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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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 :)
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The Tanks Markets are on this Sunday from 9am-2pm and then continue the day at the Cairns ECOfiesta 2017 until 7pm. Dream State Circus usually busk at the markets so we're thrilled they are on at 4:45pm. The Drum Monster (2:45pm) and Extreme Bike Stunts (3pm) are also high on our list of must sees!
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Hey everyone - check out the Tanks Markets this Sunday from 9am-2pm. Get an early start at the markets before heading to Cairns ECOfiesta 2017 for the evening activities (we'll share their program too). Photo from My Crepes
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Calling all stall holders! Do you sell/promote something for our furry friends? Contact Cairns Regional Council to apply!
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The Cairns 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.
Cairns Markets
The Cairns 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.
Cairns Markets
The Cairns 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.
Cairns Markets
The Cairns 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.
Cairns Markets
Carnival on Collins is a Father's Day tradition in Cairns and the finalé of the annual Cairns Festival Since its inception in 1989, Carnival has become a must-attend event for locals and tourists alike to indulge in the best of our tropical lifestyle, with a range of free activities and entertainment. Carnival on Collins is a Father's Day tradition in Cairns and the finalé of the annual Cairns Festival. Since its inception in 1989, Carnival has become a must-attend event for locals and tourists alike to indulge in the best of our tropical lifestyle, with a range of free activities and entertainment. With more than 175 stalls – including plant stalls, lifestyle products, arts and crafts, food and refreshments – three exciting stages of live entertainment and a free Children's Wonderland for the little ones, plus amusement rides, roving entertainers and a coffee retreat for the adults, Carnival on Collins has something for everyone. Set amidst the city's Botanic Gardens cultural precinct and timed to embrace the blue sky and spring weather, the Carnival continues to be an opportunity for the Cairns community to celebrate who we are and how we live, every Father's Day Sunday.
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PALM COVE MARKETS on Sunday 3rd December 2017! 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 on Sunday 5th November 2017! 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 on Sunday 8th October 2017! WE'RE JOINING UP WITH REEF FEAST! 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 on Sunday 6th August 2017! 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 on Sunday 2nd July 2017! 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 on Sunday 4th June 2017! 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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TANKS MARKETS on Sunday 26th November 2017! :) 9am to 2pm - There is so much to do! FREE ACTIVITIES Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have live entertainment 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 Sunday 29th October 2017! :) 9am to 2pm - There is so much to do! FREE ACTIVITIES Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have live entertainment 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 Sunday 24th September 2017! :) 9am to 2pm - There is so much to do! FREE ACTIVITIES Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have live entertainment 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 Sunday 30th July 2017! :) 9am to 2pm - There is so much to do! FREE ACTIVITIES Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have live entertainment 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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Now in its 12th year, the Body Mind and Soul Market is a day of inspiration, information and messages from beyond, with over 180 market stalls including new age healers and local, natural suppliers. Market goers can enjoy massage and new age healing, browse the stalls for speciality products, including individually designed jewellery, crystals, meditation CDs, books, cushions, clothes, locally made vegan skin care plus all the regular art, craft and produce stalls. There will be over 40 stalls dedicated to holistic practitioners, therapists, spiritual and energy healers, health and new age suppliers all located in Tank 3. FREE WORKSHOPS ALL DAY This year’s BMS Market day will feature small workshops/classes (30 minutes to an hour) that are free of charge for public participation. Located on the deck outside Tank 3, the workshops feature a wide variety to suit all including: • Two Dragons QiGong and Sound Medicine, organised by Connect Magazine (30 minutes) Qigong, an ancient Chinese movement meditation (the mother of Tai Chi) with live meditation music, (gong, harp and flute). • Belly Dancing Workshop, by The Belly Dazzlers (1 hour) An introduction to Belly Dancing with Cairns based group ‘The Belly Dazzlers’. • Kangatraining Class (30 minutes) Kangatraining is a dance based baby-wearing workout that is perfect for mothers to socialise & exercise without the need for a babysitter and enjoy all the health benefits without going to the gym. Some of the stalls and products that will be available for purchase on the day include: - Esoteric Healing & Energetic Facial Release - Bowen Therapy sample treatments - Healing Touch demonstrations and short healings - Aura soma colour reading and tarot readings - Plus so much more FREE ACTIVITIES Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have live entertainment from 10am to 2pm alongside a FREE bouncy castle for the kids. Enjoy live, local entertainment at the Tanks Songwriter’s Stage featuring musicians John Buttigieg, Joshua Wendt, Megan McDowall and Shaun Kane. Plus find fun for the little ones as part of the Kids’ Tank activity taking place in Tank 4 from 9am – 1pm. The theme for the day is ‘Random Weave Goes Industrial’. Children are invited to make a range of woven creations using wire, electrical cords, cables and more. ***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)
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Cairns Esplanade Markets on 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.
Cairns Markets
Cairns Esplanade Markets on 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.
Cairns Markets
Cairns Esplanade Markets on 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.
Cairns Markets
Cairns Esplanade Markets on 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.
Cairns Markets
Cairns Esplanade Markets on 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.