Celebrate Gold Coast
Celebrate Gold Coast - girls make peace sign
Date: 28 October 2017
Time: 11am to 4pm with basketball tipping off at 4.30pm
Location: Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
296 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara.
Gold Coast kids will get an insight into being a Commonwealth Games competitor when Celebrate Gold Coast returns to the city in 2017.
Celebrate Gold Coast - girl on red silk rope
The family-friendly event, which highlights what makes the Gold Coast great, will feature plenty of free interactive sporting events that are sure to wear the kids out.
Held at the Gold Coast's Sports and Leisure Centre at Carrara, the day will also boast live entertainment, a line-up of food trucks, an array of active and healthy activities, a wellness market, fitness demonstrations and a Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course.
Celebrate Gold Coast - skateboarder
Before the day is over, the National Basketball League (NBL) will return to the city with an official game of the 2017-18 season, when the Brisbane Bullets take on Melbourne United in the Gold Coast's world-class competition facilities. Tickets for the NBL game are available through Ticketek.
The event will take place on 28 October from 11am to 4pm with the basketball tipping off at 4.30pm.
Celebrate is part of the City of Gold Coast's Game On initiative, which encourages the community to embrace the excitement and enthusiasm of the Commonwealth Games.
Sporting activities featured at the event will include squash, tennis, table tennis, netball, bowls, cricket, basketball and athletics.
Competitions and activitiesHonda Civic VTI Auto Hatch
To add to the fun and games, competitions will be held throughout the day with some great prizes up for grabs including the chance to win a new Honda Civic VIT Auto Hatch in the basketball half-court shot competition sponsored by Von Bibra Auto Village (terms and conditions available upon entry). The competition will be open for entries from 11am to 3.50pm, with the winner drawn at 4pm.
There will also be an inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing wall and mechanical surfboard for the young ones to tackle.