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.


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 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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PALM COVE MARKETS on this Sunday! 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
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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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Check out the Kangatraining workshop. Hula hooping is up next!
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Check out Body Mind & Soul! On until 3pm :)
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Tanks Markets Body Mind & Soul on now! Until 3pm today. This market is about you! Which stalls do you visit? 💐💕🙏🤰🙆‍♂️💆🍀🍏🥗🤸‍♂️🔮☮️
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Shinny Happy Sunday 💕 it's a beautiful time to balance, connect & regenerate at the Body, Mind & Soul Market Day at the Tanks Arts Centre open till 3pm. Be nourished, You deserve it! 😇
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Fancy a stroll? Why not head down to the Cairns Esplanade and take a walk down the fabulous parklands? The Esplanade Markets run alongside the lagoon from 8am to 4pm today.
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What a great opportunity! Our amazing handmade and unique stall holders should check this out. :)
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This Sunday at the Tanks Markets Body Mind & Soul Market Day :)
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TANKS MARKETS on this Sunday! 9am to 2pm - There is so much to do!
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Cairns Esplanade Markets on now! 8am to 4pm every Saturday by the lagoon.
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On the 25 June 2017 the Tanks Markets will be the Body, Mind & Soul Market Day. In addition to the normal Tanks Market stalls and entertainment there are 40 stalls in Tank 3 that are specific to Body, Mind & Soul - looking after you and your well being. We're talking about massage, reiki, healing, card reading, essential oils, organic/vegan products and much more! We've organised six FREE workshops for the public to participate in: ~ Two Dragons QiGong and Sound Medicine ~ Belly Dancing Workshop, The Belly Dazzlers ~ Kangatraining, Nurtured Fitness ~ Chi Gong and Flow Yoga ~ Hula Hooping Workshop, Hoop There it is ~ Capoeira Workshop, Capoeira Topazio Which one will you do?
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CANCELLATION - There are no Esplanade Markets this Saturday due to the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns which is on this weekend! The Cairns Esplanade is a hive of activity with the IRONMAN team setting up everything for the event. Here's a taste of what's on: SATURDAY: ~McDonalds IRONKIDS Cairns Triathlon kicks off at 8am/8:30am ~Cairns Sport & Lifestyle Expo 9am to 5pm SUNDAY: ~IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns 6:35am (from Palm Cove) ~Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns 7:35am (from Palm Cove) ~Cairns Sport & Lifestyle Expo 11am to 7pm Competitors are expected at the finish line from about 3:40pm Sunday through to 12:40am Monday! Come down and cheer them on! More info on :)
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Looks like a glorious day for Palm Cove Markets today.
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Another gorgeous day for the Tanks Markets. Come & try our delectable food stalls & new chill out zone, picnic rugs supplied.
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Make the most of the Tanks Markets this Sunday - grab a table for breakfast or lunch at one of the many amazing restaurants on Collins Avenue. For example the Botanic Gardens Restaurant Cafè is open from 7:00am to 4:30pm on Sundays - it's located in the tranquility of the Botanic Gardens :)