Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival

Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival

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Posted 2024-02-04 by Jenfollow

Sat 09 Mar 2024 - Sun 10 Mar 2024

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My favourite market, South Melbourne Market , 116-136 Cecil St, South Melbourne will be hosting the Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival yet again. Having been a couple of times, it's a wonderful free event that sees a community come together for seafood, song and a lazy day out with family and friends. This year, the event will be held on the weekend of 9-10 March 2024 from 11am to 9pm for a two day seafood street party set to a soundtrack featuring the city's best in jazz and soul musicians. Look forward to a great lineup on the main stage, a bar, workshops, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, roving performances - think giant seagulls, giveaways and more. Put the dates in your diary so you don't miss out on a great event. Do note that Cecil Street will be closed to traffic.


See here for the Festival Program, complete with lineup and timeframes. Look forward to special guest Elvis aka Rohan Hammit and his live band on stage, cranking up the energy and getting the audience up and dancing. When you see the lineup via the given link , you may well want to come both days for the free entertainment, and the fabulous musicians. Don't worry if seafood is not your 'thing'; the Market will have a variety of food trucks to choose from, so just come hungry. The Market is passionate about sustainability, and if you're a regular, you'll note the 'shuck, don't chuck' signage around the place. On record, a Festival like this sees over 6 tonnes of mussels being consumed. That's a lot of shells.


South Melbourne Market partner with The Nature Conservancy all year round to recycle oyster, scallop and mussel shells so they don't end up in landfill. The Shuck Don’t Chuck program sees shells used in a reef restoration project aimed at rebuilding the precious ecosystems in Port Phillip Bay. Do your bit by putting your shells into the correct bins and making sure no other plastic or other contaminants go into these bins!

Cecil Street Restaurants


While we have your attention, did you know that even though the Market is not open on Thursdays, their Cecil Street Restaurants are open? You can still step out for a lunch date with family and friends, without the busy buzz of Market Patrons. The following are restaurants open for your enjoyment.


  • Claypots Evening Star-South Melbourne Market - for impeccable seafood dishes showcasing techniques and flavours from all around the world.
  • smithburgau - for one of Melbourne's best burger joints and they have great cocktails!
  • Greek'n Out - for the ultimate Greek feast - fresh gyros, beautiful meze, fresh seafood and mouthwatering loukoumades (Greek donuts).
  • Simply Spanish - for authentic paella and flavourful Spanish dishes.
  • Little Hof - for German street food! Think lip smacking bratwurst, pretzels and craft beer!
  • South Melbourne Market Gozleme -for traditional Turkish gozleme in a range of beautiful flavours, made before your very eyes
  • South Melbourne Market Dim Sims - for Melbourne's most iconic dim sims, plus delicious spring rolls and potato cakes
  • Clement Coffee Roasters - for that much-needed coffee fix
  • Bambu South Melbourne - for delicious modern Asian cuisine and cocktails.



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