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Watch the sun set in the West at these markets
They are returning!
Those delightful sunset markets, held near our iconic Scarborough Beach and food strip, return this spring! The Scarborough Beach Association (SBA) are the organisers and the first event which will be held on Thursday 1st November 2018 and thereafter, every Thursday night until 25th April, 2019, from 5.00 pm until 9.00 pm. Bring along a picnic, but better still, you do not have to cook as you can buy reasonably priced food from the many market stalls here on the beach.
They will be held in the new and now spanning from the purpose-built Scarborough Square and going down to the lovely white sands of the Amphitheatre. The oceanfront will once again be a glitter of busy markets, music, entertainment and celebration of all that makes Scarborough such a special place. Scarborough has lovely white sand, the most mesmerising and fascinating sunsets, clear blue ocean, and is a foodie's paradise! Apart from the strip of cafes and thirst quenching bars and the like, at these markets, there will be live music, creative artists and curated pop-up stores. It's time to rediscover Scarborough if you haven't been there for some time. It will be well worth a drive, even if you do not live in Scarborough or surrounds, as it is such a pleasant way to spend a few hours after work.
Last year's inaugural markets saw thousands of locals and visitors coming down on to Scarborough each week to spend summer nights on the beach. Here they were able to walk in the sand while wandering through markets with such exciting surprises and gourmet foods. In fact, why not start your Christmas shopping at these markets, so as to avoid some of the rush in December?
This year, the markets are sure to be filled with even more mouthwatering food, fabulous retail vendors, music, arts and entertainment. This year all the alterations of the area are complete and the markets can take full advantage of these new spaces.
Where else would you rather be on a Thursday night in Perth! The Scarborough Sunset Markets have become WA's most iconic beachside event for tourists, as well as those living locally and a bit further afield.
Here is a very interesting comment about last year's markets - "What an amazing market! It felt more like a festival than a market! It was a beautiful night, massive crowd of thousands of people, gorgeous ocean views, and just a wonderful vibe with all the entertainment and crowds, so many food options, and market stalls. I had my bak-love-ahhh stall there last night, and cannot praise the organiser Nikki and all the staff helping enough for managing to run such a huge event each week,"