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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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The Gruffalo Trail At Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday 18th August - 10th September

A Gruffalo? What’s a Gruffalo? Find out at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! Take a journey through the deep, dark wood and meet your favourite characters along the way with the new augmented reality app. This brand new interactive trail is included in your entry ticket price, along with daily photo opportunities with The Gruffalo.

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Suavé 

Thursday 22nd - Saturday 31st August

Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub, Australia’s hottest new cabaret theatre and creative hub. The venue boasts a modern 1920 art-deco interior lavishly adorned with plush pink velvet and touches of gold. Experience the Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub as it serves up the tantalising and outrageous new show SUAVÉ.

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Community Food Fair

Saturday 24th August

Enjoy music and dance performances from a variety of cultural backgrounds, multicultural food stalls, fun activities for the kids and an information booth with plenty of free giveaways.

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Gold Coast Suns V GWS Giants

Saturday 24th August 

See your SUNS take on the Giants in the last home game of the season at Metricon Stadium! Free public transport is included with every pre-purchased ticket including shuttles from Broadbeach South Station, Nerang Station and Boowaggan Road Park'n'Ride.

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Paws At The Park

Saturday 24th August

The Gold Coast’s favourite doggie market event is back again. Paws at the Park held the Gold Coast’s first dog markets in 2016, and has since grown to be the largest dog market event of its kind in Australia. Now in our fourth year, we can’t wait to throw our next exciting pawty!

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Pac Man Challenge 

Saturday 24th August

Fun Pac Man race suitable for all levels. Are you the rabbit or the hound?? Don't let any one pass you as you in turn pass those in front. Fun event for everyone. Free for Supsa or any of our sister clubs members. If you are not a member of any club we will have to day membership forms available. Cost for day membership is $10

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Beginner's Floral Watercolour Painting Class

Saturday 24th August

Learn how to create gorgeous floral watercolours with friends and laughter. To make this experience that much more enjoyable, they encourage you to bring your own drinks, and of course friends, to learn how to paint, amongst great music, laughter, sunshine and buckets of creativity! They are going to make some Ahhhh-mazing pieces together!

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Salsa In The Park

Sunday 25th August

Salsa in the Park is an event open to everyone and it is free. It is held at The Porch in Broadwater Parklands, Southport. This event will be held once a month, on Sundays, between 3pm to 6pm. DJs will play a variety of latin music to keep everyone dancing. 

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RunNation Film Festival 2019 - Gold Coast (Pacific Fair)

Monday 26th August - Monday 1st September

2019 marks the fifth year of the RunNation Film Festival. Founded in Sydney and now an international event, the festival has been attended by athletes and runners from all around Australia and many parts of the world. They receive film submissions globally and curate it into an incredible two-hour screening.

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112TH Annual Gold Coast Show

Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st September

Celebrating its 112th year, the Gold Coast Show will be held at the Broadwater Parklands and Owen Park Southport from 30 August to 2 September 2018, and for the first time ever it will be completely free to attend.

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Gold Coast Whale Festival 2019

Saturday 31st August

A whale festival will be held on the Gold Coast for the first time on Saturday 31 August 2019 at Burleigh Beach. Organised by Humpbacks and Highrises (HHR), a local NGO, the festival hopes to increase awareness in the local community about the need to care for our oceans and the migrating whales that visit the east coast of Australia every year.

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Carrara Markets Presents Classic Car Show 2019

Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September

Spend this Father's Day weekend admiring an array of exquisitely restored Classic Cars undercover at the Carrara Markets Events Arena! Open on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September from 8am-3pm daily - car enthusiasts can get their dose of chrome and colour. Over 40 Classic stunners will be on display.

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Yoga On The Green

Sunday 1st September

Start your Sunday off right. Free, bliss-filled yoga on the first Sunday of each month, with local instructor, Gewrew. Stay afterwards for the Farmers Market or join our free social dance session at Dancing on the Green.

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Dancing On The Green

Sunday 1st September

Enjoy free, fun, social dance with a different theme, on the first Sunday of every month. After you've checked out the farmers market, wander round to the Outdoor Stage and learn some dance moves before trying them out to live music.

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Crafted Festival

Saturday 7th September

Crafted Festival is the Gold Coast's premier craft beer and cider festival held annually beachside in Broadbeach. Shining a beacon on local brewers from the Gold Coast, South East Queensland as well as interstate, it's a one afternoon and evening celebration in honour of a top quality drop!

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 Seaweek Stoke with Surfrider Foundation

Monday 2nd - Sunday 8th September

SeaWeek 2 to 8 September, is Australia's major national public awareness campaign to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea. 

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Little Artlab: Rough Paint

Wednesday 11th September

Let’s learn about texture and the difference between rough and smooth surfaces. We will collect our own textures and mix our special potions of thick, rough and smooth paint. Each family will create their own painting on canvas together to take home and treasure.

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OutdoorX

Friday 13th September

Get set to experience the very latest in caravans, motorhomes, 4×4’s, trailer boats, campervans, water sport and so much more. A truly interactive and experiential event, OutdoorX will give adventure-seekers the chance to see, touch and interact with the very latest in outdoor lifestyle products – all in the unique setting at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. 

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Swell Sculpture Festival

Friday 13th - Sunday 22nd September

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore works of art built by distinguished local, national and international artists. For 10 days, wander and weave amongst distinctive, thought provoking, intriguing and whimsical sculpted works.

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 Spartan Gold Coast

Saturday 14th September

Get off the fence and experience firsthand what Spartan racing’s all about by committing to a real challenge at Spartan Gold Coast! Spartan Gold Coast’s got a race and a challenge for all fitness levels – from beginner to elite! You can smash out the 5 kilometre Sprint, 21 kilometre Beast, Combo, Kids Race, or Hurricane Heat 4 hours.

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'Kelly' Theatre Show Fundraiser

Thursday 19th September

Come and enjoy Kelly the Show. About the Australian Legend Ned Kelly and the gripping tale of masculinity, brotherhood and the dangerous dynamic of mateship. It'll be a fun night.. the bar's open from 6.45pm for drinks & snacks. Kelly is a Charity fundraiser for those less fortunate. LIMITED Seating... BOOK NOW

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I Am

Thursday 19th September

I AM…Will bring you a night of entertainment that showcases the electric fusion of dance, cirque and aerial. Three powerhouse companies coming together to deliver a “one night only” show that will leave you breathless. Global Dance Pro, Aerial Angels – Cirque Central and Ikin Elite are ready to take you on a journey of mind-blowing skills.

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Swell Sculpture Festival

Friday 20th September

This is a judged Orchid and Foliage show. 10 fabulous traders will be selling Orchids, Bromeliads, Cactus, Succulents and growing needs. There will be a members plant sale table and potting demonstrations. Refreshments are available provided by Espresso Xcellence as well as Lucky Draws and Raffles.

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Naturally GC Wildlife Encounters

Saturday 21st September

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes.

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Putt Putt Golf's 50th Birthday Party

Saturday 21st September

Putt Putt Golf is turning 50 and you're invited! This year Putt Putt Mermaid Beach is celebrating a huge milestone....Putt Putt Golf's 50 years in Australia. In true Putt Putt fashion, they’re hosting a Gold Coast community festival bursting with fun!

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Australia V Fiji - Rugby World Cup

Saturday 21st September

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is one of the biggest international sporting events of the year and the crown jewel in the rugby calendar. We're playing all the action LIVE & LOUD About Organizer: Finn McCool's Irish Bar

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Kids School Holiday Fishing Lesson Currumbin

Sunday 22nd September

Do your kids want to go fishing but you're not sure what to do? Want to learn how to fish, but feel uncomfortable about it? Send them along and we will take care of all the tangles, while they learn alongside other kids in the same boat.

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Mermaid Family Fun Day

Sunday 22nd September

Join us for a splashtacular morning of inflatable fun at GC Aqua Park on Sunday September 22nd! Open to all Mermaid Physie members, their family, friends and friends of friends! Book your 1 hour time slot - 10am or 11am - on the amazing inflatable floating playground located at the Broadwater Parklands in Southport for the super special price of only $12.00pp + bf.

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School Holiday Sailing (7-17 years old)

Sunday 22nd September

School Holidays are just around the corner and Southport Yacht Club is offering Sailing for children from the ages of 7-17 no matter what their sailing abilities are. Our Yachting Australia certified instructors will be able to allocate the sailors in to appropriate groups to suit the different sailing abilities. The day consists of on water activities as well as off water activities

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Ninja Dodgeball

Wednesday 25th September

There is no better way to entertain your kids while teaching them valuable life lessons than our Ninja Dodgeball fun event! Engage your kids with all the benefits of martial arts in a fun and interactive way using Dodgeball! This action packed 90 min. event will teach them team building skills, throwing accuracy, sportsmanship and agility.

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Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Saturday 28th September - Friday 4th October

Surfers Paradise Kids Week is an annual family friendly event celebrating all things kids, which takes place each September school holidays…. and best of all, it’s free! There’s plenty to see and do at Surfers Paradise Kids Week this school holidays! Surfers Paradise will come alive with daily activities for all ages. 

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