Markets & Food Events

15 Awesome Melbourne Markets To Check Out In July

By Allira Sher - 03 Jul 2018

footscray finds market

We’re deep into winter now, guys. But that doesn’t mean Melbourne huddles 'round a heater and waits for the sun to reappear. Rug yourselves up and chuck on some gumboots (we suggest an umbrella as well) because we’ve found some seriously cool markets happening this month. Farmers produce, arts and craft, you name it. 

Here are 15 awesome markets to check out in July. 

Madame Brussels European Night Market

Rug up after work and head out to Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market this month. Think fresh hot mulled wine, spiced rum hot chocolates, melted raclette from Frencheese, German sausages from Barvarian Bangers, and hot candied nuts from Choo La La. There'll be live music and the opportunity to update your winter wardrobe with scarves, beanies and gloves from Melbourne retailer, Spoilt.

Where: Madame Brussels Lane
When: Fridays, July 6—July 27, 5pm—9pm
For more info, click here

Footscray Finds

Footscray Finds is back! If you’re looking for a quirky market out West, we’ve got just the thing. It’s called Footscray Finds, and it’s pretty damn cool. The stalls open monthly and there's vintage clothing, locally designed and made homewares, locally grown produce and some sick vinyl records. Grab a coff and a bite to eat from the surrounding food trucks and enjoy some live music. Sounds like a pretty fab Sunday to us!

Where: 2 Yewers Street, Footscray
When: Sunday July 8, 9am
For more info, click here

Boho Luxe Market

Don’t want to get out of bed on a Sunday? Dreaming of a city escape? What if we told you that there’s a festival that gives you a chance to plan your next glamping escape? Because there is. And it’s on Sunday 8 July. It’s the Boho Luxe market. And it showcases Australia’s bohemian creatives in fashion, jewellery, homewares and everything in between as well. Get up!

Where: Federation Square
When: Sunday July 8, 10am—5pm
For more info, click here

Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers is returning to the Royal Exhibition Building for three days this month, and we couldn’t be more psyched. It's Australia's longest-running design and art fair: a chance for local makers from Melbourne and talented favourites from around the country to showcase their products and designs. There are dedicated food and drink stalls and the chance to chat with designers. Personally, we recommend checking out our Aussie creatives whilst hoeing into a falafel from Far Out Falafels, finished off with a sweet treat from Cookie Doh Co.

Where: The Royal Exhibition Centre
When: July 13—15, 12pm—9pm
For more info, click here

Kensington Market

The Kensington Market is all about celebrating local designer talent in Kensington and Flemington, plus the surrounding 'burbs. This boutique market is defs a place for the whole fam, with 70 specialty stalls and heaps of activities, including a petting zoo *cue weird animal obsession reactions*. Treat yourself to some homemade coffees and delicious food, as well as retro antiques and vintage designer fashion.

Where: Kensington Town Hall
When: Sunday July 15 from 10am—3pm.
For more info, click here

Melbourne Central Star Festival

Chuck this one in your diary. For two nights only, Melbourne Central will be transforming into a twinkly starry heaven with the Star Festival. Prepare to spam everyone’s insta feeds with pics of star-themed food and fashion. There'll also be a pop-up star-themed marketplace! 

Where: Melbourne Central
When: July 19—20, 5pm—9pm.
For more info, click here

New To You Pre-Loved Clothing Market

Needing to update your wardrobe but no too keen on spending your low (as hell) funds? We’ve got you covered. Presenting New To You: Melbourne’s new women’s pre-loved clothing market. Get your hands on some stylish second-hand numbers with over 60 stalls of contemporary, vintage and designer fashion. Bargain!

Where: 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
When: Sunday July 29, 10am—4pm
For more info, click here

Rose Street Artists’ Market

You’ll find some of Melbourne’s best art and design talent at the Rose Street Artists’ Market. With up to 120 creatives on show, you can expect plenty of unique gems and one-off wonders that you won’t get your hands on anywhere else. Weave your way through this seriously cute marketplace and enjoy homemade foods, quirky furniture design and handmade fashion. Should be on every Melbournian's market bucket list.

Where: 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 11am—5pm
For more info, click here

The District Makers Market

Grab your fam or significant other and take a walk through the creative and colourful market stalls at the District Market. You’ll find handmade and locally produced goods including art, craft, jewellery, homewares, gifts and artisanal produce. Indulge in yummy treats and get involved in workshops by the Docklands Art Collective pop-ups. It's not often we get the urge to hit up Docklands, but this is one of those times. 

Where: The District, Docklands
When: Every Sunday until August 26, 11am—4pm
For more info, click here

Family Funday At Queen Vic Market

Get down to Family Funday at Queen Vic Market this month to enjoy a day of jam-packed fun with lots of activities. Think stilt walkers, bubbles, painting, live music, an animal farm with lots of cuddly little friends, fairy floss and more. We suggest checking out the Boutique Winter Marketplace while you’re there as well. Two birds with one stone… we think yes.

Where: Queen Vic Market
When: Every Sunday until July 29, 9am—4pm
For more info, click here

Arts Centre Sunday Market

Looks like art Centre Melb isn’t only fab for the odd show and a meal. Every Sunday the grounds of this buzzing arts precinct transforms into a regional craft market. Enjoy the beautiful backdrop that is Southbank whilst you shop for silk scarves, jewellery, leather wallets and many other goodies.

Where: Arts Centre Melbourne
When: Sunday’s, 12pm—3pm
For more info, click here

Farmers Market At The University of Melbourne

Melb uni is home to a weekly Farmers Market every Wednesday during the semester. It's in the middle of campus: a big collection of Victorian producers, little stalls and seasonal produce. You can get your hot little hands on lots of fresh goodies including fruit, vegetables, artisan breads, bagels, cheese, eggs, mussels, meat and fresh juice. We recommend grabbing lunch at the Italian fresh pasta stall…many carbs but zero regrets.

Where: The University of Melbourne, Parkdale Campus
When: Wednesday’s until November 14
For more info, click here

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Image credit: Anthony Strong

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