Everyone loves a free event.
That's probably why three of them topped the list of the best-attended events on the Gold Coast last year.
According to the latest stats released by Tourism and Events Queensland, Surfers Paradise's LIVE event drew the biggest crowd in 2017 of more than 280,000.
The Swell Sculpture Festival came in second with 275,000 visitors, while the Sand Safari Festival was third with 235,000.
The Gold Coast 600 was the only ticketed event in the Top 5 with 190,000.
And finally Blues on Broadbeach was fifth with 165,000 across four rainy days.