Adelaide City Markets

Explore Adelaide’s markets

When Adelaide does something well, you won’t find a better comparison. Our markets are a perfect example.

The Adelaide Central Market is our most visited tourist attraction. It has more than 80 stalls, cafés and restaurants. It’s unchallenged as Australia’s best market. You won’t find this variety of food under one roof anywhere else.

Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide, South Australia

Many market businesses are family owned. Forget breakfast and feast on the free samples as you browse for a bargain. Customers really do come first. There are plenty of cafés surrounding the market, so you might want breakfast after all!

Farmers’ markets

The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market has quickly become an Adelaide institution. It’s the best way to spend a Sunday morning. Sip a coffee as you buy fresh fruit, vegetables and produce directly from the farmers, growers and producers. Don’t worry about your kids. They can sign up for cooking lessons or learn how to start a vegetable garden.

There’s another fabulous farmers’ market, 25 minutes from the city along the freeway at Mount Barker. The Adelaide Hills Farmers’ Market is a community market where the producers have one aim - to put the fun back into buying food. All the food is seasonal and not genetically modified.

Stirling’s award-winning market, just 15 minutes from the city centre, is held each month in conjunction with local businesses. With around 80 stalls and a closed street, you’ll enjoy the village ambience of one of the Adelaide Hills’ prettiest towns.

Vintage and fashion

Attention fashionistas! Don’t miss the Gilles Street Market in the city. Held on a Sunday, once or twice a month, the market features vibrant designer samples, fashion clearances, jewellery and accessories.

It has lots in common with the Bowerbird Bazaar, which is held twice yearly at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Groove your way around the stalls to the resident DJ’s chic soundtrack. Bowerbird Bazaar sells arts, crafts, interior design and homewares.

Curiosities and collectables

On selected Fridays in summer, Ebenezer Place, just off Rundle Street in the city, turns into a summer extravaganza, with markets, bands, street performers and entertainment.

The Adelaide Night Market is back at North Terrace on the last Sunday of each month, starting January 26, 2014. There'll be street food from around the world, gifts, jewellery, live music and much more. Splash Adelaide has all the details.

If you're heading to Port Adelaide, make sure you stop past the Fisherman’s Wharf Market. It's open on Sundays, you’ll find CDs, craft, antiques and collectables. You might even see the Port River dolphins in the Port River nearby.

Expect food, fashion and fun at Adelaide’s markets.

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