Peoples of the world are not only coming together on the sports field but on the performance stage too.
Last night crowds gathered at Kurrawa Park for a night of cultural celebration.
Kaihaka and Cook Island dancers were amongst the performers.
Gold Coast-based Māori Kaihaka Whakamataku Borell and Ivan Marino say they hope to keep their traditions alive here on the Gold Coast despite living far away from home.
A flashmob haka was also held at the event.
Masses of kaihaka took part in Te Rauparaha's world-famous haka "Ka Mate".