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 After welcoming more than 20,000 visitors in 2018, The European Night Market returns to Madame Brussels Lane every Friday night this July with a 30% bigger footprint, more stalls than ever before, and neon-drenched entertainment.  Running every Friday 5pm – 10pm, the Euro disco inspired market will stamp your culinary passport with bites from Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey and Greece, as well as looping performances from Tanya George and retro beats by Fleiss. Dating back to 1853, the infamous Oddfellows Hotel will reopen its doors for four weeks only to peddle custom-made Hot Toddies and Mulled Wine.  Taste buds will be transported to Europe’s hotspots – a stop to Italy with Café Babbo’s Nutella-stuffed doughnuts, crisp pastries from Eat Cannoli, panzerotti from Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia and delicious riffs on the classics from Tiramisu Lift Me Up. Sweet French favourites will be served up by Pop Up Crepe, The Brulee Cart, and Degani, while Frencheese will sling bowls of oozing, melted raclette. The Eurotrip continues with German sausages smothered in cheese, sauerkraut …


Calling all shopping addicts! On Wednesday 20 March 2019, Highpoint Shopping Centre will host its highly anticipated March Shopping Day, from 9am to 10pm. An opportunity to refresh last year’s winter wardrobe, shoppers can indulge in over 250 discounts and offers from leading retailers including Mecca Maxima, Country Road, Kookai, Gorman, UNIQLO, Seed and Nike plus many, many more. To reward savvy shoppers, Highpoint has created HIGHPOINT CALLING: two quirky and colourful rewards rooms filled with over $10,000 worth of prizes to be won. Shoppers can prepare to enter: • You’ve Got Mail: the first rewards room, introducing snail mail to millennials. Vintage mail boxes will adorn bright orange walls, with postcards and generous Highpoint gift cards locked inside. Shoppers who spend over $200 in centre will be granted entry and handed a key to unlock the matching box; the contents is theirs to keep! • Call Waiting: the second rewards room, restoring the traditional phone booth. Retro corded phones will attach to candy pink walls, and the sound of ringing will bounce off the panels. Shoppers who spend over $400 in centre can peak …

Vic Market’s 140-year celebrations

The 140 Years Street Party on Sunday 29 April 2018 will be a highlight of the year-round celebrations. From 10am–4pm, Melburnians can celebrate everything they love about the Vic Market with a buzzing line-up of food vendors, free kid’s activities and live entertainment. The Vic Market’s Queen Street will come alive with popular children’s entertainment act, The Mik Maks performing on the main stage with ‘Drums the Panda’. Fun will continue for the whole family with a silent disco, flamenco dance performances, stilt walkers, mime characters, face painters, balloon artists and a magician roving the market. Street party-goers will be able to indulge in some of the best street food Melbourne has to offer with both Day and Night Market traders getting in on the birthday celebrations. Participating food vendors include: Drums Café: authentic, gluten-free curries from India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia; Taki’s Balls: hot Greek doughnut balls with your choice of topping: Nutella, salted caramel, cinnamon, or all of the above! George the Fishmonger: fresh market seafood from a Vic Market legend! Gozleme Turkish …

Big Design Market

Australia’s much-loved and original design market, The  Big Design Market,  returns to Federation Square this December. The Melbourne Design Market The market will bring together the best of independent Australian and international design for 3 huge days of Christmas shopping! Discover a stellar line-up of over 230 stallholders across homewares, textiles, fashion, furniture, lighting, stationery, lifestyle & kids products. To keep you hydrated while shopping there’ll also be a cocktail bar with locally made drinks from Merricks General Wine Store, Sofi Spritz, Starward Whiskey plus specialty teas from Love Tea. As always, there’ll also be delicious food stalls from some of Melbourne’s finest including Earl Canteen, Misschu, Taco Truck and Beatbox Kitchen; craft beer from Moo Brew and Faire Ferments; coffee from Sensory Lab; and sweet treats from Gelato Messina, All Day Donuts and LuxBite. When: 2 December – 4 December Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton Visit the website here.

Connoisseur Food and Design Weekend

This November, Broadsheet are joining forces with ice cream aficionados, Connoisseur for a one-off weekend food and design market. Make your way to this Brooklyn inspired market  and indulge in food from Melbourne’s favourite Brooklyn-inspired restaurants (Bowery to Williamsburg, 5 and Dime Bagel, Nieuw Amsterdam, Shawcross Pizza) and  ice-cream flavours from New York ice-cream lords OddFellows – who have recently collaborated with Connoisseur to serving variations of their world-famous ice-cream sandwiches. All icecream sandwiches will be made with biscuits from Tuck Shop Take Away and flavours include Bed Stuy: peanut butter & pretzel with sweet cream, Coney Island: golden syrup with a butter swirl and corn nuts, Flatbush: chocolate brownie with chocolate custard, and Williamsburg:matcha green tea with white chocolate waffle cone. In true flea market fashion, there’ll also be a range of stalls where you can pick up beautiful crafted homewares and accessories from some of the best local designers such as  Arro Home , Alchemy Produx,  Cool Cactus Co,  Kitiya Palaskas,  Emily Green, plus more. The market even caters from pooches – pick up artisan dog collars from the fashionable Nice Digs. When: November 19 – November 20 …

Summer Night Markets

The Summer Night Market (SNM) are bringing the fun back to your Wednesday nights. An annual summer favourite, the SNM brings an array of great seasonal food and entertainment offerings including unique food options, deliciously refreshing drinks and a buzzing summer atmosphere to enjoy the various live music on offer. Kicking off on Wednesday 16 November with a disco funk theme, each week will bring a different theme and free music with roving entertainment.  Included in the line up for summer are That Gold Street Band, a funk and soul party band from Melbourne, The Everymen, a combo of Piano and Drums blended throughout a bottomed blues vibe and James Kenyon who threads narrative through music to re-tell Australian stories. Make sure you come hungry as there will be plenty of stalls to tempt  your grumbling belly. The Trapizzino direct from Rome by 400 Gradi  will be making it’s debut appearance or if african flavours are more to your taste, you’ll want to order The Moroccan Kitchen by MJR Tom. To quench your thirst, you can order Strawberries and cream in the Pimm’s …

Night Noodle Markets

It’s that time of the year again. A favourite on all foodies calendar, the Night Noodle Markets! From November 10-27 for 18 glorious nights of Good Food Month, Melbourne’s idyllic, much loved Birrarung Marr will be transformed into an Asian hawker-style market where you can dine on all sorts of spicy, sweet and sour asian dishes along with thirst quenching drinks. Complete with more than 30 food stalls, a record 56 stalls three bars plus nightly entertainment, this year is set to be bigger and better than ever before.  There’ll be all the usual favourites like Longrain, Chin Chin, Wonderbao, Red Spice Road, as well as desserts from Gelato Messina and Black Star Pastry x N2 Extreme Gelato. Joining the list this year will be new stalls from Aunty Franklee, Ok-Nomi, plus more. When: November 10 – November 27; Mon-Tue 5-9pm, Wed-Thur 5-10pm, Fri 5-11pm, Sat 4-10pm, Sun 4-9pm. Where: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne Visit the Night Noodle Markets website here. 

Finders Keepers Market

With Christmas drawing nearer and nearer, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be buying for presents before the mad rush in December. And if you’re in need of fresh ideas then the old socks and tie trick, then Finders Keepers Market is your answer. Set over 3 days, the design market will feature the work of independent makers from across Australia.  Founded in 2008, the Finders Keepers has now grown to be Australia’s leading design market. With events now held bi-annually in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and now annually in Adelaide, the market promotes and supports over 1200 sellers each year. In case you need another reason to check it out, there’ll also be food trucks, live music and of course a fun community spirit all under one awesome roof! When: October 14 – 16 Where: The Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC Visit The Finders Keepers website.     

St Kilda Markets

St Kilda Esplanade Market

An institution in St Kilda since 1970, the Sunday market by the beach these days attracts well over 100 local artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs each Sunday to the area. Delve into a treasure trove of handmade fashion, candles and beautiful unique pieces of jewelry. Delight in original paintings, gorgeous bespoke homewares, delicious treats and gift ideas. Stallholders at the St Kilda Esplanade Market are renowned for having a direct hand in crafting the products they sell.  Enjoy a chat with a local about their offering and within minutes you’ll sense the amount of love, passion and pride they put into their work. Take home some unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for your friends, family or even yourself – just in time for Christmas. New stall holders are added regularly, so you’ll always find something fresh. You can’t miss this market, just look for the rows of marquees lined all along the Upper Esplanade at St Kilda, head to Luna Park, and you’ll find the start of the market – between Fitzroy Street and Acland Street, easily accessed …

Finders Keepers

The Finders Keepers Market

Etsy lovers, your favourite arts and craft market returns to Melbourne this July. The Finders Keepers Market will take over the Royal Exhibition Building for a massive three day event, featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls in the world. Since launching in 2008, the markets now promotes and supports over 1200 sellers each year. Expect to find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia. Once you’re all shopped out, stick around for the good food and live music, and make a day of it! When: July 22 – July 24 Where: Royal Exhibition Building Visit The Finders Keepers website.