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All Of The Markets You Need To Go To In April

By Gen Nenna
4th Apr 2017


If you love spending your weekend grazing on home-made relish samples and hoarding handcrafted mittens, you need to check out our list of the must-see markets coming up in April. From beautiful boho garb to picked-fresh local produce, Melbourne’s got it all. Grab your wheelie-bag and start browsing.

Night Markets

Footscray Saigon Night Market

Held every second Friday of the month, the Footscray Saigon Night Market showcases the best culture, entertainment and food that Footscray has to offer. It’s a FREE event that runs from 4pm to 11pm­—plenty of time to graze on amazing street food and catch some sweet live entertainment, including traditional cultural dancers. If you’re game, you can even bust out your best karaoke. 

Where: 5 Leeds Street, Seddon
When: 4pm to 11pm, Friday 14 April
For more information, click here

Lifestyle Markets

Heide Makers’ Market

We pity the (April) fool who doesn’t get their trinket-loving butt down to the Heide Makers’ Market this Saturday. Run in collaboration with The Rose Street Artists’ Market and set amongst the masterfully created pieces in Heide’s Sculpture Park, this is the perfect place to browse a huge selection of art, design and handcrafted gems. 

Where: Heide Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Park, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen
When: 9am to 2pm, Saturday 1 April
For more information, click here.

Boho Luxe Market

Time to crack out your dreamcatchers and crystal jewellery because the Boho Luxe Market is back at Fed Square! Boasting all things Bohemian, this Byron Bay-inspired market will feature a carefully curated lineup of products from Ingrain Designs, Lisa Peri, Wilde Stone and heaps more. Check out the FREE health and wellbeing workshop with wellness coach, Sommer Louise, or learn exactly how to style all your new purchases with Michelle from Bask Interiors. 

Where: The Atrium, 1 Federation Square, Melbourne
When: 10am to 5pm, Sunday 9 April
For more information, click here.

Glen Eira Market

Held on the second last Saturday of each month, this bustling indoor market is full of fantastic fashion, antiques, furniture and local produce just looking for a good home. The stallholders change every month, so you’ll never run out of beautiful stuff to buy. 

Where: Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Hawthorn Road and Glen Eira Road, Caulfield  
When: 10am to 4pm, Saturday 22 April
For more information, click here

Arts Centre Sunday Market

Held right in the heart of Melbourne, the Arts Centre Sunday Market offers all the art, fashion, food and homewares your budget can handle (which is probably a lot). Just a short walk from Flinders Street Station, this buzzing market is the perfect place to find locally made, one-of-a-kind treasures.   

Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
When: 10am to 4pm, Sundays
For more information, click here

Produce Markets

Gleadell Street Market

Each Saturday, Richmond’s Gleadell Street is converted into a vibrant food market, packed to the brim with gorgeous, seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, herbs, flowers, plus a huge array of other delights. Open since 1873, attending the market has become a bit of a tradition for Richmond locals.    

Where: Gleadell Street, Richmond
When: 7am to 1pm, Saturdays  
For more information, click here

Prahran Market

If you’re after beautiful, organic produce, sustainable seafood and free range meats, grab your eco-friendly hessian bags and head to the Prahran Market. Open five days a week, you won’t need to go anywhere else for your weekly fresh food shop. Let the kids pat and feed baby animals every Tuesday while you buy your groceries, thanks to the good people from Peninsula Animal Farm. 

Where: 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
When: 7am to 5pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 10am to 3pm, Sundays
For more information, click here

Melbourne Farmers Markets

Head over to the many Melbourne Farmers Markets scattered throughout the city and connect directly with the hard-working farmers who provide you with amazing, fresh produce each week. Here’s our round-up:

Coburg North Primary School: 8am to 1pm, Saturdays
Carlton Primary School: 8am to 1pm, first Saturday of every month
Collingwood Children’s Farm: 8am to 1pm, second Saturday of every month
Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park: 8am to 1pm, third Saturday of every month
Fairfield Primary School: 8am to 1pm, third and fifth Saturdays of every month
Slow Food Melbourne at Abbotsford Convent: 8am to 1pm, fourth Saturday of every month
The University of Melbourne: 10:30am to 2:30pm, every Wednesday
For more information, click here

Want to save those pennies? Here are 18 free things to do in Melbourne this April.

Image credit: Bryan Burgos

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