The Sunshine Coast markets are some of the best in Australia. Not just your average markets, they offer a huge variety of fresh produce, clothes, tasty treats, freshly brewed coffee, and bric-a-brac.
In fact, there are so many options that choosing which Sunshine Coast markets you’d like to attend can be a tough decision!
We’ve broken down some of the best Sunshine Coast collective markets that we recommend should be on your weekend to-do list during your stay.
Cotton Tree Markets
The Cotton Tree Market takes place in King Street on Sundays from 7 am–12 pm.
This is not just your average market format because it is 100% volunteer-run and all proceeds go to Bloomhill Cancer Care in support of people living well with cancer.
Local artisans and designers sell their unique and creative wares at over fifty stalls, with live music playing in the background.
This Sunshine Coast market has been operating for over twenty years, and visitors can expect to find hand-crafted jewellery, original artworks such as sculptures and pottery, plants, baking, and more.
Peregian Beach Markets
The Peregian Beach Markets take place from 7 am–12:30 pm on the first and third Sunday of the month at Peregian Park on Kingfisher Drive.
The Peregian Markets have handmade arts and crafts, up-cycled and recycled goods, as well as home-grown and organic fresh fruit and vegetables.
Grab a special gift for a friend or stock up the fridge and pantry with delicious food and seasonal produce.
Talented locals busk the morning away and provide good vibes and entertainment for all.
The Eumundi Markets are probably the most well-known Sunshine Coast markets. This local farmers market takes place at 80 Memorial Drive on Wednesdays from 8 am–1:30 pm and Saturdays from 7 am–2 pm, whatever the weather.
Visit the Eumundi Markets to experience the largest arts and craft market in the whole of Australia! The stallholders’ motto is, “make it, bake it, sew it, grow it,” including handmade toys, furniture and homewares, fashion and jewellery, homegrown produce, and fresh bread, pastries, cheeses, and yogurts.
Come and join the 10,000 locals and tourists enjoying over 300 stalls of unique goods.
Caloundra Street Fair
If you find yourself on the Sunshine Coast on a Sunday morning, the Caloundra Street Fair provides entertainment and excitement for the whole family. This market is on the main street which is closed off to traffic, surrounded by boutiques, cafes, and specialty shops, and within only two blocks of Bulcock Beach.
Enjoy everything from street food to freshly baked cakes, indigenous flower posies to live music, and street theatre.
The Caloundra Twilight Market takes place on the last Friday of each month and can be found on the Bulcock Beach Esplanade from 5 pm–9 pm.
This is a true country farmers market operating from 6 am–12 pm every Saturday morning on North Street, Yandina.
Get there early with lots of cash to snap up all the best fresh produce that’s spray-free, delicious deli products, and sustainably sourced local meat.
If you’ve got a green thumb, then the Yandina Markets must definitely feature on your Sunshine Coast to-do list. Find all kinds of herbs, palms, natives, indoor or garden plants, succulents, and the friendly stall holders will be able to give you all kinds of advice and tips and tricks.
Maroochydore’s Fishermans Road Markets
This market on the Sunshine Coast is found on the corner of Fishermans Road and the David Low Way every Sunday from 6 am–12 pm.
The Mooloolaba Lions Club volunteers run the market, and visitors can expect second-hand bargains such as vintage clothes, fresh produce, and home-baked cakes to enjoy at the picnic areas next to the Maroochy River or take home and have with afternoon tea. And don’t worry, the kids can bounce off the sugar on the jumping castle!
Noosa Farmers Markets
This Sunshine Coast artisan market is on Weyba Road, Noosaville, and is open Sundays from 6 am –12 pm.
This iconic market has a wide variety of locally grown organic fruit and vegetables, jams and honey, olives and tapenades, marinades and sauces, nuts and seeds, bread and cheeses, fresh seafood caught locally, and specialty coffee.
Come and grab a green juice and balance it out with a buttery and flakey croissant.
Kawana Waters Artisans & Farmers’ Market
This Sunshine Coast local produce market occurs on Saturdays from 6 am–12 pm at Kawana Waters State College.
Stock up on fresh fruit and veg, ethical meats, and gourmet condiments and jams. What about some vegan, gluten-free donuts?
Remember to bring your reusable bags, as the market supports minimal packaging and waste.
Marcoola Twilight Market
Spend a family Friday night at Lorraine Ave, Marcoola, for this awesome food market. Open from 4 pm–8 pm.
This outdoor market has a host of takeaway food stalls offering international cuisines such as Turkish delights, paella, Turkish delights, Japanese meals, burgers, German sausages, Mexican food, spring rolls, Latin street food, French crepes, and vegan options.
While you feast on the foods of the world, enjoy the tunes by local performers.
Kenilworth Country Markets
Come down to Kenilworth Town Park on Charles Street on Saturdays from 8 am–1:30 pm for an outing for the whole family.
Browse through the stalls for gift ideas or pick up a new homeware piece. Grab a bite from the food trucks and enjoy a shady bench on the grounds – and the best part is, the market is dog-friendly!
At the end of the day, no matter which market you choose to go to when you’re on a getaway to the Sunshine Coast, you’ll be supporting the locals.
Bring your family, bring your reusable bags, and bring your umbrella if the skies look dodgy! There’s nothing better than being out in the fresh air and doing your bit to support the community.