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The Gold Coast is home to a wide va­ri­ety of mar­kets that of­fer de­li­cious food, be­spoke hand­crafted goods, live mu­sic and great vibes. Here is scout’s list of the Gold Coast mar­ket must-dos.

MARKETTA STREET FOOD

23 Hill­crest Pa­rade, Miami

Wed­nes­days, 5-9pm / Fri­days, 5-11pm / Satur­days, 4-11pm

Miami comes alive with foods from all round the world, com­plete with a dessert hall. This fam­ily ori­en­tated out­door din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence has seat­ing for 450 peo­ple all un­der­cover. The Cargo Bar and Marketta Cafe serve bou­tique wine and lo­cally brewed beer, and the Wine & Cock­tail bar serves up Marketta’s spe­cialty cock­tails. The main stage hosts lo­cal blues, jazz, roots in­de­pen­dent artist. See Page 18 for more.

Visit www.mi­ami­mar­ketta.com

NIGHTQUARTER

1 Town Cen­tre Drive, He­lensvale

Ev­ery Fri­day & Satur­day, 4-10pm

Just off the high­way at He­lensvale you will find Gold Coast’s creative play­ground, Nightquarter, which fea­tures night mar­kets, mi­crorestau­rants and a unique live mu­sic space called The Pad­dock. Step in­side to find more than 120 spe­cialty food pur­vey­ors, de­sign­ers, mu­si­cians and crafts­peo­ple and ex­pe­ri­ence the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties love for food, mu­sic and cul­ture.

Visit www.nightquarter.com.au

SURFERS PAR­ADISE BEACH­FRONT MAR­KETS

The Fore­shore, Surfers Par­adise

Ev­ery Wed­nes­day, Fri­day & Sun­day, 4-9pm

Lo­cals and vis­i­tors from around the world fill the fa­mous Surfers Par­adise Fore­shore each Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Sun­day night, keen to ad­mire an ar­ray of home­made and unique prod­ucts from lo­cal stall­hold­ers at the Surfers Par­adise Beach­front Mar­kets. Op­er­at­ing right on the Es­planade since 1995, the Beach­front Mar­kets have be­come a Surfers Par­adise icon, pro­vid­ing a unique shop­ping and en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ence to more than one mil­lion vis­i­tors ev­ery year, in one of the best lo­ca­tions in Aus­tralia.

Visit www.surferspar­adise.com

THE SO­CIAL MAR­KETS

Club Robina Bowls Club, 263 Ron Pen­haligon Way, Robina

First Satur­day of the month, 4-9pm

Mer­maid Beach Bowls Club, 2408-2430 Gold Coast High­way, Mer­maid Beach

Last Satur­day of the month, 4-9pm

This mar­ket’s got the best Gold Coast food trucks, free bare­foot bowls all night long, mak­ers stalls, ma­gi­cian, bal­loon twister, face paint­ing and bub­ble soc­cer. There’s an out­door bar and a bistro that serves of some great chow too. THE VIL­LAGE MAR­KETS

Burleigh Heads State School oval, 1750 Lower Gold Coast High­way, Burleigh Heads

Ev­ery 1st & 3rd Sun­day of the month, 8.30am – 1pm

TVM is not just ‘a mar­ket’, it’s a col­lab­o­ra­tive, creative com­mu­nity of small busi­nesses, de­sign­ers, artists, cre­atives, food­ies, mu­si­cians, cul­ture seek­ers and lovers of good vibes.

Visit www.the­so­cial­mar­kets.com.au

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