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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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Thursday 29th November - Sunday 2nd December 

Australia’s most energetic golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 29 November to 2 December 2018. A stellar list of Australian and international players from all over the globe are expected to compete for the Joe Kirkwood Cup.

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Mayor's Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast

Saturday 1st December 

Sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes under the stars at the seventh annual Mayor’s Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast on Saturday December 1 at Broadwater Parklands. Interactive kids’ fun commences at 2:00 pm with the main show kicking off at 5:00 pm.

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Ministry Of Sound: Orchestrated 

Friday 7th December 

HOTA, Home of the Arts kicks off summer with an outdoor concert celebration of the most loved dance tracks of the past 25 years. Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated rearranges, remixes and reimagines classic dance music with a live symphony orchestra, Groove Terminator and guest vocalists Sam Sparro, Alison Limerick and Crystal Waters.

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Broadbeach Christmas Carols

Saturday 8th December 

Get your Santa hats ready and join in for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols presented by Pacific Fair Shopping Centre - Saturday December 8, from 3pm in Kurrawa Park. Enjoy an afternoon jam-packed with activities and incredible live-entertainment guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. 

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Christmas In Surfers Paradise 

Thursday 13th - Monday 24th December 

Experience the sun-drenched magic of a quintessentially Australian Christmas in Surfers Paradise, as Santa dons boardies and arrives in a surfboat sleigh to spread festive cheer to families and visitors throughout the world-famous holiday precinct from Thursday 13 to Monday 24 December.

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Southport Yacht Club Carol's on the Broadwater 

Saturday 15th December 

Southport Yacht Club invites you, your family and friends to Carol's on the amazing Broadwater. Come along on Saturday 15 December from 4pm for free face painting and live entertainment from the Vinyl Frenzy! There will be a special Santa arrival at 5.30pm. 

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BBL08 - Brisbane Heat Vs Hobart Hurricanes

Saturday 22nd December 

The Brisbane Heat is Summer's hottest ticket and they know you won't want to miss a minute of the action at Metricon Stadiums' first Big Bash. Be a part of the electric atmosphere, fireworks, family entertainment and non-stop action but be quick, tickets are selling fast!

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New Year's Carnival In Surfers Paradise 

Thursday 27th December - Tuesday 1st January 

Surfers Paradise will go off with a bang on New Year’s Eve. A family-friendly event, the foreshore will come alive each afternoon between Thursday 27 December to Tuesday 1 January, with thrilling rides and fun activities for children of all ages.

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