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Market Day Series

We regret to advise that Tanks Monthly Markets have been cancelled until further notice.


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.

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 6 September 2020.

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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