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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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Festival of Lights

Friday 26th - Monday 3rd October

Don't miss the dazzling cultural experience awaiting you at the Gold Coast Festival of Lights. Celebrate Chinese culture with a display of hundreds of beautiful and unique large-scale light installations, live cultural performances, traditional handcrafts and Chinese cuisine. Running every night from 6pm at Broadwater Parklands, Southport, Gold Coast.

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Swell Sculpture Festival

Friday 9th - Sunday 18th September

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 14th annual Swell Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 60 large and small scale works built by distinguished local, national and international artists. This exhibition is free to the public and open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they light up under the southern sky.

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Kids Week

Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd September

Paw Patrol are coming to Surfers Paradise for Kids Week! A free family friendly event celebrating all things kids. See the daily Paw Patrol show plus join us for a meet & greet daily where you can get up close for a cuddle and a photo! There'll also be special appearances from Dream Guards, Ronald McDonald & Friends and many more!

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Opera in the Park

Saturday 1st October

Spread your blanket and kick back under the stars for Opera in the Park, with music from world famous Opera and Broadway shows in Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach on Saturday October 1, from 6pm. A truly unique musical experience that will create a night to remember for people of all ages.

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Gold Coast Renaissance Faire

Sunday 2nd - Monday 3rd October

Return to the Golden Age of Shakespeare, pirates, Musketeers, jousting and romance! Enter the world of The Game of Thrones, DaVinci's Demons, the Musketeers and Reign. Experience in a brilliant sea of colour and excitement! Over 50 costumed performers delight and entertain you all day long with stage comedies, dashing swordplay, jousting, children's entertainment and more! 

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