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18 Of The Best Sunshine Coast Markets To Visit In August

By Isabel Croker
1st Aug 2022

There's no doubt the Sunshine Coast has a love-hate relationship with winter. Hot chocolates, cosy sleep-ins and winter getaways? Yes please. Freezing beach days, sunset at 4pm and never leaving home without a jacket? Not so much. However, we are massive fans of a good winter market—rugging up in UGG boots, with a hot choccie in hand while grabbing some prime fresh produce and boutique finds.

This month is officially the last month of winter so we're definitely going to soak up the last of the winter market goodness.  Grab your reusable bags, slip on your Birks (or UGGs, if you get cold) and satisfy your market-trawling cravings with 18 of the Sunshine Coast’s best markets in August.

Night Markets

Maleny Lane Night Market

The iconic Maleny Lane Night Market is bringing groovy vibes back with a night of sweet tunes and global food this month. Every Friday night, favourite local bands will be vibing ‘till late, while you chill out and munch on an array of delicious world street food, including Korean bites, Mexican classics and Nepalese delights. Round up your pals and make sure to book, so you don’t miss out on the festivities. Sneaky tip—it’s BYO alcohol so you can plan to get funky

When: Every Friday in August, from 4pm to 9:30pm

Where: Maleny Lane, 38 Maple Street, Maleny

For more information, click here.

Mooloolaba Sunsets Markets

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 Sunsets Market. Stroll along the stunning Mooloolaba Esplanade and browse the eclectic craft stalls, boasting an impressive range of local homewares and goodies you didn’t even know you needed. Chow down on global treats from gourmet street hawkers and let the afternoon slip away to the groovy tunes of local artists. Saturdays are sounding good to us.

When: Saturday 6 & 20 August, from 5pm to 9pm

Where: Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba

For more information, click here.

NightQuarter

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 awesome lineup of stalls, entertainment and the hottest local acts. This month, NightQuarter is packed with some epic artists taking to the stage and funky festivals every weekend, so be sure to check the events out. On Saturday 27 August, a festival dedicated to celebrating the warmy, gooey delight that is the ‘cheese pull’ is happening at NightQuarter. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about grilled cheese, fondue, deep-fried mozzarella sticks and all things cheesy. We’ll see you there.

When: Every Friday & Saturday, from 4pm to 10pm

Where: 201/8 The Avenue, Birtinya 

For more information, click here.

Marcoola Market

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, where local farmers celebrate the best of the Sunny Coast’s locally grown produce, deli products and treats.

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

Where: 10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola

For more information, click here.

Produce Markets

Witta Markets

This sweet monthly market showcases the best in small producers on the Blackall Range and you absolutely need to pay it a visit. At Witta Markets, browse through seasonal fruit and vegetables, locally made products, honey, handmade pies, sweets and so much more. Grab one of their delicious coffees to fuel yourself while you wander through this wholesome country market and fill your bag with fresh produce.

When: Saturday 20 August, from 7am to 12pm

Where: Old Witta School, 316 Witta Road, Witta

For more information, click here.

Noosa Farmers Markets

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

For more information, click here.

Kawana Waters Artisans & Farmers Market

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

For more information, click here.

Yandina Country Markets

The real-deal country farmers market on the Sunshine Coast, Yandina Country Market 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, you’ll find it here!

When: Every Saturday, from 6am to 12pm

Where: North Street, Yandina

For more information, click here.

Fishermans Road Markets

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 while you fill up your bags.

When: Every Sunday, from 6am to 12pm

Where: Corner of Fishermans Road and David Lowe Way, Maroochydore

For more information, click here.

Lifestyle Markets 

Viva La Vintage Market

The gorgeous Imperial Hotel Eumundi will be transformed this month for the quarterly Viva La Vintage Market. Showcasing all things vintage, retro and artisan, cruise along to the live jazz music as you peruse the gorgeous stalls, and yes, there will be vinyls for sale. Grab your loved ones and hit up this sweet vintage market in August.

When: Sunday 28 Augsut, from 9am to 1pm

Where: Imperial Hotel Eumundi, 1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi

For more information, click here.

Beerwah Tower Green Market

Every second Saturday of the month you can wander down Beerwah’s iconic Simpson Street and sample the delights of this wonderful community artisan market. The Beerwah Tower Green Market stalls are packed with bespoke gifts, local art, homewares, freshly-picked local produce and much more. You can rest easy knowing that everything is hand baked, hand made, hand sewn and hand grown. We love to see it.

When: Saturday 13 August, from 8am to 12pm

Where: Beerwah Tower Green, Simpson Street, Beerwah

For more information, click here.

Kenilworth Country Markets

The sweet town of Kenilworth comes to life every Saturday morning, when their weekly country markets bring crowds and locals flocking. Bursting with all things arts, crafts and fashion, there are some seriously good bargains to snag at this gorgeous market. If you’re stuck for gift ideas or want to snaffle a funky new homewares piece, Kenilworth Country Markets has got your back. We love that this market is dog-friendly so fur babies won’t have to miss out. 

When: Every Saturday, from 8am to 1:30pm

Where: Kenilworth Town Park, Charles Street, Kenilworth

For more information, click here.

Caloundra Street Fair

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 spend a lazy morning browsing over 120 quirky stalls. Bonus: you won’t need to worry about keeping the kids entertained—there’s plenty of entertainment to keep the whole family busy.

When: Every Sunday, from 8am to 1pm

Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra

For more information, click here.

Eumundi Markets

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 (absolutely bucket list worthy) 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. If you only visit one market on the Sunny Coast, this is the one. 

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

Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi

For more information, click here.

Crystal Waters Markets

Are you looking for that unique country market experience, where it feels like you’re *actually* in the countryside and you’re not surrounded by tourists? Crystal Waters Markets has your name all over it. This monthly farmers market is situated in the hinterland town of Conondale and it’s as sweet as it sounds. You’ll find plenty of just-picked local produce, handmade arts and crafts, bespoke collectables and live music here. There’s also overnight accommodation readily available so you can make a weekend out of your country escape.

When: Saturday 6 August, from 8am to 1pm

Where: 65 Kilcoy Lane, Conondale

For more information, click here.

Cotton Tree Markets

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. If you need any more convincing to check out this market goodness, the Cotton Tree Markets are not-for-profit events, which raise much-needed funds for Bloomhill Cancer Care. We love a good market and we love a market for a good cause even more.

When: Every Sunday, from 7am to 12pm

Where: King Street, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore

For more information, click here.

Peregian Markets

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. Grab your reusable bags, slip on your Birks and head to Peregian Markets this August to soak up the feel-good vibes.

When: Sunday 7 & 21 August, from 7am to 12:30pm

Where: Peregian Park, Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach

For more information, click here.

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets

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. Held at the Coolum State Primary School this month, you’ll be spoiled for choice with plenty to see, speciality goodies, some of the best coffee around and fresh produce galore. 

When: Sunday 14 & 28 August, from 8am to 12pm

Where: Coolum State Primary School, Barns Lane, Coolum Beach

For more information, click here.

If you’re all about waking up early and seizing the day this year (*raises hand*), why not check out the Sunshine Coast’s best pilates studios in 2022? 

Image Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

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