Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil

Come if you dare! Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil is a NEW Halloween inspired 3 day event that will see the freaky and the fun collide in Surfers Paradise! A graveyard full of fun activities and entertainment take place in Cavill Mall and the foreshore across the weekend, from roving zombies and vampires, impromptu dance performances to Halloween vendors, on-site special fx makeup artists and Halloween Markets.

Shows are family friendly, with the Ooky Spooky Magic Show and trick or treating at Surfers Paradises businesses occuring on Saturday. Drax for Kids perform on Sunday prior to the official Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk on Sunday, the highlight of the entire weekend. After dark, the underworld wakes up and the entertainment continues with live performances in Cavill Mall the likes of Voodoo Revue on Friday 26th and a ticketed only Danse Macabre Club Night on Saturday 27th.

The weekend will culminate with the Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk on Sunday 28th, a quirky event that will attract the living dead – zombies, ghouls, ghosts and more – to stagger through the streets of Surfers Paradise. A notoriously popular event in cities around Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Perth, the Zombie Walk comes to the Gold Coast for the first time EVER in what will be a truly unique and spooky spectacle. Official zombie walkers can enter the Zombie Walk Cosplay Comp on the day for your chance to be crowned King and Queen of the Zombie Walk and win a share of a massive prize pool.

The Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk (previously Brisbane Zombie Walk) is a ticketed event. Tickets include access to a heap of experiences at Fest-Evil. For those wanting to party this Halloween we’re also offering an 18+ Night Stalker ticket. This includes a VIP Fest-Evil bag, entry to the Zombie Walk and Danse Macabre Club Night plus other bonuses. Tickets are strictly limited so grab some for you and your friends  now and get your Halloween weekend sorted!

Halloween cosplay comps take place over the weekend and are offering $4300 total prize money, so make sure you register on the day to take part! Ramp it up by getting your horror makeup done first by one of the available specialist makeup artists in Cavill Mall. For more details on competition categories and how to enter visit the Cosplay Competitions page.

The Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk raises funds and awareness for the Brain Foundation, a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding world-class research Australia-wide into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries. Visit the Fundraising page to see how you can make a donation.

Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil is a nightmare you won’t want to forget!


To start getting your FREAK on, check out this perfect Halloween playlist on Spotify!

  • Date: 26 - 28 October 2018
  • Price: FREE & ticketed events
  • Address: Surfers Paradise

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