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Sunday Markets Sunshine Coast: Shop Fresh and Local!

This article will guide you through the best Sunday Market options on the Sunshine Coast suitable for families. We know they are good because we have visited them.

We love exploring the many Sunday markets, Sunshine Coast has on offer with our kid’s. From the scent of freshly baked goods to the colourful array of artisan crafts, these markets offer a sensory feast for all ages. The relaxed atmosphere, live music, and huge range of activities cater to every interest, ensuring a fun, free thing to do on a Sunday for the whole family.

Sunday markets Sunshine Coast

Whether it’s indulging in the freshest local fare, exploring unique handcrafted goods, or simply soaking up the sunshine amidst the bustling stalls, Sunday markets on the Sunshine Coast are an unbeatable way to create cherished memories with your children. Here’s our pick of the best Sunday markets Sunshine Coast has available.

Best Sunday markets on the Sunshine Coast map

1. Caloundra Street Fair

Sunday Markets Sunshine Coast are super fun for kids!

Caloundra Street Fair features over 120 unique stalls, live music, and a vibrant atmosphere. When we visited, it was located on Bulcock Street which is closed off to traffic, in the heart of downtown Caloundra. This Sunday market on the Sunshine Coast is surrounded by boutiques, cafes, and specialty shops, and within only two blocks of Bulcock Beach. We love having a swim before popping over to the market to shop some of the region’s best street food, fresh produce, sweet treats and coffee.

With kids’ activities including a balloon artist, roving entertainment, and special themed events for Christmas, the Caloundra Street Fair is the perfect family day out!

  • When: Every Sunday from 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra
  • Get the latest on the Caboolture Street Fair

2. Noosa Farmers Market

Some of the best Sunday markets Sunshine Coast include the incredible Noosa Farmers Market.

The Noosa Farmers Market is a haven for food lovers, offering fresh local produce, gourmet delights, and artisanal products against the backdrop of the Noosa River. Located within the Noosa UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, there’s a big focus on sustainability, with discounts offered for returning jars and containers. When we visited, we grabbed a heap of locally-produced seasonal produce that had our mouth’s watering and swiftly sat under the shady gum trees for a family picnic.

You can shop fresh organic produce, delicious homemade marinades, freshly caught seafood and more. If you are keen to introduce your children to new flavours, you will love this Sunday market with so many exotic and yummy foods to try.

Families tip: If you don’t have the time to explore this Sunday market, you can click and collect or book in a local delivery to your home. 

  • When: Every Sunday from 6:00am – Midday
  • Where: Webya Road, Noosa Heads
  • Parking: Parking is free but can fill up fast – if you’re staying nearby, it’s best to walk
  • Keep up to date with the Noosa Farmers Market

3. Peregian Beach Markets

Sunday markets Sunshine Coast include the stunning beachfront Peregian Beach Markets.

The Peregian Beach Markets have been showcasing local art, fashion, and homewares alongside delicious food options for more than 25 years. After a splash around in the surf at Peregian Beach, dry yourself off and walk straight up into this popular Sunday market on the Sunshine Coast that usually boasts up to 110 stalls. When we popped in, we found plenty of handmade goods, pottery, artwork, condiments and tasty baked goods on offer.

  • When: First and third Sunday of the month from 7:00am – 1:30pm
  • Where: Kingfisher Park, 11 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach
  • Parking: Free on-street parking – if it’s busy, try the other side of David Low Way
  • Find out more about Peregian Beach Markets

4. Cotton Tree Markets

Sunday markets Sunshine Coast includes the Cotton Tree Markets

The Cotton Tree Markets are held along the beautiful Maroochy River, boasting a relaxed atmosphere and a diverse range of stalls, including handmade crafts, clothing, and fresh produce. You can take a stroll along King Street while you shop some of the best local designers to level up your wardrobe. During our visit, we saw around 70 stalls selling books, homewares, jewellery, art, clothing and plants. But best of all? The markets donate all profits to Bloomhill Cancer Care, so you can shop for a good cause.

  • When: Every Sunday from 7:00am – 12:00pm
  • Where: King Street, Maroochydore
  • Get the latest on the Cotton Tree Markets

5. Fishermans Road Markets

Sunday markets Sunshine Coast are the best way to enjoy a day out with your family.

This market is a hidden gem offering a mix of fresh produce, plants, art, and antiques, located in the heart of Maroochydore. The Lions Club of Mooloolaba manage the Fishermans Road Market with more than 120 stalls and a jumping castle for kids. Plus, there is no need to leave your fur baby at home as dogs are allowed on a lead.

  • When: Every Sunday from 6:00am -12:00pm (midday) in rain, hail or shine 
  • Where: Corner David Lowe Way and Fisherman’s Road, Maroochydore
  • Find out the latest on the Fishermans Road Markets here

6. Sunshine Coast Collective Markets

Sunday markets Sunshine Coast are the perfect place for busy mums to shop.

Get ready for a Sunday morning full of fun for all ages! With plenty to see, lots of food to eat, and some of the best specialty coffee on the coast, you will not be disappointed. Whether you are shopping for a gift, for yourself, or simply looking for a location to meet up with your family, the markets are a great addition to your weekend plans and its dog friendly! Best of all, everything on sale is handmade by locals.

7. Sunshine Coast Vintage Market

Sunday markets Sunshine Coast give you the chance to shop vintage.

With over 30+ vintage clothing, vinyl and streetwear sellers this market allows you to step back in time and shop 200+ racks of pre-loved clothing. During our visit, we loved introducing our kids to some of our favourite bands and showing them what was in fashion when we were young. Let’s just say, a lot of laughs were had.

  • When: One Sunday a month, 9:00am till 2:00pm
  • Where: The Lakehouse, 15 Freshwater St, Mountain Creek
  • Get the latest on the Sunshine Coast Vintage Market

8. Maleny Sunday Market

Sunday markets Sunshine Coast include delicious homemade baked goods!

This quaint little market boasts around 30+ sellers from across the Sunshine Coast hinterland. We popped in whilst staying in the area for a wedding and couldn’t help buying some beautiful handmade jewellery, candles, and bath goods. You can easily buy presents for loved ones at this market with so many high quality and unique goods on offer. When you are finished at the markets, be sure to explore the other galleries, gift shops and cafes near by. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a cuppa and cake.

  • When: Every Sunday from 8am – 2pm
  • Where: Maleny RSL, Bunya Street, Maleny
  • Find the latest news on the Maleny Sunday Market

Sunshine Coast markets – got any tips?

Sunday markets Sunshine Coast provide a wonderful opportunity to explore the Coast’s vibrant culture, support local businesses, and enjoy a fun-filled day out with the family.

Are there some small local markets near you that we haven’t listed? If you’re happy to share your top tips, we’d love to know about them so we can add them to our list!

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Natalie Turner

Natalie started her career in the media as a radio announcer for Triple M and B105 before crossing over to the not for profit space, including Cancer Council Queensland. She excels in marketing and communications roles and loves to find events and activities for our readers. As mum of two spirited young children, Nat's number one passion is enjoying new experiences with her family. This takes her out and about exploring and reporting back for Families Magazine readers. Natalie has a Bachelor of Communication from Griffith University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Business from University of Queensland.

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