Shopping is a lot more fun when it involves street food, live music and bargains from local producers, designers and creatives. So we're helping you satisfy all your stall-hopping cravings, with this list of the best markets in Brisbane this month.
From weekend produce markets to late night artisan pop-ups, here are all the best Brisbane markets you need to hit up this month.
Oh yes, it is that time of year again. Instead of traipsing all the way to Europe, why not hit up some Christmas markets a little closer to home? To make it easy, we've rounded them all up for you in one handy list, which you can find here.
Sunday Discovery Markets
Every weekend more than 380 stalls pop up at the Sunday Discovery Markets—it's quite a sight. A Brisbane market icon, these fabulous markets specialise in all things vintage, collectable and homewares. Check out plant stalls, antiques, second-hand furniture, vintage clothing, records, gadgets and more. This really is a place to while away a morning.
When: Every Sunday, 6am–12pm
Where: Sherwood Road, Rocklea
The Collective Markets South Bank
A Brisbane market institution and open until 10pm on a Friday, the Collective Markets are the perfect occasion for a Friday night knock-off. Peruse a plethora of local artists showcasing handmade crafts, paintings, fashion, homewares and some of the best street food in town. On the first Sunday of every month, there's even more reasons to visit with the Young Designers Markets showcasing talented up and comers of the Brisbane art scene.
When: Fridays, 5pm–10pm, Saturdays ,11am–5pm, Sundays, 9am–5pm
Where: South Bank Parklands
With so much to do, buy, eat and look, the Riverside Markets are a great way to spend a Sunday. One of Brisbane’s oldest running markets is also one of it’s most vibrant. With live music, loads of international food and coffee, and tons of art, fashion and gifts on sale you’ve got a bevy of fun things to do on your chill Sunday morning.
When: Every Sunday, 8am–3pm
Where: Corner of Alice and Albert Street, Brisbane City
Carindale Markets by Metre Markets
As one of Brisbane’s favourite boutique markets, Metre Markets presents the Carindale Markets, where fashion meets homewares, design meets music and art and community all come together in one place. Check out a curated lineup of creative stalls, food trucks and their highly popular rack sale. Whether you’re shopping for gifts for people or for yourself, you won’t be walking out of these markets empty-handed.
When: Third Sunday of every month, 10am–2pm
Where: Carindale PCYC, Carina
Brisbane Night Markets
Located in Rocklea, the Brisbane Night Markets trade on Fridays providing food and entertainment from 4pm until 10pm. With over 40 food stalls providing everything from burgers and laksa to churros and ice cream, as well as alcoholic bevvies and live music, the Night Market is perfect for dates, group dinners, or a cheeky pitstop on the way home.
When: Every Friday, 4.30pm–10pm
Where: 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea
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
Calling all foodies and lovers of international cuisine, treat yourself to a culinary journey around the globe with dishes from Italy to Malaysia, Spain to Japan, Turkey to Tibet, and everywhere in between. A collection of food trucks combined with seating areas and fairy lights, Bite Markets is the casual weekend dinner plan worth getting the gang together for—and it’s even puppy friendly.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 4pm–10pm
Where: North Harbour, Morayfield
The Sunset Social
Offering some of the best food and bevs in town, The Sunset Social markets at Davies Park in West End certainly caters to everyones pallet—and is a great spot for knock-offs at the end of a long work week. Being pet friendly AND fully licensed, this Brisbane market has it all! Catch you for a cocktail jug or a beer (or two), paired with some of Brissie's fave delicacies. Swoon!
When: First and second Friday of the month, 5pm–9.30 pm
Where: Davies Park, West End
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, 4pm–10pm
Where: Mount Gravatt Showground
Brisbane City Markets
Ditch the supermarket and stock up on your weekly shop at the Brisbane City Markets. Bringing together the best artisans and producers from across SEQ, this is the place to pick up some of the best produce, to get your mid-week fix and to check out some of the best food stalls in town. Best of all, they're now in TWO locations, Reddacliffe Place on Wednesdays and Cathedral Square on Thursdays. So you've got no excuse to miss out on a drool-worthy lunch.
When: Every Wednesday, 8am–6pm, and every Thursday, 8am–2.30pm
Where: Reddacliffe Place and Cathedral Square, Brisbane City
Chermside Farmers Market
A welcomed northside Brisbane market, the Chermside Farmers Market kicks off every Sunday from 7am. Come on down for your weekly groceries, a cheeky breakfast, or just for a stroll around the stalls.
When: Every Sunday, 7am–12pm
Where: Kedron Wavell Services Club car park, Chermside
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: Every second and fourth Sunday of the month, 9am–3pm (2nd), 12pm–8pm (4th)
Where: 56 Russell St, West End
Nundah Farmers Market
You northsiders really are spoilt with the arrival of Nundah's now iconic Farmers Market. Open every Sunday from 6am—you early risers are a shoe in—it's the ideal spot to grab a bite to eat and a coffee form one of the stalls serving up freshly made brekky burgers, croissants and crepes. While you're there, it would be a crime if you didn't pick up your fill of Brisbane's best fresh fruit and veg.
When: Every Sunday, 6am–12pm
Where: Station St (oppopsite Nundah Train Station), Nundah
Northey Street City Farm Organic Market
Didn't know Brisbane had a city farm? Well we do, and it's great. Also great is the Sunday markets they put on every weekend selling hyper local (aka farm fresh from next door) produce. Northey Street City Farm Organic Market is all quaint country feels—with all the food and fresh fruit and veg you'd expect—just in the heart of the city fringe. God, we're a lucky bunch.
When: Every Sunday, 6am–11am
Where: Northey Street City Farm, Windsor
Kelvin Grove Village Markets
Who doesn’t love a little market trip on a Saturday morning to put off that weekend to do list . Every Saturday morning Kelvin Grove Village hosts a popular market in the heart and soul of the village. Farmers market style with organic fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses and all of the fun arts and crafts your heart desires. The perfect way to start off your weekend right.
When: Every Saturday, 6am–1pm
Where: Kelvin Grove Village
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 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, Mitchlelon
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: Every Sunday, 7am–1pm
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 month.
When: Every Saturday, 6am–12pm
Where: QUT campus on Beams Road, Carseldine
Image credit: Leon Ephraim