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Spring & Summer Markets with live music
Night Market Canberra is held in Realm Park in Barton, just a short drive south of the city. The Park itself is situated in the 5 Star Hotel Realm district, a perfect location to combine food, live music and markets into the one evening event. In the Summer of 2014, Night Market Canberra held their first market to rave reviews. It then went on to be a popular evening market over the Spring and Summer months with the numbers growing with each event. The market has grown to include even more variety, more beautiful handmade items and more opportunity to spend your evening shopping as the sun goes down.
Source: Night Market Canberra Facebook
Summertime is the ideal time to hold these markets with lighter evenings and warm weather to enjoy whilst listening to live music. Held on a Friday evening, it is the perfect way to finish a working week and meet friends for music, markets, street eats and perhaps a drink from their licenced bar within local café Maple Clove.
The markets stalls showcase local and interstate designers selling a range of fashions, accessories, jewellery, homewares, cakes, pastries and more. Here you will find the lovingly created, the feminine, the masculine and the original - all perfect for gifts for others or yourself. It is always a pleasure to wander around markets and appreciate the hard work and talents of local designers and support their original work. Each time you visit, there are different stall holders as well as the favourites from the last markets. For a full list of the Stallholders at the next market, see here.
As you wander around the markets you may see some colour and originality...
Local Textiles and Homewares Designer Maddison Jayne. Source: Maddison Jayne Facebook.
There are hot food stalls to enjoy as well as cakes you can buy to take home. As Realm Park is situated in a 5 star restaurant district, the food stalls will have something new and decadent to try and tempt you with their delicious cooking smells. Sit on the grass to enjoy your meal or sit back at tables to enjoy your meal with a beverage or two overlooking the markets..
As the weather warms up and we start to head outdoors, why not add the Night Markets in Barton to your Friday night calendar. Either go on your own, gather your friends, call your Mum, pack up the kids or meet your partner for this fun and festive community event.
...guaranteed to keep your toes tapping into the night. Source: Night Markets Canberra Facebook.