If you’re searching for a beautiful and unique Valentine’s present for your love, or looking for some fresh produce to create a super romantic dinner-for-one, here are all the markets you need to go to in February.
Batman Night Market
Holy night market Batman! Whether you’re shopping for your weekly groceries, boutique fashion accessories, gorgeous flowers or just looking for a multicultural feast, Batman Night Market has got you covered. On 11 February, head on down to Coburg and celebrate Chinese New Year with some amazing food and performances.
Where: 14-22 Gaffney Street, Coburg
When: Saturdays, 4-9pm
Summer Night Market
The Summer Night Market is pretty integral to our round-up and it’s not hard to see why. Head down to the Queen Victoria Market every Wednesday from 5pm and you’ll soon discover the glory that is Melbourne’s largest lineup of awesome street food, live entertainment, quality shopping and all ‘round good vibes.
Where: Queen Victoria Market
When: Wednesdays, 4-10pm
St Kilda Twilight Market
I think we can all agree that balmy summer nights are best spent eating delicious food and enjoying great tunes by the beach. Thanks to the St Kilda Twilight Market, Listers can do exactly that every Thursday from 5pm in O’Donnell Gardens next to Luna Park. You can even shop around for artwork, vintage fashion, beautiful jewellery and fresh produce. Perfection!
Where: The O’Donnell Gardens, St Kilda
When: Thursdays, 5-10pm
February is your last chance to kick off your weekends under the stars at the Supper Market. Open every Friday from 5pm, you can expect food from all over the world, live tunes and stalls full of amazing threads and bling.
Where: The Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford
When: Fridays, 5-9:30pm
Arts Centre Sunday Market
Opening at the very civilised hour of 10am, you can still enjoy their usual Sunday sleep-in and a coffee before heading down to Arts Centre Melbourne’s front lawn to discover the incredible array of handmade goodies on offer.
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn
When: Sundays, 10am-4pm
Fed Square Book Market
Bibliophiles rejoice! Every Saturday The Atrium at Federation Square is transformed into Melbourne’s largest weekly book market, boasting over 5,000 new and pre-loved titles from all your favourite genres.
Where: The Atrium, Federation Square
When: Saturdays, 11am-5pm
The Rose Street Artists’ Market
Listen up! If you’re in the market for some truly unique, one-of-a-kind fashion, art and jewellery you need to head to The Rose Street Artists’ Market ASAP (unless you’re reading this on a weekday, in which case, set a reminder on your phone)! Open all weekend, this buzzing market sells stunning pieces from some amazing up-and-coming artists and designers.
Where: Rose Street, Fitzroy
When: Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am
Melbourne Farmers Markets
Hosted in seven locations all around our fair city, Melbourne Farmers Markets boast a huge offering of beautifully fresh, sustainably farmed produce. With not a wholesaler or big business in sight, Listers can connect directly with the people bringing them
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
Fairfield Primary School: Third & fifth Saturdays of every month, 8am–1pm
Slow Food Melbourne at Abbotsford Convent: Fourth Saturday of every month, 8am–1pm
The University of Melbourne: Every Wednesday, 10:30am–2:30pm
Queen Victoria Market
Whether you live in Melbourne or are just visiting, if you haven’t sussed out the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, then you seriously need to reassess all the poor life choices that have lead you to this point. Absolutely bursting at the seams with mouth-watering produce, handmade crafts, striking apparel, jam donuts, and quality banter, if you want it, The Queen Vic Market’s got it!
Where: Corner of Victoria & Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Melbourne’s second oldest and second largest market is a haven for bargain hunters and food lovers alike. Founded in 1866, Dandenong Market offers everything from your standard meat and vegetables to incredible bakeries, delis, clothing stalls and so much more!
Where: Clow Street, Dandenong
When: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7am-4pm, Fridays, 7am-5pm, Sundays, 10am-3pm
Image credit: QVM Night Market