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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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CHINATOWN STREET MARKETS

Saturday 2nd March - Saturday 2nd May

Come and enjoy an authentic Asian food experience with your family and friends at the Gold Coast Chinatown Street Markets. Gold Coast Chinatown will come alive with Asian culture, children’s activities and entertainment. The Markets will offer a blend of cuisines from across Asia, or why not try one of the many restaurants in Gold Coast Chinatown and enjoy the atmosphere.

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MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - GOLD COAST

Wednesday 27th March

Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - Heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit.

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Junk

Friday 29th - Saturday 30th March

The highly acclaimed Flying Fruit Fly Circus return with their latest smash-hit show set amongst a 1940’s rural junkyard. Transforming trash into magical landscapes, 'Junk' takes you on a journey back to a time when the neighbourhood street was a playground full of adventure and make-believe.

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THE AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday 30th March - Sunday 7th April

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, also known as the Aussies, is an annual event where members from Australia’s 314 surf clubs come together to compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events. It is the largest event of its kind, only comparing the likes of the Commonwealth Games.

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GOLD COAST SUNS VERSUS FREMANTLE DOCKERS

Sunday 31st March

See Your SUNS take on the Dockers at their first home game of 2019 at Metricon Stadium! It'll be a real Sunday Funday with plenty of pre-game activities, including a kids zone with inflatables and much more. 

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AUSTRALIAN SURFING AWARDS

Tuesday 2nd April 

The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame were first convened in 1985 by the Australian Surfriders Association (now Surfing Australia) to preserve the history of Australian surfing and honour its great achievers. 

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GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 14th April

The 17th annual Gold Coast Film Festival will run from 3 to 14 April 2019 across the Gold Coast. Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. Learn from Australia's leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops.

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QUIKSILVER MEN'S PRO AND BOOST MOBILE WOMEN'S PRO

Wednesday 3rd - Saturday 13th April

Join the world’s best male and female surfers as they battle it out in the 2019 Quiksilver Men's Pro and Boost Mobile Women's Pro at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast. As the season opener for the WSL Championship Tour, it sets the tone for the year. 

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GOLD COAST TRIATHLON - LUKE HARROP MEMORIAL

Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th April

The Gold Coast Tri – Luke Harrop Memorial has long been known as the triathlon for triathletes – if there is one race on the calendar not to miss, this is it. Join all the action on Sunday 7 April. They’d love you to join them for some fast and flat racing at the beautiful Broadwater Parklands at the northern end of the Gold Coast. 

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