, December 3.

Tickets are now on sale for the three-day boutique film festival which will showcase more films than ever before with a total of 38 films shortlisted to screen at the event, selected from over 150 submissions from 14 countries.

This years’ festival sees the return of the Gold Coast’s biggest outdoor film festival held at the Open Air Cinema, showcasing some of the world’s best unseen films. Families and film fans are invited to grab their picnic blanket and popcorn and secure a spot on the grass for a night under the stars as a number of thought-provoking short films are shown on the big outdoor screen. Hosted by Heather Maltman from Sea FM, the compilation of films will also include the work of Ms Maltman herself, with her hilarious film A Skype Exchange, screening at the festival for the first time.

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Mummy Tree Markets

Chic and unique – that’s what these markets are all about. Be inspired by the creativity as you uncover hand-made children’s clothes, jewellery, toys, ladies fashion and more. Plus, there’s entertainment for the little ones.

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Upcoming dates

Saturday 27 October, 9am – 1pm
Saturday 8 December, 9am – 1pm


23-26 May 2019, 9am to 5pm


In 2019, the southern hemisphere’s most highly-anticipated marine event will celebrates its 31st year inspiring new adventures and every marine dream. Experience the next wave of industry innovation showcased over four days at iconic Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

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This is where the magic happens, literally! Be amazed as Matt Hollywood, Master Magician – and recent recipient of the Australian Event Awards Australian Entertainer of the Year – performs live in The Village Theatre.

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Winter Wine Festival

27-28 July, 2019

The Winter Wine Festival will return in 2019 from Saturday, July 27 to Sunday, July 28, as The Sanctuary Cove Marine Village hosts a full weekend of wine tasting and appreciation events, fine dining and live entertainment.