The award-winning Riverside Markets has been a Brisbane institution for 29 years. For the fourth time in its history, the markets have picked up and moved to a new location to make way for urban development.
This year, as Peter Hackworth and her team celebrate a brand new location, the organisers and stallholders could not be happier. Riverside Markets is now located within the picturesque Botanic Gardens at 147 Alice Street, (Cnr of Albert & Alice) in Brisbane CBD.
To celebrate the change, it is now called ‘Riverside at the Gardens Market’. The beautiful new site allows market visitors to relax amongst the established gardens, take a stroll along the riverside and mingle with the local community and visitors alike. Take a short stroll across the Goodwill Bridge or Grey Street Bridge. Held every Sunday, there is something new to enjoy each time.
Full of atmosphere and charm, visitors to the markets can enjoy fabulous free entertainment, quality handcrafts, exciting street food vendors, flower and plant stalls, face painters and street performers, artists painting and displaying their works and much more. For those who love a stroll through the markets to find one-of-a-kind designs, Riverside at the Gardens Market will not disappoint. Find craft, fashion, timber artisans, Australian gems, pottery, rugs, accessories, natural skin care and a wide variety of stalls. Rest assured there is always plenty of great food and coffee available. Vendors serve up a delicious array of international street foods, great breakfast and lunch options, cakes, bread, juices.
Sit and relax with your hot coffee while listening to the live music. Treat yourself to a relaxing day by the river and visit the beautiful City Botanic Gardens surrounding Riverside at the Gardens Market. The weekly markets are open from 8am to 3pm every Sunday.
Parking is available for markets visitors for $5 at Parkade, Secure Parking, 53 Albert Street (book online).