Market Day Series

Tanks Arts Centre presents Sunday Markets, held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November.

Tanks Monthly Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics and a must-do event on the Cairns calendar.

Everyone is invited to wander our leafy promenade, explore the site and take in the full complement of stallholders offering a blend of quality local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectables and local natural health products. Plus, enjoy local musicians, food and refreshments on this free, family fun day.

COST: Free
TIME: 9am – 2pm
VENUE: Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens

Please note: This event is always popular. If you can’t find a park, try Greenslopes Street and enjoy a stress-free walk through Centenary Lakes.

Kids' Tank

Re-Imagined Recycled Reef - Join the Saltwater Creek Basketry Group to weave a reef using entirely re-purposed materials.

Body, Mind and Soul

From the first Market Day back in 2006, Body, Mind & Soul (BMS) has grown to become a must for those interested in local, natural health practitioners, new age suppliers, therapists, spiritual and energy healers to come together, for a day of inspiration, demonstration and information.

Carnival on Collins

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.

The next Carnival on Collins will be held on Sunday 1 September 2019.

Hire a market stall

Tanks Markets showcase a blend of local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectibles and local, natural-health products and treatments, as well as food and drink stalls.

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Market Day Series 2018

29th April 9am - 2pmSunday Market - first market for 2018
27th May9am - 2pmSunday Market
24th June9am - 3pmBody, Mind and Soul Market Day
29th July9am - 2pmSunday Market
26th AugustNo marketSee Carnival on Collins below
2nd September9am - 3pmCarnival on Collins
30th September9am - 2pmSunday Market
28th October9am - 2pmSunday Market
25th November9am - 2pmSunday Market - last market for 2018