You Need To Check Out These Sunshine Coast Markets

We must say that the Sunshine Coast has some of the best markets, which are constantly becoming bigger and better. Experience local food, stalls, shops and artists – you’ll never have a dull weekend ever again!

Fisherman’s Road Markets 

  • Where: Fishermans Road / David Low Way, Maroochydore
  • When: Every Sunday from 6am to 12 (noon)
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The Fisherman’s market provides a really good Sunday-vibe with good food and lots to see! Fishermans Road Markets has been operated and managed for the past 20 years by the Lions Club of Mooloolaba and by shopping at this market, you are also supporting many community projects. There are up to 128 stalls offering a huge variety of items for sale including local and market fruit and Vegetables, Clothing (both new and pre-loved), pet treats, hand tools, books, popcorn, fresh seafood, 2nd hand items and so on. A cute market with it’s own charm!

Noosa Marina Markets 

  • Where: 2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin
  • When: Sundays 8am – 2pm
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After your leisurely Sunday breakfast or before a long Sunday lunch at Noosa Marina, take a stroll through our Sunday markets. Their art, craft and local produce market has an idyllic setting on the deck, overlooking the Noosa River. Take your time strolling around the many market stalls, where a variety of locally made craft items can be found along with the freshest of local produce. The atmosphere is alive with music and entertainment from local and interstate musicians. When it’s time to go home, let the Noosa Ferry take you on a relaxing ride from the markets to one of the stops along the river. (info)

Cotton Tree Markets 

  • Where: King Street, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore
  • When: Sunday 7am to noon
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The Cotton Tree Markets offer something for everyone. For 25 years the Cotton Tree Markets have featured local artisans, designers and inventors selling their own unique and creative works. This unique precinct is located near one of the Sunshine Coast’s most picturesque beaches. Enjoy a great day out exploring the market, shopping at the quality retailers, meeting friends for a coffee and bite to eat, followed by some time relaxing by the river. You will find a diverse and eclectic range of fashion such as jewellery, original artworks, sculptures, skincare, pottery, baking, homewares, plus so much more to suit all tastes and ages. Soak up the friendly market atmosphere and be entertained by local performers (info).

Marcoola Farmer’s Market 

  • Where: 10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola
  • When: Every Saturday Morning from 8am-12pm (noon)
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The Marcoola Market has something for everyone and provides you with a good vibe and great food! Enjoy organic produce, fresh fruit and veggies, meats, cheese, and other goodies. There are also plenty of sweet treats available, including raw and vegan options, which will keep you around for a while. Marcoola Market is also close to the beach, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy some good food with friends watching the ocean!

Eumundi Markets

  • Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi QLD 4562
  • When: Wednesdays 8am to 1.30pm and Saturdays 7am to 2pm
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Our favourite! The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia. Meet the talented hands behind handcrafted furniture, homewares, artworks, ceramics, cutting-edge fashion and jewellery, and chat to the farmers and bakers selling fresh produce and gourmet delights. When you need a shopping break, rejuvenate with a massage, have your palm read or lose yourself in the stellar line-up of musicians and street performers. It’s an experience like no other (info).

 

Peregian Beach Markets

  • Where: Kingfisher Park. Peregian Beach QLD 4573
  • When: 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, 7am – 12.30pm

The Peregian Beach Markets are held the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, 7am – 12.30pm, in the beautiful surroundings of Kingfisher Park on Kingfisher Drive at Peregian Beach.  If there are five Sundays in December or January an extra market will be held on that day. Well known for the variety of art, craft, up cycled, recycled, created, designed, manufactured, handmade, home grown, organic and fair trade.  This is a great place to pick up a gift or new outfit, enjoy a relaxing massage and stock your fridge and pantry. (info) Definitely check this market out, and this video:

Video retrieved from Dronehack Productions (link) (2019)

Featured Image: Eumundi Markets at Indulge Magazine

Upcoming events on the Sunshine Coast that you don’t want to miss out on this semester!

Sunshine Coast offers some great events throughout every semester and we have collected a few of these here on our blog. Make sure to check them out, and we guarantee you, there’s something for everyone!

1. Sunshine Coast Dessert Festival 

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Sat, 15 Feb, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Aussie World
1 Downunder Drive, Palmview QLD
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Are you ready to indulge into some of the best desserts that the coast has to offer? It’s time to prepare your taste buds, and for just $10 entry, you get access toJust $10* gets you access to loads of dessert food truck, live music all day, dessert wine tasting, dessert demonstrations, and 30+ artisan markets from the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets. There’ll be brownies, chimney cakes, donuts, ice cream, dessert dumplings, crepes, lollies and much more. What are you waiting for? Join the fun!

 

2. Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival

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Sat, 22 Feb, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Spicers Tamarind Retreat
88 Obi Ln S, Maleny QLD
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Spicers Tamarind Retreat will be hosting the annual Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival, and you’ll get to experience some incredible Asian food, watch cooking demonstrations whilst enjoying a five Asian dishes (bookings are essential via the link above). If you’re a person interested in international food and spices, this is definitely the right event for you! Bring a picnic blanket and relax in the sun while you enjoy the beautiful taste of Asia.

 

3. Peregian Originals

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Sun, 8 Mar, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peregian Beach Park
Peregian Beach QLD
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Not to mention, one of our favourites! Peregian Originals is an open air community event arranged with the purpose of supporting original live music from around the community. This event does a great job on bringing the community together and is held every 2nd Sunday of each month. Bring your friends, a picnic blankets and enjoy the great atmosphere that this event offers. Check out the link above for more information.

 

4. Noosa Junction Twilight Markets

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Fri, 20 Mar, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arcadia Street
Noosa Heads QLD
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If you’re planning on going on a day trip up to Noosa on the 20th of March, make sure to stop by this twilight market! Free entry, heaps of food stalls and great entertainment. Read more in the link above.

5. Noosa Festival of Surfing 2020

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22 Feb, 8:00 am – 1 Mar, 5:00 pm
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Park Rd, Noosa Heads QLD
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The Noosa Festival of Surfing is the biggest surf event in the world (by competitor numbers) with more than 900 competitors from almost 20 countries and regions. If you’re keen on adventure sports, Noosa is the place to be on these dates. With an age division for everyone and professional divisions attracting the best surfers from all over the world, the Noosa Festival of Surfing is not to be missed! Visit the link above for more information. (info)

 

6. Nitro Circus You Got This Tour

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Sun, 29 Mar, 10:00 am
Sunshine Coast Stadium
31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina QLD
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Want to see some real action? The You Got This Tour is an explosive, high-adrenaline action sports spectacular starring the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter, and more. Don’t miss your chance to see riders at the top of their sport including Ryan Williams, Vicki Golden, Blake “Bilko” Williams and many more. Find out more in the link above!

 

7. Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2020

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Wed, 18 Mar, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The J Noosa
60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD
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Definitely a highlight of the year. This is a celebration of our oceans, including sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface through a collection of short films.Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases a 3 hour celebration of our oceans comprised of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home. Find out more at www.oceanfilmfestival.com.au or in the link above.

 

8. Big Pineapple Music Festival

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Sat, 30 May
The Big Pineapple
76 Nambour Connection Rd, Woombye QLD
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Definitely a must-go, especially if you are new to the Sunshine Coast! The Big Pineapple Music Festival is an annual highly successful, award-winning live music event held at the historic Big Pineapple, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. People are also able to camp at the Big Pineapple fields, with an inclusive ticket deal. Last year’s event sold out in record time and with 2020 shaping up to be even better, so make sure you sign up for the presale and get yourself sorted to jump when those tickets drop! You can read more about this event in the link above.

 

Anna from the University of Eastern Finland: Souvenir shopping

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One Saturday we decided to do some souvenir shopping with a group of friends. First we drove to Aussie World and did some shopping there. The picture below is from Ettamogah Pub which is in the Aussie World. I was told that it is a really famous pub.

After Aussie World we went to Eumundi markets. I had no idea that the market area is so big, there was really a lot to see and it was a perfect place to buy souvenirs. We had difficulties in choosing what to eat since there were so many options. Finally, I chose a tapas plate which was quite good. The markets were definitely worth to visit!