Upcoming Chinatown Events
17 February- Lunar New Year 4pm-9pm
3 March – Chinatown Street Markets 5pm-9pm
4-15 April - CBD Street Party during the 2018 Commonwealth Games - until Late
5 May – Chinatown Street Markets 5pm-9pm
2 June – Chinatown Street Markets 5pm – 9pm
7 July – Chinatown Street Markets 5pm-9pm
4 August – Chinatown Street Markets 5pm-9pm
1 September – Chinatown Street Markets 5pm-9pm
6 October – Chinatown Street Markets 5pm-9pm
3 November – Chinatown Street Markets 5pm-9pm
Chinatown is the place to celebrate the Gold Coast’s diversity through culture, design, people and food, right in the heart of the CBD.
Chinatown Street Markets
Come and enjoy an authentic Asian food experience with your family and friends at the Chinatown Street Markets. Gold Coast Chinatown – in the heart of Gold Coast CBD – will come alive with Asian culture, children’s activities and entertainment. The Markets will offer a blend of cuisines from across Asia, or why not try one of the many restaurants in Gold Coast Chinatown and enjoy the atmosphere.
Operating from 5pm to 9pm, held on the first Saturday of every month until November when the Markets break for Christmas and recommence in February.
Bottled water will not be sold to help reduce the amount of waste produced at the event – instead, free water refills will be available so don’t forget to bring your own bottle.
Gold Coast Chinatown is located on Young and Davenport Streets in Southport.
Transport options include:
- Cycling: Ride your bike and receive a free bicycle maintenance check on event days
- Light rail: Ride the G and disembark at the Southport Station, Nerang Street.
- Bus: Contact Translink for bus transport options from different areas of the city.
- Taxi: Contact Gold Coast Cabs.
- Parking: Public parking is available at the Athol Paterson, Mal Burke and Carey Park car parks. Visit our City parking map for details.
Broadwater Parklands Events
The Broadwater Parklands are centrally located and span three kilometres along the beautiful Broadwater in Southport. The Parklands not only offer fantastic views of the Surfers Paradise skyline but also offer numerous wide open spaces for you to enjoy.
You can hold picnics and barbecues in the Parklands, stroll along the Terrace rooftop, fish off the pier, swim or participate in sports on the Great Lawn. The kids will love splashing around in the Rockpools which is an exciting sculptural playground.
Hold an event in the CBD
Thinking of hosting an event in the CBD? If so, the City Events team at City of Gold Coast is a one-stop shop for event organisers with logistics, approvals and planning support, and in some cases, financial assistance.
Event organisers must complete the City of Gold Coast’s event organiser application form for events being delivered on public land. The team of event specialists will assist in coordinating various stakeholders within the city to ensure you can seamlessly deliver a fantastic event. For more information or to fill out an application form, please visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/events.
Hold an event in the Broadwater Parklands
The Gold Coast’s world class Broadwater Parklands offers a range of diverse locations and facilities for hire, designed for everything from large scale events to small family gatherings.
Whether it’s a concert, a corporate function, a wedding or just a family barbecue, Broadwater Parklands has the perfect location to suit your needs. For more information on Broadwater Parklands Fees or Charges or to fill out an application form please visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/broadwaterparklands.