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Explore the Gold Coast 

 

When it comes to special events, the Gold Coast always delivers with seasons of spectacular events all year-round. The Coast has thumping sounds showcased in theatres, venues and outdoor stadiums to ensure a rocking good time for all while providing a real sense of surfside occasion. You can be rest assured that each of the below get the Paradise Resort seal of approval for family fun - check out what's happening on the Gold Coast in the next coming months!

  

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets 

Wednesday & Friday Nights

The Gold Coast Night Markets feature a variety of premium handmade or homegrown products.

If you're looking for an unusual gift or one-off piece, the beachfront Night Markets are your one-stop-shop, with friendly stallholders always keen chat about their products.

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Bundall Farmers Markets

Every Sunday Morning

Gold Coast's Farmers' Markets support local farmers and fine food producers. Great atmosphere, amazing food, community spirit.

Attracting thousands of shoppers every week. Find everything you need from organic and conventional fresh fruit and vegetables; gluten-free bakery items; homemade organic juices; organic skin creams, candles and more!

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Carrara Markets

Open every Saturday & Sunday  

Carrara Markets is the biggest permanent weekend marketplace in Australia. With over 400 stalls covering 10 acres it's a treasure trove of the curious and the unusual.

Carrara Markets is a popular family day out, with buskers, pony rides, jumping castle, bungy trampolines, Reptile Kingdom and Mini Golf. 

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Miami Marketta Markets

Friday & Saturday Nights 

It  could be the back streets of Thailand, Barcelona or New York City but it is right here in Miami on the Gold Coast!

Miami comes alive with foods of all nationalities, complete with a dessert hall. This family orientated outdoor dining experience has seating for 450 people all undercover.

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Chinatown Street Markets

First Saturday of every Month 

On the first Saturday of every month Chinatown transforms into a vibrant Asian inspired street food and entertainment scene as one big cultural feast takes over the streets of Southport.

Taste your way through Asia without leaving the Gold Coast.

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Salute to Paradise

8th Day of every Month 

Start your day off the right way with a free yoga class at sunrise beside the beautiful Surfers Paradise beach. All ages welcome, beginners to professionals. Class starts at 6.00am. 

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2018 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON GRAND FINAL GOLD COAST

Wednesday 12th - Sunday 16th September

More than 5,000 of the world’s best elite and age group triathletes will be heading to Queensland for the final race of the 2018 season. Athletes representing 46 nations will be competing at Southport Broadwater Parklands, the site of the highly successful ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast.

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LITTLE ARTLAB: TWINKLE TOES

Wednesday, 12th September

Leap, twirl, sway and jive! Get down and groovy in your own handmade dancin’ shoes! Make a basic sandal or bring in an old pair of shoes and decorate them with paint, sparkles, buttons and ribbon. Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.

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NATIONAL CLUBS GYMNASTICS CARNIVAL 2018

Thursday 13th September - Sunday 7th October 

National Clubs Gymnastics Carnival is Australia’s largest gymnastics participation event with more than 3500 gymnasts across seven Gymsports expected to compete at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre. 

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SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

Friday 14th - Sunday 23rd September

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 16th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 50 large built by distinguished local, national and international artists. 

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HOTEL SORRENTO

Friday 14th - Saturday 15th September

HOTA and Hit Productions Present Hotel Sorrento by Hannie Rayson | Hit Productions. Set in the Victorian seaside town of Sorrento, the play revolves around three sisters, reunited after 10 years apart and again feeling the constraints of family life. 

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QANTAS WALLABIES VERSUS ARGENTINA

Saturday 15th September

The 2018 Rugby Championship is one of the biggest sporting events on Australia’s calendar with thousands of people flocking from around the world. The final home Test of the Wallabies’ 2018 Rugby Championship campaign sees Australia take on Argentina on the Gold Coast for the first time since 2014. 

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QUEENSLAND TRIATHLON SERIES - R1 ROBINA

Sunday 23rd September

The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7 years+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri!

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KIDS TAKE OVER

Friday 28th September - Monday 1st October

A fun filled mini-fest where kids take the lead creating, being heard and making a mess during the September school holidays. Are you brave enough to have your hair cut by kids? Put your vanity to the test, surrender your preconceptions (and your scalp) to the aesthetic choices of these mini-barbers.

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A NIGHT WITH THE STARS

Friday 28th September

Don't miss out on A Night With The Stars with International acts Renee Suttie, Fortunato and Shelly White for a one off show at SYC! The night includes a dinner starting at 5pm followed by a 7.30pm show. 

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SURFERS PARADISE KIDS WEEK

Saturday 29th September - Friday 5th October

There’s plenty to see and do at Surfers Paradise Kids Week this school holidays! Surfers Paradise will come alive with daily Jurassic Creatures, workshops, arts and crafts and sporting events. You can meet the dinosaurs and their handlers, check out the market stalls and bust a move at the daily dance party! 

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AUSTRALIAN TRANSPLANT GAMES

Sunday 30th September - Saturday 6th October

Held every two years, the Australian Transplant Games unite hundreds of those whose lives have been saved thanks to organ and tissue donation, Donor Families, Living Donors and supporters from across Australia and overseas.

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NRL GRAND FINAL AT SYC

Sunday 30th September

SYC invites you and your mates for free nibbles whilst watching the NRL Grand Final on the three metre big screen with surround sound! The big game is on Sunday the 30 September from 5pm!

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