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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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 smile emoticon 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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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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We've added the new Cruise Liner Market dates to this post. It's pinned to the top of our page if you ever need to double check the schedule :)
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The Esplanade Markets are on now! (8am - 4pm every Saturday). It's a beautiful sunny day so why not come and browse the amazing local/handmade products on offer
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Cairns Esplanade Markets on tomorrow from 8am to 4pm - head down to the Esplanade Lagoon to take a leisurely stroll through the wonderful handmade stalls, have a dip in the water and try one of the FREE Active Living fitness classes! Sahaja Yoga Meditation - 7:30am - lawn north of the Lagoon H.I.I.T. Interval Training - 8:00am - meet at the Lagoon Cafe Aqua Aerobics - 9:00am - deep end of the Lagoon How lucky are we??? :)
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Check out this awesome clip of the Palm Cove Markets on May 1st. Thanks to Good Morning Cairns for coming along!
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Cairns Esplanade Markets on now! Don't forget it's Mother's Day tomorrow, there are so many gift ideas down here :) Lots of $10 options and they are so beautiful!!! 💐💕
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Great photos from the Palm Cove Markets yesterday!
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Check out our regular stall holder Heather from Frantik Designs This lovely lady's pottery is the perfect gift for mothers day (NEXT WEEKEND, EEEK!). There are so many wonderful stalls at the Esplanade today! Photo courtesy of Sabine Schroeder
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Check out our new stall holder James, from Diverse Booties! We use wet shoes or dive booties so regularly with water sports and activities on our doorstep, these custom made boots come in bright wonderful colours to add some fashion sense to the wet suit look :) How awesome! Photo courtesy of Sabine Schroeder
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PALM COVE MARKETS on this Sunday 1st May! 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 NOTE - Parking may be closed due to wet ground, alternate parking available by the jetty or along Triton Street roadside where permitted (please follow signage)
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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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Cairns Esplanade Markets on now - 8am to 4pm every Saturday. Get your Mother's Day gifts and souvenirs nice and early :)
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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 Chillaxed performing alongside a FREE bouncy castle for the kiddies :) Tanks Arts Centre - Songwriters Stage with emerging local talent, Tank 4 Gallery will be open as well as kids activities in the pump house and an event in Tank 3. ***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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Find Sabine at the Esplanade Markets today - along with 15 other stall holders braving the wet weather! Buy a gift for Mother's Day (15th May) or pamper yourself!!!
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It's a little wet today! There are 15 brave stall holder set up by the Lagoon. Come down for gifts (Mother's Day is soon!!!), souvenirs and shopping!
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Cairns Esplanade Markets on today from 8am to 4pm :)
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Some beautiful stalls next to lagoon today as a cruise liner is in port :) Check them out!
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More great photos!!! Thanks MOD Marketing :)
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Check out these awesome photos from the Palm Cove Markets yesterday! A massive thank you to the wonderful stall holders and everyone that came out for the morning, it was an awesome day :)
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PALM COVE MARKETS on this Sunday 3rd April! 8am to 2pm - Enjoy the beautiful beach, local restaurants and over 150 stalls! FREE bouncy castle & FREE crazy golf for the kiddies smile emoticon FREE face painter too! 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