After three years of hibernation, Melbourne's favourite Winter Night Market is back at Queen Victoria Market, corner of Queen and Therry Streets, for a whole three months from 1 July to 31 August 2022, every Wednesday from 5 pm to 10pm. Entry is free. Just come hungry and ready for a good time. Stay tuned for more information and the full season lineup via social media. Get those winter woollies on, head to the Market and enjoy delicious street food and hot beverages, roaring open fires, great shopping, live music, and fun at the silent disco; but that's not all.
The Winter Night Market will also bring together Melbourne's best street food traders, brewers, distillers, artisans and entertainment for the perfect midweek winter experience. There's also something exciting about going to the market out of hours - like forbidden pleasure. Wander through the Market's iconic open-air sheds and laneways for street food like spicy dumplings, cheesy pasta, smoked meats and decadent desserts while sipping on hot gin toddies, warming spiced cider and mulled wine.
There'll be a rotating lineup of homegrown talent playing live music sets on the Market's main stage while roving performers keep visitors entertained. Unique stalls will be selling locally-sourced and handmade products including jewellery, art, skincare, books and homewares before settling in beside one of the many roaring open fires.
You better believe it, come mid-season, the Winter Night Market will be imbued with the festive spirit to celebrate Christmas in July. It will transport you to a winter wonderland complete with snow, Christmas trees and decorations, and all the festive feels. Until then, there's no need to sit and wait as there's always something going on at Queen Vic Market as you can see below
If you're a bit crafty or want to throw yourself into something you've not tried before, the Melbourne Craft Fair 2022 is here for you. It's a little something to discover and bide your time while you wait for the Winter Night Market. It's happening on two Saturdays from 9am to 4pm at RK/RL Shed of Queen Vic Market on Saturday 21 May and Saturday 25 June.
It's a case of the historic meeting the cutting edge at CRFT*WRK, a celebration of contemporary locally-made craft. Curated by the team behind The Rose St. Artists' Market this is a totally unique craft fair that showcases independent makers of all kinds of work and oddities you won't find anywhere else. This is your chance to catch up with all these creatives all in the one place. Shop, source, commission and explore.