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All Of The Markets You Need To Go To In June

By Amber De Luca-Tao - 02 Jun 2017

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It’s the time of the year where total boredom is looming and it’s way too cold to move. But seriously, you’ve gotta leave the house before your friends have to file a missing person’s report. We could tell you to use your time constructively and get yourself a real job in the mid-year break, but we’re not your parentals. So what can we actually do? We can suggest some of Melbourne’s best markets you need to get around in June. Get on it!

Night 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: June 10
Where: Intersection of Gaffney Street and Sydney Road
For more info, click here.

Queen Vic Winter Night Market

In the before times, the dark times, before the conception of The Queen Vic Winter Night Market, what did Melburnians have to look forward to in the winter? Probs nothing. Well good news, the Queen Vic Winter Night Market is back at it again for the second year running. Along with great food, there will be live music, new fashion and art stalls, and a bunch of special entertainment to keep you busy while you devour delicious plates of goodness. #makeHumpDaygreatagain.

Where: Queen Victoria Market
When: 5pm – 10am, starts 7 June, then runs every Wednesday night
For more info, click here.

Lifestyle Markets

CERES Makers and Flea Market

Think globally, act locally. It’s a motto that’ll hopefully extend our society’s lifespan by a couple of extra centuries, and the thinking behind the CERES Makers and Flea Market. Situated in the CERES Environmental Park in Brunswick East, it’s got a wide range of stalls selling locally handmade, vintage, eco-friendly, upcycled and pre-loved goods. Hard to believe you’ll only a short number of kilometres from the CBD. Oh yeah, we forget to mention, you can even bring your pupper too! Leads are a must.

When: Saturdays, 10am – 3pm
Where: CERES Environment Park, Corner Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East
For more info, click here.

Arts Centre Sunday Market

If you want to feel hella artsy and not v fartsy (okay, maybe just a tiny bit fartsy) this weekend, get down to Melbourne’s buzzing arts precinct. Every Sunday some of Melb’s most talented artisans fill the Arts Centre lawn to showcase their original, handmade goods, including arts and crafts as well as fresh-made delicacies. Gozleme is on the cards.

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

Fed Square Book Market

Every Saturday at Fed Square you can unite with fellow book-lovers from every corner of the earth. You’ll find yourself immersed amongst 5000 new and pre-loved titles from a wide range of genres including literature, history, gardening, travel, arts and kids. It’s Melbourne’s largest weekly book market, need we say more?

When: 11am – 5pm, every Saturday
Where: The Atrium at Fed Square, Corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
For more info, click here.

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 and 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, June 18
Where: Footscray Library
For more info, click here.

The Evelyn Market

We’re all guilty of overbuying fast fashion. Cmon, it’s addictive AF.  Thank God the Evelyn Market is here to help us repent our sins. Its purpose is to encourage the community to participate in sustainable fashion practices, basically buying and selling second-hand or locally produced goods. You’ll find vintage, second-hand clothing and accessories as well as emerging Australian designers. Don’t be afraid of shopping till you drop, there’ll be noms provided too. PSA: Donations of women’s clothing and accessories will also be accepted on behalf of Fitted for Work.

When: 12pm – 5pm,  First Saturday of the month, June 3
Where: 351 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
For more info, click here.

Carlton Rotary Book and Music Fair

There are many, many pre-loved books, vinyl records, CD’s and music DVD’s all looking for a new home. Go on, be a doll, re-home some of them this weekend. Donations to the Rotary Club are always appreciated.

Where: Kathleen Syme Community Centre and Library
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 3 - 4
For more information, click here.

Bairnsdale Makers Market

Bairnsdale Makers Market is a treasure trove of handcrafted, quirky homewares. Basically, the stuff that never makes it to The Design Files. With the East Gippsland Farmers’ Market right next door, consider this killing two birds with one stone. A double market whammy.

Where: Boucher Hall, Corner of Wallace Street and McKean Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875
When: 8.30am – 1pm, Saturday June 3

For more information, click here.

Round She Goes Fashion Market

High fashion, low prices. Bet you didn’t think that was even possible. Well, pinch yourself: with a huge range of high fashion brands including Zimmerman, sass & bide, Cailla, Polo, Kookai and Shakuhachi, Round She Goes is the bargain hunter’s dream come true. 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. Entry is $2.

Where: Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street Coburg, 3056
When: 10am – 3pm Sunday June 4
For more information, click here.

Esplanade Market St Kilda

With the nearby screams of rollercoaster-goers at Luna Park, along with the misty sea breeze, it can only be the St Kilda Esplanade Market. It’s home to over 130 artists and crafty types who create handcrafted gifts and souvenirs. New stalls are always added to the market on the reg. Rug up, she’ll be right.

Where: Upper Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC 3182
When: 10am – 2pm, Every Sunday in winter
For more information, click here.

Computer Markets

A computer market? That’s so noughties. Well, we agree that these may sound super outdated in theory, but these markets are an awesome place to pick up bargains on the latest technology including hardware and software. The market features retailers, wholesalers and importers selling brand new and used computers, laptops, notebooks, computer parts and mobile phone accessories. You can even repair computers and other parts on-site. Consider this the genius bar appointment you never knew you needed.

Where: Bundoora RMIT Netball and Sports Centre, Corner of Mckimmies Road and Plenty Road
When: 10am – 4pm, June 3

Where: Caribbean Park IT Market, Corner Ferntree Gully Road and Stud Road
When: 8.30am – 4.30pm, June 4

Where: Ukraine House, 3 – 11 Russell Street, Essendon
When: 10am – 4pm, June 4
For more information, click here.

Boutique Design Market

Sixty of the best independent up-and-coming designers and makers in fashion, art, homewares, bags, shoes, baby and kids goods and more will front up at the Boutique Design Market. There’s also going to be a vegan food stall (don’t act like you didn’t half expect that), coffee stalls (you defs expected that) and food. $2 entry fee at the door.

Where: Kingston City Hall & Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin 3189
When: 10am – 2pm, June 3
For more information, click here.

Fitzroy Market

Now in its seventh year, Fitzroy Market brings you 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 stones throw to the great restaurants and bars that Fitzroy has to offer, so once you're done at Fitzroy Market you'll be set.

Where: Fitzroy Primary School, Napier Street, Fitzroy
When: 10am - 3pm, June 17

Produce 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.

Truffle Melbourne Festival

Word on the street is that this will be, “the world’s tastiest game of hide and seek”. You’ll find the Truffle Melbourne Festival setting up shop at the Queen Vic Market for this month only. A free weekend snuffling for black gold? Sounds good to us. There’ll be regular live chef demonstrations, truffle testers, take home produce and a whole lot of truffle-related things. Some of the ready-to-eat exhibitors will include That’s Amore Cheese and St Kilda burger bar. A huge line-up of truffles and good free food is not to be missed.

When: June 17-18
Where: Queen Victoria Market
For more info, click here.

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.

Like free stuff? Who doesn't? Here's all the free stuff you should be doing in June in Melbourne. 

Image credit: Queen Vic Market

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