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All Of The Melbourne Markets You Need To Visit This February

By Pippa Knight - 01 Feb 2018

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Market season isn't over yet, guys, and February's looking like a doozy. A bit of this, a bit of that, some out West, others popping up eastside. There's a perfect market for everyone. 

Maybe a little boho luxe shopping? A few bottles of artisanal olive oil? Perhaps a few new zines for the collection. There's a heap of markets to check out in Melbourne this February, so let's get cracking. Clear your diaries, people.  

Cremorne Pop-Up Market

They’re breaking in the new Cubes3121 event space on Church St this week with an epic pop-up market. There’s gonna be local winemakers and foodie brands like boutique brands Rodan & Fields, Charlie Screen, Grace & James and Philippa’s Bakery. They’re also running a #checkinforcharity campaign—$5 will go to BeyondBlue for every person that checks in between 3pm-6pm.

Where: 534 Church St Cremorne
When: 3pm-6pm, Thursday 1 February
For more info, click here.

Boho Luxe Market And Glamping Festival

For a tiny $2 entry, you get a huge selection of 250 stalls, including food trucks, live music and workshops. With full vegan selections and a kombi display, it's both boho and luxe AF in equal measure. PS. there's a glamping display this year too. 

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton.
When: Friday February 2, 6 – 10pm. Saturday February 3, 10-8pm. Sunday February 4, 10-3pm.
For more info, click here.

Carlton Farmer's Market

Come and support the little guys by getting your produce from hard-working farmers. Care about the environment? Gold star for you. Buying local produce has so many benefits for us all. So, let’s save the world, one carrot at a time. Oh, and BYO bag.

Where: Carlton North Primary School, Ogrady St and Canning Street, Carlton North.
When: Saturday February 3, 8am-1pm.
For more info, click here.

Red Hill Community Market

With up to 300 stalls, this guy is quite the competitor for the first-Saturday-of-the-month-market-slot. Set out in the picturesque Red Hill, this craft market is quite the show stealer. Make sure you drop by Johnny Ripe for a cheeky apple pie on the way...

Where: 266 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill.
When: Saturday February 3, 8am-1pm.
For more info, click here.

Elwood Community Market

Oh, would you look at that, a nice little eclectic mix of over 100 stalls, all offering something a little bit different. Home baked treats? Animal farm? Barista-made coffee? Not a bad start to the weekend, ey? Gotta love a small-time primary school market. 

Where: Elwood Primary School, Scott Street, Elwood.
When: Saturday February 3, 9am-1pm.
For more info, click here.

The Creators' Market 

Wine + market equals one killer weekend roadtrip. For the third year in a row, Terindah Estate is hosting The Creators Market, split across two levels (including Terindah's lower wine cellar). The winery will be open for business as usual, but there'll also be Australian designers, handmade and homemade goods, foodie treats, lifestyle boutiques, fashion and homewares galore.

Where: Terindah Estate, 90 McAdams Ln, Bellarine
When:
10am, Sunday 4 February
For more info, click here

Black Rock House Community Market

Would you like a side of history with your shopping? The Black Rock House Community Market is held in conjunction with free guided tours at the Black Rock House (we hear it’s quite old, and that makes it special). They'll be offering up scrumptious food, coffee and handmade goodies galore. 

Where: Black Rock House, 34 Ebden Ave, Black Rock.
When: Sunday, February 4, 12-4pm.
For more info, click here.

Collins Place Design Market

Designers, creators and food makers—oh my! They all join forces this month, making divine and diverse one of a kind somethings for you and your loved ones. Friday arvo calls for a bev at the pop-up bar, plus kicking back with some live tunes. Your boss will understand. 

Where: Collins Place, 45 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000
When: Friday February 9, 10am – 6pm.
For more info, click here.

Heide Makers Market

A perfect location for makers to sell their goods has not been found. Set amongst the beautiful surrounds of Heide Museum of Modern Art and sculpture park, this market holds the best mix of art, design and handcrafted goods. Don't forget to Insta the sh*t out of it. 

Where: Heide Museum of Modern Art – Sculpture Park, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen.
When: Saturday February 10, 10am-3pm.
For more info, click here.

Festival Of The Photocopier 

It's back, baby! The city's biggest Zine fair is taking over the Town Hall, proudly presented by The Stick Institute. If you don't know what a Zine is, consider this your crash course. Everyone who's anyone in the world of tiny, independent publishers will be there. And entry is 100% free!

Where: Melbourne Town Hall
When: Sunday 11 February, 12pm-5pm
For more info, click here

The Fitzroy Market

This one is a true local fave. Even if you’re not from Fitzroy, it’s worth the little trip to the other side of the city for this one. Don’t you worry—there are new, vintage, handmade, food and lots of other fun stuff. Yes, yes, even fairy floss. Gosh, stop asking.

Where: Fitzroy Primary School,
When: Saturday February 17, 10am-3pm
For more info, click here.

Boneo Community Market

Making laps around a huge oval is easier these days because there isn’t a grumpy gym teacher yelling at you (not to mention all the market treats along the way). Head down to the Boneo oval this month and check out the market stalls, live music and fresh produce. Poffertjes anyone?

Where: Cnr Limestone Rd and Boneo Rd, Boneo.
When: Saturday February 17, 8am-12pm
For more info, click here.

Kensington Market

With over 70 specialty stalls, this market was designed to bring together people and celebrate Kensington's epic community spirit. This handmade market is run by passionate volunteers who would love to see you drop by on a relaxed Sunday morning. Isn’t that nice?

Where: Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair St, Kensington.
When: Sunday February 18, 10am – 3pm
For more info, click here.

The Rose Street Market

What’s better than machine-made? That’s right, handmade. Handmade gems of goody goodness. You’ll find ‘em, right ‘ere. The Rose Street Market also has a rooftop bar and a diner these days. Open every weekend, this is definitely got to be on your to-do list.

Where: 60 Rose St, Fitzroy.
When: Saturday and Sunday all February, 11am-5pm
For more info, click here.

Queen Victoria Summer Night Market

Celebrating 20 years in the sun, The Queen Vic Night Market is the best way to get over hump day. There's food, drinks, shopping and live entertainment. And don't forget the world's biggest paella pan. Pimm's Cups come at us!

Where: Queen Victoria Market, Corner Queen St and Therry St, Melbourne.
When: Wednesdays, 5-10pm, all of February
For more info, click here.

Blender Artist Market 

If you haven’t checked this one out yet, it’s on every Friday night throughout summer, taking over The District in Docklands with artists, designers, live music and a food truck park. Not a bad way to knock-off work.

Where: The District, Docklands Drive
When: Every Friday in Feb, from 6pm 
For more info, click here.

While you're day-tripping those Mornington markets, make sure to check out the Peninsula's brand new brewery.

Image credit: Debi Slinger

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