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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Cairns Esplanade Markets on today :) 8am to 4pm every Saturday
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~*~ Market Dates ~*~ CAIRNS ESPLANADE MARKETS - 8am to 4pm by the Lagoon Every Saturday unless advised otherwise PALM COVE MARKETS - 8am to 2pm on Williams Esplanade 2017: 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 TANKS MARKETS - 9am to 2pm on Collins Avenue 2017: 30 April, 28 May, 25 June, 30 July, 24 September, 29 October, 26 November NOTE: No market in August due to Carnival on Collins NOTE: June Market is Body Mind and Soul and is on from 9am to 3pm CARNIVAL ON COLLINS - 9am to 3pm on Collins Avenue 3 September 2017 CRUISE LINER MARKETS - 10am to 5pm by the Lagoon 2017: Tuesday 14th February – Radiance of the Seas AND Azamara Journey Thursday 16th February - Chrystal Syphony AND Pacific Princess Thursday 23rd February – Legend of the Seas Monday 27th February – Norwegian Star Wednesday 1st March – Sun Princess AND Magellan (maiden voyage) Friday 3rd March – Queen Elizabeth Tuesday 7th March – Queen Mary 2 Monday 13th March – Pacific Dawn Wednesday 29th March – Sun Princess Sunday 2nd April – Pacific Pearl Tuesday 11th April – Pacific Aria AND Sea Princess Tuesday 18th April – Pacific Dawn Monday 24th April – Voyager of the Seas Tuesday 2nd May – Dawn Princess Tuesday 9th May – Pacific Dawn Tuesday 16th May – Pacific Aria Tuesday 6th June – Pacific Dawn Friday 23rd June – Pacific Jewel Thursday 29th June – Pacific Aria Tuesday 4th July – Sun Princess Tuesday 18th July – Pacific Dawn Tuesday 25th July – Pacific Aria Wednesday 26th July – Sun Princess Thursday 27th July – Pacific Jewel Friday 11th August – Pacific Aria Wednesday 23rd August – Sun Princess Tuesday 5th September – Pacific Aria Thursday 7th September – Sea Princess Tuesday 12th September – Pacific Dawn Wednesday 20th September – Sun Princess Thursday 21st September – Sun Princess Tuesday 26th September – Pacific Aria Tuesday 17th October – Pacific Dawn Friday 27th October – Maasdam (maiden voyage) Sunday 29th October – Sun Princess Tuesday 31st October – Pacific Aria Sunday 19th November – Amsterdam Tuesday 28th November – Pacific Dawn, Sea Princess AND Seabourne Encore Tuesday 12th December – Pacific Aria
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What beautiful sunshine!
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It's love month so here is our attempt at poetry!!! 💕 Although this time of year the weather has been bleak, Don't forget it is Valentine's Day next week! The clouds are clearing and the sun is peaking through! 11 Stall Holders set up this morning waiting to meet you 😊
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50% off stall fees during January, February and March at the Cairns Esplanade Markets! Now is the time to get involved - apply here:
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The Palm Cove Markets and the Tanks Markets will resume in April 2017. Thinking of having a stall? Waiting lists apply. Get your application in now for it to be included in the shortlisting for this years intake which is scheduled for the start of March. See for info :) If you've applied previously then there is no need to resubmit a form, simply check your emails for confirmation that you're on the list. :)
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Cairns Esplanade Markets on now and every Saturday from 8am to 4pm :)
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It's New Years Eve and here at the Cairns Esplanade we're setting up for the big concert and fireworks! The markets are also on from 8am to 4pm so head down to the lagoon to enjoy this beautiful weather and the last day of 2016! 🎉
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It's Christmas Eve!!! Head down to the Cairns Esplanade today and you'll find 28 lovely stall holders under the Christmas Tree. They'll be able to help with all your last minute shopping needs (there is something for everyone - mum, dad, the kiddies and even the fur babies!!!). 8am to 4pm
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Last minute Christmas gifts! These 12 stalls will be under the Cairns Esplanade Christmas tree until 5pm this afternoon :)
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1 week to go!!! Come down to the Cairns Esplanade for all your Christmas Shopping requirements. The markets are on today from 8am to 4pm and again next Saturday the 24th (Christmas Eve!!!).
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Every Saturday 8am-4pm by the lagoon :) only 2 left til Christmas! Here are some photos of some of the things on offer.
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Check out this 360 view of today's Palm Cove Markets! 👌💕🌅
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Another perfect day for the last Palm Cove markets of the year.
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🎶It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Only three weeks to go so don't forget to come shopping at our beautiful Markets #BuyLocal FOR ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NEEDS - Cairns Esplanade Markets are on the 3rd (today), 10th, 17th and 24th December Palm Cove Markets are on the 4th December (tomorrow) Cruise Liner Markets are on the 13th, 14th, 16th and 23rd December
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Something for the families! You can be there for the Esplanade Christmas Tree lighting on Wednesday and check out Santa's Grotto at the Lake Street entrance of Oceana Walk Arcade :) #BuyLocal
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PALM COVE MARKETS on this Sunday 4th December! This is the last one for the 2016 season and will leave just 3 weeks until Christmas! The perfect time to buy gifts for your loved ones :) #BuyLocal 8am to 2pm - Enjoy the beautiful beach, local restaurants and over 120 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 ***Palm Cove Market 2017 Season begins on the 2nd April 2017!