Fingal Bay Twilight Markets is a small community market that is located around the Fingal Bay Playground, behind the surf club at Fingal Beach. It has market stalls selling a wide range of wares such as candles, clothing, pet treats, jewellery, art, gourmet food, hand-made crafts, skincare and much more. Whilst there, enjoy live acoustic music by local singers and pick up dinner from one of the several food vendors under the trees. It is held periodically throughout the year in good weather - it will be cancelled if the winds are high or it looks like a storm, so please check their Facebook for the latest details. It is held between 4pm - 8pm.
My family and I visited the market one Saturday evening and enjoyed looking at the range of market stalls and then devoured some tasty gozleme, pork dumplings and fresh lemonade for dinner. Expect it to get busy around the food truck area, but it is worth the wait!
This small market has a wonderful community vibe. As the market stalls are surrounding the playground, you can hear children laughing and enjoying themselves, live music beats in the background, birds squawking in the trees and the low hum of people chatting to the market vendors. If you are looking for Christmas gifts, then it is the perfect place to look for different gift ideas that you don't find at the local shopping centre.
As mentioned, check out the local Fingal Bay Twilight Markets Facebook for the next dates and details. They also host another market at Birubi Beach, so check their Facebook for those dates also. If you are looking for other markets in the Nelson Bay and Port Stephens area, then see the article Nelson Bay Market Events for local, weekly markets.
See you at the markets!
Walk the aisles and shop for gifts (or gifts for yourself!)