Best Gold Coast Markets to Visit This Summer Near Isle of Palms
If you’re planning to visit the Gold Coast this summer, one of the best things you can do is visit the numerous markets. Held in various locations each month, these exciting markets each bring something unique to the table, from rare crafts made by the locals to hand-prepared street food cuisine that you won’t find in the restaurants.
At Isle of Palms Resort, find these popular markets at arm’s reach by booking your Gold Coast holiday with us, where we offer stunning townhouse accommodation inside beautiful Pine Lake Elanora. All reachable within a short drive from our location, here are six Gold Coast markets to put on your summer holiday to-do list:
Held on the Village Green at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the Sanctuary Markets is a nighttime food and entertainment market that remains popular in its fifth year. After spending a day with the wildlife, head to this market to feast on mouthwatering cuisine from around the world, which includes everything from Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai to Venezuelan, Chilean and Brazilian specialities.
Currumbin Sanctuary Markets also offers fresh produce and a fully licensed bar, which sells a variety of locally produced boutique beers and wines. Family-friendly live music is held each week, showcasing a rotating mixture of local bands and musicians. With its fantastic atmosphere and wide choice of food, the Sanctuary Markets is a must-visit market to catch every Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm.
Burleigh Art and Craft Markets
The Gold Coast Art and Craft Sunday Markets are held in various locations, one of the most popular being Burleigh Heads. Famed as the original Gold Coast market being over 30 years old, this market is not to be missed for arts and crafts enthusiasts and souvenir shoppers, which gathers the region’s best independent designers and artisans each month to showcase and sell their wares.
At the Art and Craft Markets on Burleigh Esplanade, meet local artisans and have lots to browse and buy before heading off to Burleigh Beach. Handmade souvenirs, homewares, jewellery and fashion are what makes this market popular, which you can experience every last Sunday of the month from 8 am to 2 pm.
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Also found near the beach, the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets is the most frequently held market on the Gold Coast. Diverse in what it offers, the famous Beachfront Markets line Surfers Paradise Esplanade, not far from the entrance to Cavill Avenue, with a host of souvenir stalls, craft stalls, food vendors and live artists, totalling at over 100 stallholders with a lively atmosphere mere footsteps from Surfers Paradise Beach.
Taste local street food, pick up souvenirs and gifts, watch local artists and crafters at work and more – the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets has as much to see as it has to buy, appearing every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night from 4 pm.
The largest permanent markets on the Gold Coast, the Carrara Markets near Surfers Paradise offer an atmospheric shopping experience with plenty to buy for bargain prices. Boasting more than 350 stalls, it’s hard to leave this regular weekend market empty-handed, complete with market buskers, kids' attractions, live animals and more.
New and recycled fashion, homewares and gardening products, plants, flowers, fresh produce and souvenirs – Carrara Markets has something for all every Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 3 pm.
Miami Marketta Street Food Markets
Pairing international street food cuisine with live entertainment, the Miami Marketta Street Food Market near Miami Beach is an unmissable dining experience on the Gold Coast. Three nights a week, this market offers food specialities from around the globe with live entertainment on stage and an incredible atmosphere in an events space that seats over 600 people.
Up to 25 street food vendors provide something for all, from traditional New York fast-food to oriental specialities from across the East. The Miami Street Food Market is free to enter at Miami Marketta every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5 pm.
The Village Markets
One of the most popular markets on the Gold Coast, The Village Markets in Burleigh Heads has over 100 market stalls selling vintage items, home decorations, fashion and jewellery, local crafts, plants, souvenirs, fresh produce and more. With live local bands on the lawn and a spread of food vendors, the Burleigh Heads Village Markets attracts a diverse crowd with enough to entertain from early morning to early afternoon.
Taste local food, browse for vintage clothes or soak up the atmosphere on the lawn – The Village Markets is a delightful market experience at Burleigh Head State School each first and third Sunday of the month from 8.30 am to 1 pm.
Green Marquee Markets
The Green Marquee Twilight Markets is a specialty Gold Coast market which makes its home at Currumbin Ecovillage in Currumbin Valley. Showcasing and celebrating the village’s award-winning achievements in environmental sustainability, this market sells a wide variety of organic and eco-friendly products, including homewares, animal-friendly clothing, natural beauty products, locally made crafts and more, with most profits given to charity.
Find this unique market in the Ground at Currumbin, which also features live music performances, organic food vendors and a selection of regional craft beer and gin to taste. From 3 pm to 8 pm, The Green Marquee Markets are held once a month on every second Saturday.
Escape This Summer with Our Pine Lake Elanora Accommodation
Visit the above markets this summer with our Elanora accommodation, situated near beautiful Palm Beach with Burleigh Heads, Currumbin and Surfers Paradise just a short drive away. Our homely townhouses are tucked inside Pine Lake on the Gold Coast – fully self-contained, spacious and ideal for all with a choice of up to four bedrooms.
Our lakeside resort also offers multiple onsite facilities that include two swimming pools, two heated spas, two full-sized tennis courts and more. To find more information on our resort, take a moment to visit Isle of Palms.