Retro markets coming to Wellington Point

Community meeting – Wed 29 July 2015

Dust off the flares and break out the Safari Suits for the inaugural Wellington Point Retro Markets Friday 28 August.

A community meeting will be held on Wednesday 29 July to provide more details on the markets, including a partial road closure of Main Road for the event. The Wellington Point Retro Markets community meeting [PDF 774KB] is at the Wellington Point Community Hall, 347-371 Birkdale Road, Wellington Point, from 5pm to 6.30pm. It follows an earlier meeting with traders in May 2015.

The markets are set to bring a sense of excitement along with economic benefits for local traders.

Council is proactive in attracting events to the Redlands to inject money into the local economy and the markets are an example of this.

This is sure to be an exciting event not only for Wellington Point but the wider Redlands’ community.

In addition to the market stalls offering collectibles, recycled fashion, records and cassettes, retro craft, memorabilia and art, there will also be gourmet food trucks to complement the existing variety of quality restaurants, live neo-swing and rockabilly entertainment and jitterbug dancing.

The markets are called the Redland Retro Cruise Night in recognition of the more than 100 classic cars that will be on display as part of the markets.

These classic cars complete with Rockabilly attired drivers are sure to be a real attraction for local car enthusiasts and those who love a trip down memory lane.

More than 2,500 people expected to attend the markets will deliver important economic benefits to Wellington Point and the wider Redlands.

The people who attend these markets don’t just shop at the market stalls; they fill up their cars at the local service station and buy dinner at the local restaurants, providing important economic benefits to local businesses.

With Wellington Point being an iconic tourism destination in the Redlands visitors will also be sure to spread the word, bringing more visitors to the city.

These benefits are set to be permanent with the markets to be held on the fourth Friday evening of each month from 5:00pm – 9:00pm along a section of Main Rd and the Village Green carpark at Wellington Point.

Event organisers hope to include classic 50s and 60s movies at the conclusion of the markets in future months.