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Gold Coast Markets For Kids: We share the definitive list!

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Whether you are after fresh produce, crafts, gifts or just a stroll in the sun, a visit to your local market is a lovely way to spend the day. You can usually count on free entry, free entertainment, and free parking too – bonus, right?

So, where should we go? We’re truly spoiled for choice here in our part of the world. There’s eat streets, farmer’s markets, artisan craft markets and bric-a-brac a plenty. You just have to know where to find it – and we can help! Read on  …

Looking for other things to do on the Gold Coast with Kids – this list is EPIC – click here.

Things to do on the Gold Coast with kids

Family Friendly Markets: Gold Coast, Tweed Coast, Byron Bay

Friday Markets:

  • Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
    4pm-9pm • Every Friday
    The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
  • Sanctuary Markets Currumbin
    4pm-9pm • Every Friday
    On The Village Green, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
  • Miami Marketta Arts Creative
    5pm-10pm • Twice a month – the second and fourth Friday
    Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
  • Marketta Street Food
    4pm-10pm • Every Friday
    23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
  • Night Quarter (Helensvale) READ OUR REVIEW Please note – as at February 2019 these markets are closed indefinitely.    
  • Kingscliff Lantern Markets 
    Summer 5.00pm-9.o0pm Winter 4.30pm – 8.30pm • First Friday of every month
    Lion’s Park, Marine Parade, Kingscliff

Saturday Markets:

  • Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
    4pm-9pm • Every Friday
    The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
  • Byron Artisan (Twilight) Markets – READ OUR REVIEW
    4-9 • Every Saturday in Summer
    Railway Park, on Johnson Street in central Byron Bay
  • Carrara Markets
    7am-4pm • Every Saturday
    Gooding Drive, Carrara
  • Marketta Street Food
    4pm-10pm • Every Saturday
    23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
  • Cuisine on the Green – Street Food
    5.00pm-9pm • Every Saturday
    Surfers Paradise Golf Club, 1 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
  • Night Quarter (Helensvale) READ OUR REVIEW
  • Please note – as at February 2019 these markets have closed indefinitely
  • 4pm-10pm • Every Saturday
    1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
  • Chinatown Street Markets
    4pm-9.30pm • First Saturday of the month
    Young and Davenport Streets, Southport
  • Brunswick Heads Riverside Markets
    From 7am • First Saturday of every month
    Memorial Park, Brunswick Heads
  • Kingscliff Lions Beachside Markets
    8am-1pm • Second Saturday of every month
    Marine Parade, Kingscliff
  • Mullumbimby Community Market
    9.00am-2pm  Third Saturday of every month
    Summers Park, Mullumbimby

Sunday Markets:

  • Bundall Farmer’s Market – READ OUR REVIEW
    6am-11.30am • Every Sunday
    Gold Coast Arts Centre, Bundall Rd, Surfer’s Paradise
  • Carrara Markets
    7am-4pm • Every Sunday
    Gooding Drive, Carrara
  • Carrara Markets Car Boot Sale
    7am-4pm • First and third Sunday of every month
    Gooding Drive, Carrara
  • Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets
    8am-2pm • First and third Sunday of every month
    Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach
  • Burleigh Markets
    8am-2.00pm • Last Sunday of the month
    Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads
  • Coolangatta Markets – READ OUR REVIEW
    8am-2.00pm • Second Sunday of the month (plus the fourth Sunday of five Sunday months)
    Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta
  • Elanora Car Boot Sale
    5.10am-10.30-11am • Every Sunday
    Elanora State High School, corner 19th Avenue and Avocado Street, Elanora
  • The Village Markets (Burleigh)
    8.30am-1pm • First and third Sunday of the month
    Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
  • The Byron Community Market
    8am – 3pm • First Sunday of the month
    Butler Street Reserve
  • The Channon Craft Market
    9am-3pm • Second Sunday of the month
    Coronation Park, The Channon
  • Pottsville Beach Markets
    From 7.30am • Third Sunday of the month
    Philip Street Reserve
  • Murwillumbah Community Market 
    8.30am-1pm • Fourth Sunday of the month
    Murwillumbah Showground
  • Bangalow Village Market READ OUR REVIEW
    9am-3pm • Fourth Sunday of the month
    Bangalow Showground
  • Piggabeen Valley Market
    9am – 2pm • Mar to Nov • Third Sunday of the month
    Piggabeen Hall
  • Tweed Heads Markets
    Early • Every Sunday
    Tweed Men’s Shed, Recreation St
  • Tamborine Mountain Country Market READ OUR REVIEW
    7.30am to 1.30pm • Second Sunday
    Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Bartle Road Mt Tamborine

Looking for more Market options?

When was the last time you checked out Brisbane’s extensive Sunday Market scene? We’ve got your complete guide to Sunday Markets in Brisbane here.

Want more nighttime markets on the Gold Coast. Check out our article here

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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