We love going to the markets here in Brisbane. There’s nothing quite like waking up early (or after dark if we’re talking night markets) and heading out for a browse among a variety of stalls from local makers. We’ve rounded up some of the best markets in Brisbane, from weekly hives and monthly affairs to seasonal markets too – to make your moseying and browsing decisions a little easier.
1. Brisbane City Markets
A bunch of mid-week markets are here to bring some local charm to your days, from farm fresh produce to artisan goods.
Brisbane City Markets pops up at Reddacliff Place every Wednesday from 8am – 6pm, whereas the Cathedral Square Markets take place on Thursdays from 8am – 2pm, and Milton Mini Markets also on Thursdays, from 10am – 2pm.
A brand-new farmers market from Brisbane City Markets is set to open on Tuesday, September 12. The St Stephen’s Cathedral Markets on Elizabeth Street will be open every Tuesday thereafter, from 8am – 2pm.
2. QLD Vegan Markets
Calling all plant-based pals and curious foodies. QLD Vegan Markets runs regular events around Brisbane, namely Portside Wharf and South Brisbane.
Explore a variety of stalls selling awesome cruelty-free goodies, including lifestyle and beauty items as well as some seriously delicious eats.
To find out when the next vegan markets are on in Brisbane, head here.
3. Nundah Farmers Market
Nundah Farmers Markets is a choice Sunday morning stroll for fresh produce.
You can expect to find stalls selling everything from gourmet meats and fresh seafood to local prawns, herbs & spices and farm fresh eggs. Not to mention plenty of arts, crafts, handmade gifts, home decorations, health and lifestyle products as well as alternative therapies.
These farmers markets happen every Sunday on Station Street in Nundah from 7am – 12pm.
4. Alien Night Market
One of the more recent night markets to pop up in town, lighting up the southside four nights a week. Alien Night Market is a culinary adventure of Asian cuisine, as well as a choice spot for live music, interactive games, and Instagrammable backdrops.
You can find Alien Night Market on Kingston Road in Underwood, right beside Area 51, which is Australia’s largest indoor play centre.
Open in the evening from Thursday to Sunday every week, this neon-lit space is home to 40-plus food vendors, where you’ll find everything from wagyu skewers and wraps to banh mi, hot dogs, fairy floss lemonade, milk tea, bubble waffles, and more.
5. West End Markets
Every Saturday from 6am – 2pm, Davies Park in West End is home to over 150 unique market stalls of farm-fresh produce, delicious healthy fast food, boutique fashion and handcrafted gifts.
West End Market is a great way to kick the weekend off, however, West End can get packed on a weekend, so we recommend taking up the $5 parking at Souths Leagues Club or using public transport, cycling, rideshares, or scooter to get to the markets.
6. Vend Marketplace
Vend is one of the marketplaces you can visit any day of the week, with permanent spaces in both Annerley and Virginia.
Here, you’ll find local retail products, including homewares, handmade goodies and designer clothes, alongside a café, workshops, greenhouses, and more.
7. Northey Street City Farm Organic Market
Every Saturday morning from 6am – 11am, Northey Street City Farm is home to Brisbane’s only organic farmers market.
Find fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, pastries and donuts, honey and preserves, local meats, sustainable seafood, and other organic goodies such as cheeses, brunch meals, coffee, and chocolate.
There will also be a variety of stalls selling ethically produced clothing, gifts, and homewares.
Each Friday and Sunday, prepare to escape the city (mentally) and step into a world way more bizarre and unexpected than the one you’re used to.
Your senses will be taken on a journey the moment you walk into the two themed spaces, from interactive roving entertainers to live music, fire twirlers, and stilt walkers to set the scene. There’s also a dance floor that runs until midnight, for the night owls.
Browse from a selection of artisan market stalls, get your face painted with glitter, and visit the Mae the Medium to get your future revealed.
9. Milton Markets
Milton Markets showcases some of South East Queensland’s best growers, farmers, painters, cooks, chefs, designers, bakers, fishmongers, butchers, baristas, juicers and artists.
Packed with over 130 stalls, live music, activities for the kids and more, this Sunday morning market is the perfect weekend outing for the whole family.
10. Carseldine Markets
If you’re looking for your market fix in North Brisbane, Carseldine Markets has it all: fresh produce, handmade crafts, as well as live music and activities for the kids.
It’s on Dorville Road every Saturday from 6am – 12pm, with free entry and parking, and plenty of seating onsite.
11. Suitcase Rummage
Think of Brisbane’s Suitcase Rummage like a garage sale, but the preloved goods are in suitcases, spread across Brisbane Square for you to browse and buy from.
Whether it’s secondhand clothing, shoes, jewellery, or unique handmade pieces, you’re bound to find something you fancy.
Suitcase Rummage happens on the first and third Sunday of every month from 12 – 5pm.
12. Brisbane Genki Market
Popping up on Charlotte Street twice a month, Brisbane Genki Market is an Asian-inspired event showcasing delicious street food, arts and crafts.
Tuck into a Japanese cake and matcha drink as you wander through the stalls of jewellery, home decor, plants, and more.
13. Eat Street
If you’re a street food fanatic in Brisbane, then you’ll know Eat Street is home to a slew of delicious trendy bites.
What to eat first is often the main question when one visits Eat Street. With 70-plus containers fitted out into food stalls, there’s plenty on offer and choosing what to tuck into first, like figuring out where to eat next, is an exercise that takes time and energy.
For the sweet tooths, we recommend trying the souffle pancakes from the pop-up stall here.
You can find Eat Street at Northshore Brisbane, open in the evenings from Friday to Sunday.
14. The Collective Markets
Located on Little Stanley Street in South Bank and running every Friday evening from 5 to 9, Saturdays from 10am – 9pm and Sundays from 9am – 4pm, The Collective Markets features arts, craft, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion, and more, with plenty of stalls to browse.