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22 Of The Best Gold Coast Markets To Browse In November

By Isabel Croker
10th Nov 2021

With summer well and truly here and Christmas knocking at our door, the Gold Coast market scene is turning things up— just like the temperature. Is there anything more Gold Coast than browsing the Sunday morning markets, with your reusable bag in one hand and your iced almond latte in the other?

The local markets are the perfect spot to stock up on locally-grown, fresh produce, snag a unique handmade gift and feel totally smug that you’re up early on a weekend. Thankfully, we are blessed on the Gold Coast with an abundance of markets that will satisfy all your market-trawling cravings.

As the days get longer and the sun gets stronger, we’ve rounded up the best food, twilight, fashion and artisan markets happening on the Gold Coast this November.

Twilight Markets

TAMBORINE TWILIGHT MAMMOTH MARKET

Tamborine’s Annual Twilight Mammoth Market is returning this month and if their last market was anything to go by, you don’t want to miss this massive event. Held at the iconic Bearded Dragon Hotel, you can expect live music, a huge garden bar, food trucks and kids entertainment. Now we like the sound of that. This market showcases the beautiful Tamborine region, their arts and crafts, local crafted spirits and talented performers, making for a gorgeous Friday night out. P.S we heard that Santa and his elves might be paying a very special visit..

When: Friday 26 November, from 5pm to 9pm

Where: The Bearded Dragon Hotel, 2-22 Tamborine Mountain Road

For more information, click here.

TWILIT MARKETS

We love when we hear a new market is making its home on the Coast and once we heard about this one, we knew it was going to be a goodie. The TwiLIT Markets are a blessing to our northern friends (no more long car rides just to fuel our market-hopping passion) and will be coming to Helensvale every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night starting from Friday 19 November. This community market will be jam packed full of food trucks, pony rides, jumping castles, fresh produce, artisan crafts and, of course, loads of Christmas goodies. If you’re struggling to find that oh-so-perfect Christmas gift, don’t fret, just head down to the TwiLIT markets and prepare to earn major brownie points.

When: Opening night Friday 19 November, from 5pm to 10pm
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 5pm to 10pm

Where: Westfield Helensvale, Cnr Gold Coast Highway and Town Centre Drive, Helensvale

For more information, click here.

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: Every Friday, from 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, a 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, from 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, from 4pm to 9pm

Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

For more information, click here.

Produce Markets

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, from 6am to 11:30am

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

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, from 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, from 6:30am to 12pm

Where: Marina Mirage, Main Beach

For more information, click here

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 veggies, meats, jams and baked goods, then stay for the breezy live music, picnic blanket hangs and activities for the little tots.

When: Every Thursday, from 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 stallholders 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, from 6am to 11:30am

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, from 6am to 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, from 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, from 6am to 11am 

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

For more information, click here.

Lifestyle Markets

JACOBS WELL HERITAGE FAIR

Does it feel like you are always running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained every weekend? Don’t worry—we’ve got your back. At Jacobs Well Heritage Fair you’ll be spoiled for choice and can expect to see showground style kids’ rides, games, showground food (dagwood dogs and fairy floss, yes please), a climbing wall, live entertainment, market stalls and a range of heritage attractions including classic cars and a vintage fire engine. We told you it was going to be action-packed. Be sure to stay for the fireworks display which will kick off at 7:30pm!

When: Saturday 13 November, from 9:30am to 8pm

Where: Riesenweber Park, Jacobs Well

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 a jumping castle and an animal farm, 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. Bonus: local musician Jonathon Harding-Clark will be serenading you with sweet tunes from 8:30am to midday, so you can ‘lax out on the grass and soak up the cruisy vibes.

When: Sunday 14 November, from 8am to 12pm

Where: Moriarty Park Hall, Monarch Drive, Canungra

For more information, click here.

KDV STREET FOOD MARKET

There’s a new street food market on the Gold Coast and yes, we are THAT excited. KDV Sports will be hosting a brand new street food night market every Saturday, which is always full of delicious food trucks, live music, a kids area, a jumping castle, mini golf and a climbing wall to keep the little ones entertained. Now that’s what we call family friendly. Bonus: this night market is pet friendly so you can bring your fur baby along to join in the foodie fun. 

When: Every Saturday, from 4pm to 8:30pm

Where: KDV Sport, 221 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara

For more information, click here.

THE GOLD COAST VEGAN MARKETS

What better way to spread the feel-good vibes than a day of cruelty-free shopping with your loved ones? Since arriving on the Coast last year, the Gold Coast Vegan Markets\ have become a much-loved favourite and the regular crowds of patrons are testament to their popularity.  Feast on delicious plant-based food and listen to chilled-out tunes while browsing the array of funky vegan stalls. 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 November, from 9am to 3pm

Where: Southport State School, 215 Queen St, Southport

For more information, click here.

COOMERA COUNTRY MARKET

Looking for a funky market to browse on the north end of time? 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 spoiled 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 and share a dog-friendly ice cream! Sounds like our favourite kind of Sunday morning.

When: Sunday 14 November, from 8am to 1pm

Where: Coomera State School, Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera

For more information, click here.

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN STATE SCHOOL MARKETS

Tamborine Mountain is just a short drive from the Coast, but with lush rainforests, misty valleys and vintage shops, it seems like a different world. Make the trip to this stunning slice of paradise when you visit the Tamborine Mountain State School Markets and experience authentic local Tambo life. Up to 130 stalls fill the wonderfully diverse markets on the last Sunday of every month and attract flocks of locals and tourists alike. Browse all things country, with handcrafted goodies, homegrown produce and eclectic homewares galore, then soak up the cruisy vibes while listening to the tunes of local musicians.

When: Sunday 28 November, from 7am to 1pm

Where: Tamborine Mountain State School, Corner of Long and Curtis Roads, Tamborine Mountain

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 21 November, from 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, what are you doing? Get onto it! 

When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 7am to 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 November, from 9am to 1pm

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

For more information, click here.

If you're busy planning your social cal for December, we've got one more thing you have to add. A massive pop-up beach club is coming to the Gold Coast this December and it's got summer vibes written all over it.
 

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