Coolum Business and Tourism is on a mission to get people to stay in town and to spend money within the local economy and one way that they are hoping to entice both visitors and locals alike to do this is with their new market – ‘Salty Saturdays’ which will be held in Jack Morgan Park on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 2.30 -8.30pm.
Research conducted by Coolum Business and Tourism showed that the peak time in Coolum was 2pm on a Saturday however the research also showed that by 3pm those peak numbers had gone. It is hoped that running the market in the afternoon will entice people to stay a little longer in Coolum once they have been at the beach.
Coolum Business and Tourism President Mark Cameron said that the ‘Salty Saturdays’ was the perfect offering to entice people to stay and linger longer.
“The market is aimed at accentuating what makes Coolum so special and we will be enhancing the surf and skate culture here and working with local artisans to grow that coastal vibe,” Mark said.
The market hopes to start with 50 stallholders and the ‘Salty Saturdays’ afternoon/evening will also feature music, food vans, a bar, an area specifically for the ‘groms’ and a dedicated community stage where local groups and schools can showcase their talents.
“We were meant to start on the ninth, however, due to COVID and weather we have pushed this back to this weekend and we are hoping as many people as possible will come down to Jack Morgan Park and have a look.”
Jack Morgan Park is located just next to the Coolum Beach Bowls Club and Coolum Library and people interested in participating at the markets can find out more information by emailing – email@example.com