Easter on the Gold Coast 2019
Easter is one of the most widely celebrated holiday seasons across Australia. In all states and territories, Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays that create a 4-day long weekend.
Friday 19 April 2019 – Good Friday
Saturday 20 April 2019 – the day after Good Friday
Sunday 21 April 2019 – Easter Sunday
Monday 22 April 2019 – Easter Monday
So what’s on and what do you need to know for 2019 on the Gold Coast!
On the Thursday before Good Friday (Good Friday Eve), the sale and supply of alcohol is only permitted until 12 midnight and patrons in restaurants and bars still have until 12.30am to finish their drinks and leave the premises. All gaming machines also stop at 12 midnight on Good Friday Eve.
Most stores and shopping centres will be closed on Good Friday. You are not permitted to purchase takeaway alcohol on Good Friday, nor will Liquor Stores be open. Patrons in some dining venues can buy alcohol for 1 hour before, during and 1 hour after eating their meal.
The Easter Bunny has hidden hundreds of golden golf balls in Topgolf’s ball dispensers, so every time you dispense a golden ball, you’ll win an instant prize, with retail items, gift cards, food and beverage items and more up for grabs!
There’s something for all ages with free kids activities, face painting, an animal petting zoo, jumping castle, delicious food and much more! Bring your rug and secure your spot on the grass for a FREE Movies under the Stars screening of Peter Rabbit at 7pm.
Everything Easter! Hop along to our fun Easter school holidays kids art workshop. The class runs for two hours with each child doing all four activities listed below, plus you get to take everything home with you!
The Easter bunny won’t be the only one busy this April long weekend – Surfers Paradise is hosting a free, four-day, family-friendly school holiday event bursting with live performances for the annual Australian Street Entertainment Carnival (ASEC).
It’s that time of year again! Once again, we are holding our annual Cystic Fibrosis QLD Easter Egg Hunt. We’re very excited to have moved to the Mudgeeraba Showgrounds this year to enable our event to grow even bigger!
Easter United, presented by the Mayor and the combined churches of the Gold Coast, is back. After selling out at HOTA last year, this year’s Easter United will be held at Broadwater Parklands (south end closer to the Sundale Bridge), so there will be room for everyone!
Food Truck Feast is on again at Broadwater Parklands. All your favourite food trucks will be there as well as the newest trucks to join the Gold Coast food truck family. There will also be a range of kids activities on offer plus some special appearances by the Easter Bunny.
If you’re looking for somewhere different for this year’s Easter egg hunt, check out iPlay at Pacific Fair! Children can embark on their Easter egg hunt with iPlay’s very own Easter Bunny at one of the coolest arcades on the coast.
Hop into Marina Mirage this Easter and take a journey through the enchanting Gold Bunny Chocolate Maze. Families reveling in the festivities will enjoy sweet treats along the way as they search far and wide for the elusive Lindt Gold Bunny hidden inside the maze.