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All Of The Markets You Need To Go To In July

By Amber De Luca-Tao - 03 Jul 2017

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July's line-up of markets is seriously epic. We know that your priorities for this month (other than not freezing to death) might only include drinking hot choccy, wearing three pairs of socks and loading up on comfort food, but just hear us out. Hibernating's cool, but so are all of these markets happening in and around Melbs. So here are some of our city's best markets you need to get around in July. Get ready, get set, go!

Lifestyle & Craft Markets

Phillip Island Design And Makers Market

This design and makers market of unique homewares, lifestyle products and special lil’ gifts will be popping up for one day down at Cowes. We're talking vegan, gluten free, vintage and designer options from talented crafters, bakers, growers and artists. You’ll be a five min drive away from the beach, why not make a day out of it?

When: 9am – 2pm, July 8
Where: YMCA Leisure Centre, Cowes
For more info, click here.

Vintage Market & Pop Up Beauty Soiree At Ripponlea

This vintage market is literally (well sort of), puttin’ on the ritz. If you head down to the Melbourne mansion at Rippon Lea in Elsternwick, you’ll find endless genuine vintage fashion items including garments and accessories too. If you're worried you may never get the chance to wear your 1920's frock out on the town, relax, because the National Trust is holding a soiree called, Puttin’ On The Ritz. Consider this your night to be transported back multiple decades into the past, with a night of full on glamour. With a cocktail bar, vintage photobooth and performance The Pearly Shells, you’ll defs be forgetting it’s the 21st century. Until you check your Facebook feed, that is.

When: July 29
Where: Ripponlea House and Gardens
For more info, click here.

Port Albert Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market

Sometimes markets with hundreds of stalls can be kind of exciting, but also kind of overwhelming, (Queen Vic Night Market we’re looking at you). Well, the Port Albert market, a quaint lil’ market with a humble 25 stalls is the buying and selling haven just a two-hour drive out of Melbourne you’ve been looking for. You're welcome.

When: July 23
Where: Port Albert Market, Victoria Street, Port Albert, VIC, 3971
For more info, click here.

Market On Manuka

With a massive range of stalls offering homemade skincare, essential oils, scrap booking supplies, children's clothing and accessories, chocolates and lollies, YIAH, candles, soaps, ride-on electric ponies and more, it’s not hard to believe this one's gonna be sweeter than honey. Oh and yes, you best believe it - there will be lots and lots of honey to go round.

When: July 23
Where: Berwick Leisure Centre, 79 Manuka Road, Berwick, VIC, 3806
For more info, click here.

Winter Wine Market

Been praying for a wine market recently? Well, the god’s have finally answered your prayers – ‘cause this July we are getting, drum roll... a wine market! With a huge range of wines you can taste, there’s an even bigger range on sale, with a selected number of wines on sale too. The Botanical is one of Melbourne’s most iconic bouqitue producers, so if you fancy yourself a true wine enthusiast, you know where to go.

When: 2pm – 5pm, July 22
Where: The Botanical, 169 Domain Road, South Yarra, VIC, 3141
For more info, click here.

Boho Luxe Market

A taste of Byron Bay's sunny coastal vibes is touching down here in Melbourne, with a brand new lifestyle event, the Boho Luxe Market. Australia’s best bohemian creatives in fashion, jewellery, kids and homewares all in one location. You can expect a unique shopping experience curated by industry professionals and the first 100 shoppers will score a free Boho Luxe Tote Bag. This is defs one your inner Bohemian does not wanna miss.

When: 10am – 5pm, July 9
Where: Fed Square, Corner of Swanston and Flinders Street
For more info, click here.

Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter 2017 Market

Since 2010, The Finders Keepers Market has fast become arguably the most anticipated market of the year. Lovers of all things design look forward to this epic three-day event. The market features over 250 independent art and design stalls at the Royal Exhibition Building, where talented creators from all around Australia gather to share and sell their unique and amazing creations. There’s also food and drink, live music, bars, fresh coffee and a line-up of Melb’s finest food trucks. Yep, get hyped.

When: Friday 14th July 5pm - 10pm, Saturday 15th July 10am - 6pm, Sunday 16th July 10am - 5pm
Where: The Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053
For more info, click here.

Fitzroy Market

Can you believe that this year the Fitzroy Market is the seven years old? Over the years they’ve raised money for many Fitzroy community organisations and are continuing to do so. That simple gold coin donation you hand over on arrival carries more weight than you may think. We feel all the good vibes already.

When: 10am – 3pm, July 15
Where: Fitzroy, Cnr Napier & Greeves Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065
For more info, click here.

Footscray Finds Market

Get your fill of live music, food trucks, and more than 80 individual stalls selling a mix of vintage fashion, records, books and handcrafted wares. It runs on the third Sunday of every month.

When: 8am - 1pm, July 16
Where: Footscray Library, 56 Paisley Street, Footscray
For more info, click here.

Suitcase Rummage

Pack your suitcase, you’re heading to Fed Square. All you need to do to be part of the Suitcase Rummage is load all of your best treasures you're ready to part ways with and you're set. You’ve probably got some pretty good stuff to get rid of, so imagine what fellow suit case rummagers have got stashed away too? Get ready, get set, haggle!

When: 11am – 4pm, July 16
Where: Fed Square, Corner of Swanston and Flinders Street
For more info, click here.

Geelong Vintage Market

Yes it’s insanely cold and that’s why the Geelong Vintage Market sounds a little too good to be true. An indoor vintage market selling all things vintage, retro and collectable in an old glass factory. They also have a café serving specialty coffee and good food. Consider this one more of a dream come true.

When: Open every day
Where: 3 Mackey Street, North Geelong, VIC, 3215
For more info, click here.

Ivanhoe Makers Market

The most priceless finds are the ones made by artisans and craftspeople from the local community. Primarily an indoor market with a number of outdoor stalls, you’ll find fine textiles, ceramics, jewellery, mosaics, wood craft, cards, soaps and candles and more. They’re also looking at introducing Devonshire tea and scones, but for now, a sausage sizzle and a baked goodie will have to do. Hey, who's complaining?

When: 10am – 3pm, July 15
Where: Livinstone Community Centre, 1 Livingstone Steet, Ivanhoe, VIC, 3079
For more info, click here.

Product Markets

MELBOURNE FARMERS 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.

QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

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 information, click here
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BRUNSWICK MARKET

Tucked away just off Sydney Road you’ll find the quaint lil Brunswick Market. With fresh produce among other things to buy, you’ll be asking yourself why you never visited before. Just don’t get stuck behind those Sydney Rd trams, you’ll be there for weeks.

When: 6am – 6pm every day
Where: 655 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
For more info, click here.

Turns out you're not really the market-goer type? We've got 8 things for you to do outside of Melbourne this winter.

Image credit: Winter Night Market

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