From Blues to Boats – Come seas the day!

May is a busy month on the Gold Coast with two action packed weekends! Starting with Blues on Broadbeach from 18-21 May, the beautiful beachside precinct will welcome more than 65 international and national artists, who will be performing across 16 stages for four days of incredible live rhythm and blues. 


But that’s not all! Taking place the weekend after Blues on Broadbeach, the 2023 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) offers another action-packed four days from 25-28 May to take you from blues to boats! As the Southern Hemisphere’s largest boating and marine showcase, you’ll need a speedboat just to keep up!

With more national and international product launches than any other event, the show attracts over 45,000 attendees, 300+ exhibitors, and more than 600 boats! Featuring motor yachts, sailboats, pleasure craft and gadgets, it’s a blockbuster event for boat owners and appreciators alike!


Apart from the exhibition, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Ambassador and 7News beach, boating & fishing expert – Paul Burt will also host an action-packed line up of events, including his much-loved cooking shows on the main stage, and the 2023 Live Bream Shoot Out, the deep-water fishing competition where amateur anglers compete for sensational prizes.

There’s no better time to visit the Gold Coast than May, with Blues on Broadbeach and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show happening one after the other!

And for those looking to upgrade their boat show experience, The Lagoon Lounge VIP marquee at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove offers an all-day grazing menu, alongside a range of premium beverages, bespoke tasting experiences, live music and entertainment so you can relax and refresh!


Secure a ticket today online, with early bird tickets available until 18 May from $27 (kids under 16 enter for free with a paying adult). Clear the decks now and buy your ticket today to hop on board after Blues on Broadbeach!

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