Go all out at the Brisbane markets

Posted By Holly On July 30, 2013

Go wild at the Brisbane markets for a unique shopping experience.Go all out at the Brisbane markets.

Are you ready for a weekend getaway to beautiful Brisbane?

This vibrant capital city has plenty of things to see and do during your stay, whether you're exploring the wildlife and natural scenery at nearby Tangalooma or revelling in the local nightlife.

If you're planning to shop up a storm during your weekend escape, it's good to get an idea of where to go in Brisbane!

The city is booming with many distinctive local markets selling everything from arts and crafts to fresh produce and one of a kind vintage items - so feel free to browse to your heart's content, as you may just pick up a very special souvenir to remind you of your stay in the city.

Here is our guide to some of the best markets in Brisbane.

Brisbane Riverside Markets

If you love a bit of leisurely shopping in a stunning location, we think you'll love the Brisbane Riverside Markets.

Located on the north banks of the Brisbane River and overlooking the impressive Story Bridge, you'll be able to get your fill of everything from palm reading and tarot cards, to exotic foods and local arts and crafts at the Brisbane Riverside Markets.

The markets have been going strong for twenty years now, when shops in the city used to be closed on Sundays. Now, the markets are bigger and better than ever and continue to run every Sunday.

Stop by the Riverside Centre at 123 Eagle Street to satisfy your spending urges at the Brisbane Riverside Markets.

"If you're planning to shop up a storm during your weekend escape, you can't miss the Brisbane Riverside Markets which overlook the impressive Story Bridge"

Finders Keepers Market

You'll definitely want to include a trip to the Finders Keepers market, a popular market that's only held bi-annually, during your next weekend getaway to Brisbane.

This autumn/winter, the Finders Keepers market will be held from 10am to 4pm on July 6 and 7, located at The Old Museum at the corner of Bowen Bridge Road and Gregory Terrace.

The market showcases over 65 stalls and three studios, as well as a garden bar, food stalls and live music and entertainment; so you can really make a day of it with a visit to this market.

Perfect for picking up early Christmas presents or just to treat yourself to a unique trinket from up-and-coming New Zealand and Australian designers and artists, the Finders Keepers market is a must-visit.

Suitcase Rummage Market

For a market experience with a twist, you can't go past the Suitcase Rummage Market.

Here, you can pick up a few bargains or even get involved in the action yourself by swapping or selling off some unwanted items of your own!

Suitcase Rummage is about being a "mini-scaled market with giant rewards" and is held on the first Sunday of every month, from 12pm to 5pm.

You can look forward to browsing through gorgeous vintage items, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, music, cards and more at this market.

As the name suggests, you can bring along your own suitcase filled with goods to sell or swap with other vendors - at Suitcase Rummage, anything goes!

Valley Markets

If you're staying at one of Mantra's hotels in Brisbane such as Mantra on Queen, you'll be close to the Brisbane Valley Markets, located in the heart of Fortitude Valley in the Brunswick Street Mall and Chinatown Mall.

Open from 8am to 4pm on Saturdays, the Valley Markets showcase Brisbane's vibrant local arts scene with a range of diverse and exciting stalls.

Here you can pick up everything from clothing, fashion, accessories, gifts, plants and more either new or second-hand - and if you get tired of the market, there's always the Brunswick Mall to explore.

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