Food, fashion and craft – find it all with this handy guide to Gold Coast markets
Food, fashion and craft – find it all with this handy guide to Gold Coast markets
Food, fashion and craft – find it all with this handy guide to Gold Coast markets
Food, fashion and craft – find it all with this handy guide to Gold Coast markets
Food, fashion and craft – find it all with this handy guide to Gold Coast markets

Food, fashion and craft – find it all with this handy guide to Gold Coast markets

Hitting up the local markets is a weekend ritual for most of us. Whether we’re filling our fridges or our wardrobes, there is no shortage of markets on the Gold Coast, from weekly farmers markets to fashionable monthly pop-ups. We know it can be hard to keep up, so we put together a handy guide to the Gold Coast’s best food, fashion, arts and craft markets for your shopping pleasure.

Farmers Markets
Currumbin Community Market: If you work weekends or don’t plan to wake up early on a Saturday or Sunday, then this weekday farmers market selling fresh produce and artisan products will be right up your alley. It’s held every Thursday 7:00–11:00am opposite the Currumbin RSL.

Burleigh Farmers Market: Everything from fresh fruit and vegetables through to meats, cheeses, antiques and collectibles. Held at Burleigh Heads State School every Saturday from 7:00 am to midday – rain, hail or shine.

Palm Beach Food & Farmers Market: Stock your fridge up on produce and fine foods, and even shout yourself some fresh flowers while you’re at it. Held at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School every Saturday from 6:00–11:30am.

Marina Mirage Farmers Markets: Here you’ll find plenty of fresh produce plus artisan products, gluten-free baked goods, coffee and more. It’s undercover (take that, rain!) and is held inside at Marina Mirage every Saturday from 7:00 am to midday.

Helensvale Farmers Markets: You’ll find fresh produce, gourmet food products and a series of street-food vendors slinging goodies each week. The markets are held at Helensvale State High School each Saturday from 6:00–11:00am.

HOTA Farmers & Artisan Market: If you prefer to do your market shopping on a Sunday, then head up to the leafy surrounds of HOTA to stock up and get a tasty breakfast while you’re at it, with around 80 stallholders set up. Held every Sunday at HOTA from 6:00–11:30am.

Gold Coast Organic Markets: Strictly organic? The Gold Coast’s only market dedicated entirely to certified organic produce has is found every Sunday at Merrimac. You’ll find fresh organic produce, fresh bread, a range of organic food stalls, cosmetics, cleaning products, pet food and more. Held at Merrimac High School every Sunday from 6:00–11:30am.

Lavelle Street Markets: If your ideal Sunday morning involves sipping a freshly roasted coffee and meandering around stalls stocking up on farm-fresh produce at half the market price, get along to Lavelle Street Markets in Nerang. Here you’ll find farm-fresh produce and tasty breakfast options, alongside everything from coffee to plants and bric-a-brac. Held on Lavelle Street every Sunday from 6:30 am to midday.Food Markets
Miami Marketta: The coast’s original food and entertainment market – have dinner, listen to live tunes, sip cocktails and shop from local creatives. Held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm.

The Sanctuary Markets: No one (and we mean no one) likes cooking on Friday nights, and for those on the southern end, The Sanctuary Markets and its spread of international street food is a saviour. Held at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (on The Village Green’s new deck section of the Sanctuary) every Friday from 4:00–8:3o pm.

Emerald Lakes Markets: This is great for a late-week top of your fridge, plus there’s a range of cheeses, meats, baked goods and a series of street-food stalls (hellooo dumplings). Held in the Emerald Lakes village every Thursday from 3:00–7:00pm.

Moonlight Night Market: If you haven’t heard, Dreamworld is playing host to a brimming night market every Friday and Saturday evening. Entry is just $2 for adults and free for children, granting you access to an array of delicious bites like loaded waffles and jam-packed burgers and drinks like mega milkshakes and frozen cocktails. The Moonlight Night Market is on every Friday and Saturday evening from 5:00-9:00pm.

Arts, Craft and Fashion Markets
The Village Markets: This boutique fashion and lifestyle market is a dreamy way to spend a Sunday morning. Listen to music, have coffee and brunch and shop up a storm with talented local creatives. Held at Burleigh State School on the first and third Sunday of the month from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Desert Digs Vintage Market: If you love a good thrift-shop find, you’ll love Desert Digs at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse. Held every sixth Sunday, it’s our favourite afternoon sesh with a rummage. The event is held from 2:00–5:00 pm and there are more than 20 vintage and pre-loved stalls. Live music by Mo’s resident DJ, a licensed bar and flavourful food options. Put on those boots and get diggin’!

Broadbeach, Burleigh, Paradise Point and Coolangatta Beachside Markets: Gracing the beachside on the regular are the arts and crafts markets in Broadbeach (first and third Sunday of the month), Coolangatta (second and fourth Sunday when five Sundays are in a month), Paradise Point (fourth Sunday of the month) Burleigh Heads (last Sunday of the month) from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets: Since it first began in 1995, these iconic beachfront markets have been drawing a crowd of tourists and locals hunting for hand-made fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products, homewares and more. It’s held every on the Surfers Paradise esplanade every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 4:00–9:00pm.

Carrara Markets: If you’re after a bit of everything, Carrara Markets will have you covered. There’s food, arts, crafts, clothing, plants, homewares, variety stalls, attractions and plenty more. It’s open every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Note: as there are always changes and additions to the market circuit, be sure to check with the social media pages for individual market before you make plans.

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