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Published October 3rd 2014
The anticipation of summer and the sniff of a bargain – ain't much better. It's that time of year when Melbourne's night markets start to come alive. Get ready for some tasty food and entertainment as the sun goes down.
Melbourne's night noodle market. Source: Wikimedia commons
Melbourne's Noodle Night Market November 14-30. Nov 14-30; Mon-Tue 5pm-9pm, Wed 5pm-10pm, Thur-Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun 4pm-9pm
Make your way down to the banks for the Yarra and find your little patch art Birrarung Marr (near Federation Square). For seventeen nights you can experience the buzz and aromas of authentic Asian food market. This is more like an outdoor festival and offers over 50 food stalls to select from.
Whether you are into Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian or Malaysian food, you are sure to find your favourite amongst the traders. Sit back and relax to Melbourne's top DJs and enjoy the city atmosphere. You can't get a better deal. It's free entry and dishes are from $5-$15.
Queen Victoria Night Market Wednesday nights from November 5 until March 25th
Melbourne's original Night Market provides a platform for emerging designers, artists, musicians and foodies to showcase their talents. At the Queen Victoria Night Market you will find unique locally designed and made limited edition pieces of jewellery, fashion and accessories, homewares, artisan wares, crafts and vintage treasures. Tarot readings, massage, up cycled products and a few surprises are awaiting you!
Make a night of it at the Queen Victoria Night Market and not have to worry about cooking as a multicultural feast with over 60 eateries caters for all tastes. Add a dreamy Summer drinks menu, including the finest of wines, exotic cocktails or a non alcoholic Lipton Ice Teas … what more could you ask for? $10 parking is available on the night.
Koorie Night Market All round Victoria from Spring to Autumn
The Koorie Night Market showcases the often hidden capacities and diverse cultures Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts, food, music and dance. The Koorie night market celebrates and promotes developing new indigenous businesses and creative enterprises, building proprietor confidence and creating social and economic capital for the Koorie community and gives the non-Indigenous community the opportunity to meet and connect with Indigenous people.
The Koorie Night Market offers a full program of live music on three intimate stages. In collaboration with Multicultural Arts Victoria, the Night Market team has curated a soundtrack perfect for Summer evenings.
Coburg Night Market Every Fri night for six weeks from the Mid November to late December
This is provides a fun family oriented activity or everyone to enjoy in the festive season. Now in into its third season, this popular Coburg Night Market is one of several successful events launched by Queen Victoria Market. Dogs are welcome but must remain on a leash.
St Kilda Twilight Market Open every Thursday before and after Christmas (except Feb 6) 5-10pm
Beneath the palm trees beside Luna Park you can find multicultural food, vintage and hand-crafted items at the St Kilda Twilight Market. If you arrive by 6pm you'll also get to hear live music in this superb location. Leave time to stroll along the beach or purchase a divine cake in Ackland St.
Close to Luna Park. Source: Wikimedia Commons
South Melbourne Night market Every Thursday night from 15 Jan - 5 Mar
Under the Verandah, Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne, there's plenty of interesting goods to purchase. There are many classy gift shops and fashion outlets. Famous for their 'South Melbourne dim sims' the market has lots of other delicacies to sample and take home.
No need to worry about parking. Rooftop parking is free from 5.30pm.
Maybe you have a favorite night market to add to the list. Please post a comment.
Noodle market is great for food and drink, but a little on the pricey side; VicMarket night market is more informal but a more affordable option; SMelb night market is small but has a few unique stalls not just food but a variety, (PS avoid the overrated dimsims), the >530pm parking is great since parking there during the day is extortionate;
Koorie market sounds very interesting, but where is it??;