Brisbane's best art and craft markets

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While we all love the thrill of a scroll and shop online, it can’t replace the feeling you get when you meet the maker, tap your card, and walk away with a story to tell.

Whether it’s knowing you’ve supported a local business or nabbed yourself an original piece of handmade jewellery, art, or homeware from Brisbane’s thriving creative community, there’s something special about spending a few hours exploring a market and discovering Etsy-in-real-life knick-knacks.

We’ve wrapped up some of Brisbane’s best craft and artisan markets to help you plan your next shopping fix.

The What We Make Design Market

March-December third Sunday of the month, except for May (first Sunday) and December (first and third Sunday)

Colour your world at the monthly What We Make Design Market. The next market is on Sunday 7 May 2023 from 10am -2pm. This is the perfect market for beginners, upskillers or fashionistas.

Display stalls will jam-pack the Bulimba Community Centre on the corner of Stuart and Barramul Streets at the back of Memorial Park. You can attend a workshop to get crafty.

Close to trendy Oxford Street, why not make a day of it? Catch the ferry, meander through boutiques and enjoy a yummy lunch.

Brisbane Record Fair - second Saturday of each month

Spend a Saturday walking through a collection of thousands of records and CDs in Coorparoo Square at the Brisbane Record Fair. With a mix of second-hand and new stalls selling everything from used, rare, obscure and so much more, there's something for all tastes.

Fab Finds Markets - last Sunday of the month

It's the largest pre-loved fashion market in Brisbane's north, the Fab Find Markets in Geebung is the perfect place to go to refresh your wardrobe. Whether you're clearing out your closet and want to make some extra cash, or on a hunt for a bargain piece to add to your collection, it's your new go-to spot for updating your style without breaking the bank.

Riverside Markets - every Sunday

The iconic Riverside Markets at the City Botanic Gardens make the perfect family morning adventure or add on to a Riverwalk stroll. Wander the markets to find hand-dyed yarns, fashion, local eats and more on the CBD's doorstep.

Suitcase Rummage - first and third Saturdays of each month 

Shop until you drop takes on a new meaning when you’re filling your reusable tote at a Suitcase Rummage. Score one-off vintage pieces, pre-loved designer buys, retro homewares, and a treasure trove of other bits and bobs from this much-loved market held in Reddacliff Place on the first and third Sunday of every month.

The Collective Markets - every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Collective Markets are as iconic to South Bank as the Wheel of Brisbane. Held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Stanley Plaza, they’re the perfect spot to discover original art, one-of-a-kind gifts, vintage clothing, and up-and-coming fashion designers. Make a Sunday session of your trip and stop by River Quay after your market walk for live music and picnic eats at Sunday Social on the Green.

More markets?

Always check the market's website or social media pages for the latest updates to market dates and times.

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**This article was updated in May 2023.**

Editor's note: The featured content in Brisbane Explore is created to inspire residents and visitors to plan a day out exploring Brisbane and to buy local as part of the city's Economic Recovery Plan. Brisbane City Council disclaims any relationship with, or endorsement of, businesses featured in this video.

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