D Days
H Hours
M Min
until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
Longines Time
April 4 to 15 2018


On the Gold Coast, the festival will span the length of the coast, from Coomera through to Coolangatta, with two festival hubs in Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise operating day and night across the 12-day festival.

Townsville’s celebrations will centre on the Queen’s Garden travelling along the beach foreshore to The Strand and finally onto Jezzine Barracks.

In Cairns the stunning Esplanade and Munro Martin Parklands will be bought to life with an explosion of live music and performances.

In Brisbane the festival will stretch from the iconic Southbank Cultural Forecourt, across the CBD from the Botanical Gardens to Roma Street Parklands and laneways in between. Festival 2018 in Brisbane is presented by Star Gold Coast and produced by Brisbane City Council.

In New Farm, Brisbane Powerhouse will host WOW: Women of the Commonwealth from the 6-8 April 2018, and King George Square will celebrate the culmination of One Million Stars in a momentous public art installation.