It’s that time of the month again, where we encourage you to soak up all the atmosphere of the vivid, colourful bustling array of stalls of Melbourne’s best markets. There’s truly no better feeling than strolling around and scoring a great bargain while sampling savoury or sticky sweet treats.
So whether you’re in a hurry or looking to cruise around, here is a list of the best Melbourne markets to visit this February.
Queen Vic Night Market
It’s still summer, which means there’s still time to enjoy all that Queen Vic Night Market goodness without chattering teeth and fifty scarves wrapped around your neck. Free tunes, entertainment, vintage shopping and plenty of food stalls—you know what to do.
Where: Queen Victoria Market
When: Wednesdays, 5–10pm
Camberwell Sunday Market
A true classic in the realm of markets, the Camberwell Sunday Market is a definite favourite. We recommend getting down there early to sift through the really good stuff in terms of vintage, modern delights and all the other little, hidden treasures in between. You’re definitely bound to score a killer bargain.
Where: Market Place, Camberwell
When: Every Sunday from 6:00am - 12:30pm
Arts Centre Sunday Market
Every Sunday, between 10–4pm, the Arts Centre Melbourne’s front lawn transforms into a sanctuary of unique, handcrafted art and craft treats. A classic Melbourne gem.
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn
When: Sundays, 10am–4pm
Rose Street Artists’ Market
Celebrating 15 years of all things handmade, the Rose Street Artists’ Market is an art and design market dream. Offering everything from jewellery and homewares to scrumptious treats, there’s a high chance you’re not going to leave empty-handed.
Where: 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 10am–5pm
St Kilda Esplanade Market
Venture to the St Kilda Esplanade for a seaside adventure filled with arts, crafts, giftwares and homewares. There’s plenty of food to keep you going while you soak up all that precious vitamin D. Just make sure to check the weather before going.
Where: St Kilda Esplanade
When: Every Sunday, from 10am – 5pm
St Kilda Twilight Market
Definitely one of the more aesthetic markets, the St Kilda Twilight Market is in full swing for another season of handmade goods, fresh produce and delicious street food. Palm trees, Luna Park, and snacks: what more could you ask for?
Where: O’Donnell Gardens, St Kilda
When: 7th and 14th February, 5–10pm
Carlton Farmers Market
Drop by for some inner city bliss at Carlton Farmers Market. On the first and third Saturday of every month, the marker features an abundance of little market stalls all selling fresh produce and other yummy treats.
When: 2 and 16 February, 8am - 1pm
Where: Carlton North Primary School
Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market
The Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market has been stocking Victoria’s freshest produce for over 14 years, directly supporting primary producers from all over the state. Whether it’s fruit, pasta, honey, confectionary, or whatever else you can think of, you can be sure to find it at this market.
Where: Peanut Farm Reserve, St Kilda
When: First Saturday of every month, 8:30am – 1pm
Vegan Market of Melbourne
There’s no shortage of local suppliers and producers at the monthly Vegan Market in Abbotsford. Feast on all things vegan and really get in the spirit of veganism, whether you practice it or not.
When: First Saturday of every month from 9 am - 3 pm
Where: Abbotsford Convent - 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford.
Mulgrave Farmers Market
Mulgrave Market brings fresh produce to your backyard offering producers the opportunity to sell directly to their customers. Every Sunday—rain, hail or shine—the market brings together primary producers from all over the region. You‘ll hardly have to step foot in a supermarket again.
When: On the 4th Sunday of every month (8 am - 1 pm)
Where: Corner Jacksons & Wellington Roads Mulgrave.
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 the semester, 10.30am–2.30pm
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