The 2020 Night Market season is back! This time, for the 1st time for 5 glorious weeks, South Melbourne Market will offer late night shopping as well, which means you can get your shopping fix alongside enjoying the traditional array of outdoor food trucks, entertainment and family fun. Launching on 8 January till 5 February 2020, the market is open from 12pm to 9.30pm on every Wednesday (8, 15, 22, 29 Jan & 5 Feb) in the given timeframe and entry is FREE at to the Market, corner Cecil & Coventry Streets, South Melbourne. Check here for what's on at the Night Market and lineup of musos performing.
Expect local DJs and bands, roving entertainment, cooking demonstrations, delicious food and fun for the kids. Try to walk, cycle or catch public transport as parking is limited and due to road closures, it'll take longer to drive. Be sure to follow the Market's Facebook page for updates.
Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal
Deeply saddened by the bushfires burning across our country and its devastating effect on communities, farmers, wildlife and the land, to show their support, the Market is fundraising for the Australian Red Cross'Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal. You can donate at South Melbourne Market, at the Night Market or ONLINE. Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Many of the traders are also donating proceeds from sales to the cause.
This is a Market filled with food, glorious food! You won't be short of options with Market favourites such as award-winning paella, pandan croissants, duck wonton tacos, ice-cream baklava and Sicilian pizza alongside some of Melbourne's favourite food trucks serving up Brazilian BBQ, Tibetan momo, mouthwatering raclette, Indian street food and New York cheesecake on a stick. Eat, shop, play and listen to great live performances to soundtrack your afternoon and evening.
There's lots of fun activities for the kid as the summer Night Market as well, including cooking classes with Foost. Just drop the kids off at The Neff Market Kitchen and head out to enjoy yourself at the night market, kid-free while the kids learn to create some delicious, nutritious recipes. For details and to book ahead, go HERE. Places are limited so head over to book in for the best ever banana bread muffins, and easy, cheesy vegemite scrolls classes for kids aged 5 and over at $25pp on various dates.
Once the Night Market has died down you can look forward to the Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival upcoming on Sat and Sun 7 & 8 March 2020 from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday and from 12pm to 8pm on Sunday, so be sure to put those dates in your diary.
Everyone's favourite seafood street party, enjoy mouth-watering food, dancing and frivolities to the sounds of Melbourne's hottest jazz musicians. Think sangria and piping hot mussel paella, wok-cooked drunken mussels and craft beer, mussels cooked in a light buttermilk batter served with crispy cos lettuce and chimichurri, plus shopping, activities and fun for the kids. Melbourne's top chefs and restaurants along with the Market's restaurants will take part in the event, so you can be assured of great food from Claypots Evening Star-South Melbourne Market, köy restaurant, Paco Y Lola, Bambu South Melbourne and Simply Spanish from the Market, to name a few. Stay updated via the event page for further announcements closer to date.