Find local fashion, art and produce at these Brisbane markets
For out-of-towners looking to experience a true taste of Brisbane and locals on the hunt for hand-made goods, seasonal produce and a freshly brewed coffee, strolling through Brisbane’s markets is the perfect midweek or weekend activity.
From fresh flowers to gourmet food, handmade crafts and collectibles, these are some of the best markets in Brisbane.
Brisbane City Markets
Nothing beats a wander around Brisbane City Markets, hosted on Wednesdays and Thursdays at two prime inner-city locations. The original market on Reddacliff Place near Queen Street Mall is home to over 80 stalls with a selection of farm-direct produce, local meats, fresh seafood, flowers, baked goods and gourmet food, ideal for stocking up on weekly supplies.
The second market location in Cathedral Square is smaller in size but just exciting, with an array of delicious street eats, homemade treats and fresh produce. These Brisbane markets are a favourite amongst city workers, locals and tourists, with a variety of foodie options and live entertainment to liven up your midweek lunch.
Where: Wednesdays at Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD & Thursdays at Cathedral Square, 410 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD
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The Collective Markets
Whether you love a day or night market, The Collective Markets— held each weekend at Stanley Plaza in South Bank, Brisbane —is the place to be. The markets kick off on Friday evening, reopening all day Saturday and open until 4 pm on Sunday, offering a prime spot to peruse stalls, grab a bite, and listen to local musicians while soaking up the festive atmosphere.
This popular Brisbane market is home to an impressive lineup of stalls selling original art and photography, new and vintage clothing, jewellery, homewares and a feast of delicious food and beverages. To celebrate the festive season, the Collective Markets hold a special Christmas Edition with handcrafted gifts and festive goodies on sale.
Where: Friday - Sunday, Little Stanley St, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
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Jan Powers Farmers Markets
Undoubtedly one of Brisbane’s best weekend farmers markets, the Jan Powers Farmers Markets has championed local growers for over 30 years. The markets are held in three locations, including Manly, Mitchelton and along the banks of the Brisbane River at the historic Powerhouse in New Farm.
The Powerhouse markets, open from 6 am to noon each Saturday, showcase some of the region’s finest local produce with fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade pasta, bread, artisan cheeses and handpicked flowers. The markets also host a variety of coffee vans and food trucks, offering a delicious selection of Saturday morning breakfast options from acai bowls and smoothies to brekkie burgers and loaded bagels. Don't miss out on the top Saturday markets Brisbane has to offer, conveniently a short ride or or walk from Crystalbrook Vincent.
Where: Saturdays at The Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm, QLD, 4005
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Nothing beats a lazy weekend morning exploring the lines of stalls at Brisbane’s Riverside at the Gardens Market. One of the longest-running markets in Brisbane, Riverside Markets is a favourite gathering spot amongst locals and tourists, with an abundance of local art, fashion, food, coffee and live music, all in a prime location at Brisbane’s City Botanic Garden. This is definitely one of the top sunday markets Brisbane has to offer.
This Sunday market is family and pooch-friendly, offering a lively atmosphere, gourmet breakfast options, high-quality goods and gifts, and a chance to enjoy a guided tour of the lush gardens after a morning of market exploring.
Where: Sundays at City Botanic Gardens, Alice St & Albert Street, Brisbane City, QLD
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Suitcase Rummage is a unique Sunday market in Brisbane, perfect for all bargain hunters and hagglers. Set in the heart of the city—this bi-monthly market features a collection of handmade goods or pre-loved items, all sold from suitcases lining the square.
Rummage your way through the market and discover an array of treasures and one-of-a-kind pieces, from vintage clothing, shoes and jewellery to artwork, records, bric-a-brac and homemade goods. You never know what you'll find at vintage markets in Brisbane.
Where: First and third Sunday of the month at Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD
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