We are really lucky in the Gold Coast to have so many markets that we can visit. We have markets ranging from regular farmers markets at a variety of venues, an organic market and several arts and crafts markets.
Markets can be enjoyed at any age. They are fun, relaxing and allow us to combine outdoor activity with shopping. And one of the great things is that they are a feast for all the senses – the colours and smells are refreshing and you can touch your food instead of just touching a plastic wrapping.
The colours and smells at a market just cannot be replicated in a supermarket or department store. Stores have their own benefits like an almost limitless variety and organized efficiency, but they do appear a little sterile in comparison to markets.
We are familiar with the charm of going to an open-air market. However, beyond the pure fun of it, markets have a few deeper and subtler advantage as well. Where else can you speak to the artist who painted the painting or created that piece of art? You can ask the true meaning behind a painting and get to know what was in the artist’s mind and what he or she was feeling when they – created their work. And you can talk to the farmer and ask him which part of the field he plants cabbages or corn or carrots and what time of day he harvested all that fantastically fresh fruit. This kind of closeness gives you fresh respect and appreciation of what you buy at the market. It’ll change your whole attitude to what you eat and the arts and craft you buy.
Broadbeach Markets, Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach.When:1st& 3rd Sunday of every
month. 8am to 2pm
Bundall Farmers Market, Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive, Bundall.When: Every Sunday, 6am
Burleigh Markets – Farmers Market, Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh
Heads When: Every Saturday, 7am to 12 noon
Burleigh Markets – Arts & Products, Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads. When: Last Sunday of
the month, 8am to 2.30pm
Carrara Markets Gooding Drive, Carrara. When: Every Saturday & Sunday7am to 4pm
Coolangatta Markets, Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta.When: 2nd Sunday of the
month and 4th Sunday of five Sunday months, 8am to 2.30pm
Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food and Craft Markets Emerald Lakes Complex, The Boulevard, Carrara
When: Every Thursday3pm to 7pm
Marina Mirage Farmers Markets Marina Mirage,74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
When: Every Saturday undercover, 7am to 11am
Marketta Street Food 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
When: Every Saturday night, 4pm to 10pm an open-air market.
Miami Marketta Arts Creative 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
When: SomeFridays: August 8 & 22, September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, November 14 & 28 December 12
& 26.5pm to 10pm
Monaco Markets (Preloved& New Fashion and Art &Craft)
“Monaco Centre”, Cnr Rio Vista Boulevard & Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters.When: Last
Sunday of month, 8am to 12pm
Mudgeeraba Country Markets
MudgeerabaShowgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba
When: Every Saturday, 7am to 12noon
Nerang Fresh Produce & Craft Markets
Lavelle Street, Nerang. When: Every Sunday, 6.30am to 12pm
Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets
Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach. When: Every Saturday 6am to
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
The Esplanade Surfers Paradise.When: Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights, 5pm to
10pm (September to April), 4pm to 9pm (May to August)
The Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market
Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami When: Every Sunday, 6am to 11am
The Village Markets (Burleigh)
Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads. When: 1st and 3rd Sunday
of the month