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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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Broadbeach Christmas Carols

Saturday 10th December

Get your Santa Hats ready and join in for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols. 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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Sparky Do Dah

Monday 12 - Thursday 29 December

Sparky Do Dah's Pop-Up Playground is an awesome collection of activities and games like sack races, stilt walking, balance beams, fancy dress costumes just to name a few. 

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Little Green Thumbs Gardening Experience

Wednesday 28 December

Plant your own seedlings to take home! 

An educational and interesting way for children to discover the natural world and build an understanding of nature, nutrition and the environment.

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Food Truck Feast and Fireworks

Saturday 31 December

Food Truck Feast is on again at Broadwater Parklands and what better way to bring in the New Year than with food, fun and fireworks. Come along, grab a bite and enjoy some local entertainers while you sit back, relax and take in their beautiful Broadwater, then finish it all off with our New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular.

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Magic Millions Polo

Sunday 8 January

The Magic Millions January Sales and Raceday Carnival is a week-long celebration of equine sports. Magic Millions is the largest thoroughbred auction house in the Southern Hemisphere and is host to Australia's first $10 Million raceday. 

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Justine Clarke 

Saturday 14 January

Justine Clarke is a best-selling children's singer, accomplished children's author, acclaimed film and television star, seasoned stage actor and a much-loved, reassuring presence on television institution, Play School.

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Burleigh Pro

Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 January 

The 2017 Burleigh Pro has been further bolstered with an additional day being added to the already world famous event. The four day event running between January 26 to 29 will attract some of the best surfers in the world who are battling it out for the valuable World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) points and prize purse. 

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RACV Gold Coast Challenge 

Thursday 2 - Saturday 4 February

This is a Women's Professional Golf Tournament held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, with a field of 108 players coming from more than 25 different countries. See leading 50 professionals compete for the championship trophy and an exemption into the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.

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Sand Safari Arts Festival

Friday 3 - Sunday 26 February 

Running over three weeks, Sand Safari will feature spectacular, life-sized sand sculptures along Surfers Paradise foreshore and throughout the Gold Coast Sand and Sea Trail inspired by the theme ‘Mystical Creatures of the Deep', intricately carved by the country's most talented sculptors as part of the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships.

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BeachCare Broadbeach 

Saturday 4 February 

Come on down to BeachCare and lend a helping hand. Never planted a dune plant before? Well here's your chance! They'll also ask you to keep your eyes peeled for any beach litter and help them remove some weeds. Activities are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

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Gold Coast Doll show

Sunday 5 March 

Celebrating the world of Dolls. From Vintage Action Figures to the Brand New Rare and Limited Edition dolls and toys . Beautifully crafted One Of a kind Reborn Dolls in Artists Alley and on show for the Reborn Artist's Awards. There's something here for everyone to enjoy. 

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