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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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Emerald Lakes Twilight Market

Every Thursday August - September

With delicious cheeses, pizza, crêpes, French patisserie, Thai food, meat and hot and cold seafood as well as fresh produce, Emerald Lakes Twilight Markets has all the bases covered.

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Geoff Bull and The Finer Cuts

Wednesday 4th March 

Geoff Bull has had an illustrious career as one of the country’s leading Jazz trumpeters. He has toured the world extensively and is still in international demand to this day. He has built a reputation for himself as one of the most authentic torch bearers of the New Orleans Jazz tradition.

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Summer Saturdays 

Saturday 7th March - Saturday 28th March 

Spend your Saturdays learning some of Queensland's favourite outdoor pastimes at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre. Join them from 9am-12pm every Saturday over the summer and experience surfing, stand up paddle boarding, abseiling and the high ropes course

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INFAMOUS

Thursday 5th March - Sunday 8th March

They fly, they trapeze, they flip, dance, sing, unicycle, and put their bodies on the line … and they get their gear off! The beloved cast of Infamous is back on the Gold Coast for its third season and you won’t want to miss a minute of the action! This time, the big-top speigeltent will be erected at Helensvale on the former NightQuarter site with a series of after-dark shows to roll out from Thursday to Sunday from Friday January 31 to Sunday March 8

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12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race 2020

Thursday 5th March 

12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race -Stand Up Paddle Board event - embraces an ocean course that tracks across 12 Gold Coast Lifeguard Towers out to sea from Snapper Rocks Coolangatta to Burleigh Heads.

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Australian CrossFit Championship - 2020

Thursday 5th March  

The Australian CrossFit Championship is a sanctioned proving ground for CrossFit athletes, with a ticket to the 2020 CrossFit Games up for grabs for first place male, female and team.

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Gold Coast Fashion Project

Friday 6th March 

The Gold Coast Fashion Project is here! GCFP is thrilled to showcase the Gold Coast's fashion designers and artists for this first-class fashion runway! The Project will shine a public spotlight on Queensland’s vast fashion talent and creative textile designers.

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Caravanning Queensland’s Let’s Go Gold Coast Caravan and Outdoor Expo

Friday 6th March 

Looking to plan a #vantastic weekend out? The Gold Coast’s biggest caravanning event, Caravanning Queensland’s Let’s Go Gold Coast Caravan and Outdoor Expo, will be rolling into Metricon Stadium for another season of #caraventures, from Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8. 

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Fashion Week presented by Gold Coast Fashion Project

Saturday 7th March 

Gold Coast Fashion Project is bringing the passion for fashion to the 2020 Fashion Week right here on the Gold Coast!
Presenting three spectacular runway shows; Multicultural Runway Show, Signature Couture Show and Gold Coast Kids Fashion Show.

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UFC 248 - Whittaker vs. Cannonier at Hinterland Hotel

Sunday 8th March

A UFC Women's Strawweight Championship bout between the current champion Zhang Weili and former champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk is expected to take place at the event as well as the co-headline fight between Robert Whittaker & Jarrod Cannonier.

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Sneaky Sound System at Nineteen at The Star

Sunday 8th March 

Get ready to dance – on Sunday March 8, internationally acclaimed Australian dance music mega stars Sneaky Sound System will take over the decks exclusively at Nineteen at The Star. Miss Connie and DJ Black Angus are sure to turn the vibe up high for a rooftop Sunday party, so dust off your dancing shoes and mark your calendars.

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Supanova

Friday 13th March 

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming is Australia's biggest and best pop culture convention, showcasing anything you can imagine, from film, television, comic books, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and more! It's the place where imagination is the beginning of what comes next. It's the creative hub for local talent seeking to share their own creativity, whether it's introducing their own worlds or supplementing existing ones.. 

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Gold Coast Volleyslam

Friday 13th March 

The 2020 Gold Coast Volleyslam is a 10-day multi competition beach volleyball festival that will see the best junior, national and international players compete on the beach at Coolangatta

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: THE LION KING (ELANORA)

Saturady 14th March 

The City of Gold Coast Movies under the Stars program is free, family-friendly fun on offer from September 2019 through to April 2020, right across the city.
Gather your family and friends, pack a picnic or take advantage of delicious food options available and enjoy interactive kids activities by Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm.

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Outdoor Movie Night - The Greatest Showman

Saturday 14th March

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars!
Bring chairs or a picnic rug and don’t forget to pack those movie snacks.

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St. Patricks Day at Hinto! 

Tuesday 17th March 

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Conveniently located on the main arterial motorway just 15 min to Surfers Paradise, 45 min to Brisbane and 1 hour to Byron Bay. The Hinterland Hotel / Motel is situated via the peaceful banks of the Nerang river.

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Gold Coast SUNS v Port Adelaide

Saturday 21st March

Be there as the SUNS celebrate their 10th season on the field, taking on Port Adelaide for the first round of 2020, Saturday 21 March!
Come dressed in your best and brightest SUNS colours and arrive early to enjoy the action on and off the field. There’s something for the whole family!

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VolleySlam 2020

Saturday 21st March 

A festival of world class beach volleyball, commmunity events and great entertainment on the iconic Coolangatta Beach. The worl'd greatest beach volleyball athletes will take on our Volleyroos as they aim to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS - ALADDIN 

Sat 21st Mar 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM 

There's no better way to spend a summer night than outdoors, under the stars, watching a movie with your friends and family. Bring your picnic rug or chairs, find a spot anywhere on the lawn and settle in for this great movie - Aladdin.

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GOLD COAST TITANS V PARRAMATTA EELS

Sun 22nd Mar 2020, 5:15 PM

The Eels provided the template for the Titans in how to rebound from a poor year when Parramatta went from the wooden spoon in 2018 to one of the hottest teams in the competition last season.

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AFLW ROUND 7: GOLD COAST SUNS VERSUS ADELAIDE CROWS 

Sun 22nd Mar 2020

Come and support the Gold Coast SUNS AFL Women’s as they take on the Adelaide Crows at the Fankhauser Reserve at the Southport Sharks, located on the corner of Olsen Avenue and Musgrave Avenue.

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CORONA OPEN GOLD COAST

Thu 26th Mar 2020

Join the world’s best male and female surfers as they battle it out at the Corona Open Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks. As the season opener for the WSL Championship Tour, it sets the tone for the year.

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MOVIES IN THE PARK - SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

Sat 28th Mar 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your chair and blanket, grab your free popcorn and enjoy this great movie outside on the big screen.

Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside.  Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the loveable pooch of his neuroses.

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GOLD COAST TITANS V BRISBANE BRONCOS

Sun 29th Mar 2020, 5:15 PM

Always one of the biggest games on the calendar at Cbus Super Stadium, the Broncos will ride into town for another instalment of the fierce southeast Queensland derby against the Gold Coast Titans.

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INTERNATIONAL NETBALL FESTIVAL - GOLD COAST

Wed 1st Apr 2020

The International Netball Festival – Gold Coast is held on the beautiful Gold Coast. "Famous for fun", the Gold Coast attracts visitors from around the world to its iconic Surfers Paradise beach, its lush, green hinterland and its theme parks. The International Netball Festival Inc is a not-for-profit organisation offering three to four competitive days of netball games in Divisions, 13/Under, 15/Under and 18/Under.

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PACIFIC INVITATIONAL 2020 - ROLLER DERBY TOURNAMENT

Fri 3rd Apr 2020, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

3 days. 2 divisions. 8 teams. 16 games of hard-hitting women's flat-track roller derby! Sun State will again play host to teams across Australia and New Zealand; all of whom will be vying for a spot on the WFTDA International Rankings and will no doubt be giving their all at the Pacific Invitational in an attempt to qualify.

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BROADWATER PARKLANDS | POP-UP PLAYGROUND

Sat 4th Apr 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The activities are suitable for all ages and abilities, including stilts, juggling sticks, balance games, throwing games and more. The event is free, no bookings are required, and you can come and go as you like between 10am to 3pm.

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GOLD COAST SUNS V SYDNEY SWANS

Sun 5th Apr 2020, 4:40 PM

It’s Sunday Funday at Metricon Stadium as the Gold Coast SUNS take on the Sydney Swans! Come along early and soak up the atmosphere with plenty of family-friendly activities for the first twilight game of the season. See you there, Sunday April 5.

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