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Townsville, is a vibrant city in Far North Queensland, Australia, and offers a variety of weekend markets that cater to all tastes and interests. Here’s a guide to some of the best markets you can explore:

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Willows Sunday Markets, held at the Willows Shopping Centre Carpark, is a bustling farmers’ market a short drive from the CBD. Open every Sunday from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, it’s an excellent place for fresh local produce, handmade preserves, arts and crafts, clothing, and home wares. Plus, there’s live entertainment to enjoy while you shop. The Strand Night Markets take place on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Strand Park. These markets are perfect for enjoying Townsville’s balmy evenings on The Strand, the city’s waterfront promenade. You can shop for locally made souvenirs and gifts, savor food from various trucks, and relax to live music from local acts. For more info on Willows and Strand markets but before you even leave home stock up on your spare camera batteries and if you like to light a camp fire at night then this mini chainsaw is just prefect for cutting up wood making it a essential part of your tool kit along with this cordless air compressor with a backup 6000mAh Power Bank too.

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Going off road can’t be easier with this solar power station and a trail bike Magnetic Island Markets at Horseshoe Bay Foreshore are a must-visit if you’re on Magnetic Island on a Sunday or staying over the weekend. From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the market comes alive with locally made arts and crafts, jewelry, fashion, home wares, and food vendors, all set to the tune of live music by local musicians.

 Also checkout Townsville Folk Festival and Magnetic Island 

Renegade Handmade Market is held on the second Sunday of each month from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at 140 Corcoran St, Currajong. This market is dedicated to locally handmade goods, with more than 60 stalls featuring unique items that meet strict locally handmade criteria. Blak Art Markets and Bushland Beach Markets are other notable mentions that offer a variety of local arts, crafts, and produce, each with its own unique atmosphere and offerings.

Other Flea & Street Markets around the Townsville area

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Carlyle Gardens Arts & Crafts Market Have high quality , hand craft, jams , relish, cards, & clothing. Held on the first Saturday of every month – 9:00am-12:00pm Location head to the Carlyle Gardens Townsville, 60 Beck Drive North, Condon, QLD, 4815 (Get directions)

For something a bit different a visit to the Otto’s Market for Fresh Food & Produce in Townsville is a must! See Otto’s Market (see map); which is Townsville’s favourite foodie market, specialising in fresh local produce, meats, artisan breads, continental deli, coffee and gourmet foods. Located at Otto’s Market Warrina 3-5 Illuka Street, Currajong or at Otto’s Market Precinct, 12 – 18 Village Drive, Idalia

More Townsville markets and useful info

Note that these markets not only provide a shopping experience but also a cultural one, where you can meet local creatives and farmers, hear their stories, and support small businesses. Whether you’re after a special souvenir, fresh ingredients for your meals, or just a fun day out, Townsville’s weekend markets are sure to delight.

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