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What’s On: Friday Nights on the Gold Coast

What’s On: Friday Nights on the Gold Coast

Street food at Miami Marketta

Australia’s Gold Coast is one big holiday destination that never sleeps. While the region witnesses many festivals and special events all-round the year, the regular weekly events are just as lively. If you’re holidaying on the Gold Coast and looking for things to do on a Friday night, you’re in luck! Fridays are full of fun, as the Gold Coast prepares itself for the weekend ahead.

Do you like to shop? Do you like street food or cheap eats? Or maybe you’re really into live music? If you answered yes to any of these, you’re going to love Friday nights on the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast offers all this and much more!

Here are just some of the events you can enjoy on a Friday night out on the Gold Coast.

1. Night Markets at NightQuarter


The Gold Coast always has a festive mood and you can experience this at NightQuarter’s Night Markets. This popular market features a variety of stalls, entertainment, live music and great street food. You won’t find anything else quite like this on the Coast. Visit these markets with your friends or family and you’re sure to have a great Friday night.

The NightQuarter Night Markets are held every Friday night from 4pm to 10pm in Helensvale. An entry ticket will cost you $3.

2. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

If you’re a shopaholic, then the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets are an ideal way to spend a Friday night on the Gold Coast. Featuring over 120 stalls, you can find just about anything at these markets, ranging from fashion products to home wares and artwork. These markets also have a thriving live entertainment scene. Even if you’re not looking to spend any money, wandering around these markets is still an enjoyable experience as there is much to see.

Visit the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets on a Friday night from 4pm to 9pm.

3. Street Food Market at Miami Marketta

Street food at Miami Marketta

Similar to the NightQuarter markets, but on a smaller scale is the Miami Marketta’s Street Food Market. This market emulates the charm of the world class street markets of Thailand, New York City and Barcelona. You will not get tired of all the street food options that this market has to offer.

The Street Food Market takes place at Miami Marketta every Friday night from 5pm to 10pm. Whether you’re holidaying alone, with friends or with your family, everyone will enjoy a the experience that awaits at this great venue.

4. Live Bands Fridays at The Surfers Beer Garden

One place I can always count on for great live music is Live Bands Fridays at The Surfers Beer Garden in Surfers Paradise. There’s nothing more relaxing than a night of live rock music with chilled beer – and this is just what Live Bands Fridays offers.

Visit the Surfers Beer Garden on a Friday night to watch great local talent perform live on stage. Special events are also held at this venue alongside the music.

Live Bands Fridays takes place every Friday night at The Surfers Beer Garden. This party lasts till 5am, so if you’re looking to have a big Friday night out on the Gold Coast, this is a great place to start — or end!

5. One Buck Shucks at Melbas

If you love a cheap eats then I highly recommend tourists to head to Melbas on a Friday night. You can get delicious natural oysters for just $1 with their One Buck Shucks Friday night promotion. After trying out the natural oysters, you can also upgrade to the special Mornay or Kilpatrick oysters for just $2.

One Buck Shucks takes place at Melbas every Friday night from 4pm until sold out. Make sure to head there early, otherwise they may just sell out!

With all these promotions and events on offer, you can be certain that Friday nights on the Gold Coast are highly enjoyable. However to ensure you’re Friday is superb from the moment you wake till the moment you sleep, you need great Gold Coast accommodation. At GCHR, we offer just that.

Our luxurious holiday apartments are located in some of the finest hotels and apartments on the Gold Coast. By staying with us, you will be a short distance away from these venues – you can even walk back to your apartment after a night out! Take a look at our apartments and I’m sure you’ll love what you see.

To book an apartment with us, get in touch with our reservations staff and we’ll gladly make you a booking.

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