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Whitsunday Airlie Beach Markets

Updated Mon 22 Apr 2024

Palm trees and market stalls lined along the beach

No matter where you are, there’s nothing better than a vibrant local weekend market. For those enjoying the beautiful Whitsundays on a getaway, visiting the local Whitsunday Lions Airlie Beach Community Markets is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday! 

Gracing the streets every Saturday from 7am to 1pm, the Whitsunday Markets showcase the vibrant heart and soul of Airlie Beach. Packed to the brim with amazing stalls that sell local and fresh produce, art, craft, souvenirs, scrumptious food and handmade goodies, there’s something for everyone! Whether you want to buy a keepsake to remind you of your holiday, you’re searching for the perfect gift for a beloved friend or you’re just after a morning of vibrance, make sure you head to the markets!

Birdseye view of market stalls in Airlie Beach


Where are the Whitsunday markets located?

The markets are perched on Airlie Beach's foreshore (close to the Airlie Beach Hotel on the end of the main street). If you arrive early enough, you might even be able to score yourself a free car park! Alternatively, if you're no-so-lucky, check out where else you can park for free in Airlie. The town does become jam-packed on a Saturday morning so if you do want to escape the crowds, try and head down early (opens at 7am) and grab yourself a coffee to kick-start your day!

A market stall operator man smiling holding food


What stalls are at the Whitsunday Markets?

The Airlie Beach Community Markets have everything you could expect and more! From camel rides along the beach for all ages to train rides for children (and parents), the markets are a whole lot of fun! The stalls vary but during almost every visit to the markets, you will come across a range of unique stalls. Jewellery, clothing, homemade baked goodies, crafty woods, essential oils, hats, souvenirs, candles, soaps, and coffee are just a few of the stalls to name!

So, after you’ve perused the deep blue and rubbed shoulders with our amazing marine life, make sure you leave a little energy to explore the wonders of the local Whitsunday Lions Airlie Beach Community Markets!

A market stall filled with coloured jewellery with the ocean in the background


Airlie Beach Markets for Cruise Ships

Not only do the Airlie Beach Markets run on Saturdays, they can run on random days throughout the week. Since the return of cruise ships to the town, the Lions Club decided to set up stalls on the days the cruises are in! It allows the cruise-goers to see what the beautiful town of Airlie has to offer. Plus it's the perfect place to stop and pick up a locally made souvenir or try out some freshly baked goods! To see when the cruise ships are in town, check out the Airlie Beach Cruise Ship Schedule 2024 so you can stay on top of when the markets are on! 

A market stall selling wooden goods


Airlie Beach Cruise Ship Market Dates 2024

  • Saturday 27th April
  • Thursday 9th May
  • Thursday 30th May
  • Sunday 2nd June
  • Monday 3rd June
  • Tuesday 4th June
  • Thursday 20th June
  • Friday 21st June
  • Sunday 30th June
  • Monday 1st July
  • Thursday 11th July
  • Wednesday 17th July
  • Thursday 25th July
  • Monday 29th July
  • Monday 12th August
  • Wednesday 28th August
  • Thursday 29th August
  • Monday 2nd September
  • Thursday 5th September
  • Thursday 12th September
  • Thursday 12th September
  • Monday 30th September
  • Thursday 3rd October
  • Monday 7th October
  • Monday 14th October
  • Monday 21st October
  • Wednesday 23rd October
  • Saturday 26th October
  • Thursday 31st October
  • Tuesday 12th November
  • Thursday 14th November
  • Saturday 16th November
  • Monday 18th November
  • Tuesday 19th November
  • Thursday 21st November
  • Friday 22nd November
  • Friday 22nd November
  • Saturday 23rd November
  • Sunday 24th November
  • Wednesday 27th November
  • Friday 29th November
  • Tuesday 3rd December
  • Wednesday 4th December
  • Thursday 5th December
  • Tuesday 10th December
  • Saturday 14th December
  • Sunday 15th December
  • Tuesday 17th December
  • Wednesday 18th December
  • Thursday 26th December
  • Sunday 29th December

For more information on the markets or any Whitsunday related questions, jump on our live chat today! 

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