Attention, Gold Coast market enthusiasts: September has arrived, ushering in the delightful season of spring. Spring is synonymous with ideal market conditions – envision vibrant bouquets, locally sourced spring produce, and sun-drenched days.
Throughout September, we focus firmly on patronizing local businesses, so you’ll spot us at various markets every weekend. Grab your eco-friendly bags, slip into your Birkenstocks, and explore the Gold Coast’s top 24 markets this September.
Emerald Lakes Market
Catering primarily to our friends residing in the Northern Gold Coast, the Emerald Lakes Market specializes in gourmet cuisine and unique handcrafted items. You can visit this charming market any Thursday night from 3 PM to 7:30 PM. Then, discover a delightful selection of locally owned stalls. Each features fresh produce, artisanal crafts, takeout food options, and pet-related products. It’s worth noting that this night market is extremely pet-friendly.
Dreamworld Moonlight Night Market
Here’s some exciting news for those who have a fondness for street food and enjoy twilight foodie markets. The Moonlight Night Markets at Dreamworld are among the latest night market offerings on the Gold Coast, and these twilight markets are brimming with delectable street food, refreshing beverages, and live entertainment. You can experience them every Friday and Saturday night, starting from 5 PM and running until 9 PM. The best part? Admission is a mere $2, and children under 13 get in for free.
Twilight Markets at Miami Marketta
Our enduring affection for Miami Marketta dates back quite some time and shows no signs of waning. This beloved local treasure graces us with its presence every Friday and Saturday night (with a more intimate version on Wednesdays). They assemble an impressive array of diverse food vendors from across the Coast.
Combine this with an electrifying atmosphere, a rotating lineup of foot-tapping bands and DJs. Also, with multiple cocktail bars, a dessert haven, fashion stalls, and a lively, family-friendly crowd, and you’ve discovered one of the Gold Coast’s premier markets. Be sure to stay tuned for their ever-evolving live music and event schedule.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Night Market
If you’re seeking enjoyable activities for this upcoming Friday, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Market should be at the top of your list. Immerse yourself in a fantastic atmosphere as you explore this covered market within the lush sanctuary. Enjoy the live music and treat yourself to a drink or two at the bar. Admission is free, so don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Regarding market traditions on the Gold Coast, the undisputed champion has to be Carrara Markets. Holding the prestigious title of Australia’s largest marketplace, Carrara Markets boasts an impressive roster of over 300 food stalls, diverse variety stalls, and captivating attractions. On top of that, it regularly hosts special events such as plant sales and book fairs. These markets are perfect for families and conveniently open every Saturday and Sunday, ensuring that you will experience this extensive and budget-friendly shopping destination.
Yatala Drive In Boot Bargains Market
Who can resist a tempting deal? For all you savvy bargain hunters out there, remember to mark the third Sunday of every month on your calendar and make your way to the Yatala Drive-In for the Boot Bargain Markets. Here, you’ll discover a treasure trove of vintage clothing, accessories, charming knick-knacks, and even fresh produce, all filling up car boots and enticing you to grab a fantastic bargain. With the money you save, treat yourself to a delightful meal at the retro 1950s diner.
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Ideal for a leisurely early evening stroll, nestled between your refreshing beach swim and dinner at a nearby restaurant, the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets are the perfect destination for your weekend. Taking place on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during the summer season, meander along the waterfront and uncover local fashion and handcrafted goods while enjoying the gentle ocean breeze. From artisanal treasures to homemade culinary gifts and family-friendly treats, you’ll find a wide array of options at these delightful twilight markets.
The Beechmont Markets offer a comprehensive package of attractions, including stunning vistas, fresh, locally sourced produce, handmade goods, plants, arts and crafts, a thriving community garden, live music, invigorating yoga classes, and more. They truly have it all. On the third Sunday of each month, embark on a scenic road trip to Beechmont, and don’t forget to pack a picnic blanket so you can savour your market finds while soaking in the panoramic views. Leashed furry companions are also welcome, ensuring everyone can enjoy the experience.
Desert Digs Vintage Market
If you’re longing for a journey back in time with a touch of style, look no further than Desert Digs Vintage + Seconds Markets. Featuring an impressive lineup of over 20 vintage and gently used clothing stalls, you’re bound to discover that perfect piece you’ve been envisioning. This event occurs every six weeks and is definitely one to mark on your calendar, complete with notifications to keep you in the loop.
And don’t fret if your shopping spree leaves you a tad tired. Mo’s Desert Clubhouse has you covered. El Ranchero, the newest licensed hacienda-inspired margarita beer garden in Burleigh Heads, awaits. They offer delectable Mexican cuisine and many cocktails perfectly suited for the spring season.
In addition, you can unwind on El Ranchero’s sun-drenched deck, sipping margaritas from The Virgin Dolly’s Margarita Bar and indulging in fare from the Route 66-inspired silver bullet food truck, Fix On 66. And if that doesn’t seal the deal, their lineup of live music acts will surely set the mood.
Paradise Point Art And Craft Market
When it comes to unique markets in the northern Gold Coast, they’re a rare find, so when one emerges, it’s a must-visit. The Paradise Point Art and Craft Market captures our hearts with its diverse array of offerings. From one-of-a-kind artisan gifts and stylish apparel to exquisite floral arrangements. As well as charming knick-knacks you didn’t know you needed (but definitely do).
In addition, this boutique pop-up market graces the picturesque Paradise Point Esplanade on the fourth Sunday of every month. It invites you to take a leisurely stroll and perhaps enjoy a coffee at one of the lovely nearby cafes.
Visit these Vibrant Markets on the Gold Coast this Spring!
In a thrilling conclusion, the Gold Coast unveils itself as a haven of excitement and adventure, courtesy of its vibrant markets. These bustling bazaars promise a tantalizing blend of vintage treasures, artisanal crafts, mouthwatering delicacies, and endless entertainment. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, prepare for a whirlwind journey through these dynamic marketplaces, where every corner reveals a new surprise, and every vendor beckons with something extraordinary. Get ready to embark on a thrilling market-hopping escapade. The Gold Coast’s market scene is a captivating world waiting to be explored!