Markets

Council operates regular markets across the city, giving local businesses an opportunity to showcase their wares while providing a recreational activity for residents and visitors alike.

Check out Cairns Markets on Facebook for real time updates, info and photos!

Many of our markets are suspended over the wet season and will "reopen" in April.

The Cairns Esplanade market continues on Saturdays throughout the year and the Cruise Liner markets will continue to be held when a ship is at dock.

Stallholders

You can apply to be a market stallholder by using our online market stall application form. For a printable version of the form, please email cityvenues@cairns.qld.gov.au. Stallholder applications take 10 business days to process.

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Every Saturday, 8am-4pm, by the Lagoon

The Esplanade Markets showcase local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. If you need a gift or souvenir you are sure to find it here.

Held against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront, you can follow your market shopping with a swim in the Lagoon or take advantage of the free barbecues, exercise equipment and children's play grounds.

Further details are available on the Cairns Esplanade website.

Carnival on Collins

3 September 2016, 9am-3pm, Collins Avenue

Carnival on Collins is a Cairns' Father's Day tradition and a sustainably run community event, held on the last day of Cairns Festival, when over 25,000 people flock to the city's Botanic Gardens precinct for a giant day of family fun.

Featuring loads of free entertainment for people of all ages, it's a slice of life in the tropics, with over 250 market stalls offering local art & craft, produce, plants, food and refreshments.

The event features three entertainment stages, Feast of the Cultures, Eco Zone and Kids Carnival, exhibitions in the Tanks as well as roving entertainers and more.

Palm Cove Markets

First Sunday of the month (unless otherwise specified), April to December, 8am-2pm, Williams Esplanade

The Palm Cove markets showcase local, quality handmade products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes, skincare, plants and produce, wellness stalls and food.

The markets have great family including free crazy golf and a free jumping castle.

2017 dates

  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September - no market
  • October 8 (note, second Sunday of the month to align Reef Feast)
  • November 5
  • December 3

Ports North Cruise Liner Markets

Relevant cruise ship sites, 10am-5pm, by the Lagoon

The Ports North Cruise Liner Markets showcase the Cairns region with tourism items and local craft products. Cruise season is usually between October and April and the schedule can be found on the Ports North website and the Cairns Markets Facebook page.

Tanks Markets

Last Sunday of the month, April to November, 9am-2pm, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Showcasing a blend of local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectibles and local natural health products and treatments, the markets are a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning.

Market stalls line Tanks promenade on Collins Avenue, with live entertainment provided by local musicians.

2017 dates

  • April 30
  • May 28
  • June 25 (Body, Mind and Soul)
  • July 30
  • August - no market
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 26

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TANKS MARKETS on this Sunday! :) 9am to 2pm - There is so much to do! FREE ACTIVITIES Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have Lucky Phil from 10am to 2pm alongside a FREE bouncy castle for the kiddies :) Tanks Arts Centre - emerging local talent on the stage. Tank 4 will also hold kids workshops! ***Closest ATM: Onsite by Tank 4, Sheridan Street IGA or Edge Hill Shops ***Parking: Along Collins Avenue including the Tank 1 Car Park or enjoy a leisurely walk through from Greenslopes Street with off-street parking available at Centenary Lakes (driveway opposite the Little Street intersection next to Lily Creek) Hope to see you there!
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TANKS MARKETS on this Sunday! 9am to 2pm - There is so much to do! FREE ACTIVITIES Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have Frontear performing alongside a FREE bouncy castle for the kiddies :) Tanks Arts Centre - emerging local talent on the stage. Tank 4 Gallery will be open as well as kids activities. ***Closest ATM: Sheridan Street IGA or Edge Hill Shops ***Parking: Along Collins Avenue including the Tank 1 Car Park (Sheridan Street end) or enjoy a leisurely walk through from Greenslopes Street Hope to see you there!
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Cruise Liner Markets on today at the Cairns Esplanade :) Voyager of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Liner Markets on today by the lagoon :) *EDIT* Although these markets are normally on from 10am to 5pm the Cruise Liner, Pacific Dawn, has been unable to tender in today's high winds so these stalls may decide to pack up early. The next one is on Monday the 24th April.
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Cairns Esplanade Markets on now! 8am to 4pm every Saturday by the lagoon :)
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Cruise Liner Markets on today at the Cairns Esplanade with two beautiful cruise liners docked at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.
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There's something for everyone at the beautiful Palm Cove Markets. #palmcove #cairnsmarkets #cairnsregionalcouncil
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Hi everyone Unfortunately the car park we usually open on Tritan Street is very boggy due to recent wet weather. Please use the car park by the Jetty or Grand Chancellor have kindly advised they have extra space :) Apologies for any inconvenience.
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Cruise Liner Markets on today by the lagoon :)
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PALM COVE MARKETS - 8am to 2pm on Williams Esplanade 2017 Dates: 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August, 8 October, 5 November, 3 December NOTE: No market in September due to Carnival on Collins NOTE: Market postponed to second Sunday in October to join up with Reef Feast 2016 Dates: 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 9 October, 6 November, 4 December 2015 Dates: 2 August, 13 September, 11 October, 1 November, 6 December
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PALM COVE MARKETS on this Sunday 2nd April! This is the first one for the 2017 season! 8am to 2pm - Enjoy the beautiful beach, local restaurants and over 130 stalls! FREE bouncy castle & FREE crazy golf for the kiddies :) Buskers welcome Stalls feature local arts & crafts, gifts & souvenirs, plants & produce, massage & wellness and yummy snacks! ***FREE Off Street Parking: Follow the signs to Lot 4 Triton Street ***Bus Hale Zone on Harpa Street