One of the biggest attractions of Byron Bay and its surrounding areas are its open air markets, where shoppers can scour for crafts, produce, and other local products at bargain prices. Markets are held all over this region of New South Wales virtually every day of the week, attended by numerous residents and visitors.

Byron Bay Community Market
One of the biggest Markets is held within Butler Street reserve and is composed of more than 300 stalls. Every first Sunday of the month, the reserve overflows with bargain hunters out to purchase handcrafted items, jewelry made by local artisans, food products, pottery, and other locally made items. After spending hours browsing the stalls, visitors can rest their weary feet and enjoy refreshments, local foods, and tasty delicacies made by Byron Bay locals. Entertainment is provided by various performers clustered within the center of the reserve. This is the time that dancers, fire-eaters, jugglers, musicians, and acrobats showcase their unique talents to awe and delight the crowds. This is also one event that no visitor to the area should ever miss, since it embodies the vibrant culture and artistry of this famous tourist town.

Bangalow Market
Every fourth Sunday of the month, all roads lead to the village of Bangalow, located southwest of the town of Byron Bay. The market is held at the Bangalow Showground’s, which is accessed through Market Street. This event is one of the more popular Byron Bay Markets, where local artisans sell unique craftworks and farmers offer the freshest produce.

Channon Craft Market
Apart from offering fresh produce and beautiful artworks, the Channon Craft Market has a unique characteristic of contributing to local charity. Held every second Sunday of the month at Coronation Park, it is one event in the Byron Bay region that conducts fundraising for various causes and benefits. Apart from providing opportunities to purchase great shopping finds, visitors are also entertained by local bands and musicians that perform all throughout the market day.

Byron Bay Farmers Market
Another event that residents and visitors look forward to is the Byron Bay Farmers Market, which is held every Thursday and Saturday at the Butler Street reserve. This event provides an easy means for farmers to sell their produce and makes it convenient for residents to procure the freshest fruits and vegetables. What’s more, these produce are sold at such affordable prices.

Other regional markets
There are other markets held all over the region that locals and tourists often converge to. These include the Ballina Market, the Nimbin Community Market, the Lismore Car Boot Market, the Brunswick Heads Market, the Evans Head Riverside Market, the Murwillumbah Market, the Lennox Head Market, and Pottsville Market. There are also several farmers markets held in the Byron Bay region, such as the Rainbow Region Organic Markets, the Currumbin Farmers Market, the Rainbow Lane Produce & Craft Market, the Mudgeeraba Farmers Market, the Banora Point Farmers Market, the Lismore Farmers Market, the Bangalow Farmers Market, and Uki Farmers Market.