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Published November 25th 2009
A very famous corner of Melbourne comes alive every Wednesday evening over the summer. The Suzuki Night Market, at the iconic Queen Victoria Market on the corner of Queen and Elizabeth Streets, is a Melbourne institution brimming with fun, frivolity, food and music – not to mention a great bargain or two.
This special market experience combines the best of the 'Queen Vic', as she is fondly known, with free entertainment of a very high calibre, fabulous food, bar and wine experiences, and a good dose of health and harmony options, like massage and tarot readings, for balancing mind, body and soul. And let's face it, we could all do with some more of that.
Be sure to bring a hearty appetite. There'll be plenty to tantalise the tastebuds, with over 35 stalls preparing and serving up the flavours of the world, including Indian, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Spanish, Dutch and Middle Eastern fare.
Complement perhaps with a nice drop from one of four fully licensed bars showcasing the best wines from Victoria's regional vineyards – or take home a bottle or two for the cellar. Also on offer is a wide range of Victorian regional produce to stock the pantry up with.
The special music events span three stages and will keep toes tapping and hips wiggling. The incredible range of world music crosses genres and cultures and adds an upbeat feel and flavour to a very multicultural, very Melbourne experience.
Check out some fabulous photos to get you in the mood.
Entry is free so gather a group of friends and family who enjoy a great summer's night out and who don't mind a good spot of shopping. With over 150 stalls, you're bound to pick up some bargains while having a great time to boot.
There's a bunch of other stuff going on at the market at other times too. Roll the sleeves up and dive into some cooking classes, or delve into some delectable food and shopping tours. Too much fun!