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26 Of The Best Gold Coast Markets To Visit In June 2023

By Isabel Croker
31st May 2023

a woman browsing a market stall full of flowers

Heads up, Gold Coast market-lovers. June is here, and with it comes UGG boot season, late sunrises and a dip in the mercury. Essentially perfect market weather. We're talking wandering around a market with your UGGS on, jumper buttoned up and hot chocolate in hand. 

In June, we’re focusing on shopping local and supporting small businesses AKA you'll find us at the markets every weekend. Grab your reusable bags, slip on your Birks and hit up 26 of the Gold Coast’s best markets this June.

Twilight Markets

HOTA Hawker Night Markets

people sitting at an outdoor night market

This month, HOTA Hawker Night Markets will transform the HOTA precinct, showcasing international street food, a talented lineup of local bands and a vibrant vibe. At this feast for the senses, you can dig into authentic Asian delicacies like steaming hand wrapped dumplings, crunchy spicy banh mi, sizzling wagyu beef and much more.

After strolling through over 150 unique stalls illuminated by dazzling lanterns, you can nestle into vibrant green parklands along the stunning backdrop of Evandale Lake with your gourmet goodies and fresh finds. You'll be kep entertained all night by the mesmerising performances of roving street artists, showcasing fire tricks and dazzling Chinese Lion Dancers.

When: Friday 3 June, from 4pm to 9pm

Where: 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

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. Check out their ever-changing live music and event lineup

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

Where: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami 

For more information, click here.

Emerald Lakes Market

A top night market for our Northern Gold Coast friends, the Emerald Lakes Market specialises in gourmet food and creative crafts. Pop by any Thursday evening from 3pm until 7:30pm and you'll find a delightful array of locally-owned stalls showcasing fresh produce, handmade crafts, takeaway food and pet products. Oh yes, this night market is very pet-friendly.

When: Every Thursday, from 3pm to 7:30pm

Where: The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes Complex

For more information, click here.

Dreamworld Moonlight Night Marketgold coast night market

If you’re partial to a bit of street food and love a twilight foodie market, listen up. The Moonlight Night Markets at Dreamworld are one of the Gold Coast’s newest night markets and the twilight markets are packed with unreal street food, sip-worthy drinks and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night, from 5pm to 9pm. Best of all, entry is just $2 or free for children under 13 years old. 

When: Every Friday and Saturday, from 5pm to 9pm

Where: Dreamworld, Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera

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 8:30pm

Where: Village Green of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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: Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 4pm to 9pm

Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

For more information, click here.

Lifestyle Markets

Queensland Vegan Markets

a vegan ice cream sundae

​​What better way to spread the feel-good vibes than a day of cruelty-free eats and shopping? The Queensland Vegan Markets are a much-loved favourite and the regular crowds of patrons are testament to their popularity. With plenty of stalls and food trucks to keep you busy at Broadwater Parklands, these vegan markets run only every two months on the Gold Coast. Bonus: they’re dog friendly so you can bring your fur baby along to join in the fun.

When: Saturday 3 June, from 9am to 2pm

Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport

For more information, click here.

Frockarama Fashion Sale Market

If you haven’t frocked with Carrara Markets before, prepare to have your mind blown. Frockarama is a massive pre-loved fashion market sale, where you can stock up on an incredible array of clothing, shoes and accessories for some seriously penny-pinching prices. Held at Carrara Markets on Sunday 18 June, there will be a live DJ pumping tunes, Sirromet Wine Bar, selfie swing and of course, racks and racks of fashion bargains. Round up the crew and we’ll see you there.

When: Sunday 18 June, from 9am to 2pm

Where: Cnr Gooding Drive and Manchester Road, Carrara

For more information, click here.

Gold Coast Artisan Fair & Market

If you're anything like us and would love to be more more artistically talented, but it just doesn't seem in your wheelhouse, make your way to the Gold Coast Artisan Fair & Market for major inspiration. A first of it's kind for the Gold Coast, this creative artisan fair will host over 30 stalls showcasing everything creative—from handmade bags to resin wares to ceramics and woodwork. You can try your hand at dried flower wreath making and explore a variety of workshops.

When: Sunday 25 June, from 9am to 2pm

Where: The Gold Coast Artisan Fair & Market

For more information, click here.

Carrara Markets

If there ever was a market institution on the Gold Coast, it would have to be the Carrara Markets. Taking the title of Australia's largest marketplace, Carrara Markets is home to over 300 food stalls, variety stalls and attractions, in addition to a revolving lineup of special events like plant sales and book fairs. Plus, these family-friendly markets are open every Saturday and Sunday, so there's no reason to miss out on this sprawling marketplace that's kind on the wallet. 

When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 8am to 3pm

Where: Cnr Gooding Drive and Manchester Road, Carrara

For more information, click here.

Yatala Drive In Boot Bargains Market

Who doesn’t love a cheeky bargain? For all our thrifty penny pinchers out there, you need to head to the Yatala Drive-In on the third Sunday of every month to score deals at Yatala’s Boot Bargain Markets. Vintage clothing, accessories, knick knacks and even fresh produce will be filling up car boots and beckoning you to snag a bargain. With all your leftover coins, you can afford to treat yourself at the retro 1950s diner.

When: Sunday 18 June, from 6am to 12pm

Where: Yatala Drive-In, 100 Jacob Wells Road, Yatala

For more information, click here.

Canungra Village Markets

Soak up fresh country air at the Canungra Village Markets, held in the beautiful hinterland town of Canungra every first Sunday of the month. Only 25 minutes from Nerang, enjoy the drive out to Canungra and spend a slow morning browsing the stalls filled with handmade gifts, pet products, local produce, breakfast meals and a car boot sale. Doggies on leashes are also welcome and they can order a puppachino to go.

When: Sunday 4 June, from 8am to 1pm

Where: Moriarty Park Hall, 2-26 Monarch Drive, Canungra

For more information, click here.

The Village Marketsburleigh 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. On the first and third Sunday of every month, you can 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 4 & 18 June, from 8:30am to 1pm

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

For more information, click here.

Paradise Point Art And Craft Market

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 Paradise Point Art and Craft Market—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. On the fourth Sunday of every month, this boutique pop up market is positioned on the stunning Paradise Point Esplanade, so have a wander and grab a coffee at one of the gorgeous nearby cafes. 

When: Sunday 25 June, from 8am to 2pm

Where: Esplanade North Park, Paradise Point Parklands, Paradise Point

For more information, click here.

Beechmont Markets

The Beechmont Markets tick every box with breathtaking views, fresh local produce, homemade goods, plants, arts and crafts, a lush community garden, live music, yoga classes and much more. Yeah, they’ve got the goods. On the third Sunday of every month, jump in the car and enjoy a meandering road trip out to Beechmont but make sure to pack a picnic rug, so you can grab your market goodies and soak up the views. Doggos on leashes are also welcome, so no one has to miss out.

When: Sunday 18 June, from 8am to 1pm

Where: 1835 Beechmont Road, Beechmont

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 25 June, from 7am to 1pm

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

For more information, click here.

Hope Island Marina Markets

Our northern friends can thank their lucky stars they have another gorgeous market making its mark on the Northern Gold Coast. Held on the third Sunday of every month, this boutique-style artisan market is located along the beautiful Hope Island Marina Boardwalk and boasts an array of boutique shops, fashion pop-ups, market stalls and live music. 

When: Sunday 18 June, from 9am to 1pm

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

For more information, click here.

Our Community Market

One of the Gold Coast's newest markets, Our Community Market prides itself on, well, community. Held on the first Sunday of every month, this market is continuing to grow but hosts a range of fresh produce, arts and crafts stalls, yoga, kids clay workshops, tarot card readings and much more. Don't forget to bring your furry friend and they'll be spoiled from the regular dog treat stall. 

When: Sunday 4 June, from 7am to 12pm

Where: Harrigans Lane, Jacobs Well

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 Merrimac 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: Merrimac State High School, Dunlop Ct, Mermaid Waters

For more information, click here.

Burleigh Farmers Marketburleigh 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 7am 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 Market

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: 164 Duringan Street, Currumbin

For more information, click here.

HOTA Farmers Market

hota markets

One of the Gold Coast’s biggest and most popular weekly farmers’ markets, HOTA 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.

Racecourse Markets

The perfect place for your weekly shop to buy the freshest produce, directly from the grower, the Racecourse Markets are on every Sunday and they are truly a foodie’s dream. After a six-month hiatus, the Racecourse Markets officially reopened in August and they have been absolutely packed with locals who missed these sweet markets, for good reason. The friendly local vendors are always busy serving up food, coffee, sweets, plants, flowers and giftware, so it’s definitely not just your usual produce market. Plus, they’re dog-friendly.

When: Every Sunday, from 6am to 12pm

Where: Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive, 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.

The markets are one of the cheapest ways to get your fresh produce so if you're also looking to save your pennies, check out our delicious lineup of the Gold Coast's best cheap eats.

Image Credit:  Surfers Pardise Markets, The Village Markets, Night Bites, QLD Vegan Markets & HOTA Farmers Market

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