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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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Quicksilver & Roxy Pro 

Sunday 11 - Thursday 22 March

The iconic Snapper Rocks point break makes a fitting backdrop for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, marking the opening of the men’s and women’s world championship tours. This event will see the world’s best surfers including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright and Gabriel Medina converge on the world class wave to battle it out for the massive prize purse and valuable world title ratings points.

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Gold Coast Suns v's Brisbane Lions

Sunday 11 March 

The Gold Coast SUNS take on the Brisbane Lions for the JLT Community Series, Sunday March 11, 3.05pm at Fankhauser Reserve, Southport Sharks. 

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2018 CMC Music Awards

Thursday 15 March  

The 2018 CMC Music Awards are back and are the hottest ticket for Australia's country music fans! Get up-close and personal to your favourite local and international country music stars LIVE on stage at the 2018 CMC Music Awards on the Gold Coast, hosted by The McClymonts

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Bleach* Festival

Thursday 29 March -  Sunday 15 April 

Bleach* Festival illuminates, reflects, beams, focuses and most importantly connects art, with community...go with them and challenge the conventional as they strive to change perceptions. 

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Impulst Surfers Paradise 

Wednesday 4 -  Sunday 15 April 

Take a ride on one of 15 illuminated musical see-saws in this award winning interactive art playground, Impulse.

You'll become the musician and artist as your movement and rhythm activate the light and sounds of the seesaw.

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Surfers Paradise LIVE

Thursday 3 May 

LIVE is an award winning festival featuring some of Australia's favourite contemporary artists and all-time greats. Aussie rock legends, Jimmy Barnes, Darryl Braithwaite, Jon Steven's, and Kate Ceberano join local artists like Bobby Alu, Electrik Lemonade and The Waves in this FREE family friendly festival experience for locals and holiday makers alike. 

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