Top Markets on the Sunshine Coast
Your Coolum beach holiday not only gives you days of warm sunny weather and beautiful glistening beaches – but there are so many great markets for you to explore – just a stone’s throw away from your Coolum resort.
Coolum Twilight Markets – Held every year from late November through to mid-January at Tickle Park, on Friday nights from 4 to 8pm. With over 80 stalls, this is a great place to find those hand crafted Christmas gifts - jewellery, leather goods and skin care products. Have a massage or let loose and try body art.
Eumundi Markets – 23 km south of Coolum on Memorial Drive, every Wednesday and Saturday morning. There is a huge market with lots of live music, handmade furniture, various artists, clothing, fresh fruit and vegies, breads, cheeses and lots of great street food. This is the best craft market on the Sunshine Coast.
Noosa Markets – 20 Km north at the Noosa Australian Rules Football Club on Weyba Rd, is the hugely popular Farmer’s markets, every Sunday morning between 7am and 12md. And if you are quick you can pop over to the Noosa Marina Markets popular for their local art, craft and produce stalls, as well as live entertainment - from 8am to 2pm.
Peregian Beach Markets – Every 1st and 3rd Sunday in front of the Surf Club from 7am to 12.30pm and just 6Km north of Coolum at the Beach. Great for recycled or hand crafted wares and organic and fair trade products. Also lots of home cooked foods and fresh produce – have a massage and enjoy the live music which regularly turns into an impromptu afternoon of entertainment on the beach.
Caloundra Markets – A little further away (40Km south of Coolum) is Bullock Beach where for 8 weeks over Christmas, the Twilight Markets take place on Fridays from 4pm to 9pm. Crammed with lots of stalls, homemade and gourmet foods and plenty of live entertainment – the locals love this market. Then over at Currimundi State School in Buderim Street is the Country & Farmer’s market, every Sunday from 6am to 12md. With plenty of collectables, hand-crafts, jewellery, books, fresh produce and even a car boot sale for all the treasure hunters, you will be spoilt for choice.
Maroochydore Nights on Ocean Markets – Travel just 20Km north of your Coolum resort on the 2nd Friday of each month, and from 5pm to 9pm you can be part of a vibrant night of culture, music, food, art and fashion at the artisans market on Ocean Street. Wander around the numerous stalls listening to local bands and munching on mouth-watering street food – a great evening for everyone.
Yandina Plant & Produce Markets – Just 20Km west of your Coolum beach resort, every Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 12md. Lots of bric-a-brac, plants, second-hand treasures, collectables, spices, fresh produce and so much more!
Big Pineapple Market – Every Saturday from 6.30am to 12md, and just 25Km south-west of Coolum beach. One of the biggest all-weather markets in the area – with lots of local produce, great food, fashion, alternative therapies, wine tastings and local artisans. Let the kids take a ride on the cane train, have their face painted, let loose in the jumping castle or even play paint ball. A great time for all the family.