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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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Summer Saturdays 

Saturday 15th February - 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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INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FILM TOUR - GOLD COAST (COOLANGATTA)

Wednesday 10th February

The International Ocean Film Tour is the ultimate film event for all ocean lovers. Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. The International Ocean Film Tour is headed to Australia with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring short films from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year.

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INFAMOUS

Friday 14th February - 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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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS - VALENTINES DAY

Friday 14th February 

If you are looking to make plans for Valentine's Day then have you covered with a movie night under the stars. We’re bringing in all the extras to make it a special night, like a photographer roaming round taking polaroids as your memento for the night and did we mention there’s free ice creams for the first 200 people.

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SAND SAFARI ARTS FESTIVAL

Friday 14th February - Sunday 1st March 

Sand Safari Arts Festival transforms Surfers Paradise into a captivating beach side exhibition of life-sized and even larger than life art pieces. An integral part of the festival is the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships. Taking place over several days, you can watch the sculpts take shape and develop character, their finished forms creating a striking centerpiece for the Sand Safari Arts Festival.

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: THE LEGO MOVIE 2 (PALM BEACH)

Saturday 15th February 

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars! 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 5pm. Movie: The Lego Movie 2 

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LULULEMON YOGA

Sunday 16th & Sunday 23rd February 

Inhale, Exhale, Repeat. Meet yourself at our yoga session every Sunday morning at Lululemon. Practice breath, joy, stillness, acceptance, compassion, self-discipline, patience, and contentment. We will invite different yoga teachers each week, they are all-powerful and inspiring people from our community. 

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HOPE ISLAND MARINA MARKETS

Sunday 16th February 

The Hope Island Marina Markets is a boutique-style artisan craft market meandering through Hope Island Shopping Centre and along the Hope Island Marina Boardwalk. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at any of the cafes or restaurants, plus live music, boutique shops, market stalls and more!

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NRL HARVEY NORMAN ALL-STARS

Saturday 22nd February 

In what will be a modern tribal showcase of First Nations players proudly representing their cultures, the Australian Indigenous All-Stars are set to take on the New Zealand Maori Kiwis at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday 22 February 2020. A marriage of cultures, history and community on the field for one night only. Power. Passion. Pride. It's more than just a game. 

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, CURRUMBIN - FREE

Saturday 22nd February 

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars! 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. Movie: Secret Life of Pets 2

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RAMSAY HEALTHCARE TRIATHLON PINK RUNAWAY BAY

Sunday 23rd February 

Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia. Their triathlons are for all women and boys and girls aged 7 to 13. The whole family can get involved in their Fun Run Pink which is open to all genders, young and old. 

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QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT

Saturday 29th February 

Queen + Adam Lambert – The Rhapsody Tour is heading to Australia in February 2020 for giant stadium shows with a brand-new, spectacular production. The Gold Coast leg of the tour will head to Metricon Stadium on Saturday February 29, 

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: TOY STORY 4 (ASHMORE)

Saturday 29th February 

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a free movie under the stars! Get together with family and friends, pack a picnic or take advantage of delicious food options available and enjoy interactive kids activities by Sparky Do Dah from 4pm. Movie: Toy Story 4

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