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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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Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 

Saturday 8 April

Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast's premier ocean swim.

The Cooly Classic offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia's most revered surf breaks - Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

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ITU World Triathlon

Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April

Be part of Queensland's most exciting triathlon weekend. Join the fun and participate in this major event as the hype builds up to thhe 2018 World Triathlon Series Grand Final and the Commonwealth Games. 

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Nickelodeon Slime Cup Auditions

Sunday 9 April

For the first time ever Nickelodeon is coming to Queensland for live Slime Cup auditions! These will be held at Sea World on the Gold Coast adjacent to the Sea World car park.

Following a hugely successful first season, Nickelodeon Australia is bringing back the slime with family-favourite adventure series Slime Cup! 

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Food Truck Feast and Fireworks

Saturday 11 April

 It's on again at Broadwater Parklands celebrating Easter with the Absolutely 80's party band featuring a fantastic line up of Australia 80's acts performing all their hits. 
Come along, grab and enjoy the ultimate 80's flashback, then finish it off with their fantastic Easter fireworks display 

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Coast Coast Film Festival

Wednesday 19 - Sunday 30 April

Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and filmcrew.

Learn from Australia's leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops. 

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Gold Coast Superhero Weekend

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 April

Are you just a superhero in disguise? 

This supercharged weekend will include the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Gold Coast Film Festival and a ton of action packed events for the young and the young at heart. 

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Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Thursday 18 - Sunday 21 May 

The annual Broadbeach event, Blues on Broadbeach, returns again this year with 4 days of Blues-packed action. 

The free event, staged in the streets and venues of Broadbeach over four huge days, throughout the popular Gold Coast hub. 

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