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19 Gold Coast Markets To Check Out In February

By Urban List Writers
4th Feb 2021

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If there was ever a time to shop local, it's now. And there's plenty of the Gold Coast’s best local growers, producers and makers back at the markets, so get ready to fill your fridge and pantry with the freshest produce you can buy. 

Whether you’re fossicking for a bargain fashion find, hunting down the freshest produce or wanting to grab a unique artisan gift, you’re covered with the Coast’s bustling market scene. Grab your recyclable bags, pack the shopping list and get ready to shop local.

Twilight Markets

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY NIGHT MARKET

If you’re looking for things to do this Friday, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Market is where it’s at. Soak up the great atmosphere as you traipse around undercover in the lush sanctuary, bop your head to live music and grab a drink or two at the bar. Entry’s free, so hop to it.

When: Fridays, 4pm to 9pm

Where: Village Green of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

For more information, click here.

MIAMI MARKETTA

Our love affair with Miami Marketta started a long time ago and it’s not finishing any time soon. This iconic local gem is held every Friday and Saturday night (and on a smaller scale on Wednesdays) and pulls together some of the best ethnic food stalls from across the Coast. Pair it with an electric vibe, revolving roster of toe-tapping bands and DJs, multiple cocktail bars, a dessert hall, fashion stalls and a buzzing family-friendly crowd, and you’ve got one of the best markets on the Gold Coast.

When: Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 5pm to 8pm 

Where: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami 

For more information, click here.

SURFERS PARADISE BEACHFRONT MARKETS

Great for an early evening stroll, between your beach dip and dinner at a nearby restaurant, Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets have got to be your go-to this weekend. Held Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the summer, wander the foreshore and discover local fashion and handmade goods, with a side of ocean breezes. From artisan delights, to handmade foodie gifts and kid-friendly goodies, you’re spoilt for choice at these balmy twilight markets.

When: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 4pm - 9pm

Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Produce Markets

CURRUMBIN COMMUNITY MARKETS

Strategically located at the entrance to Currumbin’s fertile valley—meaning a shorter distance from source to market—Currumbin Community Market is certain to become your mid-week ritual. Fill your basket with organic fruits and vege, meats, jams and baked goods, then stay for the breezy live music, picnic blanket hangs and activities for the little tots.

When: Every Thursday; 7am to 11am

Where: Opposite Currumbin RSL, Currumbin Creek Road

For more information, click here.

BUNDALL FARMERS’ MARKET

One of the Gold Coast’s biggest and most popular weekly farmers’ markets, Bundall Farmers’ Market truly is a foodie’s paradise. With more than 80 stall holders dishing up an amazing array of artisan brekkies and farm fresh food, it’s the perfect place for your weekly shop. So if you want your house stocked with fresh, healthy food, this is where you should be heading this weekend.

When: Every Sunday, 6 am - 11:30 am

Where: 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

For more information, click here.

MARKETS IN THE MEADOW

The perfect place for your weekly shop to buy the freshest produce, directly from the grower, Markets In The Meadow is on every Sunday and is a foodie’s dream. The friendly local vendors are always busy serving up food, coffee, sweets, plants, flowers and giftware, so it’s definitely not your usual produce market. Grab your reusable bags, check your shopping list and get out there.

When: Every Sunday; 6am - 11:30am

Where: Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Dr, Bundall

For more information, click here.

PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN FARMERS MARKET

A weekly must-do on any Palm Beach or Currumbin dwellers’ weekend social calendar, the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets is one of the best farmers markets on the Gold Coast. This well-patronised market has truckloads of local, leafy, tasty things to eat, so if you’re in charge of the BBQ salad this weekend, make sure you stop here. This is also a plastic bag-free market, so BYO reusable vessels to carry your goodies. 

When: Every Saturday; 6am to 11:30am

Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach

For more information, click here.

HELENSVALE FARMERS MARKET

This northern Gold Coast market has everything you need—and plenty you don’t, but you want anyway. From fresh fruit and veg to flowers and, of course, street food stalls; you’ll love the leafy surrounds, cruisy live music and no-frills local vibe of the weekly gathering at the Helensvale Farmers Market.

When: Every Saturday; 6am to 11am 

Where: Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Drive, Helensvale

For more information, click here.

BURLEIGH FARMERS MARKET

If community vibes and homemade chutneys are your weekend jam, then trot along to the Burleigh Farmers Markets on any given Saturday from 7am until noon, where an abundance of farm fresh produce sits amongst flower pop-ups, collectables and international street food stalls. Clear your afternoon post visit, you’ll be in the stay-at-home-and-bake-apple-strudel kind of mood.

When: Every Saturday; 6:30 am to 12pm

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

For more information, click here.

MARINA MIRAGE FARMERS MARKET

On a Saturday morning, check out the quaint Marina Mirage Farmers Market. From traditional Portuguese tarts to French savoury crepes, there’s a treat for every taste bud. Handmade local arts and crafts are a highlight and best of all, the entire market is undercover so rain, hail or shine, they will go ahead. While you sip coffee and inhale a freshly-baked croissant, mosey on down to the marina for the real show—rows and rows of million-dollar boats.

When: Every Saturday; 6:30am to 12pm

Where: Marina Mirage, Main Beach

For more information, click here

ORGANIC GOLD COAST FARMERS MARKET

Do you get depressed when picking through the tiny all-organic veggie offerings at the local Woolies? Well, you’ll find mindful foodie nirvana at the Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market. Popping up at Miami State High School every Sunday morning, this super chill market stocks, you guessed it, nothing but sustainably sourced, spray and chemical-free produce. 

When: Every Sunday; 6am to 11:30am

Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami

For more information, click here.

Lifestyle Markets

COOMERA COUNTRY MARKET

Left your Valentine’s Day present to the last minute? Don’t worry, the good peeps at Coomera Country Market have got you covered. This well-patronised market is a godsend to our northern friends—they’re spoilt with an impressive range of boutique gifts, funky knick knacks and scrumptious food stalls. Bonus: it’s dog-friendly so bring your furry friend down this Valentine’s Day and share a dog-friendly ice cream to spread the love!

When: Sunday 14 February, 8am-1pm

Where: Coomera State School, Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera

For more information, click here.

CANUNGRA VILLAGE MARKETS

Nestled in the gorgeous country town of Canungra, you escape the Coast’s hustle and bustle with a short trip to this quaint market and you sure won’t leave empty handed. At the Canungra Village Markets, the kids are spoilt for choice with pony rides, an animal farm and face painting, while you can spend hours wandering around the stalls which boast unique gifts, handmade goodies, plants and funky fashion. Grab a bargain with some farm-fresh produce and your Sunday plans are sorted.

When: February 14, 8am-1pm

Where: Moriarty Park Hall, Monarch Drive, Canungra

For more information, click here.

THE GOLD COAST VEGAN MARKETS

What better way to spread the love (for the animals too) than a day of cruelty free shopping with your loved ones? Head to Southport this Valentine’s Day and feast on delicious vegan food while browsing the array of funky stalls. V Day plans=sorted. With plenty of stalls and food trucks to keep you busy, the Vegan Markets will be your one-stop-shop for making the world a better place.

When: Sunday 14 February, 9am-3pm

Where: Southport State School, 215 Queen St, Southport

For more information, click here.

THE VILLAGE MARKETS

One of our favourite Gold Coast markets and the perfect place to pick up a unique homegrown gift are the iconic The Village Markets. Muse over local designers, shoulder sway to live musicians and dig your teeth into some delicious street food. We can almost guarantee you’ll be walking away with an empty wallet with the likes of ceramics, homewares, bohemian linen threads and accessories, all-natural beauty products and so much more. 

When: Sunday 7 and 21 February; 8:30am to 1pm

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

For more information, click here.

CARRARA MARKETS

One of the most-well loved and iconic markets on the Coast, the Carrara Markets are rightfully hailed as a bargain hunter's paradise. Claiming the title of Australia’s permanent largest marketplace, they boast over 400 market stalls, food vans and attractions. Walk-in butterfly house, anyone? The markets are a must see tourist attraction and if you’re a local who hasn’t ventured there yet, get onto it!

When: Every Saturday and Sunday; 7am-3pm

Where: Corner of Gooding Drive and Manchester Road, Carrara

For more information, click here.


HOPE ISLAND MARINA MARKETS

The northern Gold Coast seems to be in short supply of funky markets, so when one pops up, you check it out. We love everything about the Hope Island Marina Markets—from unique artisan gifts, to fashionable clothes, stunning flower displays and adorable knick knacks you didn’t know you needed (but definitely do), there’s something for everyone. This boutique pop up market is positioned on the stunning Marina waterfront, so have a wander and grab a coffee at one of the gorgeous nearby cafes. 

When: Sunday 21 February, 9am-1pm

Where: Hope Island Shopping Centre, 10 Santa Barbara Road, Hope Island

For more information, click here.

COURTYARD MARKET

The Coast is overflowing with markets we’re obsessed with, but when we hear about a new market popping up, of course we have to check it out. The Courtyard Market is held in the much-loved Burleigh Courtyard event space—a hub of community, music and art—and this spirit is mirrored in the markets. They promote buying local and supporting your community at this gorgeous collection of local vendors exhibiting their artwork, ceramics, jewellery and tunes, so get out there and show ‘em some love.

When: Sunday 28 February, 8am-1pm

Where: The Courtyard, 148 Ocean Parade, Burleigh Heads

For more information, click here.

HIDE & SEEK CHILDREN’S MARKET

Located in the picturesque Mount Nathan hinterland, this stunning market is held in the Historic Rivermill, an tranquil riverside venue with a cafe, petting zoo and small museum. Hide & Seek Children’s Market is truly a kid’s dream come true, with hundreds of turtles in the creek, alpacas and deer to feed and pet and plenty of space to set down a picnic. Let the kiddies tire themselves out playing with the animals, then browse the boutique market stalls to your heart's content. 

When: February 19, 9am-1pm

Where: Rivermill Cafe, 950 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Mount Nathan

For more information, click here.

Hamper loaded with fresh goodies from the best Gold Coast markets and you've got nowhere to go? Check out these six beautiful picnicking spots and your weekend = sorted. 

Image credit: Amy Higg

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