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.
LISTINGS ON THE CALENDAR ARE COLOUR CODED ACCORDING TO THE TYPE OF EVENT. IF A DATE IS SHADED PINK, IT SIGNIFIES A NUMBER OF EVENTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES ON THAT DAY. ROLL YOUR MOUSE OVER ANY DATE FOR MORE DETAILS.
June 2017
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August 2017
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Sat - May 27 -- Sat - 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 31 -- Fri - Jun 02
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 02 -- Sun - Jun 04
  (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 03
  (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 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.
Sat - Jun 03
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 03
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 03 -- Sun - Jun 04
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 04
  (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 04
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 04
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 04
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 04
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 07 -- Fri - Jun 09
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 09 -- Sun - Jun 11
  (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
Fri - Jun 09 -- Sat - 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 10
  (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 10
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 10
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 10 -- Sun - Jun 11
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 11
  (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 11
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 11
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 11
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 11
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 14 -- Fri - Jun 16
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 16 -- Sun - Jun 18
  (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 17
  (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 17
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 17
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 17 -- Sun - Jun 18
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 18
  (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 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
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 21 -- Fri - Jun 23
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 23 -- Sun - Jun 25
  (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 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
Sat - Jun 24
  (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 24
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 24
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jun 24 -- Sun - Jun 25
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 25
  (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 25
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 25
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 25
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 25
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 28 -- Fri - Jun 30
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 30 -- Sun - Jul 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
Sat - Jul 01
  (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 - Jul 01
  (Nationwide) Coming of the Light Festival
A day when many Torres Strait Islanders, both in the Strait and on mainland Australia, commemorate with religious and cultural ceremonies the day in 1871 when the London Missionary Society first arrived in the Torres Strait.
Sat - Jul 01
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 - Jul 01
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jul 01 -- Sun - Jul 02
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 - Jul 02
  (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 - Jul 02
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 - Jul 02
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 - Jul 02
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 - Jul 02
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 - Jul 05 -- Fri - Jul 07
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 - Jul 07 -- Sun - Jul 09
  (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 - Jul 08
  (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 - Jul 08
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 - Jul 08
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jul 08 -- Sun - Jul 09
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 - Jul 09
  (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 - Jul 09
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 - Jul 09
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 - Jul 09
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 - Jul 09
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 - Jul 12 -- Fri - Jul 14
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 - Jul 14 -- Sun - Jul 16
  (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 - Jul 15
  (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 - Jul 15
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 - Jul 15
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jul 15 -- Sun - Jul 16
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 - Jul 16
  (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 - Jul 16
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 - Jul 16
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 - Jul 16
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 - Jul 16
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 - Jul 19 -- Fri - Jul 21
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 - Jul 21 -- Sun - Jul 23
  (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 - Jul 22
  (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 - Jul 22
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 - Jul 22
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jul 22 -- Sun - Jul 23
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 - Jul 23
  (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 - Jul 23
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 - Jul 23
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 - Jul 23
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 - Jul 23
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 - Jul 26 -- Fri - Jul 28
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 - Jul 28 -- Sun - Jul 30
  (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 - Jul 29
  (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 - Jul 29
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 - Jul 29
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Jul 29 -- Sun - Jul 30
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 - Jul 30
  (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 - Jul 30
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 - Jul 30
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 - Jul 30
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 - Jul 30
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 02 -- Fri - Aug 04
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 04 -- Sun - Aug 06
  (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
Fri - 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 05
  (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 05
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 05
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Aug 05 -- Sun - Aug 06
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 06
  (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 06
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 06
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 06
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 06
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 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
Wed - Aug 09 -- Fri - Aug 11
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 11 -- Sun - Aug 13
  (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
Fri - 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 12
  (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 12
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 12
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Aug 12 -- Sun - Aug 13
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 13
  (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 13
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 13
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 13
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 13
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 16 -- Fri - Aug 18
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 18 -- Sun - Aug 20
  (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 19
  (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 19
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 19
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Aug 19 -- Sun - Aug 20
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 20
  (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 20
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 20
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 20
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 20
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 23 -- Fri - Aug 25
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 25 -- Sun - Aug 27
  (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 26
  (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 26
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 26
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cooktown Markets
The Cooktown Markets happen every Saturday in Charlotte Street.
Sat - Aug 26 -- Sun - Aug 27
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 27
  (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 27
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 27
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 27
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 27
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 30 -- Fri - Sep 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.
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