There are so many family friendly and free activities to enjoy on the southern Gold Coast. Let us share our local knowledge with you:

Markets:

Coolangatta Art and Craft Market
Second Sunday of the month - Marine Parade
Also on the Fourth Sunday in 5 week months
Ph: (07) 5533 8202

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's Night Market
Every Friday night from 4pm- 9pm

Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets
Every Saturday 6am- 11:30am

Cooly Good Vibes Markets
Varying dates during the year
Next: November 27th 2016
Then: December 3rd 2016

Events:

Southern Gold Coast events and experiences

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JULY01

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Southport | 1 July - 2 July 2017

GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON

Run for the good times at Australia’s leading marathon, the 2017 Gold Coast Airport Marathon to be held in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia. Join 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities from Queensland, interstate and overseas in eight races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15 kilometre, Southern Cross University 10 kilometre Ru

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JULY02

Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Australian Table Tennis Open

Carrara | 2 July - 7 July 2017

SEAMASTER 2017 ITTF WORLD TOUR AUSTRALIAN TABLE TENNIS OPEN

The Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Australian Table Tennis Open is the World’s richest Table Tennis Open event on the 2017 ITTF World Tour calendar. The 2017 Seamaster ITTF World Tour Australian Table Tennis Open will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia from 2 to 7 July 2017. The Australian Table Tennis Open, will attract more than 150 participants from around 30 countries to the Gold Coast, and a global television audience of more than 80 mill

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JULY02

Elly Hoyt Trio - Jazz on Sundays

Surfers Paradise | 2 July 2017

ELLY HOYT TRIO - JAZZ ON SUNDAYS

Sit back and start your month on the right note. Enjoy a delicious lunch or just relax with a cold beverage from their Arts Café as you enjoy the cool atmosphere and fresh breezes on The Terrace. So enjoy being serenaded by the smooth sounds of some of the region’s best jazz musicians. Sunday July 2 is Elly Hoyt Trio. Elly has played alongside some of the nation’s best Jazz artists including Phil stack, James Morrison, James Muller, Sam Anning

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JULY07

Cheap Fakes Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale | 7 July 2017

CHEAP FAKES LIVE AT NIGHTQUARTER

Their favourites are back, emerging triumphant from 2016 as Brisbane’s best blend of massive soul-soaked, brass-fuelled pop, funk and ska, Cheap Fakes are ready to keep bringing their unique and energetic music to masses of listeners and live audiences worldwide. The free-wheeling, six-headed hydra of Cheap Fakes is a ready-made party absolutely primed to provide the best of times. NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm.

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JULY08

Glow

Surfers Paradise | 8 July 2017

GLOW

The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will transform this winter into a playground of creativity when Glow returns in 2017. Wear white and shine bright under the UV lights and immerse yourself in the magical art and cultural experience that is Glow. The annual family-friendly event will feature a breathtaking laser water show, live music with headline act 'Fairchild', illuminated art installations, a silent disco, virtual reality experiences and glo

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JULY08

GLOW

Bundall | 8 July 2017

GLOW

The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will transform this winter into a playground of creativity when GLOW returns in 2017. Wear white and shine bright under the UV lights and immerse yourself in the magical art and cultural experience that is GLOW. The annual family friendly event will feature a breathtaking laser water show, live music with headline act 'Fairchild', a huge line-up of food trucks, illuminate art installations, a silent disco, virtu

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JULY09

1st Gold Coast Speech Festival

Surfers Paradise | 9 July 2017

1ST GOLD COAST SPEECH FESTIVAL

The 1st Gold Coast Speech Festival is the inaugural sharing of inspirational stories and gathering of innovative ideas through the power of speech. It is a charitable event aimed to engage the community into powerful conversations that stimulate ideas and inspire collective change – the determinant of the greatness of the future. It goes by the tagline “Powerful conversations, Stimulating ideas, Inspiring change.” The Gold Coast Speech Festival

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JULY14

City Over Sand Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale | 14 July 2017

CITY OVER SAND LIVE AT NIGHTQUARTER

City Over Sand is a band that you discover by accident. They write, rehearse and record in a backyard shed and promptly deliver songs to the world, ready to be consumed by those hungry enough to find it and hold onto it. The back shed is in fact Blindboy Studios, a suburban musical goldmine on the outskirts of the Gold Coast, Australia. It’s a room full of riches. No Stranger to their stage is Bella Maree, her soulful voice and killer guitar ski

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JULY15

Floating Bridges Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale | 15 July 2017

FLOATING BRIDGES LIVE AT NIGHTQUARTER

Sarah Frank - Free Live Music. The Floating Bridges create infectious roots music, blending together big lively ska grooves, thick bottom end bass lines and smooth four-part vocal harmonies–perfect for the dance floor! No stranger to thrir main stage Sarah Frank will be starting off the night with her soulful voice and epic guitar skills. NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. Music | Markets | Food | Fashion

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JULY15

Gold Coast SUNS v Collingwood

Carrara | 15 July 2017

GOLD COAST SUNS V COLLINGWOOD

See your SUNS take on Victorian powerhouse, Collingwood at Metricon Stadium. Enjoy live music, kick-to-kick post game all the action of live AFL! Free public transport included with every ticket plus free shuttle buses from Broadbeach South Station, Nerang Station and Boowaggan Park’n’Ride. So grab your family and friends for a great value day out! Go SUNS!

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JULY15

Gold Coast Titans vs Cronulla Sharks

Robina | 15 July 2017

GOLD COAST TITANS VS CRONULLA SHARKS

See the Aquis Gold Coast Titans go head to head with the Cronulla Sharks on Friday the 15th of July Get your tickets now! #ThruNThru

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JULY15

Somerset Gift

Mudgeeraba | 15 July 2017

SOMERSET GIFT

The Inaugural Somerset Gift will take place at the Somerset College synthetic Athletic Track and is sure to feature some of the best Athletes in the local region. With the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and a prize pool of over AUD19,000, this event is certain to be a highlight of the Gold Coast Athletics Calendar.

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JULY22

Associates Gala Ball

Main Beach | 22 July 2017

ASSOCIATES GALA BALL

Glitz and glamour await at the Associates Committee Annual Gala Ball. The theme is "Black and Bling" so be sure to dress to impress! Your ticket includes a three course meal, a beverage on arrival, and live entertainment by "Australia's own young Sinatra" Scott Martin! The night will kick off at 7pm and carry on till late into the night. Payment is essential with booking, and please advise us of any dietary requirements

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