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South Beach Sunset Markets 2020/21

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After an unprecedented year of pandemic pandemonium, one event everyone was looking forward to was the Sunset Markets. Heralding the start of summer, the Markets generally open at South Beach in South Fremantle in early December and run through to the end of March. However, this year the future of these popular food markets hung in the balance, as Fremantle Council originally said they could not operate this season. Lots of disappointed punters posted on the Sunset Markets' Facebook page, urging the Council to reconsider Ö and at the eleventh hour, the decision was overturned. Power to the people! So lucky Western Australians can still go to one of the coolest events of the summer months.

South Beach Sunset Markets, South Beach, Fremantle, food vans, sunset, dinner, child friendly, Saturday nights, dog friendly, live music
Lucky Western Australians can still go to one of the coolest events of the summer months


One of the best ways to spend a balmy summer Saturday evening in Fremantle is browsing what's on offer at the Sunset Markets. Food vans set up on the grass to the north of the South Beach kiosk and serve tasty meals from all corners of the globe. The delicacies include dishes from Thailand, India, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Spain, Greece, Vietnam, Italy, Argentina, France, Korea and many more countries. With such a cultural smorgasbord on offer, you feel as though you could be anywhere in the world.

South Beach Sunset Markets, South Beach, Fremantle, food vans, sunset, dinner, child friendly, Saturday nights, dog friendly, live music
Food vans serve tasty meals from all corners of the globe


Besides the great choice of street food, there are pop up bars serving ice cold beers and wine. Local musicians provide live music and there are children's entertainers and face painting to keep the kids occupied. Dogs are welcome too as long as they're on a lead.

South Beach Sunset Markets, South Beach, Fremantle, food vans, sunset, dinner, child friendly, Saturday nights, dog friendly, live music
Local musicians provide entertainment


The markets boast free parking, but spaces fill up quickly. Extra parking is available on the corner of Douro Road and Hampton Road, but you might be better to cycle or catch the free CAT bus, which runs along South Terrace every 20 minutes until 9pm.

South Beach Sunset Markets, South Beach, Fremantle, food vans, sunset, dinner, child friendly, Saturday nights, dog friendly, live music
The choice of dishes can be overwhelming


South Beach Sunset Markets is trying to reduce the use of non-recyclable single-use plastic, which has proved to be such an environmental disaster. To this end, the sale of bottled water is banned and customers are encouraged to bring their own utensils. Customers can top up their water bottles at a water station and washing up facilities are provided.

South Beach Sunset Markets, South Beach, Fremantle, food vans, sunset, dinner, child friendly, Saturday nights, dog friendly, live music
Customers are encouraged to bring their own utensils to save on single use plastic


An inclusive event, the Sunset Markets' Facebook page describes itself as: 'A community-based market providing affordable food, arts and entertainment to young and old, fat and thin, families, lovers and friends.' So gather your friends and family, children and lovers and enjoy an alfresco dinner together. You can eat at tables near the food vans, or why not bring a rug and sit on the grass, or on the beach, and watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean? The perfect end to another day in paradise.

South Beach Sunset Markets, South Beach, Fremantle, food vans, sunset, dinner, child friendly, Saturday nights, dog friendly, live music
Enjoy an alfresco dinner friends and family, lovers and children


The Sunset Markets reopen on Saturday, December 5th 2020 and operate on Saturday evenings from 5pm to 9pm until the end of March 2021 (weather and pandemics permitting).

South Beach Sunset Markets, South Beach, Fremantle, food vans, sunset, dinner, child friendly, Saturday nights, dog friendly, live music
Who can resist donuts?

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Why? Alfresco dining with $million views
When: Saturdays 5-9pm from 5 December 2020 to March 2021
Phone: 0402317659
Where: South Beach, South Fremantle
Cost: Affordable but donít forget to bring cash as thatís all many stalls will accept
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