Markets

While you’re in Queensland, keep an eye out for our local markets. These community events are your opportunity to taste local flavours, buy hand-made knick-knacks and listen to live music. 

From mouth-watering street food and organic produce to vintage clothes and arts and crafts, you’ll find plenty to munch on, and souvenirs too. 

Farmers Markets

Queensland is bursting with fresh produce from the Atherton Tablelands in Cairns all the way south to the food and wine region of Southern Queensland Country.
  

And the best way to meet the farmers, makers and growers and fill your basket with the freshest local produce you can get is to visit a local farmers market. 
 

One of our best is The Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast. It’s actually a collection of five markets in one. With stalls as far as the eye can see you can pick up knick-knacks, fresh produce, homeware and clothing or dine on international cuisines. You can even dine on everything from freshly made French crepes and German sausages to Brazilian acai bowls and Sunshine Coast cheese and cured meats. Eumundi Markets are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

The Brisbane City Markets is the place to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy lunch if you're wondering through the city. The markets are located on the top of Queen Street (in front of the Treasury Casino) and are buzzing with stalls and patrons every Wednesday from 8am-6pm. 

Saturday and Sunday Markets

Weekend markets are the best way to spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday. Find food, art, clothing and jewellery stalls in coastal cities like Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast and Agnes Waters in Gladstone. These are some local spots to meet up and hang out with friends and family: 

  • South Bank Collective Markets 
  • Jan Powers New Farm Markets
  • Airlie Beach Foreshore Markets
  • Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Night, Community and Flea Markets

If you're in Brisbane and are looking for a different kind of night out, head to the Eat Street Markets for live music and great food from around the world. Or, if you're looking to pick up a souvenir or knick-knack, head to a community or flea market. Here are our top picks:

  • Brisbane Twilight Markets
  • Cairns Night Markets
  • Kuranda Original Rainforest Market
  • Miami Marketta on the Gold Coast
  • Mt Gravatt Marketta

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
27 – 28 August 2020
SMIRW is closely monitoring advice from the government on events and gatherings, however it is their intention at this point to proceed with the 2020 event. Registrations for yachts are higher than ever and they hope to be able to deliver another fantastic race week albeit in a scaled down version for this year.

Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival

Aratula, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$10 - 10
3 July 2021
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Yeppoon Community Market

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 4 July 2020
The Yeppoon Community Market is held each Saturday morning at the Yeppoon Showgrounds from 6am to 10am. Arrive early for your choice the freshest local fruit and vegetables the Capricorn Coast has to offer.

Centenary Park Charity Markets

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 19 July 2020
** Due to COVID-19 the Markets are currently cancelled ** On the fourth Sunday of each month, local producers gather at Centenary Park to sell fresh produce, home made crafts, jewellery, clothing and just about anything else you can think of.

Twilight Markets Caloundra

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 September 2020
This family-friendly event features around 100 unique stalls offering handmade and artisan crafts, street food, gourmet sweets, fashion, jewellery, fun games for children and much more. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere with live entertainment, homemade and artisan stalls, delicious food stalls and colourful street theatre performances as day slips into night on the waterfront at Bulcock Beach.

Ma Ma Creek Markets

Ma Ma Creek, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 13 June – 10 October 2020
Come down to the Ma Ma Creek Community Centre on the second Saturday of the month to visit the Ma Ma Creek markets and enjoy the variety that the stalls have to offer. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Kuraby Farmers Market

Kuraby, Brisbane Area
4 July 2020
The Kuraby Farmers and Food Markets is the perfect place to shop, eat and relax at your local weekend market. It is packed with loads of fruit and vegetable sellers, growers, traditional foods, arts and crafts, second hand items, freshly brewed coffee, freshly baked breads, fresh seafood, premium meats, unique and handmade items, jewellery, clothing and loads of activities for the kids.

Lions Airlie Beach Community Markets

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 4 July 2020
The Lions Airlie Beach Community Markets are located on the foreshore of Airlie Beach, every Saturday morning. Complete with local produce, art, craft and all locally made souvenirs, it is a great place to spend some time, have a coffee or purchase a unique gift.

Beach Arts Music - BAM Markets

Tannum Sands, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 4 July 2020
Beach Arts Music is a free community event held on the first Saturday of every month except January and February from 2pm to 7pm at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. Featuring food stalls, live entertainment, arts and creation stalls and lots more making it an awesome family friendly outing.

Mulgowie Real Farmers Markets

Mulgowie, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 4 July 2020
Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of the local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies set amongst magnificent landscapes.
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