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.


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.

Please note, stallholder applications take 10 working 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

Carnival on Collins

Fathers Day - 6 September 2015, 9am-3pm, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

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 25000 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 entertainment on stage, food, a Fundraising Zone and Kids Carnival in the Botanic Gardens, exhibitions in the Tanks as well as roving entertainers and more.

Further details are available on the Tanks Arts Centre website.

Holloways Beach Playgroup Markets

Second Sunday of each month, 8am-1pm, along the foreshore of Casuarina Street 

The Holloways Beach Markets feature local crafts, fresh products, plants, second-hand items, food stalls and much more. These community markets make a great family day in a beautiful spot; you can even stick around and use the free barbecues and patrolled swimming area for the afternoon.

The Holloways Beach Playgroup Markets are managed by the Holloways Beach Playgroup Association Inc. To find out more or to apply for a stall, visit their website at

Palm Cove Night Markets

Day and time to be confirmed, April to December, Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

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

The markets often include great family activities such as crazy golf, henna tattoos and free entertainment.

Council is considering the future direction of the Palm Cove markets with the option of holding a once-a-month event along Williams Esplanade. 

We would appreciate your feedback through this brief online survey.

Ports North Cruise Liner Markets

Relevant cruise ship sates, outside the cruise ship terminal on Wharf Street

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

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. 

The June market day is also the Body Mind and Soul Market as taro readers, healers and health stalls join us in Tank 3.

Further details are available on the Tanks Arts Centre website.