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

4 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.

Dates for 2016:

  • 3 April
  • 1 May
  • 5 June
  • 3 July
  • 7 August
  • 9 October
  • 6 November
  • 4 December

Please note: there is no market in September due to Carnival on Collins (see above), and the October market has been moved one week to coincide with Reef Feast.

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.

Dates for 2016:

  • 24 April
  • 29 May
  • 26 June (annual Body, Mind and Soul market)
  • 31 July
  • 25 September
  • 30 October
  • 27 November

Please note: there is no market in August due to Carnival on Collins (see above).

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Cruise Liner Markets on today! 5 stall holders have braved the weather so come down to support local!
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Reef Feast is fast approaching! We'll be joining up with this annual event again this year so the Palm Cove October market day will be on the 9th October (second Sunday) as well as all the other events they put on across the weekend. NOTE: To avoid clashing with all their foodie activities we do not allow food stalls on this day. Reef Feast includes loads of food pop-ups and food stall holders need to contact the organisers directly if they would like to be involved :)
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We're at the Cairns Esplanade Markets this morning! The locals say it's cold but check out this glorious winters morning. It's currently 19.2â€ĒC and will climb to a wonderful clear 27â€ĒC today :)
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Cruise markets on today :)
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Looking good
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On now!!! The weather is clearing and the sun is peeking through, head down the the Palm Cove Esplanade for these awesome markets. Best parking is by the jetty.
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PALM COVE MARKETS on this Sunday 3rd July! 8am to 2pm - Enjoy the beautiful beach, local restaurants and over 150 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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2016 Dates: 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, 9 October, 6 November, 4 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 2015 Dates: 2 August, 13 September, 11 October, 1 November, 6 December
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Getting ready for the 2pm Dreamstate Entertainment circus show!!!! Free bouncy castle and entertainment in the gardens until 3pm :)
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Body Mind & Soul Pop-up Market Space on now in Tank 3! The normal tanks markets are also on the promenade outside so check them both out. :)
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On tomorrow!!! 9am to 3pm at the Tanks Arts Centre :)
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Coming to the Body Mind & Soul Market Space this SUNDAY!!!!
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TANKS MARKETS and the BODY MIND & SOUL MARKET SPACE on this Sunday! :) 9am to 3pm - There is so much to do! FREE ACTIVITIES Body Mind & Soul Market Space - Tank 3 and 4 transform into a center for healing, massage and health stalls. With a wide range of products and services available we highly recommend checking this out. Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have Chillaxed from 10am to 2pm and Dream State Entertainment performing at 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 with percussion and drums! The headline ticketed event for the day is Mind reader Anthony Laye which will be held at 1pm in Tank 5! ***See http://www.ticketlink.com.au/whats-on/magic,-illusion-and-hypnosis/anthony-laye-mind-reader?SQ_CALENDAR_DATE=2016-06-26 for tickets to Anthony Laye! ***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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TANKS MARKETS on this Sunday! 9am to 2pm - There is so much to do! FREE ACTIVITIES Cairns Botanic Gardens - We have Lucky Phil 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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Did you know we reserve small sites for eligible charities? We have all three fundraising sites available next Sunday at the Tanks Markets. Get in touch if you're involved in an eligible charity or not for profit group and are interested in doing a fundraiser :)
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Hi Stall Holders and Customers :) Please note the changed traffic conditions over the weekend. There will not be any markets at the Cairns Esplanade tomorrow and the Holloways Beach Markets are postponed until next week. Have a lovely weekend and good luck to all participants, we hope you achieve your goals and don't get sunburn!
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The Cruise Liner Markets are on now! They'll be around until 5pm this afternoon.ðŸšĒ Note: there will be no Cairns Esplanade Markets this Saturday due to Ironman - Good Luck to all participants! 🏊ðŸšīðŸšĩ🏃🏁
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Such a beautiful sunrise this morning at Palm Cove Markets! The stalls are here until 2pm :) FREE bouncy castle, crazy golf and parking!
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Visit The Changeover Tour today. Whether you are interested in shopping, swapping or stamping, they have something for you!
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Cairns Esplanade Markets on today 8am to 4pm :) Come down to get all your gifts and souvenirs! There are no markets on next weekend (as the Cairns Ironman takes over the Cairns region) so make sure to include them in your plans today!
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Check out this awesome time lapse video! We'll see you at Palm Cove Markets this Sunday :)
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PALM COVE MARKETS on this Sunday 5th June! 8am to 2pm - Enjoy the beautiful beach, local restaurants and over 150 stalls! Check out this video of last months market day by Cam at Good Morning Cairns 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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On now!!!! The stall holders are just finishing their set-up but most are ready to trade :) Pack up starts at 2pm so head down this morning to avoid missing out on all your favourite products (from coffee, cakes, food to all those gifts and souvenirs!). We'd also recommend stopping by the Cairns ECOfiesta 2016 after your trip to the markets. It's at the Cruise Liner Terminal all day finishing at about 7pm.