Markets & Food Events

12 Markets To Hit Up In Melbourne This April

By Gen Phelan - 02 Apr 2018


Get ready to drool over hot jam doughnuts and vintage denim after a weekender bender of market hopping. As usual there's market pandemonium in Melbourne this month, probably because we're about to enter a world of eternal darkness and rain. 

Proceed at risk of self-inflicted bankruptcy and a severely good time. Here are some of the best markets to check out in April. 

School Holidays At The Queen Vic Market

Wrangle the troops. Queen Vic Market is where you can let other people wear your kids out this holidays (no more boredom and ‘MUUUUUUM’-ing). There’s heaps of arts and crafts on the agenda, and even big kids can rejoice at the sight of glitter glue.

Where: Queen Victoria Market
When: Sunday 1 April - Thursday 12 April, times vary
For more info, click 

Red Hill Community Market

It’s dubbed one of the most popular markets in Vic, with over 300 vendors selling fresh, home-grown produce. You’ve got lush scenery, an escape from the hustle and bustle, and good people getting good food into your basket. Winery hopping sesh post-perusal? Now that’s how you Saturday.

Where: Arthur's Seat Road, Red Hill
When: The first Saturday of every month until the end of May, 8am-1pm
For more info, click 

Rose Street Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, Rose Street Market features this city’s most dazzling movers and shakers breaking into the design scene. There's homemade wares galore, top notch nosh and even a bloody rooftop bar. Uh, woah.

Where: 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy
When: Saturday 7 April, 11am – 5pm
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Casey Urban Makers Market

Handmade and handcrafted goods galore at this market in Casey. A beautiful indoor market to while away the hours on your cruisy Saturday, this one will satisfy all your beauty, lifestyle and fashion desires. And free music performances to boot.

Where: Casey Stadium, 65 Berwick-cranbourne rd
When: Saturday 7 April, 10am- 3pm
For more info, click here.

Vegan Market of Melbourne

Vegans, it’d be sinful not to get down to this cruelty-free mega-market. Formerly coined the Vegan Mini Market, this bad boy has expanded in all of its vegan food and fash glory to bring you a larger spree of morally-conscious curated stalls. Hit it hard.  

Where: 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
When: Saturday 7 April, 9am – 3pm
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Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Small market stalls, big dreams. This market fanfare in Belgrave will see deluges of coffee, live music, bouncy castles (score) and even a FREE hot yoga class at 11:30 for all you flexi folks. Meet you on that castle. Not kidding.

Where: Reynolds Ln, Belgrave
When: Sunday 8 April, 9am-2pm
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Mornington Racecourse Market

Any excuse for a peninsula road trip, right? You’ll end up knees-deep in an eclectic range of bling, garbs and homewares at the Mornington Racecourse Market. We’re especially excited to raid through all of the pastel sartorial goodness from Sarah Alyce Designs.

Where: Racecourse Road, Mornington
When: Sunday 8 April, 9am – 2pm

For more info, click here.

Footscray Finds

For our vintage obsessed city-dwellers, this is a reason to par-tay. There’s a combo of stalls and car boots brimming with thrifting potential. On the gastronomy front, expect food and drink from Biggie Smalls, Cobb Lane, Brew Sisters, Oscar's Vintage Coffee Van, Boho Blends and the Copper Pot.

Where: Footscray Library Car Park, 56 Paisley St, Footscray
When: Sunday 15 April (3rd Sunday of every month), 8am-1pm
For more info, click here.


‘Mark Markit in your diary right now, Mark,’ is what you’ll be saying ahead of Mother’s Day next month. Now in its 9th year, this market palooza is all about dinky ceramics, incredible fashurn and some of Melbourne's best food and coffee from Q Le Baker, Coffee Supreme, Mörk Chocolate, Candied Bakery, All Day Donuts and 5 & Dime Bagels. Delish.

Where: Fed Square
When: Sunday 22 April, 10am-5pm
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Camberwell Sunday Market

Trash and treasure. It’s the kind of alliteration that Sundays were made for. Have a lazy morning, spend two hours patting your dog, then saunter on over to the classic Camberwell Sunday Market to sieve through some golden nuggs of pre-loved, vintage goodies. Oh, and there’s HOT JAM DOUGHNUTS. Maybe make that saunter a sprint.

Where: Market Place, Camberwell
When: Every Sunday, 6:30am-12:30am
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Prahran Market

If you’re after organic produce, sustainable seafood and free-range meats, crack out your hessian bags and hit the Prahran Market running. Open five days a week, you won’t need to go anywhere else for your weekly fresh food shop.  Pro tip: stop in at Maker & Monger for their ridiculous All American grilled cheese. 

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

Docklands Sunday Market

Fresh churros are just one of the wonders you’ll encounter at the Docklands Sunday Market. Boasting truckloads of beauty products, clothing, food and crafts, it’s the ideal way to serenade our city on a Sunday. Come via yacht for extra fun.

Where: NewQuay Promenade, Docklands
When: Sundays, 10am–5pm
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Image credit: Footscray Finds 

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