Do you love getting up early on a weekend to explore a local market? If you do, you’re in for a treat when you visit the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast hosts local markets throughout the year, which are very popular with locals and tourists alike. From farmers markets to night markets and street markets, whatever type of market you’re after trust that you will find it right here on the Gold Coast.

Here are 5 of the best markets happening on the Gold Coast in May. Add them to your holiday itinerary for a true taste of local culture.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

The Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets is a very family-friendly market that is tailored towards tourists. It features lots of market stalls full of hand crafted jewellery, souvenirs, live entertainment and attractions.

The Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets takes place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in May from 4pm-9m at the Foreshore in Surfers Paradise.

Bundall Bazaar

Bundall Bazaar is an exotic market which is essentially a music, food and arts festival.

Bundall Bazaar is held on the 5th and 19th of May, from 5pm-9pm at the Hellenic Function Centre in Bundall.

The 4217 Markets

The 4217 Markets
The 4217

 The 4217 Markets is a relatively new to the Gold Coast. It is unique and showcases the best artisanal products offered by local businesses and residents.

The 4217 Markets is held on the 6th and 20th of May, from 10am-2pm at ‘The 4217’ on Beach Road in Surfers Paradise.

Bundall Famers Markets

The Bundall Farmers Markets is a favourite with locals. It offers fresh local produce, amazing food, and great atmosphere with a community spirit.

The Bundall Farmers Markets are held every Sunday in May, from 6am-11:30am at the Arts Centre Gold Coast in Bundall. I highly recommend you attend!

Chinatown Street Markets

Chinatown Street Markets
Chinatown Street Markets. Photo Credit: Gold Coast Tourism Corporation Ltd.

If you love Asian culture and food, then you will love the Chinatown Street Markets. Live music, Asian cuisine, street entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere are the highlights of this market, which takes place.

The Chinatown Street Markets are held on the 6th of May, from 5pm-9pm at Gold Coast Chinatown in Southport.

Don’t miss out on visiting at least one of these markets on your upcoming visit to the Gold Coast. And, if you haven’t yet booked your accommodation, then consider our holiday apartments at HRSP. We offer deluxe holiday apartments in the heart of Surfers Paradise – in close proximity to all the markets mentioned above.

So, look at our availability and book an apartment with us today!