Things To Do

All The Best Events To Hit Up On The Gold Coast This March

By Bronte Holding - 28 Feb 2019

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Unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye to summer. For most people, the start of autumn means an end to balmy evenings, afternoon cocktails or lazy beach days, but not for us. We’ve got at least another month or two before things start cooling down, so we can keep the margaritas and long alfresco lunches going until at least April.

So, if you’re looking for ways to welcome in the new season, or just want to celebrate the fact that summer never really ends on the GC, then be sure to check out these events hitting the Coast this March.

Feel Good Show At Karma Collab Hub

As its name suggests, this event is all about feeling good, and we’re here for it. With a line up of inspirational and motivational speakers, live performances, music (that you can request), and food trucks, it’s sure to be good time. So, wear your most feel-good outfit, BYO feel-good drinks, and let the good times roll.

When: Friday 1 March, 6:30pm to 9pm
Where: Karma Collab Hib, 47 Lemana Lane, Miami 
Cost: $25
For more information, click here

Her Wardrobe Fashion Market 

The Her Wardrobe Fashion Markets are the perfect opportunity for local fashion enthusiasts to buy, swap, and sell their vintage, new and hand-made clothes, accessories and shoes. Not only will there be over 50 fashion stalls, but there’ll also be fresh juice stalls, food trucks, good coffee, and smoothies on offer. So, whether you’re wanting to part with some of your own wardrobe or looking to invest in something vintage, these markets won’t disappoint.

When: Saturday 2 March, 9am to 1pm
Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami 
Cost: Free entry 
For more information, click here.

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits At HOTA

This brand-new star-studded exhibition at HOTA features the amazing portraits that have emerged from the last 100 years of Australian filmmaking. Showcasing well-known Australian actors and iconic films, the exhibition also highlights the lesser-known early years of the Australian film industry. You’ll also get a chance to look at the original costumes from Aussie classics like Picnic at Hanging Rock, Moulin Rouge, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. If you consider yourself a movie buff (or just want to look at blown-up portraits of the Hemsworth brothers), then be sure to pay this exhibit a visit.

When: Saturday 2 March to Sunday 28 April, 9am to 9pm
Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

La Fiesta Festival

The excitement, colour, culture and delicious eats of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Carnivale festival are coming to the Coast once again, with the third annual La Fiesta festival. Bringing the tastes and sounds of South America, the festival has everything from Brazilian DJs and dancers to vibrant street foods from local food trucks.

When: Sunday 3 March, 2 pm to 8 pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport 
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here

Chinderah Chilli Festival

Spice things up and head down to Kingscliff for the inaugural Chinderah Chilli Festival. There’ll be food trucks where you can sample all the spicy goods, live entertainment and a chilli chocolate and extreme meatball challenge. Entry will only cost you a gold coin donation, and all proceeds go to the Tweed SES. There’ll also be a licensed bar and plenty of stalls where you can stock up on all things chilli.

When: Sunday 3 March, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Cudgen Leagues Club, Womin Bay Rd, Kingscliff 
Cost: Gold coin donation
For more information, click here

Morning Of Wellness

Bathhouse and Boheme are teaming up to bring you the ultimate morning of relaxation. With a guided meditation and yoga class, as well as handmade clay masks and skin care from the team at Savia cosmetics and a nutritious handmade plant-based brunch, you’ll leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, recharged and refueled. We can’t think of a better way to wind down your week.

When: Sunday 3 March, 7am to 10:30am
Where: Greenhouse the Bathhouse, 37A Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Burleigh Heads 
Cost: $115 
For more information, click here.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

If you’re a lover of the ocean, then you won’t want to miss this. The Ocean Film Festival is bringing their world tour to the Gold Coast, and celebrating the beauty, power and magic of the ocean with over two hours of carefully curated underwater and above water footage. Lovers of film will also marvel at the stunning cinematography and beauty of the short films. This is a must-do for nature and film enthusiasts alike.

When: Tuesday 5 March, 7pm to 10pm
Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $33.70
For more information, click here.

Meat Buns X Bine Kitchen Takeover

Every Tuesday, much-loved street food stall Meat Buns takes over the kitchen at Bine Bar & Dining, bringing with them a mouth-watering menu. Of course, you’ll find their signature ‘meat buns’ (crispy balls of pizza dough with delicious fillings), as well as bao buns, traditional Thai curry noodles, spicy miso soup, and karaage chicken. Wash it all down with a cocktail or two for the perfect Tuesday evening.

When: Tuesday 5 March, 4pm to 10pm
Where: 1/28 Chairlift Avenue, Mermaid Beach 
Cost: Free entry
For more information, click here.

Spell Warehouse Sale

Iconic boho-chic label Spell ( is having a weekend-long warehouse sale, and there’s going to be huge reductions on everything from samples and past season collections to jewelry and accessories. Thursday is VIP access only, and a (free) ticket is essential to make sure you get in early and snag your favourite pieces. So, if you’ve been dreaming of those flowy maxi skirts and lacey blouses, now’s your chance to grab them for a fraction of the price.

When: Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 March, 10am to 7pm
Where: 3 Station St, Bangalow 
Cost: Free entry
For more information, click here

Circus Paradise Music Festival

This new boutique festival is brought to you by the masterminds behind Future Music Festival and Summerfieldayze, and it’s set to become one of the Gold Coast’s best festivals. The inaugural one-day event will deliver over 35 carefully selected acts, bringing the best of electronic dance music to the coast. Featuring international DJs and local artists across four stages, this is the ultimate festival for anyone who likes to dance until they drop. Headliners include Belgian DJ Charlotte de Witte, as well as Hot Dub Time Machine and Aria chart topper Dom Dolla, so its sure to be a big day for EDM lovers. Tickets are selling fast so get in quick!

When: Sunday 10 March, 12pm to 10pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands 
Cost: $105
For more information, click here.

Golden Moon Festival

Needing a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Then this is the perfect event for you. Wind down with an evening of blissful music, meditation, and mantras while watching the golden moon rise over the ocean. Pack a picnic, find your perfect spot on the vibrantly decorated beachside, and sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening.

When: Thursday 21 March, 5:30pm to 8pm
Where: Justins Park, Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads 
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here.

Movies Under The Stars

Spectrum Outdoor Entertainment is hosting another Movies Under the Stars night, this time with a screening of The Greatest Showman. Pack your picnic blanket, pillows and some snacks, and camp out under the stars. There’ll be activities happening from 2pm, and the screening kicks off at 6:30pm. Don’t forget the popcorn.

When: Saturday 30 March, 2pm to 8:30pm
Where: Tugun Park, 414 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here.


This epic suitcase, rack and rummage sale is the perfect event for anyone who loves bargain hunting or is looking to declutter their own overflowing wardrobe. There’ll be plenty of new and pre-loved clothing up for grabs, as well as the rest of the Carrara markets which features over 350 stalls, cafes and live entertainment. So, bring those empty tote bags and get ready to fill ‘em up with new clothes, market goodies and treats. Now that’s a Sunday well spent.

When: Sunday 31 March, 9am to 2pm 
Where: Carrara Markets, Cnr Gooding Drive and Manchester Rd, Carrara 
Cost: Free entry 
For more information, click here.

Looking for more things to do? Check out our round up of the best hikes on and around the Gold Coast

Image Credit: Unsplash 

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