We love nothing more than hitting up the best Brisbane markets over the weekend. For one, there are always fresh pastries (do you need another excuse other than pastries?), and you know some of Brisbane's best coffee roasters turn up on the regs, so you're guaranteed a good feed.
Add to the fact that Brisbane's market scene is absolutely pumping right now: from selling the freshest produce to hand made delicacies, local artists selling unique wares to ALL of the international foods ripe for the feasting on—and it's all on our doorstep!
So the next time you're wondering how best to spend your 48 hours of freedom, keep this list of Brisbane's best markets handy. Here are all the best Brisbane markets you need to hit up this February.
Sunday Discovery Markets
With over 380 stalls popping up every weekend, the Sunday Discovery Markets are a market-goers dream! Unique in Brisbane, these markets specialise in all things vintage, collectable and homewares! From plant stalls, to all-out antiques, second-hand furniture, vintage clothing, records, gadgets and more, this really is a place to while away a morning.
When: Sundays 6am–12pm
Where: Sherwood Road, Rocklea
Pets At The Gabba
Pet's at the Gabba are really the markets of doggie dreams: “Paw Blonde” doggy beer is on tap, Cat Salons, accessories and toys, it's a market completely dedicated to pets and their loving owners. Each week there is a great mix of stalls offering all things canine, feline, avian and things for their human best friend.
When: Saturdays from 3pm-8pm
Where: The Gabba
The Collective Markets Southbank
A Brisbane market institution, The Collective Markets are open until 10pm on a Friday! The perfect way to spend a Friday evening, peruse the plethora of local artists showcasing their wares; from handmade crafts, paintings, fashion and homewares and some of the best street food in town. Southside date, anyone?
When: Fridays 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm, Sundays 9:00am-5pm
Where: Southbank Parklands
The Village Markets
Keen for a little weekend drive down the Coast (always!) The Village Markets in Burleigh Heads—aka one of the most beautiful spots in SEQ—is the perfect day trip or post-long weekend pit-stop. Muse over local designers, shoulder sway to live musicians and dig your teeth into some delicious street food at Gold Coast’s bi-monthly Sunday ritual. We can almost guarantee you’ll be walking away with an empty wallet with the likes of ceramics, homewares, bohemian threads and accessories, all-natural beauty products, babies wear so adorable your ovaries will burst, and oh so much more. Fill up the tank and make a morning of it before cooling off at Burleigh Beach.
When: Sunday 8 & 18 February; 8:30am-1pm
Where: Burleigh Heads State School, Burleigh Heads
Eat Street Northshore
The first of its kind in the country (yeah, let that sink in) Eat Street Northshore is notorious for their incredible and, really extraordinary dishes. If you're into the latest food trends, this is the place to be. With over 180 dining and entertainment shipping containers, permanent bars and restaurants and entertainment areas (moonlight cinemas, anyone?) they're bound to please. Loaded doughnut fries, rainbow soft serve, you name it, Eat Street Northshore has got it.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 4pm-10pm, Sundays, 12pm-8pm
Where: Hamilton Foreshore
Mount Gravatt Marketta
As advocates of this utterly GORGEOUS marketta, we can vouch that you will leave with 100% happy bellies! A night jam-packed with foodie delights, Mount Gravatt Marketta boasts some of Brisbane's best street food, live music, crafties and cocktails.
When: Saturdays from 4pm-10pm
Where: Mount Gravatt Showground
Food Truck Collective Brisbane
Well and truly back for 2018, the Food Truck Collective Brisbane are gearing up for their second 'Food Truck Festival' of the year! Every third Friday night of the month, get along to Shorncliffe's happening parade and feast upon some of Brisbane's best food trucks. From That Greek Truck Ruby The Little Red Ice Cream Van, Spud The Food Truck and more, it's a foodie gathering not to pass up!
When: Every 3rd Friday of the month 4:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe
Brisbane Vegan Markets
The Brisbane Vegan Markets are the ideal spot to join the vego fun. From all things facon (that's fake coconut bacon), vego-patties, soy milk and cruelty free, you'd be crazy not to check out Brisbane's only totally vegan market!
When: Sunday 11 February, 9am-3pm, Sunday 25 February, 12pm-8pm
Where: 56 Russell St, West End
Eagle Farm Markets
A morning seriously well spent, stock up on the best organic produce from some of the best stallholders in Brisbane at the Eagle Farm Markets. Have a wander, enjoy a coffee—there's even entertainment for the kids. Good stuff!
When: Sundays from 7am–12.30pm
Where: Eagle Farm
They may be small in size, but Bardon Markets pack a punch. This quaint community market is all for its locals, and then some! Usually stocked with fresh fruit, veg, eggs, meat and baked treats, you seriously won't look back - but we urge you to hunt down the sausage rolls. 10/10.
When: Sundays from 6am
Where: Norman Buchanan Park, Bardon
Jan Powers Farmers Markets
The Jan Powers Farmers Markets are perhaps the jewel in the Brisbane market crown. In four fab locations across Brisbane and her surrounds, these gorgeous Brisbane markets are particularly tempting when the sun is shining. From the absolute best local produce, to the huge array of stallholders serving up some choice dishes, they are consistently voted the ultimate Brisbane market experience—and for good reason!
When: Saturdays from 6am–12pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
When: Every Wednesday, 8am-6pm
Where: Reddacliffe Pl (top of Queen St Mall)
When: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 6am–12pm
Where: Waterfront, Manly Harbour Village
When: 1st Sunday of the month, 6am–12pm
Where: Blackwood St, Mitchleton
Saturday Fresh Markets
These are some serious markets for serious market goers—and we're not kidding. The Saturday Fresh Markets have been going strong for years and showing no signs of stopping—heck, not even the 2011 floods could stop them! With everything from fruit and veg to meat and fish, treats, flowers, pet supplies, nuts, honey, eggs, dairy, bulk shopping is a must!
When: Saturdays 6am–12pm
Where: Sherwood Road, Rocklea
The Milton Markets are adult, kid and pooch-friendly and are all about supporting our local South-East Queensland farmers, growers, artists, chefs and alike. Head on down for a great selection of the best local produce around! Be quick though (stock doesn't last long!).
When: Sundays, 6am–12pm
Where: Cribb Street, Milton
Carseldine Farmers And Artisan Markets
In-season and all-local fresh produce, the Carseldine Markets are the perfect spot to feast and enjoy local live music. Relax, unwind—there's plenty of room for the kids to run around—and enjoy a quality coffee. A Brisbane market must-do this February.
When: Saturdays from 6am–12pm
Where: QUT campus on Beams Road, Carseldine