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All Of The Markets You Need To Go To In Melbourne This August

By Amber De Luca-Tao - 02 Aug 2017


Good news! Going to a weekend market doesn't mean you have to freeze your ass off anymore. This August we've got a line-up of both outdoor (for you all of you brave souls out there) and indoor markets (for all of you who refuse to go outside wearing anything less than a Kathmandu thermo-jacket). Something for everyone, from crafts to croissants. 

So here it is. Check out our list of all the markets you need to go to in August.

Lifestyle & Craft Markets

Batman Night Market

If the hustle and bustle of Queen Vic Market freaks you out, the Batman Night Market is the perfect place for you to slow your roll. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s Northern burbs, you’ll find a collection of food trucks, live music and arts and crafts. It’s kinda like the Queen Vic Market, only fun-sized.

When: 4pm – 9pm, August 12
Where: Batman Market, Coburg
For more info, click here.

Melbourne Ceramics Market

Anyone who tried to make a clay bowl in high school knows that ceramics is hard. Lucky this month in Melbourne there's a market officially dedicated to the craft. The Melbourne Ceramics Market is fresh on the scene and this Sunday in Fitzroy, will be showcasing 25 of Melbourne’s finest and established ceramic makers at the Coburg Town Hall. This is your chance to pick up a unique piece and meet the talented makers who make it look easy. With a coffee truck, delicious cakes, music and good vibes, we couldn't ask for more.

Where: 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy
When: Sunday August 6, 10am – 4pm
For more information, click here.

The Footscray Finds Market

You know what they say: a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. At the Footscray Finds Market, you’ll find some of Melb’s finest vintage goods, arts and crafts. This one’s pretty well known amongst regular market-goers, so you’ll want to get in early to secure yourself some amazing finds (and maybe a Doggies player too).

When: 8am - 1pm, August 20
Where: Footscray Library
For more info, click here.

Kymmy’s Family Market

Part-indoor and part-outdoor, Kymmy's Family Market is as you guessed it, a family affair. You'll be able to pick up homemade crafts, candles, baby items, clothes and more. All at the cost of supporting local home-made businesses. And that's a very, very good thing indeed.

When: Sunday August 6, 9am – 2pm
Where: Cranbourne Public Hall, Cranbourne
For more info, click here.

Fitzroy Market

The Fitzroy Market is kind of like the grand-daddy of Melbourne markets. Now in its seventh year, The Fitzroy Market has accumulated an epic 65 stalls featuring all things second-hand, vintage, hand-made as well as a range of delicious food. Held at Fitzroy Primary School, it's just a stone's throw from the great restaurants and bars of the North, so once you're done shopping you'll be all set for a feed.

Where: Fitzroy Primary School, Napier Street, Fitzroy
When: 10am - 3pm, August 19
For more information, click here.

Northside Winter Festival

Popping up just off of Raglan Street, the Northside Market is part of The Northside Winter Festival. Expect live music, walking tours, pop-up cinemas, theatre, comedy, retail markets, dining experiences and local trader events. You don't want to miss this one. 

Where: Off Raglan Street, North Melbourne
When: 5 – 9pm Friday August 4, 9am – 4pm Saturday August 5, closing party begins at 3 – 10pm
For more information, click here.

Round She Goes Fashion Market

The Round She Goes Market is gearing up for its final round of the year so this is your last chance to grab yourself some high fashion for a low price. As always, the offering includes a huge range of high fashion brands like Zimmerman, sass & bide, Cailla, Polo, Kookai and Shakuhachi. In true market spirit, you’ll also be able to pick up vintage fashion, handmade jewellery and accessories. Also, the market is run by people with careers in retail, TV, styling and fashion blogging, so be prepared to shop with a side of networking.

Where: Coburg Town Hall, Coburg
When: Sunday August 13, 10am – 3pm
For more information, click here.

Product Markets

Moral Fairground Fairtrade Market

There's a lot of unknowns we encounter when we buy goods. Where was the item actually made? Who made it? Is that person being paid a proper wage? These are some questions we may never have answers to, but buying Fairtrade products is one of the best ways to have peace of mind when purchasing. ​"Fairtrade is about stable prices, decent working conditions and the empowerment of farmers and workers around the world." Over two days, you have the chance to purchase products with the Fairtrade logo at Preston City Hall. Nice one. 

Where: Preston City Hall, Preston
When: 10am – 4pm Sunday August 6 and Sunday 13 August
For more information, click here.

Geelong Rotary Book Fair

There's over 30,000 books waiting to be picked up at the Geelong Rotary Book Fair. Spanning every genre you can think of and priced at $1 a pop, you're going to want to organise a trailer for the ride home. Donations to the Rotary Club are always appreciated.

Where: Geelong West Town Hall, Geelong West
When: Fri 4th & Sat 5th August: 9am-5pm. Sun 6th August: 9am-2pm
For more information, click here.

Nic Nac Paddy Whack Boutique Market

There's a good chance you've never been to the Nic Nac Paddy Whack Market, and that's because it's brand new. It's an entirely indoor market, 'cause ain't no sub-zero temperature gonna interfere with our market-going. It features over 40 stallholders selling a variety of handmade items, toys, childrens books, baby clothes and décor, unique jewellery designs, scentsational candles, beauty care products, clothing, décor and heaps more. 

When: Sunday August 27th, 9am – 2pm
Where: Berwick Leisure Centre, Berwick
For more info, click here.

Food Markets

European Night Market

If you aren't in Madame Brussels Lane at least one Friday night this winter, you really need to ask yourself what you're doing with your life. Every Friday in August, Madame Brussels Lane is going to transform into a winter wonderland, aka the European Night Market. Rug up in your warmest scarves and wooly coats and you'll be set to browse stalls, bop to tunes spun by the laneway's resident DJ Cobbler, sip on mulled wine and snack away on you know, Polish dumplings, German sausages, French crepes etc. 

When: 4pm – 10pm, every Friday in August
Where: Madame Brussels, CBD
For more info, click here.

Queen Vic Winter Night Market

August is your last chance to get around the Queen Vic Winter Night Market for 2017. This year's theme is Fire & Lights, which basically translates as crazy light installations, roaring bonfires, bone broth, hot cider and over 30 food stalls pumping out delicious winter fare. We won't see it's like again...until 2018 anyway. Check it out every Wednesday night from 5pm – 10pm. Grab us a bowl of paremsan pasta while you're there.

When: Wednesday nights in August, 5pm – 10pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market
For more info, click here

Produce Markets


There’s nothing processed about this process. At Melbourne Farmers Markets, you can get real food straight from Victorian farmers. You can find them at a number of spots around Melbourne. Here's the list: 

Coburg North Primary School: Every Saturday, 8am–1pm
Carlton Primary School: First Saturday of every month, 8am–1pm
Collingwood Children’s Farm: Second Saturday of every month, 8am–1pm
Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park: Third Saturday of every month, 8am–1pm
Slow Food Melbourne at Abbotsford Convent: Fourth Saturday of every month, 8am–1pm
Fairfield Primary School: Third Saturday of every month, 8am–1pm
The University of Melbourne: Every Wednesday during semester, 10.30am–2.30pm
For more information, click here.


Ah yes, the Queen Bee of all markets (in the Southern Hemisphere at least). It’s jam-packed, literally, with fresh food, handmade goods, unique apparel and the iconic, hot jam doughnuts. How’s that for a winter warmer? This one’s open errrryday except Mondays and Wednesdays.

Where: Corner of Victoria & Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
When: 6am – 2pm Tuesday and Thursday, 6am – 5pm Fridays, 6am – 3pm Saturdays, 9am –4pm Sundays
For more info, click here.

Like markets? Chances are good you love free stuff too. Here's everything free in Melbourne this August

Image credit: Queen Vic Night Market

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