It goes without saying, South Melbourne Market is my favourite place to be, especially when the Night Market comes along with entertainment plus. Running from 4 Jan - 22 Feb 2018 from 5.30pm onwards till 9.30pm every Thursday during the aforementioned timeframe, come along and celebrate the market's 10th birthday in 2018 and have some twilight fun. That's 8 glorious weeks of street food feasting, market stalls and entertainment. This is a must-do Melbourne event.
There's free rooftop parking from 5.30pm if you're driving to the market at 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne. For the market's top twilight highlights, savour Caribbean flavours just the way they like it in Jamaica from The Real Jerk. If it's a bit of Asian, like a chilli margarita or chilli prawn dumplings, you're craving, newcomer Asian eating house Bambu will be waiting for you. The kiddies would love the theatre of Katja's Delicious Popcorn, popping straight out of a huge kettle. I myself cannot go past the salt and pepper calamari from Ink-redible Calamari or the incredible seafood paella from Simply Spanish.
Look forward to the kids' very own club for sunset art and craft to keep them entertained, and your night market soundtrack to keep your toes tapping include Zimbabwean R&B songstress Thando, Germany's Amsitat, local folk darlings Hey Mammoth and the return of last year's favourites Kimba & Ryan. Check out the full lineup of food stalls, market stalls and entertainment lineup to pick and choose which Thursdays are going to be your days, though a weekly dose of free entertainment is not hard to swallow over 8 short weeks.