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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June 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
27 28 29 30 31
1
  (Nationwide) National Reconciliation Week
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
2
  (Nationwide) National Reconciliation Week
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
3
  (Nationwide) National Reconciliation Week
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
  (Nationwde) Mabo Day
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
4
5
6
  Kuranda Markets
7
  Kuranda Markets
8
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
9
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Airlie Beach) Oceanic Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
10
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
  (Airlie Beach) Oceanic Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
11
12
13
  Kuranda Markets
14
  Kuranda Markets
15
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
16
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
17
  (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
18
19
20
  Kuranda Markets
21
  Kuranda Markets
22
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
23
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
24
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Rotary Markets
  Laura District Rodeo Campdraft Association
  (Townsville) Showground Markets
  (Thuringowa) Willows Markets
  (Port Douglas) Cotters Markets by the Sea
  (Townsville) Cotters Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
25
26
27
  Kuranda Markets
28
  Kuranda Markets
29
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  Kuranda Markets
30
  (Cairns) Rusty's Markets
  (Whitsundays) Airlie Beach Markets
  Mossman Markets
  Cooktown Markets
  (Cairns) Pier Markets
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Sun - May 27 -- Sun - Jun 03
  (Nationwide) National Reconciliation Week
The week began as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation (1993) and was organised by the Faith Communities for Reconciliation and has now grown into the National Reconciliation Week. The week starts off on the 27 of May, which was chosen because it is the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and ends with 'Mabo Day' on the 3rd of June. On the 27th of May 2000, national leaders gathered for the 'Corroboree 2000: Sharing our Future' ceremony at the Sydney Opera House-marking the end of the ten year 'Process of Reconciliation' which had begun with the establishing of the Council for Reconciliation in 1990, and marking the release of the Council's Australian Declaration Towards Reconciliation and Roadmap for Reconciliation. On the next day over 250,000 people joined the Walk for Reconciliation across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and many others joined in on walks and events in other cities. Each year since, the week has featured activities across the country.
Wed - May 30 -- Fri - Jun 01
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 - Jun 01 -- Sun - Jun 03
  (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 - Jun 02
  (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 - Jun 02
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 - Jun 02
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 02 -- Sun - Jun 03
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 - Jun 03
  (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 - Jun 03
  (Nationwde) Mabo Day
This day commemorates the anniversary of the 1992 High Court decision in the case brought by Eddie Mabo and others which recognised the existence in Australia of native title rights. On the 10th anniversary of this day in 2002 there were many calls for the day to become a public holiday, an official National Mabo Day.
Sun - Jun 03
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 - Jun 03
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 - Jun 03
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 - Jun 03
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 - Jun 06 -- Fri - Jun 08
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 - Jun 08 -- Sun - Jun 10
  (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 - Jun 09
  (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 - Jun 09
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 - Jun 09
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 09 -- Sun - Jun 10
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  (Airlie Beach) Oceanic Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show
Showcasing the Marine Industry, the Oceanic Boat and Leisure Show offers visitors a wide variety of exhibits, including power boats, luxury yachts and trialable tinnies. Anyone interested will have the opportunity to visit the 50 metre Hoecker, where exhibitors will be showing everything from refrigeration and luxury holidays to marine electronics.
Everybody will have fun as entertainment will be provided during the weekend. Make your way to Cannonvale for the show and learn how to catch a barramundi, enjoy a delicious and tasty barbecue, join in any of the competition and much more.

Information
Phone: (07) 4946 1839
Email: boatshow@whitsunday.net.au
Web: www.whitsundayboatshow.com/boatshow/
Venue: Abel Point Marina, Shingley Drive, Cannonvale
Entry Adults $8, Children $4, Family Pass $20
Sat - Jun 09 -- Sun - Jun 10
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 - Jun 10
  (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 - Jun 10
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 - Jun 10
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 - Jun 10
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 - Jun 10
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 - Jun 13 -- Fri - Jun 15
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 - Jun 15 -- Sun - Jun 17
  (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 - Jun 16
  (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 - Jun 16
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 - Jun 16
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 16 -- Sun - Jun 17
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 - Jun 17
  (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 - Jun 17
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 - Jun 17
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 - Jun 17
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 - Jun 17
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 - Jun 20 -- Fri - Jun 22
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 - Jun 22 -- Sun - Jun 24
  (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 - Jun 23
  (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 - Jun 23
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 - Jun 23
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 23 -- Sun - Jun 24
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 - Jun 24
  Laura District Rodeo Campdraft Association
Every year, the small outback town of Laura celebrates the Laura District Rodeo and Campdraft, a wonderful event which is an example of the Outback life style. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy bush racing, a rodeo, cabaret and live music while meeting many of the sociable and peculiar characters that live and work around Laura.

Campdraft is held at 7:00am on Saturday. Races start at 1:00pm Saturday and the Rodeo starts at 8:00am Sunday with childrens events (calf rides, barrel races, dummy roping, etc). Some of the open events are Bull Rides, Saddle Bronc, Teams Dogging, Bullock Ride and also there is a couple of Ladies events Barrel race & Steer Undecorating.

Information
Karlene Shephard
Phone: (07) 4060 2226
Email: kellysam99@bigpond.com
Venue: Laura Rodeo Grounds
Entry: $10 Adults 16 Years & Over
Sun - Jun 24
  (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 - Jun 24
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 - Jun 24
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 - Jun 24
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 - Jun 24
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 - Jun 27 -- Fri - Jun 29
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 - Jun 29 -- Sun - Jul 01
  (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 - Jun 30
  (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 - Jun 30
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 - Jun 30
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 30 -- Sun - Jul 01
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.
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