EVENTS CALENDAR
Tropical North Queensland is alive with celebrations and festivals all year round. We've scoured the cities, towns and villages of the region for events of all kinds; rodeos, musical festivals, historical commemorations, art exhibitions, sporting events, even cane toad racing! You can search for events according to category (sporting events, arts and cultural etc..) by choosing from the drop down categories 'Filter' menu in the top of the right hand column. You can also alternate between full page view and three month view by clicking here.
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August 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29 30 31
1
  Kuranda Markets
2
  Kuranda Markets
3
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
4
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  (Nationwide) National Aboriginal and Islander's Children's Day
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
5
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
6
7
8
  Kuranda Markets
9
  (Nationwide) International Day of the World's Indigenous People
  Kuranda Markets
10
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
11
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Mareeba) NQ Gold Panning Competition
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
12
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
13
14
15
  Kuranda Markets
16
  Kuranda Markets
17
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
18
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
19
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
20
21
22
  Kuranda Markets
23
  Kuranda Markets
24
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
25
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
26
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
27
28
29
  Kuranda Markets
30
  Kuranda Markets
31
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Wed - Aug 01 -- Fri - Aug 03
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Kuranda Markets
You can choose when to visit the Kuranda Markets, also known as the 'Original Markets' as they happen every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For over 21 years, local craftmen have been displaying from locally grown produce to beautifully handcrafted souvenirs, including unique oil paintings and prints of the region. But there is much more to this market. Wandering around the huge amount of stalls you can find emu oil, jewellery, aboriginal artefacts, hand made clothing and a vast variety of home made food. If you fall in love with any of the souvenirs and want to take it home but you think it is too big to be allowed on a plane, do not panic; the stallholders will ship it home for you. The markets are located at 5 Therwine Street, Kuranda.
Fri - Aug 03 -- Sun - Aug 05
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
Rusty's Markets have been running for more than 30 years, developed from a humble display of 6 stall holders to one of the largest, most successfull and best known markets in Australia. The markets run from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, with 180 stallholders selling flowers, delicatessen goods, and a wide array of quality fruit and vegetables that come directly from the growers. But although the market is widely known for its quality food products, you will also find jewellery, clothing, gem stones, organic personal care products, leatherwear, medicinal herbs and spices, second hand goods and much more.

On Sundays the market becomes 'Rusty's Bazaar' and the range of bric-a-brac and arts and crafts is even greater.

Rusty's Markets were named after the late Emrys 'Rusty' Rees, who was responsible for the development of the market into the superb event that it is nowadays. Save some of your time to enjoy a shopping experience in a carnival like environment.

Information
Web: www.rustysmarkets.com.au
Venue: Grafton Street, Cairns
OPENING TIMES Friday 5am to 6pm
Saturday 6am to 3pm
Sunday 6am to 2pm
Sat - Aug 04
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
The Airlie Markets are held every Saturday at the Laguna Quays. Stalls sell fresh fruit and vegetables, local arts and crafts and a vast array of other goods. And all under the comforting shadow of coconut palms. The Airlie Beach Markets are a great place to experience the culture of the islands and the perfect spot to find the right souvenir among the many hundreds of locally made craft items on offer.
Sat - Aug 04
  (Nationwide) National Aboriginal and Islander's Children's Day
This day was first observed in 1988 and each year has a special theme. The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care has always produced a poster to celebrate the day.
Sat - Aug 04
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Mossman Markets
The Mossman Markets are open every Saturday morning, from 7:00am to 12:00pm in the grounds of St. David's Church. It is a very rustic market held under the raintrees, but it is good for fresh produce, plants, home-made preserves, second hand bits and pieces and crafts and souvenirs.
Sat - Aug 04
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Aug 04 -- Sun - Aug 05
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
The Pier Markets, also known as the 'Mud Markets' have an interesting selection of bits and pieces, crafts and arts and live entertainment. They are a good place to hunt down authentic local souveniers and fresh produce directly from the farmers. Every Saturday and Sunday, visit the Pier Marketplace Mall, next to the Marlin Marina and treat yourself with the excellent range of goods on offer for the whole family. And kids will surely enjoy the free face painting and balloons. Everything in an indoor fully air-conditioned space.
Sun - Aug 05
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
The Willows Rotary Markets, not to be confused with the Willows Markets, have been under the guidance of the Thuringowa Central Rotary Club since mid 1999. Since then, when the markets weren't a huge success, they have become one of the favourite activities of locals and tourists alike on Sunday morning.
Sun - Aug 05
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
The Showground Markets, another favourite activity in Townsville, take place every Sunday, from 6:30am to 1:00pm, in the Townsville Showgrounds, located in Hyde Park. Visit them and treat yourself with a bargain.
Sun - Aug 05
8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
The Willows Markets take place every Sunday morning, this time at Willows Shoopingtown, in Thuringowa. Hundreds of stalls offer you from plants to clothes and much much more.
Sun - Aug 05
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
The Cotters Market by the Sea, in Port Douglas, are held every Sunday. The market, established more than 20 years ago, provides a wide selection of locally made goods, including home made crafts, clothing, good quality jewellery, clothes and artifacts, including boats and other rarities. Visit the markets from 8:00am to 1:30pm and don't miss an opportunity to meet the local community of free traders, artists and farmers or find that something special you have been looking for. The market is located in beautiful and scenic Anzac Park, from where you can enjoy not only shopping but also a stunning coastline. The markets have become a bit touristy, but the Port Douglas markets are the largest market in the region and one of the best.
Sun - Aug 05
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
The Cotters Markets, located right in the city of Townsville, are North Queensland's largest arts, craft and produce market, restricted to selling only North Queensland's produce. If you decide to visit them, you will find pottery, jewellery, home made sweets, silk paintings and a large variety of products, emphasizing a huge array of farm fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. Of course, there are food and drinks available as well. The market is held each Sunday in Flinders Mall, Townsville's main street, from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Wed - Aug 08 -- Fri - Aug 10
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Kuranda Markets
You can choose when to visit the Kuranda Markets, also known as the 'Original Markets' as they happen every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For over 21 years, local craftmen have been displaying from locally grown produce to beautifully handcrafted souvenirs, including unique oil paintings and prints of the region. But there is much more to this market. Wandering around the huge amount of stalls you can find emu oil, jewellery, aboriginal artefacts, hand made clothing and a vast variety of home made food. If you fall in love with any of the souvenirs and want to take it home but you think it is too big to be allowed on a plane, do not panic; the stallholders will ship it home for you. The markets are located at 5 Therwine Street, Kuranda.
Thu - Aug 09
  (Nationwide) International Day of the World's Indigenous People
This day was designated by the General Assembly in 1994 to be observed each year throughout the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995-2004). This day, on the anniversary of the first meeting in 1982 of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, was to be an opportunity for intergovernmental and non-governmental groups to work with indigenous people and others to organise activities that contribute to a greater appreciation of indigenous history, culture, languages, rights and aspirations. The Decade's theme is 'Indigenous people: partnership in action' and its purpose is to recognise the value and diversity of indigenous cultures and to strengthen international cooperation for the solution of problems faced by indigenous people
Fri - Aug 10 -- Sun - Aug 12
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
Rusty's Markets have been running for more than 30 years, developed from a humble display of 6 stall holders to one of the largest, most successfull and best known markets in Australia. The markets run from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, with 180 stallholders selling flowers, delicatessen goods, and a wide array of quality fruit and vegetables that come directly from the growers. But although the market is widely known for its quality food products, you will also find jewellery, clothing, gem stones, organic personal care products, leatherwear, medicinal herbs and spices, second hand goods and much more.

On Sundays the market becomes 'Rusty's Bazaar' and the range of bric-a-brac and arts and crafts is even greater.

Rusty's Markets were named after the late Emrys 'Rusty' Rees, who was responsible for the development of the market into the superb event that it is nowadays. Save some of your time to enjoy a shopping experience in a carnival like environment.

Information
Web: www.rustysmarkets.com.au
Venue: Grafton Street, Cairns
OPENING TIMES Friday 5am to 6pm
Saturday 6am to 3pm
Sunday 6am to 2pm
Sat - Aug 11
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
The Airlie Markets are held every Saturday at the Laguna Quays. Stalls sell fresh fruit and vegetables, local arts and crafts and a vast array of other goods. And all under the comforting shadow of coconut palms. The Airlie Beach Markets are a great place to experience the culture of the islands and the perfect spot to find the right souvenir among the many hundreds of locally made craft items on offer.
Sat - Aug 11
  (Mareeba) NQ Gold Panning Competition
Make your way to Mareeba to enjoy a fun day gold panning or watching professional gold panner?s skills . With lots of demonstrations of metal detecting, displays of mining, prospecting and fossicking equipment and many events to keep visitors entertained, the NQ Gold Panning Competition will again prove to be a great success.

Starting time, 9.30 for first event (junior then unskilled so don't leave it too late); the Gold Rush, where you 'stake your claim' and
if you are one of closest to the lode you win a prize - 3 prizes; and the Period Dress Comp at lunch for those with a fancy to dress up.

Information
Rob Ryan
Phone: (07) 4091 7546
Email: grra1@bigpond.com
Web: www.mareebaevents.com
Venue: Mareeba Heritage Museum, Byrne Street, Mareeba
Entry: Free
Sat - Aug 11
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Mossman Markets
The Mossman Markets are open every Saturday morning, from 7:00am to 12:00pm in the grounds of St. David's Church. It is a very rustic market held under the raintrees, but it is good for fresh produce, plants, home-made preserves, second hand bits and pieces and crafts and souvenirs.
Sat - Aug 11
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Aug 11 -- Sun - Aug 12
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
The Pier Markets, also known as the 'Mud Markets' have an interesting selection of bits and pieces, crafts and arts and live entertainment. They are a good place to hunt down authentic local souveniers and fresh produce directly from the farmers. Every Saturday and Sunday, visit the Pier Marketplace Mall, next to the Marlin Marina and treat yourself with the excellent range of goods on offer for the whole family. And kids will surely enjoy the free face painting and balloons. Everything in an indoor fully air-conditioned space.
Sun - Aug 12
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
The Willows Rotary Markets, not to be confused with the Willows Markets, have been under the guidance of the Thuringowa Central Rotary Club since mid 1999. Since then, when the markets weren't a huge success, they have become one of the favourite activities of locals and tourists alike on Sunday morning.
Sun - Aug 12
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
The Showground Markets, another favourite activity in Townsville, take place every Sunday, from 6:30am to 1:00pm, in the Townsville Showgrounds, located in Hyde Park. Visit them and treat yourself with a bargain.
Sun - Aug 12
8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
The Willows Markets take place every Sunday morning, this time at Willows Shoopingtown, in Thuringowa. Hundreds of stalls offer you from plants to clothes and much much more.
Sun - Aug 12
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
The Cotters Market by the Sea, in Port Douglas, are held every Sunday. The market, established more than 20 years ago, provides a wide selection of locally made goods, including home made crafts, clothing, good quality jewellery, clothes and artifacts, including boats and other rarities. Visit the markets from 8:00am to 1:30pm and don't miss an opportunity to meet the local community of free traders, artists and farmers or find that something special you have been looking for. The market is located in beautiful and scenic Anzac Park, from where you can enjoy not only shopping but also a stunning coastline. The markets have become a bit touristy, but the Port Douglas markets are the largest market in the region and one of the best.
Sun - Aug 12
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
The Cotters Markets, located right in the city of Townsville, are North Queensland's largest arts, craft and produce market, restricted to selling only North Queensland's produce. If you decide to visit them, you will find pottery, jewellery, home made sweets, silk paintings and a large variety of products, emphasizing a huge array of farm fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. Of course, there are food and drinks available as well. The market is held each Sunday in Flinders Mall, Townsville's main street, from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Wed - Aug 15 -- Fri - Aug 17
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Kuranda Markets
You can choose when to visit the Kuranda Markets, also known as the 'Original Markets' as they happen every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For over 21 years, local craftmen have been displaying from locally grown produce to beautifully handcrafted souvenirs, including unique oil paintings and prints of the region. But there is much more to this market. Wandering around the huge amount of stalls you can find emu oil, jewellery, aboriginal artefacts, hand made clothing and a vast variety of home made food. If you fall in love with any of the souvenirs and want to take it home but you think it is too big to be allowed on a plane, do not panic; the stallholders will ship it home for you. The markets are located at 5 Therwine Street, Kuranda.
Fri - Aug 17 -- Sun - Aug 19
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
Rusty's Markets have been running for more than 30 years, developed from a humble display of 6 stall holders to one of the largest, most successfull and best known markets in Australia. The markets run from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, with 180 stallholders selling flowers, delicatessen goods, and a wide array of quality fruit and vegetables that come directly from the growers. But although the market is widely known for its quality food products, you will also find jewellery, clothing, gem stones, organic personal care products, leatherwear, medicinal herbs and spices, second hand goods and much more.

On Sundays the market becomes 'Rusty's Bazaar' and the range of bric-a-brac and arts and crafts is even greater.

Rusty's Markets were named after the late Emrys 'Rusty' Rees, who was responsible for the development of the market into the superb event that it is nowadays. Save some of your time to enjoy a shopping experience in a carnival like environment.

Information
Web: www.rustysmarkets.com.au
Venue: Grafton Street, Cairns
OPENING TIMES Friday 5am to 6pm
Saturday 6am to 3pm
Sunday 6am to 2pm
Sat - Aug 18
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
The Airlie Markets are held every Saturday at the Laguna Quays. Stalls sell fresh fruit and vegetables, local arts and crafts and a vast array of other goods. And all under the comforting shadow of coconut palms. The Airlie Beach Markets are a great place to experience the culture of the islands and the perfect spot to find the right souvenir among the many hundreds of locally made craft items on offer.
Sat - Aug 18
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Mossman Markets
The Mossman Markets are open every Saturday morning, from 7:00am to 12:00pm in the grounds of St. David's Church. It is a very rustic market held under the raintrees, but it is good for fresh produce, plants, home-made preserves, second hand bits and pieces and crafts and souvenirs.
Sat - Aug 18
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Aug 18 -- Sun - Aug 19
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
The Pier Markets, also known as the 'Mud Markets' have an interesting selection of bits and pieces, crafts and arts and live entertainment. They are a good place to hunt down authentic local souveniers and fresh produce directly from the farmers. Every Saturday and Sunday, visit the Pier Marketplace Mall, next to the Marlin Marina and treat yourself with the excellent range of goods on offer for the whole family. And kids will surely enjoy the free face painting and balloons. Everything in an indoor fully air-conditioned space.
Sun - Aug 19
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
The Willows Rotary Markets, not to be confused with the Willows Markets, have been under the guidance of the Thuringowa Central Rotary Club since mid 1999. Since then, when the markets weren't a huge success, they have become one of the favourite activities of locals and tourists alike on Sunday morning.
Sun - Aug 19
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
The Showground Markets, another favourite activity in Townsville, take place every Sunday, from 6:30am to 1:00pm, in the Townsville Showgrounds, located in Hyde Park. Visit them and treat yourself with a bargain.
Sun - Aug 19
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
The Cotters Market by the Sea, in Port Douglas, are held every Sunday. The market, established more than 20 years ago, provides a wide selection of locally made goods, including home made crafts, clothing, good quality jewellery, clothes and artifacts, including boats and other rarities. Visit the markets from 8:00am to 1:30pm and don't miss an opportunity to meet the local community of free traders, artists and farmers or find that something special you have been looking for. The market is located in beautiful and scenic Anzac Park, from where you can enjoy not only shopping but also a stunning coastline. The markets have become a bit touristy, but the Port Douglas markets are the largest market in the region and one of the best.
Sun - Aug 19
8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
The Willows Markets take place every Sunday morning, this time at Willows Shoopingtown, in Thuringowa. Hundreds of stalls offer you from plants to clothes and much much more.
Sun - Aug 19
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
The Cotters Markets, located right in the city of Townsville, are North Queensland's largest arts, craft and produce market, restricted to selling only North Queensland's produce. If you decide to visit them, you will find pottery, jewellery, home made sweets, silk paintings and a large variety of products, emphasizing a huge array of farm fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. Of course, there are food and drinks available as well. The market is held each Sunday in Flinders Mall, Townsville's main street, from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Wed - Aug 22 -- Fri - Aug 24
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Kuranda Markets
You can choose when to visit the Kuranda Markets, also known as the 'Original Markets' as they happen every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For over 21 years, local craftmen have been displaying from locally grown produce to beautifully handcrafted souvenirs, including unique oil paintings and prints of the region. But there is much more to this market. Wandering around the huge amount of stalls you can find emu oil, jewellery, aboriginal artefacts, hand made clothing and a vast variety of home made food. If you fall in love with any of the souvenirs and want to take it home but you think it is too big to be allowed on a plane, do not panic; the stallholders will ship it home for you. The markets are located at 5 Therwine Street, Kuranda.
Fri - Aug 24 -- Sun - Aug 26
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
Rusty's Markets have been running for more than 30 years, developed from a humble display of 6 stall holders to one of the largest, most successfull and best known markets in Australia. The markets run from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, with 180 stallholders selling flowers, delicatessen goods, and a wide array of quality fruit and vegetables that come directly from the growers. But although the market is widely known for its quality food products, you will also find jewellery, clothing, gem stones, organic personal care products, leatherwear, medicinal herbs and spices, second hand goods and much more.

On Sundays the market becomes 'Rusty's Bazaar' and the range of bric-a-brac and arts and crafts is even greater.

Rusty's Markets were named after the late Emrys 'Rusty' Rees, who was responsible for the development of the market into the superb event that it is nowadays. Save some of your time to enjoy a shopping experience in a carnival like environment.

Information
Web: www.rustysmarkets.com.au
Venue: Grafton Street, Cairns
OPENING TIMES Friday 5am to 6pm
Saturday 6am to 3pm
Sunday 6am to 2pm
Sat - Aug 25
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
The Airlie Markets are held every Saturday at the Laguna Quays. Stalls sell fresh fruit and vegetables, local arts and crafts and a vast array of other goods. And all under the comforting shadow of coconut palms. The Airlie Beach Markets are a great place to experience the culture of the islands and the perfect spot to find the right souvenir among the many hundreds of locally made craft items on offer.
Sat - Aug 25
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Mossman Markets
The Mossman Markets are open every Saturday morning, from 7:00am to 12:00pm in the grounds of St. David's Church. It is a very rustic market held under the raintrees, but it is good for fresh produce, plants, home-made preserves, second hand bits and pieces and crafts and souvenirs.
Sat - Aug 25
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Aug 25 -- Sun - Aug 26
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
The Pier Markets, also known as the 'Mud Markets' have an interesting selection of bits and pieces, crafts and arts and live entertainment. They are a good place to hunt down authentic local souveniers and fresh produce directly from the farmers. Every Saturday and Sunday, visit the Pier Marketplace Mall, next to the Marlin Marina and treat yourself with the excellent range of goods on offer for the whole family. And kids will surely enjoy the free face painting and balloons. Everything in an indoor fully air-conditioned space.
Sun - Aug 26
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
The Willows Rotary Markets, not to be confused with the Willows Markets, have been under the guidance of the Thuringowa Central Rotary Club since mid 1999. Since then, when the markets weren't a huge success, they have become one of the favourite activities of locals and tourists alike on Sunday morning.
Sun - Aug 26
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
The Showground Markets, another favourite activity in Townsville, take place every Sunday, from 6:30am to 1:00pm, in the Townsville Showgrounds, located in Hyde Park. Visit them and treat yourself with a bargain.
Sun - Aug 26
8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
The Willows Markets take place every Sunday morning, this time at Willows Shoopingtown, in Thuringowa. Hundreds of stalls offer you from plants to clothes and much much more.
Sun - Aug 26
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
The Cotters Market by the Sea, in Port Douglas, are held every Sunday. The market, established more than 20 years ago, provides a wide selection of locally made goods, including home made crafts, clothing, good quality jewellery, clothes and artifacts, including boats and other rarities. Visit the markets from 8:00am to 1:30pm and don't miss an opportunity to meet the local community of free traders, artists and farmers or find that something special you have been looking for. The market is located in beautiful and scenic Anzac Park, from where you can enjoy not only shopping but also a stunning coastline. The markets have become a bit touristy, but the Port Douglas markets are the largest market in the region and one of the best.
Sun - Aug 26
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
The Cotters Markets, located right in the city of Townsville, are North Queensland's largest arts, craft and produce market, restricted to selling only North Queensland's produce. If you decide to visit them, you will find pottery, jewellery, home made sweets, silk paintings and a large variety of products, emphasizing a huge array of farm fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. Of course, there are food and drinks available as well. The market is held each Sunday in Flinders Mall, Townsville's main street, from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Wed - Aug 29 -- Fri - Aug 31
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Kuranda Markets
You can choose when to visit the Kuranda Markets, also known as the 'Original Markets' as they happen every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For over 21 years, local craftmen have been displaying from locally grown produce to beautifully handcrafted souvenirs, including unique oil paintings and prints of the region. But there is much more to this market. Wandering around the huge amount of stalls you can find emu oil, jewellery, aboriginal artefacts, hand made clothing and a vast variety of home made food. If you fall in love with any of the souvenirs and want to take it home but you think it is too big to be allowed on a plane, do not panic; the stallholders will ship it home for you. The markets are located at 5 Therwine Street, Kuranda.
Fri - Aug 31 -- Sun - Sep 02
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
Rusty's Markets have been running for more than 30 years, developed from a humble display of 6 stall holders to one of the largest, most successfull and best known markets in Australia. The markets run from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, with 180 stallholders selling flowers, delicatessen goods, and a wide array of quality fruit and vegetables that come directly from the growers. But although the market is widely known for its quality food products, you will also find jewellery, clothing, gem stones, organic personal care products, leatherwear, medicinal herbs and spices, second hand goods and much more.

On Sundays the market becomes 'Rusty's Bazaar' and the range of bric-a-brac and arts and crafts is even greater.

Rusty's Markets were named after the late Emrys 'Rusty' Rees, who was responsible for the development of the market into the superb event that it is nowadays. Save some of your time to enjoy a shopping experience in a carnival like environment.

Information
Web: www.rustysmarkets.com.au
Venue: Grafton Street, Cairns
OPENING TIMES Friday 5am to 6pm
Saturday 6am to 3pm
Sunday 6am to 2pm
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