Live Events

AUSTRALIAN SAND SCULPTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

9 - 11 FEBRUARY / AWARDS 2PM & 4PM

Nine talented sculptors from around the world have been invited to put their skills to the test, as they go head to head to create intricate large scale sand sculptures in a bid to take home the 2018 Australian Sand Sculpting Championship! Each unique handcrafted sand sculpture is inspired by our very own Neptune’s Games, with sea creatures rendered into sports competitors. The People's Choice Award will be announced at 2pm on Sunday 11th followed by the announcement of the 2018 winner at 4pm.

WOOD CARVING BY MATT BIRD

10 FEBRUARY / 12PM - 4PM

Matt began carving as a hobby which soon developed into a thriving business allowing him to work on some really unique projects. You can see his sculptures in locations scattered across the Gold Coast from the Tamborine Botanical Gardens to David Fleay Wildlife Park in Burleigh Heads. Watch as Matt carefully crafts his next intricate creation right in front of you!

PLAZA DES ARTISTS / CAVILL MALL

10-11, 17-18, 24-25 FEBRUARY / OPEN 3PM - 9PM

Like the famous square in Montmartre Paris, Cavill Mall will become a hub for local artists to showcase their skills, creating masterpieces before your very eyes! With a selection of Gold Coast's home grown talent all using various mediums, not only will you see their creative artworks come alive but you will also have the opportunity to purchase your favourite pieces.

INTERACTIVE SAND SCULPTURE

11 - 16 FEBRUARY / OPEN 10AM - 9PM FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY

Working over five days our talented sculptors are collaborating to create the largest sand sculpt in the history of Sand Safari Arts Festival. Sporting sea creatures will come to life in this 70 tonne masterpiece, which takes its inspiration from the second series of our children’s book Henry and Ethan’s Neptune’s Games Adventure. Come and watch this masterpiece unfold!

SOMERSET COLLEGE STUDENT ADAPTATION / CAVILL MALL
FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY / 11AM

As part of the Celebration of Literature the talented Year 12 students from Somerset College have adapted the children’s book into an awe-inspiring performance delivered in the heart of Surfers Paradise.


SOUL BOARDWALK PRESENTS NIGHTS IN PARADISE - BEACH TO BAR / CAVILL MALL
SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY / 6PM & 7PM

Against the backdrop of the gorgeous Surfers Paradise Beach, Cavill Mall will turn into a runway showcasing some of the latest surf and street fashion to get you from beach to bar.

Models will strut their stuff wearing clothing from retailers to show how to wear the latest summer fashion. Complimentary show for all, with an MC and live entertainment, this event will have you loving Nights In Paradise!

LIVE ART BATTLE / THE AVENUE
SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY / 3PM – 6PM

Visit The Avenue for your opportunity to watch a live art battle as six talented artists work from a blank canvas. You will be asked to judge their work as well as participate in the live auction of their final pieces in order to raise money for the charity Second Chances.

HAWAIIAN SAND AND SEA PARTY / STRIKE BOWLING BAR
SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY / 7PM – LATE

Dress up in your best sand and sea themed outfit for your chance to win the best dressed prize! If dressing up isn’t your thing, why not take part in the limbo and hula hoop competitions while enjoying live DJ entertainment along with sand and sea themed food and beverages. Terms and conditions apply. Must be over 18 years after 8pm.

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