2 Mar 2017

Gold Coast Events Guide – March 2017

For all you market goers, foodies & sport lovers travelling to the Gold Coast this March, we have the events guide for you! Summer 2017 may be drawing to an end, but the sunshine, good vibes and events list certainly is not! So take a look at our top picks of all you should see and do in March!


Chinatown Street Markets

Date: Friday the 3rd March 2017

Event Details: Noodle lovers rejoice, the Chinatown Street Markets are here & set to be as good as ever! With tasty street food, eclectic entertainment, regular showcases, live cooking demonstrations and cultural celebrations changing with the seasons, Gold Coast Chinatown is set to put culture back into the streets, right in the heart of the Gold Coast CBD. Perfect for the whole family, head down to enjoy all the amazingAsian style foods on offer, along with the live music and relaxed atmosphere.

Davenport St & Young St
Southport, QLD 4215

Time: 4pm – 8pm

Entry Cost: Totally Free!



The 4217 Markets

Date: Saturday the 4th March 2017

Event Details: The 4217 Markets, Surfers Paradise, is a modern day urban village with quality food, dining, art and lifestyle offerings in an ever-evolving creative space. Gathering the finest providores and innovators, The 4217 markets combines the best of a neighbourhood village with the variety of an international market place. A perfect atmosphere for you and the whole family to experience, sit back to the eclectic sounds of live music whilst taste testing throughout the day.

Venue: The 4217
10 Beach Road
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

Time: 10am – 2pm

Entry cost: Free



Gold Coast Travel Expo

Date: Sunday the 5th March 2017

Event Details: Gold Coast’s biggest and most diverse expo is Travel Expo, this is a great way to kick off your travel planning for the year.
This expo showcases air, land, cruise and rail suppliers as well as tourism bodies, hotels and attractions form around the world.
There is also a large selection of travel service suppliers.
The event includes free travel presentations, stage entertainment, a kids zone, virtual reality experiences and many other displays.
Plus of course hundreds of exclusive expo deals and travel experts to assist in planning your dream holiday, whilst on a holiday!

Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
2684 -2690 Gold Coast Highway
Broadbeach, QLD 4218

Time: 9am – 4pm

Entry Cost: Free



Mermaid Beach Bowl Club Night Market

Date: Friday 10th March 2017

Event Details: Barefoot Bowls is Back!
Keep the little ones entertained with FREE barefoot bowls all night long; and even jumping castle. Your tummy’s will be thanking you with all the best Gold Coast food trucks and stalls in Food truck alley.
Parents, we have you covered with beverages. Craft and locally brewed beers for the blokes and fruity summer cocktails for the ladies.
Enjoy the sounds of local musicians whilst you browse through all of the Art, design, fashion, accessories & home stalls. This is set to be a fun night for all to enjoy!

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Venue: Mermaid Beach Bowls Club
2408 – 2430 Gold Coast Highway
Mermaid Beach, QLD 4218

Entry Cost: Free


Quicksilver Pro & Roxy Pro

Date: 14th – 25th March 2017

Event Details: Grab your swimmers, sunscreen & join the world’s best male and female surfers as they battle it out in the 2017 Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast.

The Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro are a highly admired sporting event of the Gold Coast, held in the oasis of the beachside town of Coolangatta, making this a popular event to a number of participants from all parts of Australia. This event includes a series of programs and a wide array of entertainment choices catering to the interest of adults and children alike; with a number of top Australian surfers headed to this unique event venue to compete and win the title.

Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro
Snapper Rocks, QLD



Girls on tour Raceday Party

Date: Saturday 18th March 2017

Event Details: Sorry gents, this one is strictly for the ladies!
Due to popular demand the “Girls on Tour” Raceday party is back for our Gold Coast Stakes Day.

Grab your gals, throw on your favorite dresses and come and kick up your heels whilst enjoying a superb grazing seafood buffet; a 5-hour premium beverage package with Chandon, wine and spirits might we add. The day will also consist of raffles, prizes, plenty of dancing and more as we raise funds for the Animal Welfare League, QLD.

Venue: The Boardroom
Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive
Bundall, QLD 4217

Time: 11.30am – 5pm

Tickets & Cost: $150



The Australian Surf Life Saving Championship (Aussies)

Date: 25th March – 2nd April 2017

Event Details: In 2017 the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships heads back to North Kirra Beach from 25 March until 2 April. Across 9 days, over 7000 Surf Life Savers from 313 surf clubs will compete in over 400 events from Youth, Open and Masters categories.

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (the Aussies) is an annual competition where representatives from 311 Surf Life Saving Clubs from around Australia compete across 2 kilometres of beach in over 380 events across 9 action packed days. The Aussies is the largest event of its kind in the world.

The purpose of The Aussies is to bring our National movement and community together in a safe and spirited celebration of the best of our lifesaving traditions, culture and sport.

Venue: North Kirra Beach, QLD



AFL: Gold Coast Suns vs Brisbane Lions

Date: Saturday 25th March 2017

Event Details: Footys back and we are excited!! Come along and watch the Gold Coast SUNS return for the 2017 season against their state rivals the Brisbane Lions for QClash 13 on Sat 25 March at Metricon Stadium.
Enjoy live music, kick-to-kick post game and family activities plus all the action of live AFL!

Free public transport included with every ticket plus free shuttle buses from Broadbeach South Station and Nerang Station
So grab your friends and family for a great value night of sport!

Cost & Tickets: $25
General Admission Adult Tickets from $25,
Child and Concession prices available

Venue: Metricon Stadium
Nerang-Broadbeach Road
Carrara, QLD 4220

Time: 6.30pm


Here’s a few of our favourite reoccurring events which you simply cannot miss!!


Night Quarter

A festival every Friday & Saturday night!!

NightQuarter, on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques. With string lights above, vibrant storefronts, hawkers selling exotic street food, buskers and street performers, take an adventure through the shipping container city. With over 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians and craftspeople, there is something new to discover every weekend.

Venue: NightQuarter
1 Town Centre Dr
Helensvale, QLD 4212
Event Details

Time: 4pm – 10pm

Entry cost: $3



Miami Marketta – Street Food Market

A food lovers heaven every Friday & Saturday night!

Foodies foodies foodies you cannot go past this one!
Watch Miami on the Gold Coast come alive with foods of all nationalities – complete with a dessert hall, this family orientated outdoor dining experience has seating for 450 people all undercover. The Cargo Bar and The Shed Bar serve boutique wine and locally brewed beer. Our main stage hosts local blues, jazz, roots independent artists.

Venue: Marketta Street Food
21-23 Hillcrest Parade
Miami, QLD 4220

Time: Fridays: 5pm – 10pm
Saturdays: 4pm – 10pm

Entry cost: Free


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