We Perthlings love a good market! Whether it’s to eat, shop, or hunt through other people’s trash for treasures, you can find a good portion of the Perth population at some kind of market throughout the weekend and (aren’t we lucky) sometimes during the week as well!
Perth is home to a bunch of monthly markets, many of which are farmers’ market sporting fresh, local produce at great prices. These are awesome places to while away mornings, enjoying delicious breakfasts and coffee and getting your weekly shop done too. But, we also get to enjoy amazing hawkers markets year round—think international food and treats! April also sees a couple of pop-ups: get ready for vintage hunting, a surge in your sustainable goods collection, and a browse through homemade goods. Forget the mainstream shops—here are all the markets you need to visit in Perth in April!
Inglewood Night Markets | Every Monday Night In April
There’s something about ‘that end’ of Beaufort street—it just keeps getting better and better. There’s no better way to enjoy it than wandering through the Inglewood Night Markets on a slow Monday evening, with tasty eats galore. This really is one of the best food markets in Perth and who wants to cook on a Monday, anyway? P.S. April is the end of the season, so we suggest you get there to avoid sad face!
Mount Hawthorn Hawkers Market | Every Friday Night In April
For the perpetually hungry, you can’t go past a good suburban hawkers market and this might just be the one to satisfy the cravings. The Mount Hawthorn Hawkers Market is set at the beautiful Axford Park, with fairy lights galore and a lot of food to be eaten. With the list of food stalls changing a bit from week to week, there is always something new and delicious to feast on!
Fremantle Markets | Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday In April
The O.G. of Perth food and artisan markets, walking around the Fremantle Markets is a true test in self-control that we hope you all fail. Get the crepes! No, get the curry! Eat all the things, then buy some leather goods and friendship bracelets. P.S. Remember they now have BYO every Friday night and it’s freaking awesome! There’s nothing like selecting your mouth watering eats and enjoying the whole lot with your favourite drop, bought for a reasonable price at the local bottlo’.
Maylands Hawkers Market | 28 April
A classic neighbourhood night market, the Maylands Hawkers Market is bursting at the seams with delicious food, and is home to some great live and local entertainment. Plus, there’s a bloody pop-up bar! The Lyric Lane Pop-Up Bar is open during the night for those wanting to crack a beer with their food (aka everyone).
Perth Markets At Market City | Every Sunday Morning In April
If you’re looking for out and out incredible, head to the Perth Markets early on a Sunday morning to nab yourself way more than just brekky. Browse new and second hand goods (there’s seriously almost everything imaginable) while picking your way through the food stalls. Of course, Market City is a dedicated wholesale fruit and veg market, so you can do your shopping here too!
Perth Home Grown | Every Sunday Morning In April
Hosted in the Murray Street Mall, the Perth Home Grown Markets are the place to fulfil all your sustainable living needs—think speciality baked goods, unique handmade gifts and eco homewares, as well as your fruit and veg, of course!
Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market | 7 April
Art lovers, this annual market is the place to get your hands on original artworks from the country’s best new and emerging Aboriginal artists directly from the artists themselves. They’ve got everything from ceramics and artefacts to textiles and woven items, plus paintings, jewellery and more all set among the Freo Arts Centre’s beautiful Front Garden. Check out the full exhibition while you’re there!
Kalamunda Artisan Market | 7 April
A monthly affair, the Kalamunda Artisan Market is your best chance to meet over 170 of the makers and growers from the Perth Hills region and beyond. Shop your way around a bunch of eclectic goods, and taste your way around the food stalls! Think handmade leather bags, vegan, gluten free and lactose free eats, hand crafted jewellery and artists at work as you watch!
Perth Makers Market | 8 April
If you’re passionate about supporting local, handmade makers, this is the monthly market for you. The Perth Makers Market is more than just a place to buy beautiful goods—it’s a community of people who are dedicated to supporting local artisans and bringing the people of Perth the finest handmade only goods from right here in WA! There’s live music, delicious food and plenty of seating, not to mention pretty sweet views of the Swan River. This month’s market presents over 150 stalls, open artists studios, buskers and the opportunity to jump in on a beginner’s wheel throwing ceramic workshop!
Polka Dot Vintage Market | 21 & 22 April
Forget food for a second; Polka Dot Vintage Market is Perth’s biggest and best pop-up vintage clothing market and it runs for two whole days this month! There are more than 300 stalls, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a bargain or a new piece that you’ll treasure forever. It’s all genuine vintage and retro clothing, plus heaps of accessories, vinyl, collectables and up-cycled wares.
Markets In The Valley At Ugly Duckling Wines | 29 April
Want your market browsing with a side of premium wine tasting? We hear a very loud yes! Head to Markets in the Valley, and taste wines, cheese platters or delicious locally made pies, before making your way around to all the market stalls and picking up some bargains!
Old Perth Road Markets | 29 April
These cruisy markets are what Sunday mornings are made of. With a bunch of dedicated stallholders who come year round, others who are seasonal, and some who pop up every now and then to surprise you, the Old Perth Road Markets are the place to grab all those things you didn’t know you needed. Think beeswax wraps, pet treats, and eco cleaning products, plus a bunch of food and treats, produce and artisanal goods.
Subiaco Farmers Market | Every Saturday Morning In April
Though we still lament the closure of the original Subi markets (RIP), the Subiaco Farmers Markets always was and continues to be a darn good place to spend your Saturday mornings. Grab your breakfast (shakshuka, Mr Drummond’s crumpets, a crepe, a bratwurst or the corn fritters?! We can’t decide!) and a coffee, then do the weekly shop, choosing not only from an array of fresh, fruit and veg, but also from a bunch of delicious and inventive creations—we recommend the smoked tomatoes. Also, if you get there on the right fortnightly rotation, you can eat all the Portuguese Tarts from Tapasman. Did we mention it’s dog friendly? Though keep your pooch on a lead of course!
Kyilla Community Farmers Market | Every Saturday Morning In April
You can practically feel the community spirit seeping into your bones at this beautiful neighbourhood farmers market! The Kyilla Community Farmers Market packs a whole host of fresh produce, direct from the farm to the local community—so you can be sure you’re eating healthy for the week ahead! Plus, enjoy fresh made coffee from a local barista, enjoy a delicious breakfast—perhaps from the community run bacon and egg wrap stall! Oh, and all the proceeds go to the local primary school. Love!
Kalamunda Farmers Market | Every Sunday Morning In April
If you are pretty serious about your fresh produce and like to stock up for the week, there is seriously no better place to do it than at the Kalamunda Farmers Market. If you’re not local, it does take a bit of getting to—but bet your bottom dollar that it’s worth it. There’s brekky eats, coffee, juice and smoothie aplenty, plus a whole host of fresh and local produce for sale at unbelievably good prices. Don’t forget about all the artisanal chutneys, preserves and jams—that’s what life is made of.
Perth City Farm Markets | Every Saturday Morning In April
Dedicated to providing you with the best quality organic, biodyanmic, ethical and sustainable produce from around town, the Perth City Farm Markets are a delightful way to spend your Saturday mornings. Do your shop for the week and then indulge in a lovingly prepared breakfast from the City Farm Cafe—where the food is made with fresh produce from their very own garden!
Growers’ Green Farmers Market | Every Sunday Morning In April
Held at what used to be South Fremantle High School, Growers’ Green is refreshingly spacious as far as farmers’ markets usually go. Get all your goods for the week and chow down on some seriously delicious brekky (we recommend Shak Shuka or The Crepe Cart!) before sprawling out on the mats in the sun and enjoying live, local tunes. You can get basically all your groceries for the week here, too!
Image credit: Maylands Hawkers Markets