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All Of The Markets You Need To Go To In May

By Melanie Host - 03 May 2017

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With Mothers’ Day around the corner, you won’t want to miss any of the special offers buzzing around the Melbourne market scene. We’ve made your gift-hunting errand easy with our roundup of all the must-see markets this May. So get shoppin’ (and take mum along with you). 

Night Markets

BATMAN AUTUMN NIGHT MARKET

Like Sydney’s Everleigh Market, Batman Market is THE perfect glimpse into an Australian weekend lifestyle. This is where you go for the best of Melbourne’s food, fresh produce and unique local products. Getting there is also super convenient, as it’s located right next to Batman Railway Station. Plus, TGIF Drinks & Food at Miss Gaffney every Friday 5-9pm!

Where: 14–22 Gaffney St, Coburg
When: Saturdays 6 & 28 May, 4–9pm
For more information, click 
here.

FOOTSCRAY SAIGON NIGHT MARKET

It’s a gathering of the best culture, entertainment and mouth-watering food that Footscray has to offer. Be sure to leave yourself time to graze on amazing street food and put your best voice forward at the karaoke. Or just sit back, relax and catch some sweet live performances.

Where: 5 Leeds Street, Seddon
When: Friday 12 May, 4pm–11pm
For more information, click here.

FEEL GOOD ETHICAL MOTHER’S DAY MARKET

The inaugural Feel Good Ethical Market has arrived! With a range of ethical market stalls, food as well as live music, it's the perfect M-Day prezzie. Plus it supports mums in need through local charity, St. Kilda Mums.

Where: 61 Main Street, Diamond Creek
When: Friday 5 May, 5pm–9pm
For more information, click
here.

Lifestyle Markets

A WORLD OF PURE IMAGINATION

Indulge your senses in a whimsical garden of fantasy, along with Melbourne’s best designers, creators & food makers. Sway along with the live band at this carefully curated boutique Makers’ Market on Collins Place. No two markets are the same (they like to give new and seasoned designers the opportunity to showcase their products) so you’ll always find something new.

Where: Collins Place
When: Friday 12 May, 10am–6pm
For more information, click
here.

BIG VEGAN MARKET

Ring up all your animal-loving friends, ‘cause The Big Vegan Market is here. This market’s so good they’ve outgrown their original venue, taking on the huge and historic Royal Exhibition Building. With over 60 stalls of vegan food, drinks, fashion, make-up, craft and skincare, you won't want to miss it.

Where: Royal Exhibition Building
When: Saturday 13 May, 10am–6pm
For more information, click
here.

ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MARKET

Down the road from Flinders, and set against the backdrop of Melbourne’s buzzing arts precinct, you’ll find a buzzing marketplace of one-of-a-kind goodies, freshly made delicacies, fashion and homewares for all your artsy fartsy needs.

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

MARKIT + BAKE SALE

Don’t miss this one-day shopping extravaganza—it’s only held twice a year. Now back for the 8th time, Markit has become a key event on the Melburnian calendar, a place where you get to peruse 86 design stalls showcasing the work of the country’s most talented ceramicists, jewellers, fashion designers, illustrators and more. This time, they have SIX new bake sale stalls, including Black Star Pastry, Sensory Lab Coffee, and All Day Donuts.

Where: Federation Square
When: Sunday 7 May, 10am – 5pm
For more information, click
here.

FED SQUARE BOOK MARKET

Bookworms and bibliophiles file in! It’s the city’s largest weekly book market, where you can immerse yourself in 5,000 new and pre-loved titles from any genre. Plus, you’ll get to catch the live buskers hanging around.

Where: Federation Square
When: Saturdays, 11am – 5pm
For more information, click
here.

THE ROSE STREET ARTISTS’ MARKET

Keep your weekends free for one-off wonders and all things handmade. Rose St is the go-to market for the creative types and emerging artists, plus there's usually the promise of treats and cool beats. Early risers can head to The Young Bloods Diner and rooftop bar that opens at 7am.

Where: 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 11am–5pm
For more information, click 
here.

MAKERS’ HEIDE MARKET

Once a month, we get to enjoy the lovechild of two well loved Melbourne institutions - Heide Museum of Modern Art and The Rose St. Artists' Market. You'll find an eclectic mix of art, design and handcrafted gems, all skillfully crafted by a talented bunch of handpicked stallholders. Plan your visit and get inspired.

Where: Heide Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Park, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen
When: Saturday 13 May, 9am–2pm
For more information, click 
here.

GLEN EIRA MARKET

This bustling indoor market brings punters a selection of products ranging from bric-a-brac to antique furniture, art and craft through to local produce. You’ll never run out of beautiful stuff to buy, with vendors changing all the time. It’s the perfect weekend browse.

Where: Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Hawthorn Road and Glen Eira Road, Caulfield 
When: Saturday 20 May, 10am–4pm
For more information, click here.

Produce Markets

PRAHRAN MARKET

OMG the Wicked Chocolate Festival is on this Sunday! Sweet tooths be there and beware, ‘cause you’re sure to be on a dangerous sugar high for the rest of the day. The market's also running regular opening hours if you’re after organic produce, sustainable seafood and free-range meats. Bonus: The kids will love meeting the baby animals from Peninsula Animal Farm every Tuesday during your weekly grocery shop.

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

MELBOURNE FARMERS MARKETS

A popular choice for farm fresh produce, where you can get real food straight from Victoria’s farmers. You can find these in several spots all over the city. 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, 10.30am–2.30pm

For more information, click here.

QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

Hands down, the MOST talked about market in the south (the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, might I add), and it’s jam-packed with fresh food, handmade goods, unique apparel and the ever famous HOT JAM DONUTS!

Where: Corner of Victoria & Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
For more information, click 
here.

DANDENONG MARKET

This haven for bargain hunters and food lovers offers a taste for every season and a treasure in every stall. You can source everything from your standard meat and veg to incredible bakeries, delis, clothing stalls and heaps more. Pro tip: This 14 May, there’s a free pamper zone from 11am – 2pm in Market Square, just for mums. We’re talking FREE massages, henna hand painting, face painting, hair makeovers and chocolate!

Where: Clow Street, Dandenong
When: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7am–4pm, Fridays, 7am–5pm, Sundays, 10am–3pm
For more information, click 
here.

HANK MARVIN MARKET

Attention southside foodies! Come armed with your hungry tummies and starve no more, cause there’s nothing but bangin’ street food, top notch fresh produce and fine foods here at Hank Marvin.

Where: Alma Park East
When: Saturdays, 9am–3pm
For more information, click 
here.

GLEADELL STREET MARKET

Experience the Richmond local tradition every Saturday, where Gleadell Street transforms into a vibrant food market that’ll have you stopping every five seconds for the fresh pastries, seasonal fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers and more.

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

After scoring the perfect gift, head down to one of these tea places that are a shoo-in to please mum!

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