There is definitely no shortage of markets in Canberra and we are here for the wholesome weekend mornings spent browsing and picking up some local goodies. Here are our top picks for the best markets in Canberra to check out this weekend.

The Little Burley Market

Situated in the vibrant heart of the National Triangle, Canberra’s weekly Little Burley Market celebrates all things Canberra, from fresh gourmet produce and products to exclusive art from local and regional producers and small businesses. Enjoy a stroll around the lake and stop to browse (and taste) a carefully curated selection of Canberra’s best.  

Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets is where you will find most people spending their Sunday. In the old industrial building, shop over 200 stalls of local and regional creatives selling handcrafted goods, clothing, jewellery, food, and more. They often have themed market days, so there’s always something new to find and take home.

Haig Park Village Markets

Metres away from Lonsdale St’s cafes and boutiques, Haig Park Village Markets runs among the leafy surrounds every Sunday. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic among the sweet treats, fresh blooms, local produce, handmade items and artisan products. A morning for the whole family, there’s live music, an artist’s table, face painting, and stalls for your furry friends too.

Diary Road Winter Market

Celebrate seasonal produce of truffles, wine, and artisan goods at the Dairy Road Winter Market on Sunday 28 July 2024. With over 50 sellers of winter goods from regional farms, explore the best of the cold climate produce, specifically get your hands on some truffles, and pick up all the other goodies you can pair with them.

Xmas in July Festival

Each winter, the Xmas in July Festival transports you to a European-inspired food, wine, and winter market. You can expect authentic wood huts, Christmas lights, snow falling, mulled wine bars, melted cheese stations, live music and more. Experience the magic of a white Christmas right in the heart of Canberra.

Southside Farmers Market

If you’re south of the lake, you can find the Southside Farmers Markets at Canberra College in Phillip every Sunday. Grab a coffee and a bite to eat while you browse organic fruit and veg from local producers and enjoy live entertainment from a busker.

Capital Region Farmers Markets

One of the largest farmers markets in the region, Capital Region Farmers Markets is embedded in many locals’ Saturday morning routine. With more than 100 stallholders, you will find everything from honey, to vegetables and meats. Make a morning of it and enjoy breakfast and live music, and take home some of the region’s freshest produce.

Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets

From Thursday to Sunday, you can find anything you’re after at Canberra’s oldest market, Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. As mentioned in the title, the fresh food market is made up of local produce, including fruit and veg, meats, seafood, delicatessens, and bakery products. There is also a wide variety of specialty stores, such as an Asian grocer, a health food shop, and a wine and liquor store.

Niche Markets

The Niche Markets add a new dimension to the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets we all know and love. Located within the same space, the left wing of the markets moves away from a food-focused approach and offers up gifts, flowers, homewares, clothing, and more. This elevates the shopping experience and provides you with even more reasons to go back to the Fyshwick Markets.

Capital Food Market

If you’re on the north side, Capital Food Market once home to Belconnen Fresh Food Markets brings a new life to the market space. From the freshest local produce found in the region, it also offers casual dining experiences to be enjoyed all year round.

Handmade Market

A quarterly market, the Handmade Market brings together over 260 stalls made up of small Australian designers and producers for Canberrans to shop from across the country. There’s everything to browse and shop from fashion, homewares, ceramics, artwork, accessories, and more. When you’re done, you can make your way into the gourmet food and wine pavilion to enjoy a bite to eat.


One of Canberra’s biggest and most celebrated events, Enlighten is known for lighting up the city with creative illuminations as well as its Food Park precinct. Over two weeks every year in March, you can enjoy a delicious range of food and beverage offerings from Canberra and beyond, such as Sydney’s Dessert Dealer, Food Trap, and a local favourite, BentSpoke Beer Garden. Be sure to pop the event in your calendar so you don’t miss out on the next one.

And if you’re looking for a cafe nearby afterwards, we’ve rounded up the best cafes in Canberra.