Welcome to GATHAA, where the heart of First Nations culture beats and the spirit of community thrives. GATHAA is more than a market, it's a modern gathering ground, where Sunshine Coast's First Nations artisans and businesses converge to share their culture, wisdom, and unique creations.
We're excited to kick off our journey with you on Sunday, 10th December – our very first GATHAA’ing. GATHAA is where Sunshine Coast First Nations artisans and entrepreneurs come together to showcase their wares and talents, creating a true GATHAA’ing of hearts, minds, and spirits in celebration of the world's oldest living culture.
This is a day of cultural celebration that we can't wait to share with you.VIEW PROGRAM
At GATHAA First Nations Market, an array of experiences awaits you. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural atmosphere, where you can shop and engage with First Nations Artisans, enjoy delicious cooking demonstrations, and savour bushfood-inspired meals from our Food Vans. Dive into cultural workshops, and let the rhythm move you as you groove to the tunes of ancient sounds and talented Indigenous musicians. GATHAA is the perfect setting for a fun family day out of connection & culture.
You'll find the markets nestled outside the Kurrajong Building next to My Dilly Bag in Forest Glen Village.
Introducing you to the heart and soul of GATHAA - our Stall Holders. Get to know the talented First Nations artisans and entrepreneurs who will be showcasing their work at our event. Join us in celebrating their unique cultural creations and be part of this vibrant and inclusive community.
This artwork represents the collaborating First Nations mob on Gubbi Gubbi, Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Country.
The gathering circles in the centre represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business. Gathering, supporting one another, sharing knowledg and cultural stories
The lines through the outside of the artwork are the community journey lines, community that come together to support, and establish growth for First Nations business through the Gubbi Gubbi, Kabi Kabi and Jinibara country.
Story by Artist, Mandy Draper
Enhance your GATHAA experience by participating in cultural tours that depart directly from the market. These tours offer a unique opportunity to gain deeper insights into the cultural heritage of the region. Stay tuned for more details on tour schedules and booking information.
GATHAA is located in Forest Glen Village at 354 Mons Rd, Forest Glen, Queensland, Australia.
No, entry to GATHAA First Nations Market is completely free
Booking a workshop is easy. Simply visit the My Dilly Bag event page for workshop details and booking information. Link here.
Yes, GATHAA First Nations Market is a recurring event with the following scheduled dates for 2023 and 2024:
December 10th, 2023
January 14th, 2024
February 11th, 2024
April 7th, 2024
May 12th, 2024
July 28th, 2024
Unfortunately, no pets are allowed at the event. We kindly ask that you leave your furry friends at home.
Parking is available on Mons Road, and you'll also find plenty of parking near the IGA. It's just a short distance from there to the event venue.
GATHAA First Nations Market is open from 9 AM to 2 PM
Absolutely! If you are a First Nations business located on the Sunshine Coast, we would love to have you as a stall holder to showcase and sell your products. Please get in touch with us for further details on how to become a vendor. By clicking the link Expression of Interest
To get involved, please click the link [insert link to google form volunteer registration] or reach out to Carissa at 0411 196 427. Your dedication and enthusiasm will help us create a truly remarkable event.