Food & Drink

17 Of The Best Sunshine Coast Markets To Check Out This January

By Urban List Writers
9th Jan 2021

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If there was ever a time to shop local, it's now.

You'll find plenty of the Sunshine Coast’s local growers, producers and makers are at the markets, ready to fill your fridge and pantry with the freshest produce you can buy. Plus, some of our favourite night markets have also fired back up their stalls.

So, get outside and head to one of the Sunshine Coast’s best markets this month.

Night Markets

Eumundi Summer Series Foodie Markets

EUMUNDI

The iconic Eumundi Markets are mixing it up with groovy tunes and delicious market food this month. The Summer Series Foodie Markets will be showcasing Sunny Coast musical favs, Band of Frequencies and The Moonsets, so you can kick back, browse the delightful range of local stalls and listen to the sweet tunes of talented artists. Tuck into the gourmet food on offer but be sure to leave room for Eumundi’s famous potato slinkies. Friday night plans, sorted.

When: Friday 15 and 22 January, from 5pm to 8:30pm

Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Mooloolaba Sunset Markets

MOOLOOLABA

Sunset lovers, celebrate! Enjoy golden hour the right way on the famous Mooloolaba Sunset Strip, while tucking into some epic street food at the Mooloolaba Sunset Market. Browse the eclectic craft stalls, boasting an impressive range of local homewares and goodies you didn’t even know you needed, and let the afternoon slip away to the groovy tunes of Liquid Radio.

When: Thursday 21 January, from 5pm to 9pm

Where: Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba

Twilight Markets Caloundra

CALOUNDRA

This family friendly market is held every Friday, overlooking the stunning waterfront at Bulcock Beach in the heart of Caloundra. Over 70 stalls line the waterfront and we think there’s no better way to spend a Friday evening than strolling along the waterfront, with the tempting smell of food stalls wafting on the breeze. The Twilight Markets Caloundra are the area’s largest twilight market and you’re spoilt for choice with live music, delicious food and unique arts and crafts stalls.

When: Friday 29 January, from 5pm to 9pm

Where: Bulcock Beach Esplanade, Caloundra

NightQuarter

BIRTINYA

NightQuarter is finally here and we couldn't be more excited. A kaleidoscope of colour and flavour, the revamped NightQuarter precinct is home to 40 shipping container based stallholders serving up global eats, desserts, drinks and speciality retailers. Every weekend you’re treated to an epic lineup of stalls, entertainment and the hottest local acts. Check out NightQuarter on January 17 for their monthly epic Sunday Session, which is all about island vibes, local brews, colourful cocktails, craft workshops and live tunes.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 4pm-10pm, Sundays 12-7pm

Where: 201/8 The Avenue, Birtinya 

Marcoola Market

MARCOOLA

It’s a Friday night and you’ve got no desire to cook dinner. But you’ve only got $20 in the kitty, so heading to your fave sit-down restaurant is a total stretch. We’ve got two words for you — Marcoola Market. This gem, right in the heart of town, is back in business for your Friday night takeaway needs. Feast on burgers, Mexican, doughnuts, seafood, Japanese or Italian—the choice is yours! The Farmer’s Market on Saturdays is also not to be missed and boasts an impressive range of locally grown produce, deli products and treats.

When: Every Friday, from 4pm to 8pm, Every Saturday (Farmer's Market) from 8 am

Where: 10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola

Produce Markets

Noosa Farmers Markets

NOOSAVILLE

Everybody has to go to Noosa Farmers Market at least once. This iconic hive of activity brings together ridiculous food and drink stalls, fresh produce, local seafood, honey, and cheeses, plus way more. So, wake up with those really annoying noisy birds — you know the ones — and aim to be strolling the aisles just after 6am to beat the rush. Yep, it’s early, but it’s worth it to be able to go at your own pace. 

When: Every Sunday, from 6am to 12pm

Where: Weyba Road, Noosaville

Kawana Waters Artisans & Farmers Market

BOKARINA

If you like your markets minus the hipsterness, Kawana Waters Market is as down to earth as they come. Still being held every Saturday at Kawana Waters State College, we suggest hitting up a coffee stall for a steaming brew before filling up your netted bags with fresh produce, creamy cheeses and everything picnic-worthy. Then, use this hidden picnic spot list to find the perfect place to lay down your rug and let Saturday pass you by.

When: Every Saturday, from 6am to 12pm

Where: Kawana Waters State College, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina

Yandina Markets

YANDINA

The real-deal country farmers market on the Sunshine Coast, Yandina is one of our faves to hit on a Saturday morning. Rock up with a bit of cash and you’ll leave with armfuls of super fresh spray-free produce, sumptuous deli products and a hefty parcel of local meat. If this weekly market is known for one thing though, it’s got to be their epic plant stalls. Herbs, natives, palms, indoor plants — you name it, it’s here!

When: Every Saturday, from 6am to 12pm

Where: North Street, Yandina

Fishermans Road Markets

MAROOCHYDORE

An oldie but a goodie, this Maroochydore market has everything you need—and plenty you don’t, but you’ll want anyway. From fresh fruit and veg to take away feeds and pre-loved clothes to spice up your wardrobe, we love the no-frills vibe of this weekly gathering. Bonus points: there’s a bouncing castle to keep the little ones busy.

When: Every Sunday, from 6am to 12pm

Where: Corner Fishermans Road and David Low Way, Maroochydore

Lifestyle Markets 

Caloundra Street Fair

CALOUNDRA

With loads of stalls, live music, locally-made products and food stalls that are perfect for that Sunday hangover brekkie, the Caloundra Street Fair is one of the best street markets on the Sunshine Coast. Let Sunday pass you by as you browse over 120 quirky stalls and there’s plenty of entertainment to keep the whole family busy.

When: Every Sunday, from 8am to 1pm

Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

Eumundi Markets

EUMUNDI

Perhaps the most well-known market in the Sunny Coast, after 41 years of operating,  Eumundi Markets has rightfully created a name for itself as a market like no other. Eumundi Markets is the biggest arts and craft market in Australia and attracts an array of talented locals displaying handcrafted furniture, artworks, jewellery and fashion. Get to know the farmers behind your produce, groove to the live music and when you need a shopping break, rejuvenate with a massage. 

When: Every Wednesday from 8am to 1:30pm, every Saturday from 7am to 2pm

Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Cotton Tree Markets

MAROOCHYDORE

You’d be hard-pressed not to find something interesting at the artisan Cotton Tree Markets: clothing, jewellery, gifts, books, plants, homewares and many other eclectic surprises await you. And the best part? The 70+ stalls are all set in amongst the gorgeous Cotton Tree shopping village precinct and yes, that means endless coffee options and treats with the beach nearby.

When: Every Sunday in January, from 7am to 12pm

Where: King Street, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore

Peregian Markets

PEREGIAN BEACH

These gorgeous artisan markets are the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday summer morning. The Peregian Markets are renowned for their homewares, clothing, craft, health therapies and of course, their delectable range of street food. Everything here is upcycled, recycled, locally designed, handmade, organic or homemade so rest easy knowing your purchases are benefiting both the environment and the local community. 

When: Sunday 17 January, from 7am to 12:30pm

Where: Peregian Park, Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach

StrEATside Market At The Sunshine Plaza

MAROOCHYDORE

This summer, Maroochydore’s new StrEATside Market is popping up at the Sunshine Plaza. With food, live music and stalls galore, it's a great distraction from the hustle and bustle of summer holidays. Some of the food stalls include the likes of Noosa’s Mr. Pulled, Donut Kitchen, That Pizza Guy, Samba Catering, Flavours Of Brazil, Harri Dumpling and many more which you can check out on StrEATside’s Insta page. We’ll see you there.

When: All weekend, from 11am to 8pm

Where: 154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore

Sunshine Coast Fashion Market

BIRTINYA

Her Wardrobe Markets has moved to NightQuarter, so get the girls together for a fabulous afternoon out! You're guaranteed to find some awesome bargains with 10,000+ clothes, shoes and accessories up for grabs. Sustainable fashion is IN this year. NightQuarter will be open at the same time and you’ll find plenty of delish street food to fuel your shopping antics while listening to live music.

When: Sunday 17 January, from 12pm to 4pm

Where: NightQuarter, 201/8 The Avenue, Birtinya 

Barely Worn Pre-Loved Clothes Market

COOLUM BEACH

Nothing says sustainable living like some pre-loved clothes, right? Start your year off sustainably by checking out the gorgeous Pre-Loved Clothes Market this month. You’re sure to scoop up some fashionable bargains at the 36 stalls and bring along any spare change to donate to providing shoes for children in remote Indigenous communities. 

When: Saturday 23 January, from 8am to 11:30am

Where: 2-4 Park St, Coolum Beach

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets

COOLUM BEACH

The Sunshine Coast Collective Markets aren’t just your average markets. Over 100 local Sunny coast designers, foodies and artisans gather to create a magical space of design, creativity, delicious street food and soulful tunes. You’re spoilt for choice with plenty to see, speciality goodies and coffee and fresh produce galore. Weekend plans, ready.

When: Sunday 24 January, from 8am to 12pm

Where: Coolum Primary School, Barns Lane, Coolum Beach

Looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast? Hit this list

Image credit: Amy Higg

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