OFF TO MARKET…
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.
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.
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.
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.